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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

NEWS: SUU Ceramics Student has Art Selected for National Council on Education for the Ceramics Art Exhibition


Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: As an SUU Department of Art & Design student, Anthony Pearson has distinguished himself as a unique ceramicist whose works are truly one-of-a-kind. So distinctive is his art that Anthony has been recognized by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA). Anthony´s piece, "Platter," has been selected for inclusion in the 2014 NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition. The show will be hosted by the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design and run March 4-22, 2014.

Anthony is one of fourteen undergraduate artists who will be represented in the exhibition alongside the work of 39 graduate and six post-baccalaureates from across the nation. The jurors selected 59 pieces from the nearly 400 submissions for the final show. As an exhibiting artist, Pearson is now eligible for the NCECA NSJE Undergraduate and Graduate Student Awards which will be announced during the exhibition´s run in March 2014.   

Anthony Pearson is a senior undergraduate attending Southern Utah University. He was born and raised in small town Cedar City, UT and graduated from Canyon View High School. Anthony´s work has been shown across the United States in numerous juried national and international exhibitions and has had publications in Pottery Making Illustrated, and The Kolob Canyon Review. In addition, Anthony has contributed various pieces for the SUU Ceramics Guild fundraising sales. Upon his graduation he plans to attend graduate school to receive his Masters of Fine Arts Degree and to pursue a career educating others in the ceramic arts.

As his mentor, Susan Harris, Professor of Art & Design and director of SUU´s ceramics program, reflects, "It has been so rewarding as a teacher to watch Anthony's progress catch up with his impressive promise as a ceramist. He has found an unusually strong `voice´ with his unique style of working, and has a formidable work ethic to match this talent. I hope to see him becoming a star in the ceramics world!"
The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts is a dynamic organization that fosters global education and appreciation for the ceramic arts. NCECA´s programs, exhibitions, publications, opportunities and resources inspire advancement of the field. NCECA promotes and improves the ceramic arts through education, community-building, research and creative inspiration. NCECA offers programs, events and publications to support its membership of artists, educators, students, individual and corporate art patrons, gallery owners, museum curators and providers of ceramic arts-related products and services. As a dynamic, member-driven organization, NCECA is flexible in its program development, international in its perspective and responsive to the changing needs of its constituency.
The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally accredited departments of Art and Design, Music, Theatre Arts and Dance, as well as a graduate program in Arts Administration and the new Center for Shakespeare Studies. The College offers 16 different degree areas, including liberal arts Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art and theatre degrees; and a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration degree. More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 550 majors in the College. Over 1100 students enroll each year in over 195 arts classes on the SUU campus. The College presents 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year. The College´s affiliate organizations include the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, American Folk Ballet, Utah Shakespeare Festival, the SUU Ballroom Dance Company. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, contact the Office of the Dean at (435) 865-8561, or by e-mail at

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