upcoming symposia: Restating Clay

The ‘Ceramic Communities’ symposium will explore how sharing skills and ideas can lead to more supported and sustained artistic practice. There will be:

– Interactive workshops

– Film premiers of innovative arts practices

– An exhibition of interactive ceramic works

– Panel discussions in the Cardiff School of Art & Design Ceramics Archive

– Presentations exploring a diversity of models of collaborative practice, from conventional residencies/studio co-operatives to new innovations, with Haptic/Tacit, Collective Matter, Clayground Collective and Whitegold

– Posters illustrating the ‘About’, ‘Goals’ and ‘Methods’ of a diversity of creative practice.

Wed, 25 September 2019

National Centre for Ceramics Study, Wales

Wales Cardiff School of Art & Design, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Llandaff Campus Western Avenue Cardiff CF5 2YB United Kingdom

Full conference details HERE.

 

 

call for artists: NCECA Emerging Artists

MULTIVALENT: Clay, Mindfulness and Memory
54th Annual conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts
Richmond, Virginia March 25-28, 2020

NCECA’s 54th annual conference in Richmond will explore ways that ceramic artists are charting new pathways from the complex meanings of our interwoven histories. NCECA is particularly interested in presenting programming that enriches the theme of this conference, MULTIVALENT: Clay, Mindfulness and Memory. Ceramic art’s diversity of expression and continuous invention generates affinities that extend human imagination. NCECA’s 54th annual conference will explore ways that ceramic artists are charting new pathways from the complex meanings of our interwoven histories.

2020 NCECA EMERGING ARTISTS DEADLINE: October 2, 2019 (11:59PM EDT)

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NCECA’s Emerging Artists program seeks to identify under-recognized artists doing extraordinary work in ceramic art and highlight them to an international audience during NCECA’s Annual Conference. Curator Sequoia Miller and artist Kevin Snipes will join NCECA Director at Large Julia Galloway as the panel to select Emerging Artists through a review of statements, images, and support documents submitted for consideration. Emerging Artists will receive a $3,300 honorarium, provide articles to be published in the NCECA Journal, exhibit their work, and make presentations during the 2020 NCECA conference in Richmond. Additional opportunities for promotion may occur through NCECA’s blog and other special programming. Exposure during the conference also includes participation in informal talks and special events.

NCECA believes that those creating work offering new/exciting/thoughtful perspectives on the ceramic medium, expanding upon genres of creative production and inquiry are qualified as candidates for its Emerging Artist awards.  An Emerging Artist may be at the early stages of receiving recognition for his/her work but is currently underrepresented through exhibitions or publications that might otherwise bring the work to wide attention. The intent of the award is to recognize, cultivate and amplify vital, new voices of creative endeavor in ceramics. The award enables these artists to reach broader national and international audiences and impact discourse in the field.

Because the concept of emergence in the arts does not invariably correlate with a specific age, or other quantifiable terms, NCECA requires applicants to briefly describe why they perceive themselves to be at an emergent point in their careers and how they anticipate the award will impact the trajectory of their endeavors. The review committee, at their discretion, may eliminate candidates that are considered to be beyond “emerging.”

Contact Julia Galloway, NCECA Director at Large,
gallowaynceca@gmail.com for questions about the Emerging Artists program and exhibition

MORE INFO AND SUBMISSION DETAILS HERE.