NOW ON DISPLAY!
Focus On Diversity is a curated group exhibition highlighting the stylistically diverse work of eight accomplished Oregon ceramic artists of color.
Focus on Diversity
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.
Pop Up Gallery Registration is Live!
WHAT:Pop Up Gallery for 50-60 OPA Members
WHEN: November 15 - December 31
WHERE: 300 SW Yamhill in downtown Portland
Prosper Portland has granted OPA a 3,000 square foot prime retail location for a Pop Up gallery. The proposal we submitted described a gallery for emerging and long-standing OPA members, run cooperatively, with a low commission taken and participating members filling all work roles. A team has come together to begin planning this new venture.
We envision a bright open space - shelves brimming with work and clusters of pedestals highlighting large pieces. A card rack with greeting cards featuring photos of member’s work, a Christmas tree studded with handmade ornaments and a demo area will add interest to our unique establishment.
We will be open November 16th - December 31st, Tuesdays*-Sundays, 10am-6pm, with possible extended holiday hours. We will have access to the space beginning November 1st and that is when onsite preparations will begin. *Possibly Mondays, too.
Click Here to find out out more and to register!
ON-DEMAND ONLINE Demonstration RECORDINGS available for purchase!
If you missed our live online demonstrations, you can now purchase the video recordings, which will be emailed to you immediately upon registration.
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