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March 28 - March 31 : Seattle, Washington

Washington State Convention Center
800 Convention Place
Seattle, WA 98101-2350

Registration IS NOW OPEN!


Table of Contents

Conference Registration Bundles and FAQ

2012 International Residency Opportunities

2012 Graduate and Undergraduate Student Fellowship Awards

Past Masters Advisory Committee

Virtual Benefit Drinking Vessel Exhibition

Conference Registration Bundles and FAQ

Online conference registration for Seattle, WA is underway.
NCECA has new “BUNDLES” for conference registration.
“Bundle” your membership, conference registration, and the
2012 Exhibition Catalog and receive a special premium gift.
There are many Bundles to choose from, please take a
moment to review each one.

Click here to read detailed instructions on how to purchase a new membership and register for conference, or if you are already a member, see detailed instructions on how to register for conference with a current membership.


Updated NCECA 2012 Conference FAQs Now Available On-Line

Still trying to act on your plans for the Seattle conference? Wondering about timing on arrival, departure, where to stay, how to get around or what to see? NCECA On-Site Conference Liaisons Wally Bivins and Marge Levy helped NCECA staff roll-out an update on Conference FAQs geared especially for Seattle, 2012. You can read them on-line here.

2012 International Residency Opportunities

IRThe purpose of NCECA is to promote and improve the ceramic arts through education, research and creative practice. One of the many ways that NCECA supports its members is by providing opportunities to engage in international programs. Intercultural exchange of ideas and methods is critical to evolution of individual artists who through their immersion and experimentation, absorb and sometimes transform influences of other artists and their cultures. Since launching this initiative, NCECA has participated in programs in Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe.
For 2012 we are excited about offering international residency opportunities to A.I.R. Vallauris in France, Zentrum fur Keramik in Germany, and The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in Japan.
Click here for eligibility and the application process for NCECA's 2012 International Residency Program! Applications due by February 1, 2012.


2012 Graduate and Undergraduate Student Fellowship Awards applications NOW OPEN!

It is a pleasure to announce The 13th Regina Brown Undergraduate Student Fellowship Awards and the NCECA Graduate Student Fellowship Awards to be presented next spring at our annual conference in Seattle, Washington. Applicant must be a current NCECA Student Member.
Applications are to be supported by two (2) letters of recommendation. One from a current instructor and one from another instructor or professional ceramist. The student must make a project proposal for use of the (cannot include payment of tuition) and must submit additional materials as specified in the Application Details.

Proposed Research Project must be supportive of your goals as a ceramic artist and clearly state your objectives, how the award will be used to fulfill those objectives, an itemized budget and the anticipated impact the fellowship will have on your work.

CLICK HERE for details and Online Application


Past Masters Advisory Committee

NCECA is pleased to announce the formation of a Past Masters Advisory Committee, whose members Fellow of the Council, Marlene Jack; studio potters, Malcolm Davis and John Britt, are joining Programs Director Steve Hilton and President Keith Williams to identify and gather information on leading figures in the ceramic field to be memorialized during the upcoming conference and through NCECA publications. A new submission form to receive contributions should be available in the open calls section of NCECA's website beginning the week of December 5.

Submission requirements will include a brief 50 word statement on why you think the nominee is worthy of inclusion, an expanded 500 word statement that provides detail on the individual's contributions to the ceramics field and a minimum of 3 and maximum of 20 images. Names and contact information for up to three additional people that could help provide additional information may also be submitted.

Because of pressing publication deadlines submissions received by December 15 may be eligible to be included in the 2012 Program Guide or Journal. Submissions received following mid-September may still appear on slides projected during the conference or diverted into a round of candidates for inclusion in the 2013 Conference program in Houston.


Virtual Benefit Drinking Vessel Exhibition

cupThe opportunity to make a purchase from NCECA's first-ever Benefit Drinking Vessels Exhibition curated by Pete Pinnell is soon coming to a close on Friday, December 16 at midnight, Mountain Time Zone. Thanks to the generosity of the participating artists, NCECA's members and friends the project has raised nearly $1500 to benefit NCECA's Fund for Artistic Development which helps support student fellowships and international residency awards. As of Thursday, December 1, 26 exceptional works of ceramic art remain available for purchase at price points ranging from $35- $250 plus shipping and handling. NCECA has also posted a PowerPoint file featuring images of the donated works with accompanying reflective statements from some of the ceramic artists. Time is running out to visit the exhibition on-line and add to your collection while helping NCECA and fellow ceramic artists.



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