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    • 28 Dec 2020
    • (MST)
    • 31 Aug 2021
    • 11:30 PM (MDT)
    Register

    Applications for Armstrong Grant for Education in the Ceramic Arts

    Deadline to apply:  August 31 for funds to be released Fall 2021

    There is no cost to apply.

    See stories of previous grant awards on our website

    This registration is to signal intent to apply for the annual grant program for education in the ceramics arts.  Register here online and then send supporting documentation via email or mail.  

    The Armstrong Grant was established in memory of our late distinguished member, Bill Armstrong. Bill was instrumental in teaching many people about pottery and was always interesting in experimenting, learning more, and helping others.

    In this spirit, New Mexico Potters gives an annual grant to assist with a ceramics education program or a ceramic art project.

    The annual award is up to $1000, to be determined by the Board, based upon individual needs. Proposals for lesser amounts would also be welcome for consideration.

    Use of funds: Funds may be used for purchasing supplies or equipment, contracting with a visiting artist, marketing/publicizing a special program or project or other activities directly related to ceramic art education.

    Eligibility: 501(c)3 organizations and educational institutions located in New Mexico are eligible to apply.

    Procedure:

    1.  Fill in this grant registration with name, address, phone, email and brief description of the project. 

    2.  Provide additional support documentation via email or paper mail.  Support documentation should include:  

    • Applicant’s name, address, phone, email
    • A description of the project or program, including dates, location, budget, etc.
    • A description of who will benefit from this project/program and what are the anticipated outcomes.
    • A description of the organization applying for the grant
    • Specify exactly how the funds will be used and, if the cost is more than requested, identify the other funding sources
    • Provide a simple income/expense statement for the project/program
    • Copy of IRS designation letter (if applicant is 501(c)3 organization)

    After the grant is awarded, the recipient organization is expected to

    • Provide documentation to show funds were used as described in the proposal
    • Provide pictures for website and publicity purposes
    • Give funding credit to NMPCA in newsletter, press release, website or other forms of communication.

    Deadline: Since 2020 is an unusual year, and the plans of many organizations are uncertain in the wake of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, applications for the 2021 Armstrong Grant will be accepted through summer of 2021 for an award in the fall of 2021.

    Proposals should be mailed to:

    NMPCA Armstrong Grant
    c/o Michael Thornton
    PO Box 26811
    Albuquerque, NM 87125

    Questions or send proposal by email to Michael Thornton, grant12@nmpotters.org


    • 18 Feb 2021
    • (MST)
    • 31 Jul 2021
    • (MDT)
    • various
    Register

    Who does the work of presenting the Celebration of Clay? 
    Celebration of Clay Committee and...YOU!
     

    Sign-up for volunteer tasks here.

    Specific details of the tasks may change because of health regulations due to the pandemic. 



    It takes the combined effort of a lot of people to present the annual Celebration of Clay.   We make it easy for you to decide how you can help and sign up.  You select one or more tasks that you want to perform by "registering" for a job here on this event.  Just choose a "new registration" to sign up for an more than one task.

    We can't put on the annual Celebration of Clay exhibition without a lot of effort on the part of our members.  There are tasks that are widely varied in the times they are to be performed, the skills required, and the location.  Several can be done at home. Several are contiguous on the same day and place, making it easy to sign up for two tasks or flexible if your time is limited.  

    If you absolutely cannot perform any of the tasks, but still want to participate in the show, would you be willing to contribute to the expenses of the show?  You can do that here...select the final "task", number 19, in this registration.    

    Click on "Register" to Review all Tasks and To Sign Up To Help. Register button is on left side of this page.

    It is important that you review all the jobs and the details of what is involved, the perform date, and the location and conditions.  Click "register" button at left of page, enter your email address, click "next", and scroll down on the list to see all the details.  

    To sign up for a task, select the task, and follow the prompts.  

    Signing up for each task is limited to the number of people needed for that task.  If there is a task you really want to do, but it is already fully taken, you can sign up for the waitlist on that task.  If someone can't do their job, we will ask you to step in.  Or, sign up for task #00 and we'll find a job that we didn't anticipate for you to help with.

    Thank you so much for helping put on this show!  

    If you have any questions, contact the COC Show Committee: coc@nmpotters.org


    • 11 Jun 2021
    • 8:30 AM (MDT)
    • 29 Jul 2021
    • 8:30 PM (MDT)
    • The Gallery at Abiquiu Inn
    • 0
    Registration is closed

       

    Show is Open 

      

    Celebration of Clay 2021 
    COMING TOGETHER


    Special dedication to Frank Willett

    hosted by

    New Mexico Potters & Clay Artists

    and

    The Gallery at Abiquiu Inn
    Abiquiu, New Mexico


    Opening Reception, Friday, June 11, 4-6 pm
    Exhibit Open from June 11 to July 29, 2021

    Registration starts April 1st, 2021.  Read this Call for Entries carefully, prepare your ceramic work(s), and then
    click "Register" at left to submit your entries.

