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Meet Anna Walker, Curator of the 2020 NCECA Annual

By |2020-01-23T15:03:21-05:00January 23rd, 2020|Categories: 2020 Conference, 2020 Exhibitions, Featured, Inside NCECA, Richmond|

Anna Walker, curator of the 2020 NCECA Annual, is Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) where she is responsible for exhibition, research and publication, the proposal of acquisitions, and development [...]

Opportunities through Volunteering

By |2019-12-10T10:24:51-05:00December 10th, 2019|Categories: Inside NCECA, Member Opportunities, Richmond, Student Concerns|

Volunteers have been a crucial part of the NCECA Conference system as long as I or most anyone can remember. They assist thousands of members in just about every facet of their experience during this intense, amazing, and sometimes overwhelming [...]

Ashlyn Pope – Student Director at Large

By |2019-10-04T09:49:04-05:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Inside NCECA, Member Stories, remembrances|Tags: , , , , , , |

Hi everyone, my name is Ashlyn Pope and I currently serve on the NCECA Board of Directors as one of the two Student Directors at Large. As the senior of the two student directors, I wanted to take this opportunity [...]

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NCECA for First Timers: Claytopia online edition

By |2019-03-06T10:02:39-05:00March 6th, 2019|Categories: 2019 Exhibitions, 2019 Programming, Featured, Inside NCECA, Minneapolis|

Many years ago, Steve Hilton, (then NCECA's Programs Director) had the idea for NCECA to offer a special session directed at first time attendees.  And he "nominated" me to present it.  It was pretty popular, so I continued to present [...]

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Student Directors-at-Large: Deadline October 10

By |2018-10-07T20:59:13-05:00October 7th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Inside NCECA, Student Concerns|

Student Director-at-Large Ashlyn Pope reflects on her experience... "I wanted to become a Student Director at Large for NCECA for two reasons. I wanted to be a voice for students and I also wanted to represent a population of artists [...]

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Beating the post-NCECA blues

By |2018-03-31T09:55:23-05:00March 31st, 2018|Categories: Featured, Inside NCECA|

I think the NCECA conference is basically a hundred joyful hugs hello followed by a thousand tearful tugs goodbye, and I'm never 100% certain when that shift happens.  As big as our conference is now, some people I only manage [...]

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The Things We Do For Love… And the Things We Eat While We Do Them

By |2018-03-14T07:04:21-05:00March 14th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Inside NCECA|

I'm on my way to the conference, and I'm fondly remembering the ridiculous meals I've had at NCECA. The things I eat during the week of the conference are generally a compromise, a mediocre peace treaty between how much noise [...]

For the Board, for the Students

By |2017-09-13T15:18:29-05:00September 13th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Inside NCECA, Student Concerns|

Another year of classes brings with it the seemingly endless studying, cups and cups of coffee and the ever-brilliant critiques, whether you love or loath it, each student slowly steps closer to that light at the end of the tunnel. [...]

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Inside NCECA: Vol 2 No 22 – Too many choices?

By |2016-04-16T11:44:08-05:00April 16th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Inside NCECA|

For the last week, we've had such a WONDERFUL exchange of ideas and opinions related to a single survey comment that I thought I'd see if we can repeat it.  This week, let's address this: I know this is beyond [...]

Inside NCECA: Vol 2, No 21: Respecting Resources

By |2016-04-09T11:44:04-05:00April 9th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Inside NCECA|

Today I am going to focus this article on one single survey comment: We had 5000 brochures printed for the exhibition but it was a waste of resources. In case you didn't know, NCECA has always offered up empty tables [...]

Inside NCECA: Vol 2, No 18 – Heading Home

By |2016-03-19T15:35:15-05:00March 19th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Inside NCECA|

As I sit in the ballroom, in the break between emerging artists presentation and closing lecture, I am reflecting on the events of this last week, as many of you are.  Saying goodbye to NCECA is always bittersweet.  I look forward [...]

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Inside NCECA: Vol 2, No. 18 – Arriving in KC

By |2016-03-11T22:32:54-05:00March 12th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Inside NCECA, Kansas City|

Hello from Kansas City!  We are making our final preparations here and are excited to welcome around 6,000 clay lovers to Kansas City!!!!  It looks like we are going to be blessed with pretty good spring weather for the conference, [...]

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Inside NCECA Vol 2, No 17 – Odds & Ends

By |2016-03-04T23:40:13-05:00March 5th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Inside NCECA|

Greetings NCECA friends!  I have some amazing news.  Last week our advance registration closed at a record high of 4750.  Usually about 600-1000 people will register onsite.  This means close to 6,000 of us will be gathering together in Kansas [...]

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