The Niche Awards have been celebrating American and Canadian fine craft for 27 years. Sponsored by Niche magazine, artists are recognized in both student and professional divisions. Nearly 2,000 entries are received each year from professional and student craft artists from across the U.S. and Canada. Each year, a prestigious panel of judges is selected by the editors of NICHE magazine, including gallery owners, guild and museum directors, curators, craft industry experts and arts advocates. Only 5 artists are named finalists in each category. This year, my Lounge Chair No. 2- seen below- was named a finalist in the Tables and Seating category. I appreciate this recognition very much. The ceremony will take place January 2016 in Washington D.C.