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Luncheon Lawrence (or breakfast or dinner)

By |2016-03-05T23:46:32-05:00March 6th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Kansas City|

Located just 45 minutes away from the Kansas City Convention Center, Lawrence, KS is hosting 11 exhibitions. An excursion to Lawrence would make a great roadtrip to check out the Lawrence Art Center, Brackers Good Earth Clay and exhibitions at the [...]

Power & Light or the Plaza at night?

By |2016-02-27T23:23:58-05:00February 28th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Kansas City|

If you’re staying downtown or at any of the conference hotels, the Power and Light  district  provides convenient places to eat, drink, and connect with friends due to its close proximity.  Only a couple of blocks from the convention center, this district [...]

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50 Women: A Celebration of Women’s Contribution to Ceramics

By |2016-02-27T00:55:15-05:00February 27th, 2016|Categories: 2016 Exhibitions, Featured, Kansas City|

Ceramics is more than just a few hundred famous artists or those who teach it in the US. Ceramics are independent artists—successful and struggling; Instructors and students; young and old; working in many disciplines. Ceramic artists use an infinite number [...]

Meander your way down the river market, then get your groove on with some KC Blues & Jazz

By |2016-02-21T01:11:09-05:00February 21st, 2016|Categories: Featured, Kansas City|

Beignet's The Rivermarket hosts a weekly farmers market from early summer to mid fall. During the rest of the year, you can visit a variety of restaurants there, with a particularly lengthy list of great Vietnamese places. The Kansas [...]

Go to Galleries, then Grab some Grub in the Crossroads

By |2016-02-20T22:43:32-05:00February 21st, 2016|Categories: Featured, Kansas City|

Close to downtown, The Crossroads Arts District is known to be particularly crowded on "First Fridays" because of the numerous art galleries situated there. Many of the exhibitions for NCECA will be taking place here and it is just a [...]

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Kansas City Eats: BBQ vs Vegetarian

By |2016-02-03T21:11:33-05:00February 7th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Kansas City|

Kansas City is not shy on BBQ joints but also holds its own in the Vegetarian/Vegan cuisine Category.  Whichever you crave you will want to check out the following restaurants based on your interests. If you find yourself in the [...]

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2016 Randall Session: Wit and Menace

By |2016-02-03T12:05:46-05:00February 1st, 2016|Categories: 2016 Conference, 50th Anniversary, Conference Programming, Featured, Kansas City, Programming|

Back in 1989, right here in Kansas City, NCECA introduced what would become a hallmark of the conference’s opening festivities: The Randall Session. And right now, I have the good fortune of introducing you to the mastermind behind this year's [...]

2017 Concurrent Exhibition Proposals DEADLINE

By |2016-01-31T19:03:31-05:00January 31st, 2016|Categories: 2017 Exhibitions, Featured, Portland|

FUTURE FLUX, the 51st annual NCECA conference takes place in Portland, Oregon in 2017.   Although it seems a long way off, it will be here before we know it!   NCECA is committed to the exhibition and expansion of contemporary ceramic [...]

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Hashtag NCECA2016

By |2016-01-26T17:21:12-05:00January 26th, 2016|Categories: 2015 Conference, Conference Cities, Conference Programming, Kansas City, online programming, Programming|Tags: , |

Social media has gotten HOT this year. The NCECA Instagram account is about to hit 8,000 followers, our Facebook and Twitter pages are more active than ever, the blog is going strong- and we've even added Snapchat and Periscope accounts [...]

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Glenda Taylor Memorial NCECA ride update

By |2016-01-22T14:27:57-05:00January 22nd, 2016|Categories: Featured, Kansas City, Member Opportunities, remembrances|

Lots of folks have been asking me about this ride, and I am thrilled to be able to say that Women's Free State Racing, which was the team Glenda raced with, will be hosting the ride. (If you missed the [...]

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Val Cushing Memorial Scholarship

By |2016-01-16T12:35:06-05:00January 15th, 2016|Categories: 2016 Conference, Featured, Kansas City|

NCECA is excited to offer single-day pass scholarships to 100 students and 10 teachers from Kansas City area high schools. Students and teachers from schools located in the Kansas City Metro (including schools between Lawrence, KS and St. Joseph, MO) [...]

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Thanks and next steps from Across the Table!

By |2016-01-10T09:26:52-05:00January 10th, 2016|Categories: 50th Anniversary, Across The Table, Kansas City|

Many, many thanks to each and every person who shared their work on the Across the Table, Across the Land webapp! We are in Portland right now, working through the submissions and developing the exhibition component of the project. The [...]

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Inside NCECA – Exhibitions addendum!

By |2015-12-09T16:31:55-05:00December 9th, 2015|Categories: 2016 Exhibitions, Featured, Inside NCECA, Kansas City|

I can't believe I inadvertently left out one of the coolest new things about exhibitions this year when I posted my insiders guide to deciphering the shows.  The flags will help you identify the things you want to see, but [...]