Each year for the annual conference, NCECA calls for proposals of lectures and panel discussions relating to issues of exploration, discovery and the relevance of site, location and environment. As always, we also welcome proposals on all subjects relevant to our field. Submissions will be evaluated in regard to merit, the presenter's expertise in the area, and a general interest in providing a balanced and inclusive program for the members.
NCECA 2014 – 48th Annual Conference
THE THEME: Material World
Material World, NCECA’s 48th Annual Conference in Milwaukee will be dedicated to the investigation of the complex ways that materials acquire meaning through the things that we make and those that surround us in our daily lives. Exhibitions and programs will expand on traditional definitions of fine and decorative arts, craft and design in the context of the 21st century.
The material world has the ability to cause an interruption in our presumed understanding of something, as it is literally impossible to ignore. The weight of a cup, the thin layers of glaze on a surface and the weight of sculpture all mediate a relationship between the object and viewer. While we make things, things have the ability to make us as well, influencing our understanding of place, time and culture.
Thematically, Material World will explore the moment when an object stands out against the backdrop of the world in which it exists and is able to be seen and understood in surprising and new ways.
NCECA is seeking a diverse group of presenters from its membership that will appeal to our conference attendees. Students (Undergraduate, Post-Baccalaureate, Graduate), Studio Artists, Educators (K-12, Community College, University), Gallerists, Curators, etc. are all encouraged to apply.
All 2014 Program Proposals are now closed:
- Lectures, Co-Lectures, & Panels (CLOSED)
- Demonstrating Artists (CLOSED)
- Topical Discussions/NCECA Connections (CLOSED)
- Projects Space Proposals (CLOSED)
- K-12 Program Proposals (CLOSED)
- Student Perspectives (CLOSED)
- Process Room (CLOSED)
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