The Week in Craft: November 7, 2018

The Week in Craft: November 7, 2018

Your weekly dose of links about craft, art, design, and whatever else we’re excited about sharing

Published on Wednesday, November 7, 2018.
Windy Chien, Year of Knots, 2016

Windy Chien's massive installation "Year of Knots" reflects a year spent learning one new thing each day. How cool is that?

Vero Kherian, courtesy of the artist

Who knew that knots could be so beautiful? San Francisco-based artist Windy Chien knows how to tie a good knot and spent a year mastering one knot each day. A book about Chien’s Year of Knots will be published in fall 2019.

ACC’s American Craft magazine received the Minnesota Media and Publishing Association 2018 Magazine of the Year award – in addition to 17 additional awards.

After threatening to defund the National Endowment for the Arts, President Trump just nominated Mary Anne Carter to a four-year term as chairperson of the agency, the New York Times reports.

Jeweler and ACC Fellow Marjorie Schick died late last year, and now Bill Youmans, her cousin, has released a video celebrating her life and career.

Education for makers is surging – and benefitting kids as young as kindergarten, according to the New York Times.

Roger Kneebone, professor of surgical education at Imperial College, London, says students have spent so much time in front of screens and so little time using their hands that they have lost the dexterity for stitching or sewing up patients, according to the BBC.

Don’t miss the inaugural year of New York City Jewelry Week. Featuring city-wide programming, this week-long celebration of all things jewelry will take place November 12 – 18.

Attention artists: Two fantastic fellowship opportunities are available through Artadia and A Blade of Grass. The Houston Artadia Fellowship is a pilot program for immigrant and refugee artists living in Houston (deadline to apply is December 9), and the ABOG Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art supports artists using their work to inspire social change (deadline to apply is November 16).

The Center for Craft in Asheville, North Carolina, has been awarded $975,000 by Buncombe County to create an additional 7,000 square feet for exhibitions, lectures, classes, and workshops. 

The Art Libraries Society of North America recently featured the American Craft Council Library and Archives as a place to visit. Speaking of the library, if you're in Minneapolis, you won't want to miss our screening of J. Fred Woell: An American Vision on November 14.

Cannupa Hanska Luger has won the inaugural $50,000 Burke Prize awarded by the Museum of Arts and Design. Luger was the cover story for the December/January 2018 issue of American Craft.

We're looking for a show operations assistant to work out of our Brooklyn office and provide support in planning and managing the American Craft Shows and other events.