Calls to Artists

From other organizations:

Apply to participate in the Santa Fe Art Commission’s Summer 2020 Exhibit.

Deadline, Friday, January 17, 2020

“NEON & CHROME: The Visual Vocabulary of Historic Route 66”

New Mexico artists are invited to apply for inclusion in the Community Gallery’s SUMMER 2020 exhibit. All New Mexico artists interested in considering the myths, iconography, celebrity, history and eventual decay of America’s Main Street, Route 66, are encouraged to apply. “NEON & CHROME” will run from June through September 2020.

Artists working in all media (2D & 3D) are encouraged to submit an online portfolio here: . The deadline is 5 pm MST, Friday, January 17, 2020. For more information, please call 505-955-6707 or email

The intent of this exhibit is to inspire artists to explore the myriad visual methods that sites and businesses along the Mother Road implemented to attract visitors and differentiate themselves from everyone else. Artists will be asked to consider the myths, iconography, celebrity, history and eventual decay of America’s Main Street.

Artists will be asked to consider:

How did the automobile change tourism and exploration of the West?

What are examples of iconic Route 66 visual cues? Signage? Architecture? Graphic design?

What are some of the Route 66 sites in New Mexico?

From New Mexico Arts: Prospectus #254

Native American and Alaska Native Artists Only Purchase Initiative

Calling all Native artists! The Art in Public Places Program at New Mexico Arts announces the 2019 Native American and Alaska Native Artists Only Purchase Initiative. The project is open to Native American or Alaska Native artists who reside in the United States as well as galleries in the U.S. who sell the work of Native Artists. Galleries may submit qualifications on behalf of any artist represented by the gallery, regardless of the artist’s residency, so long as the artist identifies as a member of a Native American or Alaska Native tribe or community. All media in all genres, suitable for interior or exterior display, will be considered for purchase and display at publicly accessible buildings throughout the State of New Mexico. Project amounts are $1,000 – $50,000 all-inclusive. Please check out the Call for Artists on Café. The deadline for submissions is January 24, 2020.
+ Click here for Prospectus #254 details and to apply.
+ Questions about #254? please email

Crowdfund for creative community projects and get your dollars doubled through Artists Lead!

ArtPlace America is excited to announce the Artists Lead! match program. ioby has partnered with our friends at ArtPlace America to support artist-led projects that create community change. Through Artists Lead!, artists using their skills to address local community issues can access up to $15,000 in match funds for every dollar raised through their ioby crowdfunding campaign.

See if you’re eligible, or learn more. Or, start a project!

Check out “Almighty Artists,” a weekly get-together for Gallup-area artists and creatives!

WHYFriendship, fellowship, support, encouragement & feedback.

WHOPeople with creativity & Imagination… and their friends

WHATWe are a friendly place to show and share your original artwork.

WHENWednesday Nights: 8pm-10pm

WHERE?Josh’s House: 501 S Third Street, Gallup (upstairs)

NOTE: Please be kind and respect the conscience of others. No lewd or profane artwork, please.

Musicians! Create a web profile and go on tour!

The Western States Arts Federation has created a new online resource called IMTour to connect musicians to performance venues across the West. Independent musicians are invited to create a profile at to start finding gigs and gaining exposure!

From gallupARTS:

Apply to participate in the 8 x 10 x 20 Artist Challenge!

Application deadline is Friday, December 20 by 5pm.

The 8 x 10 x 20 Artist Challenge is supported by funding from New Mexico Arts

Apply for the 5th Annual ArtsCrawl Holiday Arts Market!

Application deadline: Saturday, November 30 by 4pm

Get all the info, application and make your payment at

Artists, apply to do a demo as part of the new 2nd Look on 2nd Street program!