I’ve been asked to promote an award, so here goes:
The Elizabeth R. Raphael award is a US $5000 cash prize, awarded biannually to an artist chosen for their work in a particular medium responding to the theme of that year.
More detail from the email;
“Presented in conjunction with a juried exhibition at the Society for Contemporary Craft (SCC), a corresponding catalogue and a feature video on the winning artist, the biennial prize is funded by the daughters of Elizabeth R. Raphael, the founder of SCC and a nationally known figure in the contemporary art scene for several decades.
This year’s prize will be awarded in the category of small metals, on the basis of an entry that addresses the theme of “transformation.” Artists are asked to submit Mac compatible CD with 4 images, CV, support materials and $45 application fee to SCC by June 3, 2011. In addition to the prize-winning artist, a selection of entries will receive honorable mention and will be included in the Founder’s Prize exhibition to be held at SCC from February 3—June 30, 2012.
The selection review committee for the 2011 prize will include guest jurors Bruce W. Pepich, Executive Director and Curator of Collections at the Racine Art Museum; internationally known jeweler Natalya Pinchuk; Alexandra Raphael, enamel artist (UK); Catherine Raphael, metalsmith and storyteller; Margaret Raphael, filmmaker and Kate Lydon, Director of Exhibitions, Society for Contemporary Craft and member of the Board of Governors, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.”
To get hold of the prospectus (which includes the entry form) go here.
Other competitions to keep on your radar are the Itami International Craft Exhibition (this year’s theme – jewellery, due 27th July) and Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2011 (international entries due June 8th.)