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The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design in Asheville, NC, Calls for Participation – Deadline May 31, 2016

May 9, 2016

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In 2015, the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design in Asheville, NC, launched a new program series titled “Back to the Drawing Board,” that invited six artists to take over Benchspace Gallery & Workshop to create interactive installations, performances, and other experimental activities.

This year, CCCD is pleased to continue “Back to the Drawing Board” as a feature program of it’s 20th Anniversary celebration to be held on August 11, 2016. Three selected projects will be staged throughout CCCD’s three-story building at 67 Broadway in downtown Asheville.

Artists, makers, designers and performers of all disciplines are welcome to propose a project plan. Preference will be given to new projects not yet presented in public, with an emphasis on process and audience collaboration. Works in progress are welcome, with the intention of exposing the public to the, often unseen, creative process. Ideas that will engage the public in a critical dialogue are encouraged.

Deadline is May 31, 2016.

Each takeover will occur from 7-10pm, Thursday, August 11, 2016. Accepted applicants will receive a $1,000 stipend for materials and travel expenses.

For further info and details visit (https://craftcreativitydesign.slideroom.com/#/login/program/30490).

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Center for Craft, Creativity and Design in Asheville, NC, Calls for Applications for Curatorial Fellowship – Deadline Mar. 28, 2016

February 10, 2016

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Since 2010, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design in Asheville, NC, has supported the careers of emerging curators with an interest in contemporary craft through its Windgate Museum Internship Program. This year, CCCD is proud to announce a new initiative that will support curators by giving them resources, space, and technical assistance to nurture their talents.

The Curatorial Fellowship is a yearlong program created to give emerging craft curators a platform to explore and test new ideas about craft. Three Curatorial Fellows will be selected to fully develop and mount their proposed exhibition in CCCD’s Benchspace Gallery & Workshop, located in Asheville, during the 2017 exhibition season. The Curatorial Fellows will work with Assistant Director Marilyn Zapf to produce the exhibition, develop didactic material and an exhibition catalog, and deliver a curatorial talk.

Selected curators will receive at no cost:

* $5,000 honorarium (50% in advance, 50% upon completion of project)

* $8,000 exhibition budget

* Expenses paid Summer 2016 site visit to CCCD in Asheville, NC

* Marketing of exhibition through print and web material

* 20 page exhibition publication produced by CCCD

* Professional exhibition photography

* Curator’s talk at CCCD during exhibition

* 1 year, individual membership to Association of Art Museum Curators

Deadline: March 28, 2016, Fee (USD): $10.00

Apply here (https://craftcreativitydesign.slideroom.com/#/login/program/29845/XnBfB2XMyh).

For further information call 828/785-1357 or at (www.craftcreativitydesign.org).

Center for Craft, Creativity and Design in Asheville, NC, Offers Lecture by Textile Artist and 2014 Art Prize Recipient Sonya Clark – Mar. 27, 2015

March 19, 2015

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The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) in Asheville, NC, is pleased to present “From Hair to There”, an artist’s talk with 2014 Art Prize Recipient and Chair of the Department of Craft and Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, Sonya Clark, on hair as one of the oldest art forms. The event will be held Friday, Mar. 27, 2015, at 6pm and is free and open to the public.

Born in Washington, DC, of Caribbean descent, Sonya Clark is a mixed-media textile artist who incorporates human hair, hairdressing tools, and hair-braiding techniques into her sculptural objects in order to raise questions about race, culture, class, and history.

Clark’s talk will begin with the premise that hairdressing is the first textile art. Her work aims to bring out the stories held within everyday objects such as combs, cloth, and hair, ultimately creating connections between hair salons and art galleries as sites of beauty, craft, skill, improvisation, and commerce.

“Hairdressers are my heroes. The poetry and politics of Black hair care specialists are central to my work as an artist and educator,” Clark asserts, “These artists have mastered a craft impossible for me to take for granted.”

Clark’s work is currently on view in the exhibition “Loving After Lifetimes of All This”, at CCCD’s Benchspace Gallery & Workshop through May 23, 2015. Including work of over 15 artists, activists, and archives nationwide, the exhibition highlights craft practice as a form of cultural resistance within historically disadvantaged communities.

For further information visit (www.craftcreativitydesign.org).

Center for Craft, Creativity and Design in Asheville, NC, Announces 2014 Windgate Fellowships

May 7, 2014

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The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) in Asheville, NC, announces the winners of the 2014 Windgate Fellowships, awarded to ten graduating college seniors with exemplary skill in craft. Each Windgate Fellow receives $15,000 – one of the largest awards offered nationally to art students.

