NCECA Portland Bus Tour Tickets– Get ‘Em While They’re Hot!

NCECA Portland Bus Tour Tickets– Get ‘Em While They’re Hot!

Hey Clay Lovers!

NCECA is right around the corner. We know you’re already laying out your conference outfits and figuring out a game plan for how to be first in line at the cup sale this year– BUT! There’s another bandwagon you should be jumping on.

…Well, more of a bus actually.

Here’s the run-down of the top-notch bus tours NCECA has going this year–

  1. The Portland Suburban Tour *
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    “Diversity” by Marilu Pelusa Rosenthal whose work will be included in the “Imaginary Border: Ceramics As Transcultural Language” show in the Hoffman Gallery at Lewis & Clark College

    This tour will take you around to those hidden exhibition gems in Portland that might be tough to get to on your own.

    The stops are:

    1. Clark College — visit the Archer Gallery to see the Politics of the Figure: Ideologies of Failure show and the Frost Art Center Lobby Gallery to see The Next Step show.
    2. George Fox University — where the Tropes of Nature show will be
    3. Chehalem Cultural Center — which will house Ashes and Flux Great Waves Over the Pacific on Wood Firing
    4. Clackamas Community College — where you can see Migratory Flux-South The Corner of Siskiyou and Indiana: Ten Years, Ten ArtistsSouthern Oregon University
    5. Skutt Ceramics — where the shows FRACTAL NATURE: Works Exploring the Nature of Chaos The Alchemy of Surface and Keep Portland Wared: Pottery in the Pacific Northwest will be
    6. Lewis & Clark College — where the Peaks and Valleys exhibit will be up in Miller Hall and Imaginary Border: Ceramics as Transcultural Language and Bay Area Clay: A Legacy of Social Consciousness will be in the Hoffman Gallery. You can also check out work by the Archie Bray Foundation Resident Artists in Smith Hall and recent work by Victoria Christen, Thomas Orr & Ted Vogel in the Arnold Gallery.
      "Pink Silk Broken Show" by Victoria Christen, one of the works that will be on display in the exhibition at Lewis & Clark College

      “Pink Silk: Broken Shoe” by Victoria Christen, one of the works that will be exhibited in the Arnold Gallery at Lewis & Clark College

      Details:
      This fun-filled tour is on Wednesday, March 22nd, includes a boxed lunch and, according to this blogger, would be “great for a solo-adventure OR with friends!”
      Cost Prior to Conference, $79.00 per person; At Conference, $86.00 per person
      Depart the Convention Center (OCC): 9:00am, Return to the OCC: 4:50pm
      You can purchase tickets for the tour here.
      *Mini-van not required to attend this tour. 

  2. “Portland’s Picks” Tour

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    Detail image of “LOAF” by Ling Chun, whose work will be on display in Smith Hall at Lewis & Clark College as a part of the Archie Bray show

    This tour will take you around to Portland’s hippest Ceramic spots. Check out these hot stops!

    1. Disjecta Contemporary Art Center — which is housing the NCECA Annual this year, entitled The Evocative Garden
    2. Pacific Northwest College of Art — which is housing four shows in their Commons: Method Accumulation: Studies in Materiality and Existence, Reconstructing Craft: Feminism and Contemporary Ceramics, Scofflaws, and Post-Digital Landscapes. PNCA’s Center for Contemporary Art & Culture will also host the Tenuous Constructions show
    3. Oregon College of Art & Craft — you really have to check this one out. The much-anticipated NCECA Sponsored National Student Juried Exhibition entitled Flux = RAD! You can also see the OCAC Ceramics Alumni Exhibition and the Occupation show on this stop.
    4. Lewis & Clark College — where the Peaks and Valleys exhibit will be up in Miller Hall and Imaginary Border: Ceramics as Transcultural Language and Bay Area Clay: A Legacy of Social Consciousness will be in the Hoffman Gallery. You can also check out work by the Archie Bray Foundation Resident Artists in Smith Hall and recent work by Victoria Christen, Thomas Orr & Ted Vogel in the Arnold Gallery.
    5. Ash Street Project — Pots@ASP, Them Are Us Too, ASP/Emerging Artist Mentorship Program
    6. Eutectic Gallery — where the show Duet will be up (this is Portland’s only all-ceramic gallery, definitely worth a gander).
    7. MFA Applied Craft & Design — a great final stop featuring four shows: Diderot/Forrest/Roloff, A Tipping Point: Technology in Ceramics, Confluence and Bifurcation, and 10 Years in the Making.

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      “Paleta #1” by Rafael Corzo, whose work will be included in the Confluence and Bifurcation show at the MFA Applied Craft & Design space


      Details:
      This tour also includes a boxed lunch (what a deal!!).
      Cost Prior to Conference, $79.00 per person; At Conference, $86.00 per person
      Depart the OCC: 9:30am, Return to the OCC: 4:20pm
      You can purchase tickets for the tour here.

For more details on the exhibitions and galleries mentioned, check out the Exhibitions Listing.
For more info on bus tours, including shuttles to galleries and receptions during the conference, check out the Lew White Tours Sheet and click here to purchase tickets to any of the shuttles or tours!

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Greetings NCECA Pals!

The NCECA Portland Team has been working hard to make our 2017 conference good and sustainable and we want you to go green with us!

Check it out:

Ideas for lessening your personal conference footprint this NCECA:
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1) Take the MAX to and from the airport. There’s a MAX station right outside the doors of the Portland International Airport. The train is speedy and scenic and will take you right into the center of Portland (or wherever else you’re going) and you can just as easily take it back when the conference is over! Public transit is a great way to minimize your use of fossil fuels!

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2) Take Public Transit the whole time you’re here! Every person who registers for the full conference will get a Portland Public Transit Pass for the duration of the conference! Many of the off-site exhibitions will be walk-able or easily accessible by public transit and there’s even this handy dandy Transit Tracker App you can download for your smart phone. Do we have you covered, or do we have you covered?

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3) Check out Portland’s shiny new bike-share program, BikeTown. The program has 1,000 bikes and 100 stations across the city. You can purchase a single ride for $2.50, or a day pass for $12 and show up to the off-site exhibitions in style (the bikes are orange, plan your outfits accordingly). And of course there’s a fancy app you can use to make purchases and locate stations. Make sure to pack a helmet if you plan on biking around this NCECA– the bike rental doesn’t come with one and we want your noggin safe!

New Policies for a Greener Conference in 2017: 

The Oregon Convention Center and the city of Portland have shown leadership in concerns of environmental sustainability. A recently updated waste management policy in the convention center prohibits single-use plastic bags, foam core (for signage), and other environmentally unsustainable materials. If you are planning to bring promotional materials to the conference, NCECA wants you to know early on that at our Spring 2016 board meeting we determined to establish some reasonable limits on how and how much paper promotional material will be permitted in the convention center. Rather than in hallways, there will be a designated space for free distribution of promotional materials within the Reading Room. The area will be maintained by a volunteer, and attendees will be limited to distributing no more than 500 pieces per conference. Anyone wishing to distribute materials more broadly might consider a bag insert with NCECA, details can be found here.

And be sure to check out https://www.oregoncc.org/about/sustainability for more info on the Portland Convention Center’s sustainability and waste diversion policies.

Yay GreeNCECA!