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OCTOBER 2011

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Welcome to the New format of NCECA e-News, a monthly newsletter delivered directly to your inbox full of timely information about upcoming NCECA events & opportunities. We also welcome member articles. To submit an article for consideration, please contact us.

From the President's Desk 10-06-2011

I have just returned from Korea where I was invited to represent NCECA at the Gyeonggi International CeraMIX Biennale organized by KOCEF, the Korean Ceramics Foundation. Because of NCECA's prominence in the ceramics world globally I was asked to serve on the International Committee to help plan and organize the event. While there we dedicated a four-story Ceramic Arts Museum, opened the 2011 International Competition exhibition as well as many other exhibitions in and near Icheon, and participated in educational programming provided by scholars around the world. In our International Committee meeting to debrief about the opening days I described the 2 month long festival as "ambitious". I was struck by how many international attendees know NCECA and hold it in high regard. The two organizations that continued to come up as examples of how things can be done on an international basis were NCECA and the IAC (International Academy of Ceramics), which will be hosting their biannual event in Santa Fe, New Mexico in the fall of 2012. NCECA, is a recognized and respected part of the huge ceramics world out there… Now, more than ever, the ceramics community is global and, it is engaged with some pretty big ideas. NCECA is a contributor, because we not only recognize content that exists in the world already, but by hosting our annual conferences, symposia and exhibitions we actively add to the body of knowledge in the field and the sharing of it with one another. Between 15 and 30 countries are represented annually at our conferences and many international members talk about our event as the single not-to-be missed event of the year. While interacting with attendees to the Biennale from Uganda and Australia and France and Denmark and China, etc. it reminded me that I was your ambassador of clay from NCECA. What an honor!

 

On-Line Registration for 2012 NCECA Conference Opens!

NCECA is pleased to announce that web-registration for the 2012 Conference in Seattle opens as of October 6, 2012. To facilitate web-registration NCECA is offering a range of Conference Bundles that enable registrants to purchase a conference registration, membership and if they choose an exhibition catalog, in a single transaction. Please make sure to log-in with your NCECA id and password to check on the status of your membership before beginning your transaction. Go to: http://nceca.net/static/conference_program.php to learn more about the 2012 Conference Program. To register go to: https://netforum.avectra.com/eWeb/Shopping/Shopping.aspx?Site=NCECA&WebCode=Shopping

NCECA is also offering some exciting Conference bundling incentives to go along with your registration!:

1) If you purchase or renew your NCECA membership with your Conference registration AND buy the 2012 Invitational Catalog, we will give you the Spirit of Ceramics Vol. 1 with Val Cushing DVD for free! (provide your receipt to the registration desk to get it).

2) If you purchase the 2012 Invitational Catalog with your Conference registration, you will receive the 2009 Biennial Catalog on CDROM (provide your receipt to the registration desk to get it).

These are all while supplies last, so make use of this amazing opportunity!


Message from 2012 Seattle Conference On-Site Co-Liaisons, Wally Bivins and Marge Levy


SDCCOME EARLY AND STAY LATE: LOTS TO SEE!
In March, at the conference, we have made it easy for you to see over 25 Concurrent Independent Exhibitions curated and originated by NCECA members, in one place, the Seattle Design Center. Seventy-seven-thousand square feet of exhibitions in a beautiful well lit and secure facility. We are grateful for Hines International for making this facility available.

Hines

These CIE shows represent the breadth of who we are and how we use clay and will include a national table top invitational, regional wood fired Ikebana vessels, contemporary pots from Japan and China, large sculpture of multiples, life sized portraits, outrageously decorative environments, high tech and low tech work, figurative sculpture, one person shows, alumni showcases, and presentations by established pottery and art centers from Montana, Seattle, Vancouver, and points east. As a start! Additional CIEs have been sited in galleries, department stores, churches, and educational centers. See the website for details. Museums throughout the Northwest, from Bellingham to La Conner to Bellevue to Tacoma have embraced the upcoming conference and in honor of NCECA, special exhibitions have been planned: look on the website in November for details of shows in the Seattle Art Museum, Henry Art Gallery, Bellevue Art Museum, Frye Art Museum, Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum, Seattle Asian Art Museum, Whatcom Museum, and the Museum of Northwest Art. Overall, we have 175 exhibitions planned. See the website for details and check back often for new postings. Most of all, when planning your travel to Seattle, please COME EARLY AND STAY LATE. There will be lots to see!
Marjorie Levy, ph.#: (206) 484-7582 - Co-Chair, NCECA Seattle Host Committee