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Work by Caroline Kaufman

“The Windgate Fellowship program identifies the best emerging craft artists in the field through the nation’s premier university programs,” says Stephanie Moore, Executive Director of CCCD. “This is one of the largest awards offered to undergraduate seniors. We are reaching artists at a critical time when both the financial award and subsequent recognition provide the greatest impact.”

Four judges reviewed a national pool of 112 applicants on the basis of artistic merit and the potential of each applicant to make significant contributions to the field of craft. The 2014 panel included: Susan Cummins, Director of the Rotasa Foundation, and founder of Art Jewelry Forum; Suzanne Isken, the Director of the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles; Steven Young Lee, the Resident Artist Director at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, and a contemporary artist working in ceramics and mixed media; and Alexis Myre, a 2010 Windgate Fellowship Award recipient and graduate from California College of the Arts with a BFA in jewelry/metal arts.

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Work by Norman Cramer

Winners of the 2014 Windgate Fellowships are:

Samantha Bachman, Penn State University, Ceramics

Shenequa Brooks, Kansas City Art Institute, Fiber/Textiles

Norman Cramer, SUNY Buffalo State, Wood/Furniture

Niki Grandics, San Diego State University, Jewelry

Kassandra Huynh, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Wood/Furniture

Caroline Kaufman, Pratt Institute, Fiber/Textiles

Katherine Lee, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Ceramics

Rangeley Morton, Maine College of Art, Wood/Furniture

Colin Pezzano, University of the Arts, Wood/Furniture

Melanie Sherman, Kansas City Art Institute, Ceramics

Since 2006, CCCD has awarded the Windgate Fellowships to 90 graduating seniors working in craft representing more than 100 colleges and universities. CCCD’s mission is to advance the understanding of craft by encouraging and supporting research, critical dialogue and professional development.

For more information, visit (www.craftcreativitydesign.org) or call 828/785-1357.

The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design in Asheville, NC, Offers Talk by Andrea Donnelly – Mar. 19, 2014, and Alexis Myre – Apr. 9, 2014

March 18, 2014

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The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design in Asheville, NC, will offer a talk by Andrea Donnelly entitled, “Mind, Body, Handwoven Cloth,” on Wednesday, Mar. 19, 2014, beginning at 5:30pm in the Benchspace Gallery at the Center. The talk is free and open to the public.

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Andrea Donnelly, “Body Blot 1,” 2011

2007 Windgate Fellow and current exhibitor in “Taking Shape: Celebrating the Windgate Fellowship,” Andrea Donnelly will speak about her handwoven textiles embedded with images of figures, inkblots, and combination forms she calls “body blots.”

This lecture will be held in conjunction with The Textile Study Group at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design’s Benchspace Gallery & Workshop, 67 Broadway Street, downtown Asheville.

Alexis Myre will give an artist’s talk on Wednesday, Apr. 9, 2014, beginning at 6pm. Myre is a cross-media artist and 2010 Windgate Fellow based out of New York.

For further information call the Center at 828/785-1357 or visit (www.craftcreativitydesign.org).

Center for Craft, Creativity & Design in Asheville, NC, Calls for Applications for 2014 Windgate Museum Internship Program – Deadline Feb. 16, 2014

February 6, 2014

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The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design in Asheville, NC, is delighted to announce the 2014 Windgate Museum Internship program which provides $5,000 stipends to four undergraduate or graduate students who work under the direction of curators or directors in decorative arts or contemporary crafts collections, exhibitions and programs in museums or organizations nationally.

In 2013 the Center solicited applications for Windgate Museum Internship host institutions for the first time since the award was created in 2006. We received applications from a strong national pool of institutions, and are excited to open the call once again for 2014.

For further information and 2014 Windgate Museum host application form please visit (www.craftcreativitydesign.org/grants/windgate-museum/).

Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, Now in Asheville, NC, Calls for Applications for 2014 Windgate Museum Internships – Deadline Feb. 16, 2014

January 17, 2014

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The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design in Asheville, NC, is delighted to announce the 2014 Windgate Museum Internship program which provides $5,000 stipends to four undergraduate or graduate students who work under the direction of curators or directors in decorative arts or contemporary crafts collections, exhibitions and programs in museums or organizations nationally.

Museums, foundations, and non-profits with studio craft collections and curatorial staff requiring assistance with engaging projects that will benefit both the host as well as the intern are encouraged to apply. Institutions that have participated in the past may reapply for the 2014 program.

