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And the Winner Is . . .

How many times have you heard us say that the Yellow Breeches Chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen is where all the cool kids are?  Well, here’s more proof:

Jason Lyons has been awarded the 2014 NICHE Award in the category Professional Mixed and Miscellaneous Media for his sculpture Armadillo.


For those of you who are not familiar with the prestigious NICHE Awards, here is some information, directly from their website http://www.nicheawards.com/about-the-competition/judgingawards/

Sponsored by NICHE magazine, the NICHE Awards program began in 1989 to celebrate excellence and innovation in American and Canadian fine craft. Artists are recognized in both professional and student 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.

After the judging process is complete, and counts are tallied, the top-scoring pieces—5 in each category—become NICHE finalists. Out of these five, the highest-scoring piece in each category wins the NICHE award.


We are very proud of Jason, who has served as our Standards Vice President and currently serves on the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen’s board of directors and is a member or the PGC standards committee, in addition to creating award-winning works of art. You can see more of his work and learn about Jason’s process and inspiration at http://jasonlyonsarts.com/