March Madness means something different in the clay world because that is when the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts holds its annual conference. This year it is in nearby Portland. Attendance is usually in the thousands. Many people with links to the School will be there, a few are featured at the conference, and a number have work in related exhibitions.
March 22–25, 2017
some events open to public; check the program
Professor Emeritus Akio Takamori was scheduled to be designated an honorary member because of his significant contributions to advancing the field of ceramics. Because he passed away in January 2017, this will be awarded posthumously on March 24. There is also a talk about him during a 4:30pm session on March 23 titled "Past Masters," which features clay community people who have passed away since the last conference.
Full-time Lecturer Kate Roberts is being recognized as one of the 2017 Emerging Artists. She will be part of a discussion at 5:30pm on March 22 and a 9am presentation on March 25 with the other five artists selected this year. They all share an exhibit at the conference and each gives a gallery talk there. Hers will be at 11:20am on March 22.
Sam Scott (BFA 1975) gives a talk in the Gallery Expo at 3:40pm on March 22.
Matt Mitros (MFA 2006) co-organized an exhibit titled Tactic.
Portland Area Exhibits
during conference; some continue longer
50 Years of Pottery Northwest includes Amy Simons (BFA 2014) and George Rodriguez (MFA 2009). Open to 9pm on March 23 at Pigeon Toe Ceramics (Tillamook Street location).
Nicole Seisler, who taught in 3D4M for the 2014–2015 academic year, has work in Social Objects at c3:initiative. Open to 9pm on March 23.
Nick Bivins (BA 2002, BA/BFA 2004) is in Progression: 25 Years of Functional Form at Butters Gallery. Open to 9pm on March 23.
Duet at Eutectic Gallery shows the results of a collaboration between Associate Professor Doug Jeck and Christine Golden. Open to 9pm on March 24.
Jenny Sabin (BA/BFA 1998) has work in A Tipping Point: Technology in Ceramics at the MFA Applied Craft + Design Studio. Open to 9pm on March 24.
Amanda Salov, who was visiting faculty in 2015, has work in three exhibits: Slice at Siteworks; Peaks and Valleys at Miller Hall, Lewis & Clark College; and Tenuous Constructions at the Center for Contemporary Art & Culture, Pacific Northwest College of Art. All are open to 9pm on March 24.
Undine Brod (BA/BFA 1998) has a solo show titled Animalis at Catlin Gabel School. Open to 9pm on March 23.
Student Shauna Fahley is included in NCECA's annual National Student Juried Exhibition at Hoffman Gallery, Oregon College of Art and Craft. Open to 9pm on March 24.
Professor Emerita Patti Warashina (BFA 1962, MFA 1964) has work in Northwest Perspectives in Clay at Russo Lee Gallery. Open to 9pm on March 24.
Rumi Koshino (BFA 2008, MFA 2010) and Saya Moriyasu (BA/BFA 1991) are both part of The Edge at T Project. Open to 7pm on March 23.
Alwyn O'Brien (MFA 2010) is in BUILD: Sculptural Ceramics at Elizabeth Leach Gallery.
Joe Feddersen (BFA 1983) has a solo show titled Flotilla at Froelick Gallery. Open to 9pm on March 24. Gallery talk at 11am on March 25.
during March 2017
Amy Simons (BFA 2014) concludes a two-year residency at Pottery Northwest with a solo show titled This is Not My Beautiful Home. Open through March 24.
James Harris Gallery shows final work by Professor Emeritus Akio Takamori in an exhibition titled Apology/Remorse. Open through April 1.
Work by George Rodriguez (MFA 2009) is featured at Foster/White Gallery through March 25. The exhibit is titled Sanctuary and is open through March 25.
Narratives in Clay at Gallery I|M|A includes work by Koren Christofides (BA 1975, BFA 1982, MFA 1984), Paul Metivier (MFA 2001), and Kathleen Skeels (BFA 1978). Open through April 1.