NCECA 2018 Annual Exhibition - Visual Voices: Truth Narratives
4845 Pearl East Circle, Suite 101
Boulder, CO 80301
Entry Deadline: 6/14/17
Days remaining to deadline: 18
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Entry Fee (Non-Member Fee): $35.00
Entry Fee (Member Fee): $20.00
2018 NCECA ANNUAL EXHIBITION
VISUAL VOICES: TRUTH NARRATIVES
Society for Contemporary Craft
EXHIBITION DATES: March 14–August 18, 2018
ABOUT THE NCECA ANNUAL
The NCECA Annual is developed through the vision of a single curator/juror who generates an organizing concept for the exhibition and invites five artists whose work will frame curatorial ideas. Additional works and artists for the exhibition will be selected through an open call for submissions. The curator/juror will review these entries and make final selections for the exhibition.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION’S CURATOR, WINNIE OWENS-HART
Winnie Owens-Hart has invited artists Syd Carpenter, Roberto Lugo, Sana Musasama, Reginald Pointer, and Janathel Shaw to frame the curatorial concerns of Visual Voices: Truth Narratives. The artists selected create powerful works that speak in a variety of visual volumes that touch on personal and global issues and emotions. Their narratives, whether literal or abstract, acknowledge that intolerances spawn racial, religious, class, and gender biases in every part of the world. The sense of interconnectedness created by modern media has transformed what was once an ancestral community to now a global community. Our stories, re-told in clay, are borderless. Historically, the narrative ceramic object has engaged with the retelling of events through visual imagery codification. Clay works dating back thousands of years have enabled archaeologists to theorize on ceremonial, spiritual, and utilitarian societal markers that document the social and cultural contexts of their makers’ communities.Makers have continued the creation of narrative works using clay. Contemporary narrative ceramic artists, compared to their historical counterparts, are visually bombarded through media systems. Some work is created based solely on the artist’s personal experiences while others are influenced by what they see through the media; many today are shaped by both.
For 45 years, the mission of the Society for Contemporary Craft has been to engage the public in creative experiences through contemporary craft. A key aspect is helping people to see the connections between creativity, art making, and daily life. Known for its strong commitment to innovation and quality, Contemporary Craft presents the best national and international contemporary art in craft media (clay, metal, fiber, wood, glass, and found materials), and showcases important techniques, concepts, and artists in the field. A core value is Using Art to Build Community with a focus on creating social justice exhibitions such as ENOUGH Violence: Artists Speak Out, Mindful: Exploring Mental Health through Art, and Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home to address the following goals:• Create awareness and open dialogue surrounding urgent social issues;
• Validate the human experience by showcasing art infused with personal stories and perspectives;
Non-Members entry fee is $35Membership in NCECA is paid on an annual basis and is not included in conference registration. NCECA membership runs 12 months from the date of joining or renewal. If you are unsure of your Membership status, please login into your Member Profile which contains your expiration date or contact email@example.com. To renew or become a member of NCECA, go to: www.nceca.net/membership/
... able to fit through the venue’s entryways and be safely installed on premises. Floor and pedestal works must be self-supporting. NCECA and exhibition venue staff reserve the right to exclude from exhibition works that arrive at the venue in unstable condition. The curator will make final determinations;... completed within the last two years prior to the entry deadline and should be responsive to the theme of the exhibition. Works shown in previous NCECA exhibitions are not eligible. Please do not enter the same work in more than one NCECA exhibition call.
*Artist statement (limit 1000 characters with spaces – Address the pertinence to the curator’s call and the work/s submitted. Do not include artist name in statement as this will be blind juried by artwork.)*Brief biographical statement (limit 1000 characters with spaces…to be uploaded as either a pdf or word doc)
*A two-page resume of ‘highlights’ … max 2mb…to be uploaded as either a pdf or word docAll submissions must include declaration of a monetary value for insurance purposes. This value may not be altered at a later date.
NUMBER OF WORKS:
CREATE a CaFÉ™ profile www.callforentry.org Artists’ names may not appear in any of the images or file names submitted for consideration.UPLOAD MEDIA files – Uploaded media files will be stored in your CaFE Portfolio so you can submit them to calls. You will choose which media files to submit to a call when you fill out the application. Media file submissions must comply with specifications found at CaFÉ https://www.callforentry.org/image_prep.phtml
IMAGE: Only JPEGs. No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side. Landscape or portrait formats are acceptable.The file size may not exceed 5MB.
NO CHANGES will be allowed once an entry is accepted into the database. Once data is entered in the system, it cannot be altered. PROOFREAD your data carefully as this information may be used to generate the catalogue, insurance and publicity information.Each work submitted must include the following details:
· Title· Medium (60 character limit with spaces)
· Height/Width/Depth (in inches)
· Retail Value
· Year completed· Primary Discipline (ceramics)
· Description (300 character limit with spaces about 45-50 words)
Contemporary Craft shall maintain insurance coverage for all works included in the exhibition only while they are on its premises. It is the responsibility of the artists to provide insurance coverage for their work while it is in transit. Contemporary Craft’s insurance will provide coverage for up to 50% of the works reported retail value. Retail value must be reported even for works included in the exhibition that are not available for purchase. In the event that damages occur to works in the exhibition, artists may be required to demonstrate that the value(s) declared are established fair market values.SHIPPING, DELIVERY AND RETURN
All works included in the exhibition must arrive at Contemporary Craft by February 9, 2018.
August 20, 2018. All return shipping of unsold works must be paid in advance by participating artists who must be the shipper of record. NCECA will reimburse participating artists up to $500 for shipping expenses following the exhibition. Details on claiming reimbursements will be included in the loan agreement.SALES
Works to be offered for purchase at the discretion of artists included in the exhibition. Artists will receive 50% of the purchase value on works sold and 50% will be retained as commission by NCECA and the exhibition venue. Shipping of purchased works will be the responsibility of collectors.PHOTOGRAPHY
Participating artists must agree to allow NCECA, the exhibition venue, 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.CATALOGUE
NCECA reserves the right to produce a color print and/or electronic catalogue for the exhibition featuring an essay by the curator along with statements and images of artwork by all participating artists. Each artist in the exhibition will receive two (2) complimentary copies of the catalogue. The catalogue will be available for pre-order purchase online and at the conference so long as supplies remain.