Think Big 1 and 2 starting January 5th!

Ben Carter and Molly Hatch
are running a new session of THINK BIG! and Think Big 2 at the same
time! So if you missed out on
the opportunity to take one of these in the past, your opportunity is
here to take the series you missed starting January 5th, 2017!
All content available through March 30, 2017. Remember, you get to work at your own pace!
How does the E-Series work?
Each week Ben Carter or Molly Hatch host a themed
conversation built around a topic that will help you discover ways to
find new audiences, market your business and sell your work. These
interviews are available at your own pace and will be released once a
week for six consecutive weeks. After all the lectures have been posted,
you will STILL have an additional six weeks to access course
information and bonus materials to continue work AT YOUR OWN PACE!
Participants are encouraged to discuss the videos each
week with a prompted discussion group online. Through the discussion
board you can connect with other members of the series and reflect on
questions and new ideas that come up for you each week. Molly and Ben
will be watching the group discussions and joining in to add our
experience with the topic. The discussions are ongoing and accessible
throughout the entire series, so you can participate at your own pace,
regardless of your time zone.
In addition to the weekly interviews and discussions
downloadable worksheets will help you work through topics each week and
generate task lists for getting your goals achieved! The worksheets are
for you to keep and work through as you engage with the course material.
By the end of the six weeks, you will have gathered new thoughts and
ideas, and you will have a clear direction moving forward in your
creative business–on to BIG THINGS
Find out more here.

movie day: The Ceramic Presence in Modern Art

Over the last 25 years, Linda Leonard Schlenger has amassed one of the
most important collections of contemporary ceramics in the country. This
exhibition features over 80 objects from the Schlenger collection by
leading 20th-century ceramicists—including John Mason, Jim Melchert,
Kenneth Price, Lucie Rie, and Peter Voulkos—alongside works in other
media from the Yale University Art Gallery’s permanent collection by
artists such as Hans Hofmann, Willem de Kooning, Isamu Noguchi, Mark
Rothko, and Edward Ruscha. Although critically lauded within the
studio-craft movement, works by these ceramicists are only now coming to
be recognized as integral to the wider field of contemporary art. By
interspersing these exceptional examples of the medium with other
objects from this period, including painting, sculpture, and works on
paper, this exhibition aims to reexamine the position of postwar ceramic
sculpture within the context of contemporary art, highlighting the
formal, historical, and theoretical affinities among the works on view.

call for exhibition proposals NCECA

Prospectus For 2018 Concurrent Exhibition Proposals
DEADLINE: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 (EST)

52st ANNUAL NCECA CONFERENCE: CrossCurrents: Clay and Culture
Wednesday March 14 – Saturday, March 17, 2018
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The exhibition and expansion of
contemporary ceramic practice will include diverse approaches to ideas
and senses of materiality involving clay and process. NCECA’s annual
conference is enriched by the innovation and vision that emerges from
our community to present ceramic art of the highest caliber in the form
of Concurrent Exhibitions (CEs). These exhibitions make ceramic art
visible and accessible to communities in which the conference is based.
Concurrent Exhibitions also provide a platform for participating artists
to engage with the global audience of ceramic enthusiasts to expand,
challenge, and celebrate critical and aesthetic horizons of art made
with clay. NCECA promotes Concurrent Exhibitions through the print
conference guide, app, website, Blog and social media. While NCECA makes
efforts to cluster the shows within art/ cultural districts to maximize
viewer attendance, it is not able to guarantee that all exhibition
venues will be included on tour routes.

2018 Exhibitions Focus
NCECA seeks exhibition proposals
that incorporate clay as the principal medium of expression and have
conceptual resonance with the theme of its 52nd annual conference, CrossCurrents: Clay and Culture.
The conference will take place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in March
2018. Cross-currents within Pittsburgh’s three rivers are traversed by
446 bridges. These natural and cultural features are vibrant metaphors
for the intersectionality, significance, and experience of different
cultural constructs. Traditions and innovations coexist throughout the
ceramic medium’s history. Our creative work with ceramic art in the 21st
century can be a catalyst to generate dialog and empathy. When art
grapples with change through underrepresented ideas, new models of
creating, teaching, and learning, it has the capacity to crystalize
experiences of diversity and notions of community. Through these
exhibitions, NCECA hopes to share and promote innovative approaches to
ceramic art that explore and highlight the experiences of diverse
cultures within a dynamic society.