Medalta + Make and Do Pub Night in Portland

Medalta + Make and Do are hosting a Canadian pub night at NCECA Portland! Thursday, March 23rd, 9pm till late at Rogue distillery and public house in the Historic Pearl District. We can't wait to see you there! .. & to all of our Medalta alumni and international pals... well you're welcome to be honorary Canadians for the night too! ? Click this link to find a handy map to get you to all of the exhibition openings and the pub! Clickable locations with all of the exhibition info and location hours. For all you Canadians with no data available we'll have analogue printed maps at the Medalta booth.

NCECA Student Critique Room – Sign up NOW!

 The
NCECA Student Critique Room gives students at all levels an opportunity
to discuss images of their work, gain a new perspective, and prepare
for graduate school, job applications, gallery representation and more.

Student Critiques will be held Thursday March 23, & Friday March 24, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm in room in room C124 (Level 1) of the Portland Conference Center. 
The sign-up form is now live and can be found HERE.
Sign-up is on a first come/first served basis, so we encourage you to
sign up now! This year we are also introducing drop-in slots, which will
be available on a first come, first served basis each day.
Please come to the conference with your images already prepared and saved to a flash drive.  All critiques will be of digital images; please do not bring actual artwork. Laptops will be provided, but NCECA does not provide Internet access in the Student Critique Room. Only current student members are eligible to sign up for a critique. 
If you have any questions about the Student Critique Room, please contact: naominceca@gmail.com.

call for exhibition proposals NCECA

Prospectus For 2018 Concurrent Exhibition Proposals
DEADLINE: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 (EST)

52st ANNUAL NCECA CONFERENCE: CrossCurrents: Clay and Culture
Wednesday March 14 – Saturday, March 17, 2018
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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 is enriched by the innovation and vision that emerges from
our community to present ceramic art of the highest caliber in the form
of Concurrent Exhibitions (CEs). These exhibitions make ceramic art
visible and accessible to communities in which the conference is based.
Concurrent Exhibitions also 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. While NCECA makes
efforts to cluster the shows within art/ cultural districts to maximize
viewer attendance, it is not able to guarantee that all exhibition
venues will be included on tour routes.

2018 Exhibitions Focus
NCECA seeks exhibition proposals
that incorporate clay as the principal medium of expression and have
conceptual resonance with the theme of its 52nd annual conference, CrossCurrents: Clay and Culture.
The conference will take place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in March
2018. Cross-currents within Pittsburgh’s three rivers are traversed by
446 bridges. These natural and cultural features are vibrant metaphors
for the intersectionality, significance, and experience of different
cultural constructs. Traditions and innovations coexist throughout the
ceramic medium’s history. Our creative work with ceramic art in the 21st
century can be a catalyst to generate dialog and empathy. When art
grapples with change through underrepresented ideas, new models of
creating, teaching, and learning, it has the capacity to crystalize
experiences of diversity and notions of community. Through these
exhibitions, NCECA hopes to share and promote innovative approaches to
ceramic art that explore and highlight the experiences of diverse
cultures within a dynamic society. 

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

residency opportunities: NCECA International Residency Partner Programs

DEADLINE: December 17, 2016 

NCECA International Residency Awards support projects that are
approximately one month in duration, to occur between April 2017 and
March 2018.  Residency dates vary; check details below.

For 2017, NCECA is pleased to partner with:

  • Medalta International Artists In Residence Program
    Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
  • Celebrating 10 years at Curaumilla Art Center with NCECA Residency
    Santiago, Chile

The purpose of NCECA is to promote and improve the ceramic arts
through education, research and creative practice. One of the many ways
that NCECA supports its members is by providing opportunities to engage
in international programs. Intercultural exchange of ideas and methods
is critical to evolution of individual artists who through their
immersion and experimentation, absorb and sometimes transform influences
of other artists and their cultures. NCECA has participated in programs
in Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and South America. Global
interface will continue to play an important role in NCECA’s efforts to
sustain and advance a vibrant ceramic art and education community.

