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FALL FAIR RETURNS AT A NEW LOCATION!

Celebrate the beginning of Fall with us at this 2-day event featuring 20+ ceramic artists. You can find handmade pieces for inside and outside your home, as well as enjoy the many fall festivities going on at the Farm in October.

Date: October 8-9, 2022
Time: Saturday & Sunday from 9am - 6pm
Location: Cornell Farm Nursery & Cafe,
8212 SW Barnes Road, Portland OR 97225

• FREE admission
• On-site parking available
• Coffee & pastries available for purchase at the cafe until 3pm
Explore the pumpkin patch and seasonal displays
• Fun for all ages!

Featured Artists Include:

Ren Anderson               Linda Placencia
Chris Baskin               Dennis Portz
Brenda Blocker               Sharon Rosburg
David Dahlquist               Dwayne Sackey
Jess Graff               Deborah Shapiro
Natasha Irvine               Randi Soot
Jami LeBaron               Rasa Clay Works
Erick Martinez               Neely South
Stacy Mason               Julie Stewart
Samuel Newman               Rabun Thompson
Maya O'Neil               Margaret Turner
Jennifer Pak               Sol Zimmerdahl

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JOIN US FOR AN EXCLUSIVE COLLECTORS EVENT!

OPA is hosting a one-of-a-kind collectors event for ceramics lovers! Guests will receive a handmade bowl with their dinner, participate in a silent auction, learn from demonstrating professionals and shop an exclusive exhibition titled ‘Sustanance’, curated by Amy Fields. Ticket sales and purchases from this event will help fund Clay in Education’s yearly goals and OPA operations.

When: Thursday, October 27th – Beer & wine reception begins at 6:30pm, Dinner & demonstrations begin at 7:00pm.
Where: Melody Event Center 615 SE Alder Street Portland, OR 97214

Ticket Cost includes:
    •    Your choice of ceramic bowl valued at $40-50, made by OPA artists: Amy Fields, Dwayne Sackey, Nick Molatore, Twig Cosby. Additional dinnerware will be available for purchase
    •    Three demonstrations from professional artists
    •    Buffet dinner with 3 soup options*, green or caesar salad, plus dinner roll  *Gluten-free and vegetarian options available
    •    Two wine or beer tickets. Additional drinks available for purchase throughout the evening
    •    One raffle ticket for your chance to win a ceramic piece valued at $25-60. Additional tickets available for $1 each
    •    Your chance to bid on and win an exclusive collectors piece
    •    Your chance to purchase an exclusive piece from our curated exhibition: ‘Sustenance’
    •    Secure parking at the event center

This is a Business Casual attire event.



TICKETS: $120  Limited to 100 lucky people!

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FOCUS ON DIVERSITY PANEL DISCUSSION

Watch the Recording

Join us in celebrating the ceramic work of Tea Thanhbinh Duong, John Hasegawa, Veronica Arquilevich Guzmán, Lily Liu, Dwayne Sackey, Linda Dalal Sawaya, Anshula Tayal in conversation about the intersection of their cultural roots and clay practice, in conjunction with Focus on Diversity, an exhibit at the Governors Mansion, Salem, OR.

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FOCUS ON DIVERSITY - Exhibition

Focus On Diversity is a curated group exhibition highlighting the  stylistically diverse work of eight accomplished Oregon ceramic artists of color.

Exhibiting Artists

Kimberly Ota | Dwayne Sackey | Veronica Arquilevich Guzmán

John Hasagawa | Linda Dalal Sawaya | Lily Liu Tea

Thanhbinh Duong | Anshula Tayal

The exhibition is at the Governor’s Mansion in Salem, OR and will be on display for an entire year. October 8th 2021- 2022

Visitors will be provided with a curators statement that introduces and describes the show and the artist’s work.

We look forward to scheduling celebratory events when COVID protocols allow.


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