SCAD students honored with NICHE Awards

SCAD students honored with NICHE Awards

SCAD students Jennifer Moss and Corrina Goutos receive 2013 NICHE Awards for excellence and fine craft in design.

SCAD students honored with NICHE Awards

March 10, 2013, 8 p.m.

Two SCAD School of Design students were honored last month with 2013 NICHE Awards for excellence and fine craft in design.

Jennifer Moss (M.F.A. fibers student) and Corrina Goutos (B.F.A. jewelry and objects student) won in two separate categories. Moss in Fiber: Decorative, for her piece, "Capillary Action," and Goutos in Jewelry: Conceptual, for her work, "Lim(b)itless."

Moss and Goutos' entries were among 40 pieces of artwork selected for top honors from a pool of nearly 1,000 submitted by professional and student artists. Judges considered entries for technical excellence in surface design and form, and on distinct quality of unique, original and creative thought.

Contest winners were announced Feb. 16, at the Buyers Market of American Craft, a wholesale art trade show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, and winning artwork will be listed prominently in the spring 2013 issue of NICHE magazine, a trade publication for retailers of artist-made and American-made products.

Sponsored by NICHE magazine, the NICHE Awards program began in 1989 to celebrate excellence and innovation in American and Canadian fine craft and recognizes the creative achievements of professional and student artists based in the United States and Canada.

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