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Celebration of Clay 2017 - Light and Shadow

  • 31 Mar 2017
  • 1:00 PM
  • 05 Jun 2017
  • 2:00 AM
  • Galleria Arriba, Abiquiu Inn, Abiquiu, New Mexico
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  • Entry of first piece by an individual member. Please sign-up for tasks to help with the show at www.nmpotters.org/event-2513895.
  • Second entry. Choose this type only after you have completed the first entry. Please sign-up for tasks to help with the show at www.nmpotters.org/event-2513895
  • If you are a full-time student in high-school or college, use option to register. Use the same option for a 2nd piece. We would still ask you to help with the tasks at http://www.nmpotters.org/event-2513895.

Registration is closed

Celebration of Clay 2017 
Light and Shadow

July 1 - August 25, 2017

Last day to enter:  EXTENDED to June 4, 2017

Registration is now closed. 

Members of New Mexico Potters & Clay Artists are invited to participate in our annual Celebration of Clay exhibit. This show is our opportunity to share exciting ceramic creations.

You must be logged in to this site as a member to register for this event.  Log in with your email and password at the upper right.  If you are not a member, click here to join first.

Our theme this year is “Light and Shadow.” There are many ways you can interpret this theme. It could be light vs shadow or finding some light in shadow. In some ways we are always considering our work with the ideas of light and shadow when we work with a 3-dimensional medium like clay. It is through light and shadow that our brains interpret an object as 3-dimensional. 

The show will be displayed at Galleria Arriba, Abiquiu Inn, Abiquiu, New Mexico from July 1st to August 25, 2017.  Two openings will be held, one on July 1st, 4-6pm, and the 2nd one on August 4, 4-6 pm.  

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

Show Timeline

Entry Due June 1
 Advance Publicity Photos  May 1-June 1
 Website Deadline  June 19
 Deliver work to collection points*  June 19-22
 Deliver pedestals to Galleria Arriba  June 26
 Deliver work to Galleria Arriba  June 27
 Show Setup  June 26-30
Show Duration July 1-August 25   
 Opening Reception July 1 4-6pm
 2nd Reception August 4 4-6pm
 People's Choice Voting July 1-August 23
 People's Choice Award Announced August 25
 Take down exhibit, repacking work August 26-28

Pick up entries from collection points 
in Santa Fe /ABQ

August 29


All members of New Mexico Potters & Clay Artists are eligible. To become a member of NMPCA, join here.   Students encouraged to join and enter at a reduced rate!  

Before you register, log into this website at the upper right using the email and password you set up when you joined.  This will open up the registration options to you as a member.  


Submit your entry online at www.nmpca.com on the event registration page. Entry Fee is $15 for the first piece and $10.00 for the second piece. Students can enter up to 2 pieces for $10 per entry.  Payment may be made online or by check payable to NMPCA c/o Treasurer at PO Box 26811, Albuquerque, NM 87125-6811.


Galleria Arriba accepts items for sale at a 65/35 split. The artist receives 65%, the gallery 35%. Sales tax is added to the purchase, collected and reported by the gallery.


The website celebrationofclay.com will have a gallery of the pieces in the show.  Provide a digital image (600 pixels high) and a one-paragraph artist statement for your gallery page.  Your description of how your image fits into the theme will be included, and a link to your own website or studio tour page.  Send to coc@nmpotters.org


Please understand the Abiquiu Inn insurance does not cover exhibited art.  Artists desiring insurance are advised to arrange for coverage themselves.  Artist exhibiting work agree to hold the 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.


Publicity photos, of higher resolution (more than 1000 pixels high) are needed and will be used to promote the exhibition, so we need these early. We will use these higher quality images on a first come first serve basis and will be accepted between May 1st and June 1st.  coc@nmpotters.org. Please indicate that your submission is for the advanced publicity.


The walls in Galleria Arriba have no hanging system for heavy wall pieces. All work must be gallery ready with hanging system installed on the work. If you are planning on a wall piece that you are concerned about please contact Jacquita Beddo (505-670-1462) or Judy Nelson-Moore (505-466-3070) well in advance so we can determine feasibility. Freestanding work should fit safely on an 18”x18” base. It may be possible to install larger work providing space is available but the artist will be required to install and remove the work their self—again advance notice is required. We will not accept work we deem as unsafe or damaged.


Please volunteer in order to make this exhibit possible. We need your help.  See the final page for special instructions about volunteer jobs.  If you absolutely can not help we understand and would still like you to participate and ask that you also pay an extra $25 for each piece in the exhibition.


We will have three collection points to deliver and pick up your work, see time-line.

Albuquerque: Business Printing Service

Leonard Baca

4316 Silver Ave. SE Albuquerque




UNM Arts Building, Studio 150

Kathy Cyman, (505) 280-7152 (text)


Santa Fe: Luisa Baldinger

880 B Chicoma Vista, Santa Fe



Taos:  Seri Kotowski, (575) 758-7029, 

          serit@cybermesa.com   Call or email for address.

You can also deliver or ship your work directly to the Abiquiu Inn. There is a some space at the Inn to hold pieces being shipped . If you do ship, the pieces must arrive on or before June 27th. Work you are delivering yourself will be accepted on June 27 between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm in the gallery. 

All work whether taken to collection points, delivered yourself to Galleria Arriba or shipped must be boxed and labelled according to instructions in the Call for Entries and included in your confirmation email.  

Here is the printed Call For Entries.  

We call ourselves the NMPCA!