Marilyn Levitt Award for Functional Ceramics

2020 Marilyn Levitt Award for Functional Ceramics

Manitoba Craft Council



The Marilyn Levitt Award for Functional Ceramics is awarded bi-annually to an emerging or mid-career, functional ceramic artist in honour of the memory of the late Marilyn Wolodarsky Levitt, a Manitoba ceramic artist and educator.


An emerging or mid-career artist is defined as someone who is at an early or mid-stage in their career, has made a serious commitment to their art and has publicly shown their work. Functional ceramics is defined as handmade works that acquire their full or partial meaning through use. Artists are eligible for this award only once in their career.



Established members of the Manitoba ceramics community are encouraged to put forward nominations for emerging or mid-career Manitoban ceramic functional artists they believe are deserving of this award. The nominator must consult the nominee on the potential nomination. It is then the responsibility of the nominee to prepare an application (see application requirements) with the help and guidance of their nominator. Our goal is to foster a sense of mentorship and community between the pairing.


An established artist is defined as an artist who is at a mature stage in their career and who has created an extensive body of independent work. An established artist has reached an advanced level of achievement by sustaining a nationally or internationally recognized contribution to the discipline.



The jury will consist of established artists who will look for works that exemplify the Marilyn Levitt Award’s core values: quality of work and technical skill, originality, and commitment to their artistic career.



The recipient of this award will receive the Marilyn Levitt Prize Fund, established by the family of Marilyn Levitt and held in trust by the Jewish Foundation, approximately $400.


The recipient of this award will also receive:

-a one-year MCC membership.

-a First Friday Trunk Show and reception at the C2 Centre for Craft’s shop in the fall of 2020. (All sales subject to C2 Shop Consignment parameters: the artist keeps 60% of sales revenue.)

-a one-week feature on the C2 website.




Marilyn Levitt Award for Functional Ceramics Application Requirements:

Deadline: Monday, July 16th, 2020


The nominated artist is asked to provide the following:


  1. Short letter of nomination written by the nominator (1 page maximum)


  1. Artist Statement (1 page maximum)


  1. CV (2 page maximum)


  1. 10 digital images of your recent work. Use jpeg files, max 10 MB. File should be labeled with the applicant’s name, image number. IE. Smith_001.


  1. Image List: applicant’s name, image number, title, size (L x W x H), year made and materials used.


Applications can be made online here (via Google Forms) or mailed to:


C2 Centre for Craft

Attn: Manitoba Craft Council

1 – 329 Cumberland Ave

Winnipeg MB

R3B 1T2


Please contact Tammy Sutherland with any questions at tsutherland@c2centreforcraft.caor (204) 615–3951.



Past award recipients include: Kelli Rey, Crystal Nykoluk, Melanie Riggs, Peter Tittenberger, Kristin Murray, Jessica Hodgson, Heather Lepp, and Teegan Walker