American Craft Week recently named Amber D. Harrison (BFA 2012) as a winner in the 2016 Rising Star Competition, a showcase of 30 exceptional craft artists under the age of 30. The winners are profiled in a special digital exhibition at http://www.acwshowcase.com/risingstars/. The 2016 Rising Stars are also featured in an article in the October 2016 issue of Handmade Business.
The Rising Star Competition spotlights the exceptional work of young craft artists. Open nominations were held earlier in the year, and the ACW National Committee juried the entries looking for the following:
• excellence in design and skill level
• an impressive body of work
• a strong commitment to working as a craftsperson
• work exhibited and/or offered for sale to the public
• a commitment to community and social values
Speaking for the committee, co-chair Diane Sulg, said, “Please join us in congratulating the winners! Their works are an outstanding testimony to the promising future of handmade American craft. We also ask you to join us in encouraging and supporting the young artists in communities across the country.”