The deadline for the 2014 Windgate Museum Internship host institutions is February 16, 2014 (midnight, EST).

For 2014 host application and FAQ’s, please visit (craftcreativitydesign.org/2014-windgate-museum-interns/).

For further info call 828/785-1357 or visit (www.craftcreativitydesign.org).

2013 Windgate Fellows Announced by UNC Asheville’s Center for Craft, Creativity & Design in Hendersonville, NC

April 30, 2013

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UNC Asheville’s Center for Craft, Creativity & Design in Hendersonville, NC, announces the winners of the 2013 Windgate Fellowships, awarded to 10 graduating college seniors with exemplary skill in craft. Each Windgate Fellow receives $15,000 – one of the largest awards offered nationally to art students.

“The Windgate Fellowship program gives us a glimpse of the best emerging talent in the field of craft,” says Stephanie Moore, executive director of the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design. “The funds generously provided by the Windgate Charitable Foundation are critical and impact these artists in profound ways.”

Four judges reviewed a national pool of 115 applicants on the basis of artistic merit and the potential of each applicant to make significant contributions to the field of craft. The 2013 panel included: Dustin Farnsworth, 2010 Windgate Fellow and Penland resident artist; Jayson Lawfer, creator and director of The Nevica Project; Julie Muñiz, associate curator of design and decorative arts at the Oakland Museum of California; and Mark Leach, executive director of the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem.

Winners of the 2013 Windgate Fellowships are:

Sasha Alexandra, Kansas City Art Institute, Ceramics
Emily Chase, University of Arkansas, Mixed Media/Paper
Andrea Clark, University of Kentucky, Ceramics
Gabriel Cruz-Ramirez, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Furniture
Michael Esteban, California College of the Arts, Metal
Christopher Fong, Otis College of Art & Design, Mixed Media/Product Design
Anna Greer, University of Oregon, Jewelry
Alexandra Perez-Demma, San Diego State University, Jewelry
Madeleine Provost, Parsons the New School for Design, Textiles
Hilary Sanders, California College of the Arts, Jewelry

Since 2006, the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design has awarded the Windgate Fellowships to 80 graduating seniors working in craft representing more than 68 colleges and universities.

The Center’s mission is to advance the understanding of craft by encouraging and supporting research, scholarship and professional development.

For more information, visit (www.craftcreativitydesign.org) or call 828/890-2050.

Center for Craft, Creativity & Design in Hendersonville, NC, Announces 2012 Craft Research Fund Grant Awards

November 7, 2012

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) at UNC Asheville is pleased to announce the 2012 Craft Research Fund grant awards. This is the center’s 8th year of annual awards to advance, expand and support research about craft in the United States for both graduate and professional level scholars. This national grant program is funded by a private charitable foundation.

The goals of this peer-reviewed grant are to support innovative research on critical issues in craft theory and history; to explore the interrelationships among craft, art, design and contemporary culture; to foster new cross-disciplinary approaches to scholarship in the craft field; and to advance investigation of neglected questions on craft history and criticism in the United States.

The grant program strives to support research in American Studio craft within three grant categories – Project Grants, academics and independent scholars, Graduate Research Grants, for master’s and doctoral students, and Exhibition Research Grants for curators. CCCD Executive Director Stephanie Moore states, “The Craft Research Fund provides scholars with the encouragement and financial support necessary to contribute to the scholarly discourse focused on studio craft in the United States. The ongoing need of this grant program is argued by the growth of distinguished research that has brought the field to an unprecedented level of sophistication.”

This year’s selection committee includes: Edward S. Cooke Jr., Charles F. Montgomery Professor of American Decorative Arts and Material Culture, Department of the History of Art, Yale University; George Dimock, associate professor of art history, UNC Greensboro; Leisa Rundquist, assistant professor of art history, UNC Asheville; and Tara Tappert, principal, Tappert & Associates, Archives and American Art Consultants and former Craft Research Fund grant recipient.  The committee awarded a total of $98,000 to 11 scholars.

2012 CRAFT RESEARCH FUND GRANTS

Graduate Research Grants (3 out of 13 proposals awarded)

Diana Greenwold, University of California Berkeley – $3,430 – Dissertation research to explore immigrant craft practice in American settlement houses between 1884 and 1945.

Maureen Lilly Marsh, Purdue University – $8,285 – Dissertation research for a cultural biography of the knit designer and writer Elizabeth Zimmerman, as well as knitting as emerging art and craft in late 20th Century culture.

