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4x6x8 Tile Exhibition (Silver City, NM) – Call For Artists

4x6x8 Tile Exhibition (Silver City, NM) – Call For Artists

The Clay Festival announces a call for artists for the 4x6x8 Tile Exhibition, an international juried event which will celebrate, investigate, and fully exhibit the significance and consideration of handmade ceramic as a part of the contemporary art world. This tile exhibition will encourage those who make, or consider making, tiles, while reminding all viewers of the essential place tiles occupy in our lives, in their many uses and applications. Artists are invited to enthusiastically broaden creative and aesthetic boundaries while creating art tiles.

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Deadline: 20 May 2020

Entry fees: $25 for one entry, $30 for two, and $35 for three.

The exhibition is open to all artists 18 years and older. All works must have been completed in the last three years (2017-2020). Entries shown in previous CLAY Festival juried exhibitions will NOT be accepted. 
Accepted entries must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition and must be for sale.

4x6x8 Tile Exhibition Awards

The exhibition will be juried anonymously through the submission of digital images. The 4x6x8 tile exhibition will be juried by the 2020 CLAY Festival Visiting Artist, Sanam Emami, internationally respected for her utilitarian pottery and tile.

  • $500 – First Place: Tad Van der Weele Memorial Award
  • $300 – Second Place
  • $200 – Third Place

Artists will retain 60% of the total sale price.

About CLAY Festival

Taking place every summer in Silver City, New Mexico, the CLAY Festival gathers together artists, educators, entrepreneurs, families, youth, adventurers, and life-long learners to explore clay in its many forms, as well as its impact on the history, present, and future.

Enjoy a variety of workshops, demonstrations, lectures on everything from using clay in construction to contemporary ceramics. Take home a work of art or a book from the CLAY Market. CLAY offers tours of a handmade tile factory and the Gila Cliff Dwellings, live music, and juried exhibitions.

For more information, contact clayfestival@swnmact.org.

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Paseo 2020 (Taos, NM) – Call for Artists

Paseo 2020 (Taos, NM) – Call for Artists

PASEO announces a call for artists for the PASEO 2020, a festival dedicated to bringing the art of installation, performance, and projection to the streets of Taos, New Mexico. This two-day outdoor event, set in the high desert of Taos, is in its seventh year, and scheduled for Friday and Saturday evening, September 18th and 19th, 2020.

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Deadline: 29 Feb 2020

The PASEO is seeking work that is immersive, participatory, and/or will make a dynamic impact within the Taos Historic District during this evening festival, scheduled to start at sunset and runs to 11pm. PASEO 2019 brought thousands of people to the streets of Taos to experience this annual celebration.

Artists are encouraged to share their process of art making with the community. As part of the application process, artists are invited to submit proposals for adult and youth workshops, lectures, and forums.

In its seventh year, The PASEO has become the anticipated art event of the year, bringing out thousands of locals and visitors alike to fill the streets of Taos, New Mexico. Taos is a centuries-old Art Colony and home to Taos Pueblo, UNESCO protected and the oldest continually inhabited community in North America. Home to artists for centuries, The PASEO holds to the tradition of bringing artists from around the world to both inspire and be inspired.

PASEO 2020 Artist Benefits

PASEO 2020 is seeking 20-25 installations. They provide stipends ranging from $250 – $2,500 (with 2-3 projects funded at $5,000-$10,000). Stipend is contingent on size, complexity, and anticipated festival impact. PASEO provides funds for the shipping of artwork. The artist is responsible for the installation of their work. The festival will provide staff and volunteers to assist.

The PASEO engages the entire community through educational programs that happen before and during the annual event. The PASEO regularly partners with local arts organizations, local artists, museums, and galleries in hosting these events. Events include lectures and talks, workshops, demos, local collaborations, and training.

About PASEO

The PASEO’s mission is to transform art through community and community through art. They live at the center of three primary values: art, education, and community.

The PASEO Project’s community is both local, global, respectful, and inclusive. They create a platform for art that is experimental, time-based, ephemeral, participatory, and context responsive. PASEO encourages conversations on contemporary art practices; engages the community through education, workshops, presentations; and challenges art and audience while supporting local artists and businesses both emerging and established. The PASEO respects art making.

For more information, contact paseo@paseoproject.org.

