Event Registration

Here are upcoming NMPCA Events. You can register online here for these events. 

Upcoming events

    • 22 Aug 2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • 27 Aug 2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Sheryl Zacharia 

    Bump Up the Scale - Expand Your Ideas

    August 22-27, 2016 – 5 day workshop

    Register by July 21, 2016.  

    Enjoy total immersion in the beautiful landscape of Ghost Ranch while learning from Sheryl and making clay forms.

    "Using a sculpture clay body and building with slab strips, we will create works on a larger scale. Then by cutting away we will abstract the forms and introduce negative spaces to make sculptural vessels or forms. During set up time I will show some of my tricks for making smaller functional pieces. Then I will demo layering the surfaces with the use of a crackle terra sigilatta, oxides underglaze and glaze. Sketching ideas will be encouraged to help facilitate your ideas."

    Sheryl Zacharia has 15 years experience teaching at Greenwich House Pottery as well as the West side Y in NYC and the Art School at Old Church in Demarest, NJ. She has taught a number of workshops that are enthusiastically received by attendees. In addition to many National group and Solo Exhibitions, she  treasures her opportunities to teach and share her love for clay medium and to also continue her own quest for learning.

    See more of Sheryl's work on her website at www.sherylzacharia.com

    Here is a PDF announcement of this workshop to print and take.

    The price of the workshop registration is $575.  There is a $25 discount for NMPCA members.

    Accommodation alternatives at Ghost Ranch vary from camping, rooms with shared bath, semi-private and private bath rooms.  The per night costs for accommodations range from $85 to $143 for double occupancy, including meals.

    Here is a description of accommodation choices at the Ranch and other alternatives.

    Register here before July 22, 2016.  Some classes of accommodation have limited availability, so register early for best choices. 

    If you have any questions, send us an email here

    • 01 Sep 2016
    • 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • 25 Sep 2016
    • (MDT)
    • Sixty Six Gallery, 4009 Central Avenue NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Celebration of Clay 2016 

    September 1 - 25, 2016

    Entry deadline  extended to August 8, 2016 

    Entries now closed...maximum number of pieces reached.  

    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.

    The show will be held at the Sixty Six Gallery in Historic Nob Hill, 4009 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM  87108. 

    This theme for this year’s shows is “Confrontations”. Jurying for Best of Show and for the three Merit Awards will be based on craft, creativity and correlation to the theme.

    Confrontation may be interpreted in many ways: as social criticism, as comment on the human condition, or as the tension between opposites: near & far, solid & fluid, fire & ice.

    “Conquer the angry one by not getting angry; conquer the wicked one by goodness; conquer the stingy one by generosity; and the liar by speaking truth.”

    Guatama Buddha

    The theme is discussed further in The Slip Trail online newsletter at www.thesliptrail.com.

    Entries will be displayed on our exhibition website, www.celebrationofclay.com where we will again feature our interactive People’s Choice Vote.

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

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


    Optional Publicity Photos Extended

    July 29

    Entry Due   Extended August 8

    Send digital image for Peoples Choice Vote

    August 8

    Deliver work to central collection point

    August 24-26

    Deliver work to Gallery and setup exhibit

    August 30 10am-2pm

    Opening Reception for First Friday Arts Crawl

    Friday, Sept 2, 5-8pm

    NMPCA Member/Guest Reception

    Sept 17 2-4pm

    Show Duration

    September 1-25        

    Take down exhibit, repacking work Sept 26 10am-2pm

    Pick up entries from collection points in Santa Fe /ABQ

    September 27-30

    *This year we will have two collection points:

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


    • Santa Fe:        Luisa Baldinger
      880 B Chicoma Vista

      Santa Fe, NM 87507




    Submit your entry online at www.nmpotters.org on the Event Registration page. Entry Fee is $15.00 for the first piece and $5.00 for the second piece. Those volunteering for two tasks from our complete Volunteer Task List (listed in the online registration form) may enter a third piece free.  Indicate your volunteer position choices on the registration form and you will be contacted with a registration code for the third entry.  

    Payment may be made online or by check payable to NMPCA c/o Treasurer at PO Box 26811, Albuquerque, NM 87125-6811.


    Sixty Six Gallery accepts items for sale at a 65/35 split. The artist receives 65%, the Gallery 35%. Sales tax is added to the purchase price and handled by the Gallery. NFS or over $500.00 require prior approval and may not be accepted by the Gallery.


    Sixty Six Gallery insures work during the exhibition at 65% of the sales price which must be in writing on the Artwork Label and signed by the artist. Artists exhibiting work agree to hold the NMPCA volunteers harmless from any costs or claims arising out of any damages or losses in handling, transporting and packing, unpacking of work. We will do our best to take care of the work.


