Exhibition: Domestic Design

HOT CLAY presents in Architecture Gallery at the University of Florida Currents: Domestic Design, juried by Heather Mae Erickson. Join us anytime Monday-Friday 9-5PM in the month of May. We are honored to have the work of 34 artists from the USA and Canada represented.
Please see the  exhibition poster below to share!

Also check out and RSVP the facebook page for links to the fabulous artists and updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/616315608521715/

Currents 2016 Domestic Design Poster

Opportunity: Across The Table

NCECA celebrates 50 years of clay, learning and connection in 2016. To foster a sense of community and show links to how our members connect people and ceramics, on this occasion, we have invited Michael Strand and Namita Wiggers to createAcross the Table, Across the Land. Because we also set a gorgeous table in this community, food and the table serve as a link to bring it all together.  NCECA feels that the table is a literal space – and an idea – and we want to hear your stories.

To do this, the curators have developed a web app to make it easy to research how NCECA connects Across the Table and Across the Land.

NCECA is calling on you to participate by sharing projects or taking on the K12 Challenge. We invite responses in the form of your images and your words. This is a collection of your stories. All materials entered into the Across the Table web app become part of this celebratory project.
Michael and Namita are developing this online archive to document what NCECA members are working on right now. From this archive, our guest curators will create an exhibition for the Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri in conjunction with Makers, Mentors and Milestones, the March 2016 NCECA Conference.

Visit app.ncecaacrossthetable.com/about/ for more information about this project.

Here’s a link to download the webapp http://app.ncecaacrossthetable.com/get-started/

Want more information and background on the project?
(***this is well worth the read!)
Download the Field Guide at http://app.ncecaacrossthetable.com/field-guide/

Ready to share your story? Upload your project on the web-app here http://app.ncecaacrossthetable.com/project-submission/. Look for the + sign in the upper right corner of your screen to add your contributions.

Want to get your K-12 school and students involved? Download the student/parent permission form and Potluck: A Portrait of School Communities through Clay and Food to help guide your lesson plans and teaching.

Questions? Email Michael and Namita at ncecaacrossthetable@gmail.com

Opportunity: Banff Center Antlantic Scholarship

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https://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/emerging-atlantic-artist-residency/201606

Eligibility

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must:

• be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;

• be under the age of 35 at the time of application;

• demonstrate a strong personal and artistic connection to the east coast provinces of Canada (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador).

• have completed formal training in visual arts

• demonstrate commitment to the career of a professional visual artist by having: practiced professionally in their field for a minimum of two years, produced an independent body of work, and held at least two public exhibitions in a professional context

• demonstrate they are able to work independently;

• be able to communicate effectively in English (the working language at The Banff Centre is English).

– See more at: https://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/emerging-atlantic-artist-residency/201606#sthash.MZHAaRFL.dpuf

ART BASH!

artbash_2015_lf.1200x0d0x0Friday, October 30, 2015 5:00pm to 8:00pm

The visual arts come to life at Art Bash 2015, an annual celebration featuring a wide array of projects by UF art and art history students. The University of Florida School of Art + Art History (SA+AH) opens its doors to members of the campus and surrounding communities for Art Bash on Friday, October 30, 2015 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the UF Fine Arts Complex.

Art Bash offers an inside look at the SA+AH and showcases the scope of disciplines it offers from intimate drawings to ceramic works of art, from vibrant graphic design to sculpture, experimental photographs, interactive Art + Technology projects, prints, paintings, art history and art education displays and more. This fun, free event encourages discussion between students and the community and introduces potential students to the school’s facilities and diverse programs. Attendees are encouraged to participate in the demonstrations, exhibitions and interactive projects from both our academic and studio areas.

This year’s Art Bash will feature inflatable artworks from the students of WARP (Workshop for Art Research and Practice), our nationally recognized foundations course, HOT Clay’s Raku Firing, printmaking demonstrations, offerings for sale and free take-aways from student associations, and music in the courtyard.