Awards, honors, grants

2016

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)

2012

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.

2011

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

2009

Inspiration Grant, Metropolitan Arts Council of Kansas City, MO

2008

Missouri Arts Award, State of Missouri

2007

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

2005

Member of the International Academy of Ceramics, Switzerland

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

2003

International Clay Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary

Nominee; Charlotte Street Fund, Kansas City, MO

Honored by Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, MO

2000

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

Nominated for Neuberger Award 

1999

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

1998

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

1996

International Workshop for Ceramic Arts at Tokoname, Tokoname, Japan

1995

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

1994

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.

1993

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

1991

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

1990

Nominee for Award in the Visual Arts

Artist in Residence, Missouri Arts Council

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

1989

First Prize, Hidden Glen Art Show, Olathe, KS

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

1986

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

1982

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

1980

American Association of University Women Traveling Slide Show

1978

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