2014 NCECA Projects Space
Theme: Material World
NCECA 2014 – 48th Annual Conference
NCECA’s Projects Space is a platform for ceramic artists to create and present works during the annual conference that incorporate clay as medium in time-based, performative, relational or site-responsive work. 3-5 projects will be selected to take place in spaces created in a publicly accessible area of Wisconsin Center adjacent to Gallery EXPO and the Commercial and Non-profit Resource Hall. Artists will create their works on-site interacting with visitors from Tuesday evening through Friday afternoon of the conference.
Successful proposals will be those that engage with the concept of ‘Material World’ using the medium of clay as a central focus, and also with materials, processes, and audience in unique and unconventional ways. Artists should keep in mind that Projects Space is staged at the heart of the NCECA Conference, and works are meant to occur, grow and change throughout the duration of the conference.
Invited artists will work within an assigned a space (approximately 10’ x 20’) to create their works. Artists will have from 9am to 4:30pm Tuesday, March 18th to install their materials and begin their piece and will be featured guests at a reception Tuesday evening. Artists will continue to interact with their materials and piece throughout the conference ending Friday, March 21st at 5pm. Artists will de-install and clean their spaces from 5-9pm that evening.
Teri Frame has exhibited, lectured, and taught internationally and throughout the United States. She has completed artist residencies at the Interlochen Arts Academy, Emmanuel College, The MacDowell Colony, and PlatteForum. She is currently Assistant Professor of Ceramics at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater.
Nichole Howard (b.1984, Bridge City, TX) holds an MFA from the University of Arkansas and a BFA from the University of North Texas. She has held numerous solo exhibitions and her works have been included in group exhibitions in venues across the United States and in Taiwan.
Kevin Kao (collaborative space with Xia Zhang)
Kevin R. Kao was born and raised in Orange County, California. Drawing from the consumer landscape, his work utilizes value, authenticity, product and taste as a marker for personal and cultural identity. Kao is currently an MFA candidate in ceramics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Haejung Lee was born in Seoul, Korea and currently lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She received BFA and the first MFA in ceramics at Kyung Hee University in Korea, and a second MFA in ceramics at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She has been an Artist-in-residence in Canada, Denmark, Taiwan and the United States. She has internationally had numerous solo and group exhibitions and has been awarded several remarkable prizes and fellowships such as NCECA 2011 Emerging artist, Best of show at Art Melt 2008, the Lormina Salter Fellowship in 2009 from Baltimore Clayworks and a McKnight residence artist grant for 2013 from Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This year, she is invited to Missouri State University as a visiting artist and offered her 11th solo exhibition.
Amanda Salov is a studio artist and teacher in Corvallis, Oregon. After completing her MFA at the University of Missouri (2007), she has received numerous honors including NCECA emerging artist award and a residency at the Archie Bray Foundation, and is currently involved in several exhibitions across the United States.
Xia Zhang (collaborative space with Kevin Kao)
Xia Zhang is a Chinese American artist who moved from Guangdong, China at a very young age. Growing up in suburban Maryland in an immigrant family heavily influences the work that she creates. Xia received her BA from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania and is currently working on her MFA at West Virginia University.
PARKING: Parking on the loading dock or inside the Center (except for loading or unloading) is prohibited; violators will be ticketed and/or towed at owner’s expense.
CHILDREN: No one under 16 is permitted in the hall or on the dock during the move-in/out.
SMOKING: There is no smoking inside the facility.
FIRE MARSHAL: All exits, hallways and aisles must be kept clear and unobstructed at all times. Materials used in exhibits must be flame-retardant and are subject to inspection by the Houston Fire Marshal (The Fire Marshal may request that certification accompany items). All straw, hay or live evergreen trees are prohibited.
PROHIBITED: compressed flammable gases, flammable or combustible liquids, and hazardous chemicals and materials (acetylene, hydrogen, propane, butane, pesticides, herbicides, poisons, gasoline, kerosene, cleaning solvents, and other petroleum-based materials). Adhesive-backed decals and stickers are not allowed inside the building.
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