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Partnering with talented artists and thinkers has allowed NCW to accomplish more than originally imagined. With the initiative of the teams and partnerships, NCW has funded scholarship projects, raised money for charity, provided a resource for educators, brought more attention to what is happening with clay in local communities, and connected those local, grass-roots clay communities to global conversations.
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call for NCECA exhibitions

Claytopia
Prospectus for 2019 Concurrent Exhibition Proposals 

53rd ANNUAL NCECA CONFERENCE 
Wednesday March 27 – Saturday, March 30, 2019
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Deadline: Thursday, February 1, 2018 (11:59 p.m. EST)

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Overview
The exhibition and expansion of contemporary ceramic practice will include diverse approaches to ideas and senses of materiality involving clay and process. NCECA’s annual conference draws thousands of informed and enthusiastic followers, and practitioners of ceramic to a different region in the continental United States each year. The experience of the annual NCECA conference, while grounded within an urban convention center, is vastly enriched by the diverse array of exhibitions that NCECA works to situate and promote throughout its conference host region. The Concurrent Exhibitions proposal is the first opportunity offered in NCECA’s conference planning cycle to solicit exhibition concepts from the field that relate to and expand on the unique theme formulated for the host region of each of NCECA’s annual conferences.

Concurrent Exhibitions provide a platform for participating artists to engage with the global audience of ceramic enthusiasts to expand, challenge, and celebrate critical and aesthetic horizons of art made with clay. NCECA promotes Concurrent Exhibitions through the print conference guide, app, website, Blog and social media. NCECA makes efforts to cluster exhibitions within art/cultural districts as well as developing neighborhoods to maximize viewer attendance.

2019 Concurrent Exhibitions Focus

NCECA seeks exhibition proposals that incorporate clay as the principal medium of expression and have conceptual resonance with the theme of its 53rd annual conference, Claytopia. The conference will take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota in March 27-30, 2019. Since the 1960s, the Twin Cities region has played a pivotal role in shaping a renaissance in studio pottery and craft as cultural forces. Adaptation of Mingei-inspired ideals within the American heartland drove a vision of artfulness in daily life. Claytopia will engage regional, national and international artists, thinkers, curators, educators, and students to produce an array of exhibitions and experiences that build on, respond to, celebrate, and push against ceramic art’s diverse legacies. Together, we will expand critical discourse on teaching, learning, aesthetics, social impacts, design thinking, and artistic production.

https://nceca.net/concurrent-exhibition-proposals/

deadline fast approaching for GrowlerFest 2018

Don’t miss out! Get your applications in! Have the chance to get your work seen at NCECA in Pittsburgh this March!

Read about the last Growlerfest in Ceramics Monthly by Amanda Barr

Check out the website for more details and info.

But most imporatantly – APPLY! (direct link to application)

  • About GrowlerFest At The Brew House Association
    GrowlerFest at the Brew House Association, connects artists to the craft beer movement, showcasing ties between food, beer and ceramics. It’s goal is to link craft breweries and the vitality of handmade pottery. GrowlerFest 2018 pairs invited Artists with an Open Call for beer growlers, jugs, and other containers used for storing or serving beer. Curated by Alexandra Jelleberg & Bradley Klem, the exhibition will be on view March 2-29, 2018 in the Brew House Association’s Gallery.
  • NCECA VENDOR SPONSORED EXHIBITION
    During this national ceramics conference, March 14-17th, 2018, GrowlerFest will be at the Brewhouse Association, located at
    711 South 21st St., Pittsburgh, PA, 412-381-2000. Open hours will be extended during the conference: Tue-Sat 11am-2pm, Saturdays 11am-2:30pm, or by appointment (10am-5pm).
    A Public Reception will be held Friday, Mar 16, from 6-9pm, with local beer & food tasters. More details to be announced!
  • About the Brew House Association | brewhousearts.org
  • GrowlerFest 2018 Invited Artists
    Nicole Aquillano, Amanda Barr, Jessica Brandl, Tom Budzak, Ben Carter, Adriana Christianson, Blair Clemo, Carole Epp, Adam Field, Chase Gamblin, Perry Haas, Meredith Host, Michael Kline, Lorna Meaden, Didem Mert, Steve Theberge, Kyla Toomey, Mariko Paterson, Justin Rothshank, Liz Quackenbush, Gwendolyn Yoppolo
  • GrowlerFest Concept
    GrowlerFest connects artists to the craft beer movement by showcasing the ties between local food, craft beer, and ceramics. It’s goal is to create a “cross current” link between the craft brewery movement and the vitality of handmade pottery. Through the intersection of collaboration and individual aesthetic, we hope to spark investment in handmade objects among a group of people who share a common interest. The enjoyment of food and drink can be greatly enriched by the experience of using the beautiful work artists so thoughtfully produce.GrowlerFest is partnering with the Brew House Association (BHA), which provides a wide range collaborative spaces, programs, and people in order to encourage the pursuit of artistic excellence. The BHA has emerged as a place where code writers mix with sculptors, artists evolve into entrepreneurs, and citizens from Pittsburgh’s South Side, Hilltop, and Mon Valley come to be creative. A former brewery located near Pittsburgh’s cultural district, it presents the perfect location for an exhibition centering on its historical purpose and contemporary identity.The exhibition will be comprised of two components, one being juried growlers from artists who answer an open call for entry, and another being growlers made by an invited list of artists. We will pair these two components in order to create a multi-faceted exhibition which fosters a particular aesthetic while sparking interest in the growler as a form. The events will feature beer tasting and local food and will be free and open to the public during the NCECA Conference.The public is invited to an exhibition and social gatherings centering on the beer growler.

