Celebration of Clay Tasks 2019

  • 27 Apr 2019
  • 31 May 2019
  • various


  • Call volunteers to explain duties, arrange timing, and follow-up to confirm performance of tasks. Make sure everything is done, do jobs not anticipated. Telephone meetings with other committee members.
    Perform Date: 1/1-6/2
    Perform location and conditions: Home, long-distance telephone, email, internet sharing
  • Prepare digital images sent by participants, post images and text on WordPress website. Training and directions from website manager.
    Perform Date: 4/20-4/24
    Perform location and conditions: Home, good internet connection and large monitor. Ability to type, use internet software.
  • Determine publicity outlets, newspapers, radio stations in Abiquiu, Santa Fe, Albuquerque and other places where member participants reside. Get contact information. Coordinate with people who are contacting these sources. Start with NMPCA list and expand.
    Perform Date: 3/1-5/1
    Perform location and conditions: Home, telephone, internet
  • Compose a press release including a unique story about the show and format for sending to publicity sources, including images of work. Arrange for distribution
    Perform Date: 3/15-4/25
    Perform location and conditions: Home, computer on internet, writing skills, document composition
  • Send press release and images to publicity sources. Call sources subsequently and arrange for interviews, articles, postings.
    Perform Date: 3/1-5/1
    Home, email, telephone, may involve Perform location and conditions: personal visit to publicity sources
  • Enter publicity announcements of show in free postings online
    Perform Date: 3/1-4/15
    Perform location and conditions: home, internet, telephone
  • Pick up artwork at Albuquerque collection points, transport to Gallery, carry into gallery. May also transport pedestals.
    Perform Date: April 24 or 25
    Perform location and conditions: Albuquerque collection points (2) and Santa Fe Clay Gallery. Need truck or van.
  • Apply paint to pedestals to insure clean, consistent look, if needed.
    Perform Date: 4/25
    Perform location and conditions: Santa Fe Clay Gallery
  • Receive boxes of work. Check against printed inventory and note differences. Make sure work is in acceptable condition.
    Perform Date: April 24 or April 25
    Perform location and conditions: Santa Fe Clay Gallery
  • Contact people bringing food, determine what items will be served, insure people serve and cleanup. Reception is 4/26, 5-7 pm
    Perform Date: 4/15-4/26
    Perform location and conditions: Home and Santa Fe Clay Gallery
  • Purchase or make and deliver or send food for reception. Work with reception coordinator to determine what item(s) to bring.
    Perform Date: 4/26
    Perform location and conditions: Home and Santa Fe Clay Gallery
  • Arrange food, replace food as eaten, clean-up area after reception
    Perform Date: 4/26
    Perform location and conditions: Santa Fe Clay Gallery
  • Write an article before or after the opening to review the show for the Slip Trail. Incorporate pictures. Contact webmaster to publish on thesliptrail.com
    Perform Date: 4/20-4/27
    Perform location and conditions: Home, good internet connection, writing skills. See show on internet or in person in gallery at Santa Fe Clay Gallery
  • Take manual votes (opening and at gallery) and on-line votes, count by entry and determine People’s Choice winner. Work with another person. Contact webmaster and enews to publish.
    Perform Date: 5/30-6/1
    Perform location and conditions: Home. Organizational skills. Minor math skills. Ability to use spreadsheet.
  • Repack artwork, check paperwork, determine sales, dismantle exhibit, clean gallery, load work and pedestals into return transport.
    Perform Date: 6/1 or 6/2
    Perform location and conditions: Santa Fe Clay Gallery. Ability to carry and pack work, carry boxes and move pedestals.
  • Provide truck or van and drive from Santa Fe Clay Gallery to Albuquerque collection points.
    Perform Date: 6/2
    Perform location and conditions: Santa Fe Clay Gallery and Albuquerque distribution point. Need truck or van.
  • This job is for someone who is flexible to fulfill several different positions and willing to be called on where we find a need...something we didn't anticipate in advance or where no one else can help.
    Thank you!
  • I am unable to perform any tasks for this show, but in order to support the effort, I will contribute to the expenses of the show.


Who does the work of presenting the Celebration of Clay?  You do!  

Sign-up for Tasks to be completed between now and the end of the show, January 1st through June 5, 2019.  

Log in to with your member sign-in to access these tasks.

It takes the combined effort of a lot of people to present the annual Celebration of Clay.  We have identified 20 jobs needing some 50 people doing those jobs.  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 additional 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" in this registration.    

See All Task Details

It is important that you review all the jobs and the details of what is involved, the perform date, and the location and conditions.  Scroll down on the list at left to see all the details.   

To sign up for the first task, select register at the bottom of the list, then select the task, and follow the prompts.  To sign up for another task, register a second time for this same event, but select a different task.  

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 #21 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:


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