Programs Free & Open to the Public
SELECT PROGRAMS FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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A limited number of engaging conference-related experiences will be open to the public at no charge. These include
Projects Space, NCECA Gallery Expo, Cup Exhibition & Sale, K12 Exhibition, keynote presentation, and the Randall Session:
NCECA’s Projects Space is a platform for ceramic artists to create and present works during the annual conference that incorporate clayas medium in time-based, performative, relational or site-responsive work. Artists will create their works on-site in a publicly accessible area of the convention center.
Gallery Expo will be open to the public with a preview reception on Tuesday evening, March 24, 2020 and continue through Friday afternoon, March 27, 2020. Access to NCECA Gallery Expo will be free and open to the public on Wednesday-Friday of the conference in order to maximize the potential to reach new and dedicated appreciators of ceramic art. Other areas of the conference will require registration to enter. Representatives and artists from participating galleries will be scheduled to make brief presentations that illuminate the process of creation as well as the joy of collecting and using contemporary ceramic works by contemporary makers. The galleries involved create a unique opportunity to experience and purchase works that might not otherwise be available in the conference region. Gallery Expo features displays of unique works in clay presented by galleries from across the United States and abroad.
All donated cups will be considered for the NCECA “Cups of Merit” Commission Award. In its seventeenth year, the award is designed to add further recognition of the extraordinary quality of these donations. The selections will be made by a jury’s review of all donated cups and winners announced on Saturday. The NCECA Cups of Merit Award was established to recognized outstanding craftsmanship and artistic merit among the generous donors to NCECA’s Annual Cup Sale. Each year NCECA appoints a small panel of three distinguished ceramic artists to make merit awards from the cups submitted to the Annual show. Jurors will make purchase awards totaling up to $1000 to three or more makers included in the Cup Sale. Each award will be of an amount sufficient for NCECA to purchase two or more cups based on the pricing presented to the sale administrator. NCECA will retain one of the cups in its collection for as long as a time as it is practical. Cups may be periodically removed from the collection to recognize individuals for outstanding service or generosity to NCECA.
An annual competition and exhibition for K-12 ceramic students to showcase their ceramic art. Designed to showcase the best K12 ceramic work made in the country.
Please note: Registration passes are REQUIRED to enter the Resource Hall (booths and tables of Commercial, Non-Profit, and Institutional participants).