BREAKING NEWS

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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