Representation in the Store
As The Store’s reputation for featuring unique work by nationally recognized craft artists has grown, we have become increasingly selective about the artists whose work we choose to feature. Artists interested in representation in The Store should complete our online application here. Please contact our Store manager for additional information:
Contemporary Craft Store
5645 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
LEAP (Lydon Emerging Artist Program) Award
Applications are now closed for the 2023 LEAP Award. Please check back in the fall for the 2024 application.
The LEAP Award was established in 2007 in honor of Contemporary Craft Director of Exhibitions Kate Lydon’s 20-years of service. The program recognizes exceptional emerging talent in the contemporary craft field and provides opportunities for these early career artists to bring their artwork to the consumer market. The yearlong retail program features, markets and sells the work of one winner and four finalists. The winner also receives a $1,000 prize.
LEAP is open to exceptionally talented graduate students and/or emerging artists who are beginning to receive recognition for their work, but are not currently represented by well-established galleries. Artists must work in craft media: ceramics, wood, metal/jewelry, glass, found materials, mixed media, fiber or a combination of these materials.
For more information, please contact Jim Ebbert at email@example.com