Teresa Wilkins, Indiana University Bloomington – $8,285 – Dissertation research to investigate the construction, use and socio-political meaning of modern feather arts of Hawaii.

Project Research Grants (6 out of 23 proposals awarded)

Nicholas R. Bell, Fleur and Charles Bresler Curator of American Craft and Decorative Art, Renwick Gallery/Smithsonian – $8,000 – Editorial support for the publication that will archive the important symposium “Nation Building: Craft and Contemporary American Culture.”

Ashley Callahan, Independent Scholar – $12,500 – Research toward the book, “Southern Tufts,” which will analyze the history of tufted garments made in north Georgia as it evolved from handcraft to mechanized industry.

Jonathan Fineberg, professor of art history emeritus, University of Illinois Urbana-Campaign – $5,000 – Research for the first scholarly monograph on the work of Robert Arneson.

Irene Hollister, independent scholar, and Catherine Whalen, assistant professor, Bard Graduate Center – $8,000 – Research toward a book on Paul Hollister, critic and historian of the studio glass movement.

Jenni Sorkin, assistant professor of contemporary art history, University of Houston – $12,500 – Research for a book-length study that recovers the gendered history of weaving and its uncertain disciplinary status within the mid-twentieth century university.

Anne Stewart O’Donnell, independent scholar – $12,500 – Research toward a book on the ties between the American Arts and Crafts Movement and the rise of the greeting card industry (1900-1939).

Exhibition Research Grants (2 out of 15 proposals awarded)

Carole Frances Lung, assistant professor, California State University, Los Angeles – $8,250 – Support for the Camp CARPA project and exhibition (artistic reflection of DARPA) that plays with the idea of secret innovation in the crafts, exploring craft and its place in contemporary cultural practice.

Ezra Shales, associate professor, Massachusetts College of Art and Design – $11,250 – Research on the development of the exhibition and book focused on Marion Fosdick and Clara Nelson, women who were exhibiting artists and influential teachers at Alfred University between 1920 and 1953.

Previous year recipients can be found at (http://www.craftcreativitydesign.org/grants/craft-research-fund/).

For more information, call CCCD at 828/890-2050.

Center for Craft, Creativity and Design in Hendersonville, NC, Announce 2012 Windgate Fellows

May 19, 2012

UNC Asheville’s Center for Craft, Creativity and Design (CCCD), in Hendersonville, NC, has awarded ten graduating seniors each with $15,000 in the form of a Windgate Fellowship. More than 120 universities from across the United States were each invited to each nominate two graduating seniors with exemplary skill in craft for one of the largest awards offered nationally to art students. Applicants completed an online application with images of their work and a proposal outlining how the $15,000 would enhance their careers.

“The Windgate Fellowship program gives us a glimpse of the best emerging talent in the field of craft,” says CCCD Executive Director Stephanie Moore. “The funds generously provided by the Windgate Charitable Foundation are essential as these artists consider the practice of their work outside of the university environment, and provide tremendous validation.”

A panel of four recognized professionals reviewed the applications on the basis of artistic merit, the future promise of the applicants work, and the potential for the applicant to make significant contributions to the field of craft. The 2012 panel included: Helen W. Drutt English, educator/gallerist; Nate Moren, 2008 Windgate Fellow, co-owner and designer for Tandem Made, wood artist and furniture designer; Ann (Annie) Morhauser, founder of Annieglass; and Kevin Snipes, ceramic artist.

Ten students were selected from the national pool of 114 applicants:

Rachel Columb, University of Georgia, BFA in Jewelry/Metals
Patrick Aaron Decker, Maine College of Art, BFA in Jewelry/Metals
Brian Fleetwood, Institute of American Indian Arts, BFA in Jewelry/Metals
Eric Heying, Arizona State University, BFA in Ceramics
Adam Hill, University of Alabama, BFA in Sculpture
Joseph Kraft, Alfred University, BFA in Ceramics
Tanner Price, Maine College of Art, BFA in Woodworking and Furniture Design
John Souter, University of the Arts, BFA in Ceramics
Kaii Tu, California College of the Arts, BFA in Design/Craft
Christopher White, Indiana University, BFA in Ceramics

Since 2006, CCCD has awarded the Windgate Fellowship to 70 graduating seniors working in craft representing more than 66 colleges and universities. Each recipient receives $15,000 to complete a proposal supported by the Windgate Charitable Foundation.

The mission of the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design is to advance the understanding of craft by encouraging and supporting research, scholarship and professional development.

For more information visit (www.craftcreativitydesign.org) or call 828/890-2050.