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

Upcoming events

    • 02 Jan 2023
    • 5:00 AM
    • 19 Feb 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • Albuquerque International Airport - installation in the display cases between the terminal and parking garage


    Sunport Ceramics Showcase 

    Exhibit Runs from April 1, 2023 to April 30, 2023

    Online applications for entry begin on Jan. 2, 2023. Read this Call for Entries carefully, prepare your image(s), and then click "Register" at left to submit your entry(s). 

    The Sunport Ceramics Showcase will be a juried show of 60 entries. The goal is to acquaint the public with the vast array of quality works in clay from the NMPCA membership. Each member can submit up to two pieces. If you are not a member of NMPCA, it is easy to join on

    Applications will be accepted from Monday, January 2, 2023 through midnight of February 19, 2023. Please review the link to the Artist Agreement; good quality digital images are required at the time of application along with the $15.00 (per piece) non-refundable application fee.

    Images of selected work will also be displayed on our website,


    Registration Opens 

    January 2, 2023

    Entry Deadline

    Midnight February 19, 2023

    Entry finalized and images & fee submitted

    At time of application

    Jury Notification 

    February 27, 2023

    Deliver work to Sunport - within the time frame to be assigned 

    Friday March 31, 2023

    Show Duration

    April 1 to April 30

     Works are picked up 

    Monday May 1, 2023

    Work must fit on an 18 inch square base. The weight should not exceed 35 pounds. Height should not exceed 5 feet.  Works that do not meet showcase specifications may be excluded.  If your entry exceeds these limitations you must consult with the committee first to see if it can be accommodated.

    Wall pieces must be submitted with a secure hanging method and accompanied by sufficient hardware. Hanging weight should not exceed 15 pounds (firm). 


    All sales will be handled by the artist. Artist information will be available on NMPCA website and on an information card near the work in the showcase.  Works not for sale should be indicated as NFS.


    Submit your application by clicking "register" at top left of webpage. Entry fee is $15 per piece. Payment can be made online through our easy and secure online payment system.  

    Registration closes at midnight of February 19th. NOTE:   Have your image ready when you register and it must meet the specifications described below.

    On the registration page, enter the following:

    1.      the title of the piece

    2.      outside dimensions expressed as h x w x d (in inches)

    3.      price as whole dollars, no cents, no dollar sign

    4.      click “choose file” to select the image.


    A digital image of each entry is required. These will be used for website and show setup planning. Image must be uploaded at the time of registration. The committee reserves the right to reject images or entries not prepared appropriately. If an acceptable image is not received, the work will not be juried and entry fee is forfeited.

    Instructions for preparation of image: Your image must be in focus with a clean, plain background. Your image must be a jpg file and 800 px high to maximum 1000px wide, not to exceed 1mb in size. Important: The name of the file should be LastnameFirstname_Title.jpg. No spaces, no punctuation in the file name except the underline used as a separator. If you do not name the file properly, your image may be lost. Be aware that it is extremely difficult to control the name of an uploaded file from a phone or ipad, so please upload the image from your pc or mac computer after you have renamed the file. If you are not familiar with how to prepare images, please read our help page for information on using a free tool to prepare the image, Here


    The Sunport provides insurance for the work once it is installed at the Sunport until it is taken down.  Value of each piece must be in writing on the Artwork Label. Artist exhibiting work agrees to hold the NMPCA and NMPCA volunteers harmless from any costs or claims arising out of any damages or losses in handling, and setting up of work. We will do our utmost to take care of the work.


    We will need some volunteers to help with this exhibit. If accepted into the exhibit, you will receive information about volunteer jobs. We may also call upon you for specific tasks.


    We will contact you with a firm scheduled time to bring your work to the Sunport on Friday March 31, 2023.  The work you bring must be identical to the image submitted.  No substitutions allowed.  

    All work must be picked up on Monday May1 between 10 am-12 noon. 

    Questions and Considerations should be directed to


    • 03 Feb 2023
    • 10 Jul 2023
    • Application online, workshop at Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu New Mexico
    Student Scholarship to attend the NMPCA Ghost Ranch Workshop with James Watkins

    Apply by July 10, 2023.  Click "Register" at left and complete the scholarship application form.  Workshop is August 18 - August 20, 2023.   We will notify recipient by July 20, 2023.

    We are proud to offer a scholarship for one participant at our annual Ghost Ranch Workshop.    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.  Recipient cannot have received a previous NMPCA scholarship.   

    The person chosen to receive this scholarship should plan to be able to attend the entire workshop, from Friday, August 18 at 1:00 pm to Sunday, August 20 at 3:00 pm.  The scholarship will include full registration, meals and room 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.

    If not already a member of the NMPCA, the scholarship recipient will also receive a complementary one-year membership.  

