OPEN Calls

2023 Conference Presentation Proposals
OPEN CALLS – Short Form, Clay Conversations, and Projects Space
Deadline – Wednesday, September 14, 2022 (11:59pm EDT)

2023 Gallery Expo – Deadline Thursday, August 25, 2022 (11:59pm EDT)

2023 NCECA Juried Student ExhibitionDeadline Wednesday, September 28, 2022 (11:59pm MDT)

National K12 Ceramic Exhibition Foundation – please visit their website for information about student work for entry for their 2023 exhibition to be held in conjunction with the NCECA 2023 conference in Cincinnati.

2023 Lectures/Co-Lectures, Panel Presentations, and Makers Space/Clay Fab Lab
I Contain Multitudes – 2023 NCECA Annual – Deadline Wednesday, June 22, 2022 (11:59pm MDT)
2023 Concurrent Exhibition Proposals – Deadline Wednesday, June 29, 2022 (11:59pm EDT)
2023 Venue Originated Exhibition Proposals – Deadline Wednesday, June 29, 2022 (11:59pm EDT)


This vital aspect of our organization and annual conference speaks to our mission of advancing the ceramic arts and educating our communities through dynamic personal interaction with ceramics in exhibitions that encompass the full spectrum of ceramic art. To further increase public awareness and appreciation of the ceramic arts, as well as instigate critical investigation and dialogue, NCECA sponsors two exhibitions in conjunction with each annual conference and helps place dozens of concurrent independent exhibitions featuring ceramics in the conference host community.

Fellowships & Residencies

Regina Brown
Undergraduate Student

It is a pleasure to announce the 15th Regina Brown Undergraduate Student Fellowship Awards to be presented next spring at our annual conference…

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Graduate Student

In 2005, NCECA added the NCECA Graduate Student Fellowship Awards to be awarded each spring at the NCECA conference. This is an annual award…

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Intercultural exchange of ideas and methods is critical to evolution of individual artists who through their immersion and experimentation…

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“Awareness of the vastly different ways other people use and treat clay. (Studio Artist) I take from 3-6 students to the conference and they come back inspired by the exhibitions The exhibitions are inspiring, well curated and give us a new look at where we have been as well as where we may be going!”
2006 Portland Conference Attendee