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Chaco Culture AiR: October 2020 – Call For Artists

Chaco Culture AiR: October 2020 – Call For Artists

The National Parks Arts Foundation announces a call for artists for the Chaco Culture AiR: October 2020, an all media artist residency at Chaco Culture National Historical Park. Call open to any level artist working in any medium including writers, poets, filmmakers, video artists, new media, screenwriters, sculpture and 3D artists, and visual artists. Outdoor site specific installations are generally not accepted due to the delicate setting and may require special permissions and permitting for the National Park Service.

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Deadline: 29 Nov 2019

The Chaco Culture National Historic Park  October residency is one of two residencies offered to artists at the park in 2020. The residency is inside the park, in National Park Service housing, and there is no studio. Artists will work plein air or in their lodging. This is a very isolated location.

Located in the four corners area of New Mexico and founded as an Antiquities Monument in 1907, Chaco Culture National Historical Park was operated for most of the 20th century as an anthropological storehouse of knowledge and evidence of the Chacoan Culture. This beautiful and isolated complex preserves the historical traces of the sacred ancestral culture to many of the existing pueblos of the Southwest. The park is a Dark Skies certified location, an ideal place for astronomy and astrophotography. The Monument expanded to its present boundaries and park designation in 1980.

The park is located in the open plains of Northwestern New Mexico, sharing borders with the Navajo Nation and BLM land.  It is approximately one and a half hours from the closest city, Farmington, and two hours and forty minutes from Albuquerque. A vehicle is definitely required for this residency. (Lyft or Uber are never practical workarounds in the beautiful, isolated open spaces of this corner of New Mexico.)

Chaco Culture AiR: October 2020 Artist Benefits

Selected artists will receive a $1000 stipend and one month housing at NPS Housing in the National Park. This is a rare privilege usually available only to occasional visitors and anthropologists. The residency includes at least one public event at the park which allows the artists to engage with park visitors and discuss their work. Selected artists are eligible to donate a single artwork through NPAF that will (by mutual agreement) be a part of the NPS’s historic art collection. The National Parks Arts Foundation’s residencies were recently named one of 7 Artist Residency Programs ‘with career launching power.’ NPAF and this park were recently the subject of a Hyperallergic Feature about the usefulness of art in the National Parks as a way to counter rampant oil and gas development strategies.

About National Parks Arts Foundation

National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the promotion of the National Parks of the U.S. through creating dynamic opportunities for artworks that are based in our natural and historic heritage. They have programs running currently at 10 national parks and monuments around the USA. This project is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, and other generous benefactors. All NPAF programs are made possible through the philanthropic support of donors of all sorts ranging from corporate sponsors, small business, and art patrons and citizen-lovers of the Parks. They have received coverage in Hyperallergic, Stars and Stripes (for US Veteran Artists residencies) various newspapers around the country, and NPR’s All Things Considered.

For more information, contact info@nationalparksartsfoundation.org

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Water/Culture 2019 (Taos, NM) – Call for Artists

Water/Culture 2019 (Taos, NM) – Call for Artists

The Paseo Water/Culture 2019 call is seeking artists to bring visibility to Northern New Mexico’s water culture and issues. Working with artists, Paseo wishes to create more inclusive and imaginative planning processes. They provide benefits to the community through artistic installations, designs, and educational opportunities. Paseo seeks proposals for installations to creatively expand public knowledge and appreciation of the acequia networks downtown Taos, NM. Selected art activations will vary in media, scale, and programming.

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Deadline: 2 Jun 2019

The goal is to highlight the acequia network for the benefit of the local community and wider audience of visitors traversing the downtown. These installations will be featured at the Paseo 2019 festival, September 13th and 14th, with the opportunity for pre- and post-installation capacities. All installations will be considered as an implementation for permanent installations.

Paseo will work closely with a number of partners to implement the Water/Culture 2019 including the Town of Taos, the Acequia Madre de Rio Pueblo, The Taos Valley Acequia Association, The NM Acequia Association, The Arts and Cultural District, Taos Mainstreet, The Taos Gallery Association, Taos Art Council, and a number of educational institutions and local businesses.

