**ON-LINE/ADVANCED TICKET SALES IS NOW CLOSED**
Tickets can still be purchased on-site!!
Please visit us at the NCECA Tour & Shuttle Booth in the Kansas City Convention Center!
Welcome to the NCECA Tour and Shuttle on-line sign-up site. This site describes the tours and shuttles that are available. At the end of the tour and shuttle descriptions you can go to the next screen to purchase tickets. On the order form enter the number of tickets you want for each tour and shuttle. The total amount owing will be calculated automatically. Then enter your credit card information to pay for these tickets. By entering your email address a receipt will be sent to you.
If you do not want to order tickets on-line you may call our office toll-free at 877-235-1843 and place your order over the phone.
All ticket sales are final; there are no refunds or exchanges.
Timed Tour (Wednesday) to Lawrence, Kansas - Everybody boards the bus at the Kansas City Conference Center on 14th Street (across Center Street from the Convention Center's Bartle Hall) at the same time and the group stays together during the entire tour. At each stop a certain amount of time is allowed to visit the exhibition(s). At the end of each visit, everyone re-boards the bus and travels to the next stop when the scenario is repeated.
Continuous Shuttles (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday) in the Kansas City area - Buses operate continuously (much like a city bus system) with departures every 15 to 20 minutes from the Kansas City Conference Center on 14th Street (across Center Street from the Convention Center's Bartle Hall). Board the bus at the Conference Center and receive a wrist band which is your "ticket" to re-board the bus at any stop on the route. At any of the stops on the shuttle route people may hop off and visit the exhibition(s) kn owing that every 15 to 20 minutes a bus will be available to hop on and ride to the next stop or return to the Conference Center. The tickets allows the riders to hop off and hop on at each stop on the shuttle route. NOTE: A separate ticket is required for each shuttle route.
The following will list each shuttle route, the venues at each stop along the shuttle route and the exhibition(s) at each venue. (To learn more about the exhibition(s) at each venue please go the "exhibition" section of the NCECA Conference website.)
The shuttle ticket cost is listed for each tour and shuttle route. Please note there is one price when tickets are purchased online (here) prior to the Conference and a higher ticket price when tickets are purchased at the Conference. Purchasing your tickets prior to the Conference can represent a 20% to 25% savings.
Tickets purchased online (here) will be available for pickup at the "Shuttle and Tour Booth" in the NCECA Registration area at the Convention Center starting at 1:00 noon on Tuesday, March 15th.
Buses for all trips depart from and return to the 14th Street side of the Kansas City Conference Center. The Conference Center is across Central Street from the Kansas City Convention Center's Bartle Hall and the Conference Center.
Please call us if you have any questions, would like additional information or want to sign-up over the phone. Our toll-free number is 877-235-1843.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16 - TIMED TOUR
Lawrence, Kansas Galleries and the Nerman Museum at the Johnson County Community College
We need at least 25 people to sign-up by Wednesday, March 9th for this tour to operate. If at least 25 people sign-up in advance, additional tickets for this tour will be available for sale at the "Tour and Shuttle Booth" in the Convention Center starting at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, March 15th. Should fewer than 25 people sign-up for this tour, a complete refund will be given to those that did sign-up.
Tour cost through Wednesday, March 9th $62.00 per person
Tour cost after Wednesday, March 9th $69.00 per person
8:15am Board your motorcoach on 14th Street alongside the Conference center which is across Central Avenue from the Convention Center.
8:30am Depart the Kansas City Convention Center's Conference Center and travel to Lawrence.
9:15am Arrive at Bracker's Good Earth Clays.
"Kansas City Connection's 2"
"Midwest Mentors: Bracker's Workshop Presenters"
Rest room break plus coffee, etc.
10:00am Depart Bracker's Good Earth Clays.
10:10am Arrive at the Cider Gallery.
10:40am Depart the Cider Gallery.
10:45am Arrive at the Lawrence Art Center.
"Kingdom, Lindsay Pichaske"
"Kris Kuksi, Solo Exhibition"
11:15am Depart the Lawrence Art Center
11:20am Arrive at the Ladybird Diner.
"Shakers: Salt & Pepper Shaker Show"
and Free State Brewing Company. (Combined stop)
12:05pm Depart the Ladybird Diner.
12:15pm Arrive at the Art & Design Gallery in Chalmers Hall on Kansas University campus.
