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  • April 2013 CCCD Newsletter

    • 2013 Windgate Fellowships announced
    • F.O.O.D. Conference at the Mint Museum
    • CCCD board member solo exhibition now open at the Asheville Art Museum
    • The Journal of Modern Craft highlights CRF recipients and Makers textbook
    • Craft Research Fund supported California Handbook reviewed in NYT

     2013 Windgate Fellowships announced  

    On Thursday, April 4, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design hosted the selection panel to name the 2013 Windgate Fellows.  The selection process presents a rare opportunity to survey the best and brightest emerging makers in the field of craft. We are honored to continue the important legacy of this program – one that gives these emerging artists both the validation and financial resources necessary to jumpstart their careers.

    Learn more about the selection panel, discover additional images and read about the Fellows on our website.

    Sasha Alexandra, Kansas City Art Insitiute, 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

    Save the Date: F.O.O.D. Conference at the Mint Museum

    We invite you to join us at the Mint Museum Uptown in Charlotte on Friday, April 26, 2013 for a day of engaging presentations by food writers, chefs, historians, and designers. Speakers include food historian and founder of Gastronomica Darra Goldstein, bread expert and Johnson and Wales chef Peter Reinhart, Asheville-based architect Ken Gaylord, and designers Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin of FormaFantasma. This conference, co-hosted by The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design and the Mint Museum, will be held in honor of the museum’s upcoming exhibition, F.O.O.D. (Food, Objects, Objectives, and Design)

    Designer and architect Michael Graves will also be presenting as the keynote speaker on the evening of Thursday, April 25 in conjunction with the exhibition.

    For details or to register, visit the Mint Museum’s website or call 704.337.2107.

      CCCD board member solo exhibition now open at the Asheville Art Museum

    A Sense of Balance: The Sculpture of Stoney Lamar

    William Stoney Lamar has contributed exceptional skill and vision to the world of wood turning for over 25 years. Stoney Lamar’s sculpture is created primarily through a unique approach to multi-axial lathe work, giving his pieces a distinct sense of line and movement unlike other works of turned wood. Often letting the shape, color and modeling of the wood determine a piece’s finished appearance, Lamar also employs paint and metal in his forms. The artist, continues to create, and his work can be found in both private and public collections around the country.

    Lamar is a graduate of regional partner institution Appalachian State University. He is also an executive board member of The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design.

    This exhibition will travel to arts institutions across the country beginning in January 2014, including: the Museum of Craft and Design (San Francisco, CA), the Los Angeles Craft and Folk Art Museum (CA), the Arkansas Arts Center (Little Rock, AR) and The Center for Art in Wood (Philadelphia, PA).  

    Image and text courtesy of The Asheville Art Museum website

    The Journal of Modern Craft highlights CRF recipients and Makers textbook

    Each year the Craft Research Fund provides grants up to $15,000 to advance, expand and support scholarship in the United States.The latest issue of The Journal of Modern Craft (Volume 6, Issue 1, March 2013) features articles by two Craft Research Fund award recipients and one panelist as well as three reviews of Janet Koplos and Bruce Metcalf’s Makers: A History of American Studio CraftThe reviews of Makers were contributed by Edward Lucie Smith (Independent Curator), Thomas Denenberg (Director, Shelburne Museum) and Catherine Rossi (Senior Lecturer of Design History, Kingston University). Articles by CRF awardees and panelist include: 

    Eleven Propositions in Response to the Question: “What Is Contemporary about Craft?”

    Julia Bryan-Wilson (Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art, UC Berkeley)2012 CAA Travel Award Recipient, 2009 CRF Award RecipientJulia is also the recipient of the College Art Association’s 2013 Art Journal Award

    Aileen Osborn Webb and the Origins of Craft’s Infrastructure

    Ellen Paul Denker (Museum Researcher and Consultant)2005 CRF Award Recipient Scaling Up: Theaster Gates, Jr, and His Toolkit

    Ethan Lasser (Margaret S. Winthrop Associate Curator of American Art, Harvard Art Museum)2011 CRF Panelist

    Craft Research Fund supported California Handbook reviewed in NYT

    The Center is also pleased to share this review from the NY Times/International Herald Tribune of “A Handbook of California Design.” This publication, edited by Bobbye Tigerman, Associate Curator of Decorative Arts and Design at the  Los Angeles County Museum of Art is a companion to the exhibition “California Design, 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way.” The exhibition was co-curated by Tigerman and Wendy Kaplan, who were supported by a 2010 Craft Research Fund grant.      If you are a previous Craft Research Fund, Windgate Fellowship, or Windgate Museum Internship recipient, please keep us informed about your recent successes – we would like to celebrate them with you – both here and on our Facebook page!

    The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design advances the understanding of craft by encouraging and supporting research, scholarship, and professional development in the United States. 


    Artspace Survey Launch: Counting Asheville Artists & Creatives for Affordable Housing Solutions

    The Center for Craft and Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the launch of a comprehensive community outreach campaign and survey to quantify affordable housing and space options for Asheville’s artists, makers, performers and creatives. The Arts Market Survey, with a tagline of “Keep Asheville Creative,” is the next step to addressing community need as part of a bigger project to develop live/work, mixed-use-model development for the creative sector in Asheville.


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