In 1997, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Contemporary Craft, a $5,000 prize for excellence in the field of contemporary craft was established. The biennial award is given in conjunction with a catalogue and juried exhibition in the gallery. This opportunity 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.
The 2017 Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize competition is focused on artists working in found materials.
Meet the Raphael Prize Winners:
Meghan Patrice Riley
Transformation 7: Contemporary Works in Wood
Transformation 6: Contemporary Works in Glass
Transformation 5: Contemporary Works in Found Materials
Transformation 4: Contemporary Works in Ceramics
Transformation 3: Contemporary Works in Small Metals
Transformation 2: Contemporary Works in Wood
Transformation 1: Contemporary Works in Glass