Announcing the Winner of the Inaugural John Fleming Award

Cheyenne Mapplebeck wins the John Fleming Award in Decorative Arts Writing

The Canadian Society of Decorative Arts/Cercle canadien des arts décoratifs (CSDA/CCAD) is pleased to announce the winner of the first-ever John Fleming Award in Decorative Arts Writing: Cheyenne Mapplebeck.

Created in 2022, the John Fleming Award honours the late Canadian scholar and writer, John Fleming, and his lasting contribution to decorative arts education. The monetary prize promotes and recognizes excellence in original magazine writing on decorative arts in Canada. Submissions are evaluated by a geographically-representative jury of decorative arts professionals, based on originality of the subject or approach, contribution to the field of decorative arts in Canada, and writing style.

Mapplebeck’s winning submission, Decolonizing Museum Spaces: Decorative Art as a Vessel for Disruption, will be featured in the upcoming Fall/Winter issue of Ornamentum, CSDA/CCAD’s award-winning, decorative arts and design magazine.

‚ÄúAs an emerging writer and artist, it is such an honour to have my work validated through this award,‚ÄĚ explains Mapplebeck. ‚ÄúThe Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery houses a significant collection of Ornamentum magazines. It feels surreal that my writing will now be part of these archives, alongside the many talented voices featured in the magazine over the years.‚ÄĚ

About the Canadian Society of Decorative Arts/Cercle canadien des arts décoratifs
Created in 1981, the Canadian Society of Decorative Arts/Cercle canadien des arts décoratifs is a national charitable organization that seeks to make decorative arts and design in Canada accessible to all people through education, events, community partnerships, and volunteer opportunities. csda-ccad.org

For information on the Call for Submissions for the 2024 John Fleming Award, contact info@csda-ccad.org

Image credit: © Cheyenne Mapplebeck

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