Thursday, February 13, 2014

2014 NICHE Award

Elated to announce that I am the recipient of the 2014 NICHE Award in Fashion Accessories (Professional Category)! The prestigious NICHE Awards recognize excellence and innovation in American and Canadian fine craft. I am thrilled beyond words to have my hand-knit design and work honored in this important way by the fine craft community.

Hand-Knit Shawl by Elena Rosenberg. 2014 NICHE Award Winner.

I traveled to Philadelphia for the Awards Ceremony, which was held at the annual Buyer's Market of American Craft / American Made Show, and got to meet BMAC and NICHE Magazine staff. I also had a lovely time catching up with friends Melanie of Rumi Sumaq (a 2014 Finalist in Jewelry-Alternative Materials!), and Barbara of BMJCNYC Jewelry. It was a treat to meet Wendy Rosen and have a photo taken with her too. I love the fact that the award itself (pictured below) is handcrafted and signed by Pennsylvania-based Glasslight studio.

Photo courtesy of NICHE magazine.

Here are some of my favorites from the various categories of 2014 NICHE Awards Finalists.

Pictured, top left to right: (row 1) Aleksandra Vali, Jeffrey Lloyd, Coco Paniora-Salinas of Rumi Sumaq, (row 2) Aleksandra Vali, Lee Sipe, Carrie Gustafson, (row 3) Larisa Safayan, Mike Davis, Joy Raskin   
You can view this year's and previous years' winners and finalists on the NICHE Awards website.

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