Announcing the Winners of the 2017 Emerging Voices Awards

Announcing the Winners of the 2017 Emerging Voices Awards

2017 Emerging Voices Award recipients and finalists

From left to right: Jennifer Ling Datchuk, Half, 2013; Hannah Batsel, Heavy is the Head (interior), 2014; Anna Mlasowsky, The Tower, 2015; Gerardo Monterrubio, Eduardo Arellano Felix, 2009; Ted Lott, Migration #3, 2014

Courtesy of the artists

The American Craft Council is thrilled to announce the 2017 Emerging Voices Awards winning artist and scholar, as well as our shortlist artists. In 2015 the ACC introduced the Emerging Voices Awards to recognize and celebrate the incredible talents of these stars who contribute to craft with their hands, minds, and creative spirits.

From a pool of qualified makers nominated by their peers and mentors, five artists and one scholar were selected as finalists for the Emerging Voices Awards by a panel of jurors. This year's top honors go to:

Emerging Artist
Jennifer Ling Datchuk, ceramics

Emerging Scholar
Sarah Parrish, PhD candidate, Boston University

Shortlist Artists
Hannah Batsel, paper
Ted Lott, wood
Anna Mlasowsky, glass
Gerardo Monterrubio, ceramics

Thank to our outstanding jury panel: Karen Hampton, textile artist; Jiseon Lee Isbara, dean of academic affairs and associate professor, Oregon College of Art and Craft; Michael Radyk, ACC director of education; and T’ai Smith, associate professor, University of British Columbia, and 2015 Emerging Scholar.

The Emerging Artist and the Emerging Scholar each receive $10,000 toward their work and research, while the shortlist artists each receive $1,000. The ACC will be produce a catalogue highlighting the work of all six honorees, and it will include an essay by director of education Michael Radyk.

We are honored to include these artists in our ACC family and to recognize their astounding work and efforts in the field. Congratulations to our 2017 Emerging Voices Awards recipients. We leave you with this amazing video of Emerging Artist Jennifer Ling Datchuk.

Read the press release for more information.