    Arrangements for the opening reception and gallery hours are subject to health regulations and cautions in effect during the COVID pandemic.  Details will be shown on our website at www.nmpotters.org.

    As a member of New Mexico Potters & Clay Artists, you are invited to participate in our annual Celebration of Clay exhibit. This show is an opportunity to share exciting and diverse ceramic creations. 

    We are COMING TOGETHER again after a long year of uncertainties, not seeing each other and not sharing our clay enthusiasms. Let’s make this, our annual non juried show a big clay gathering in which our clay pieces will represent the soul of each of us; members of our own clay community, the NMPCA.

    And as a clay community we are dedicating this show to the memory of our own founding member Frank Willett, who certainly touched many of us in his unique and uplifting way.

    Entries into the annual Celebration of Clay are accepted in order submitted by members, up to the maximum number of entries that can be accepted into the show.  This year, we will be accepting 70 entries.  Each member can submit up to two pieces.  Not a member of NMPCA?  It is easy to join on www.nmpca.com

    Registration will be open from April 1 through May 1, 2021.  Good quality digital image is required at the time of registration. 

    AWARDS

    Awards will be selected by an award jury.  Awards will be announced at the reception on June 11.  

    - Best of Show:  $150
    - UNM Arita Porcelain Award for Beauty, Quality and Functionality: $100
    - Three $50 Merit Awards.
    - Frank Willett Memorial Award, $150

    Entries are also displayed on our website, www.nmpotters.org where we will again feature our interactive People’s Choice Vote.

    Show Timeline

    Registration opens April 1st
    Entry Deadline May 1st
     Entry finalized and image submitted at time of registration
     Deliver work to collection points or gallery June 1st
     Show setup June 1-3
    Show Duration June 11 - July 29, 2021
     Opening Reception and Awards Presentation     June 11, 5-7 pm
     People's Choice Voting June 6-July 29, 2021
     Take down exhibit, repacking work July 30-31, 2021

     Pick up entries from collection points 

    July 31 at gallery or
    August 1-5 for collection points

    SIZE OF WORK and LIMITATIONS

    Works in this show must not have been shown in any previous NMPCA exhibition.  All work must have an accurate digital image representation. No works may be substituted. 

    Size of work must fit within an 18 inch square base.  The weight should not exceed 35 pounds.  

    Wall pieces are invited and must be submitted with secure hanging method and accompanied by hardware.  Weight not to exceed 25 pounds.  

    It may be possible to install larger work providing space is available but artist will be required to install and remove the work themselves.  Advance approval by the committee is required. We will not accept work we deem unsafe or damaged.

    SALES

    The fee structure for the show is 60% for NMPCA artist and 40% for Abiquiu Inn. Sales tax is added to the purchase, collected and reported by the gallery.

    ENTRIES

    Submit your entry by clicking "register" at left. Entry fee is $15 per piece or $10 if you are a full-time student. Payment can be made online through our easy and secure online payment system.  

    Enter the first entry by selecting Registration type "First Entry"    Register again selection "Second Entry" for a 2nd piece.  Be sure to follow-through the payment online.  Do this starting April 1st.  Registration closes May 1st or whenever we receive enough registrations to fill the show.  NOTE:  You must 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. a description:  clay, treatment, firing
    3. outside dimensions expressed as h x w x d (in inches)
    4. price as whole dollars, no cents, no dollar sign
    5. click “choose file” to select the image.  

    IMAGE SPECIFICATIONS

    A digital image of each entry is required.  These will be used for publicity, show setup planning, and People's Choice voting.   Images received early in the registration will be considered for use in publicity.  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 shown and entry fee is forfeited.

    Instructions for preparation of image:  Your image must be a jpg file, 800 px high to maximum 1000px wide, not to exceed 1mb in size.  Important: The name of the file should be yourname_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 familiary with how to prepare images, please read our help page for information on using a free tool to prepare the image.  

    USE OF IMAGE FOR SOCIAL MEDIA AND PUBLICITY

    Because of the prevalence of social media in today's event publicity, we are planning to publish image(s) that you have uploaded as well as your name on Instagram and/or Facebook over the weeks before the show opening.  This is important publicity for the benefit of the show as a whole and for advancing your own work.  You are also requested to post announcements of the show on your own Facebook and Instagram accounts.  

    VIDEO

    Last year, several artists prepared a short video talking about their work and this provided additional audience engagement and publicity for the show, as well as furthered the artists exposure online.  If you would like to create a video, indicate on the registration form.  

