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Sunport Ceramics Showcase

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


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Call for Entries


Sunport Ceramics Showcase 

Entry Deadline extended to midnight Tuesday, August 11

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

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,


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

We call ourselves the NMPCA!