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NCECA (National Council On Education For The Ceramic Arts) Juried Student Exhibition

Opening Reception:

Thursday, March 28, 5-9pm

Show Runs:

March 25 - April 19, 2019

The 2019 NCECA Juried Student Exhibition will run concurrently with Claytopia the 53rd annual conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts in Minneapolis from March 27 - 30, 2019. SooVAC will have special hours during the week of Claytopia: Mon–Tue 11am–5pm, Wed 10am–6pm, Thu 11am–9pm, Fri 11am–6:30pm, Sat–Sun 11am–4pm.

Learn more about Claytopia the 53rd annual conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts in Minneapolis Here.


NCECA Juried Student Exhibition 2019 Jurors: Steven Young Lee and Linda Lopez

Artist Jurors Steven Young Lee and Linda Lopez selected works featuring clay as their primary medium of expression submitted in response to NCECA’s call to undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate candidates studying in programs in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.


2019 Selected Artists: Molly Allen, Brooke Armstrong, Chase Barney, Ray Brown, Christy Chor, Charles Cook, Brandi Cooper, John Domenico, Katriona Drijber, Jen Dwyer, Jonathan Green, Alexa Harding, Donte Hayes, Ashton Keen, Yeonsoo Kim, Lucas Knowles, Teresa Larrabee, Jennifer Masley, Will McComb, Kelly McLaughlin, Bethany Panhorst, Clarissa Pezone, Amelia Rosenberg, Jessica Sanders, Joshua Scott, Chanakarn Semachai, Lilah Shepherd, Iren Tete, Samantha Tsang, Anna Marie Valenti, Nicole Winning, and Amy Young.

About this year's Jurors:

Linda Nguyen Lopez received her BFA from California State University of Chico and her MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Lopez has exhibited her work in New Zealand and throughout United States including Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville; Robischon Gallery, Denver; Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach; The Clay Studio, Philadelphia; and the Jane Hartsook Gallery at Greenwich House Pottery, New York. She has been an artist in residence at The Clay Studio and the Archie Bray Foundation. In 2016, Lopez received the Lighton International Artist Exchange Program Grant to be an artist-in-residence at C.R.E.T.A. Rome Residency Program. She is represented by Mindy Solomon Gallery in Miami, Florida.


Steven Young Lee received his BFA and MFA in Ceramics from Alfred University. Originally from Chicago, he lives in Helena, Montana where he has served as the resident artist director of the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts since 2006. In 2004-05, he lectured and taught at numerous universities throughout China as part of a one-year cultural and educational exchange in Jingdezhen, Shanghai and Beijing. In 2005-06 he was a visiting professor at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver, British Columbia. Steve has lectured extensively in North America and Asia. In 2013 he participated on a panel, “Americans in the Porcelain City,” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and he was also one of several international artists invited to participate in “New Blue and White,” an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston that featured contemporary artists working in the blue-and-white tradition of ceramic production. In the Fall of 2016 his work was featured as part of the Renwick Invitational at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C.

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