Local acequia and cultural leaders have become increasingly aware of and engaged in the water issues facing Taos. There is tremendous opportunity to utilize arts and culture strategies to advance sustainable, integrated, and inclusive management of the community’s water resources. As creative thinkers and doers, artists can be powerful partners to water leaders. Together, they re-imagine traditional approaches to water planning and management and connect with communities in new ways.

About Paseo

The Paseo is a festival dedicated to bringing the art of installation, performance, and projection to the streets of Taos, New Mexico. This two-day outdoor event, set in the high desert of Taos, New Mexico, is in its sixth year. It is scheduled for Friday and Saturday evening, September 13rd and 14th, 2019.

The Paseo seeks work that is immersive, participatory, and/or will make a dynamic impact within the Taos Historic District during this evening festival. The event is scheduled to start at sunset and runs to 11pm. Paseo 2018 brought over 6,000 people to the streets of Taos to experience this annual celebration.

For more information, contact matt@paseoproject.org.

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2019 Choice Awards – Call For Artists

2019 Choice Awards – Call For Artists

Center announces a call for artists for the 2019 Choice Awards. Work derived from photographic processes and mixed media work that is photo-based are accepted. Only still images are accepted. No multimedia components except for the Excellence in Multimedia Award. Work can have been made at any time/Work that has been submitted previously may be re-submitted.

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Deadline: 20 Feb 2019

Save on entry fees as a Center Member. 2019 Choice Awards awarded artists receive a variety of opportunities, cash prizes, portfolio review participation, award winners exhibition, grant opportunities, programs, and artist talks.

About Center

Center is in its 25th year of supporting photographers internationally. The not-for-profit organization, founded in 1994, honors, supports, and provides opportunities to gifted and committed photographers. Center provides platforms where the creative impulse can be engaged and challenged. Characterized by a community of gifted and committed photographers, Center has proven for the last twenty years that it can help photographers grow into their full potential. Its programs foster insights and actualizations that ripple and impact all involved.

Annual programs include the Project Launch, Project Development, Choice Awards, Santa Fe Prize, Excellence in Teaching Award, and Review Santa Fe. Public exhibitions, educational presentations, and expositions of the work are held in conjunction with the Awards and Portfolio Reviews.

Center is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission, New Mexico Arts, a Division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, the Gumbo Foundation, and its members.

For more information, contact programs@visitcenter.org.

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Paseo 2019 – Call For Artists

Paseo 2019 – Call For Artists

The Paseo Project announces a call for artists for the Paseo 2019, a multimedia exhibition of installation, projection, and performance art that can be installed, projected, or performed outdoors. Event scheduled for September 13 – 14 in the Historic District, Taos, New Mexico.

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Deadline: 28 Feb 2019

The Paseo Project, nonprofit host organization, is seeking work that is immersive, participatory, and will make a dynamic impact within Taos Historic District. Both high-tech and low-tech submissions are welcome. Preference is given to work that engages with the architecture within the historic downtown. Work can be roving/migratory, performative, site-responsive, culturally-situated, land-based, or somehow distort or disrupt scale and soundscape.

Artists are to be present for the evening festival, which starts at sunset and runs to 11:00pm each evening. The Paseo Project provides artist stipends and a volunteer crew helps with any temporary structures that may need to be built.

About Paseo

The Paseo is an award-winning festival and attracts audiences from all over the Western US and beyond. Since 2014, the Paseo has engaged the Taos community and visitors in the art making process during its two-night outdoor event. Now in its sixth year, it has become the most anticipated art event of the year, bringing out thousands of locals and visitors to fill the streets. Taos is a centuries old art colony and home to Taos Pueblo, UNESCO-protected and the oldest continually inhabited community in North America. The event holds to the tradition of bringing artists from around the world to both inspire and be inspired.

The Paseo 2019 theme is Connections. The organization is seeking work that celebrates, contemplates, or questions our interactions with each other, nature, or the world. It seeks works that are in sync with its core mission to transform art through community and community through art.

The Paseo is made possible by the Town of Taos, Taos County Lodgers Tax, MAE Foundation, Taos Community Foundation, Nina’s Fund, New Mexico Arts, a Division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, and many generous individual donors and business sponsors.

