Gallery Fifty owner Christie Minervini was recently honored in a design competition held in conjunction with the Buyers Market of American Craft in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She won one of three grand prizes awarded in the C.R.A.F.T. Design Challenge. (One display pedestal. Five contemporary art objects. A box of props. Make magic.)
Minervini won $350 in merchandise vouchers good at the show. "I was thrilled to learn that I'd won. While I was proud of my design, I didn't feel it was my best work, so I was totally surprised," said Minervini.
Judge Kristen Godsey commented, "The jewelry displayed on the tree is clever and effective, as is the placement of the rounded, metallic objects in a circular pattern in the scene. I like the use of the flowing, earth-toned fabric, with just a smattering of rocks, to create a simple statement."