"Richard W. James MFA Thesis Exhibition"
"Poetics of Voids: Containers that Anticipate"
12:45pm Depart the Art & Design Gallery.
Enjoy the box lunch while traveling
1:30pm Arrive at the Nerman Museum at Johnson County Community College.
2:00pm Depart the Nerman Museum.
2:30pm Arrive at the Kansas City Convention Center's Conference Center.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16 - CONTINUOUS GALLERY SHUTTLES
Buses depart from the Conference Center and operate from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
ROUTE 1 - NORTH Shuttle Ticket Cost Prior to Conference $25.00 per person
At Conference $30.00 per person
Stop 1 The bus double parks on the street alongside the Blue Bird Bistro Art Gallery. The bus can not wait.
Blue Bird Bistro Art Gallery "Allan Winkler, Figure Maker"
1700 Summit Street
Stop 2 The bus stop is on Allen Street alongside the Charlotte Street Foundation.
Charlotte Street Foundation, La Esquina "Across the Table, Across the Land"
NCECA SPONSORED EXHIBITION
1000 West 25th Street
Stop 3 The bus stop is on 16th Street alongside Haw Contemporary Gallery.
Haw Contemporary Gallery "Collective Identity: The Legacy of Apprenticeship Under Toshiko Takaezu"
1600 Liberty Street "Legacy of an Icon - Ken Ferguson
"Lifted: Joey Watson"
Plug Projects "Christina Wet - Stay Asleep"
1613 Genessee Street "Lifted"
Stop 4 The bus stop is on 12th Street across from the Kansas City Public Library.
Kansas City Public Library "Measured Space"
14 West 10th Street
Box Gallery "Dino-might
1000 Walnut Street
Stop 5 The bus stop is on 3rd Street at Wyandotte, one block from the Kansas City Artist Coalition.
Kansas City Artists Coalition "Aesthetic Influence: The Art of Chinese Scholar Rocks"
201 Wyandotte, Ste. 105 "BAI MING"
Stop 6 The bus stop is on John Buck O'Neil Way at the rear entrance to the American Jazz Museum.
American Jazz Museum "50 Women: A Celebration of Women's Contribution to Ceramics"
1616 East 18th Street
Stop 7 The bus stop is on Vine Street across from the Vine Street Studio Art Gallery.
Vine Street Studio Art Gallery "Clay Gate Keepers"
2033 Vine Street
Stop 8 The bus stop is on Tracy Avenue at 21st Street, one block from the Belger Crane Yard Studios.
Belger Crane Yard Studio. "Decalcomaniac"
2011 Tracy Avenue "Home Base: 'Exhibition of Red Star Studios Members"
"Alumni Gathering: Red Star Studios' Past and Current Artists-in -Residence"
"Archie Bray Foundation Resident & Visiting Artists"
"The Kansas City Connection: Victor Babu, John Balistreri, Chris Gustin and Matt Long"
ROUTE 2 - CENTRAL Shuttle Ticket Cost Prior to Conference $20.00 per person
At Conference $25.00 per person
Stop 1 The bus stop is at Beco Flowers on Baltimore Avenue.
2016 Main "A Quiet Cadence"
2016 Main Street "Ordinary Opposites"
"New Works by Brian Horsch"
Arts KC "Nothing You've Ever Done Before"
106 Southwest Blvd.
Beco Flowers "Pewabic: Past/Present"
1922 Baltimore Avenue
Beggar's Table Gallery "Around the Corner"
2010 Baltimore Avenue
Blue Gallery "Figurative Fascination + Forms Embellished: New Work by
118 Southwest Blvd. Mark Knott + Kirsten Stingle"
"Counterpoise: New Work by Patricia Kochaver"
Blvd Tavern "Vision and Persistence: 30 Years of Ceramics Excellence at Utah State University"
320 Southwest Blvd.
Fine Folk "Contemporary Confluence"