    Apply through this website through July 15, 2023 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 20, 2023. 

    If you have any questions, please contact the workshop committee by email at 
    • 18 Feb 2023
    • 11:30 AM
    • 18 Mar 2023
    • 3:00 PM
    • Albuquerque Highland Senior Center
    • 68


    Join us for our Annual Meeting 

    Saturday  February 18, 2022, 11:30 am to 3:00 pm  - Free

    Sign up by clicking on the "Register" button

    • In person meet and greet
    • Video Presentation
    • Potluck (sign up for savory food)
    • Pottery exchange
    • Election of officers

    Join us for the 2023 NMPCA annual meeting  it will be an in person event in Albuquerque at the Highland Senior Center, 131 Monroe St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. It will be a great opportunity to see other members and review the year and see what is planned for 2023. Sign up for the potluck and what food to bring, send in photos of your work for our video presentation, bring a small piece of ceramics for our pottery exchanges and meet the new board. 

    Hosted by

    Current Board of NMPCA 

     Participation will not be limited, bring a Friend.  

    Link  Send images for Video Presentation

    Support our Senior Centers in Albuquerque, by registering at any senior center.  (not required)

    • 18 Aug 2023
    • 1:00 PM
    • 20 Aug 2023
    • 3:00 PM
    • Ghost Ranch - Abiquiu, New Mexico
    • 25

    James WatkinsNMPCA Ghost Ranch Workshop 2023:
    James Watkins

    Dates:    Friday, August 18, 2023,

    3pm - Sunday, August 20, 2023, 3pm 

    Presenter: JAMES WATKINS

    Registration Open: Feb. 18 - July 18, 2023

      Description:  Three days of discussion, technique demonstrations and hands-on work with James Watkins.  Evening social times communing with colleagues in clay.  All in the magnificent natural and historical setting that is Ghost Ranch.

      Learn more about this workshop and presenter James Watkins

      To register for this workshop, click the register button on this page. 

      Workshop registration cost for NMPCA members: $250                 Workshop registration cost for Non-members: $275  

      (Cost of accommodation and meals is not included in workshop registration.   Accommodation and meals are selected at additional cost at time of registration.) 

      Payment is through our secure online payment system.

      There are several choices for accommodations at the Ranch, which we recommend, as this gives you full immersion in the Ghost Ranch experience and maximizes time for workshops and socializing.

      Below are the accommodation and meal choices, with related costs for the 2023 workshop. NMPCA collects all fees, then pays the fees for accommodations and meals to Ghost Ranch.


      1. Private - Room with private bath and 2 queen beds, single occupancy or shared -  $175/night x 2 = $350.  
      2. Dorm Style Room - 2 single beds and community bath, single occupancy or shared -  $95/night x 2 = $190. Don't let the name fool you, it's private too.  
      3. Tent Camping Site with electrical - $35/night x 2 = $70
      4. RV Site with electrical - $45/night x 2 = $90
      5. You can also choose to stay off-site at one of the many Inns/ AirBNB choices in the area. If you stay off-site, please make your own accommodation arrangements. 


      Ghost Ranch charges for the room, regardless of how many occupants, so if you plan to share the accommodation costs with a roommate you must indicate this on the registration


      Workshop participants are welcome to be accompanied by a spouse or guest  A spouse or guest not participating in the workshop will not pay the workshop fee. They will nevertheless need to be listed on the registration as a roommate, and provided with a meal plan via the registration as well.

        Ghost Ranch Meals    

        Ghost Ranch Dining Hall serves Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, cafeteria style.  

        Whole workshop Meal Package = $84. Must be purchased at registration if you choose a private room,  or dorm style room.

        If camping or staying off-ranch, you may pay cash for meals at dining hall if desired:  Breakfast - $12;  Lunch - $14;  Dinner - $16.                                           

        Ghost Ranch Info:

        For additional information about Ghost Ranch accommodations and meal service, what to expect at the ranch, as well as information about alternatives to staying on the Ranch, please visit our Ghost Ranch information page.

        Because of the COVID Pandemic, arrangements and procedures at Ghost Ranch may depend on the health regulations and travel restrictions in effect in August 2023.  New Mexico Department of Health protocols for COVID19 safety will be observed. These may include travel restrictions for visitors from out of state.  At time of open registration, there are no current travel restrictions in NM.  Read current NM health alerts here.

        Additional Workshop Info:

        We will contact registrants in the event that arrangements must be changed.  Registration deadline is July 18, 2023.  

        The workshop starts at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 18 and ends at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 20. Please plan to arrive at Ghost Ranch by early afternoon, before the workshop to check in at Welcome Center and at Pinion Pottery Studio.

        If your plans change and force you to withdraw from the workshop, let us know as soon as possible. Refund Policy

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