NCECA Annual Conference


NCECA's Gallery Expo features displays of extraordinary works in clay-- functional, decorative and sculptural-- all of which are available for purchase by visitors. Open to the public from Tuesday evening to Friday afternoon of conference week, representatives and artists from participating galleries are scheduled to make brief presentations that illuminate the process of creation as well as the joy of collecting and using contemporary ceramic works by leading makers. The galleries involved create a unique opportunity to experience and acquire works that might not otherwise be available in the conference region.

The NCECA Gallery Expo, Projects Space and Special Exhibits will be held in Exhibit Hall A of the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, 400 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203. This is the same space as Commercial and Non Profit “Resource Hall.”  Access to the Gallery Expo will be free and open to the public and precede entry to the Resource Hall.  Information about the Center can be found at

Participating Galleries - Information and Forms(these forms were created to be interactive for your convenience, please note you will need to set your browser preferences to open the pdf in a viewer such as Adobe Reader or Acrobat).

Gallery Membership form - Gallery Members receive a 20% discount on booth fees
Gallery Expo IMPORTANT Information (please read carefully)

Milwaukee Safety Tips and Union Guidelines

Gallery Expo Space Reservation form (due by October 19, 2013)
Gallery Expo Representative Registration form (due by February 24, 2014)

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The cost of a NCECA Gallery Expo booth is $3,000.00 (Non-Member), $2400.00 (Gallery Member.)  To apply for a space, we are requesting a deposit of $500 to be received by October 19, 2013.  If your gallery is selected to exhibit, the balance will be due January 4, 2014.  Deposits from galleries not selected to participate in Gallery Expo will be returned by December 20, 2013. Gallery Expo booth includes conference passes for three gallery representatives.  (Please note: conference pass does NOT include annual membership) (Additional conference passes may be purchased for $100 each, maximum of 2 additional passes). 

Booth Description & Expectations:
Booth dimensions are 10’ x 20’ x 8’, 30’ ceilings, 8’ hard walls, high-quality gallery lighting, signage, and a shared “back stock” area nearby for storing replacement work (not for empty box storage).  Again this year is the opportunity to gain further exposure for your gallery through gallery talks and artist talks within the Gallery Expo and in a separate nearby room.  In keeping with the goal of the expo, galleries are expected to display artwork in a gallery-style look.  Pedestals are strongly encouraged (a small quantity of pedestals will be available for rent from NCECA).  
Dandee Pattee, NCECA Director at Large         Cell: 540-597-8442

Kate Vorhaus, NCECA Projects Manager          
NCECA Office: 303-828-2811 or 866-288-2811