Paseo 2019 Artist Benefits

Selected artists will receive an artist fee based on the scale of their project and current W.A.G.E. standards. The Paseo project heavily promotes and markets artists by coordinating radio interviews, artists videos, museum talks, online and social media promotion, newsletter, and regional and national ad campaigns. Paseo 2018 advertised in Hyperallergic and Colossal. Participating artists are featured in the Festival Guide and website.

About The Paseo Project

The Paseo Project lives at the center of three primary values: art, education, and community. Its community is local, global, respectful, and inclusive. The Paseo Project’s vision is to create a platform for art that is experimental, time-based, ephemeral, participatory, and context responsive; encourage a conversation on contemporary art practices; engage the community through education, workshops, and presentations; challenge art and audience; support local artists and businesses; and respect art making.

For more information, contact matt@paseoproject.org.

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Currents New Media 2019 – Call For Artists

Currents New Media 2019 – Call For Artists

Currents New Media is an annual new media arts festival in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Its tenth year will take place from June 6 – 23, 2019. The Currents New Media 2019 festival is accepting artist submissions in all new media art genres.

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Deadline: 5 Nov 2018

Currents New Media festival is the largest and longest-running of its kind in the United States and is an integral part of an exciting emerging media arts movement in Santa Fe. This year’s categories include Interactive Environments, Entrance Design, Installations (Interactive and non-interactive), Outdoor Installations and Projections, Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality Environments, Robotics, Multimedia Performance, Digitally Generated Objects (ie. 3D Printing, CNC, and more), Interactive Installations for Children, Single Channel Video and Animation, and Experimental Documentary.

Currents New Media 2019 Artist Benefits

Specific chosen artists will benefit from this opportunity by being flown out to Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA to install their art. They will be housed by Currents New Media in a hotel nearby the festival. They will be invited to spend several days in Santa Fe to experience the city. There is a possibility of giving an artist talk, presentation, or workshop at the festival.  In 2018, the opening night of the festival boasted over 3,000 attendees.

About Currents New Media

Currents New Media is a new media arts festival and nonprofit organization in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Predating organizations like Meow Wolf and SITE Santa Fe, Currents is changing the trajectory of New Mexico and the American Southwest into an emerging and new media arts hub. Currents has worked with over 700 artists and exhibited nearly 1,000 individual artworks and installations. Currents is moving into a permanent gallery space along with its annual June Festival, and its 10th anniversary in 2019 is scheduled to be its largest year yet.

For more information, contact connect@currentsnewmedia.org.

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2018 Choice Awards – Call For Artists

2018 Choice Awards – Call For Artists

CENTER announces a call for artists for their 2018 Choice Awards, recognizing outstanding photographers. Images can be singular or part of a series. The 2018 Choice Awards are divided into four categories: Curator’s Choice, Editor’s Choice, Director’s Choice, and the Producer’s Choice Awards. Winners receive recognition via exhibition, publication, and admission to Review Santa Fe portfolio reviews.

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Deadline: 28 Feb 2018

Submission entry fee : $40 CENTER Member / $55 Non-member

2018 Choice Awards Jurors

  • Curator’s Choice – Lisa Hostetler, PhD, Curator-in-Charge, George Eastman Museum
  • Director’s Choice – Naomi Cass, Director, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Australia
  • Editor’s Choice – Bridget Watson Payne, Senior Editor, Chronicle Books
  • Producer’s Choice – Keith Jenkins, Director of Visual Journalism, NPR; formerly Supervising Senior Producer, Multimedia, NPR

There is a first, second, and third award for each category. The winners will be awarded with a group exhibition at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in Boone, North Carolina; a complimentary participation to our flagship event Review Santa Fe Photo Festival on October 18 – 21,  2018; a Lenscratch publication to their website; a Special invitation to Art Photo Index (API) website; and an online exhibition of awarded work with an artist bio via CENTER’s Winners Gallery.

About CENTER

CENTER is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, founded in 1994. Its mission is to honor, support, and provide opportunities to gifted and committed photographers.

For more information, contact programs@visitcenter.org.

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46th Annual Arts And Crafts Show – Call For Artists

46th Annual Arts And Crafts Show – Call For Artists

Girls Inc of Santa Fe announces a call for artists for their 46th Annual Arts and Crafts Show, featuring the work of over 160 local and national professional artists. Artist categories include fiber art, jewelry, painting, pottery, sculpture, metal work, wood work, and photography.

