Call for Artists: 2022 Exhibits

Share your work with the Placitas community. The following exhibits are open to all artists 18 and older.

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January 2022: Life in Focus: Jardineros Photo Group (invitation only)

Exhibit Dates: January 8 - February 3, 2022

Coordinators:  Michael Wile and Sue Ortiz

February 2022: Roger Evan's Retrospective

Exhibit Dates: February 5 - March 3

This retrospective exhibition was mounted in celebration of the 90th birthday of Roger Evans, one of Placitas’s most cherished and colorful long-time residents.

Assembled by the PCL Art Committee, the exhibit includes examples of the architectural illustrations that helped support Evans’s early life in Placitas and models for a unique forward looking community envisioned by Evans but never realized.

There are also fantastical landscapes containing multiple-unit dwellings populated by a coterie of cows and other anthropomorphized beasts. These reveal not only the artist’s skillful hand but also his playful imagination. Fanciful sculptures and constructions also appear in the exhibit. Sly social commentary and the artist’s offbeat humor permeate his entire body of work.

As Roger might say, “have fun with it.”

Coordinator:  Margaret Bruch

March 2022: Lost & Found: A Personal Interpretation

Exhibit Dates: March 5 - March 31

Lost loves, lost opportunities, lost in space!  

New found knowledge, new found friends or found objects! 

Artists are encouraged to define and explore the experience of loss  and the joy of new discoveries.  

Whether your focus is on a personal or communal experience, consider employing repurposed, rescued and reclaimed materials to enhance your narrative with materials that have also been “lost” and then “found”.

All mediums are welcome.

Submission Deadline:  Exhibit Closed

Coordinators:  Sandy Johnson and Sue Ortiz

April 2022: Turning the Pages - Art Inspired by Books

Exhibit Dates: April 2 - April 28

In the digital age of “Kindle” reading and “Audible” listening, many of us yearn for the days of picking up a book and “Turning the Pages.”

There is something about the feeling and artfulness of holding a book, browsing through the beautifully illustrated art, and beginning the journey of reading. 

This is your opportunity to be inspired by expressing your art through literature. 

Some resources to inspire that journey are and

Submission Deadline: March 7

Coordinator:  Geri Verble

May 2022: Placitas Studio Tour (invitation only)

Exhibit Dates: April 30 - May 18

Coordinators:  Jack Chiasson/Colleen Gregoire

June/July 2022: Collaboration

Exhibit Dates: June 16 - July 14


The action of working with someone to produce or create something.

Making art is, for the most part, a solitary process. Artists toil alone in the studio and, if they’re lucky, find fellow “makers” with whom to share ideas and from whom they occasionally solicit feedback.

The Surrealists overcame their solitude by playing “Exquisite Corpse” a game where participants took turns drawing sections of a body on a sheet of paper folded to hide each individual contribution until the drawing was complete. (For a good time, google their often bizarre results!)

Other artists such as Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat joined forces from time to time with Warhol making marks on the canvas and Basquiat superimposing his own imagery on top.

The outcomes of such collaborations (and there are many more in the history of modern and contemporary art) were unpredictable, often unimagined at the outset by the artists themselves and very different from each artist’s typical work.

This exhibit challenged artists to find a partner artist(s) to combine talents in creating fun, freeing and unpredictable works of art.

Submission Deadline:  May 6

Coordinators:  Rebecca Cohen

July/August 2022: Shades of Red

Exhibit Dates: July 16 - August 26

The color RED has the potential to touch all our  senses:

the taste of a tart cherry, the brilliance of a flaming sunset,  the sound of an explosion, the smell of a rose, the tingle of passion and seduction or perhaps the sensation of a slap across the face!  

 For our July/August exhibition, the Art Committee requests artists consider how the power of red activates our senses, especially during July and August, the hottest days of the year.

Submission Deadline:  June 3

Coordinator:  Linda Hughes

October/November 2022: Life's Hidden Treasures

Exhibit Dates: October 1 - November 10

“The greatest treasures are those invisible to the eye but found by the heart.”  Judy Garland

Life’s Hidden Treasures can be found in the friends and family that surround us every day; those wonderful destinations that provide solace and renewal or surprise us with the unexpected.  

There are the life changing moments that illuminate and elevate our awareness of what is seen and unseen; with time, these become the treasured experiences of our being for years to come….

Artists are encouraged to express their hidden treasures in all forms of media and share their secrets with the audience. 

Submission Deadline: September 2

Coordinators:  Linda Hughes and Colleen Gregoire

November/December 2022: Stitched...Woven...Spun

Exhibit Dates: November 22 - January 5, 2023

Explore the Art of Fiber

Beginning with weaving vegetation to shearing animals for their fur, humans have continually devised ways to make clothing and decoration.  Fiber industrialized our world.  Explorers sailed the ocean because they wove sails from fiber, adventurers took to the sky with the help of fiber, fiber sparked the industrial revolution.  Fiber is woven into our civilization beautifying our world since humans evolved beyond the Fig Leaf.

Submission Deadline:  October 7

Coordinator:  Sandy Johnson

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