The National Conference of Artists is devoted to the preservation, promotion, and furtherance of African and African American culture, and the creative forces of the artists that emanate from the African World experience. The NCA proudly proclaims its existence as the oldest African American visual arts advocacy organization in the United States. Its members include artists, educators, scholars, exhibitors, art distributors, art collectors, and supporters of African and African American art and culture.
DAILY CONVENTION ACTIVITIES:
Thursday, March 28th
This day’s activities are designed for high school and undergraduate college student. Activities will introduce students to college undergraduate and graduate visual arts recruiters, professional artists, and gallery owners. A feature of this day is the luncheon with keynote speaker. Conventioneers will attend a meet-and-greet activity with New Orleans hosts, the NCA Board, and supporters.
Friday, March 29th
His is the first full day for traditional convention activities with the opening ceremony, workshops and panel discussions, keynote speaker Dr. David Driskell, and evening visits to art galleries.
Saturday, March 30th
The convention’s last day has a NCA business meeting and breakout sessions and an awards luncheon. Participants will have the afternoon to participate in workshops at Xavier University, visit art galleries, or have free time for optional activities. This day of the NCA convention ends with an awards dinner and dance.
- Keynote Speaker: Dr. David Driskell, one of the leading African American art historian.
- Remembering Louisiana’s hometown woman and NCA’s founder, Dr. Margaret Taylor Gross Burroughs. Also Dr. Eddie Jack Jordan will be honored as one of the founding members of the NAC and founder of the Southern University at New Orleans' Art Department.
- Tribute to the current NCA Board Chairman Willis Bing Davis.
- Scholarly local and national art presenters
- NCA history and remembering NCA ancestors.
- New Orleans HBCUs Featured: Southern at New Orleans since 1059 (60 years), Xavier University since 1925 (94 years), Dillard University1869 (150 years)
- You can network with artists, art educators, gallery owners, museum administrators, and art advocates from around the United States.
- Attendees can sightsee in New Orleans--the “Most Africanized City” in the U.S.
New Orleans is an art-rich city and a combination of eight museums and galleries will display artwork for National Conference of Artists members. The student, general, and masters’ exhibitions will be shown at Ashé Cultural Arts Center, The McKenna Museums, Stella Jones Gallery, The Building Gallery, Southern University at New Orleans, and Xavier University.
Student Registration $50
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New Orleans Holiday Inn Downtown Superdome
330 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112
The following net rates are applicable for the NCA 2019 Convention: Single-Quad standard occupancy for rooms is $149.00 per room, per night. All rates are based on a two (2) night minimum stay and subject to the prevailing city and state taxes. Currently, taxes total 15.20% + $1 occupancy charge per room, per night and are subject to change.
Individual call-in reservations must be guaranteed by a credit card. For those persons arriving early or staying additional nights not specified (before March 27 and after March 31), guest rooms are based on availability. If additional rooms are needed, the group rate may not apply. Rates will be reevaluated at the time of request. Reservations received after Wednesday, February 27, 2019 will be provided on a space available basis at prevailing rates. Therefore, reservations should be made before immediately.
Hotel guest room reservations can be made by calling 504-581-1600 and requesting the group NCA 2019 Convention rate. Reservations can also be made by visiting http://www.hi-neworleans.com and typing in the group code. Note - Group rates are given on availability basis.