STUDENTS – Apply Now!

STUDENTS – Apply Now!

NSJE application deadline is September 28th

Are you a current undergraduate, graduate, or post-bac STUDENT?

Stop procrastinating, and apply now for the National Student Juried Exhibition! This year’s exhibition will be held in conjunction with the 2017 conference Future Flux at the Hoffman Gallery at Oregon College of Art and Craft, March 4 – 28, 2017.

Take the opportunity to have your work viewed by this year’s jurors, Linda Arbuckle and Justin Novak.  Last years exhibition featured works by 56 artists including graduate, undergraduate and post-bac students.  In addition to the opportunity to showcase your work on a national stage the NSJE also features over a dozen awards.

The process is easy; simply follow this link for the application guidelines.  Apply HERE!



The deadline is SEPTEMBER 28, 2016!!!

Questions? Just ask!

Shalya Marsh, Student Director at Large – shalyamarshnceca@gmail.com

Naomi Clement, Student Director at Large – naominceca@gmail.com

STUDENTS – We want you! Yes, YOU! 

STUDENTS – We want you! Yes, YOU! 

As a member’s organization, NCECA relies on the creative energy, vision and contribution of all of its members to create the fantastic conference content that we all look forward to each spring. As the next generation of makers, educators and visionaries, students are a vital part of that content.

The application deadline for Student Perspectives program proposals is May 4th, 2016, and students, we really hope you will consider applying.  Not quite sure exactly what Student Perspectives content is? Mary Cloonan, NCECA’s Programs Director, explains it in her Apply Yourself! post (Read the full article here):

“Student Perspectives is just that, lectures and panels given by students for (the most part) students. Any student enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate and post-baccalaureate students are encouraged to apply!  Too often, students don’t take this opportunity to present their ideas, projects and thoughts, which is a shame, since you have so much to share with fellow students and the membership at large. Don’t be shy, step up to the mic!”

Aside from allowing students to shape conference content, participating in Student Perspectives programming is an incredible professional opportunity and allows students to actively contribute to critical discussions in our field.

But don’t just take our word for it. We asked some of the Student Perspectives presenters from Makers, Mentors & Milestones to share some thoughts on their experiences as presenters: Elenor Heimbaugh, Linda Ganstrom, 2016 NCECA B

 “The whole process of making, applying, and presenting for student perspectives is a great way to foster meaningful connections with new people and contribute to the contemporary clay dialogue with your own research.”

-Eleanor Heimbaugh
Graduate Student, Fort Hays State University
Presented Beyond the White Cube for Student Perspectives, NCECA 2016

1458238028673“Presenting a student perspective panel at the 50th Anniversary of NCECA was a valuable learning experience for myself and the panel members, as well as a platform to share our work with a new audience. This opportunity to engage like-minded individuals within the ceramics community was a gratifying approach to start a dialogue on the importance of programs that nurture pottery making.”

-Adrienne Eliades
Graduate Student, Florida State University
Moderator for the panel Back to the Future: Making Pots in Graduate School

Students, your ideas matter and are what make NCECA great.

Please consider applying – we can’t wait to read your proposals!

Learn more about how to apply: http://nceca.net/nceca-calls-and-exhibitions/2017-nceca-program-proposals/

Mary’s blog entry covers all the various ways your ideas can turn into programing for NCECA 2017 http://blog.nceca.net/apply-yourself

Sign up NOW for Student Critiques

Sign up NOW for Student Critiques

Sign-up TODAY! Click on the image above for a link to the Online Sign-up.

Sign-up TODAY! Click on the image above for a link to the Online Sign-up.

I hope you are just as excited as I am about this year’s conference in Kansas City!  Are you looking for a fresh pair of eyes and a new perspective? Mentors from all over the country are ready to review your portfolio at the Student Critique Room.

I am especially excited about the opportunity for students to critique with professional artists and educators from around the country. The 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 in Kansas City…

  • on Thursday and Friday March 17-18, 2016 from 8:30am-4pm
  • in Room 3501A (Level 3) of the Kansas City Convention Center.

Critiques will be 25 minutes long, with a 5 minute break between each session.

Signups will take place both ONLINE and in person on Wed, March 16th from 1 to 5 pm in Lobby 2300 (Bartle Hall – Level2). Sign up is on a first come/first served basis so sign up NOW!  Follow this LINK to find a time slot that fits your schedule.  Sign-ups for any remaining slots will be posted outside of the Student Critique Room on Thursday morning.

IMG_7387-this one-blog-smallPlease 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.  If you have any questions about the Student Critique Room, contact: shalyamarshnceca@gmail.com.

NCECA Student Directors-at-Large

Shalya Marsh, shalyamarshnceca@gmail.com &

Jen Chua, jenchuanceca@gmail.com

makers…MENTORS…milestones

makers…MENTORS…milestones

Can you spare an hour or two of your conference time to do several 30-minute critiques with some eager students? Are you an artist or ceramics professor just itching to give back?  The Student Critique Room is ready for YOU! The Critique Room gives students the opportunity to receive direct feedback about their work from a professional in the field.

The student critique room will be open Thursday and Friday March 17-18, 2016 from 8:30am-4pm in room 3501A (Level 3) of the Kansas City Convention Center.  It is easy to sign up, Click Here for more information and to see a list of time slots available.

If you are interested in participating, but have questions, please contact SDAL Shalya Marsh at shalyamarshnceca@gmail.com.

Sign up for a shift (or 3) and change a student’s life.

Calling All Mentors!

Calling All Mentors!

Can you spare an hour or two of your conference time to do several 30-minute critiques with some eager students? Are you an artist or ceramics professor just itching to give back?  The Student Critique Room is ready for YOU! The Critique Room gives students the opportunity to receive direct feedback about their work from a professional in the field.

The student critique room will be open Thursday and Friday March 17-18, 2016 from 8:30am-4pm in room 3501A (Level 3) of the Kansas City Convention Center.  It is easy to sign up, Click Here for more information and to see a list of time slots available.

If you are interested in participating, but have questions, please contact SDAL Shalya Marsh at shalyamarshnceca@gmail.com.

Sign up for a shift (or 3) and change a student’s life.