NCECA Presidential Cycle (2008-2014)
Keith J. Williams, Professor at Concordia University, St. Paul has been an artist and educator since the late 70's. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, and has exhibited in local, regional, and national exhibits. He has a broad educational background including in depth studies in studio art, art education and art history and has juried dozens of exhibitions. His most serious abstract expressionist clay explorations employ saggar, or other atmospheric firing techniques, but his art ranges widely from functional pottery, to drawing to liturgical furniture. He has also done sculpture, printmaking and some glass work. He believes in keeping an active sketchbook.
Williams has agreed to again Chairing the Concordia Art Department after serving five of his six year presidential cycle. In his ‘free time’ he is currently writing and illustrating a book on legendary ceramic artist Don Reitz. He also directs his church choir and handbell choir. He plays in his university’s jazz band and sings in VOX9 their select jazz choir. He golfs, consistently wears one of his 50 hats and can’t help his addiction to puns.