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OPA members support National Clay Week

Perhaps you are aware of the Open Studios that happen this month in Oregon? This is a great opportunity to visit artists studios, see them at work, and shop (or not) for your friends or for yourself. Open Studio events features artists of multiple disciplines, and of course, some OPA members will have their studios open to the public. Click on the links below to find your favorite artist!


National Clay Week, Open Studios – October 7-13, 2019

https://www.nationalclayweek.org/openstudio


Art Harvest Studio Tour of Yamhill County – October 11, 12 & 13 / 10am-5pm

http://www.artharveststudiotour.org/


Portland Open Studios – October 12-13, 19-20 / 10AM - 5 PM

https://portlandopenstudios.com/


Washington County Open Studios – October 19-20, 2019

https://www.washcoart.org/


OPA Has A New Brand

At the beginning of this year, we took a good look at ourselves and said “Who do we want to be?” Not just who are we now, but in the future – what does our organization look like and more importantly, how do we behave. You’ll start to notice changes over the coming months – a new brand, a new voice and a new vision for our members and the clay community at large. 

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