    Publicity photos, of higher resolution than 800 pixels high are needed when available, no later than July 1. Sixty Six Gallery and NMPCA may use photograph for documentation or publication work submitted, but will not grant such rights to others without written approval from the artist.


    This exhibition will be shared with a print show. The Gallery would prefer to separate the 2D and 3D work, but a small space may be made available for wall pieces. We are encouraging 3D works. Please contact Sara D’Alessandro (575 289 2417) or Leonard Baca (505 480 8292) well in advance so that we can plan for any wall work. Freestanding work should fit safely on an 18” x 18” base (gallery will reject any work it deems unsafe). Larger work must be installed and removed by the artist, including floor-standing work. If your entry is very large scale, please notify Leonard or Sara beforehand.

    Volunteer Positions

    In order to make this exhibit a success we need your help.  You can earn an additional third work in the show by taking on two tasks from our Volunteer Task List:

    • Prepare and post images on celebration of clay for People's Choice voting
    • Prepare press release article
    • Distribute and follow-up on press release article
    • Coordinate distribution of publicity announcements for the exhibit
    • Write article/review for Slip Trail and/or other publication
    • Transport artwork from collection points* to Gallery
    • Transport pedestals
    • Paint pedestals
    • Check-in of artwork at the gallery
    • Exhibit installation at the gallery
    • Dismantle show
    • Provide food/drink for reception
    • Coordinate/serve reception
    • Clean-up after reception
    • Transport unsold artwork from gallery to collection points
    Indicate your volunteer positions on the registration form. You will be contacted after we receive your registration if you volunteer for two positions by Leonard Baca with the registration code for the third piece.  
    • 09 Sep 2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • 11 Sep 2016
    • 3:00 PM
    • Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    NMPCA 2016 Ghost Ranch Workshop 

    Ceramic Surfaces:  Keep on Top of It

    September 9-11, 2016 – 2 day workshop

    This year we return to our popular New Mexico Connections format with short presentations by several presenters.  Six master potters will lead short programs, each on a different technique for treating the surface of your pottery or sculpture.  This popular workshop format brings together artists interested and expert in many different techniques and methods and results in a very lively exchange.  All participants learn from the presenters and from each other in the process of having great fun.

    Our focus this year is on techniques to finish the surface of clay:  You’ve read the books, you’ve watched the you-tube demos, you’ve see the articles…now you can try the techniques out and see how they work for yourself. 

    Presenters for this workshop include

    Lauren Karle presenting Sewing Clay:  Darting Slip-transferred Slabs

    Mary Sharp Davis with Slip Trailing and Other Quick Surface Textures

    Judy Nelson-MooreSculptural Surfaces

    Barbara Campbell presenting Carving, How to Make It Pop

    Abby Salsbury presenting Layering and Depth

    Lee Akins presenting Dry, Textured Surfaces

    Accommodations at Ghost Ranch this year are limited to "dormitory-style" rooms with shared bath and camping.  Alternative accommodation can be obtained at Abiquiu Inn at a discount when attending the NMPCA workshop.  

    • 20 Oct 2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • 23 Oct 2016
    • 3:00 PM
    • Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico

    Monika Kaden

    Monika KadenExpressive Figure Sculpture : Movement and Form

    October 20-23, 2016 – 3.5 day workshop

    Register before September 19, 2016

    Join Monika Kaden, for a fun workshop on her techniques for creating expressive figurative sculptures that are filled with movement and whimsy. Learn about her process for adding movement and mass to her clay forms: from hand-built or wheel-thrown ceramics via alteration to a new sculpture.

    Leave everything behind you and create outside of traditional academia. Be inspired and be curious about form and design, proportion and body-expression, glazing and firing. 

    Monika is an internationally known sculpture, installation- and mixed media artist. She was classical trained in former East Germany, later in The Netherlands and USA. She received her MFA from Alfred University, NY. She was an Artist in Residence with the Santa Fe Art Institute, The Clay Studio Philadelphia, the Ceramic Work center ‘Den Bosch, Holland and worked with the Santa Fe Opera.  She found her permanent home in New Mexico.

    Monika Kaden

    Register now to reserve your place!  

    The price of the workshop registration is $375.  There is a $25 discount for NMPCA members.

    Accommodation alternatives at Ghost Ranch vary from camping, rooms with shared bath, semi-private and private bath rooms.  The per night costs for accommodations range from $85 to $143 for double occupancy, including meals.

    If you have any questions, send us an email here

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