The award amount available for 2017 will be $3750.00 per residency.
Partnering residency centers are expected to support the artists through
in-kind and/ or monetary support subject to their available resources.
Prior to submitting an application, artists should visit and review the
residency websites below to learn about each program’s costs,
facilities, unique experiences, and application requirements.

Application materials may include the following items but each
application process may be different; Letter of Intent, Artist
statement, Resume/CV, 10 images, etc.

Medalta International Artists In Residence Program
713 Medalta Ave SE
Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada

Primary Contact: Noriko Masuda
Email:  noriko@medalta.org
Website:  www.medalta.org

An eight-week residency is available only July 3 – August 30, 2017
International Visa is not required.

Approximate total cost for an eight-week residency is $4060.00. 
Medalta will provide up to $1760 in-kind support and NCECA has budgeted
$3750.00; the selected artist is responsible for costs beyond the
budgeted amount; Studio fees, services, firing fees, miscellaneous
expenses. This cost is only an estimate and could change depending on
varying factors such as material/firing usage, food consumption, and
travel distance.  In-kind support provided by residency is for specified
items and amounts. CLICK HERE for application process.

Celebrating 10 Years at Curaumilla Arts Center with NCECA Residency

Director:                Marilu Pelusa Rosenthal
Primary Contact:   Marilu Pelusa Rosenthal
Mailing Address:   La Disputada 37, Lo Barnechea, Santiago
Country:                Chile
Telephone:           (569) 8428 0745
Email :                 marilurosenthal@gmail.com
Website:               www.centrodeartecuarumilla.cl

A four-week residency is available April 2017 – November 2017.
International Visa is not required.

Approximate total cost for a four-week residency is $4000.00.
Curaumilla will provide up to $1900 in-kind support and NCECA has
budgeted $3750.00; the selected artist is responsible for costs beyond
the budgeted amount; materials, firing fees, miscellaneous expenses.
This cost is only an estimate and could change depending on varying
factors such as material/firing usage, food consumption, and travel
distance.  In-kind support provided by residency is for specified items
and amounts.  CLICK HERE for application process.

Full details and eligibility are on the NCECA website here.

call for submissions: NCECA Prospectus For 2018 Concurrent Exhibition Proposals

DEADLINE: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 (EST)

52st ANNUAL NCECA CONFERENCE: CrossCurrents: Clay and Culture
Wednesday March 14 – Saturday, March 17, 2018
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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 is enriched by the innovation and vision that emerges from
our community to present ceramic art of the highest caliber in the form
of Concurrent Exhibitions (CEs). These exhibitions make ceramic art
visible and accessible to communities in which the conference is based.
Concurrent Exhibitions also 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. While NCECA makes
efforts to cluster the shows within art/ cultural districts to maximize
viewer attendance, it is not able to guarantee that all exhibition
venues will be included on tour routes.

2018 Exhibitions Focus
NCECA seeks exhibition proposals
that incorporate clay as the principal medium of expression and have
conceptual resonance with the theme of its 52nd annual conference, CrossCurrents: Clay and Culture.
The conference will take place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in March
2018. Cross-currents within Pittsburgh’s three rivers are traversed by
446 bridges. These natural and cultural features are vibrant metaphors
for the intersectionality, significance, and experience of different
cultural constructs. Traditions and innovations coexist throughout the
ceramic medium’s history. Our creative work with ceramic art in the 21st
century can be a catalyst to generate dialog and empathy. When art
grapples with change through underrepresented ideas, new models of
creating, teaching, and learning, it has the capacity to crystalize
experiences of diversity and notions of community. Through these
exhibitions, NCECA hopes to share and promote innovative approaches to
ceramic art that explore and highlight the experiences of diverse
cultures within a dynamic society. 

full details here: nceca.net/concurrent-exhibition-proposals/