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Upcoming events

    • 14 Mar 2015
    • (MDT)
    • 15 Jul 2015 (MDT)
    • Application online, workshop at Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu New Mexico
    Student Scholarship to attend the NMPCA Ghost Ranch Workshop

    Apply by July 15, 2015.  Click "Register" at left and complete the scholarship application form.

    Workshop is September 11 to 13, 2015. We will notify recipient by July 25, 2015.


    We are proud to offer, a scholarship for one participant at our annual Ghost Ranch workshop.  The workshop presenter this year is renowned sculptor Debra Fritts.  Here is more information about the workshop.

    This scholarship is intended to assist a clay artist who is unable, for financial reasons, to attend the workshop, but who would benefit from the program.  Preference will be given to students. 

    The person chosen to receive this scholarship should plan to be able to attend the entire workshop, from Friday, September 11 at 1:00 pm to Sunday, September 13 at 3:00 pm.  The scholarship will include full registration and room and board accommodations at the Ranch.  If transportation is needed within New Mexico, members who are attending the workshop from various locations around the state can provide a ride.

    Timeline:
    Apply through this website through July 15, 2015 by filling in this event registration.  A committee of the NMPCA board will review all applications and select the recipient and two alternates.  Notification of the committee's selection will be sent by July 25. 

    If you have any questions, please call Judy Nelson-Moore, (505)466-3070 or send an email to jnm@nmpotters.org. 
    • 06 Jun 2015
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (MDT)
    • Business Printing Service, 4316 Silver Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM

    The NMPCA has an annual meeting, by preference and by rule of our bylaws. Meeting doesn’t really describe the event, but we can’t put “Fun Time” in the bylaws.   No registration is necessary and the event is free.  

    Annual Meeting

    Come and have fun!  We'll meet each other, swap stories of clay glory, talk about what we want to happen in NMPCA in the coming year, and maybe even tell some jokes.  We will review the applications for the Armstrong Grant and determine which is most worthy of the award. 

    Main dish will be provided.  Please bring your favorite salad or desert dish to share.

    We will have a pottery exchange, so bring a cup, bowl or small piece to give.  You will receive a unique piece in return.

    Date:  June 6, 2015

    Time:  11:00 am to 2:00 pm
    Location:  Business Printing Service
                      4316 Silver Avenue SE, Albuquerque

    Read more about what's happening in the organization on the latest "President's Message" in The Slip Trail.


    Every year at the Annual Meeting, we acknowledge and thank board and committee members for their contributions and elect new board members. 

    The bylaws call for a nominating committee to prepare a "slate" of candidates for election to the board.  This was announced to the membership 20 days prior to the annual meeting on 5/18. The nominating committee for this year is Leonard Baca and Judy Nelson-Moore.

    Nominations for the 2015-16 Board

    New or returning NMPCA board members to be elected for three-year term:

                    Barbara Campbell, El Rito

                    Amanda Miller, Albuquerque

                    Linda Brewer, Silver City

    Existing board members to be re-elected for 2nd three-year term:

                    Leonard Baca

                    Lee Akins

    Per the bylaws, nominations for board members can be accepted from the membership at the meeting.  The person being nominated must be present at the meeting.

    Things to Bring: 

    Bring a cup, small bowl, or similarly sized piece you have made for an exchange. 

    If you have a favorite desert  or salad recipe, bring dish of it to share.

    Leonard has some pedestals at the office, so if you want, you can bring one piece of your's to display (must fit on a pedestal).



    • 14 Aug 2015
    • (MDT)
    • 19 Sep 2015 (MDT)
    • Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos, NM
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    Conversations in Clay

    Celebration of Clay 2015

    August 14 - September 19, 2015

     As a member of New Mexico Potters & Clay Artists, you are invited to participate in our annual exhibit.  This show is our opportunity to share exciting new ceramic works created by members.

    Entry due July 14.

    Supported by and exhibited at Fuller Lodge Art Center (FLAC), Los Alamos, New Mexico.  www.fullerlodgeartcenter.com  

    If you are not currently a member of NMPCA, join now before you register for this show.

    This years show has a multi-dimensional theme, Conversations in Clay, encouraging members to participate in different ways, including working with another artist, NMPCA or non member:

    •  Individual pottery or ceramic art pieces can be submitted with a one-sentence “conversation starter” description. 
    • Another option is collaboration between two artists as one piece created together or two pieces comprising one conversation.   
    • Each member enters as the primary artist:  individual or collaborator; and can be a secondary collaborator on an entry with another member.

    Topics are endless…
    Mutual admiration, embracing, competition, debate, Yin-Yang, color hue, elements of a story, large and small, thin and wide, black and white, young and old, whatever type of paired expression comes to mind.

