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

The 45th Annual NCECA Conference, “Tidal Forces: The Next Wave,” will be held in Tampa/St Petersburg, Florida at the Tampa Convention Center, March 30 - April 2, 2011.  In conjunction with the conference, the University of South Florida will host the NCECA 2011 National Student Juried Exhibition, March 21 - April 2, 2011.

2011 NSJE Participating Student Artists

Hannah Blackwell
UMass, Dartmouth
Ryan Blackwell
Kansas City Art Institute
Remy Bordas
University of Miami
Alix Brodeur
Utah State University
Heidi Casto
The University of Iowa
Margeaux Claude
Kansas City Art Institute
Steven Colby
Pennsylvania State University
Robin Dupont
Utah State University
Ryan Fletcher
Kansas City Art Institute
Brett Freund
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
Forrest Gard
University of Florida
Andrew Gilliatt
Louisiana State University
Bethany Grabert
Nicholls State University
Melissa Griffin
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Lea Griggs
Kansas City Art Institute
CJ Jilek
Utah State University
Michael Kern
University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
Nicolle Lamere
University of Wisconsin, Whitewater

Roberto Lugo
Kansas City Art Institute
Shaina Lund
Northwestern College, St Paul
Andrew Molleur
Rhode Island School of Design
Patrick Paine
SUNY New Paltz
William Pariso
Indiana University, Bloomington
Bonilyn Parker
University of Alaska Southeast
Bethany Pelle
Tyler School of Art, Temple University
Peter Pincus
NYSCC at Alfred University
Stephanie Ratliff
Morehead State University
Amie Rogers
California State University, Chico
Charlie Schneider
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Robert Shiles
Pennsylvania State University
Mark Stafford
Florida State University
Tess Stilwell
Kansas City Art Institute
James Tingey
Ohio University
Kyle Triplett
Ohio University
Kwok Pong Tso
The University of Iowa
Paige Wright
Ohio University
Matthew Ziemke
Tyler School of Art, Temple University

Neil Forrest’s installations investigate architectonics and the relationship between micro- and macro-structures. His studio ceramics are layered assemblies that float and roam in space as a 'detached' and nomadic entity for architectural spaces. Forrest has exhibited and lectured internationally, and is published in craft and architectural journals. He is Professor of Ceramics at NSCAD University and studied at Cranbrook Academy, Alfred and Sheridan College.

Ayumi Horie- Originally from Maine, Ayumi received her BA from Mount Holyoke College, her BFA from Alfred University, and her MFA from the University of Washington in Seattle. She is on the board of directors of the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana and has taught many workshops on functional ceramics and the internet across the U.S. and internationally. Ayumi works as a studio potter in the Hudson Valley of New York.

Categories and Awards
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. Awards have included, but are not limited to:
NCECA Undergraduate Student Awards; 1st, 2nd, 3rd place awards
NCECA Graduate Student Award; 1st, 2nd, 3rd place awards
Rodger Lang Award for Student Excellence
Retired Professors Award
KBH Merit Award
Aardvark Clay Purchase Award
AMACO Award for Excellence
Soldner Clay Mixers by Muddy Elbow Manufacturing Award of Excellence
Studio Potter Graduate and Undergraduate Awards

Detailed information and Online Submittal form: Mid – August, 2010
Online Submittal deadline:  October 1, 2010 (midnight MDT)
Acceptance notification:  After November 1, 2010
Delivery of accepted work: February 28th, 2011
Exhibition dates: March 21 – April 2, 2011
Return of work:  After April 11, 2011 Damage Claim: Before June 1, 2011 Return shipping reimbursement request: Before June 1, 2011

Students are responsible for shipping or delivery of their work to and from the University for the Arts and insuring it while in transit.  NCECA will reimburse up to $50.00 per piece for RETURN shipping.  An original receipt for return shipping must be provided to NCECA for reimbursement by June 1, 2011.

Accepted work will be shipped to:
Attn: Deb Dennison
School of Art and Art History
College of The Arts
FAH 110
University of South Florida
4202 E Fowler Ave
Tampa, FL 33620-7350

Insurance and Sales
The University of South Florida will insure all work up to $60 while on exhibit and will retain a 30 % commission on sales, split between NCECA and the University of South Florida. If you want more insurance than the $60 covered by the University of South Florida, you may purchase additional insurance through your personal insurance policy.

Participating artists must agree to allow NCECA, The University of South Florida 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.

NCECA Membership:  NCECA membership runs 12 months from the date of joining or renewal. To renew or become an NCECA Member click here http://www.nceca.net/static/membership_home.php



The Exhibitions are a great wake up call to what's out there and the commitment that the work demonstrates. It is great seeing my students eyes light up when they see the exhibitions.
— Educator