The Ethical Metalsmiths’ Emerging Artist Award is chosen by the Ethical Metalsmiths Student Committee. This year’s jurors were Lucy Louise Derickson, Kelley Morrison, Jane Barton, and Brian Fleetwood, the founding members of the Ethical Metalsmiths Student Committee.
The Emerging Artist is awarded $1,000, generously sponsored by Richline Group. Ethical Metalsmiths Student Committee also highlights the Emerging Artist on the EMStudents.org website by updating images and content through out the year. The Emerging Artist is featured on a large poster along side the 2nd and 3rd place winners. The poster will be mailed to academic institutions and trade schools across the globe.
As mentioned above, The Emerging Artist Award is made possible by this years competition lead sponsor, Richline Group. Additional sponsorship includes: Rio Grande second place award and No Dirty Gold third place award, and Jewelspan – websites for jewelers, is providing one year of free website hosting and support for the awarded. Ethical Metalsmiths will use its channels to celebrate and promote the Emerging Artist.