The NCECA Juried Student Exhibition showcases a sample of the type of work being produced by students across US. The call for entries for the 2020 exhibition resulted in 314 students from all levels submitting work. Of all the pieces presented, 50 were selected for the exhibition from 48 artists, which included Luciano Pimienta's interactive piece Fallen Fruit, 2019.
Jurors Salvador Jiménez-Flores and Virginia Scotchie narrowed down over 900 images to pieces they both believe best represented the way students are thinking and making across the continent.
Studio Potter Merit Awards
Luciano Pimienta, Fallen Fruit, San Diego State University, San Diego CA – Graduate
Heather McLelland, Egg Mixing Bowl for One, East Carolina Univ, Greenville, NC – Graduate
Megan Thomas, Let Me Tell You A Secret/I’ll Put It In Your Mind, Utah State Univ, Logan, UT – Graduate