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    • Sat, December 15, 2018
    • Oregon Convention Center Hall A-A1, Portland OR

    Deadline to Apply: November 15, 2018
    Show Dates: April 26-28, 2019

    Please click the links below for information about this application. If you have questions about the application, contact Showcase Registrar, Ginger Steele, 503-809-9353.

    • Wed, December 26, 2018
    • 12:00 AM
    • Mon, April 01, 2019
    • 11:30 PM
    • Ceramic Showcase
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    Call for proposals: 2019 Ray Grimm Memorial Award – ($1500) For Clay Educators. Deadline April 1, 2019

        The Oregon Potters Association is celebrating the life and work of Ray Grimm, offering a $1500 award to a clay arts educator to use in their classroom to enhance the program for students.  

    The Legacy Ray left to us

    Raymond taught ceramics and hot glass at Portland State University for 32 years and Cannon Beach’s Haystack arts program for 8 years; helping to spread the burgeoning handcraft revival by training a good proportion of the outstanding art teachers working today and over the past fifty years. His students had the benefit of workshops with Peter Voulkos, Daniel Rhodes, Paul Soldner and Marvin Lipofsky, to name just a few. One PSU faculty said that his ceramic department was where the excitement and action was.

    Call for Entry

    ·       Eligibility: Applicants must be educators anywhere within Oregon and SW Washington area, and be instructing students in the Ceramic Arts. Your institution may be in private or public schools – Elementary, Middle or High Schools, college level, community based classes or adult education. Privately teaching in your own studio does not qualify.

    ·       OPA members who only instruct through OPA’s Clay In Education do not qualify because they may be approved for clay in Education funds.

    ·       To Apply : complete a proposal, maximum one page (no font less than 11 pt), with a brief description of yourself, and an outline and explanation of how the funds would be utilized to aid and enrich your students.  The award may be used to fund equipment materials and supplies, field trips, or bring in outside instruction - just to name a few. Your proposal should start with your name and address, and the name and address of the school or institution where the funds will be used, digital photographs can accompany your submissions.

    Print and download the proposal here: 2018 Ray Grimm Memorial Award (3).pdf

    ·       Email proposal to seldomsceneartworks@gmail.com 

    ·       Deadline: Applications are to be received electronically or by post     by: April 1st, 2019

                                  Jury Process completed by April 14th, 2019

         The winner of the award will be decided by a jury process consisting of arts professionals, educators or associates

                                                    Presentation of Award

          The artist, Jere Grimm, Ray’s wife, will be presenting this award at the Ceramics Showcase at the Convention Center on Saturday, April 28th,  2019. It is requested that the winner be present for this award.

    Responsibility of Recipient

    Recipient of the 2018 Ray Grimm Memorial Award will be required to report back to the Board of Directors on usage of the award and perhaps make a presentation at one of the OPA General Membership.  The award money can be used for the 2018-2019 school year or the following year, 2019-2020.

    With this award, the Grimm Family hopes to support ceramic educators to provide expanded instructional resources. 

    • Fri, January 11, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Tabor Space 5441 SE Belmont St. Portland OR

    JOIN US!

    We want to personally thank each and every member who has volunteered their time and energy in 2018. We know this organization, as well as Ceramic Showcase, couldn’t run without your involvement! To show our gratitude, we will have  complimentary food and drinks for everyone to enjoy at the January elections and general meeting. 

    Please Register to the event by Jan 4th to let us know if you + guest and/or family will be joining us for the celebration. We hope to see you there!  Please note* This meeting is only open to OPA members and their guests, due to limited space*

    ** IMPORTANT:  Due to renovations at the Multnomah Arts Center, the general meetings for January and March (Showcase booth selection) will be held at a new location. Please join us at: Tabor Space, Copeland Commons.  5441 SE Belmont St. Portland OR

