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CROSSCURRENTS: CLAY AND CULTURE:
NATIONAL COUNCIL ON EDUCATION FOR THE CERAMIC ARTS (NCECA) SHARES CERAMIC ART EXHIBITIONS THROUGHOUT THE PITTSBURGH REGION

Ceramic art exhibitions appear throughout Pittsburgh with the 52nd Annual NCECA Conference, CrossCurrents: Clay and Culture Pittsburgh, PA: The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) will host the 52nd annual conference March 14-17, 2018 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The conference theme, CrossCurrents: Clay and Culture will explore several of the art form’s diverse cultural legacies as well as new conceptions of culture and identity in contemporary ceramic art. NCECA anticipates over 5,000 attendees including artists, students, teachers, collectors and enthusiasts. NCECA’s annual conference is one of the world’s largest arts and education events dedicated to a singular medium. A full array of programming will take place in the David Lawrence Convention Center, much of it requiring pre-paid registration, however, in alignment with its commitment to deepen understanding and expand awareness of the art form, NCECA is providing a number of opportunities to the public without charge, including nearly 100 exhibitions throughout the city and surrounding region, with tickets to shuttle buses available separately. In cooperation with CrowdCompass, NCECA has developed a free mobile device app that will be available through the App Store and Google Play to help community members keep in touch with everything taking place in the region, from conference programming to exhibitions. Community members can also review a flip book version of the 2018 Conference Program and Exhibition Guide at https://nceca.net/program-guide/.

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CROSSCURRENTS: CLAY AND CULTURE:
NCECA Announces Emerging Artists of 2018 Artists Natalia Arbelaez, Adam Chau, Wade MacDonald, Janet Macpherson,Sara Parent-Ramos, and Andrew Leo Stansbury will present their work during CrossCurrents: Clay and Culture, the 52nd annual NCECA conference, March 14-17, 2018

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA – (February, 2018) – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the surrounding region has been selected as site of the 52nd Annual Conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA). In advance of its 52nd Annual Conference taking place March 14-17, 2018 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts is pleased to announce that Natalia Arbelaez, Adam Chau, Wade MacDonald, Janet Macpherson, Sara Parent-Ramos, and Andrew Leo Stansbury have been selected as the organization’s 2018 Emerging Artists. The Emerging Artists program seeks to highlight and promote new voices of creative endeavor through the selection of exceptional early career artists who are “emergent” within their career, regardless of age. The six artists selected this year live and work in communities across the United States and Canada and were identified through an open call for submissions, reviewed and selected by distinguished artists Ayumi Horie and Arthur Gonzalez working in concert with NCECA Director at Large, Julia Galloway.
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CROSSCURRENTS: CLAY AND CULTURE:
The city of rivers, bridges, complex immigrant history, gritty perseverance, and reinvention provides setting for re ection on culture’s in uence on art, teaching and learning with clay.

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA – (May, 2017) – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the surrounding region has been selected as site of the 52nd Annual Conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. The conference will take place March 14-17, 2018 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

The 2018 conference theme, CrossCurrents: Clay and Culture will explore sources of inspiration that influence and impact work in ceramics today whether grappling to keep clay vital in classrooms, museums, and community settings, or learning from and adapting to the interplay of cultures in the contemporary world. Personal, social and aesthetic forces animate creative work with elemental materials, methods and ideas in the midst of the information age. On-site Conference Liaisons working on behalf of NCECA’s members and board of directors in the greater Pittsburgh region are Kate Lydon, Director of Exhibitions at the Society for Contemporary Craft and Shoji Satake, Assistant Professor of Ceramics at West Virginia University. Additionally, their institutions are acting as hosts for the 2018 NCECA conference, along with Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, Slippery Rock University, and Pittsburgh Filmmakers/ Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (PF/PCA) in supporting host roles.

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The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts presents its Annual Exhibition, The Evocative Garden, at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center and more throughout Portland, Oregon- February-April 2017

Portland, Oregon The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts will host its 2017 Annual Exhibition, The Evocative Garden, at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center this spring. The exhibition is one of dozens that will be sited throughout the greater Portland, Oregon region concurrently with Future Flux, the organization’s 51st annual conference, which takes place in March 2017. The Evocative Garden will be on view March 4-April 1, 2017 at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, which is located at 8371 North Interstate Avenue in Portland, Oregon, 97217. Conventional hours for Disjecta Contemporary Art Center are Friday–Sunday 12-5pm. Extended days and hours will be available during the week of the NCECA conference, March 17-25, 2017. A public reception will occur during the NCECA Conference from 6:00–9:00pm, Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center. Artists will be on hand and a cash bar available.

