Tasks for Celebration of Clay 2018

 

Here is a list of the tasks/jobs to stage the Celebration of Clay, 2018 at Taos Galleries.

There are over 40 positions in 16 tasks.  Each participant should sign up for one job.  You can sign-up for the the waitlist if your desired job is full.

In the list below, click on the down chevron, to see a description of what is involved in the task, the number of people needed, what dates the task needs to be performed, and the location and conditions for performing the task. 

After you have reviewed the tasks, sign up here.

1. Serve on Show Committee

Call volunteers to explain duties, arrange timing, and follow-up to confirm performance of tasks.  Make sure everything is done, do jobs not anticipated.  Perform miscellaneous tasks as needed.  Telephone meetings with other committee members.

Number needed:  2
Please commit by February 1, 2018
Perform date:  1/15 - 6/4/2018
Perform location and conditions:  Home, long-distance telephone, email, internet sharing

2. Post images on celebrationofclay.com

Use photo editing tools to prepare digital images uploaded by participants for People's Choice voting, post images and text on WordPress website. 

Number needed:  1
Perform date:  4/1-4/15
Perform location and conditions:  Home, good internet connection and large monitor.  Ability to type, use internet software.  Training and directions from website manager.

3. Coordinate and distribute publicity for exhibit

Determine publicity outlets, newspapers, radio stations in Taos, Santa Fe, Albuquerque and other places where member participants reside.  Get contact information. Take flyers, press releases to locations.  Coordinate for interviews or articles.   Start with NMPCA list and expand.

Number needed:  4
Perform date:  3/15-4/30
Perform location and conditions:  Home, telephone, internet, publicity venues

4. Transport artwork from Santa Fe to Taos

Participants deliver work to collection point from April 19-21.  This task is to pick up artwork at Santa Fe collection point and transport to Taos staging area.

Number needed: 2
Perform Date: 4/22-4/24.  
Perform location and conditions: Santa Fe collection point and Taos staging area.   Need large truck, van or large SUV.  Carry boxes.  

5. Transport artwork from Albuquerque to Taos

Participants deliver work to Albuquerque collection point from April 12-21.  This task is to pick up artwork at Albuquerque collection point and transport to Taos staging area.

Number needed: 2
Perform Date: 4/27-4/28
Perform location and conditions: Albuquerque collection point and Taos staging area. Need truck, van, or large SUV.   Carry boxes.  


6. Check in artwork at Taos Staging

Receive boxes of work. Check against printed inventory and note differences. Make sure work is in acceptable condition.

Number needed:  2
Perform Date: 22-26
Perform location and conditions: Taos staging area, Taos

7. Transport artwork from Taos staging to galleries

Carry boxes, unpack work carefully, assist galleries where needed

Number needed: 2
Perform Date: 4/25-26
Perform location and conditions: Taos.  Carry boxes, handle work carefully

8. Assist with Artist Reception

Coordinate with show committee, purchase food, drink and serving pieces; arrange and replenish food and drink; cleanup

Number needed: 4
Perform Date: 5/5/18  3-7pm
Perform location and conditions:  Taos galleries.  

9a. Member host at reception, May 5

Act as NMPCA member host at a gallery for the Opening Reception.

Number Needed:  4
Perform Date:  5/5  3-7 pm
Arrive at gallery on-time, coordinate with gallery director, greet visitors, discuss purpose of Celebration of Clay, mission and activities of NMPCA.  Location:  one of 4 galleries in Taos.

9b. Member host at reception, May 26

Act as NMPCA member host at a gallery for the Spring Arts Memorial Day Reception.

Number Needed:  4
Perform Date:  5/26  3-7 pm
Arrive at gallery on-time, coordinate with gallery director, greet visitors, discuss purpose of Celebration of Clay, mission and activities of NMPCA.  Location:  one of 4 galleries in Taos.

10. Write review for Slip Trail

Write an article of interest after the opening to review the show for the Slip Trail. Incorporate pictures. Contact slip trail editor to publish on thesliptrail.com

Number needed: 2
Perform Date: 5/6
Perform location and conditions: Home, good internet connection, writing skills.


11. Count People’s Choice votes and determine award

Take manual votes (opening and at gallery) and on-line votes, count by entry and determine People’s Choice winner. Work with another person. Contact webmaster and enews to publish.

Number needed: 2
Perform Date: 5/30-6/4
Perform location and conditions: Home. Organizational skills. Minor math skills. Ability to use spreadsheet.

12. Repack unsold work, take to Taos central location

Repack artwork at galleries, check paperwork, load work into return transport, take to Taos staging area.

Number needed: 4
Perform Date: 5/31
Perform location and conditions: Taos. Ability to carry and pack work, carry boxes.

13. Transport artwork from Taos back to Albuquerque

Pick up boxed artwork and transport from Taos staging area back to Albuquerque

Number needed: 2
Perform Date: 6/1-6/4
Perform location and conditions: From Taos staging area to Albuquerque collection point.  Need truck or van.  Able to lift and carry boxes. 

14. Transport artwork from Taos back to Santa Fe

Provide truck or van and transport work from Taos Staging area to Santa Fe.

Number needed: 2
Perform Date: 6/1-6/4
Perform location and conditions: Taos staging area and Santa Fe distribution point. Need truck or van.  Able to lift and carry boxes. 

15. Open - Call on me where needed most

We can't always anticipate all tasks or exactly how many we need.  Sign up for this task if you are willing to help wherever we need you.   We'll give you as much notice as possible.  

Number needed: open
Perform Date: 4/1-6/5/2018
Perform location and conditions: Varies.

16. Contribution in Lieu

We try to keep the entry fees for the show as low as possible to enable more people to enter.  If you can't contribute your time or expertise in any of the other tasks, perhaps you can contribute to the budget for the show.  Suggested donation, $25.  

Thank you for taking the time to review these tasks. Now, go here to sign up for the task(s) of your choice.

When you have your ceramic art entry(ies) ready for the show, you can register entries here.