The June 24th deadline for submitting proposals for Student Perspectives is right around the corner.  Have you ever thought about organizing a panel, presenting a new idea or intriguing hordes of NCECA members with your amazing ideas? Last year I navigated the application process for NCECA Student Perspectives and organized a panel discussion.  It was a rewarding experience that not only prepared me for applying to give presentations in the […]

One thing that art school teaches you is how to look at a piece of art. It seems simple and redundant but is essential for trying to understand it. And the rules of the Universe suggest that wisdom can be found in unexpected places. While binging on Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations, I happened upon this morsel of wisdom again. Russell Chatham, incredible Montana landscape painter, reminded me to engage a […]

Hi There NCECA Friends! It’s finally here! I hope you’re all settling in well and getting ready to enjoy Providence! Deals for the Week, will focus on deals around town on coffee, tea, drinks, & food.   **Remember to show your NCECA Badge for discounts.** All Week Long: New Harvest – inside the Arcade on Westminister St – .25 cents off coffee and tea Rogue Island – 10% off foods […]

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The first time I spoke to Gerit Grimm, I was a trembling mess. I was at the Jane Hartsook Gallery in NYC, and I went to the opening reception because, well, the artist would be there.  And in theory, I would speak to her.   I would speak to her, and we would somehow end up in a deep conversation, and through my garbled, tongue-tied stammers she would understand how […]

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Hi NCECA Friends! Thought it would be a great idea to share some vegetarian and vegan friendly restaurants as per request of some Great Neck, NY friends!   Veggie Fun -123 Dorrance St – Lunch & Dinner – 10-15 walk, very close to Hampton Inn Veggie Fun specializes in vegetarian Asian food. Known for their amazing food, polite staff and fun atmosphere. Small space, good for groups of 4-6 people. […]

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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. WHEN: Thursday, 3/26 and Friday, 3/27, 8:30am – 4pm (sign up begins Wednesday, 3/25 in the main registration area) WHERE: Room 554A (Rhode Island Convention Center) 
HOW: Slots (and mentors) are available on a FIRST-COME, FIRST SERVED basis, starting at 1pm on […]

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If you’ve been looking for offerings at NCECA that speak directly to the student experience, your search is over!  This year’s Student Perspective room once again brings another opportunity to Ooh and Aah, to reinvigorate your practice, and send you home with a renewed sense of focus and energy for living a fully immersive life in clay.   Here are a few “itineraries” to get you started. Are you…  … […]

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Are you an artist or ceramics professor just itching to give back? The Student Critique Room is ready for YOU to help a budding student artist develop his or her potential! The student critique room will be open from 8:30am-4pm on Thursday, March 26th and Friday, March 27th in room 554A of the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, RI.  Click here to see a list of time slots available. After […]

In 2014, NCECA keynote speaker Theaster Gates challenged NCECA’s conference attendees to cultivate greater diversity in the field through simple, direct and meaningful gestures of welcome. Many of our members took this challenge personally and put resources toward making this challenge a reality. NCECA is instituting a pilot program whose goal is to increase participation by individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds that have traditionally been underrepresented in our conference and […]

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Support for students through the Regina Brown Undergraduate Student Fellowship and NCECA Graduate Student Fellowship...Deadlines approaching fast, February 3, 2015 (midnight MDT).

Hi there NCECA Friends! This will be the first of several installments that will focus on  several places to enjoy a great coffee or tea beverage and something sweet on the side. They will be arranged by in how close these establishments are to the convention center. (closest to furthest) Providence had a great number of coffee and tea shops that are sure to impress your tastebuds. Ellie’s Bakery Located […]

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To best meet the needs of the many social media services that encourage interactive communication, NCECA will select a currently active member to act as a liaison for its various social media services. This role is crafted as a 13 month term, with a progress review conference taking place on a semi-annual basis. The term may be renewable based on mutual agreement between the Social Media Liaison, NCECA’s Communications Director and […]

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Hi NCECA Friends! On map number 9 is the Convention Center, The Hilton is located across the street from the Convention Center, and further down the block is Providence Place Mall. The Mall has a variety of chain restaurants that are known for particularly great happy hours. The drinks are good and the deals on the food are amazing. Happy Hour deals only take place in the lounge, and bar […]

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Hi NCECA Friends! I figured a map of City Center would be most helpful in explaining where some of these hot spots are for restaurants, museums, bars and fun shops! Number 9, is the Convention Center. Most places are a 15-20 minute walk from the convention center. If you are hoping to make it up to Thayer Street,  you may take a cab, drive or take the bus. For today […]

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