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IPCA Governance: Executive and Regional Board Nominations

Elections LogoWe are proud to announce the IPCA elections for 2017, we have updated all of the descriptions for the positions on the Executive Board and for the Regional Boards.

The IPCA bylaws state that we are to hold elections every two years. The newly elected officers will be taking office at the beginning of April 2017. All three boards will have elections for each position. You may only apply for one position in all and must be able to speak and understand English. Elected Officers receive complimentary IPCA memberships while serving on a Board. They are expected to attend monthly meetings, conducted mainly by conference calls. At least one meeting a year will be by video conferencing. Officers must have daily access to e-mail for business and planning between calls. Executive Officers will mentor and advise their counterparts on the Regional Boards. All three in each position will talk and correspond regularly to maintain cohesion in the Association.

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New IPCA Logo

fb thumbAs mentioned in this month's edition of International Polymer Clay, the IPCA has unveiled its new logo. Members may download a copy of the logo for use on their websites. Please link back to http://www.theipca.org when you post the logo.

IPCA Member Logo for Download


Bursting with Color- Spectrum at RAM

Lindly Haunani's Crayon Lei in Oranges and Greens is one of eight polymer treasures in the Spectrum exhibit on view through July 10 at the Racine Art Museum.


The lei was created in 1998 when Lindly was experimenting with inclusions. Wax from crayon shavings were mixed into the polymer and melted off during baking. The residual pigment colored the translucent polymer in a mottled pattern. Color is a central element to all three of Lindly pieces in the show. Read more about her process in this PAA feature.

Pieces from Pier Voulkos, Dan Cormier and Jeff Dever are also part of the RAM show which focuses on works that use color as a defining principle in form and design. Read more and see the rest of the polymer works in the exhibit on the PolymerArtArchive.

source: http://polymerclaydaily.com/2016/03/04/waxing-colorful/

source: http://polymerartarchive.com/2016/02/bursting-with-color-spectrum-at-ram/


Mike Buesseler Videos Now Available on the IPCA YouTube Channel

Mike Buesseler Autumn Birches 1995Mike Buesseler
Autumn Birches(1995)
Following a very determined and successful campaign by Tonja Lenderman to track down Mike Buesseler's videos and the generosity of Tory Hughes, whose company owns them, the IPCA is very happy to announce a permanent home from where they can be viewed.

Tory made it a condition that there is to be no charge for the videos and Tonja has added a note to each one to that effect. They must also be freely available to all, not just our members, and we are very happy to agree to that. Enjoy watching a polymer master in action! Thank you very much Tonja and Tory.

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New President of 'The Americas' regional board

Jan Montarsi is the new President of 'The Americas' regional board!

The IPCA Executive Board is delighted to announce that Jan Montarsi is the new President of 'The Americas' regional board. Thank you for volunteering, Jan, and we hope you enjoy the experience!

Alison Gallant
Executive President, International Polymer Clay Association.


New members' only benefit

member IPCA NewRecently announced at The IPCA Retreat in August the newest member benefit is a special discussion group on Facebook titled IPCA Members Only.

This will be a group where members can meet, chat, share and learn together. You will be able to post your art work, works in progress, questions, tips and anything related to Polymer Clay. We will also be offering special weekly topics as well as swaps and contests; you don't want to miss this by-invitation-only FB group.

Please watch for an email invitation from Lee Ann Armstrong and Leila Bidler in your email box during the next few weeks. IPCA will be introducing more Member Only benefits in the coming months so stay tuned!


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