Awards, honors, grants


Linda Lighton. 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award, Pembroke Hills School, Kansas City, MO

Honored Chair Person at the Epsten Gallery at Village Sholom, Overland Park, KS

2016 & 2014

Outstanding Achievement Award, The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA)


Proclamation from the Mayor and City of Kansas City honoring Linda Lighton for her work in giving away $500,000 over ten years to 100 artists as sponsor and director for the Lighton International Artists Exchange Program. (10th Anniversary) December 6, 2012, was proclaimed Linda Lighton Day.


Award for Excellence in Visual Arts and Education, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

International Symposium of Underglaze and Overglaze, Anadalou University, Eskishir, Turkey


Inspiration Grant, Metropolitan Arts Council of Kansas City, MO


Missouri Arts Award, State of Missouri


Mallin Artist Promotion Grant, Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, MO

Creative Capital Professional Development Program, sponsored by Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City and the Charlotte Street Foundation


Member of the International Academy of Ceramics, Switzerland

Binyamini Foundation and Ceramics Artists Association of Israel, Grant and Residency


International Clay Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary

Nominee; Charlotte Street Fund, Kansas City, MO

Honored by Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, MO


Recognition Award from Young Audiences of Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Nominated for Neuberger Award 


Jurors’ Award, Greater Midwest International, Central Missouri State University Art Center, Warrensburg, MO

Grant for “China Painting and Lustres Workshop,” Kansas City Clay Guild, Kansas City, MO


International Symposium for Ceramic Artists, U.S. Rep., Zvartava, Latvia


International Workshop for Ceramic Arts at Tokoname, Tokoname, Japan


Alpine Kiln Award, The Clay Cup V, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL


Jurors’ Award, 9th Annual San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Art, San Angelo, TX

National Medal of Arts, Young Audiences, President Bill Clinton, National Endowment for the Arts

Exhibition Honorarium, Amerika House, Berlin, Germany

International Bone China Symposium/Seminar, Kaunas, Lithuania

United States Representative, International Artists Symposium, Jurmala, Latvia, awarded by Lakeside Art and Culture Intl.


Honors Award, Architecture: Artist’s Interpretations, Braithewaite Fine Arts Gallery, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT


Honorable Mention, Midwest Small Sculpture Competition, Cape Girardeau, MO


Nominee for Award in the Visual Arts

Artist in Residence, Missouri Arts Council

First Prize, Kaw Valley Juried Art Show, Kansas City, KS


First Prize, Hidden Glen Art Show, Olathe, KS

Honors Graduate, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO


Juror’s Award, “Clay Forte,” Mesa Cultural Center, Mesa, Arizona


Honorable Mention, Annual Design Award for Homes, Metropolitan Home Magazine


American Association of University Women Traveling Slide Show


Mortar Board Society, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho Positions, Workshops, Lectures