November, 2023

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft has had an exciting year! Our new annual report highlights our accomplishments, recent exhibitions, and programs, all of which were made possible by your friendship and support.

In the last few months, the HCCC community enthusiastically welcomed Leila Cartier as our new executive director. We celebrated the installation of new building signage along Main Street, and we’re improving our online presence at to be more accessible, while reflecting our rigorous scholarship and creative programming in the field of craft. Along with a renewed focus on strategic planning, these developments are paving the way for significant changes in the months ahead.

In order to implement these changes and build upon our success, we have set a goal to raise $115,000 for this year’s annual fund drive. Annual fund donations provide free admission, as well as critical support for artist residencies, curatorial research, and instructional public events. We want everyone to have the opportunity to experience our unique exhibitions and programs—including Hands-on Houston, one of the longest running, free art programs in the city.

We would be grateful if you would make an annual fund gift of any size to help us achieve our goal. Your partnership allows us to thrive in an environment of rising costs and keep contemporary craft accessible to all.

We are excited for 2024, as we continue to provide a dynamic space for traditional and innovative craft for the Houston community and beyond. Thank you for being part of this essential organization, and we’d love to see you soon at one of our upcoming events!

With sincere gratitude,

Judy Nyquist                                      Leila Cartier
Board  President                                 Executive Director

To donate via postal mail, please download the pledge form, fill it out, and mail to HCCC at 4848 Main Street, Houston, Texas, 77002. For questions, please email Jessica Jacobi at