[Clayart] nceca news

mel jacobson melpots2 at visi.com
Tue Jan 10 00:48:54 EST 2017


Artist Ann Agee is the upcoming presenter in the 92Y/ NCECA 
Virtual Clay™ lecture series. An American visual artist who 
works mainly in ceramics, often re-appropriates traditional 
designs such as blue-and-white patterns. She was a 2011 
Guggenheim Fellow, having earned a BFA at Cooper Union 
School of Art in 1981 and an MFA from Yale University in 
1986. At her Cooper Union graduation, Agee was given the A. 
I. Friedman Traveling Scholarship. With this, she was 
granted three months to study artwork in Northern Italy She 
first came to fame in the Bad Girls show at the New Museum, 
New York in 1994. Her work is in the collections of the 
Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the 
Rhode Island School of Design Museum; and the Los Angeles 
County Museum of Art. At the artist's request, this talk 
will not be recorded or archived for on-demand viewing at a 
later date. You will have to register and be available at 
the time of the talk to participate.

http://www.92y.org/Class/Virtual-Clay-The-Art-of-Ann-Agee to 
pre-register for this live online presentation before noon 
on the day of the event. Code NCECA20 gets NCECA members a 
20% discount on all Virtual Clay™ lectures. An email with 
login instructions will be sent to all participants prior to 
its start.

System Requirements: High speed Internet connection, 
internal or external computer speaker and internal or 
external computer mic.
For PC: Windows 7 SP1, 8, 8.1, 10 or later
For MAC: OS X 10.9, 10.10, 10.11 or later

Plan ahead for future and final Virtual Clay™ lecture of the 
2016-17 season with Arlene Shechet on March 8, 2017. To 
learn more visit: 

The Board of Trustees of the National K-12 Ceramics 
Exhibition invites all ceramic arts teachers to submit 
student ceramic work for consideration to this year's 20th 
Annual National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition in Portland, Oregon. 
The exhibition will take place March 22-24, 2017 at the 
Oregon Convention Center during Future Flux, NCECA's 51st 
Annual Conference. The process for entering your students 
work is easy. Log into www.k12clay.org. Follow links to 
Submit Work. If you have any problems entering the work of 
your students, please contact Nicole Dubrow at 
blacksheeppottery at mac.com. The deadline for entries is 
Midnight, January 14, 2017. Work submitted will be gathered 
in preparation for judging by an independent juror who will 
make the final selection decisions for the exhibition. This 
year the National K-12 Ceramics Exhibition is honored to 
have renowned ceramic artist, and educator, Julia Galloway, 
as the juror.
Students and teachers in grades 9-12 from schools located in 
the Portland Metro area and nearby communities are eligible 
to apply for the Val Cushing Memorial Scholarship. 
Scholarship recipients will be given the opportunity to 
attend the 2017 NCECA Conference at no registration cost 
thanks to the generous support of donations from Anne W. 
Bracker of Lawrence, Kansas-based Bracker’s Good Earth Clay 
and retired Slippery Rock University Professor, Richard 
Wukich, who was mentored by Val Cushing during his formative 
years at Alfred University. The scholarships were created in 
memory of Val Cushing, Alfred University professor. 
Scholarship day passes will be available to a limited number 
of students from public schools located in the greater 
Portland region on a first-come-first-served basis. 
Interested teachers must contact Jacqueline Hardy at 
office at nceca.net. In the email, teachers must provide their 
name, email address, phone number, school address, the 
preferred date of their visit with students (Thursday, March 
23 or Friday, March 24, 2017 are recommended). A roster 
including the first and last names of students must 
accompany all requests and be provided to NCECA at least one 
week prior to the conference. School groups will be 
responsible for their food and transportation arrangements 
and costs.

The 18th annual New York Ceramics and Glass Fair is a 
virtual treasure-trove of eye-alluring works by a roster of 
top-tier vetted international exhibitors and contemporary 
artists—from the 17th century through today. Also of appeal 
to clay lovers will be a series of informative lectures by 
Glenn Adamson, Janine Fallino, Leslie Ferrin, Robert Hunter, 
and Sharon Stratton among others. It all takes place under 
one roof at the historic Bohemian National Hall, 321 West 
71st Street, from January 19-22, 2017 with a preview on the 
evening of January 18. The only fair of its kind in the 
United States, this has become a must-attend event for 
collectors, curators, and anyone interested in the world of 
decorative arts. NCECA members will receive free admission 
to lectures and the fair. Visit 
www.newyorkceramicsandglassfair.com for additional details.


