Gary Carlos, Mow, 2012
2015 NCECA BIENNIAL
THEME: Lively Experiments
DEADLINE: July 1, 2014
Produced by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, The NCECA Biennial is a premier international juried ceramics exhibition. Brown University’s David Winton Bell Gallery will host the 2015 NCECA Biennial In conjunction with Lively Experiments, the 49th Annual NCECA Conference in Providence, Rhode Island (March 25-28, 2015). The exhibition will run January 24 – March 29, 2015. A juried exhibition, submission of works for consideration is open to the broad field of ceramic art. An expert jury panel will make selections for the exhibition from digital images. NCECA produces a color catalog featuring jurors’ statements and work by all participating artists. NCECA Members receive a 50% discount on the entry fee.
NCECA 2015 BIENNIAL JURORS:
CRITERIA FOR THE APPLICATION PROCESS
Open to all current members of NCECA (both national and international) and to all ceramic artists, 18 years and older, residing in the U.S. Please note: artists from outside the U.S. (including Canada) must be NCECA members to enter.
NCECA membership runs 12 months from the date of initiation or renewal. NCECA Membership fees are not included in any event registration. Membership is a stand-alone annual fee. If you are unsure of your Membership status, please contact email@example.com
NCECA reserves the right to exclude from adjudication any submissions made with incorrect fees. It is the artist’s responsibility to verify and update member status before submitting his/her work and paying the entry fee. NCECA will not process refunds to those who submit incorrect fees. To renew or become an NCECA MEMBER click here
Members $20 entry fee
Non-Members $40 entry fee
All applicants will enter submissions online electronically through Juried Art Services at http://www.juriedartservices.com/. Online submission begins March 15, 2014 and ends July 1, 2014 (midnight EST).
NUMBER OF WORKS:
No more than two pieces of artwork may be submitted. For each artwork, you may submit only one full view image and one detail image. Jurors will only consider up to two works and review up to four images by each entrant. Entered works must have been completed within the last two years. Works entered in previous NCECA exhibitions are not eligible. Please do not submit the same pieces to multiple NCECA calls in the same year. Jurying will be conducted from images of actual works available for the exhibition. No substitutions allowed.
All works must be primarily ceramic. Mixed media works will be accepted only when clay is the dominant material. Video featuring clay or ceramics will be juried if a link is provided in the description field of the entry. All links must be anonymous, any reference to an applicant’s name or affiliation will disqualify participant from jurying. The jurors will make final determinations.
Work must fit through a standard door. Floor and pedestal works must be self-supporting. NCECA and exhibition venue staff reserve the right to exclude from exhibition works that arrive at the venue in unstable condition, work that the gallery is unable to physically accommodate or which differs from the submitted image. Works may not exceed architectural limitations of the exhibition space. Ceilings are 14′ in height. Weight of wall suspended works may be limited.
Special Considerations: The exhibition venue includes a public lobby space by the entrance of the gallery that may be suitable for a large-scale site-specific installation. Any artist(s) selected to create installation(s) in this public area will waive any claims for loss or damage to the work.
- Description – Clay body, decorating and firing methods
- Photographic Credit (if artist, type in ARTIST)
- Sale Status – For Sale or Not For sale
- Image #s – Image 1, Image 1 detail = piece 1 w/detail.
- Image 2, Image 2 detail = piece 2 w detail
- Retail Price (includes the 50% commission)
- Dimensions (inches) H x W x D
- Weight (lbs.)
- Date of completion
- Insurance Value (retail minus 50% commission)
Please double check your entry information as no changes will be allowed.
Artists are responsible to ship and insure accepted works to and from the exhibition venue.
All accepted entries must be sent double boxed in sturdy, re-usable packaging. If packing materials are not acceptable for return shipping, the gallery staff will contact the artist and any purchase of new packing materials will be the responsibility of the artist.
De-install will take place beginning on March 30, 2015 and will be completed by the David Winton Bell Gallery staff. Return shipping will be done through FEDEX, UPS and USART utilizing artists’ established accounts or by hand delivery. Artists will coordinate art pickup with the David Winton Bell Gallery staff.
NCECA will reimburse artists up to $150 for RETURN shipping upon receipt of a Reimbursement form and the ORIGINAL return shipping receipt. Any claims on shipping damage must be reported by the artist to the carrier and/or the David Winton Bell Gallery upon receipt. Artist must retain all original packing materials for inspection by shipper until claim is resolved.
INSURANCE: Accepted works will be covered according to Brown University’s David Winton Bell Gallery policy while on display. In the event of damage, theft or loss, insurer may require evidence of value of similar works sold and limit claims to the amount of the artist’s commission that would result from the sale of his/ her work. In the case of this exhibition, the replacement value of work will be up to 50% of the artist’s declared retail value.
SALES: Works may be offered for sale at the discretion of the artist. Artists must declare a value on all works at the time of submission and these values may not be altered at any subsequent time. David Winton Bell Gallery will refer sales inquiries to NCECA, which will handle sales of artwork from the exhibition; a 50% commission will be retained by NCECA on all sales. Please check the price you entered and make sure it includes the 50% commission. No price changes will be allowed after a work is accepted.
CATALOG: A catalog of the exhibited work will be published. Artists may receive additional requests to provide a print quality professional image of accepted work for use in the catalog and other potential publications.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Participating artists must agree to allow NCECA, Brown University’s David Winton Bell Gallery and gallery visitors to photograph work while on display for educational and publicity purposes. Images of accepted works will be retained by NCECA for promotional purposes, catalog production, posting on the NCECA website and sharing with media related publications
Submission Dates: March 15 – July 1, 2014
Acceptance notification: August 1, 2014
Work due: January 9, 2015
Exhibition: January 24 – March 29, 2015
Opening reception: 5:30 – 7:30pm, Friday, January 30, 2015
NCECA Reception: 6-8:30pm, Thursday, March 26, 2015
Conference: March 25 – March 28, 2015
Work returned after: March 31, 2015
Damage claims: Upon Receipt
Shipping reimbursement request by: June 1, 2015
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