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2013 NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition
February 15, 2013 to March 23, 2013
Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
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Application Dates:
Apr 11, 2012 - Sep 20, 2012
Application Fee:
$15 Members, $30 Non-Members
Notification Date:
Oct 30, 2012
Houston, Texas
The 47th Annual NCECA Conference, “Earth/Energy,” will be held in Houston, Texas at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, March 20 – March 23, 2013. In conjunction with the conference The Glassell School of Art of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will host the NCECA 2013 National Student Juried Exhibition, February 15 – March 23, 2013.
CALL FOR ENTRIES for the NCECA 2013 National Student Juried Exhibition

Bonnie Seeman
received her BFA from the University of Miami in 1991, and her MFA from the University of Massachusetts/Dartmouth in 1996. She is a two-time recipient of the Florida Individual Artist Fellowship, and has twice served as a panelist for the Florida Fellowship. Seeman was nominated for a USA Fellow grant in 2010 and was awarded The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation 2005 Biennial Award. A participant in numerous international and national exhibitions including Art Basel, Switzerland; Art Brussels, Belgium; and the World Ceramic Biennale, Korea, Seeman’s work is featured in many museum collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York; the World Ceramic Exposition Foundation International Collection, Icheon, Korea; the Sadberk Hanim Museum, Istanbul, Turkey; and The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA. Seeman has taught as a summer faculty member at Anderson Ranch Arts Center and Santa Fe Clay, and has presented visiting artist workshops at numerous art centers and universities across the U.S. She currently teaches at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, and serves on the board of Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts.

Kevin Snipes combines his love of constructing unconventional pottery with an obsessive need to draw on everything that he produces, creating a uniquely dynamic body of work. Snipes received a B.F.A. in ceramics and drawing from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1994 and completed graduate school at the University of Florida in 2003. Since then, Snipes has led a seemingly nomadic artistic life, constantly making no matter where he is. He has participated in several artist residency programs including the Clay Studio in Philadelphia and Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts in Newcastle, Maine; and, he received a Taunt Fellowship from the Archie Bray Foundation in Montana 2008. Exhibiting nationally and internationally as far away as Jingdezhen China, Snipes had a recent solo exhibition at the Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston. Kevin Snipes currently resides in New Mexico.
The NCECA 2013 NSJE is open to full-time undergraduate, graduate and post-baccalaureate students (as defined by their home institution) enrolled in the United States of America. Students enrolled at institutions on which the jurors currently serve as faculty are not eligible to apply. The applicant must be working towards a degree or be a post-baccalaureate in art at the time of submittal.

NCECA Membership

NCECA Membership is not a requirement of submission but members will receive a 50% discount on exhibition submission fee as well as a range of other benefits. NCECA membership runs 12 months from the date of initiation or renewal. NCECA Membership fees are not included in any event registration. Membership is a standalone annual fee. If you are unsure of your Membership status, please contact kate@nceca.net . To renew or become an NCECA Member click here https://www.nceca.net/static/membership_home.php


Members $15 entry fee.
Non-Members $30 entry fee.

Entry Guidelines

All entries must be submitted online electronically through Juried Arts Services at https://www.juriedartservices.com/. Online submission begins April 11 and ends September 20, 2012.
You will need to provide:
Level of Study: Undergraduate, Graduate, or Post-baccalaureate
School Name
Professor Name
Professor Phone
Professor E-mail
Images- Up to two works, with up to two images per work. (No more than 4 images total)
All images must be accompanied with the following information:
    • Artist Name
    • Title
    • Description – Clay type, firing and decorating methods
    • Date of completion
    • Dimensions (inches) H x W x D
    • Weight (lbs.)
    • Retail Price (includes the 30% commission) or NFS
    • Insurance Price (retail minus 30% commission) Read Glassell insurance info below
    • Short artist statement (less than 200 words)
    • Special installation instructions (if necessary)
    • Photographic credit
Please double check your entry information, no changes can be made after your entry is accepted.
Jurying will be conducted from images of actual works available for the exhibition.
No substitutions will be allowed. Each student may submit up to two works, with up to two images per entry.

Media & Limitations

All works must be primarily ceramic. Mixed media works will be accepted only when clay is the dominant material. Video featuring clay or ceramics will be juried if a link is provided in the description field of the entry or a hard copy DVD is sent to the NCECA Office. All links must be anonymous, any reference to an applicant’s name or school will disqualify participant from jurying. The jurors will make final determinations. Work must fit through a standard door. Floor and pedestal works must be self-supporting. Wall-mounted pieces are limited to 20 lbs. NCECA and exhibition venue staff reserve the right to exclude from exhibition and works that arrive at the venue in unstable condition.

Categories and Awards

Cash merit awards will be determined by the jurors from the actual works and will be announced during the Opening Reception and at the Second Members' Business Meeting. Recent NSJE Exhibition Awards have included NCECA, company and organizationally sponsored cash prizes and purchase awards. The final award list will be published at the time of the exhibition.

Detailed information and Online Submittal form April 11 – September 20, 2012
Online Submittal deadline September 20, 2012 (midnight MDT)
Acceptance notification After November 1, 2012
Delivery of accepted work February 1, 2013
Exhibition dates February 15 – March 23, 2013
Reception Friday, March 22, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m
Hand Pickup March 23 between 3 - 5 p.m
Return of work After April 8, 2013
Damage Claim Before May 1, 2013
Return shipping reimbursement request Before May 1, 2013


Students are responsible for shipping or delivery of their work to and from the Glassell School of Art and insuring it while in transit. NCECA will reimburse up to $50.00 per piece for RETURN shipping. An original receipt for return shipping must be provided to NCECA for reimbursement by May 1, 2013.

Accepted work will be shipped to:
The Glassell School of Art
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
5101 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006
All items must ship via FedEx; students must include a pre-paid RETURN label for return shipment.

Insurance and Sales

The Glassell School of Art will provide insurance coverage for all work for up to $60 while on their premises. (Artists will be responsible for insurance of work in transit and over the $60 limit.) The Glassell School of Art will not conduct sales, but will provide interested parties with a price sheet and NCECA contact information. NCECA will retain a 30% commission on resulting sales.


Participating artists must agree to allow NCECA, The Glassell School of Art and 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. NCECA will print a color exhibition poster that will be distributed at the conference. NCECA may create a digital catalog and/or an online version of the exhibition using images of accepted work.
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