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.
- State of the Conference from Willis Bing Davis.
- 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.
- Scholarly local and national art presentations
- NCA history and remembering NCA ancestors.
- 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, and Xavier University.
Student Registration $50
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