• Shared Ground Symposium
  • Shelter // Center for Craft Holiday Shop
  • Artist’s Travelogue: Nexus of Craft and Environs with Sarah House
  • Trans – Across, Beyond, Through (Panel Discussion)
  • 2017 Annual Benefit: Celebrating Stoney Lamar and Craft After Dark
  • Windgate Project Grant Lecture and Workshop with Rebecca Manson
  • The Life and Work of Harvey Littleton
  • Windgate Project Grant Lecture and Workshop with Rachel Mauser
  • Object as Poet
  • About Face: Exploring the Graphic Identity of Craft Horizons Magazine, 1941-1979
  • Women in Craft Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
  • Salon Series: Craft and Community
  • Holding the Pieces Workshop with Michael Swaine
  • Matter in Action: Mending on the Streets with Michael Swaine
  • The Art of Repair with Dr. Steven J. Jackson
  • Shaker Tape Chair Weaving Workshop
  • November Repair Café
  • Follow the Money: Understanding Art Production Today with Glenn Adamson and Julia Bryan-Wilson
  • Fix it in 15: Bike Repair Clinics
  • General and Special: Designer Talk with Ole Jensen
  • 2016 Back to the Drawing Board
  • Overshot: A Composition for String Quartet and Electronics Inspired by the Lou Tate Kentucky Coverlet Collection
  • 20th Anniversary Celebration & Benefit
  • Ghetto Craft: A Place Where Poverty and Porcelain Intersect, Artist’s Talk with Roberto Lugo
  • Recycled China: The Residue of Industry, Artist’s Talk with Thomas Schmidt
  • 1st Annual Windgate Fellowship Project Grant Artist Talks
  • Showing/Making: Curator’s Talk with Garth Johnson
  • Spaces of Production | The Mend-Smith Project
  • Broadway Block Party
  • Glassville: WNC’s Contemporary Glass Showcase
  • Spaces of Production | The People’s Cloth Trade Show
  • How Artists Get Noticed: An Editor’s View
  • At Human Scale: Artist Talk by Michael Strand
  • Back to the Drawing Board | Blue Mountain, Mark Reigelman (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Process vs Product: Shifting Values in Art, Craft, and Design
  • ‘Loving After Lifetimes of All This’ Exhibition Tour with curator Danny Orendorff
  • Back to the Drawing Board | In Song Sing On: The Songbook Project, David Wilson (Oakland, CA)
  • Bringing it Home: Loving After Lifetimes of All This in Asheville
  • Back to the Drawing Board | Performance Crafting: Hand in Hand, Tanya Aguiñiga (Los Angeles, CA)
  • From Hair to There: Artist Talk with Sonya Clark
  • Paper Piecing: Printmaking and the Quilts of Gee’s Bend Session 2
  • Go Tell It at the Gallery!
  • Quiltmaking Workshop with Louisiana P. Bendolph
  • Gee’s Bend In Translation: A Symposium
  • Exhibiting Blackness and the Gee’s Bend Effect
  • Paper Piecing: Printmaking and the Quilts of Gee’s Bend Session 1
  • Quiltmaking Workshop with Loretta Bennett
  • From Quilts to Prints: A Roundtable Discussion
  • Gee’s Bend Quilts: The Art of Necessity and the Necessity of Art
  • PBS “Craft in America: SERVICE” Sneak Preview
  • The Revolution is Now
  • 3-D Printing Week
  • REBIRTH – Ceramics 14.0 – Art + Design + Architecture | a lecture by Garth Clark
  • The Materiality of Sound: What Can Craft Learn from the Sound Industry?
  • CTRL+P Opening Reception
  • PechaKucha Night Asheville – Vol 6
  • “Taking Shape: A Curator’s Perspective”, discussion with Cindi Strauss
  • Craft in America Industry: Handmade in the Creative Economy Sneak Preview
  • Moogfest brings Immersive, Improvisatory, Durational Performances to Benchspace
  • Sign Painters
  • Bernard Leach and the Fine Art of Pots
  • Ismini Samanidou, Guest International Artist at the WNC Textile Study Group
  • The Future of Traditional Pottery with Garth Clark
  • History in the Making: Maker’s Co-Authors Janet Koplos and Bruce Metcalf
  • An Evening with Matthew Crawford
  • Up for Discussion with Magdalene Odundo
  • CCCD’s Windgate Fellowship Program: A Case for Funding Professional Development Opportunities for Graduating Seniors
  • Not the Straight and Narrow: Diverse Pathways to Bending Wood
  • Audio Archive
  • 1st Annual Windgate Fellowship Project Grant Artist Talks

    February 26, 2016 - 6 - 7:30 pm | Benchspace Gallery & Workshop at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design

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    Now in its eleventh year, CCCD’s Windgate Fellowship Award continues to be one of the most prestigious and sought-after awards for emerging craft artists in America. Each year more than 100 universities from across the United States are invited to nominate two graduating seniors with exemplary skill to apply for a fellowship award of $15,000 to support a project that will further their careers and contribute to the advancement of the field. Ten fellowships are awarded each year.

