2016 NICHE Awards a Family Affair

The 2016 NICHE Awards presentation, a much-anticipated element of every winter American Made Show since the awards began in 1989, took place on Jan. 16 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington DC. And this year, it turned into a big event with a surprisingly comfortable family-centric vibe. In addition to finalists and friends, the audience was packed with parents, spouses, teachers, relatives and children.

Newsmakers in the World of Craft

ArtPrize, the radically open international art competition decided by both public vote and expert jury, announced the winners of $500,000 in prizes in its seventh annual edition on Oct. 9 in Grand Rapids, Mich. Two $200,000 Grand Prizes were awarded, by public vote to the husband and wife duo Loveless PhotoFiber for “Northwood Awakening,” and by a jury of art experts to Kate Gilmore for her three-dimensional performance piece, “Higher Ground.”