Celebration of Clay Artist Agreement

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Submission of artwork into the 2022 Celebration of Clay constitutes an agreement
on the part of the artist to comply with the conditions set forth here.

  1. Artist may enter up to two works (if space available) using clay as focus and main material.  All works must be for sale.  
  2. Works entered for pedestal are limited to under 35 pounds and must sit on a base of 18” square or less.  Work not to exceed 36" in height. 
  3. Works entered for wall are limited to under 25 pounds and must have secure hanging device attached.
  4. For each entry, artist will provide: title, dimensions, brief description of work (clay used, method of making, surface treatment, and type of firing), and sale price.
  5. One digital image must be included in the registration meeting image specifications defined in the call for entries.   Method for preparing images is described here.
  6. Address and telephone number and email will be provided by the artist to facilitate contacting them about the work and remitting any payment for sold work.
  7. Work may not have been entered in a previous NMPCA show.
  8. Work must be available for purchase.
  9. Delivered work differing significantly from submitted image will be disqualified from exhibit.
  10. Work should not be so fragile or awkward that transport or display is harmful to work or viewer. The COC committee reserves the right to exclude work that is deemed unsafe or not feasible for display.
  11. Entry fees are nonrefundable.  If you find you are unable to participate in the event, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can place someone from the waiting list into your spot as the number of entries is limited.
  12. Work may not be withdrawn prior to close of exhibit.
  13. Permission to reproduce work for publicity and educational purposes is granted to NMPCA and the Taos Ceramic Center. Publicity may include website display and social media posts.
  14. All sales of work during the show will be subject to the 35% commission to the Taos Ceramic Center, whether through direct sales, through the website or private arrangement.
  15. Neither New Mexico Potters and Clay Artists nor the Taos Ceramic Center are responsible for damage to artwork during transportation to and from the gallery. The Artist agrees to hold NMPCA volunteers harmless for any damage during transportation or setup of the artwork. Once the work is set up at the gallery, the work is covered by the Taos Ceramic Center insurance while the work is on premises to a maximum of $3000 artist portion (%60 of sales price).
  16. The Artist will deliver and pick up work at the gallery or central collection point according to the show timeline.
  17. Work must be packed according to instructions. See instructions here.

If you have any questions about these provisions or any aspect of the show, please contact the Celebration of Clay committee at coc@nmpotters.org.