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  • Sat, August 19, 2017 7:51 AM | Andy Clift (Administrator)

    Portland Night Market
    Portland Night Market, Call for Vendors for the September 29 & 30 Show!
    Call for Vendors

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    Hi Past + Potential PNM Vendors,

    The wrong link was attached to the last email. Please use the link below
    for the Fall Application. Sorry for the confusion!

    The Portland Night Market showcases over 175 unique & diverse businesses
    that call the great City of Portland home. Blending food, culture,
    music, drinks and retail together for an adventurous evening in the
    Industrial District. The event allows people to meet some of Portland's
    best makers, merchants and creators set in the unique venue of a 100+
    year old produce warehouse. The PNM is a free event and open to all ages.

    The Fall Portland Night Market will be held September 29 & 30 from
    4-11pm. The Fall Vendor Application
    <http://pdxnm.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a71bd765dcfadb26add93c9fa&id=a106d38f4d&e=9f26a34305>
    is available. Applications are due by August 19. All completed
    applications will be review by a jury aund approved vendors will be
    emailed with confirmation and event details by September 1st. The full
    list of approved vendors will be published on our website (pdxnm.com) on
    September 1st.

    NEW: Booth fees are due within 72 hours of acceptance email and must be
    paid via paypal. Checks will not be accepted. After the 72 hour period
    unpaid booths will be offered to waitlisted vendors.


    Thank you,
    Emma Pelett

  • Wed, May 17, 2017 7:01 AM | Andy Clift (Administrator)


    The West Columbia Gorge Fall Festival of the Arts invites artists of various mediums to apply to participate in our 3rd Annual Fall Festival of the Arts.

    This event is sponsored by the West Columbia Gorge Chamber of Commerce. The Festival will take place in scenic Glenn Otto Park in Troutdale, Oregon on the third weekend of September (Saturday, September 23rd and Sunday, September 24th). Art booths will be outside in the park and inside the Sam Cox Building.

    Artist applicants need to apply through www.Zapplication.org. The jury fee is $35.00. The deadline is quickly approaching. The application deadline is Tuesday, May 30th.

    The Jury process will take place from June 1-15th and artists will be notified no later than June 22nd of their status.

    Interested artists can check out the WCG Fall Festival of the Arts website at www.fallfesivalofthearts.com


    For further questions or inquiries, contact Ellen Green, Artist Liaison, at fallfestivalofthearts.artists@gmail.com or 971-222-8844

  • Tue, March 14, 2017 4:23 PM | Gretchen Lambert

    It's Empty Bowls at the Waterfront Blues Festival time again! Time to help feed the hungry, because no one should be hungry. OPA partners with the Oregon Food Bank and Georgies for this event. The Food Bank sets up the big tent, June 30 - July 4, Georgies hosts a Throw-a-thon, and stores the donations, we donate our work, make pots at the Throw-a-thon, and sell them at the Blues Festival. 100% of the money raised from donations goes to the Food Bank.

     Gretchen Lambert and Robin McDonald are the chairs this year and we are now signing up volunteers and sellers. Sellers keep 75% of their sales (the rest goes to the Food Bank), get 2 four-foot shelves the last 3 days of the event, agree to work three shifts plus either set up or breakdown, donate approximately $100 of work, and know they are doing a truly positive thing for their community.

    The Throw-a-thon at Georgies is scheduled for June 16 - 30 this year.

    Contact Robin McDonald, levasseurr@comcast.net, to volunteer. Contact Gretchen Lambert, gretchen.lambert@gmail.com, to donate work.

  • Mon, February 27, 2017 12:56 PM | Andy Clift (Administrator)

    14 potters had great fun making flowers, birds, bees, and of course some monsters- for the  2017 Showcase Installation project.  We gathered at Sara Swink’s beautiful studio on February 12.  Take a look at all these ideas!

    We're hoping our members will be inspired and get to work!  Bamboo sticks will be available at the booth pick meeting on March 10.  If you have any questions email Pat Berman: pat.berman@gmail.com

  • Sat, January 28, 2017 9:15 AM | Andy Clift (Administrator)

    Congratulations!!!! To the Elected 2017 OPA Board/Program Directors. 

    Clay in Ed: Chris Baskin

    Comm Director: Linda Bourne 

    Membership Director: Andy Clift

    Data Coordinator: Nick Malatore

    Empty Bowls Coordinators: Gretchen Lambert,  Robin MacDonald 

    Group Buy: Ken Pincus 

    Hospitality: Virginia McKinney 

    Justice Center Windows: Rosemary Tobiga 

    Trainee: Richard Tonneson

    Members At Large: Theresa Vaughan, Chris McClelland 

    Manual Editor: Brenda Scott

    Newsletter Editor: Susan Gallacher-Turner/Denise Krueger 

    Picnic Chair: Deb Shapiro

    Scholarship Coordinator: Sandra Toussaint

    Voting Coordinator: Andrea Rosselle


  • Mon, December 19, 2016 2:06 PM | Brenda Scott

    It is GREAT, but let's keep it that way.

