On January 19th we met for the first meeting of 2018. President Linda Workman-Morelli passed the torch onto Becky Clark, incoming President of 2018, and we thanked the 2017 Board and Program Coordinators for a great year, and their tremendous amounts of time and effort for the benefit of OPA.
Elections were also held, and the results are tallied:
2018 Board Members
Vice-President - unfilled
President - Becky Clark
Past President - Linda Workman Morelli
Treasurer - Matt Wolden
Secretary - Rosemary Tobiga
Ceramic Showcase co-chairs - Dawn Pantaja and Ginger Steele
Membership Director - Andy Clift
Clay in Education - Chris Baskin
Communications Director -
Development co-chairs - Jeanne Henry, Michelle Gallagher
Member at Large - Teresa Vaughn
Member at Large - Unfilled
2018 Program Coodinators
Data Coordinator - Nick Molatore
Empty Bowls - Gretchen Lambert
Empty Bowls - Manya Wubbold
Group Buy - Ken Pincus
Hospitality Coordinator - Carolyn Blaze
Justice Center Windows - RJ Tonneson
Member Outreach Coordinator - Connie Chiefetz
Manual Editor - Brenda Scott
Newsletter Editor - Denise Krueger
Newsletter Editor - Susan Gallacher - Turner
Ray Grimm Award Coordinator - Michael Simmons
Scholarships Coordinators - Meg and Sam Turner
Social Media Coordinator - Yvonne Tornata
Webmaster - Andy Clift
Workshop Coordinator - Donna Cole
Jeanne Henry announced:
An update on the Hokkaido Project. Funds are still needed to ship the children peace poles to Hokkaido. All members are encouraged to seek donations for shipping artwork. Donations can be made directly on the website.
Please post any photos of your class making a peace pole onto the website or on OPA Facebook Page
OPA members are invited to make a peace pole that will be donated at the upcoming Ceramic Showcase, profits from the poles will go towards Clay in Education and the Hokkaido peace pole projects.
Michael Simmons announced:
OPA member-created peace pole workshops are listed on the front page of the website. Some workshops are full already! There are currently still enough poles for artists to take and work on independently.
The January meeting presentation was a brief introduction to Instagram, Creating an online Shopping Cart, and Photographing your artwork at home. Presented by OPA members Rafa Orderica-rea, Andy Clift, and Chris McClelland. The video can be viewed on the OPA Facebook page any time.
Thank you Rafa, Andy, and Chris! The presentation was great, and more members have joined Instagram as a result!
Follow OPA on Instagram! @oregonpotters. https://www.instagram.com/oregonpotters/
The Next Meeting is the Ceramic Showcase Booth Picking Meeting!
March 9th, in the Auditorium at the Multnomah Art Center.