    To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Windgate Fellowship Award in 2015, marking $1.5 million awarded to 100 emerging craft artists nationwide, CCCD expanded the program to include three $10,000 project grants awarded to previous Windgate Fellows. The 2015 Windgate Fellow Project Grant recipients are Andrea Donnelly (Richmond, VA), Aaron McIntosh (Baltimore, MD), Mark Reigelman II (Brooklyn, NY). Donnelly, McIntosh, and Reigelman will travel to Asheville, NC on February 26 to deliver a series of rapid fire artists talks and project updates, including:

    The Crown Jewel Project

    Andrea Donnelly, 2007 Windgate Fellow

    The Crown Jewel Project explores questions of the false dichotomy of conceptual versus functional weaving, looking at value, object, art and labor using “scarf” as conceptual canvas.

    Inspired by the world around her, Andrea Donnelly has been weaving and reweaving cloth that feels familiar yet very special, even mysterious, at the same time. For almost a decade, she has been utilizing this subtle strangeness to indicate a shift in context, bringing attention to that which is not visible, or often overlooked. The processes of making these cloths: weaving them by hand, imbedding imagery within woven structure, or unweaving painted cloth only to weave it back again, are vital to the content and quality of her work. Donnelly’s art is exhibited around the world from New York to Tokyo. She has been selected for numerous grants and awards, including a place in the permanent collection of the North Carolina Museum of Art and is one of three emerging artists in the U.S. to receive the prestigious 2015 Windgate Fellowship Project Grant. Donnelly received her MFA in Fibers, Virginia Commonwealth University and her BAD (Art and Design), and BA (Psychology), North Carolina State University, Summa Cum Laude.




    Aaron McIntosh, 2006 Windgate Fellow

    Invasive subverts the negative characterization of invasive species and uses queer kudzu as a demonstrative tool of visibility, strength, and tenacity in the face of presumed “unwantedness”.

    Aaron McIntosh grew up in Kingsport, TN, a factory town in the Appalachian foothills of East Tennessee. A fourth-generation quilter, his family’s working class environment and domestic material culture figure large in his art practice. McIntosh’s education includes a BFA from the Appalachian Center for Craft and a MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. His exhibition record includes numerous solo and group exhibitions, including Queer Threads: Crafting Identity & Community at the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay & Lesbian Art in New York, and most recently Man-Made: Contemporary Male Quilters at the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles. His work has been published in the LA Weekly, ArtNews, the Houston Chronicle, American Craft magazine, FiberArts, and the Surface Design Journal. His essay, “Parallel Closets”, was published in the April 2014 edition of the Brooklyn Rail. McIntosh currently lives in Baltimore, MD, and teaches at the Maryland Institute College of Art as a Professor in the Fiber Department.


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    Mark A. Reigelman II, 2007 Windgate Fellow

    Smokers looks at mysterious and commonplace symbols of the city, transforming one of New York’s many steam emitting pipes with a meticulously fabricated mini cabin that rests on top.

    Mark Reigelman II is a Brooklyn based artist specializing in site-specific objects and installations. His work has been exhibited in public spaces, galleries and museums across the country. Currently, documentation of Reigelman’s project The Reading Nest is included in the exhibition Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. His project, Manifest Destiny! was recognized by Americans for the Arts as one of the top 50 public art projects of 2012 and site-specific installation, White Cloud, at the Cleveland Museum of Art was named as one of the top public art projects in the United States. French clothing company Lacoste recognized Reigelman as the Cultural Innovator of 2013 and was featured with his work in Details Magazine (NYC). He is a member of the American Design Club (AmDC) and co-founder of the New York based creative collective Art Stars. Reigelman has exhibited work worked with designers such as Jorge Diego Etienne, Isaac Mizrahi, GyBell, Ron Gilad, Dror, Montana Knox and Rockwell Group. Reigelman’s work has been included in publications such as The New York Times (NYC), New York Magazine (NYC), FRAME (Netherlands), L’uomo Vogue (Italy), Public Design (Korea) and Tele Star (France). Most recently his work was featured in the book, Unexpected Art: Serendipitous Installations, Site Specific Works, and Surprising Interventions, printed by Chronicle Books.


    This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.


    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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