We are pleased to announce a call for entries for the 2011 Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize, a $5,000 cash prize plus award. 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 and jewelry, 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. Mail to Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Entry form at contemporarycraft.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.In addition to the prize-winning entry, entries by all of the finalists will be included in the Founder’s Prize exhibition to be held at SCC from February 3undefinedJune 30, 2012.
The selection review committee for the 2011 prize will include guest jurors Bruce W. Pepich, executive director of The Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI; Natalya Pinchuk, internationally know jeweler, Pittsburgh, PA; Alexandra Raphael, enamel artist, London, England; Catherine Raphael, metalsmith and storyteller, Pittsburgh, PA; Margaret Raphael, filmmaker, Hunker, PA; and Kate Lydon, director of exhibitions, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA.
Director of Exhibitions
Society for Contemporary Craft
2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412.261.7003 ext. 15
Member, Board of Governors, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts