Saturday, June 27, 2015

LEAP 2016 Lydon Emerging Artist Program

Deadline: September 30, 2015 {ONLINE}

LEAP 2016
Lydon Emerging Artist Program
Contemporary Craft

Pittsburgh, PA
LEAP 2016 features begin January 20, 2016

• Established in 2007 honoring Kate Lydon, SCC’s Director of Exhibitions, for her 20 years of service to the organization
• Recognizes exceptional emerging talent in the contemporary craft field and provides opportunities for early career artists to bring their artwork to the consumer market
• Retail gallery program which features, markets and sells the work of one winner and 6 finalists
• $1000 prize, national promotion and one year exhibit for winner; finalists receive special features on rotating basis throughout 2016

Brigitte Martin is the creator and Editor-in-Chief of crafthaus, a social network and online art community for professional craft artists worldwide.

LEAP is open to exceptionally talented artists who are in the early stages of his/her career. “Emerging” artists may have had some professional experience (i.e., exhibitions, sales, publication, etc), but not yet have established reputations as artists.

Artists must work in craft media: ceramics, wood, metal/jewelry, glass, found materials, mixed media, fiber or a combination of these materials.

Upon being selected to participate, SCC will receive a 50% commission on artworks sold. Commissions received through SCC sales help support the education and community outreach programs of the nonprofit organization.

Complete details and application available on website:

Contemporary Craft
2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222