Jillian Moore (BFA Metals ‘05) finalist for the 2011 LEAP Awards in jewelry

Jillian Moore  Par Lobbe, 2009  Carved foam, composite and epoxy resin, copper, paint and cotton  8” x 4” x 2.75”

Jillian Moore Par Lobbe, 2009 Carved foam, composite and epoxy resin, copper, paint and cotton 8” x 4” x 2.75”

Jillian Moore, a 2005 BFA Metals graduate, was a finalist for the 2011 LEAP Awards in jewelry. The LEAP Award was established in the fall of 2007 to recognize emerging talent in the contemporary craft field. The LEAP Award recognizes excellence in the field of contemporary craft. The competition is open to exceptionally talented students and under-represented craft artists.

The jurying process took place in two sessions.  There was an initial review of digital images to identify 10-20 finalists.  These finalists were asked to submit additional images for final jurying, as well as be invited to create and submit work for display throughout the year in the Society for Contemporary Crafts (SCC) Store, Pittsburgh, PA.

The final round of judging took place on December 13, 2010, and the selected artist received a $1,000 cash award towards the development of a product line/body of work. In addition, SCC will promote this body of work nationally, and the work will be exclusively marketed through the Store for a period of one year.

See samples of Jillian’s work.

Congratulations to Jillian.

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