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Yeon Joo Lee, Tricks, 2011

NCECA’s National Student Juried Exhibition (NSJE) is open to all full time undergraduate, graduate and post-baccalaureate students enrolled in the United States of America, except for those enrolled at the institutions of the jurors. Applicants must have been working towards a degree or be a post-baccalaureate in art at the time of submittal. 

In conjunction with NCECA’s 47th Annual Conference in Houston (March 20-23), The Glassell School of Art of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston hosts NCECA’s 2013 National Student Juried Exhibition from February 15 – March 23, 2013. A reception takes place on Thursday, March 21, 2013 from 6:00- 8:00pm.  New this year NCECA has included the 2013 NSJE artists in the 2013 NCECA Biennial catalog featuring color reproductions of works by all participating artists. This catalog may be pre-ordered on the NCECA’s Online Store. Remaining copies may be available for purchase at conference.

2013 Participating NSJE Artists

Undergraduate Students
Sasha Alexandra Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
Molly Allen Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV
Samantha Bachman Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Cori Crumrine Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Stephanie Galli            Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI
Tyler Houston  Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT
Kahlil Irving Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
Michelle Laxalt University of Nevada, Reno, NV
Kathryn Whistler Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate* Students
Tiffany Bailey   Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (G)
Melisa Cadell   East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
Heather Davis   Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Virginia Eckinger The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
Thomas Edwards University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Marty Fielding  University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Marisa  Finos   Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Donna Flanery              University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Anastasia Gabriel Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX
Nick Geankoplis NYSCC at Alfred University, Alfred, NY
Violet Goode Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
Elizabeth Head-Fischer Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX
Natasha Hovey The University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Michael Hurley California State University, Chico, CA
Ah-Young Jeon            Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
Kevin Kao        University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Lauren Karle    Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Margaret Kinkeade Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Jennifer Kirkpatrick Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Robert Kolhouse     University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Shasta Krueger  Utah State University, Logan, UT
Yeon Joo Lee Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
John Loveless  Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA
Marsha Mack Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Leslie Macklin  University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA
Ashley Maxwell       Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Spring Montes* San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
Norleen Nosri   University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Sara Parent-Ramos NYSCC at Alfred University, Alfred, NY
Alia Pialtos University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Brian Pierce Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
Louis Reilly      Utah State University, Logan, UT
Justin Schortgen University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Mitchell Spain  University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Diana Synatzske Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA
Kristen Tripp    Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
Josh Van Stippen      University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Austin Wieland Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA
Bill Wilkey University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Wesley Wright  San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
Crisha Yantis   University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

Bonnie Seeman received her BFA from the University of Miami in 1991, and her MFA from the University of Massachusetts/Dartmouth in 1996.  She is a two-time recipient of the Florida Individual Artist Fellowship, and has twice served as a panelist for the Florida Fellowship. Seeman was nominated for a USA Fellow grant in 2010 and was awarded The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation 2005 Biennial Award.  A participant in numerous international and national exhibitions including Art Basel, Switzerland; Art Brussels, Belgium; and the World Ceramic Biennale, Korea, Seeman’s work is featured in many museum collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York; the World Ceramic Exposition Foundation International Collection, Icheon, Korea; the Sadberk Hanım Museum, Istanbul, Turkey; and The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA. Seeman has taught as a summer faculty member at Anderson Ranch Arts Center and Santa Fe Clay, and has presented visiting artist workshops at numerous art centers and universities across the U.S. She currently teaches at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, and serves on the board of Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts.

Kevin Snipes combines his love of constructing unconventional pottery with an obsessive need to draw on everything that he produces, creating a uniquely dynamic body of work. Snipes received a B.F.A. in ceramics and drawing from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1994 and completed graduate school at the University of Florida in 2003. Since then, Snipes has led a seemingly nomadic artistic life, constantly making no matter where he is. He has participated in several artist residency programs including the Clay Studio in Philadelphia and Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts in Newcastle, Maine; and, he received a Taunt Fellowship from the Archie Bray Foundation in Montana 2008. Exhibiting nationally and internationally as far away as Jingdezhen China, Snipes had a recent solo exhibition at the Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston. Kevin Snipes currently resides in New Mexico.

Categories and Awards
Merit awards determined by the jurors from the actual works and will be announced during the Opening Reception and at the Second Members' Business Meeting.

2013 Awards: Recipients to be posted after conference:

NCECA Undergraduate Student Awards; 1st, 2nd, 3rd place awards
NCECA Graduate Student Award; 1st, 2nd, 3rd place awards
Aardvark Clay Purchase Award
AMACO® - brent® Purchase Award
Ceramic Store of Houston, LLC Purchase Award
Ceramics: Art and Perception/TECHNICAL Merit Awards (2)
KBH Merit Award
Paperclay Merit Award
Retired Professors Award (Merit)
Studio Potter Graduate Merit Awards (2)
Studio Potter Undergraduate Merit Awards (2)
Trinity Ceramic Supply Merit Award

Click here for additional Information for 2013 NSJE Participating Artists

NCECA Exhibitions are funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Federal Agency.     


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