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Seattle Exhibitions and Programming - 2012

Emerging Artists: DEADLINE August 30, 2011
The NCECA Emerging Artist program is intended to give early career artists, who show exceptional promise, the opportunity to present their work to an international audience at the NCECA Annual Conference.

National Student Juried Exhibition: DEADLINE September 29, 2011
The NCECA 2012 NSJE is open to all full-time undergraduate, graduate and post-baccalaureate students (as defined by their home institution) enrolled in the United States of America. Eligible students must be working at the time of submittal towards a degree or be a post-baccalaureate in art.

Topical Discussions/NCECA Connections: DEADLINE October 3, 2011
NCECA is seeking a diverse group of discussion leaders from its membership; Students (Undergraduate, Post-Bacc, Graduate), Studio Artists, Educators (K-12, Community College, University), Gallerists, Curators, etc. are all encouraged to apply! Topical Discussions and NCECA Connections are the break-out sessions on Thursday and Friday afternoons during conference.

Weather or Not: DEADLINE October 1, 2011
Seattle artist and Host Committee Member, Charlie Bigger is excited to announce Weather or Not, a site-specific, outdoor installation opportunity at South Lake Union Park in Seattle to coincide with the 2012 conference. Weather-Or-Not presents an opportunity for students and teachers to explore the EDGY artistic avenue of collaborative installations affected by time and weather. E-mail a one-page description of your project to Additional information and collaborative proposal requirements are detailed in Charlie's downloadable letter here: Charlie shares that his excitement and imagination around this event is sparked by two elements. "The first is the theme...the theme for NCECA 2012..."On The Edge" immediately grabbed my attention and fired up my imagination. Secondly, being interested in the history of the studio movement in Ceramics, a concern among my peers in the ceramics world deals with a perception that younger clay workers seem to be less numerous than a few years back. I am looking forward to being able, through NCECA, to provide this great venue to share and explore new ideas, and experiments with up and coming young ceramics students that might not otherwise realize that NCECA is also for them, not just established studio artists of my generation." On-Site Conference Liaison, Marge Levy writes that through Weather-Or-Not, "we hope to capture the inclinations of those who are in a period of their artistic lives where they are thinking about process, objects, ephemeral notions, and having fun with it all and with each other. "


Houston Exhibitions - 2013

Concurrent, Independent Exhibitions: DEADLINE November 4, 2011
NCECA will act as a jury and an intermediary in selecting exhibitions that will enhance the conference experience and bring high quality ceramic exhibitions to the hosting community. The On-site Liaisons will identify host venues and work with them in selecting exhibitions suited to the mission and audience and facilities.


Awards and Board Nominations - 2012

2012 Awards: DEADLINE September 30, 2011

The membership of the NCECA Nominations Committee has been recently re-constituted for 2012 to include President-Elect, Patsy Cox (Chair); Director-at-Large, Sam Chung; past President, Robert Harrison and Fellow of the Council, Susan Filley. Nominations for Fellows of the Council, Honorary Members, Excellence in Teaching and Outstanding Achievement are now being accepted. The deadline for receipt of nominations packets is September 30, 2011 for awards to be presented at the 2012 Conference in Seattle.
Visit: to view the details on submission materials, awards descriptions and eligibility requirements.

Board Terms to begin in 2012

The NCECA Nominations Committee is also responsible for identifying qualified candidates for positions on the Board of Directors. By September 30, 2011, the Nominations Committee anticipates identifying two qualified candidates each for the role of President-Elect and Director-at-Large positions on the Board of Directors. Read more about the responsibilities and requirements of these roles at: Board candidates for nominations will be considered by the Board of Directors at its October 2011 meeting in Houston. Information about the Board's Nominees will be posted on NCECA's website following this meeting. Additional nominations for one Director-at-Large position and one Student Director-at-Large position will also be accepted at the First Members' Business Meeting tentatively scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Thursday, March 29 during the 2012 conference in Seattle. Following brief speeches by the candidates, elections will take place at the Second Members' Business meeting on Saturday, March 31, 2012, the final day of the Seattle conference (time TBD).


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