Wednesday, 16 December 2015

call for artists: Future Flux Prospectus for Concurrent Exhibition Proposals


51st ANNUAL NCECA CONFERENCE
Wednesday March 22 – Saturday, March 25, 2017
Portland, Oregon


Overview
NCECA is committed to the exhibition and expansion of contemporary ceramic practice including diverse approaches that range from utilitarian and designed objects to sculpture, installations, site-specific works and performative events.

A member driven organization, NCECA is enriched by the innovation and vision that emerges from our community to present ceramic art of the highest caliber in the form of Concurrent Exhibitions (CEs). These exhibitions represent an important feature of NCECA’s Annual Conference experience bringing high visibility to the work of participating artists. Moreover, NCECA’s efforts to site and promote Concurrent Exhibitions expand awareness of and engagement with ceramic art for audiences that travel to and reside throughout the conference’s host region.

NCECA promotes CEs through the print conference guide, app, website, Blog and social media. While NCECA makes efforts to cluster the shows within art/ cultural districts to maximize viewer attendance, it is not able to guarantee that all exhibition venues will be included on tour routes.

2017 Exhibitions Focus
NCECA seeks exhibition proposals that have conceptual resonance with the theme of its 51st annual conference, Future FluxThe conference will take place in Portland, Oregon and NCECA specifically seeks Concurrent Exhibition proposals that resonate with our theme.  As journey’s end for Lewis and Clark in the early 18th century, expedition and discovery have framed our imagination of the Pacific Northwest. As we pass beyond NCECA’s first fifty years, the interconnection of mind, materials, and transformation at the heart of ceramic process, art and education can serve as trail heads to our future. Our creative work in the 21st century increasingly engages with hybrid practices, issues of diversity, notions of community and dynamic change. How will more sustainable models of ceramic art and education continue to evolve? What are the essential competencies and capacities for ceramic artists and educators today and for the future? How can we continue to draw from rich historic traditions while reinvigorating their relevance in rapidly changing global societies? Portland, Oregon, a city of rivers, makers, and entrepreneurs is an ideal vantage point from which to investigate these questions and others. NCECA seeks Concurrent Exhibition proposals that will help transport us to the ways that ceramic art and education will continue to matter going forward.

All proposals and accompanying support materials must be submitted online by midnight Wednesday, February 3, 2016 (EDT).  

Full details here: http://nceca.net/concurrent-exhibition-proposals/

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