[Clayart] nceca news

mel jacobson via Clayart clayart at lists.clayartworld.com
Thu Apr 2 19:07:58 EDT 2015

Clay and Possibility­A Potters Vision Shapes Change

The next NCECA/92Y Virtual Clay Lecture with Bill 
Strickland begins at 7 p.m., eastern on 
Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Keep the clay dialog 
here to earn more and register today*

NCECA members can use the code NCECA92Y for a 20% discount.

Participation requires free download and 
installation of 
software. **

Bill Strickland, founder of Manchester 
Craftsmen’s Guild reflects on his personal 
journey in ceramics and the enterprise of social transformation.

Citing the early influence of an art teacher, 
Strickland will discuss how his work in clay led 
him to develop a center for youth arts, jazz and 
job training in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, that 
now serves as a model for programs in other 
communities. Through the National Center for Arts 
and Technology. Strickland’s work catalyzes 
communities, business leaders and policy makers 
to cooperate on environments of hope throughout the US and other countries.

William Strickland, President and CEO of 
Manchester Bidwell Corporation is a highly 
regarded speaker on social entrepreneurship, the 
roles of the arts and culture on community and 
economic development. Introduced to pottery 
during his teens, he went on to establish 
Manchester Craftsmen's Guild in 1968. In 1996, he 
received the MacArthur “Genius” Award for 
leadership and ingenuity in the arts. Tapped by 
President Obama in December 2010 to serve on the 
White House Council for Community Solutions, 
Strickland was also presented with NCECA’s 
Outstanding Achievement Award in 2012. 
Strickland, his wife Rose and daughter Olivia, 
reside on the North Side of Pittsburgh.

This event is part of 92Ys 
Clay™ series: offering first of a kind, real-time 
online classes that gather a vibrant community of 
artists, designers and art historians to speak 
with you about important topics in ceramics. The 
conversations are meant to challenge 
preconceptions and explore new territory, 
inspiring you to think about the world in fresh 
and different ways 
 all of this in the comfort 
of your home, studio or classroom.

* Registrations must be purchased by noon of the 
day of the event. An email with login 
instructions will be sent to all participants prior to the event.

** System Requirements: High speed Internet 
connection, internal or external computer speaker 
and internal or external computer mic.

For PC: Windows 7 or higher
For MAC: OS x 10.8.5 or higher.


NCECA wants to thank all of you who joined us for 
our 49th Annual Conference in Providence, Rhode 
Island. We have been receiving both kudos and 
critical feedback. Watch for an e-news and blog 
link to a conference survey coming soon. The 
event was one of the best attended in NCECA’s 
history with more than 4800 registrations. 
Deepest appreciation goes to the presenters, 
exhibitors, volunteers, and friends who brought our Lively Experiments to life.


NCECA Invitational

THEME: Unconventional Clay: Engaged in Change

LOCATION: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri
February 12 – May 8, 2016

Unconventional Clay: Engaged in Change, the 2016 
NCECA Invitational will be on exhibition at The 
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art from February 12– May 
8, 2016. The exhibition will take place in 
conjunction with Makers, Mentors and Milestones, 
the 50th Annual NCECA Conference in Kansas City, 
Missouri, March 16 – March 19, 2016.

The NCECA Invitational is a themed, curated 
exhibition that features leading edge, 
large-scale and often challenging art 
incorporating clay as its primary material. Held 
in even-numbered years, NCECA’s Exhibitions 
Director collaborates with the host venue curator 
to develop an exhibition concept and select a 
foundational group of artists’ works by 
invitation. Augmenting this core selection, 
additional artists may respond to an open call 
for digital representation of ceramic works that 
support the theme. This format brings established 
reputations and emerging talent to bear on the 
selected theme and adds vitality and fresh 
perspectives to ongoing discourse in contemporary 
art. The exhibition is co-curated by NCECA 
Exhibitions Director Leigh Taylor Mickelson and 
Catherine Futter, the Helen Jane and R. Hugh 
“Pat” Uhlmann Senior Curator of Architecture, 
Design and Decorative Arts at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.


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