2017 Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize Award and Exhibition

Published: 09.02.2017
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In celebration of its 25th anniversary in 1997, Contemporary Craft established a $5,000 prize for excellence in the field of contemporary craft.

This biennial award, which is given in conjunction with a catalogue, video profile and juried exhibition, is funded by the daughters of Elizabeth R. Raphael, the founder of Contemporary Craft and a nationally known figure in the contemporary art scene for many decades. Prizes are selected by medium, with the designated medium changing with each biennial award.

All digital entries must be received by 5 pm Friday, June 9, 2017

Applications may be submitted online at:
Application materials must include:
1)    Resume (2-page maximum) in doc or pdf format (file size must be under 1MB);
2)    4 representative images similar in quality and nature to the work the artist would enter if selected as a finalist, images need not be the exact pieces the artist intends to enter (file size for each image must be under 2MB);
3)    Image Details including: title, year, medium, size, retail value
4)    Non-refundable Entry Fee* of $45 payable online or via check to Contemporary Craft
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