(HOUSTON, TX) October 28, 2021 — Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Cydney Pickens as the next HCCC Curatorial Fellow. Pickens is a graduate of the Art History program at the University of Houston and has previously worked at HCCC as a curatorial intern, assisting with research and exhibition installations, and as a visitor services associate, leading tours and educating the public about the artworks on view. She also served as a gallery assistant at Foelber Pottery and most recently worked in the fast-paced world of Gallery One Auctions.
Generously supported by the Windgate Foundation, the Center’s Curatorial Fellowship Program trains and supports the next generation of curators in the field of contemporary craft. Fellows join HCCC for a three-year term, working alongside the curator in the development, organization, and implementation of the organization’s exhibitions program, as well as partnering with staff across departments, in support of education and artist residency initiatives. Former fellows have taken leading curatorial positions in the field, including those at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Corning Museum of Glass; the Center for Craft (formerly the Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design); and Lawndale Art Center, as well as HCCC.