2015 St. Paul Awards of Excellence Recipients

2015 St. Paul Awards of Excellence Recipients

Published on Saturday, April 11, 2015.
Author
Chris Amundsen, James Borden, and Nicole LaBouff

Chris Amundsen, James Borden, and Nicole LaBouff

Continuing the tradition established at the outset of the American Craft Council shows, the Awards of Excellence recognize extraordinary work in a field of stellar artists. Accolades include guaranteed entry into next year’s St. Paul show and a cash prize.

Our thanks to this year's juror Nicole LaBouff, assistant curator of textiles for the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. She selected the three recipients of the Awards of Excellence and one recipient of the Award of Excellence in Booth Design.

This year, the trustees of the Council are pleased to also recognize one of our emerging show artists exhibiting as part of the inaugural Hip Pop program.

Award of Excellence recipients
James Borden - Wood, booth 908
Takashi Ichihara - Ceramics, booth 922 
Eric Silva - Jewelry, Metal, booth 1019

Award of Excellence in Booth Design recipient
Scott McGlasson - Furniture & Lighting, booth 701

Hip Pop Emerging Artist Award recipient
Elizabeth Pechacek - Ceramics, booth 303-6

Join us in congratulating the recipients of the 2015 Awards of Excellence in St. Paul!