The Evocative Garden, considered NCECA’s Annual Exhibition, is curated by Gail M. Brown, a nationally esteemed curator of contemporary craft from Santa Fe, New Mexico. International in scope, Brown shaped the exhibition around the works of invited artists Megan Bogonovich, Jess Riva Cooper, Kim Dickey, Linda Sormin and Dirk Staschke. She then reviewed some 1000 works submitted by the field of contemporary ceramic art, to expand on her vision. In the call for works, Brown wrote about her concept as envisioning…

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National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Announces calendar of Events for 50th Annual Conference 

March 16-19, 2016 in Kansas City, MO

The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) will host the 50th annual conference March 16-19, 2016 in Kansas City Convention Center. The conference theme, Makers, Mentors and Milestones will explore the personal, social, and aesthetic forces that animate creative work with elemental materials, methods and ideas in the midst of the information age. NCECA anticipates over 5,000 attendees including artists, students, teachers, collectors and enthusiasts. Local residents are encouraged to participate through a variety of free public events and exhibitions including the Gallery Expo, keynote speakers, the 24th Annual Cup Sales and more.

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Conference Scholarships Available for Area Students

NCECA is excited to offer single day pass scholarships to 100 students and 10 teachers from Kansas City area high schools. Students and teachers from schools located in the Kansas City Metro (including schools between Lawrence, KS and St. Joseph, MO) in grades 9-12 are eligible to apply for the Val Cushing Memorial Scholarship. Scholarship recipients will be given the opportunity to attend the 2016 NCECA Conference for free thanks to the generous support of donations from Anne W. Bracker of Bracker’s Good Earth Clay and long-time NCECA member and retired Slippery Rock University professor, Richard Wukich, who was mentored by Val Cushing during his formative years at Alfred University.

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Steve Hilton to be named Fellow of the Council

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI -­‐ (November 10, 2016) –NCECA is pleased to bestow this honor upon Wichita Falls resident and Midwestern State University faculty member, Steve Hilton. After studying Environmental Geology and earning a B.S. degree at Missouri State University, Hilton went on to pursue his M.S. there in Art Education. He subsequently earned his M.F.A. at Arizona State University. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States as well as in Cuba, Japan, Portugal and China.

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Glenda Taylor to be posthumously named Fellow of the Council

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI -­‐ (November 10, 2016) –Being named a Fellow of the Council is among NCECA’s highest honors. No more than two individuals may receive this award in any given year. With this award, Glenda Taylor joins a very limited list of influential and creative individuals who have inspired thousands to broaden their horizons and deepen their understanding of ceramic art, teaching and learning.

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Stuart Kestenbaum to be Named Honorary Member of the Council Press Release

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI -­‐ (November 10, 2016) – Kansas City, Missouri is preparing to serve as site host of the 50th Annual Conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. The 2016 conference theme, Makers, Mentors and Milestones will explore the personal, social and aesthetic forces that animate creative work with elemental materials, methods and ideas in the midst of the information age. The conference will take place March 16-­‐19, 2016 at the Kansas City Convention Center, 301 West 13th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64105. During its annual conference, NCECA bestows highly selective awards to individuals who have made significant impact on the field through service, teaching, creative achievement and/ or extraordinary accomplishments.

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 Mr. and Mrs. William Bracker to Receive the Regional Award of Excellence Press Release

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI -­‐ (November 10, 2016) – Recipients of the Regional Award for Excellence are individuals who have made an outstanding contribuYon to the ceramic arts within their community or region. With this award, Anne and the late Bill Bracker join a very limited list of influenYal and creaYve individuals who have invigorated their community through their devoYon to clay. As members of NCECA, Bill and Anne aeended the meeYngs of the Council in the early 1970s. In fact, connecYons they made at the annual conference in 1973 led to the Brackers’ move to the midwest where their nurturing influence on the region’s clay community blossomed in impact over the following decades.

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Nina Hole to be named Honorary Member of the Council Press Release

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI -­‐ (November 10, 2016) – Kansas City, Missouri is preparing to serve as site host of the 50th Annual Conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. The 2016 conference theme, Makers, Mentors and Milestones will explore the personal, social and aesthetic forces that animate creative work with elemental materials, methods and ideas in the midst of the information age. The conference will take place March 16-­‐19, 2016 at the Kansas City Convention Center, 301 West 13th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64105. During its annual conference, NCECA bestows highly selective awards to individuals who have made significant impact on the field through service, teaching, creative achievement and/ or extraordinary accomplishments.

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The 2016 Conference Press Release

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – (December 23, 2014) – Kansas City, Missouri and the surrounding region was recently selected as site of the 50th Annual Conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. The conference will take place March 16-19, 2016 at the Kansas City Convention Center, 301 West 13th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64105.

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The 2015 Conference Press Release

PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND – (NOVEMBER 26, 2014) – The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts is hosting its 49th Annual Conference at the Rhode Island Convention Center, One Sabin Street in Providence from March 25-28, 2015. The conference theme, Lively Experiments, pays homage to Rhode Island’s founding charter and joins ceramic art’s historic engagement with empirical research and discovery to today’s evolving creative commons. Salve Regina University and Rhode Island School of Design will play the role of conference host organizations and provid venues for important exhibitions surrounding the conference.

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Windgate Charitable Foundation Grant given to NCECA PDFicon

Linda Arbuckle: Fresh Color on Pottery available for streaming to NETA Stations nationwide! word-icon

NCECA releases The Spirit of Ceramics Volume 6: Linda Arbuckle: Fresh Color on Pottery word-icon

NCECA’s Executive Director Press release PDFicon