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The deadline for NCECA's 2013 undergraduate and graduate fellowships is Wednesday, January 16. The goal of these fellowships is to recognize and support promising students who are striving to expand their creative inquiry through independent and/ or creative development beyond the scope of the programs in which they are enrolled. 2013 will be the 14th consecutive year that NCECA presents Regina Brown Undergraduate Student Fellowship Awards at its annual conference. In 2005, NCECA inaugurated the NCECA Graduate Student Fellowship Awards.
Applicants must be NCECA Members who are full-time undergraduate students or full-time graduate students matriculating in a degree-granting program in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program in the U.S. at the time of the deadline. Undergraduate students must have attained the classification of at least a junior or its equivalent in order to be eligible for the Regina Brown Undergraduate Student Fellowship.
Applications must 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 award funds (cannot include payment of tuition) and must submit additional materials as specified in the Application Details. A maximum of three undergraduate and three graduate awards may be made each year.
Successful candidates receive partial award payments following the annual conference. The remaining portion is paid following completion of the successful applicant's project and delivery of a report.
Since its inception, the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts has sought to advance the stature and quality of the ceramics field by stimulating creativity and professionalism. One of the ways NCECA accomplishes this is to recognize individuals whose service, creative achievement and passionate commitment have shaped visions of excellence in ceramic art and education. Join NCECA in Houston in March 2013 when awards are presented to these accomplished and inspiring individuals.
Outstanding Achievement Award – John Toki of Berkeley, CA for his contributions to the development of contemporary ceramics as an artist, teacher, author, consultant, patron, philanthropist, inventor and trailblazer.
Excellence in Teaching Awards - George Timock of Kansas City Art Institute and Barbara Frey of Texas A&M, Commerce, recipients of NCECA' Excellence in Teaching Award were nominated by former students or colleagues for their exemplary dedication to and accomplishment as educators in ceramic art.
NCECA Honorary Awards - Paulus Berensohn of Penland, NC and Victor Spinski of Newark, DE have made outstanding lifetime contributions to the professional development of the ceramic arts through their creative production, teaching, commentary and the inspirational lives they have led and shared.
Regional Award of Excellence – Houston's Sara Morgan will be recognized for her contributions to the art community for more than 50 years, including her involvement in non-profit, civic and political organizations in seven different cities. Co-founder and past president of the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) where she continues to serve on the board, in addition to those of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Houston Grand Opera and the American Craft Council. Sara Morgan is a past board member of the Center for National Policy, Washington, D.C.; Anderson Ranch Arts Center of Snowmass, Colorado; the Children's Museum of Houston; the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City; Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey; and the Houston Grand Opera Endowment Board.
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