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NCECA 2011 45th ANNUAL CONFERENCE

March 30-April 2, 2011 • Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida

Tampa Convention Center • 333 South Franklin Street, Tampa, FL  33602

THEME:  Tidal Forces: The Next Wave will examine and expose the unbroken arc spanning our deepest traditions and the most contemporary emerging work.  A tidal wave can work to teardown walls between old and new, while unearthing what is hidden beneath the surface.  We intend to help artists look beyond what is conventional while remembering the roots of this powerful and multi-faceted art form.  The 2011 conference will both celebrate the new works being created while also examining the power of traditional art.

2011CarlHiaasen

Keynote Speaker:
Stranger than Fiction…An Evening with Carl Hiaasen

Bestselling novelist and journalist Carl Hiaasen is among South Florida’s most vital natural resources.  He writes in a comic style — Hiaasenesque – that combines thrilling plot lines, blunder-prone schemes, headstrong men and women, corrupt politicians, and a loving nod to the natural landscape of South Florida.  And that’s just his journalism.  His fiction — slightly more outrageous, but just — has earned him praise as one of America’s finest satirical novelists, and has sold millions. The New York Times writes that, “the arrival of each of his new novels makes the world a slightly happier place.”

2011 Regional Exhibition Uncommon Ground

2011 Biennial

2011 NJSE

2011 Conference Awards

2011RobinHopper

Closing Speaker:
Robin Hopper – “Born in a Bomb Crater: Lived on a Tidal Wave

2011TampaArtMuseum
New Tampa Museum of Art, will host the NCECA Biennial Exhibition