Past events

Sat, November 10, 2018 OPA Fall Fair
Fri, November 09, 2018 General Meeting with guest Jim Wylder presenting Studio Hacks
Wed, September 26, 2018 (copy) Ceramic Showcase 2018 Application
Sun, September 16, 2018 2018 OPA Sunday Picnic & Saturday Pit-Fire
Sat, September 08, 2018 Create your own clay tools with Janet Buskirk. Hands on workshop
Tue, August 28, 2018 *Free* Interactive Pigments workshop 12:00-2:00, Ceramic Showcase Visions meeting 2:30 - 5:30
Fri, July 13, 2018 July Program: Hokkaido exhibitors share their experience in Japan and General Membership Meeting
Wed, July 04, 2018 Empty Bowls at the 2018 Waterfront Blues Festival
Sat, June 09, 2018 OPA Members and Friends Gathering
Tue, June 05, 2018 Monthly Board Meeting - 1st Tuesday of Each Month
Fri, April 27, 2018 2018 Ceramic Showcase & Northwest Potters Interpret Their World
Fri, April 27, 2018 Ceramic Showcase 2018 Application
Tue, April 03, 2018 April Board Meeting
Fri, March 09, 2018 March General Meeting.
Tue, March 06, 2018 March Board Meeting
Sat, March 03, 2018 Free hands on "Peace Poles" Workshop#4: Boring, OR
Sat, February 17, 2018 Free hands on "Peace Poles" Workshop: Brownsville, OR
Sat, February 17, 2018 Free hands on "Peace Poles" Workshop: Lincoln City, OR
Tue, February 06, 2018 Board Meeting
Sun, February 04, 2018 (FULL) Free hands on "Peace Poles" Workshop: Portland, OR
Fri, January 19, 2018 OPA General Meeting + Presentation: Your Online Presence
Sat, January 13, 2018 2018 OPA Scholarship Application
Tue, December 05, 2017 December OPA Board Meeting
Thu, November 30, 2017 Help Wanted - Board Positions and Team Jobs
Wed, November 15, 2017 2017 Online OPA Holiday Season Studio Sale Guide
Fri, November 10, 2017 OPA General Meeting + Presentation: Thoughts on Contemporary Japanese Clay An illustrated lecture by Maribeth Graybill, Ph.D.
Wed, October 25, 2017 Travel Survey for Exhibition Entrants
Sat, September 16, 2017 2018 OPA PICNIC Wine Tasting and Pit Firing
Sat, September 16, 2017 Clay in Ed Booth at OMSI Makers Faire
Thu, August 10, 2017 Board Meeting
Fri, July 14, 2017 OPA Group Buy Summer 2017
Fri, July 14, 2017 OPA General Meeting + Round Table Technical Discussions
Tue, June 20, 2017 OPA/JAPAN Exhibit - Intent to Apply
Fri, June 16, 2017 Throwathon for Empty Bowls
Thu, June 08, 2017 Program Coordinators and Board Meeting
Wed, June 07, 2017 Hokkaido show/Japan Travel - June Meeting
Fri, May 12, 2017 OPA General Meeting + Presentation: Dennis Meiners - Ceramics in the Time of Climate Change
Mon, May 08, 2017 Hokkaido Meeting
Fri, May 05, 2017 The Art and Culture of Japan Exhibition
Fri, April 21, 2017 Ceramic Showcase 2017
Wed, April 05, 2017 Info Meeting - Opportunity: show and/or travel in Sapporo, Japan 2018
Tue, April 04, 2017 April Board & Program Coordinators Meeting
Wed, March 22, 2017 NCECA
Mon, March 20, 2017 Deb Schwartzkopf and Randy Johnston Pre-NCECA Workshop
Thu, March 16, 2017 One day demo workshop by Chris Gustin
Fri, March 10, 2017 OPA General Meeting: Choose Showcase Booth/Election II and Potluck
Thu, March 09, 2017 Showcase and NCECA Host Sign Up
Sun, February 12, 2017 The Birds and the Bees - Showcase Installation Workshop, Showcase Meeting
Thu, February 09, 2017 February Board and Program Coordinators Meeting
Mon, January 30, 2017 Call for Entries: Art and Culture of Japan
Thu, January 26, 2017 Exhibition: From the Earth
Fri, January 20, 2017 MEETING UPDATE: OPA General Meeting has been postponed to January 20,2017 + Potluck + Elections + Panel Presentation: The Enduring Vitality of Ceramics in Japan
Thu, December 29, 2016 December Board & Program Coordinators Meeting
Mon, December 05, 2016 Call for Entries: Keep Portland Wared: Pottery in the Pacific Northwest
Sat, November 19, 2016 2016 OPA Holiday Season Studio Sale Guide
Fri, November 18, 2016 November OPA General Meeting / The Beauty of Porcelain: Carving, Altering, Chattering
Tue, November 15, 2016 Call for Entries: From the Earth
Tue, November 15, 2016 Ceramic Showcase 2017 Application
Fri, November 04, 2016 OPA Photo Shoot
Thu, October 20, 2016 Special Workshop "Wild Apricot" The New OPA Website
Mon, October 03, 2016 October Board and Program Coordinators Meeting
Sun, September 18, 2016 OPA Picnic Celebration

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