$500 Grand Prize Winner
The Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY
"We already used part of the Bailey Gift Certificate to purchase some badly needed kiln shelves for our community arts kiln. The gift certificate will help support our mission to offer a stimulating space for studio practice, exhibition and educational opportunities to better serve the community. Clay Art Center’s vision is to kindle a passion for the ceramic arts and to provide a community for that passion to flourish.”
"As a champion for the power of the arts to change lives, we continually run similar programs for individuals and groups who struggle with emotional, medical or personal challenges. We additionally provide free and equitable access to our gallery and classroom programming for those who need it most. Programs offered in the elementary, middle and high schools in our home community of Port Chester, and throughout Westchester and Fairfield Counties, reach low income youth, and through them, their families. All of our community arts programs create a safe haven for youth and adults, which allow them to relax and find room to grow."