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Deadline: 31 May 2018

$450 booth fee / Post 1-1-2018: Grass & end booths $500, regular $475

$50 fee for shared booth

$20 Credit Card Processing Fee (Fee is $20 per booth. There is no charge for paying with cash or check.)

$60 Late Fee (For applications received on or after June 1st.)

Electricity is available and included for all booths except those that begin with “S.” Artists pay for their booth space only. No commission is collected from artists’ sales.

The 46th Annual Arts And Crafts Show brings in 25,000 to 30,000 visitors. This show is the third largest market on the Santa Fe Plaza each year. Artists rate our show as the one of their best shows, if not “The Best.” The Girls Inc. show fills quickly each year. They always seek new artisans. In participating in the show, you are not only benefiting from 45 years of experience and massive tourist traffic, but also supporting work to advocate on behalf of all girls to ensure they grow up strong, smart, and bold.

About Girls Inc. of Santa Fe

Girls Inc. of Santa Fe has been operating for over 60 years. They are part of a national organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Intentional programming focuses on keeping girls in their learning minds. Their nationally-developed programs are the result of studies conducted by the Girls Incorporated National Resource Center, the largest and most comprehensive research center on girls in the country. Informal education programs encourage girls to take risks and master physical, intellectual, and emotional challenges. Programs address math and science education, health and sexuality, drug abuse prevention, media literacy, economic literacy, violence prevention, communication, conflict resolution, and sports participation.

For more information, contact acshow@girlsincofsantafe.org.

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Taos Art Museum August Night 2017 – Call For Artists

The Taos Art Museum at Fechin House announces a call for artists for August Night 2017, an exhibition and auction. For more than a decade, this annual juried exhibition has attracted collectors from across the US.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 15 Apr 2017

August Night 2017 will showcase art that is inspired by the legacy of the renowned Russian émigré painter Nicolai Fechin, the heritage of the Taos Society of Artists, and the creative heritage of the Southwest.

Eligible media:

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Printmaking
  • Photography
  • Small sculpture

This year’s jurors are Dustin Belyeu, Director and Robert Carr, Assistant Director, Nedra Matteucci Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Accepted artwork will be promoted in the Museum’s press and program literature and online. Artwork will be on display in the historic Fechin Studio starting in June and sold at the festive August Night 2017 party and auction on August 26.

Taos Art Museum August Night 2017 - Call For Artists

About Taos Art Museum at Fechin House

Taos Art Museum at Fechin House is housed in the adobe home and studio that was hand-crafted by the renowned Russian émigré artist Nicolai Fechin from 1927 to 1933. Drawing on the crafts from his Russian childhood, Fechin hand-carved all the woodwork in the house and studio, from doors, lintels, posts, and corbels, to cabinets, chairs, benches, and cabinets, in an elegant harmony of Russian, Hispanic, Pueblo, and Art Deco styles that influenced Southwestern design forever after. The property is listed on both State and National Registers of Historic Places.

For an artist who met with international success early in his career and maintained a lifelong reputation as one of the finest portrait artists of his time, Nicolai Ivanovich Fechin (1881 – 1955) was an extremely private, retiring man. His emotive, vivid, and idiosyncratic art is based on a very personal frame of reference, even at its most academic. His practice was a blend of the finest Beaux Arts tradition of 19th-Century academic training and the personal intensity of a solitary individual.

The Museum’s art collection focuses on paintings of the Taos Society of Artists (1915-1927) and Taos Moderns. The patio garden and studio provide quiet space for reflection and inspiration. It features a free treasure hunt for children and project centers in the historic studio for visitors who wish to respond to the Museum with their own creative expression. The Museum is on the main thoroughfare through Taos within easy walking distance of the entire Historic District. Admission to Studio, Museum Store, garden, and grounds are free. Low admission to House includes exhibitions and tours.

About Nedra Matteucci Galleries

Since its founding in 1972, Nedra Matteucci Galleries has sought to expand and refine its diverse collection of important paintings and sculpture. Today, the gallery specializes in 19th and 20th century American art. This includes the Taos Society of Artists, artists of the American West, and masters of American Impressionism and Modernism. Leading contemporary painters and sculptors that represent modern western art comprise a key component of the galleries’ comprehensive collection.

For more information, contact director@taosartmuseum.org.

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