MCA Students Named As NICHE Magazine Finalists

Contact: Carrie Corbett
Director of College Communications

Nov. 21, 2013

Fowler_Kalon-Remember_the_Narwhal-400“Remember the Narwhal” by Kalon Fowler

MCA Students Named As NICHE Magazine Finalists

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Four students from Memphis College of Art have been named as finalists in NICHE magazine’s annual NICHE Awards. Glen Fiscus, Kalon Fowler and Amanda Nalley are nominated in the Metal (sculptural) category, while Nicole Cornacchione and Amanda Nalley are nominated in the Teapot category. All are students of Bill Price, assistant professor of Metals and Sculpture.

NICHE magazine was founded with the idea of connecting art galleries and craft retailers with the finest crafts, handmade gifts and decorative art objects made in artist studios. The Awards program was started in 1989 as a way to recognize excellence and innovation in American and Canadian fine craft. Artists are recognized in professional and student divisions in categories including ceramics, fashion accessories, fiber, glass, home furnishings, jewelry, metal, mixed and miscellaneous media, recycled, teapots and wood. The awards ceremony is held each February at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia in conjunction with the Buyers Market of American Craft.

The students’ work can currently be viewed on the NICHE website at the following links:

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