Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize

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.


Meet the Raphael Prize Winners:

Melissa Cameron

Transformation 10: Contemporary Works in Found Materials


Linda Swanson

Transformation 9: Contemporary Works in Ceramics


Meghan Patrice Riley

Transformation 8: Contemporary Works in Small Metals


Christian Burchard

Transformation 7: Contemporary Works in Wood


Mark Zirpel

Transformation 6: Contemporary Works in Glass


Jim Rose

Transformation 5: Contemporary Works in Found Materials


SunKoo Yuh

Transformation 4: Contemporary Works in Ceramics


Suzan Rezac

Transformation 3: Contemporary Works in Small Metals


David Sengel

Transformation 2: Contemporary Works in Wood


Sibylle Peretti

Transformation 1: Contemporary Works in Glass