    Elections for the OPA Officers, Board of Directors and Program Coordinators is in January. We have many positions to fill and request your consideration in taking a new roll in your organization. 

     These positions are in desperate need of filling:

    • Vice President
    • Board Secretary
    • Member At Large (this is a great position for new members, meet people, learn about how things work)
    • Exhibitions Coordinator (this position may work for someone outside of the Portland Area)
    • Group Buy Coordinator
    • Presentations Coordinator
    • Program Secretary
    • Photographer
    • Ray Grimm Award Coordinator
    • Video Librarian
    • Hospitality Coordinator
    • Vice Mailbox Coordinator (this position would work for someone outside of the Portland Area)
    • Workshop Coordinator

    If you would like information on these position please call or email Brenda Scott, muddyfishstudio@frontier.com. I'd love to tell you more about them. Or look through the Operations Manual for job descriptions. Also keep in mind that any current position holder would be happy to tell you all about it.

  • Mon, November 21, 2016 7:03 AM | Brenda Scott

    Now that I have your attention, the OPA needs your help filling positions for next years Executive Board, Board of Directors,Program Directors, and advisory positions. A full list of these boards with job descriptions is available on this website in the Operations Manual.

    A few key positions that we are especially looking to fill are 

    • Vice President 
    • Board Secretary
    • Coordinators Secretary
    • Presentations (Deb Shapiro is happy to chat with anyone about the ins and out of this positions)
    • Photographer
    • Voice Mail Box (this position may work well for a member not in the Portland area that would like to be more involved)
    • Member at Large
    • Member Outreach 
    • Workshops Chair

    If you have questions or would like to get your name on the January Ballot email me at muddyfishstudio@frontier.com or call/text 503-789-2339. 

    Cheers,

    Brenda Scott

  • Tue, October 25, 2016 5:53 PM | Meg Turner

    Hi everyone! Come on down and see the beautiful work that the Mount Hood Community College (MHCC) Visual Arts Department students have been doing. You'll see a few OPA members there as well as new and upcoming students who are interested in joining OPA. This is hosted by the MHCC Clay Club, and will have work for sale in ceramics, jewelry, and paintings. All proceeds go to fund ongoing workshops and student events at Mount Hood Community College for the Clay Club.

    Dates are as follows: All 4 days are at the Visual Arts Gallery at 26000 SE Stark St., Gresham, OR. (NE back side of the campus-behind the gym)

    Wed., Dec.7  12-8pm

    Thurs., Dec. 8,  12-8pm

    Fri., Dec.9,  12-8 pm

    Sat., Dec. 10, 12-4 pm 

    December 12,13th noon – 8 pm

    Wed., Dec. 14, noon – 4 pm

    Come join the fun! We look forward to sharing our wares with you! :) Cash and checks only please. There is handicapped parking available in the AM Parking lot (which can be entered from the Kane St. or Stark St. entrances, then followed around to the rear NE corner of the campus. The handicapped parking will be visible in the AM parking lot, as well as signs that will guide patrons to the location once on campus.)

    http://www.mhcc.edu/MHCCDrivingMaps/

  • Sat, October 15, 2016 7:40 AM | Andy Clift (Administrator)

    OPA member Michael Simmons, and Buckman elementary's art teacher, is the recipient of the Oregon Art Teacher of the Year Award

    Oregon's Art Educator of the year is our own Buckman Elementary Arts Teacher, Michael Simmons. Hear what these 2nd graders think of their award winning teacher.

  • Thu, September 08, 2016 10:00 AM | Andy Clift (Administrator)

    This website is currently being built. Nothing is set in stone, or in clay terms, none of it has been bisque fired. Infact the clay is still wet. Please provide feedback. 

    The above header is not our new logo, but a place holder. Perhaps we can have contest in 2017 where members submit a new logo for our organization. I have decided to not put our melting cone logo on the site because it is time to move forward, so perhaps this will inspire us to come up with something new and better.

    You might be asking, we just got a new website why are we building a new one?

    We are all volunteers that make this organization run. Some of the jobs have gotten quite large, using too many different administrative systems. The board has decided it's time make things more efficient and time to utilize the online tools that are available. The idea behind this new website is that it will not just provide all of our members and potential members, info but it will help facilitate many of the administrative duties that it takes to run the OPA.

    When it's fully functioning you will be able apply for Showcase and other OPA events right here online. As well as, registration or renewal of  your annual OPA membership, making the job to keep track of membership and finances much more efficient. All members will benefit from this new system. So stay tuned.

    Lastly, there are many ways to contribute to build this site. To see what projects need to be worked on, please go to the Website Discussion forum and see how you can help. The more members that can help with a job posted in the discussion forum, the better. 

    Discussion: Building the New Website

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