Thursday, April 30, 2009

accessCeramics receives NEA grant

We're pleased to announce that accessCeramics has been awarded a 2009 National Endowment for the Arts - Access to Artistic Excellence grant in the Visual Arts category. The $10,000 award will support the continued expansion of accessCeramics as well as the introduction of master artists' works into the collection over the 2009/10 academic year.

According to the Arts Endowment website, the Access to Artistic Excellence grant program "encourages and supports artistic creativity, preserves our diverse cultural heritage, and makes the arts more widely available in communities throughout the country." In other words, a great fit for accessCeramics and specifically our goal to make images of high quality contemporary ceramic art widely available to the arts education community.

Thanks to the Arts Endowment and a hearty kudos to the accessCeramics team!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

accessCeramics at the Northwest History and Heritage Extravaganza 2009

On April 18th, the accessCeramics project was introduced to community leaders, staff and volunteers from historical societies, museums, schools, historic preservation commissions, humanities groups, professional historians, and archaeologists, who attended the NW History and Heritage Extravaganza conference in Portland, Oregon. Margo Ballantyne, a member of the accessCeramics team, participated on a panel about providing access to digital images that are housed in visual resource collections, libraries, and archives, or other venues that make use of modern electronic tools and practices.

Session Title:
DAM if you do. DAM if you don’t: Digital Asset Management &
Delivering Access to Image Collections

Session Chair: Tiah Edmunson-Morton, Oregon State University.
Margo Ballantyne, Lewis & Clark College
Julia Simic, University of Oregon
Karin Whalen, Reed College

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

accessCeramics at NCECA

Look for accessCeramics at the upcoming NCECA 2009 Conference "Ceramic Interface: From Dawn to Digital" April 8-11, 2009 in Phoenix, AZ.

We'll have a table at Booth T35 with a representative who can answer your questions about using the collection. We'd also love to work with artists interested in submitting to the collection.

For more information contact: Miranda Costa (