Above: Jessica Hodgson (right) receiving the 2014 Marilyn Levitt Award
from Jennifer Levitt (left), Marilyn’s daughter.
The Marilyn Levitt Prize in Functional Ceramics is awarded annually by the Manitoba Craft Council to honour the memory of the late Marilyn Wolodarsky Levitt, a Manitoba ceramic artist and educator. While the prize has previously been given as part of MCC’s annual juried shows, this will be its second year as a stand alone award for which a call for submissions will be issued. In 2015, the Levitt Prize will be awarded to an emerging Manitoba artist creating functional ceramics.
The Prize was established by the family of Marilyn Levitt and is now held in trust by the Jewish Foundation. The interest generated by the fund will be awarded annually to one recipient selected by a small jury. (The award amount is generally about $250.)
Eligibility: An emerging artist is defined as someone who is at an early stage in their career, has received some formal training in art practice, has made a serious commitment to their art, and has publicly shown their work. For the purposes of this award, functional ceramics are being defined as “handmade works that acquire their full meaning through use.” All applicants should be members of the Manitoba Craft Council. See here for details.
To apply, please provide the following:
1. CV and artist statement. (3 page max, combined)
2. 8-10 digital images of your recent work. Use jpeg files with a resolution of 72 dpi, with image’s height or width (whichever is larger) close to 12 in., but not larger. File labeled with the applicant’s name, image number. IE. Smith_001.
3. List of the images, with applicant’s name, image number, title, size (L x W x H), year made and materials used.
4. Applications may be emailed to email@example.com (please put “Marilyn Levitt Prize” in the subject line) or mailed to the MCC office, 553-70 Arthur St., Wpg, MB, R3B 1G7.
Deadline to apply: Friday, November 13, 2015