2019 NCECA COLLECTORS TOUR: MINNEAPOLIS, MN

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Monday, March 25 – Saturday, March 30, 2019
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Led and curated by Linda Ganstrom with
NCECA Exhibitions Director Brett Binford,
Northern Clay Center Executive Director Sarah Millfelt,
and Concordia University Professor Keith Williams

The 2019 NCECA Collectors Tour promises an exciting week of experiences designed for collectors of ceramic art. This experience promises a dynamic itinerary of exclusive studio and collection visits, curatorial and artistic connections, and insider opportunities to collect from the dozens of shows surrounding NCECA’s upcoming conference.

The 2019 NCECA Collectors Tour will commence at noon on Monday, March 25 and conclude Saturday, March 30, 2019 following presentations by emerging artists and the conference closing lecture by influential artist Tony Marsh. 

This limited registration opportunity will extend to important studios, exhibitions, collections and organizations throughout the Twin Cities region as well as invitations to special experiences integrated within Claytopia, NCECA’s 53rd Annual Conference taking place at the Minneapolis Convention Center from March 26-30, 2019. The conference will include lectures, artist demonstrations and thought-provoking discussions on conditions that shape and influence ceramic art in history and the contemporary world.

Registration will be limited due to the nature of experiences, which include insider access to leading art and artists, as well as special engagements with arts professionals, and private collections. Participants will gain early access to thoughtfully selected exhibitions and enjoy purchasing opportunities while sharing a few meals, conversations and interactions with prominent and emerging artists.

NCECA will also be inviting special guests from the Twin Cities region’s cultural community and leading artists from NCECA’s membership to add texture, national and global perspective to the week. Travel throughout the region will be provided to most locations via luxury motor coach. Smaller vehicles may be used to reach special destinations.

A practicing artist for more than 30 years and full-time and university educator for more than two decades, through her ceramic sculpture, Linda Ganstrom explores personal issues to explore universal questions and qualities of the human condition. Her childhood spent on a farm in central Kansas is manifest in Ganstrom’s early creative inquiry through themes of nature, growth, and transformation. Concerns of more current work include the roles of women, memory, family, spirituality, gender and personal identity. Linda taught for seven years at Barton Community College before joining the faculty at Fort Hays State University where she directs undergraduate and graduate studies in ceramic art. Ganstrom served as NCECA exhibitions director for six years and helped organize memorable shows featuring national and international artists at the Tampa Art Museum, Bellevue Art Museum, and Milwaukee Art Museum during her tenure.


ACCOMMODATIONS, FEES & REGISTRATION

NCECA is holding a special block of 20 rooms for 2019 Collectors’ Tour registrants. Please contact Jacqueline Hardy when you register for information about booking these rooms.

The $1700 registration fee includes conference registration, membership, exhibition catalog, motor coach transportation to tour sites, a donation to NCECA and a few shared meals. Travel to and accommodations in Pittsburgh are not included in the registration fee. Contact Jacqueline Hardy at office@nceca.net or 303-828-2811 to reserve a place.

For info and reservations contact NCECA Membership Coordinator: Jacqueline Hardy
303-828-2811 or 866-266-2322 – office@nceca.net
By registering for this experience, you agree to permit NCECA to share your name and contact information with our hosts of private studio and collection visits.

Because NCECA’s 2019 Collectors Tour was designed with exclusive experiences and held to a very limited capacity NCECA respectfully establishes that the following cancellation policy be honored:

Cancellation requests received by midnight EST, February 1, 2019 will be assessed a $50 processing fee and the $250 tax-deductible donation to NCECA that was built into the registration fee. Those requesting a refund by this deadline, if already paid in full will receive $1400.

Cancellation requests received after midnight, EST on February 1, and before midnight, EST February 10 will be assessed a $550 fee plus a $250 tax-deductible donation to NCECA (a refund of $900 if paid in full).

Cancellation requests after February 10 will be non-refundable.

Retention of fees or portions of fees are necessary because NCECA Collectors’ Tour includes special experiences that require NCECA to limit the number of registrants and make financial commitments to service providers and vendors.