Thursday, August 16, 2007

2007 Top Retailer Award!

Pinch has won a 2007 Top Retailer Award from NICHE magazine!

The national awards program recognized 33 retailers and gallery owners this year. This award is particularly exciting for us here at Pinch because it represents the voices of the more than 18,000 professional fine craft artists throughout the U.S. and Canada, who nominated nearly 600 galleries, retail stores, arts nonprofits, museums and guilds for the NICHE Top Retailer Awards.

These awards recognize craft retailers who are committed to growing and strengthening the American craft community, which is a value Pinch embraces wholeheartedly. “I am honored to recognize this year's winners,” noted Wendy Rosen, publisher of NICHE magazine. “Their commitment to American crafts ensures the continued growth of the arts and small businesses in communities throughout the country." NICHE is published by The Rosen Group, a Baltimore-based arts marketing, publishing and advocacy firm.

A complete list of winners and the judging criteria is available at