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IPCA Charitable Giving Page

At this time of annual giving to your favorite non-profits, our US members might like to consider a tax-deductible gift to the IPCA in support of its new and enhanced initiatives on behalf of the polymer community.
As individual artists, you will soon be able to participate in member only peer-to-peer forums moderated by international artists, and enjoy many new member benefits including a new bi-monthly publication, annual “Tips and Tutes” e-book, and more.
With your help, the IPCA Board hopes to be able to start developing curriculum for school programs, grants to individual artists and guilds, as well begin outreach to Museum curators, galleries and publications in the larger art world to increase awareness of the medium and become a point of contact for inquires about artists in the field for potential exhibitions, etc.
We hope you will consider including IPCA in your charitable giving this year. Happy Holidays and a Healthy and Creative New Year to all our members,

The IPCA Executive Board

To donate to the IPCA, please click here.

Into the Forest!

The installation Into the Forest opened in Pittsburgh at the Spinning Plate Gallery on November 10, 2017. Over 300 artists contributes from all over the globe. (27 countries and 37 states) The exhibit runs through December 3, 2017. 

For a peek see the facebook live video streamed November 11, 2017 by Ann Duncan Hlavach to the IPCA Members Only page posted here on the IPCA YouTube channel.

For more info Visit the Into the Forest website here.

"To Boldly Go" on YouTube

The competition presentation for the 2017 IPCA International Polymer Clay Awards “To Boldly Go” is now available for viewing on the IPCA YouTube channel. There were 60 pieces of art by 28 artists representing 10 countries. You may see the video full-screen here or below.

Thank you to all the participants. Congratulations to the winners!

75 at 75

The Racine Art Museum with be honoring the 75th anniversary of RAM's parental museum the Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts with two exhibits... 75 at 75: Significant Works from RAM's Collectiom and Paul Smith: Masters of Craft.  The perspective of 75 at 75 is that the pieces in the museum have several stories to tell beyond what is first visible. Included in this retrospective is Elise Winter's Red Ruffle Cascade neckpiece.  I am curious to see what other polymer pieces may be displayed. RAM has an extraordinary collection of polymer art.

September 17 - December 30, 2017

Racine Art Museum, Racine Wisconsin, USA

For more informattion click here

IPCA Bylaws Updated and New Officers

Bylaws Revised

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The bylaws for the International Polymer Clay Association were revised and approved by the Executive Board at their meeting on July 19. The revisions corrected inconsistencies in the bylaws and corrected outdated terminology.

The most significant revision was to the voting status of Regional Presidents. As of July 19, the Regional Presidents (Americas and Rest of the World) are full voting members of the Executive Board. Other changes were to update the Vice President Newsletter title to Vice President Publication and to remove the section that required the Americas Guild & Group Liaison to attend the Executive Board meetings for the first two years after the Regional Boards were put in place.

Members can log in and download a copy from the IPCA Documents section of the library.

New Officers

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Brenda Urquhart

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The polymer clay world lost one of their most unique and enthusiastic polymer clay artists when Brenda Urquhart lost her life in an auto accident in early July 2017.

Brenda first came across polymer clay while browsing in the Shepardess Bead Shop in Old Town, San Diego California, United States. She spotted a polymer clay necklace made by Jamey Allen and was immediately entranced with the medium. She then signed up for classes taught by Z. Kripke and Sarajane Helms and never stopped loving this new medium.

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