    INSURANCE and LIABILITY

    The Abiquiu Inn provides insurance for the work once it is installed at the Inn up until it is taken down for sale or return to artist.  The insurance valuation of the work is 60% of the sales price to a maximum of $3000 ($5000 sales price) per piece. The Artist must provide any additional insurance. Sales prices must be in writing on the Artwork Label and signed by the artist.  Artist exhibiting work agree to hold the NMPCA and NMPCA volunteers harmless from any costs or claims arising out of any damages or losses in handling, transporting, packing, and/or unpacking of work. We will do our best to take care of the work.  

    VOLUNTEERS

    Please volunteer in order to make this exhibit possible. We need your help.  See the confirmation email for special instructions about volunteer jobs. See the details on the task event registration and "register" for the task of your choice.   If you absolutely cannot help we understand and would still like you to participate, but ask that you contribute an extra $25 to help with the exhibition costs.

    DROP OFF & PICKUP OF WORK

    We will have two collection points to deliver and pick up your work, see time-line.  All work must be boxed and labelled as described in the confirmation email and described in this help article. Please call drop off contact in advance.  

    Albuquerque: Leonard Baca

    Business Printing Service
    4316 Silver Ave. SE Albuquerque
    505-480-8292
    leonard@bpsabq.com     

    Santa Fe: Luisa Baldinger
              880 B Chicoma Vista
              Santa Fe, NM 87505
              505-471-9070  

    You must deliver work to one of these locations or ship or deliver work directly to the Abiquiu Inn to arrive no later than June 1st. Shipped work must include prepaid return shipping label. Label shipped work for Celebration of Clay Exhibition.   

    All work, whether delivered in person or to the drop-off points, must be boxed and labelled according to instructions. 

    In order to clarify the basic provisions of the show, we have prepared this agreement page.  Please read before you submit your entry.

    Questions?  Contact the Celebration of Clay 2021 committee at email coc@nmpotters.org

    • 23 Jun 2021
    • (MDT)
    • 30 Nov 2021
    • (MST)
    • various
    Register

    Who does the work of presenting the Sunport Ceramics Showcase?  
    The Sunport Ceramics Showcase  Committee and...YOU!
     

    Sign-up for volunteer tasks here.

    Make your entry to the show itself in the event Sunport Ceramic Showcase.  

    Specific details of the tasks may change because of health regulations due to the pandemic. 

    It takes the combined effort of a lot of people to present  this exhibition of the Sunport Ceramic Showcase.   We make it easy for you to decide how you can help and sign up.  You select one or more tasks that you want to perform by "registering" for a job here on this event.  Just choose a "new registration" to sign up for an more than one task.

    We can't put on the Sunport Showcase without a lot of effort on the part of our members.  There are tasks that are widely varied in the times they are to be performed, the skills required, and the location.  Several can be done at home. Several are contiguous on the same day and place, making it easy to sign up for two tasks or flexible if your time is limited.  

    Click on "Register" to Review all Tasks and To Sign Up To Help. Register button is on left side of this page.

    It is important that you review all the jobs and the details of what is involved, the perform date, and the location and conditions.  Click "register" button at left of page, enter your email address, click "next", and scroll down on the list to see all the details.  

    To sign up for a task, select the task, and follow the prompts.  

    Signing up for each task is limited to the number of people needed for that task.  If there is a task you really want to do, but it is already fully taken, you can sign up for the waitlist on that task.  If someone can't do their job, we will ask you to step in.  Or, sign up for task #00 and we'll find a job that we didn't anticipate for you to help with.

    Thank you so much for helping put on this show!  

    If you have any questions, contact the SCS Committee: scs@nmpotters.org


    • 19 Aug 2021
    • 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • 21 Aug 2021
    • 3:00 PM (MDT)
    • Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    NMPCA Ghost Ranch Workshop 2021

    Dates:    Thursday, August 19, 1pm -  Saturday, August 21, 2021, 3pm 

    Presenter:  Sharon Brush

    Register March 3 - July 15, 2021

    Registration is full...but we are accepting applications for one scholarship attendee.  Read about the event in this announcement and then go HERE to sign up for the scholarship.

    Description:  Two full days of discussion, technique demonstrations and hands-on work.  Meal times and the evening communing with colleagues in clay and the magnificent nature that is Ghost Ranch.  

    Because of the COVID Pandemic, arrangements and procedures at the workshop will depend on the health regulations and travel restrictions in effect in August 2021.  New Mexico Department of Health protocols for COVID19 safety will be observed. These may include travel restrictions for visitors from out of state.  Read current travel directives here.  

    We will contact you if you register and arrangements must be changed.  Check our website at www.nmpotters.org for more information.

    Read more about this workshop and see Sharon's work.

