tejaesart PRO 3:42am, 7 July 2008
Barb is chairing Progress and Possibilities for the NPCG this year. If you haven't read the details here they are:

The National Polymer Clay Guild is proud to announce “Progress & Possibilities ‘08”, our fourth international juried exhibition, open to all NPCG members. Each artist may submit up to 3 different entries; entry fee is $25. Details for on-line submission of work will be coming soon!

The “work” must be:

at least 1/2 Polymer Clay;
original work of the artist submitting;
made between 09/01/07 and 09/01/08; and
not previously published or pending within any other contests.
08/01/08 - Online submissions open
09/01/08 - Submission deadline
11/01/08 - Finalists Announced
11/15/08 - Winners Announced
Top 10 finalists in each category will be included in the Progress and Possibilities '08 book and a gallery of images will be hosted on the NPCG website. Best of Show, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be selected from the chosen finalists.

Looking forward to seeing what you talented folks submit.
yes, I will
tejaesart PRO 9 years ago
woo-hoo!! You go Bettina!!

Who else? Come on now don't be shy. :)

ElizabethBonura Posted 9 years ago. Edited by ElizabethBonura (member) 9 years ago
I'm pretty sure I will :)
Barb Fajardo 9 years ago
Thanks Tejae, for starting the topic. Let me know if you guys have any questions, okay? I can't wait to see all of the entries :o)
lisaclarke PRO 9 years ago
I have a question - does showing the work online count as being "published" or does that refer only to items in print?

I've never entered anything like this before, but I'm thinking maybe it would be a good experience to try!
tejaesart PRO 9 years ago
Lisa that's a good question. And regardless of the answer I think you should go for it!

But to answer your question, I always assumed if the general public has seen it (on the internet or otherwise), then it has been published.

This may sound a little goofy but when I create a new post on blogger (where I show my work), it doesn't say "put it on the web" it says "publish".

I've noticed every contest or publisher (magazine or book), has their own specific rules. Since P&P is all about new looks and possibilities maybe they would be more accepting.

Barb, do you know specifically with Progress and Possibilities what qualifies as "published"?

tejaesart PRO 9 years ago
I tracked down Barb and here's her answer. :)

My question to her, "Does having shown the work previously online count as being "published"?"

Barbs answer: "That's a good question Tejae...I think we'll
allow published work online to be okay...just *not in print.*

I'd prefer that the work not be seen *anywhere* first, but I think
that's asking a little much :o)

Thanks so much for asking that, I'll have to update the
prospectus! Would you please relay that to the group?"

lisaclarke PRO 9 years ago
Thanks for the info!
ElizabethBonura 9 years ago
Oh, I have a question... is the air dry polymer clay being accepted this year?
Barb Fajardo 9 years ago
Hi Elizabeth,

Progress and Possibilities is really for traditional oven bake clays, so no air dry clays are being accepted.

Thanks for asking an important question! I hope you'll still enter something... :o)

Let me know if you have any other questions. Anyone can email me at npcgpp08(at)

Barb Fajardo
ElizabethBonura 9 years ago
Darn! Most of my recent work is with the air dry polymer clay :(
tejaesart PRO 9 years ago

I borrowed a friends polymercafe magazine with your orchid in it. WOW! It's just the coolest. Maybe you could consider creating the orchid with traditional bake clay? I'm sure it would look just as lovely!!

Your article really enticed me to try the air dry clay!

ElizabethBonura Posted 9 years ago. Edited by ElizabethBonura (member) 9 years ago
Thanks, Tejae!!! I just might do that...
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