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    • Tue, June 20, 2017
    • 12:00 AM
    • Sat, September 30, 2017
    • 12:00 AM
    • Sapporo, Japan
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    Register here if you intend to apply for this show.

    Rooted in Clay- Ceramics from the Pacific Northwest

    The Hokkaido Pottery Society in Sapporo, Japan has invited the OPA to exhibit 30 pieces alongside works by the HPS in their coming 2018 exhibition.  We are truly honored by this invitation. The exhibit will be held in the Sapporo Museum of Contemporary Art within the Sapporo Art Park

    This will be an exhibit that showcases masterful works reflecting the breadth and scope of our membership and ceramics in the Pacific Northwest.


    • Show Dates: Mid-June to Mid-July 2018 (Dates TBA)
    • Deadline to Apply with images of actual pieces to go to Japan: January 10, 2018
    • $30 application fee.
    • 30 Pieces will be selected by a jury.
    • Artists are not required to travel to Japan if their work is not accepted.  Participate in group tours and events.
    • Participating artists will be included with the exhibit catalog, this will have a head-shot of each artist, a photo of their piece, and brief artist's bio.
    • Pedestal size: 18"x18"
    NOTE Size restrictions for pedestal pieces unless with prior approval or payment of added shipping fee:  pieces must fit into an 18" square box, disassembled.
    **Wall mounted pieces accepted.  Consult with jury committee about sizes.

    Register here if you intend to apply. You will be on the mailing list, and receive up to date information.  

    • Sat, September 16, 2017
    • Sun, September 17, 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Potter's Vineyard, 14725 NE Quarry Rd, Newberg OR 97132

    2017 OPA Picnic Information:

    With special events:  Wine Tasting and Pit Firing (see info below)

    Save the Date:  Sunday, September 17th, noon 'till 5:00

    Where:  At the Potter's Vineyard, 14725 NE Quarry Rd, Newberg OR 97132,  503-504-3796  (owned by OPA members Bill and Sandy Sanchez)

    What:  There will be lots to do!

    • We'll have wine tasting from 12:30-1:30!
    • We'll feast on BBQ chicken and a delicious pot-luck!
    • Discover the surprises as we unload the pit-firing!
    • Bring musical instruments and raise our voices in song!

    OPA will supply the BBQ chicken, cold sodas and water, the wine tasting event, and some bottles of Potter's Vineyard wine for us to share

    You bring:

    1. Food for the potluck (surprise us with a main dish, side dish, appetizer, or dessert)
    2. BYO-beer (we will not have a keg this year) and feel free to purchase more bottles of Potter's Vineyard wine (but PLEASE do not bring other label wines to this event)
    3. Folding chairs or picnic blanket
    4. Musical Instruments

    Families and guests welcome.  Car-pool when possible.

    Please register for this event to have your RSVP sent to Deb Shapiro.



    Take part in a free pit firing!  

    When:  Sat. & Sun. September 16 & 17

    Beginning at 1:00pm on Sat. the 16th, we will prepare the pit, prepare the pots, load the pit, and fire it off.  We should be done by 9:00pm

    The following day, at the picnic, we'll unload the pit and share the "oohs and aahs" with all the picnickers

    OPA will supply:  the pit, burnables, oxides and wrapping to give your pots color, and a skilled pit-firer to lead us through the experience

    You Bring:

    1. Up to 5 BISQUED pots (may be burnished, sanded, or terra-sig) minimum 3" diameter / max 8" diameter
    2. A sack dinner and drinks (non-alcoholic during the firing, please)
    3. Folding Chair

    Lots more info available after you sign-up.  We'll try to get as many pots into the pit as possible.

    Space is limited so please RSVP asap (register by August 21 at the latest)

    Please register to RSVP for these events and you can mark if you will be attending the picnic (Sunday), pit firing (Saturday) or both.

Past events

Fri, July 14, 2017 OPA Group Buy Summer 2017
Fri, July 14, 2017 OPA General Meeting + Round Table Technical Discussions
Fri, June 30, 2017 Empty Bowls
Fri, June 16, 2017 Throwathon for Empty Bowls
Thu, June 08, 2017 Program Coordinators and Board Meeting
Fri, May 12, 2017 OPA General Meeting + Presentation: Dennis Meiners - Ceramics in the Time of Climate Change
Mon, May 08, 2017 Hokkaido Meeting
Fri, May 05, 2017 The Art and Culture of Japan Exhibition
Fri, April 21, 2017 Ceramic Showcase 2017
Wed, April 05, 2017 Info Meeting - Opportunity: show and/or travel in Sapporo, Japan 2018
Tue, April 04, 2017 April Board & Program Coordinators Meeting
Sat, March 25, 2017 2017 OPA Scholarship
Wed, March 22, 2017 NCECA
Mon, March 20, 2017 Deb Schwartzkopf and Randy Johnston Pre-NCECA Workshop
Thu, March 16, 2017 One day demo workshop by Chris Gustin
Fri, March 10, 2017 OPA General Meeting: Choose Showcase Booth/Election II and Potluck
Thu, March 09, 2017 Showcase and NCECA Host Sign Up
Sun, February 12, 2017 The Birds and the Bees - Showcase Installation Workshop, Showcase Meeting
Thu, February 09, 2017 February Board and Program Coordinators Meeting
Mon, January 30, 2017 Call for Entries: Art and Culture of Japan
Thu, January 26, 2017 Exhibition: From the Earth
Fri, January 20, 2017 MEETING UPDATE: OPA General Meeting has been postponed to January 20,2017 + Potluck + Elections + Panel Presentation: The Enduring Vitality of Ceramics in Japan
Thu, December 29, 2016 December Board & Program Coordinators Meeting
Mon, December 05, 2016 Call for Entries: Keep Portland Wared: Pottery in the Pacific Northwest
Sat, November 19, 2016 2016 OPA Holiday Season Studio Sale Guide
Fri, November 18, 2016 November OPA General Meeting / The Beauty of Porcelain: Carving, Altering, Chattering
Tue, November 15, 2016 Call for Entries: From the Earth
Tue, November 15, 2016 Ceramic Showcase 2017 Application
Fri, November 04, 2016 OPA Photo Shoot
Thu, October 20, 2016 Special Workshop "Wild Apricot" The New OPA Website
Mon, October 03, 2016 October Board and Program Coordinators Meeting
Sun, September 18, 2016 OPA Picnic Celebration

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