Call for Artists: 2021 Exhibits

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

July: Gracie Lee Community Room Inaugural Exhibit - Placitas Studio Tour Artists

Exhibit Dates: July 10 - July 29

Exhibit Coordinators:  Nancy Holley, Geri Verble

August/September: Contradictions and Complexity: The Color Yellow

Exhibit Dates: July 31 - September 9

Mellow Yellow? Yellow Submarine? Yellow Bird, Yellow Moon? Yellow Rose of Texas? Musicians have an extensive history of celebrating the color yellow. And now, artists, it’s your turn.

Tie a yellow ribbon round the ole oak tree?

The focus for the August/September exhibit is the color yellow. Whether your take is positive (think sunshine and sunflowers!) or less so (think cowardice or yellow journalism) immerse yourself in this shimmering hue.

Follow that Yellow Brick Road in your Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini. We can’t wait to see your response to our theme..

Submission Deadline:  Closed

Exhibit Coordinator: Margaret Bruch



September/October: Magic in the Gardens - Placitas Garden Tour

Exhibit Dates: September 15 - October 21

Gardens and artwork are similar in that they are composed in harmony with a series of shapes, forms, colors, and textures.

The Placitas Garden Tour has invited a select group of local artists to showcase their work at Garden Tour Exhibit held in the Gracie Lee Community Room.

The following artists will join us:  Barbara Burzillo, Reid Bandeen, Jim Holley, Bev Nagy, Rebecca Nolda, Carol Ordogne, Gayle Elaine Scott, and Juan Wijngaard.

The artists are working in collaboration with the Sandoval County Master Gardeners & the Placitas Community Library to raise funds for future landscape projects & educational programs in Placitas.

Coordinators:  Sandy Liakus, Geri Verble and Sue Ortiz

October/December: Piece by Piece - Mosaic New Mexico Artist Collective

Exhibit Dates: October 23 - December 2
Exhibit Coordinators:  Laura Robbins and Sandy Johnson

December/January 2022: Celebration of Color Fantasy - Bead Society of NM

Exhibit Dates: December 7 - January 6, 2022

The Bead Society of New Mexico (BSNM) was founded in 1984 for the benefit and development of our members and the community at large through education, appreciation, and involvement in the field of beads and bead-related subjects.

The Bead Society of New Mexico is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization run entirely by volunteers. We are dedicated to the study, discussion, and exchange of information about beads and beadwork and to share our knowledge through educational programs, workshops, newsletter, and website. Members are a diverse group at all skill levels who enjoy all aspects of jewelry construction.

Our exhibit is “Celebration of Color Fantasy”. If you are familiar with the Color Wheel, you will understand that certain colors match better with each other in the design process. We have encouraged our member artists to think outside the box and create fanciful fantasy pieces and press the color pallet to its fullest. Some creations are of fantasy, some are just fancy. All will be a feast for the eyes, and most will be pieces of wearable art.

Submission Deadline:  October 30

Coordinators:  Pam Troutman and Linda Hughes

Share your art with the Placitas community