Conversations in Clay, Celebration of Clay 2015

  • 14 Aug 2015
  • 19 Sep 2015
  • Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos, NM
  • 19


  • Entry of one piece by an individual member
  • One entry that is two pieces by two artist collaborators
  • One entry that is a collaboration between two artists.

Register by July 14, 2015.
When you register, select one of the registration types above.
Questions? contact one of show committee members:
Gloria Gilmore-House (505)661-0470
Leonard Baca (505)480-8292
Judy Nelson-Moore (505)466-3070
Registration is closed

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.  

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


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


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


Submit your entry on-line at 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


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.   


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


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


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. 


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.


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.


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 ( Free-standing pieces can be no deeper or wider than 18”. 


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


  • Santa Fe:        Luisa Baldinger
    880 B Chicoma Vista

    Santa Fe, NM 87507



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