The 2016 NICHE Awards presentation, a much-anticipated element of every winter American Made Show since the awards began in 1989, took place on Jan. 16 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington DC. And this year, it turned into a big event with a surprisingly comfortable family-centric vibe. In addition to finalists and friends, the audience was packed with parents, spouses, teachers, relatives and children.
NICHE magazine is proud to announce the finalists in the professional division of the 2016 NICHE Awards. The awards program, begun in 1989, celebrates excellence and innovation in American and Canadian fine craft.
NICHE magazine publisher Wendy Rosen welcomes the audience at the opening of the 2015 NICHE Awards presentation. ALL PHOTOS: JIM BURGER and JILLIAN HUGHES Continuity…
In a time-honored tradition that’s taken place every winter since 1990, finalists, supporters, students and friends gathered with Buyers Market of American Craft show attendees to take part in the 25th annual NICHE Awards ceremony in Philadelphia on Jan. 18.
The 2014 NICHE Awards handed to winners this January had a distinctly different look from those of previous years, thanks to the versatile team of Joel Bless and Candace Luke-Bless.
NICHE magazine is proud to announce the finalists in the professional division of the 2014 NICHE Awards. The awards program, begun in 1989, celebrates excellence and innovation in American and Canadian fine craft.
In the professional division, a team of judges representing gallery owners, craft industry experts, and guild and museum directors selected 174 finalists out of nearly 1,000 entries in 35 categories representing a variety of mediums. Each entry was considered for technical excellence, both in surface design and form; market viability; and innovation, defined as a distinct quality of unique, original and creative thought.
Forty studio artists and 18 college students from the U.S. and Canada are winners this year of the prestigious 2013 NICHE Awards for excellence in fine craft design.
I cannot take credit for this thought, which came from a C-SPAN caller a few months back on the channel’s morning radio call-in program, but it stopped me in my tracks: “Take all the Chinese goods out of the big box stores and see what you’ve got left.”