    See more about show details the theme and ideas for conversations on The Slip Trail online newsletter or see and print the Call for Entries

    Timeline

    Entry due (with optional publicity photos)

    July 14

    Send digital image for Peoples Choice Vote

    August 8

    Deliver work to central collection point

    August 5-8

    Deliver work to Fuller Lodge and setup exhibit

    August 11

    Opening Reception

    Friday, August 14, 5-7pm

    Show at Fuller Lodge Art Center

    August 14 – September 19

    Take down exhibit

    September 21        

    Pick up entries in Los Alamos

    Pick up entries at NMPCA sites in Santa Fe /ABQ

    September 19-24

    September 22-25

    ELIGIBILITY

    All members of New Mexico Potters & Clay Artists are eligible. New members are welcome and can join at www.nmpotters.org.   

     ENTRIES   . 

    Submit your entry on-line at www.nmpotters.org on the event registration page. Entry Fee is $10 per conversation.  Payment can be done online or by check payable to NMPCA at NMPCA c/o Cricket Appel, 5708 Stillbrooke NW, Albuquerque  NM  87120

     SALES

    Fuller Lodge Art Center accepts items for sale, as well as NFS.  The artist receives 65%: Art Center 35%.  Sales tax is added to the purchase price and handled by the Art Center.   

     BIO INFORMATION

    Include a one-page bio/artist statement with contact information and business cards with your piece 

    WEBSITE IMAGE

    For inclusion in the People’s Choice vote, send a 600 px high digital image by August 8 to COC@nmpotters.org.    

    DEMONSTRATIONS

    Artists are invited to conduct public demonstrations of ceramic techniques in the Fuller Lodge ceramic studio.  Contact Gloria Gilmore-House (505-661-0470) if interested in participating. 

    INSURANCE

    At Fuller Lodge Art Center, the insurance valuation of a deposited object is 65% of the sales price, up to a maximum of $1000 per piece.  The Artist must provide any additional insurance.  Sales prices must be in writing on the Artwork Label and signed by the artist.  Artists exhibiting work agree to hold the Art Center, its staff and volunteers harmless from any costs or claims arising out of any damages or losses to artworks.

    PHOTOGRAPHS

    Publicity photos, with higher resolution, are needed when available and no later than July 14.
    • The Art Center and NMPCA may photograph for documentation or publication any object submitted, but will not grant such rights to others without written approval from the participant.

    SIZE OF WORK

    Wall-hung pieces can be no larger than 30” nor heavier than 50 lbs, with a 1/4” or larger hanging device(s) for use on a Walker system (walkerdisplay.com). Free-standing pieces can be no deeper or wider than 18”. 

    VOLUNTEERS

    In order to make this exhibit a success we need your help. Please volunteer for one of the following:

    • Volunteer Coordinator
    • Coordinate distribution of publicity for the exhibit
    • Transport artwork from collection points* to Fuller Lodge Art Center in Los Alamos
    • Check-in of artwork at the gallery
    • Exhibit installation at the gallery
    • Dismantle show & transport unsold artwork from Fuller Lodge to collection points*

    *This year we will have two collection points:

    • Albuquerque:  Business Printing Service
                             Leonard Baca
                             4316 Silver Ave. SE
                             Albuquerque, NM 87108
                             505-480-8292

                             leonard@bpsabq.com

    • Santa Fe:        Luisa Baldinger
                             
      880 B Chicoma Vista

                             
      Santa Fe, NM 87507

                             
      505-471-9070

                             
      willettbaldinger@gmail.com
    • 11 Sep 2015
    • 12:00 PM (MDT)
    • 13 Sep 2015
    • 3:00 PM (MDT)
    • Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico, USA
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    Transformations

    NMPCA 2015 Ghost Ranch workshop

    Register now until July 31 for this event taking place September 11-13, 2015.

    Being at Ghost Ranch, we are surrounded by so much natural beauty.  Let’s allow the landscape to inform us with interesting forms and textures.  Through sketching and observing, many possibilities and ideas will allow new approaches to tell our story in figurative sculpture.   Demos and discussions will include technical information on facial features, hand building techniques, and a painterly way to treat the surface.

    Read all about the program on this website page and then return here to register.

    Accommodations at Ghost Ranch range from camping to a variety of rooms with private or shared bath. Meals are served in the central dining room.  Workshop events take place in the covered outdoor ceramic art studio called “Pot Hollow.”

    Please understand that if your plans change after registration, there will be limited refunds if you cancel after August 11, 2015. See our refund policy.

    Here's a pdf of the event announcement if you prefer to register by mail or want to mail to friends. 

The Slip Trail


Our newsletter, The Slip Trail, has been a feature of the NMPCA for longer than almost any single member remembers!  Keeping up with modern communication methods has meant a change in The Slip Trail format from the old paper mailed format, through the emailed pdf format, and now at online Blog...available all the time and updated as information becomes available. 

See The Slip Trail here.

Ghost Ranch Workshop:  Gallimaufry 2014



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