2020 is in the works!

What is your vision?

2020 promo back

2019 – Change of Program

Hello everyone!

Sorry we had to change a few things.

Please see your name tags for locations of Breakout Sessions.

We have had a last minute change and Sarah Perkins won’t be joining us, due to a family emergency. Our hearts go out to you, Sarah, during this difficult time.

Jan Harrell has graciously accepted our invitation to step in and teach her Screen Printing Enamel technique, where she will show you how to create your own decals using screen printing processes.

This will be held in 1325, where we always hold enameling breakout sessions.



Visions of Renewal – Holly Roddenbery

Holly Roddenbery is recent ECU MFA Metals Grad and 2017 Material Topics Symposium Co-Chair. Check out her show, Visions of RenewalAn Exhibition of Artwork about Healing & Recovery surrounding the Opioid Epidemic at the East Carolina ArtSpace in Farmville, NC, and ask her about it at this upcoming weekend’s Material Topics Symposium!

2019 Digital Exhibition Call for Entry

Deadline: 6PM Eastern Tuesday January 15th

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Format: .jpg .png .pdf

Max. 96 DPI

1920 px on longest side

file name example: BussCA_prettypest.jpg


Provide Artist Name, Title, Medium/Mat/Tech, Institution/Org (if applicable)

Two (2) File Maximum

Send or Share via Google Drive to


Questions or submissions should

have subject line:

Attn: 2019 Digital Exhibition


Get your entries in by Tuesday 6PM Eastern!
Your images will be shown in the Speight Auditorium/Room 1220 during breakfast, lunch and at tea time, just before the afternoon lectures!
Participants/attendees only please! 🙂

Jewelry Edition V5 Call for Entry



Jewelry Edition from Walley Films on Vimeo.




Jewelry Edition Vol. 5 is seeking four contemporary jewelry artists as collaborators for a two-year commitment. Participants will be asked to meet and engage with one another about various aspects of their work. The goal is to generate new connections and opportunities in our individual practices and the larger field of contemporary jewelry. Elements of this project will include exhibition and sales of the Vol. 5 jewelry collection, online and social media visibility, collaboration with writers and photographers- all of this culminating in a published catalog.

Submission Guidelines:

  • No student work will be accepted
  • Brief artist statement (To be emailed with images)
  • Resume/CV (To be emailed with images)
  • 5-8 images of work in the style you would exhibit with Jewelry Edition for the duration of Vol. 5 exhibition schedule.
  • Images submitted should all be within a strong cohesive series.
  • $30 Application fee paid via website link at top of page.
  • Call is open to all artists domestic and international.
  • Selected artists must have a minimum 12 piece cohesive series to arrive  by July 1, 2019. Work will be consigned with Jewelry Edition for the duration of 2019 and 2020.

Image Guidelines:

– Email 5-8 high quality images to jewelryedition@gmail.com

– Images should be 300dpi JPG 6 inches on smallest side

J. Fred Woell Documentary

J. Fred Woell: An American Vision from Richard Kane on Vimeo.



Join us at our viewings of this documentary on Saturday and Sunday evenings approx 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM, now held at the Black Box Theater in the brand new Mendenhall Student Center on 10th Street, a brief walk from Jenkins Fine Arts Center.

Donate to the Silent Auction!

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Our wildly popular (and successful!) Silent Auction makes it’s comeback this year! Please let us know if you have any question, and if you’d like to donate!
We’re looking for donations of books, materials or tools, or small pins or charms to be auctioned off in the Auction in order to support ECU student scholarships and volunteer positions within the symposium.

Please find the donation form here: 2019 Silent Auction Email Form

We require one form PER ITEM, to be both emailed to us, and accompanying the item at drop off time. Items may be mailed ahead of time by Jan 4th addressed to
SOAD – SchoolOfArtDesign
Attn: Sephra Reyes/Carolyn A Buss
2000 Jenkins Fine Art Center,
Greenville, NC 27858

Otherwise, please bring your items and forms during specified drop-off times (there will be a sign!):

  • Friday January 18th 2019 from 12 pm – 4pm
  • Saturday January 19th 2019 from 8 am – 12 pm

Just Released a Few Spots!

Jan 18-20 2019

Ephemeral Archived Deadline Approaches!

The Ephemeral Archived Call For Work
CALL FOR ENTRY: Juried Exhibition at Emerge Gallery

The Ephemeral Archived

When: Jan 4-24th, 2019

Deadline: October 31st 2018

Where: Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge Gallery

At times, we have the expectation that our work will last forever or that it will at least outlast the maker. However, in some cases the physical piece itself is not meant to be lasting, but is instead meant to have a lasting effect, be it on a body, an environment, or a place. And while that piece might have an expiration date, the documentation of it is indeed lasting. Documenting, either with photography, video, drawings, or even effected objects such as material or clothing is as much an important aspect of making as the physical work.

Photographs that document process or the final effect of ephemeral or temporary works are preferred but may be accompanied by any remnants or artifacts of the piece so long as they can be hung on a wall. Artists are encouraged to submit a 150-word artist statement with their entry.

What: 2D Work; Wall Ready!


– Deadline to submit October 31

– Entry fee of $20 for up to five (50 submissions

– Works of all media accepted BUT must hang on the wall

– No larger than 48″ x 48″

– Must be wall-ready (i.e. ready to hang on the wall).

– Artist pays for shipping to and from the gallery

– Jurors: Director of ECU Gray Gallery, Angel Bellaran & Art Director and Artist, Danica    Pantic

To Submit:

Send ARCHIVED_Application_Form + up to 5 images (90 dpi) to ecusymposium@gmail.com

Submit $20 application fee through https://squareup.com/store/materialtopics

The show will be on display during the 2019 Material Topics Symposium, Jan 18-20. Work will be up Jan 4th – 24th 2019. Work must be shipped to Emerge Gallery (404 Evans St, Greenville, NC 27858) between December 1- 14 2018. Selected artists are asked to purchase a return shipping label to be included with the piece.

Click to download fillable PDF of prospectus and application form: 

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