About the Artist

Sandy Blain

Ceramic Awards:

2013     Arizona Commission on the Arts, Governor's Purchase Award

2011     Arizona Clay, Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, AZ - Merit Award

2004     "Open Show 2004", Arts and Cultural Alliance, Knoxville, TN - First Prize

2003     Octagon's Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal and Wood Exhibit, Octagon Center, Ames, IA -

             Honorable Mention

2002     T.A.C.A. 2002 Biennial Exhibition, Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, TN - Merit Award

2000     T.A.C.A. 2000 Biennial Exhibition, Nashville, TN - Merit Award

1998     Ceramic Viewpoint '98, Grossmont College, ElCajon, CA- Merit Award

Awards/ Honors:

2003     Lifetime Achievement Award, Southern Highland Craft Guild

2001     Director Emeritus, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

             Tennessee Art Education Association Administrator of the Year Award

2000     Kappa Pi International Honorary Art Fraternity, Honorary Member

1999     Gordon Holl Outstanding Arts Administrator Award, Tennessee Arts Commission, Nashville, TN

1997     Kurka Faculty Award, University of Tennessee, School of Art, Knoxville, TN

             American Craft Council, Honorary Fellow

1993     Southern Highland Handcraft Guild, Life Member

1992     Knoxville Arts Council, Artist Award

1990     Tennessee Artist Craftsmen's Association, Honorary Member

1984     American Craft Council, Trustee Emeritus