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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.

The 2021 prize will be awarded for a work in glass. Previous Raphael Prize videos may be viewed at: https://contemporarycraft.org/exhibitions/elizabeth-r-raphael-founders-prize.

MEDIA CRITERIA
The 2021 Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize competition is open to all artists working in glass. Emerging artists are especially encouraged to apply.

THEME
The prize will be awarded to a work created between August 2021 and July 2022 that addresses the theme of “transformation.”

DEADLINE
All digital entries must be received by 5 pm Friday, October 22, 2021.

For complete details and to apply, visit https://contemporarycraft.org/exhibitions/elizabeth-r-raphael-founders-prize/.


Details

Organization/Company: Contemporary Craft
Website: https://contemporarycraft.org/
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Deadline: Friday, October 22, 2021, 5 pm EST
How to Apply: Visit: https://contemporarycraft.org/exhibitions/elizabeth-r-raphael-founders-prize/

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 payable to Contemporary Craft, 5645 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201