Celebration of Clay 2017
Light and Shadow
July 1 - August 25, 2017
Last day to enter: June 1st, 2017
Members of New Mexico Potters & Clay Artists are invited to participate in our annual Celebration of Clay exhibit. This show is our opportunity to share exciting ceramic creations.
You must be logged in to this site as a member to register for this event. Log in with your email and password at the upper right. If you are not a member, click here to join first.
Our theme this year is “Light and Shadow.” There are many ways you can interpret this theme. It could be light vs shadow or finding some light in shadow. In some ways we are always considering our work with the ideas of light and shadow when we work with a 3-dimensional medium like clay. It is through light and shadow that our brains interpret an object as 3-dimensional.
The show will be displayed at Gallery Arriba, Abiquiu Inn, Abiquiu, New Mexico from July 1st to August 25, 2017. Two openings will be held, one on July 1st, 4-6pm, and the 2nd one on August 4, 4-6 pm.
Entries are also displayed on our exhibition website, www.celebrationofclay.com where we will again feature our interactive People’s Choice Vote.
| Advance Publicity Photos
|| May 1-June 1
| Website Deadline
|| June 19
| Deliver work to collection points*
|| June 19-22
| Deliver pedestals to Galleria Arriba
|| June 26
| Deliver work to Galleria Arriba
|| June 27
| Show Setup
|| June 26-30
||July 1-August 25
| Opening Reception
||July 1 4-6pm
| 2nd Reception
||August 4 4-6pm
| People's Choice Voting
||July 1-August 23
| People's Choice Award Announced
| Take down exhibit, repacking work
Pick up entries from collection points
in Santa Fe /ABQ
All members of New Mexico Potters & Clay Artists are eligible. To become a member of NMPCA, join here. Students encouraged to join and enter at a reduced rate!
Before you register, log into this website at the upper right using the email and password you set up when you joined. This will open up the registration options to you as a member.
Submit your entry online at www.nmpca.com on the event registration page. Entry Fee is $15 for the first piece and $10.00 for the second piece. Students can enter up to 2 pieces for $10 per entry. Payment may be made online or by check payable to NMPCA c/o Treasurer at PO Box 26811, Albuquerque, NM 87125-6811.
Galleria Arriba accepts items for sale at a 65/35 split. The artist receives 65%, the gallery 35%. Sales tax is added to the purchase, collected and reported by the gallery.
WEBSITE IMAGE and STATEMENT
The website celebrationofclay.com will have a gallery of the pieces in the show. Provide a digital image (600 pixels high) and a one-paragraph artist statement for your gallery page. Your description of how your image fits into the theme will be included, and a link to your own website or studio tour page. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org
INSURANCE and LIABILITY
Please understand the Abiquiu Inn insurance does not cover exhibited art. Artists desiring insurance are advised to arrange for coverage themselves. Artist exhibiting work agree to hold the NMPCA volunteers harmless from any costs or claims arising out of any damages or losses in handling, transporting, packing, and/or unpacking of work. We will do our best to take care of the work.
Publicity photos, of higher resolution (more than 1000 pixels high) are needed and will be used to promote the exhibition, so we need these early. We will use these higher quality images on a first come first serve basis and will be accepted between May 1st and June 1st. email@example.com. Please indicate that your submission is for the advanced publicity.
SIZE OF WORK
The walls in Galleria Arriba have no hanging system for heavy wall pieces. All work must be gallery ready with hanging system installed on the work. If you are planning on a wall piece that you are concerned about please contact Jacquita Beddo (505-670-1462) or Judy Nelson-Moore (505-466-3070) well in advance so we can determine feasibility. Freestanding work should fit safely on an 18”x18” base. It may be possible to install larger work providing space is available but the artist will be required to install and remove the work their self—again advance notice is required. We will not accept work we deem as unsafe or damaged.
Please volunteer in order to make this exhibit possible. We need your help. See the final page for special instructions about volunteer jobs. If you absolutely can not help we understand and would still like you to participate and ask that you also pay an extra $25 for each piece in the exhibition.
DROP OFF & PICKUP OF WORK
We will have three collection points to deliver and pick up your work, see time-line.Albuquerque: Business Printing Service
4316 Silver Ave. SE Albuquerque
UNM Arts Building, Studio 150
Kathy Cyman, (505) 280-7152 (text)
Santa Fe: Luisa Baldinger
880 B Chicoma Vista, Santa Fe
Taos: Seri Kotowski, (575) 758-7029,
firstname.lastname@example.org Call or email for address.
You can also deliver or ship your work directly to the Abiquiu Inn. There is a some space at the Inn to hold pieces being shipped . If you do ship, the pieces must arrive on or before June 27th. Work you are delivering yourself will be accepted on June 27 between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm in the Gallery.
All work whether taken to collection points, delivered yourself to Gallery Arriba or shipped must be boxed and labelled according to instructions in the Call for Entries and included in your confirmation email. Here is the printed Call For Entries.