Call for Entries: Keep Portland Wared: Pottery in the Pacific Northwest

  • Mon, December 05, 2016
  • Skutt Ceramics, 6441 SE Johnson Creek Blvd, Portland


  • Registration Fee

Registration is closed

Deadline to Apply: November 15, 2016
Must be a current OPA member to apply!

All OPA members are encouraged to apply, everyone will have a piece accepted into the show.  The show will take place during NCECA 2017.

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.

  • Members are responsible for arranging drop-off and pick up of artwork.  
  • 20% Commission on work sold

Entry Process:  Register Now, right here.

  • Submit up to 3 images of your work.  They do not have to be images of the actual pieces for the show.

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: 

  • The exhibit will be open from 10-5:30 through the week.  You are not required to do a work-shift, (but would love it if you could volunteer!)

– 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.

All members participating in this show will also be able to sell up to 10 (possibly more!) pieces in our small wares hall.  


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