The initial and easy assessment of Zimra Beiner the person? Mind you, “easy” means from a distance. Watching someone who is naturally engulfed in observing his world and is not particularly concerned with how the world is observing him will leave one with an impression revealing more about one’s own peccadillos than the reality of who Beiner is and what actually motivates his studio practice. So what is really going […]

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Check out 10 more of the 50 plates for sale to benefit NCECA’s 50th Anniversary, selected by Simon Levin and generously donated by 50 artists who believe in NCECA’s mission.  Although several of these plates have already been sold and are enjoying their new homes, you still have an opportunity to own a beautiful piece of artwork while simultaneously benefiting NCECA.  Click on any plate image for details. BEN CARTER Ben […]

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Feast your eyes on 10 of the 50 plates for sale to benefit NCECA’s 50th Anniversary.  Selected by Simon Levin and generously donated by 50 artists who believe in NCECA’s mission.  Although several of these plates have already been sold and are enjoying their new homes, you still have an opportunity to own a beautiful piece of artwork while simultaneously benefiting NCECA.  Click on any plate image to go directly […]

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The best part about NCECA, for me as a first-time attender, was not all the ceramic work, people, and presentations that I knew I would see. All of those things were good. But the best part was the surprises.  Most of those surprises came to me while looking through the many exhibitions. I often found myself thinking, “This is a great. I can’t believe that I love this.” The question that […]

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Theaster Gates entered into my consciousness on November 20, 2013 at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. His presentation, “Time is Longer Than the Rope” was a startlingly brief 20-minute performance. Gates delivered a powerful multi-layered message complete with inferences to I-ching, ‘the hoodoo of the postmodern’ and offered up alternative ways to engage African art with the western (read white) canon of art. The audience was primarily composed […]

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A few weeks ago, we announced our  “Set the Table with Plates for NCECA’s 50th” Fundraiser.  However, in the midst of the pre-conference excitement, we realize some of our members may have missed this announcement: Simon Levin has selected fifty fabulous folk to provide plates precisely for the purpose of fiftieth anniversary fundraising. Do not fret, for the plates have just been made available for sale today, so you have […]

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