SC Palmetto Hands Fine Craft Competition & Exhibition
2016 Competition & Exhibition
The 15th annual South Carolina Palmetto Hands Juried Fine Craft Competition & Exhibition was presented at the Charleston Area Convention Center Complex April 29-May 6, 2016. The exhibit featured juried works from the state's top fine craft artisans, offering them the opportunity to exhibit their inspiring objects in the media of clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood, and three-dimensional mixed media, as well as compete for ribbons and cash prizes. The annual competition and exhibition is organized and presented by the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department. For details on the exhibit, including 2016 award winners and how to apply for the 2017 competition, click here.
About the Juror
The juror for the 2016 exhibition is Kaminer Haislip. South Carolina native Kaminer Haislip is a jeweler and sculpture artist who creates original, handcrafted designs in silver and gold. She earned her BFA in Jewelry and Metals and her MFA in Silversmithing and Design from Winthrop University, studying under internationally acclaimed English silversmith Alfred Ward. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and featured in a number of print publications including Eide, Traditional Home, Elle Décor, Garden & Gun, Southern Living, Charleston Magazine, and Charleston Weddings. In 2012, Kaminer was honored with the Made in the South Award in the Home category from Garden & Gun magazine and in 2011 with The Eric Berg Prize for Excellence in Metal at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show. The Historic Charleston Foundation honored her with the Samuel Gaillard Stoney Conservation Craftsmanship Award in April 2014, and more recently she collaborated with Reese Witherspoon’s Southern lifestyle company Draper James on a silver bowl. Kaminer currently lives and works in Charleston and has a studio at Redux Contemporary Art Center.