Keep Portland Wared Prospectus

keep-portland-waredRegistration Deadline: November 15, 2016

Exhibition Title:  Keep Portland Wared: Pottery in the Pacific Northwest
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Description: Oregon Potters Association is a community of talented individuals who display a vast aesthetic in clay, glaze, forming and firing methods- traditional original and experimental.

Portland has long been a magnet for creative clay work.  OPA’s mission is the inclusion of all who possess a passion for the ceramic process, a love of the handmade object, and a wish to share their work through exhibitions    With over 350 members — amateurs and professionals alike — we’ve coalesced from different regions and varied educational backgrounds to build a national identity around mutual encouragement of the imagination and appreciation of the resulting art and craft.

This exhibit of clayworks from OPA members residing in Oregon and Southwest Washington displays a rich variety of traditional as well as contemporary functional and sculptural ceramics.

Eligibility: Open to OPA members. Everyone who submits three images will have one piece accepted into this show. Only one piece per member will be displayed.

Fee and Requirements: $20 application fee.
– Each person is required to work a workshift (set up, tear down or staffing the show. Exceptions may be made for people who live over 100 miles from Portland, please ask if you need an exception).
– 20% Commission on work sold

Entry Process:  Register Now  online!

  •  Submit 3 images of the actual pieces intended for the show, and one of those pieces will be selected. Professional quality images are strongly encouraged.
  • Decisions will be based partly on which piece is the best, and partly on which piece will best present a well-balanced show to the public.

Gallery Exhibition: March 21-25, 2017 (During NCECA 2017)

Opening Reception: March 24, 4:00-6:00pm

Delivery of artwork: Artists must deliver their work to Skutt facility no later than 5pm on March 19, 2017

Location: Skutt Ceramics, 6441 SE Johnson Creek Blvd, Portland

Gallery set-up:  March 19-20, 2017

Artwork return: Artists must pick up their work either March 25 (5-6pm) or March 26 (9am-5pm)

General Information: Each person in the show is required to work one work shift (set up, tear down or staffing the show.  Exceptions may be made for those who live over 100 miles away)

– Sold items will remain on display until the final day, March 25th.

– All accepted works must be for sale during the show. The Gallery is responsible for all sales, and will retain a 20% commission from the sale of artwork.