MEMBER NEWS: Tania Radda, Ric Taylor & Thomas Irven are Niche Finalists
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Congratulations to AAW members Tania Radda, Ric Taylor, and Thomas Irven for being recognized as finalists for NICHE Awards, which celebrate excellence and innovation in American and Canadian fine craft.
Category: Wood - Painted/ Colored
Category: Wood - Carved or Turned
About the NICHE Awards
The NICHE Awards program, sponsored by NICHE magazine, began in 1989 to celebrate excellence and innovation in American and Canadian fine craft. Artists are recognized in both professional and student divisions. Nearly 2,000 entries are received each year from professional and student craft artists from across the U.S. and Canada. Each year, a prestigious panel of judges is selected by the editors of NICHE magazine, including gallery owners, guild and museum directors, curators, craft industry experts and arts advocates. After the judging process is complete, and counts are tallied, the top-scoring pieces—5 in each category—become NICHE finalists. Out of these five, the highest-scoring piece in each category wins the NICHE award. The NICHE Awards ceremony takes place each January during the American Made Show. The winners are revealed at the ceremony and each winning artist receives a trophy.