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2020 Pre and Post Conference Events
MULTIVALENT: Clay, Mindfulness, and Memory
Richmond, Virginia

March 21 & 22

Visual Arts Center of Richmond Workshop. Join the Visual Arts Center of Richmond for a set of special, preconference workshops leading up to the NCECA 2020 conference in Richmond, Virginia. VisArts’ preconference will include five intensive workshops with nationally renowned artists: Jen Allen, Tom Bartel, Kathy King, Kevin Snipes, and James Watkins. Each artist will be offering a twoday workshop showcasing techniques and processes they utilize in their own creative practice.

10:00a.m. – 4:00p.m., $295.
A free, public panel featuring all preconference artists will take place on Sunday, March 22nd at 5 p.m.

Visual Arts Center of Richmond
1812 West Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220, 804-353-0094.

For additional information and to register go to https://www.visarts.org/pre-conference-workshops/.

Contact Jordan Brown

March 27

Capital One West Creek Campus
15075 Capital One Drive
Richmond, VA

Capital One NCECA Exhibition Public Tours: Saturday, March 28, 12-3 pm. Pre-registration required. Register for public tours here

Featured Artists:

Standing in the Clouds: Andréa Keys Connell 
2020 Archie Bray Foundation Resident Artists
: Jeremy Jernegan 
Kendra Dawn Wadsworth
Pamunkey Black Ware Pottery
Pottery Northwest Resident Artist Exhibition 2019-2020
Iterations: Rebekah Wostrel
Women Who Wood Fire: Elena Capousis, Joanna Gragnani, Beatriz Gutierrez Gonzalez, and Zoë Powell
Workhouse Ceramic Resident Artists

Exhibition Details:
Standing in the Clouds
Andréa Keys Connell
Through ceramic sculptures, Andréa Keys Connell aims to direct visitor’s eyes to a range of hidden stories that reflect what cannot be expressed with words.

2020 Archie Bray Foundation Resident Artists
Curators: Steven Young Lee, Maura Wright
Nine resident artists from the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, Montana exhibit their sculptural work in ceramics. Steven Young Lee, Jessica Brandl, Stuart Gair, Iva Haas, Kelly Stevenson, Jason Bige Burnett, Katriona Drijber, Chase Travaille, and Nicholas Weddell.

Jeremy Jernegan
Jeremy Jernegan’s wall pieces explore our situation as inhabitants in a world with a rapidly changing climate.

Kendra Dawn Wadsworth
Kendra Dawn Wadsworth works intuitively using a variety of traditional and non-traditional materials and tools in her sculptural and two-dimensional artwork.

Pamunkey Black Ware Pottery
Curator: Amanda Dalla Villa Adams
The Pamunkey tribe, located in central Virginia, are known for Pamunkey Black Ware Pottery, an ancient pottery technique fired outdoors in a wood-fire pit that uses local clay dug from deposits along the Pamunkey River. This exhibition consists of photographs and videos documenting the Pamunkey Black Ware Pottery history and process.

Pottery Northwest Resident Artist Exhibition 2019-2020
Curator: Ling Chun
Seven resident artists from Pottery Northwest in Seattle, Washington exhibit their ceramics.Tzyy Yi-Amy Young, Liisa K. Nelson, Jake Brodsky, Hanako O’Leary, Anyuta Gusakova, Amanda Salov, Ling Chun, Granite Calimpong, and Soe Yu New.

Rebekah Wostrel
Rebekah Wostrel’s earthenware pots are informed by the traditional Japanese aesthetics of wabi sabi, a type of beauty characterized by simplicity, intimacy, and refined imperfection. Video work will also be on exhibit by the artist.

Women Who Wood Fire
Curated by Joanna Gragnani
This exhibition highlights the empowering aspects of wood firing and the women Joanna Gragnani has befriended along her journey as a wood fire potter. Elena Capousis, Joanna Gragnani, Beatriz Gutierrez Gonzalez, and Zoë Powell.

Workhouse Ceramic Resident Artists
Curated by Dale Marhanka
Six resident artists from the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Virginia exhibit their ceramics. Kristen J. Morsches, Sarah Petty, Brian Grow, Christy A. Boltersdorf, Pam Eisenmann, and Joan Ulrich.