2 items of NCECA news

2009 CALL FOR PROGRAM PROPOSALS –
DEADLINE May 1, 2008
43rd annual meeting of NCECA in Phoenix, AZ
Call for proposals of lectures and panel discussions relating to issues of Aesthetics, Critical Theory, Art History, Education, Professionalism, Technology and New Work. Submissions will be evaluated for merit, the presenter’s expertise in the area, and a general interest in providing a balanced and inclusive program for the members. Members are encouraged to submit proposals, and general information on this process can be found at the NCECA web site.
All proposals will be submitted ONLINE.

Plus I just got an email from NCECA regarding NCECA going GREEN!!!
They are looking for feedback from members addressing different ways to have a more sustainable practice in the studio, the classroom or at home. Working in collaboration with Ceramics Monthly and the Archie Bray Foundation the future is looking to be more green for our community. If you know of individuals who are dedicated and experienced in the issues surrounding going green please forward their information to Kate Vorhaus, NCECA Projects Manager in our Erie, Colorado office; kate@nceca.net

They are also looking for a student to join their “Green Task Force”, So if you know of someone that fits the bill please send their name and contact information to NCECA Student Director-at-Large, Jessica Orlowski; seraphim205@yahoo.com

Keep an eye out for NCECA webpages and blogs on the subject, but in the meantime get involved, because as with all things green, we all have to get involved and do our part. So start getting all your ideas together, talk with others in your community and get in contact with any member of the newly formed NCECA Green Task Force:

Robert Harrison, NCECA Past President; granitwood@aol.com
Joe Molinaro, NCECA Programs Director; joe.Molinaro@eku.edu
Morgan O’Brien, NCECA Executive Director; morgan@nceca.net
Sherman Hall, Ceramics Monthly Editor; shall@ceramicsmonthly.org
Steve Lee, Archie Bray Foundation Director; steve@archiebray.org
Brian Kohl, NCECA Podcast Director; brian.kohl@mac.com

Also check out the May issue Ceramics Monthly for John Britt’s article on “The Ease of Being Green”, which focuses on practical steps individuals can take in their own studios to reduce energy consumption and carbon impact. Here’s a link to the article.

Updated website

Well I finally got around to updating my website and posting some new functional and sculptural pieces I’ve been working on lately. I had a great friend set up the site originally, but have since switched over to using iweb and it’s fantastically easy even for someone like me, who is quite computer illiterate, to use and update. There are still a few bugs to be worked out, (in particular the link section is pretty sparce) but the bulk of it is ready for viewing so if you have a minute i’d love for you to check it out!

I’ll be updating with much more sculptural work in the next month or so as I finally finish the 30 or so pieces that I’ve been composing since November. Would love to hear what you think of the new stuff. Here’s a few pics of work I’ve just sent off to Prime Gallery in Toronto.




Emerging artists announced…


Image of Jeremy Brooks’ work.

The 2008 Ceramic Monthly emerging artists have been announced! Check out a sneak preview and vote for your favorite before the issue hits stands at the Ceramic Monthly website. There’s pots and sculptures, installations and design work, a little something for most peoples tastes. I’ll be curious to find out the peoples choice…

Upcoming Craft/Design Conference call for papers/workshops

Selling Yarns 2: Innovation for sustainability
Presented by The Australian National University, Craft Australia and the National Museum of Australia
Venue: National Museum of Australia, Canberra
When: 6 – 8 March, 2009

* Deadline for abstracts and workshop proposals: 1 July, 2008
* Notification of acceptance: 1 August, 2008
* Deadline for biography (on acceptance): 1 September, 2008
* Deadline for full papers: 15 January, 2009

for more information check out the website.

Ceramics Biennial – call for entry

The New Hampshire Institute of Art is pleased to announce Ceramics Biennial Exhibition 2008, a national juried exhibition for clay artists.

Entries accepted will be made predominantly of clay. A maximum of two entries
may be submitted by each artist. Images, registration forms and entry fees must
be postmarked August 1, 2008.

Check out the website for more info or contact:
Ceramics Biennial
Attn: Alison Williams, Gallery Director
New Hampshire Institute of Art,
148 Concord Street
Manchester, NH 03101