 

Message from NCECA Programming Chair, Steve Hilton

I am happy to have this opportunity to let you all know how much we are looking forward to seeing everyone in March of 2012, for the 46th Annual NCECA Conference in Seattle, Washington. We are all working daily to ensure this next conference will be one of our best, so please plan on coming early, and staying late! Please find a bullet list of highlights below:
* As an opening to this year's conference, we are pleased to present world-renowned artist Mark Dion as our Keynote Speaker.
* Additionally on Wednesday night for the Randall Session, there will be a exciting blend of funk music, blending dance, soul, jazz, rock and blues by the Little Big Band.
* Our distinguished lecturers, Gwen Chanzit, of the Denver Art Museum, and Stefano Catalani, of the Bellevue Arts Museum, presenting on Curatorial Perspectives.
* NCECA, Seattle will also be the first time we will offer two full days of K-12 programming, along with the much talked about change we made to last years programming; a room dedicated solely to Student Perspectives.
* For the Friday night dance, we will present ceramics own Beth Lo and the Big Sky Mudflaps
* Saturday morning we will begin with the Emerging Artists and follow them directly with an inspiring and entertaining closing lecture by San Francisco artist' Sandy Simon and Robert Brady.
* In an attempt to address the lunchtime conflict, we would like to offer you coffee service for our First Business Meeting Thursday morning at 8:30 AM If you have any programming questions, Please send me a message, as I am always interested in hearing from members. Until then, see you in Seattle in March of 2012 for what is shaping up to be a great conference!
Steve Hilton
NCECA Programs Director
steve.hilton@mwsu.edu

Last Chance for Advance Registration for Shared Journeys II

Space remains available for Shared Journeys II taking place at West Virginia University in Morgantown from October 14-16, 2011. Contact the NCECA Office by Friday, October 8 to register in advance. Limited On-site registration opportunities will be available on the Morgantown campus on October 13 and 14.

More Clay Far Away

In September, NCECA Executive Director, Josh Green made two presentations as part of the CreaBiz Symposium in Hjorrling, Denmark. About 150 working individuals working in or studying clay participated in the symposium which also included presenters from Great Britain, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Egypt and others including demonstrating artist, Bede Clarke from the US. Opportunities to study and prepare for careers in ceramic art are meeting similar challenges throughout the world and it is interesting to note how artists are working to develop alternative and entrepreneurial pathways for professional studio practice whether as traditional object makers or in leading edge conceptual work. Self-organized educational programs, mentorship and symposia are on the rise as the number of ceramics-dedicated studio programs in higher education institutions are being reduced in many European countries. The presentation on NCECA raised awareness about the organization's work among new audiences, many of whom were interested in the impact of new initiatives like Gallery EXPO and Projects Space.

Clay Workers in Need of Recovery Assistance

Messages come in to the NCECA office that let us know that we have friends far and wide, some of whom need help. Flooding and storm damage resulting from Hurricane Irene took an unexpectedly hard toll on clay workers living far from the seaside regions. The Craft Emergency Relief Fund, www.craftemergency.org is collecting donations from those who would like to help with the Hurricane Irene Emergency Response. The Historic Salem Courthouse located in Washington County, New York is an active community center that offers many art programs to area residents, young and old including pottery classes.  The center has no flood insurance on the building, and the basement level was devastated from the recent flooding destroying the well-equipped pottery studio and other activity rooms. The clean-up has been a massive project, but enough progress has been made to start re-furnishing the studio. Visit www.salemcourthouse.org to learn more.

Deadline Reminders

2012 Topical Discussions/NCECA Connections: DEADLINE October 10, 2011

2013 Houston Concurrent, Independent Exhibitions: DEADLINE November 4, 2011

2012 K-12 Programming proposals - DEADLINE, November 13, 2011

2012 Student Perspectives Programming proposals - DEADLINE, November 13, 2011

 

 

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In This Edition

From the President's Desk

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On-Line Registration for 2012 NCECA Conference Opens

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Message from 2012 Seattle Conference On-Site Co-Liaisons

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Message from NCECA Programming Chair, Steve Hilton

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Last Chance for Advance Registration for Shared Journeys II

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More Clay Far Away

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Clay Workers in Need of Recovery Assistance

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Deadline Reminders

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