    Click on "Register" at left to sign up for this workshop.                                           

    Registration cost: NMPCA member = $300. All others = $325  

    Accommodations:

    There are several choices for accommodations on the Ranch, which we recommend, as this gives you full-immersion in the Ghost Ranch experience and maximum time for socializing. Below are the accommodation & meal choices with related costs for the 2021 workshop. NMPCA collects all fees (registration, selected accommodations, meal, conservation) and pays them to Ghost Ranch.  (If more than the available rooms are registered, we will contact you for another accommodation choice. 

    Ghost Ranch charges us for the room, regardless of how many people stay there, so you must match up your preference with a roommate(s), sharing the costs aside from the workshop registration.  

    1. Room with private bath and queen beds, single occupancy or share with two people -  $165/night = $330
    2. Room with shared bath, two beds.  Room can be shared by two people, adjoining bath shared with one other room  - $155/night = $310
    3. Tent/RV Site camping with electrical - $35/site/night = $70
    You can also choose to stay off-ranch at one of the many AirBNB accommodation choices in the area. If you stay off-site, please make your own accommodation arrangements.   

      Ghost Ranch Meals    

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

      Meal Package - $72. Must be purchased if you choose a room or the dorm.

      If camping or staying off-ranch, pay cash for meals at dining hall:                   Breakfast, $10; Lunch, $12; Dinner, $14.                                                                  

      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.

      • 01 Oct 2021
      • 8:30 AM (MDT)
      • 30 Nov 2021
      • 8:30 PM (MST)
      • Albuquerque International Airport - installation in the display cases between the terminal and parking garage
      Register

         

      Call for Entries

        

      Sunport Ceramics Showcase 






      Sponsored by

      New Mexico Potters & Clay Artists

      Hosted by

      Albuquerque International Sunport

      Albuquerque, New Mexico


      Exhibit Open from October 1 to November 30, 2021

      Online applications for entry begin on June 23, 2021. Read this Call for Entries carefully, prepare your ceramic work(s), and then click "Register" at left to submit your entries.


      As a member of New Mexico Potters & Clay Artists, you are invited to participate in our Sunport Ceramics Showcase. This show gives members of NMPCA a unique opportunity, to share your ceramic creations to the public visiting the state of New Mexico as well as locals.

      The Sunport Ceramics Showcase is a juried show accepting 58- 60 entries. The criteria for selection is to show the public the vast array of quality works in clay from the NMPCA membership. The jury consists of 4 clay artist: Charlotte Ownby, Sara D’Alessandro, Luisa Baldinger, and Mary Sharp-Davis. Each member can submit up to two pieces. if you are not a member of NMPCA, it is easy to join on www.nmpotters.org.

      Application will be accepted from Wednesday June 23, 2021 through midnight of August 4, 2021. Please review the link to the Artist Agreement. Good quality digital images are required at the time of application along with the $10.00 (per piece)  non-refundable application fee.

      Images of your work will also be displayed on our website, www.nmpotters.org


      SHOW TIMELINE

      Registration Opens 

      June 23, 2021
      Entry Deadline Midnight August 4, 2021
      Entry finalized and images  & fee submitted. At time of application
      Jury Notification  August 16, 2021
      Deliver work to Sunport - within the time frame assigned.  October 1, 2021

      Show Duration October 1st to November 30th
       Works are picked up.  November 30th at 10:00am to noon











      SIZE OF WORK and LIMITATIONS

      Work must fit within an 18 inch square base. The weight should not exceed 35 pounds.

      Wall pieces are invited and must be submitted with a very secure hanging method and accompanied by hardware. Weight not to exceed 25 pounds.

      SALES

      All sales will be handled by the artist and the collector. Your information will be available on NMPCA website and on information card at the showcase. If your piece is not for sale, please indicate that as NFS.

      ENTRIES

      Submit your application by clicking "register" at top left. Entry fee is $10 per piece. Payment can be made online through our easy and secure online payment system.  

      Enter the first entry by selecting Registration type "First Entry" Register again selection "Second Entry" for a 2nd piece. Be sure to follow-through the payment online. Payment Tip: If you plan to enter two pieces in the show you can hold off on paying for the first entry, register your second piece and pay both at the same time. Do this starting June 23. Registration closes August 4th. NOTE: You must 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 or NFS
      4.  click “choose file” to select the image.

      IMAGE SPECIFICATIONS

      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.

      INSURANCE and LIABILITY

      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.

      VOLUNTEERS

      Please volunteer in order to make this exhibit possible. We need your help. See the confirmation email for special instructions about volunteer jobs. See the details on the task event registration and "register" for the task of your choice.

      DROP OFF & PICKUP OF WORK

      We will have a schedule to bring your work to the Sunport on October 1, 2021. You will need to take your packaging with you. Please label your piece with name and description.

      All work must be picked up on November 30 between 10 am-12 noon

      Questions? Contact the Sunport Ceramics Showcase committee at email scs@nmpotters.org


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