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Spring Montes, Straddling the 405, 2012

2014 National Student Juried Exhibition
March 4-22, 2014
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Public reception Thursday, March 20 6-9pm

The 48th Annual NCECA Conference, “Material World,” will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the Delta Center, March 19 – March 22, 2014. In conjunction with the conference, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design will host the 2014 NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition,
March 4 – March 22, 2014.

2014 Participating Artists:

Liana Agnew | Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Crista Ames | University of Montana
James Barker | Kansas State University
Rickie Barnett | California State University, Chico
Tristyn Bustamante | Arizona State University
Hannah Cameron | Ohio University
Joshua Clark | Cranbrook Academy of Art
Trisha Coates | Wichita State University
Heather Couch | Arizona State University
Virginia Eckinger | The University of Alabama
Thomas Edwards | University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Marty Fielding | University of Florida
Marisa Finos | Virginia Commonwealth University
Michelle Florence | Virginia Commonwealth University
Forrest Gard | Louisiana State University
Michael Gesiakowski | Southern Illinois University
Gustav Hamilton | Kansas State University
Seana Higgins | Ohio University
Andrew Hoeppner | University of Washington
Jocelyn Howard | Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Michael Hurley | California State University, Chico
Kahlil Irving | Kansas City Art Institute
Victoria Jang | California College of the Arts
Ben Jordan | Northern Arizona University
Sarah Justice | Georgia State University
Nina Kawar | Clemson University
Gunyoung Kim | The Ohio State University
Jin Kim | Cranbrook Academy of Art
Trevor King | University of Michigan
Patrick Kingshill | San Jose State University
Benjamin Lambert | Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Yeon Joo Lee | Rhode Island School of Design
Jessi Li | Virginia Commonwealth University
Jessica Longobardo | SUNY New Paltz
Roberto Lugo | Pennsylvania State University
Wade MacDonald | Michigan State University
Marsha Mack | Syracuse University
Shalya Marsh | University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Sharon McCoy | Fort Hays State University
Sarah McNutt | Kansas State University
Nicholas Oh | San Francisco State University
Ginnifer O’Keefe | University of Missouri, Columbia
Brooks Oliver | Pennsylvania State University
Anthony Pearson | Southern Utah University
Jordan Pieper | Oregon College of Art and Craft
Tai Rogers | Indiana University
Erika Sanada | Academy of Art University
Phyllis Schlessinger | University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Justin Schortgen | University of Iowa
Melanie Sherman | Kansas City Art Institute
Rachelyn Spry | SUNY Buffalo
Iren Tete | University of Missouri, Columbia
Kodi Thompson | Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Adriel Tong | Rhode Island School of Design
Lauren Tucci | Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Nicholas Wells | University of Minnesota
Bill Wilkey | University of Missouri, Columbia

JURORS: Tara Wilson and Jeffrey Mongrain

Tara Wilson is a studio potter living in Montana City, Montana.  Wilson received a BFA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2000 and an MFA degree from the University of Florida in 2003.  She has been a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation and the Red Lodge Clay Center.  Wilson was selected as an emerging artist for the 2006 NCECA conference and was a presenter at the 2006 International Woodfire Conference in Flagstaff.  She has given lectures and workshops throughout the United States; and her work has been exhibited internationally.  Wilson was a demonstrator at the 2009 NCECA conference in Phoenix, AZ.

Jeffrey Mongrain creates both gallery-based works and site-specific pieces. The sited works are primarily located in spiritual spaces. His gallery-based sculptures are reductive and generally reference iconic forms. Scientific findings and religious philosophy are the conceptual foundation of his emotive forms. Some of Mongrain’s recent solo exhibitions include the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art in Sedalia, MO, the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art in San Angelo, TX, the National Museum of Catholic Art in New York City, the Diego Rivera Museum in Guanajuato, Mexico, the Temple Gallery in Rome, Italy, the Newcastle Regional Art Gallery in Australia, the Museo de Antropologia in Mexico, the John Elder Gallery in New York City, and the Perimeter Gallery in Chicago. Jeffrey Mongrain has been a Professor of Art at Hunter College in New York City since 1995. He previously taught for seven years at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland.

The 2014 NCECA NSJE is open to full-time undergraduate, graduate and post-baccalaureate students (as defined by their home institution) enrolled in the United States of America. Students enrolled at institutions on which the jurors currently serve as faculty are not eligible to apply.  The applicant must be working towards a degree or be a post-baccalaureate in art at the time of submittal.

Cash merit awards will be determined by the jurors from the actual works and will be announced during the Opening Reception and at the Second Members' Business Meeting. Recent NSJE Exhibition Awards have included NCECA, company and organizationally sponsored cash prizes and purchase awards. The final award list will be published at the time of the exhibition.

Exhibition dates: March 4 – March 22, 2014
Reception: Thursday March 20, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Hand Pickup: March 22 after 5:00 pm, March 23 between 3 - 5 p.m.
Return of work:  After April 8, 2014
Damage Claim: Before May 1, 2014
Return shipping reimbursement request: Before May 15, 2014


Students are responsible for shipping or delivery of their work to and from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and insuring it while in transit.  NCECA will reimburse up to $50.00 per piece for RETURN shipping.  Students MUST include a pre-paid RETURN label for return shipment.  An ORIGINAL receipt for return shipping must be provided to NCECA for reimbursement by May 15, 2014.  NCECA will not reimburse shipping for work that is sold; purchaser is responsible for pick up or shipping.

Participating artists must agree to allow NCECA, the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, and gallery visitors to photograph work while on display for educational and publicity purposes. Images of accepted works will be retained by NCECA for promotional purposes, posting on the NCECA website and sharing with media related publications.  NCECA will print a color exhibition poster that will be distributed at the conference.  NCECA may create a digital catalog and/or an online version of the exhibition using images of accepted work.