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, 2019https://www.nationalclayweek.org/openstudio
Art Harvest Studio Tour of Yamhill County – October 11, 12 & 13 / 10am-5pm
Portland Open Studios – October 12-13, 19-20 / 10AM - 5 PMhttps://portlandopenstudios.com/
Washington County Open Studios – October 19-20, 2019https://www.washcoart.org/
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Our premiere event located at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. It's the Nation's largest ceramics show and sale, with over 180 clay artists participating in booths and our gallery space.LEARN MORE
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The OPA scholarship is open to all high school juniors and seniors living in Oregon and SW Washington and will award $1000 to a student who shows creative and technical excellence in the field of ceramics.
Applications are due in March.
Clayworks for Community
The OPA Clayworks for Community operates a booth at the Waterfront Blues Festival. Potters and ceramic students of all ages donate their art to be sold at the booth, benefitting the Portland Sunshine Division, which in turn provides food assistance to over 1200 families a month. The Waterfront Blues Festival is held every summer during the July 4th weekend at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland.
Clay in Ed
The OPA "Clay in Education" program was created to provide clay instruction by professional potters in the community, and has grown to include clay making activities at Art and Maker Fairs, and to provide support in the form of scholarships for high school students excelling at ceramics.LEARN MORE