122 Southwest Blvd.
Fraction Gallery & Print Studio "Tramp L'oeil: Ceramics of the Third Wave"
130 West 18th Street
Garcia Squared Contemporary "From the Wheel to the Wall"
115 West 18th Street
Kemper at the Crossing "Matter and Force"
35 West 19th Street
Leedy-Voulkos Art Center "NCECA2015 National JStudent uried Exhibition"
NCECA SPONSORED EXHIBITIONS "Shapers of the field: NCECA Honors and Fellows Exhibition:
NCECA 2016 Emerging Artists Exhibition"
2014 Baltimore Avenue
Marietta Chair Building "From Here to There"
2020 Baltimore Avenue
Marietta Chair Building/VML Wise Gallery "Ware and Tear"
2020 Baltimore Avenue
Mid America Arts Alliance Convening Space "Masquerade/The Ceramic Figurine"
2018 Baltimore Avenue Culture Lab "InCiteful Clay"
Pots on Wheels (POW) "In Situ: Pottery Tours and Clay Culture"
2019 Baltimore Avenue
Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art "Red-Hot Shop"
2004 Baltimore Avenue "The Once and Future: New Now"
The Gallery at 1708 Baltimore "Filter
1708 Baltimore Avenue
Todd Weiner Gallery "Image as Metaphor"
115 West 18th Street
Webster House "Midwest Clay Artists: A Collective of Our Progression"
1644 Wyandotte Street
Weinberger Fine Art "SunSet/SunRise: Work from Studio Nong"
114 Southwest Blvd.
Stop 2 The bus stop is on 20th Street at Walnut Street, one block from the Belger Arts Center.
Belger Arts Center "The Garden Party"
2100 Walnut Street "DESIRE"
"Every Semester: Collecting KCAI 1995-2015 Ceramics"
Stop 3 The bus stop is on McGee Street at the Bredin-Lee Gallery.
Bredin-Lee Gallery "Makers: The Independents"
1729 McGee Street "Makers and Mentors"
"Generations: A Legacy of Mentorship"
"323CLAY: Studio Show:"
"3 Degrees of Separation: Work by Susan Speck, Robert
Lawarre III and Marko Fields"
KCAI Gallery "Chromafillia / Chromaphobia"
1819 Grand Blvd.
Hilliard Gallery "International Crone Box Show"
1820 McGee Street "Past Cone Box Juror Show"
"Flourishing: Ceramic Legacy of Kansas State University"
Stop 4 The bus stop is on Campbell Street alongside The Studio Inc.
The Studio, Inc. "Materiality, Methodology, Metamorphosis"
1708 Campbell Street "Ghosts + Stooges"
Downstairs Studio P "Standing Wave"
Stop 5 The bus stop is on Locustr Sytreet alongside Vulpes Bastile.
Vulpes Bastile "Accessibility by Design"
1737 Locust Street
ROUTE 3 - SOUTH Shuttle Ticket Cost Prior to Conference $25.00 per person
At Conference $30.00 per person
Stop 1 The bus stop is on Main Street alongside The Drug Store.
The Drug Store "Gyorgy's Life Changing Hungarian Adventure: Special Artists Use a Special Material at ICS"
3948 Main Street
Stop 2 The bus stop is at rear entrance to the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.
H & R Block Artspace "Simone Leigh"
16 East 43rd Street
Kansas City Art Institute "Highlights of the Ken Ferguson Teaching Collection"
4410 Warwick Blvd.
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art "A Whisper of Where it Came From"
4420 Warwick Blvd.
The Warehouse "Middle Ground"
Stop 3 The bus stop is on 45th street at the Nelson-Adkins Museum entrance.
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art "Unconventional Clay: Engaged in Change"
4525 Oak Street
KCAI Dodge Painting Building "#F*nked!"
4446 Oak Street
Stop 4 The bus stop is in the parking lot alongside the Fine Arts Building.
UMKC Gallery of Art (Fine Arts Bldg.) "MAN and MADE"
5015 Holmes Street "Makers Curate / Curators Make"
Stop 5 The bus stop is on Brookside Blvd. at West 63rd Street one block east of the venue.
Leopold Gallery "In The Company of Animals"
324 West 63rd Street "Move Me: Celebrating Women of Remarkable Influence"
Stop 6 The bus stop is at the main entrance to the museum.
National Museum of Toys and Miniatures "Fine-scale Ceramics at the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures"
5235 Oak Street
Stop 7 The bus stop is on the drive at the edge of the parking lot for the Carter Art Center Building.
Carter Art Center Gallery at MCC-Penn Valley "Strictly Figurative: Invitational
3201 Southwest Trafficway "UM-Columbia Ceramics Graduate Student Exhibition"
"The Sound of Color"