“Being recognized as a 2019 Emerging Artist was one of the most important bench marks of my career. This award has afforded me exposure that will benefit me for years to come, and it has also inspired me to push myself harder than ever in my work. ” – Qwist Joseph

After years working alongside his dad at the family bronze foundry, Qwist received his BFA from Colorado State University and his MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In 2016, he was selected as an emerging artist by Ceramics Monthly and awarded a summer residency at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana. Recently, he was living in Southern California where he taught sculpture and ceramics at the University of Redlands and Chaffey College. Qwist was a guest lecturer at The American Museum of Ceramic Art and was a resident artist at the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program. He has shown nationally and internationally, and was commissioned to create public works for the Davidson Sculpture Garden in Riverside, California and the New Belgium Brewing Company in Fort Collins, Colorado. In fall 2019, Qwist is teaching for a year in the Ceramics Department at Denver University.

Consider applying for the 2020 Emerging Artist program at NCECA! For more information visit: https://nceca.net/nceca-calls-and-exhibitions/emerging-artists/

Application Deadline, October 2, 2019