NCECA is looking for ceramic artists and professors to 
volunteer to be mentors in our Student Critique Room on 
March 23 and 24 during the 2017 conference in Portland, 
Oregon. Consider volunteering an hour or two of your 
conference time to share several 30-minute critiques with 
eager students. The Critique Room gives students the 
opportunity to receive direct feedback about their work from 
a professional in the field. Slots remain available. 
Students attending NCECA from around the country will be 
grateful if you would consider signing up – it is easy to 
do! Click Here for more information and to see a list of 
time slots available.

NCECA members are eligible to receive a discount on 
publications and software to hone your competency with 
professional practices as a producing artist. GYST-Ink is an 
artist project by Karen Atkinson providing information, 
technology and solutions created by artists for artists. Its 
mission is to support artists and arts organizations with an 
integrated mix of software, services and information in 
order to keep artists working. Karen Atkinson will be 
offering a limited number of one-on-one career counseling 
sessions for free to NCECA members to be scheduled during 
the conference at the GYST table which will be located in 
the conference’s Resource Hall during Future Flux. Be sure 
to stop by and learn more about the GYST platform with a 
free demo and consider scheduling a personal session with Karen.

GYST Pro Software- NCECA members may access newly released 
GYSTPro 4.2 software for only $99 ($30 off the retail price) 
by entering code CPNNCEGP at the time of purchase at 
http://gyst-ink.com/ . The new GYSTPro 4.2 is a dynamic 
software program for both MAC and PC, designed to help 
artists organize every facet of their practice to get them 
headed on the right track in their professional careers. 
It’s packed with helpful tools such as an artwork inventory 
database, mailing list, a program to help write and track 
grant proposals, and over 400 pages of updated indispensable 
resources. You can download and use the software for 30 days 
for free to see if it works for you.

Artist and Teaching Manuals, Second Edition are also 
available at a discount ($5 off retail price for the printed 
version). GYST offers two amazing manuals (artist and 
teaching) for every artist from the art student on up to the 
seasoned career artist. Many institutions use GYST’s 
interactive software and manuals in their professional 
practices workshops and other related community programming. 
Use the following NCECA member discount code for GYST 
Manuals: CPNNCEBK. When you make a purchase as a member of 
NCECA, for either software or publications, the clay 
organization you love and support will also receive $5 for 
each book and $20 for each software sale. So get GYSTing and 
support NCECA at the same time. GYST has many free resources 
on its website so check them out under the 
Resources>Professional Practices page.

Inventive potter, educator, writer and mentor Robin Hopper 
was recently honored with naming to the Order of Canada. The 
Order of Canada, the country’s highest honour of community 
service and achievement, was established by the Queen in 
1967. Originally from England, Hopper recounted childhood 
memories of London bombings during an ebullient closing 
lecture for the 2011 NCECA conference in Tampa, Florida. He 
moved to Canada in 1968. His ceramics have been exhibited 
throughout the world. In 1977, he moved to Victoria where he 
runs the ’Chosin Pottery Gallery with his wife, Judi Dyelle. 
“I am very excited to be able to represent artists, 
particularly ceramic artists of the world,” said Hopper, who 
has written six books about ceramics and produced several 
educational videos. He also helped found the Metchosin 
International Summer School of the Arts. Hopper’s creative 
research demonstrates the artist’s commitment to 
understanding the nature and limitations of his materials 
and process, through painstaking and innovative thought 
process and methods. He has brought a similar level of 
mindfulness to writing about pottery form and human 
interaction, the primary aspects of utility in ceramic art. 
For Hopper, the potter’s art is one of the few in which the 
connection between maker and user is so central to the 
conception of beauty and utility. The process of creation, 
the resulting object, and its use by others represent a 
unique interrelationship. Thank you, Robin Hopper! Your 
multi-faceted, generous, and curious imagination has added 
greatly to the knowledge and appreciation of ceramics today.

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