Ceramic Show “Nature & Coalescence” Exhibition

"Nature & Coalescence” Exhibition

The show will be part of NCECA’s 58th Annual Conference Coalescence, Richmond,  Virginia, March 20-23, 2024. It is in conjunction with the NCECA Exhibition: LIMINAL SPACES. In this exhibition, Annie Boyer, Faith Ku, and Clarissa Yeap explore ideas about life in the in-between spaces, between the present and the future, art and science, human and non-human. They will also be our jurors for the “Nature & Coalescence” Exhibition.

Coalescence, the 58th annual conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts takes place in Richmond, Virginia. A process repeated at every scale in nature, from sub-atomic particles and water droplets to binary stars and black holes, coalescence occurs when separate elements merge into a single body or group.

When coalescence occurs in nature even light years away, we are able to sense it through the energies released. Creative coalescence is a vibrant force in Richmond, Virginia’s cultural ecosystem, and its energies radiate throughout the region’s community centers, K-12, and higher education, and studios.

Coalescence is the power, presence, and innovation that occurs through our work with clay and communities. Coalescence will be an opportunity to share and learn about the changing ways we teach, learn, and create through clay. NCECA invites you to share stories, research, and creation of coalescence happening through your work in ceramic art.

Open Houses & Artist Receptions

Friday, March 15, 2024 5pm - 8pm and Wednesday, March 20, 2023 10am - 5pm
We will have extended special hours until 9pm Thursday, March 21, 2024 and Friday, March 22, 2024 for NCECA. 

This Exhibit will benefit the Richmond Symphony League. The Richmond Symphony League has supported the Richmond Symphony through fundraising, education, and community involvement.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to The Richmond Symphony League for graciously sponsoring this event. To learn more about their noble cause and initiatives, please visit their website at https://www.richmondsymphonyleague.org/

First Place: Benjamin Taylor “Biologic Weathering” Stoneware, Various Greenery 32 x 76 x 2" $1,200

Second Place:  Luke Huling “Molted Mindset IV” Stoneware, Glaze, Underglaze 18 x 15 x 15" $2,600

Third Place: Adriane Honerbrink “Nest”  Stoneware Clay, Milk Paint, Gold Leaf 26 x 18 x 14     $500

Honorable Mention: Sara Torgison “Encountered Affinities” Glaze and  Oxides on Stoneware, Cone 10 Reduction Fired 16 x 14 x 12" $880

Honorable Mention: Marcia Gayle Snee “Elephant Trackways”  Earthenware slab formed tiles, mixed pigments, encaustic wax, reduction fired stoneware pebbles, wood panel 20 x 26 x 2"    $1,450


Artwork Drop Off: Thurs., March 7, 2024 – Sat., March 9, 2024, by Noon
Exhibition Opening: Friday, March 15, 2024, from 5-8pm
Nonprofit Sponsor: Richmond Symphony League, A portion of the Gallery Members Show will benefit RSL
Exhibition End Date: Sunday, May 5, 2024
Artwork Available for Artists to Pick Up: Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Crossroads Art Center’s Shows are open to mid-Atlantic artists through a bimonthly call for entries, and cash prizes are awarded for the winners. Each show is juried by a prominent art professional from the community (a gallery director, curator, museum official, arts professor, or accomplished artist). Cash awards are given for 1st $100, 2nd $75, and 3rd $50 place winners. The shows are exhibited at Crossroads Art Center and as an online exhibition where customers can shop directly from the website.