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NCECA Conference

NCECA Conference Philadelphia, PA March 31 - April 3, 2010

Website: http://www.nceca.net/
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Crafthaus is sending a blogger to NCECA: Mary Obodzinski will be at the conference and report back to crafthaus about daily events and insights. Like other bloggers that have gone to Synergy2 and SNAG, these first hand accounts are invaluable not only to those in the field who cannot attend their conferences, but also to those not working in the medium. No harm in looking outside of your box somtimes ! There's so much to see and learn. Thank you, Mary for giving us the opportunity to look over your shoulder a bit. Much appreciated !

Please sign up here for our conference group and be in the know about the exciting things going on in the ceramic world !

About Mary Obodzinski: Click here for her Crafthaus Page ! Ask a question, leave a comment ! She is doing this for you !


NCECA 2010, 44th ANNUAL CONFERENCE


Theme: INDEPENDENCE
March 31-April 3, 2010 • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Convention Center • 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

NCECA 2010: INDEPENDENCE, celebrates the individual and the choices they make. An independent spirit is necessary to tear down existing walls, to explore new ideas and to create work that pushes conventional understanding of one medium. An independent spirit is also necessary to maintain tradition, to be bound loosely by historical precedent and function. NCECA 2010 celebrates the independent spirits of traditionalists and groundbreakers.



The city of Philadelphia will host, for the third time, the NCECA annual conference. The 44th conference will take place from March 31 - April 3, 2010. Sited in Center City Philadelphia, the Convention Center and conference hotels are perfectly located to take advantage of the city’s vibrant urban nightlife, close to restaurants, shopping, bars and clubs.

The Clay Studio, NCECA’s local co-producer, has worked very hard to create an interesting, challenging and well-rounded program. Area Schools, Universities, Museums, Galleries, and Non-Profit and Alternative spaces will play host to exhibitions. Exhibitions will celebrate the incredible diversity of the material, clay, focusing on functional objects and tableware, sculpture, installation and performance. Both the conference and the city of Philadelphia are sure to engage and delight.

NCECA 2011, 45th ANNUAL CONFERENCE
March 30-April 2, 2011 • Tampa/St. Petersburgh, Florida
Tampa Convention Center • 333 South Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602

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NCECA 2011

Started by Brigitte Martin Jun 16, 2010. 0 Replies

The 2011 NCECA BiennialHeld in odd-numbered years, the NCECA Biennial is the premier juried exhibition open to all current members of NCECA (both national and international) and to all ceramic…Continue

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Sculpture by Adelaide Paul,Clay covered in leather, deer antlers Sorry- I caught an exhaustion/respiratory/family Easter festivities/research paper for class cootie... so I'd like to try to sum up…Continue

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Mary blogs NCECA: Day 1

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 We started out well, seeing Isaiah Zagar speak about his mosaics at 8 am, manage to squeeze in a little shopping at the commercial exhibits because we can't live without a new tool, brush, etc,…Continue

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Crafthaus blogger Mary Obodzinski is off to the NCECA conference:I am almost packed. My flight leaves ORD at 8:45am; I arrive in Philadelphia at 11:45am. I plan to dash to my hotel, dump my luggage,…Continue

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Comment by mary obodzinski on March 30, 2010 at 10:29pm
So I am all packed, almost. My flight leaves at 8:50am from ORD & I'll arrive in Philadelphia at 11:45am. I will be going straight to the hotel & dumping my luggage, then dashing to the conference headquarters to catch a "continuous tour shuttle #2" to a group of galleries which will include the Student show & Magic Gardens. I am hoping to get checked in to the conference so I won't have to wait in the huge slow lines on Thursday morning. Terry Gross (Fresh Air) of NPR will be giving the keynote speech at the Opening Ceremonies. I'll be sure to take photos & sum up my day tomorrow nite...
 

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A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?

We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!

Arriving at this message is the goal of this traveling exhibition opening at the SNAG conference in Boston 2015, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA - Aug 19 - Sept 20, 2015, Equinox Gallery, San Antonio, TX - Oct 16 - Nov 15, 2015, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD - Dec 11, 2015 - Jan 08, 2016, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY - Feb 5 - Mar 4, 2016, Thomas Mann's Gallery I/O April 1 - June 25, 2016.

DETAILS on exhibition premise, call for artists, submission guidelines.....

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Rachel and Brigitte got started on their own cooperation. Follow along and comment.

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