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James and Sherron Bowen on wed 20 jul 05

NCECA E-news - July, 2005
From: Kim Guetterman
Sent: Wednesday, July 20, 2005 2:48 PM
Subject: NCECA E-news - July, 2005

Welcome to the first of NCECA's monthly E-news. In an effort to send out
more frequent, timely information to our members and to reduce printing and
postage costs, the NCECA Communications Committee has decided to send out
monthly electronic newsletters. These newsletters will go out around the
first of each month after the NCECA website has been updated.
Please feel free to give us feedback on the content and format. If you have
any difficulties with the website links, please contact Kim at Thank you in advance for your patience as we attempt to keep
the multitudes of NCECA information flowing in a more timely manner.

Anderson Turner, NCECA Publications Director
Information is now available at the NCECA website about the NCECA hotels
offering discounts in Portland and you can start making reservations now.
Please visit our website periodically for updates as they become available
to us.
All conference activities will take place at the Oregon Convention Center,
777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland, Oregon 97212.
Click here to access the Portland hotels offering NCECA discounts.
We would like to strongly encourage you to nominate your best students for
these Fellowship Awards. This is a special opportunity for undergraduate and
graduate ceramic students to pursue study outside of the university or
studio to enhance the development of their work and knowledge of ceramics.
Please help us reach some deserving and talented students who are capable of
submitting strong proposals.
The deadline for entering works is November 15th, 2005 and there is no entry
fee. Please encourage your students to enter their best works and please
assist them with taking quality slides that will represent it well to the
jurors. Students will gain valuable experience in submitting work to a
competitive exhibition and acceptance into this prestigious exhibition will
help to further their developing careers.
Click on the link below to access the Fellowship Nomination Instructions and
Application Forms.
NCECA would like to hear from members attending the NCECA 2006 conference
who are interested in participating as a group leader. The group leaders are
needed for Topical Discussions or the NCECA Connections.

This is an opportunity to lead a breakout session in an area of which you
have a common interest. This is also a time to lead your group to network
and share information.

Please mail or e-mail a brief description of your proposal by December 9,
2005. If you have questions about leading either a Topical Discussion or an
NCECA Connections group, contact Glenda Taylor.
Click on this link to access details about these popular conference
The 40th Annual NCECA Conference, "Explorations, Navigations: The Resonance
of Place", will be held in Portland, Oregon March 8-11, 2006. In conjunction
with the conference, Portland Community College-Sylvania will host the NCECA
2006 Regional Student Juried Exhibition in its Northview Gallery, from
February 15 to March 11.
The NCECA 2006 RSJE is open to all matriculating undergraduate and graduate
students in the states of Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana,
Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, the United States Territories of
Guam, Palau, and American Samoa and the Canadian provinces of British
Columbia and Alberta.

Watch for the RSJE Prospectus to be posted at the NCECA website by August
1st. The Calendar for the Call for Entries is:

Postmark Deadline: October 29, 2005
Acceptance Notification: After January 10, 2006
Delivery of Accepted Work: February 1, 2006
Return of Work: March 11, 2006, 5-6pm (no earlier)
Click here to access details about the 2006 RSJE Call for Entries.
Mark the dates! NCECA will host its 41st conference March 28-31 in New
Orleans. The theme will be "Joie de Vivre, The Joy of Living" .

Joie de Vivre is a French expression of the hearty or carefree enjoyment of
living. New Orleans is a city rich in associations - many of them sensual.
It is known for its food, music, drinking, carnival and general embrace of
the pleasures of life. Evolving from a unique historical blend of European,
African and American cultures, the flavor of the city is sultry, sweet,
intoxicating and gritty. Through it all comes a sense of immediacy, the
richness of life and that which makes it worthwhile. As ceramic artists,
most of us recognize the sensuality of our material, in its raw and finished
state. An undeniable power of our work lies in its lush and tactile
presence, its ability to reward the touch as well as the gaze. As beauty has
again risen as an issue in contemporary art, the decorative and the ornate
also reclaim status as forms of invention that engage the viewer and enrich
our lives. Similarly, we acknowledge the social and cultural importance of
the rituals of eating and the objects we make and use for the pleasures of
the table.
For questions regarding NCECA in New Orleans, contact Bonita Day, On-site
Co-Liaison. She can be reached at the address below, or by email at: Exhibition proposals from the membership are being
accepted for the New Orleans conference. Proposals do not necessarily need
to be related to the conference theme. Proposals that are received by
October 15, 2005 will be juried by an NCECA appointed review panel.
Exhibitions of the highest quality and interest will be matched with
galleries and venues that are interested in hosting an NCECA exhibition.
Once the match is made, the curator or proposer of the exhibition will work
directly with the gallery that agrees to host the exhibition. If you wish to
propose an exhibition that you would like to be matched with a local venue,
Download the exhibition proposal form and send with materials to:
Click here to download the Call for Exhibition Proposals form.

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