The NCECA Gallery Expo deadline is approaching for the annual 2020 conference in Richmond, VA. If you are a gallery, organization, collective, or group of artists and would like to participate consider applying to the Expo. This is a space of exchange and learning to exhibit and offer for purchase contemporary ceramic art in the center of the NCECA conference. This year’s jurors are Syd Carpenter and Kilolo Luckett. The deadline is JUNE 26, 2019, (11:59pm EDT). Applicants to the Gallery Expo are strongly encouraged to submit a diverse list of artists reflecting historically marginalized communities, artists from multiple experiences, backgrounds, voices, and identities, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexuality, disability, class, and age. 

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Meet the jurors:

Syd Carpenter

Syd Carpenter’s ceramic sculpture focuses on African American farming and gardening. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of Art, the Tang Museum of Skidmore College, the Michener Museum in addition to numerous private collections. She is currently Professor of studio art at Swarthmore College where she teaches ceramics and drawing. Her studio and gardens are located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.



Kilolo Luckett



Kilolo Luckett is an independent art historian, curator, and cultural producer. With over twenty years of experience in arts administration and cultural production, she is committed to elevating the voices of underrepresented visual artists. She is curator of Visual Arts at the August Wilson Cultural Center, and serves as an Art Commissioner for the City of Pittsburgh’s Art Commission. Kilolo created By Any Means, a contemporary arts series that engages directly with leading artists, curators, writers, and cultural consumers to broaden the scope and understanding of art influenced by Black culture.