2017 Board Candidates

NCECA is pleased to introduce 2017 candidates for two positions on its Board of Directors: Director at Large and Student Director at Large. Elections will open early March and will be conducted via SurveyMonkey. All current members prior to March 1 will receive an email invitation to vote. If you joined membership after this date, please notify candice@nceca.net or joberman.nceca@gmail.com to receive your evite. All votes must be cast by 4pm, Friday, March 24, 2017. If you become a member while at conference, please see Candice at registration to get set up for voting.

To learn more about each candidate, click on the names below


Director at Large

Nicole Dubrow is a potter, artist, mother, and educator. She works within the creative intersection of art, design, education and integrated technology for private, public and national art commissions. Master studies at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park and her B.F.A. in sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute forged an informed foundation across ceramic disciplines.

Dubrow serves local and national communities in clay as the head potter/managing founder of Black Sheep Pottery, School and Studio Art Center in Skippack Village, Pennsylvania. Student and community experience as Adjunct Professor of Ceramics at William Paterson University, New Jersey, studio assistant to Betty Woodman and artist in residence at Marymount Manhattan College and Hunter College in New York City, edified her love for the clay environment.

Beyond her classroom and Dubrow Studio, Nicole actively contributes as a Board Trustee and Secretary for The National K12 Exhibition Foundation fostering K12Clay initiatives of exhibition, education and scholarship opportunities for emerging students and educators across the United States.

Julia Galloway is a utilitarian potter and professor. She is currently the Director of the School of Art and Professor at the University of Montana, Missoula. Julia was born and raised in Boston. She did her graduate studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder, her BFA at New York State College of Art & Design at Alfred University and studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design as well as Massachusetts College of Art.

Julia has exhibited across the US, Canada, and Asia. Julia’s work is included in the collections of the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Museum, Washington DC, Long Beach Art Museum, Long Beach CA, The Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT, The Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY, and The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Julia has served on the board of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts. Her work has been published in Ceramics MonthlyStudio Potter, Art and Perception and Clay Times. She also is in “The Ceramic Spectrum” by Robin Hopper, “The Art of Contemporary Pottery” by Kevin Hulch, “Craft in America: Celebrating Two Centuries of Artist and Objects”, and The Ceramic Continuum, Archie Bray Foundation. In addition, she has developed service based websites: “Montana Clay” and “the field guide for ceramics artisans“.
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Student Director at Large

Brandon Schnur is a ceramic artist originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan and has received his BFA in ceramics at the Kansas City Art Institute. He is currently working on an MFA in ceramics at West Virginia University. He has exhibited his work throughout the United States and China.