2012 NSJE

“On the Edge” Seattle, Washington

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2012 Participating Artists
Rachel Ballard
Appalachian State University
Valerie Banes
University of North Texas
Jamie Bates
University of Kansas
Steve Belz
Kansas State University
Kelly Brenner
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Katie Brown
Montana State University, Bozeman
Paul Callahan
Louisiana State University
Rhonda Chan
University of Florida
Matt Conlon
Utah State University, Logan
Henry Crissman
College for Creative Studies
Heather Davis
Iowa State University, Ames
Chanda Droske
University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
Phillip Finder
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
David Gallagher
Kansas State University
Kris Grey
Ohio University
James Kennington
East Carolina University
Jason Kiley
Marshall University
Monica Laskowska
The Ohio State University
Seungwon Lee
Alfred University, School of Art & Design
Cara Long
Tyler School of Art Temple University
Sarah McNutt
Buffalo State College
Armando Minjarez
Kansas State University
Norleen Nosri
University of Missouri, Columbia
Bonilyn Parker
University of Alaska Southeast
Dandee Pattee
University of Florida
Andres Payan
University of Texas, El Paso
Brian Pierce
Northern Arizona University
Evan Pomerantz
Arizona State University
Nathan Prouty
Ohio University
Luke Severson
Kansas State University
Neil Simak
Miami University, Oxford, OH
Duncan Tweed
Northern Arizona University
Ben Tyjeski
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Katherine Walton
Rhode Island School of Design
Pei-Hsuan Wang
Cranbrook Academy of Art
Joel Weissman
Syracuse University
Bill Wilkey
University of Missouri, Columbia
Paige Wright
Ohio University


Kathy King
King is an actively exhibiting artist in the Boston area. Currently an Instructor and Assistant to the Director of the Ceramics Program a��Office for the Arts at Harvard in Allston, MA, she held the position of Associate Professor at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia until 2007. King received her MFA from University of Florida in Gainesville, FL and her BA in Studio Art with a major in Ceramics from Connecticut College. Her narrative vessels, tiled furniture and printmaking, either presented individually, or combined in installation, present narratives from a feminist point of view. King has been featured as both an Emerging Artist in 1999 and a Demonstrator in 2002 at the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conferences. King’s exhibition record includes the Erie Museum of Art in Erie, PA, Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, NC, SOFA Chicago and the World Ceramic Exposition, Yoju, Korea. She has given workshops and lectures at over fifty colleges, schools and art centers throughout the USA.

Mark Burns
Mark Burns was Born Ohio, 1950, a child of the mid-century.
Received MFA in Ceramics 1974, University of Washington, studied with Howard Kottler, Patti Warashina, and Robert Sperry.
Has been engaged in teaching since 1974 at many of the nation’s best institutions for visual arts, among them The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, The Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, The Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, and many others. Currently in his twentieth year as Professor of Art, Head of Ceramics, and Chair of the Department of Art, University of Nevada Las Vegas.
Has continued to produce studio work continually since 1972, and has placed work both internationally and nationally in major museums and both private and public collections.
Has lived long enough to be homework. creates both gallery-based works and site-specific pieces. The sited works are primarily located in spiritual spaces. His gallery-based sculptures are reductive and generally reference iconic forms. Scientific findings and religious philosophy are the conceptual foundation of his emotive forms. Some of Mongraina��s recent solo exhibitions include the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art in Sedalia, MO, the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art in San Angelo, TX, the National Museum of Catholic Art in New York City, the Diego Rivera Museum in Guanajuato, Mexico, the Temple Gallery in Rome, Italy, the Newcastle Regional Art Gallery in Australia, the Museo de Antropologia in Mexico, the John Elder Gallery in New York City, and the Perimeter Gallery in Chicago. Jeffrey Mongrain has been a Professor of Art at Hunter College in New York City since 1995. He previously taught for seven years at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland.

The 2012 NCECA NSJE is open to full-time undergraduate, graduate and post-baccalaureate students (as defined by their home institution) enrolled in the United States of America. Students enrolled at institutions on which the jurors currently serve as faculty are not eligible to apply. The applicant must be working towards a degree or be a post-baccalaureate in art at the time of submittal.