is open to all serious studio potters currently
residing in Oregon and the counties of Pacific, Lewis, Wahkiakum, Cowlitz, Clark, Skamania and Klickitat in Southwest
Washington, USA. There is no jurying for membership.
- The membership year begins in January and runs through
December. Membership is on an individual basis.
- Individual membership dues is $50 per year with no pro-ration, but you may
join at any time.
- Newsletter subscriptions (without other membership
privileges) are available for $12 per year for anyone living more than
100 miles from Portland, Oregon.
General meetings are held the second Friday
of January, March, July, September, and November at the Multnomah Art
Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland. A business meeting at 6:30 p.m.
is followed by a program at 7:30 p.m. A Board of Officers and Directors
meets six times a year on alternate months from the general meetings.
All business and programs of the OPA are organized and run by members,
and members are encouraged to actively participate.
Member Privileges Card
OPA sponsors workshops that are available
to members at discounted prices. It collects pottery donations year-round
for Empty Bowls, a hunger relief program that raised over ten thousand
dollars in 1997. OPA supports with optional donations the Craft Emergency
Relief Fund (CERF), a national organization providing funding for craftspeople
who have been injured or otherwise suffered major losses, and Studio Potters
Network, a national organization providing a grassroots network among
studio potters and potters organizations.
OPA produces the annual Ceramic Showcase
and Sale in the Spring of each year. Booth participants in Showcase must have been members
of OPA for one full year and be listed on the previous year's membership
list printed in February. Memberships are due Jan 31 to be included on
Februarys list. All members are encouraged to exhibit a piece in the gallery
at Showcase. OPA selects and purchases one ceramic piece each year at
Showcase for its permanent collection.
Membership Application - 2013 (pdf)
Send your application and check made out
to the OPA to:
Oregon Potters Association
Julie Asbury - Treasurer
PO Box 351
Woodburn, OR 97071-0351
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