NCECA is opening a ballot for election of two distinct positions on its Board of Directors: Student Director at Large and Director at Large. The Student Director at Large position is a two year non-renewable term that will begin immediately following the close of the ballot and run through the 2023 conference or the closing date of the election cycle to coincide with it.

The Director at Large position is a three year non-renewable term that will begin immediately following the ballot and run through the 2024 conference or the closing date of the election cycle to coincide with it.

Each of these positions will be determined through member ballot. The candidates receiving the most votes for each of the two positions will join NCECA’s Board of Directors.

NCECA Members may cast only one vote for each of the two positions.

The ballot, which is taking place via SurveyMonkey will open on March 25th and run to 5.00 pm eastern on April 16.

NCECA Members will receive an email with the link to the ballot.

This message will be transmitted to the email address linked to members’ NCECA user portal email accounts. If you have not received an email invitation to the ballot, please check your spam folder and review your member status via the user portal. If you need assistance with this contact office@nceca.net or support@nceca.net.

Only active members will receive messages with a link to the ballot. Because of unusual circumstances surrounding the pandemic. NCECA is extending a 30-day grace period on expiring memberships in order to extend eligibility to participate in this important governance decision.

MEET THE CANDIDATES

Student Director at Large

NCECA is excited to introduce you to four candidates for the Student Director at Large role. Please review their materials and select one candidate for your vote.

Dina Perlasca

Dina grew up in the border of Mexico and the US. She currently lives in El Paso TX with her 3 children and is in her 2nd year of MFA Ceramics Program at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces where she holds the position of Ceramic Tech and Instructor.

Isaac Scott

Isaac Scott is a ceramic artist, curator, photographer, and organizer from Madison, WI who is currently living in Philadelphia, PA. Isaac is an MFA candidate at Tyler School of Art and Architecture and plans to graduate in Fall of 2021.

Jamin Shepherd

Originally from Texas, Jamin is an artist, writer, and performer. He completed his BFA at the University of Texas, Tyler, and is currently pursuing his MFA in ceramics at the University of Iowa. He has exhibited regionally and nationally, most notably, two appearances in the NCECA National Juried Student Exhibition.

Martha Underriner

Martha Underriner is an MFA candidate at the University of Florida and is based in DeLand, FL. Martha taught K-12 art for eleven years and holds a BFA with a concentration in ceramics from University of North Texas and a Master of Art Education degree from Texas Tech.

Director at Large

NCECA is excited to introduce you to three candidates standing for the Director at Large role. Please review their materials and select one candidate for your vote.

P.J. Anderson

Pj Anderson is an early career ceramic artist from Thompson, Manitoba, Canada. She is a Canadian artist of both Afro-Jamaican and Métis heritage that she references during her explorations of Multi-Cultural identity, Modern Canadian Identity, Environmental Issues, and Digital Social Justice. She is currently a Graduate Candidate at the University of Manitoba.

Andrew Casto

Andrew Casto, Program Head and Associate Professor of Ceramics at The University of Iowa, was a 2015 NCECA Emerging Artist, a long term resident at the Archie Bray Foundation, and is represented by Mindy Solomon and Winston Wachter Galleries. He has exhibited in over 80 national and international exhibitions.

Liz Duarte

Liz Duarte is a ceramic artist and educator with a Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics and a Master of Arts in Teaching. She lives in Seattle WA, serves on the board of the Washington Clay Arts Association and is an active member of NCECA’s Green Task Force.