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With the 2013 Conference nearly underway in Houston ceramic art exhibitions are opening throughout the region and clay creation is the top cultural story in the media. NCECA has been making continual updates to its online exhibition guide the most recent of which was modified on Friday, March 8, 2013. Along with our new conference app this pdf includes the most comprehensive and up-to-date exhibition guide resource available to use during conference. Consider downloading both just before or after you arrive in Houston.
Among the great exhibitions newly added to the pdf guide is Three Decades of West Coast Ceramics, 1956-1986 which showcases works from the rich Museum of Fine Arts, Houston collection of American ceramics made during this important period. Specifically, the exhibition focuses on teachers and students from seminal ceramics programs at four universities: the Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles; University of California, Davis; Chouinard Art Institute, Los Angeles; and University of Washington, Seattle.
Additional shows have been added in several venues in and around Houston's downtown area and we've added a list of shows within walking distance of the George R. Brown Convention Center near the beginning of the pdf.
Along with our new conference app this pdf includes the most comprehensive and up-to-date exhibition guide resource available to use during conference. Consider downloading both just before or after you arrive in Houston.
Time is running out to save money and take advantage of exhibition tours and evening reception shuttles provided by Lew White Tours. It's an easy and environmentally friendly way to get around Houston! Please take note that advanced booking expires this week: Ticket prices will increase at the conference, so REGISTER NOW for your seat on the bus! Also, note you will need to create a unique login and register on the Lew White Tour website to make an advanced discounted ticket purchase. This is a different login from your NCECA login.
For the first time NCECA is excited to announce the 47th Annual Conference App. We are bubbling with enthusiasm for the panoply of content that will be shared both through the app and at conference! This year, we have been hard at work developing this tool to enhance the educational impact of the conference along with providing ease in navigating all the events and exhibitions.
Thanks to the generosity of AMACO/brent, NCECA will have a Brent Model C Wheel available for silent auction during the conference! A bid sheet will be available at the NCECA information booth, and we already have an opening bid of $750 from Danny Meisinger. "I already have 10 Brent wheels in my studio for my own work and for classes. But when I heard about this opportunity to get another Brent while also benefitting the NCECA organization, I jumped at the chance!" You can see Danny in the AMACO booth at the back of the Resource Hall throwing one of his big pots during the conference. Then stop by the NCECA booth and place your bid. Proceeds from the auction go to support NCECA's 50th year fundraising!
Unite your generosity with 4000 friends to legislate creative learning and development opportunities. Every year the NCECA community demonstrates its remarkable generosity through the annual NCECA Cup Sale – and Houston 2013 will be no exception! Don't forget to bring a cup, or several, as a donation. You can deliver your contribution from 9am-5pm Wednesday and Thursday in room 350 D-F of the George R. Brown Convention Center. At the 2012 NCECA Cup Sale in Seattle, over 979 cups enable NCECA to raise $23,499. Your cup can continue this great tradition of generosity in Houston in 2013. Be sure to return on Friday morning when the exhibit becomes a sale! All funds raised go directly to support NCECA developmental opportunities for students and artists! You can purchase cups on a first-come-first-served basis, although each person is limited to three purchases. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted.
Incumbent Treasurer Lee Burningham is a retired thirty-four year veteran pottery teacher in the Utah public school systems and has been the art department head in multiple schools. He is also the former Co-President and 3-D art specialist for the Utah Art Education Association, a founding member and current Vice President of the National K-12 Ceramics Exhibition Foundation, a Charter Member of the Potter's Council, and practicing potter for the last 45 years.
Since 1999, Michael Terra has been Owner/Partner of Terra Cottage Ceramic.
If you are interested in nominating yourself or another candidate for Director at Large or Student Director at Large, you must be present at the First Members Business Meeting which takes place at 8:30-9 am Thursday, March 21 in General Assembly A of the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. Presentations by the candidates, board elections and voting on the important 2013 Ballot Amendment question all take place at the Second Members' Meeting beginning at 11:45 am in General Assembly on Saturday, March 23.2013 Collectors Tour in Houston that begins Monday evening with a private reception and dinner. The program runs through Saturday and the fee is $1500, not inclusive of travel and lodging. Our guide for the week will be exceptional artist, educator, writer and NCECA board member, Paul Sacaridiz who has been working closely with Marge Levy on all facets of the experience. Special guests from NCECA's board and leaders in the arts community will join in to animate and inform experiences throughout the week. The program for this tour is filled with extraordinary, behind the scenes experiences with curators, collectors, leading artists, museums and other art venues in Houston. The tour also includes some great meals that planned for the group in leading Houston restaurants. Interested parties should contact Jacqueline@nceca.net or call 303-828-2811 right away to secure this spot.