Ms. Craig serves as an assistant art professor at
Tri-C’s Western Campus, where she teaches ceramics, 3D
foundation and sculpture classes. She is also co-director of the
campus art gallery. She also maintains an active studio practice
and busy exhibition schedule. This is her third Individual
Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council. She was also
honored in 2008 and 2015.
Ms. LeBlond is an adjunct art professor at
Tri-C’s Metropolitan Campus who specializes in ceramics. She has
also been working for nearly two decades as a ceramic artist at
Cleveland’s TerraVista Studios. This is LeBlond’s second
Individual Excellence Award. Her first came in 2008.
The awards support the growth and development of
Ohio artists. Each honoree will receive a $4,000 grant to
further explore their art form and advance their career.
Excellence Awards represent investment in imagination, artistry
and talent by giving artists the resources to innovate,” said
Donna S. Collins, executive director of the Ohio Arts
is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts
experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally,
educationally and economically.