“Tidal Forces: The Next Wave”
Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL

Held in odd-numbered years, the NCECA Biennial is the premier juried exhibition open to all current members of NCECA (both national and international) and to all ceramic artists, 18 years and older, residing in the U.S.  Merit and purchase awards totaling approximately $7,000 are determined by the jurors. NCECA produces a color catalog featuring work by all participating artists.

2011 Biennial Participating Artists

Christopher Adams
Lesley Baker
Chris Berti
Brian Boldon
Andy Brayman
Jeremy Brooks
Bob Bruch
Sam Chung
Autumn Cipala
James Coquia
Josh Deweese
Magdolene Dykstra
Léopold Foulem
Edith Garcia
Mark Gordon
Jason Green
Shane Harris
Trey Hill
Sin-Ying Ho
Jared Janovec
Nicholas Kripal
Laura Kukkee
Clay Leonard
David Linger
Jeffrey Mongrain
Lindsay Oesterritter
Steven Olszewski
Tara Polansky
Adam Posnak
Carla Potter
Kate Roberts
Jesse Ross
Brad Schwieger
Virginia Scotchie
Jose Sierra
David Smith
Jinsoo Song
Shawn Spangler
Kala Stein
Steven Thurston
Charles Timm-Ballard
Shalene Valenzuela
Monica Van Den Dool
Adam Welch
Blake Williams

The Tampa Museum of Art will host the 2011 NCECA Biennial from January 29, 2011 to April 24, 2011.  This exhibition will be held in conjunction with the 45th annual NCECA Conference in Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida, March 30 – April 2, 2011.

JURORS:                  Glen R. Brown          Julia Galloway           Arthur Gonzalez


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Participating artists must agree to allow NCECA, the Tampa Museum of Art 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, catalog production, posting on the NCECA website and sharing with media related publications.

INSURANCE AND SALES:  Works will be insured by the Tampa Museum of Art while on display.  The Museum will not conduct sales but will provide contact information to the NCECA Office who will conduct sales. 

SHIPPING:  The artist is responsible for insured shipping to and from the gallery. All accepted entries must be sent double boxed in sturdy, re-usable packaging.  If packing materials are not acceptable for return shipping the TMA staff will contact the artist and any purchase of new packing materials will be the responsibility of the artist.  De-install will take place the week of April 25, 2011 and will be completed by the TMA prep staff.  Return shipping will be done through FEDEX, UPS and USART utilizing artists’ established accounts or by hand delivery.  Artists will coordinate art pickup during indicated time period above.  NCECA will reimburse artists up to $100 for return shipping upon receipt of a reimbursement form and the original return shipping receipt. Any claims on shipping damage must be reported by the artist to the carrier and/or the Tampa Art Museum before June 1, 2011.
            Submission Dates                                      April 15 – August 30, 2010
            Acceptance notification:                             After October 1, 2010
            Work due:                                                 January 3 - 20, 2011
            Exhibition:                                                  January 29 – April 24, 2011
            Reception:                                                  March 31, 2011
            Conference:                                               March 30 – April 2, 2011
            Work returned:                                          April 29 – May 9, 2011
            Damage claims before:                               June 1, 2011
            Shipping reimbursement request by:            June 1, 2011

Jurors’ Biographies

Glen R. Brown is a professor of modern and contemporary art history at Kansas State University and a member of the International Academy of Ceramics.  His 500 Ceramic Sculptures was published in 2009, and more than 40 of his essays have appeared in books and exhibition catalogs.  In addition, he has authored over 300 articles and reviews for magazines such as Ceramics: Art and Perception; Sculpture; Ceramics Monthly; Ceramics Technical; American Ceramics; American Craft; Cerámica; New Ceramics, Ceramic Review; Kerameiki Techni; and World Sculpture News.

Julia Galloway was born and raised in New England. Her utilitarian pottery has been exhibited across the United States and Canada and she has demonstrated at the NCECA and the Utilitarian Clay Conferences. Her work can be found in the collations of The Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA, Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Museum, Washington, DC, The Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV,  Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT , The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and The Woodman Collection: The University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. She earned her undergraduate degree from New York State School of Ceramics at Alfred University and Graduate degree at the University of Colorado in Boulder. For nine years Galloway taught at the School for American Crafts at RIT and recently she moved to Missoula where she is a Professor of Ceramics and Director of the School of Art at the University of Montana.

Arthur Gonzalez is an internationally exhibiting artist with over thirty-five one-person shows in the last twenty-five years, including seven in Manhattan, New York.  He has received many awards including the Virginia Groot Foundation twice and is an unprecedented four-time recipient of the National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship within a ten-year period.   He is a Professor of Art at the California College of the Arts (formerly CCAC) where he was chair of the ceramics program from 1995-2006. Gonzalez has been an artist-in-residence in many places including University of Georgia, Athens, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Penland School of Craft, North Carolina, University of Akron in Ohio, Tainan National University in Taiwan, and Pilchuck Glass School in Washington. 

To view the catalog for the 2009 Biennial online, CLICK HERE           

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