March: Richmond Pop-Up Exhibit Submerged
A Concurrent National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Exhibition, BOJUart gallery is pleased to announce our Richmond March pop-up exhibition Submerged. On display March 2-28, 2020.
The exhibit Submerged is a dual exhibition with BOJUart ceramist Beth Lindenberger and visiting ceramic artist Donna Webb. Ceramics have long been used to tell a story of events and history. Remnants of a society remain in the shards found by archeologists, illustrations on pottery and tile tell the stories of daily life. Lindenberger and Webb use ceramic form to create a narrative by making porcelain sculpture in a symbolic interpretation of their response to interacting with water, its properties and qualities. Ecosystems filled with microscopic life, water sources have a direct impact on a community and its ability to thrive, grow and reinvent. Human contact and ingenuity impact the creative process, both in the arts and in solving the issues involved with keeping water sources clean, safe and sustainable.
Submerged was juried for inclusion during the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) 54th annual conference in Richmond, Virginia March 23-29, 2020. The NCECA exhibitions committee held a national call for artists and Submerged was among the over 48 selected exhibitions selected and endorsed by NCECA. BOJUart Director and Co-Founder Judy Jessen says, “We are thrilled for Beth Lindenberger and Donna Webb to have been selected to exhibit. It’s a great achievement for their talent to be recognized by NCECA.”
In addition, other artists will showcase two-dimensional work related to the submerged theme in painting and photography.
Hosted by the Gallery at 17 located at The Mezzo Lofts at 17 W. Broad in the Arts District, Richmond, Virginia. On exhibit March 2-28, 2020. Hours: Monday through Saturday 8:30-5:30PM. First Friday, March 6, 5-9PM.
NCECA 2020: Conference cancelled 3/11/20
After an exhaustive process of due diligence conversations and staff preparation efforts, NCECA came to a difficult decision to cancel the 2020 conference planned for Richmond, Virginia.
NCECA’s planned 54th annual conference MULTIVALENT: Clay, Mindfulness, and Memory would have taken place March 25-28, 2020 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, Richmond, Virginia. Over 48 NCECA endorsed exhibitions along with the additional concurrent exhibitions would have brought over 90 exhibitions centered on ceramics to the Richmond region to coincide with the conference in March 2020. The number and caliber of proposals reflect the current state of the field and would have been be an exceptional group of projects to highlight the strength, diversity and innovation taking place within contemporary ceramics. NCECA’s planned 54th annual conference would have explored ways that ceramic artists are charting new pathways from the complex meanings of our interwoven histories.
The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NÇECA) is a dynamic organization that inspires global advancement and appreciation of the field through programs, exhibitions, opportunities and resources.
Conference Manager, Dori Nielson, [email protected]
Executive Director Joshua Green, [email protected]
Richmond Arts and Culture District
The Richmond Arts and Culture District stretches from the Institute for Contemporary Art on West Broad to the Virginia State Capitol and spans the Monroe Ward and Jackson Ward neighborhoods. The Arts District was designed to be the center of artistic, cultural, civic, and commercial activity. This district has worked to promote economic prosperity in this area of Richmond and create areas for art galleries and artist living spaces. This inclusive district offers a variety of experiences for all visitors and locals. The Arts District features and supports the history of the Jackson Ward neighborhood, the business activity along West Broad Street, the wide range of downtown art galleries, and eclectic dining and shopping experiences.The District is the first of its kind in the city of Richmond but state law allows there to be more than Arts District in each city.
The Arts District is the home of the monthly First Fridays Art Walk. First Fridays is held the first Friday evening of every month, people are able to wander the Arts District and visit the art galleries and shops that are staying open late. The event features street performances, live music, gallery openings and special deals at stores.
Gallery at 17 will be hosting BOJUart and is located at The Mezzo Lofts on the first floor of 17 West Broad Street at City Center, Richmond, Virginia, 23220. https://www.themezzolofts.com/