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  • 2017 Windgate Museum Interns

    The Windgate Museum Internship program provides $5,000 stipends to four undergraduate or graduate students who work under the direction of curators or directors in contemporary craft collections, exhibitions, and programs in museums or organizations nationally.

    After reviewing applications from a diverse and compelling group of museums, CCCD is pleased to announce the 2017 Windgate Museum Interns and Host Institutions: American Museum of Ceramic Art, Asheville Art Museum, Charles Allis-Villa Terrace Art Museums, and Minnesota Center for Book Arts.

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    American Museum of Ceramic Art | Pomona, California

    Hannah Fountain
    Stephens College (Columbia, MO)
    BS, Biology, Minor in Art History and Gender Studies, expected 2017

    Hannah Fountain received her Bachelor of Science in biology with a minor in art history and gender studies in 2017 from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. Her long-term goal is to become a curator of decorative arts and/or sculpture and a scholar of 19th and 20th century ceramic art.

    Hannah will be an integral part of the AMOCA curatorial team and work under the direction of AMOCA’s Executive Director and Exhibitions Manager. Hannah will be instrumental in the preparation and installation of We the People and Kukuli Velarde exhibitions. She will also assist with the planning and research for our upcoming Greetings from California: Iconic Women in Ceramics exhibition. This show will feature the work of twenty-five significant ceramic artists from Beatrice Wood to Beth Cavener Stitcher


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    Asheville Art Museum | Asheville, North Carolina

    Holly Gore
    University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
    PhD Candidate, Modern and Contemporary Art

    Holly Gore is a third-year Ph.D. Candidate at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she studies modern and contemporary art with a focus on craft. Her research explores the intersections of body, environment, and manufactured objects. She is currently writing a dissertation that investigates how and why postwar sculptors, furniture makers, and educators working with wood staged tactile encounters in their art. 

    Holly’s publications include a review of the exhibition Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957 (, December 2016), and the essay, “Expanding the Field: Wendy Maruyama and Studio Furniture” (in A Long Engagement:  Wendy Maruyama and Her Students, San Diego State University, 2015). She is the 2016-17 recipient of the AD&A Museum Curatorial Fellowship. Before coming to UCSB, Holly earned a Master’s degree at Stanford University and worked at the Cantor Center for the Visual Arts.

    Holly will aid curatorial staff in accomplishing critical tasks related to growth, management, and accessibility of the Museum’s studio craft collection, including curating an exhibition focusing on the Museum’s collection for the Gallery On the Slope, researching and writing catalogue entries for the Museum’s first-ever collections catalogue supported by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, researching and writing gallery labels and other educational resources focused on contemporary studio craft, among other duties as assigned.



    Charles Allis – Villa Terrace Art Museums | Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    April Bina
    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Milwaukee, WI)
    MA Candidate, Art History

    April Bina is a first-year graduate student in the Art History department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she also graduated with honors with her Bachelor of Arts in Art with an emphasis on Photography and Art History. Currently, she is working as a teaching assistant for the Art History department as she begins her preliminary thesis research and writing on seventeenth century Spanish artist Bartolomé Esteban Murillo. She plans on finishing her thesis next May so she can begin her career or go on to receive her Ph.D. 

    At the Charles Allis – Villa Terrace Art Museums, April will help research the life and work of ironworker/metalsmith Cyril Colnik (1871-1958), with an emphasis on his Austria-to-Milwaukee immigration story, how and why he used and referenced mythological and nature-based symbolism in his work, and how his expertise and body of work remains relevant in a 21st century context. April will be working closely with Museum Curatorial staff (Shana McCaw, Senior Curator and Jenille Junco, Assistant Curator and Collections Manager), Director John Sterr, and additional exhibition designers.


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    Minnesota Center for Book Arts | Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Sara Ludewig
    Macalester College (St. Paul, MN)
    BA Candidate, History

    Sara Ludewig is currently attending Macalester College (St. Paul, MN) in the History department. During her academic career, Ludewig worked on a Digital History practicum team to collect, organize, and edit metadata on artifacts provided by members from the Rondo neighborhood in St. Paul, MN. Ludewig recently completed a yearlong Digitization and Oral History internship with the Minnesota Historical Society. Her career goals include a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science and professional work in a library and archives setting.

    Sara will support Minnesota Center for Book Arts’ projects related to the organization’s James and Mailynn Alcott Library. The Alcott Library preserves the craft of bookbinding, papermaking, printing, and related craft, housing over 2700 artists’ books, references, scrolls, periodicals, prints, and broadsides. The library serves as an archive of artwork created through MCBA’s artistic programs, including the annual fine press publication, Winter Book, which features Minnesota book artists, writers, and illustrators.



    Study Confirms Affordable Housing and Studio Need for Artists/Creatives in Asheville; Proposes Solutions

    In 2015, The Center for Craft, in partnership with the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, commissioned Minneapolis-based Artspace Consulting to conduct a preliminary feasibility assessment and report as the first step towards developing affordable space solutions for artists and the creative sector in Asheville, North Carolina. Artspace Consulting recently submitted their preliminary feasibility assessment findings, which confirm the need for affordable housing and workspaces for artists and creatives.


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