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Saturday, December 1, 2012

2013 NICHE Awards

Finally the information comes and I know what work was selected for the  2013 NICHE Award, it is "Swimming Upstream"! I love the work and am so happy it was selected!
You can listen to my story and how the series "Swimming Upstream" came to be on Art & Soul Radio.  I was interviewed by the fabulous Lesley Riley, please listen!

The jurors for the 2013 NICHE Awards this year are Lisa Bayne, CEO of Artful Home & The Guild; Joanne & Peter Hildt owners of Pinnacle Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ. and nine times winner of Top Retailer Award; Marlene Richey, teacher at Fashion Institute of Technology; Betty Talbott, Director, Ohio Craft Museum; Lesley Grow-Winfisky & Jonathan Winfisky owners of Grow Gallery, need I say more what a wonderful group of jurors this year! 
Having been a NICHE Award winner in 2009, I am telling you it is thrilling to be recognized for excellence in fiber art. You might remember in 2009 I said "The NICHE Awards are the Academy Awards for artist and I am standing by that quote today!

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