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2014 NJSE

“Material World” Milwaukee, Wisconsin
the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

The 48th Annual NCECA Conference, “Material World,” will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the Delta Center, March 19 – March 22, 2014. In conjunction with the conference, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design will host the 2014 NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition,
March 4 – March 22, 2014.

2014 Participating Artists
Liana Agnew
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Crista Ames
University of Montana
James Barker
Kansas State University
Rickie Barnett
California State University, Chico
Tristyn Bustamante
Arizona State University
Hannah Cameron
Ohio University
Joshua Clark
Cranbrook Academy of Art
Trisha Coates
Wichita State University
Heather Couch
Arizona State University
Virginia Eckinger
The University of Alabama
Thomas Edwards
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Marty Fielding
University of Florida
Marisa Finos
Virginia Commonwealth University
Michelle Florence
Virginia Commonwealth University
Forrest Gard
Louisiana State University
Michael Gesiakowski
Southern Illinois University
Gustav Hamilton
Kansas State University
Seana Higgins
Ohio University
Andrew Hoeppner
University of Washington
Jocelyn Howard
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Michael Hurley
California State University, Chico
Kahlil Irving
Kansas City Art Institute
Victoria Jang
California College of the Arts
Ben Jordan
Northern Arizona University
Sarah Justice
Georgia State University
Nina Kawar
Clemson University
Gunyoung Kim
The Ohio State University
Jin Kim
Cranbrook Academy of Art
Trevor King
University of Michigan
Patrick Kingshill
San Jose State University
Benjamin Lambert
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Yeon Joo Lee
Rhode Island School of Design
Jessi Li
Virginia Commonwealth University
Jessica Longobardo
SUNY New Paltz
Roberto Lugo
Pennsylvania State University
Wade MacDonald
Michigan State University
Marsha Mack
Syracuse University
Shalya Marsh
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Sharon McCoy
Fort Hays State University
Sarah McNutt
Kansas State University
Nicholas Oh
San Francisco State University
Ginnifer O’Keefe
University of Missouri, Columbia
Brooks Oliver
Pennsylvania State University
Anthony Pearson
Southern Utah University
Jordan Pieper
Oregon College of Art and Craft
Tai Rogers
Indiana University
Erika Sanada
Academy of Art University
Phyllis Schlessinger
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Justin Schortgen
University of Iowa
Melanie Sherman
Kansas City Art Institute
Rachelyn Spry
SUNY Buffalo
Iren Tete
University of Missouri, Columbia
Kodi Thompson
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Adriel Tong
Rhode Island School of Design
Lauren Tucci
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Nicholas Wells
University of Minnesota
Bill Wilkey
University of Missouri, Columbia


Tara Wilson
Tara Wilson is a studio potter living in Montana City, Montana. Wilson received a BFA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2000 and an MFA degree from the University of Florida in 2003. She has been a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation and the Red Lodge Clay Center. Wilson was selected as an emerging artist for the 2006 NCECA conference and was a presenter at the 2006 International Woodfire Conference in Flagstaff. She has given lectures and workshops throughout the United States; and her work has been exhibited internationally. Wilson was a demonstrator at the 2009 NCECA conference in Phoenix, AZ.

Jeffrey Mongrain
Jeffrey Mongrain creates both gallery-based works and site-specific pieces. The sited works are primarily located in spiritual spaces. His gallery-based sculptures are reductive and generally reference iconic forms. Scientific findings and religious philosophy are the conceptual foundation of his emotive forms. Some of Mongrain’s recent solo exhibitions include the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art in Sedalia, MO, the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art in San Angelo, TX, the National Museum of Catholic Art in New York City, the Diego Rivera Museum in Guanajuato, Mexico, the Temple Gallery in Rome, Italy, the Newcastle Regional Art Gallery in Australia, the Museo de Antropologia in Mexico, the John Elder Gallery in New York City, and the Perimeter Gallery in Chicago. Jeffrey Mongrain has been a Professor of Art at Hunter College in New York City since 1995. He previously taught for seven years at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland.

The 2014 NCECA NSJE is open to full-time undergraduate, graduate and post-baccalaureate students (as defined by their home institution) enrolled in the United States of America. Students enrolled at institutions on which the jurors currently serve as faculty are not eligible to apply. The applicant must be working towards a degree or be a post-baccalaureate in art at the time of submittal.