Posted July 26, 2019 in Press Releases

Ten Artists Selected for Residencies at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.

(HOUSTON, TX) July 26, 2019 — Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is proud to announce its new class of resident artists for the 2019 – 2020 cycle. The Artist Residency Program is designed to offer time and space for craft artists to focus on their creative work and interact with the public. The program supports emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in all craft media, including but not limited to clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and mixed media.

A juried selection is held annually to award eight-to-ten artists a three-to-twelve-month residency. Each year, more than 80 applicants from all over the U.S. apply. The selection is based on quality of creative work, ability to interact with the public, career direction, and program diversity. In addition to 24/7 access to studio space, HCCC provides each artist with a modest materials and living stipend and a variety of professional development opportunities. Their work is also included in the annual In Residence group exhibition at the conclusion of the residency cycle.

In exchange, the residents are required to have their studios open to the public for at least two days each week, in support of HCCC’s mission to advance education on the process, product, and history of craft.  Visitors to the Center have the unique opportunity to walk into the artists’ studios, ask questions, and watch them work. This deeper level of interaction between artists and visitors allows the public to learn about a range of craft processes and techniques and helps artists to gain exposure, make connections within the Houston community, and educate people of all ages about craft.

2019 – 2020 HCCC Resident Artists

Audrey LeGalley, Clay (San Antonio, TX)
June 1 – August 31, 2019

Tim Gonchoroff, Clay (Charlottesville, VA)
September 1, 2019 – May 31, 2020

Maxwell Mustardo, Clay (Pittstown, NJ)
September 1 – November 31, 2019

Abigail Ogle, Fiber (Blountsville, AL)
September 1, 2019 – February 28, 2020

Masako Onodera, Metal (Menomonie, AL)
September 1 – November 31, 2019

Lauren Eckert, Metal (Mullica Hill, NJ)
December 1, 2019 – May 31, 2020

Brian Vu, Clay (Arlington, TX)
December 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020

Nicolle LeMere, Clay (Houston, TX)
March 1 – August 31, 2020

Dee Clements, Fiber (Chicago, IL)
June 1 – August 31, 2020

Sophie Glenn, Metal (Smithville, TN)
June 1 – August 31, 2020

To see current and past resident artists at HCCC, visit:



The application for the 2020 – 2021 cycle opens January 1, 2020. For more information, visit: https://crafthouston.org/artists/residents/apply-to-program/

About Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is a nonprofit visual arts center dedicated to advancing education about the process, product, and history of craft.  HCCC provides exhibition, retail, and studio spaces to support the work of local and national artists and serves as a resource for artists, educators and the community at large.

Located in the Museum District at 4848 Main Street, HCCC is open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM, and Sunday, 12 – 5 PM. Closed major holidays. Admission is free. Free parking is available directly behind the facility, off Rosedale and Travis Street. HCCC is three blocks south of Wheeler Ave. MetroRail station on Main Street.

HCCC is supported by individual donors and members and funded in part by The Brown Foundation; Houston Endowment, Inc.; the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance; Texas Commission on the Arts; the National Endowment for the Arts, the Kinder Foundation; the Morgan Foundation; Windgate Charitable Foundation; and the Wortham Foundation. HCCC is a member of the Houston Museum District and the Midtown Arts District.

For more information, call 713-529-4848 or visit www.crafthouston.org. Find HCCC on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @CraftHouston.