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2015 National Student Juried Exhibition

THEME: Lively Experiments
DEADLINE: September 24, 2014 (Midnight Pacific Time) – CALL IS CLOSED

The 49th Annual NCECA Conference, Lively Experiments, will be held in Providence, Rhode Island at the Rhode Island Convention Center, March 25-28, 2015. In conjunction with the conference, Rhode Island School of Design will host the 2015 NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition in the Sol Koffler Gallery and foyer, March 21 – April 9, 2015. Awards will juried after the work is installed. There will be an awards reception hosted Thursday evening, March 26, 2015.


Ryan LaBar
Ryan LaBar grew up in Great Falls Montana. He received a degree in Biology and Art from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. In 1999, he moved to Helena, Montana and set up a studio. He has worked as a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation, the LH Project, California State University Long Beach, and Caldera. Additionally LaBar has worked internationally in residencies in China, Bali, and Poland and has spent time at the Kohler Factory in Wisconsin and Meissen Manufaktur in Germany. LaBar received his MFA at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and was a subject of Nebraska Television’s “Nebraska Story”. Currently, he is the program director of the LH Project, a prestigious residency program in Joseph, Oregon.
Magdalene Odundo
Primarily a vessel maker, Magdalene Odundo was born in Africa, educated in England, and has work in museums, galleries, and private collections across the world. Odundo has had dozens of solo shows and participated in countless group exhibitions. She brings an internationally renowned, time-tempered aesthetic that reaches far beyond traditional pottery. Odundo has been appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honour’s List for Services to the Arts, as well as Patron & Trustee by the English National Society for Education of Art & Design. She continues to make and show work, teach, and participate in residencies and workshops. She works and lives in Surrey, England.


The 2015 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.

Applications will be accepted online only; www.juriedartservices.com

Submission begins April 16 and ends September 24, 2014.


NCECA reserves the right to exclude from adjudication any submissions that include more than two works or more than one detail image per work. Please do not submit the same pieces to multiple NCECA calls in the same year.
Additionally NCECA reserves the right to exclude from adjudication any submissions made with incorrect fees. It is the artist’s responsibility to verify and update member status before submitting his/her work and paying the entry fee. NCECA will not process refunds to those who submit incorrect fees.

  • Artist statement (less than 200 words – Do not include artist name in statement.)
  • Level of Study: Undergraduate, Graduate, or Post-baccalaureate
  • School Name, Professor Name, Professor Phone, Professor E-mail
  • All images must be accompanied with the following information:
    • Title
    • Description – Clay body, decorating and firing methods
    • Photographic Credit (if artist, type in ARTIST)
    • Sale Status – For Sale or Not For sale
    • Image #s – Image 1, Image 1 detail = piece 1 w/detail.
    • Image 2, Image 2 detail = piece 2 w detail
    • Retail Price (includes the 30% commission)
    • Dimensions (inches) H x W x D
    • Weight (lbs.)
    • Date of completion
    • Insurance Price (retail minus 30% commission)
    • Special installation instructions (if necessary)

Please double check your entry information as no changes will be allowed.

No more than two pieces of artwork may be submitted. For each artwork, you may submit only one full view image and one detail image. Jurors will only consider up to two works and review up to four images by each entrant. Jurying will be conducted from images of actual works available for the exhibition. No substitutions allowed. Submissions that include more than two works or more than one detail image per work may be excluded from adjudication. Please do not submit the same pieces to multiple NCECA calls in the same year.

All works must be primarily ceramic. Mixed media works will be accepted only when clay is the dominant material. Video featuring clay or ceramics will be juried if a link is provided in the description field of the entry. All links must be anonymous, any reference to an applicant’s name or school will disqualify participant from jurying. The jurors will make final determinations. Work must fit through a standard door. Floor and pedestal works must be self-supporting. NCECA and exhibition venue staff reserve the right to exclude from exhibition works that arrive at the venue in unstable condition.


Cash merit awards will be determined by the jurors from the actual works and will be announced during the Opening Reception and at the Second Members’ Business Meeting. Recent NSJE Exhibition Awards have included NCECA, company and organizationally sponsored cash prizes and purchase awards. The final award list will be published at the time of the exhibition.


Detailed information and Online Submittal form: April 16 – September 24, 2014
Online Submittal Deadline: September 24, 2014 (midnight Pacific Time)
Acceptance Notification: After November 7, 2014
Contracts Due: By December 10, 2014
Shipped Works: to arrive between March 9-13, 2015
Hand Delivered Works: to arrive between March 15-16, 2015 between 12-6pm
Exhibition Dates: March 21 – April 9, 2015
Reception: Thursday March 26, 2015 6-8 pm
Conference Dates in Providence: March 25-28, 2015
Hand Pick Up: April 10-11 12-6pm
Return of Work: After April 9, 2015
Damage Claim: Immediately Upon Return
Return Shipping Reimbursement Request: Before May 15, 2015


Please note: In previous NSJE’s a significant percentage of work has arrived broken. Please ensure your work is packed properly. Students are responsible for shipping or delivery of their work to and from the Rhode Island School of Design and insuring it while in transit. NCECA will reimburse up to $50.00 per piece for RETURN shipping. Students must include a pre-paid RETURN label for return shipment. An ORIGINAL receipt for return shipping with the 2015 NSJE Reimbursement form (to be sent post conference) must be provided to NCECA by May 15, 2015. NCECA will not reimburse shipping for work that is sold; purchaser is responsible for pick up or shipping.

Shipped work will be sent to: Hand delivered work will be taken to:
NCECA at RISD Sol Koffler Gallery
2 College Street 169 Weybosset St
Providence RI, 02903


The Rhode Island School of Design will provide insurance coverage of work while on their premises for market value as confirmed by RISD or for the amount available. Artists will be responsible for insurance of work in transit. The Rhode Island School of Design will refer sales to NCECA; a 30% commission will be retained by NCECA.


Participating artists must agree to allow NCECA, the Rhode Island School of Design, and gallery visitors to photograph work while on display for educational and publicity purposes. Images of accepted works will be retained by NCECA for promotional purposes, posting on the NCECA website and sharing with media related publications. NCECA will print a color exhibition poster that will be distributed at the conference. NCECA may create a digital catalog and/or an online version of the exhibition using images of accepted work.