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call for entry: Growlerfest 2018

Entry Deadline: 1/22/18
Entry Fee (Growler Fest): $30.00Call Summary

GrowlerFest at the Brew House Association Beer growlers, jugs, and other containers used for storing or serving beer.

GrowlerFest connects artists to the craft beer movement by showcasing the ties between local food, craft beer, and ceramics. It’s goal is to create a “cross current” link between the craft brewery movement and the vitality of handmade pottery.

Beer growlers, jugs, and other containers used for storing or serving beer. All work must be for sale.

Project Description

GrowlerFest connects artists to the craft beer movement by showcasing the ties between local food, craft beer, and ceramics. It’s goal is to create a “cross current” link between the craft brewery movement and the vitality of handmade pottery. Through the intersection of collaboration and individual aesthetic, we hope to spark investment in handmade objects among a group of people who share a common interest. The enjoyment of food and drink can be greatly enriched by the experience of using the beautiful work artists so thoughtfully produce.

The exhibition will be comprised of two components, one being juried growlers from artists who answer an open call for entry, and another being growlers made by an invited list of artists. We will pair these two components in order to create a multi-faceted exhibition which fosters a particular aesthetic while sparking interest in the growler as a form. Events will feature beer tastings and local food sampling and will be free and open to the public during the NCECA Conference in Pittsburgh, PA March 13-17, 2018. The public is invited to an exhibition and social gatherings centering on the beer growler.

Criteria/Application Requirements

1.   Must be a growler or vessel pertaining to beer
2.   Submit up to 5 images/3 different pieces
3.   Applicant cost for entry – $30
4.   Full Name
5.   Email address
6.   Phone Number
7.   Full Address
8.   Title of work
9.   Dimensions – (HxWxD)
10. Description – method, materials, techniques
11. Date
12. Retail Price

Art Location Description

GrowlerFest is partnering with the Brew House Association (BHA), which provides a wide range collaborative spaces, programs, and people in order to encourage the pursuit of artistic excellence. The BHA has emerged as a place where code writers mix with sculptors, artists evolve into entrepreneurs, and citizens from Pittsburgh’s South Side, Hilltop, and Mon Valley come to be creative. A former brewery located near Pittsburgh’s cultural district, it presents the perfect location for an exhibition centering on its historical purpose and contemporary identity.

Site or Art Location Plans

The Brewhouse Association

711 South 21st Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Artist Eligibility

Open to all US & international artists

Deadline

Deadline to submit applications is January 22, 2018.

Selection Process

Juried by Alexandra Jelleberg & Bradley Klem

Jurying is based on images of individual pieces

Project Timeline

January 22 – Deadline for application
January 24-31 – Jurying process
February 2 – Notification of Acceptance
February 9-23 – Window of shipping work to the gallery
March 2-29 – Exhibition Dates
March 31-April 7 – Return shipping of unsold work

Sources for Additional Information

Project Art 01026.com/GrowlerFest
BrewHouseArts.org
NCECA.com

Resources for Questions

Founders, Alexandra Jelleberg & Bradley Klem

alex.ferrincontemporary@gmail.com & bradpklem@gmail.com

https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4795