The LEAP Award was established in 2007 in honor of Contemporary Craft Director of Exhibitions Kate Lydon’s 20-years of service. The program recognizes exceptional emerging talent in the contemporary craft field and provides opportunities for these early career artists to bring their artwork to the consumer market.
The yearlong retail program features, markets, and sells the work of one winner, who also receives a $1000 prize, and six finalists. Brigitte Martin, creator and Editor-in-Chief of Crafthaus, is the guest juror for LEAP 2017-2018.
LEAP is open to exceptionally talented graduate students and/or emerging artists who are beginning to receive recognition for their work, but are not currently represented by well-established galleries. Artists must work in craft media: ceramics, wood, metal/jewelry, glass, found materials, mixed media, fiber, or a combination of these materials.
Find the info sheet for this round of submissions, as well as information on past finalists, at the link below.