Call for Artists: 2019-2020 Exhibits

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

November: Here Comes the Sun

Submissions begin – August 1, 2019

This is a natural! We live in New Mexico where the Zia or sun symbol appears on our flag. As the sun affords us less heat at this time of the year, but just as much sunshine, artists are encouraged to look at the sun (but not directly!) and provide their own unique take on this ubiquitous symbol.

Coordinator: Rebecca Cohen

December: A World of Wearable Art

Submissions begin – September 1, 2019

Wearable art refers to individually designed pieces of handmade clothing or jewelry created as an expressive art. The term “wearable art” implies that the work is intended to be accepted as a serious and unique creation or statement.

This art exhibit is seeking artists who wish to exhibit their “art” on wearable material. Art included can be silk scarves, jewelry, jackets, dresses, hats, and much more.  Clothing from around the world made by local artisans will also be accepted.  Work submitted may be used in a fashion show the night of the reception. 

Coordinators: Geri Verble and Sue Ortiz


January/February 2020: Winter Wonders

Submissions begin - October 1, 2019

Winter is the season of contrasts: dark/light, hot/cold, intimacy/isolation, closure/rebirth.  For those of us who live in the northern hemisphere, it is the coldest, darkest season, but also the wondrous time when we welcome the solstice and the sun’s gradual return.

It is days rich with striking juxtapositions.  Grey skies offer brilliant crystalline glints when the sun peeks through.  Bundling with loved ones near the fire, hot drink in hand, warding off the frigid chill.  The explosions of the colors and sounds of holiday celebrations abound alongside the still, monotone landscape of a field.

 Meanwhile, Mother Nature is providing for her animals and plants, assuring them (and us!) that spring is just around the corner.

Coordinator: Linda Hughes and Jeanie Pawlowski

March/April 2020: Verde: The Color of Life

Submissions begin – December 1, 2019

Green is:  4-leaf clover luck, the heart chakra, complimentary to red

Green is:  permission to go, money,  jealousy, envy, safety

Green is:  renewal, nature, energy, harmony, freshness

Green is:  calm, healing and save the environment

Share your expression of green alone or as a dominant accent. 

“It’s not easy being green”— Kermit the Frog

Coordinator: Linda Hughes

May: Reaching Back/Looking Forward

Submissions begin – February 1, 2020


Coordinator: Rebecca Cohen

Share your art with the Placitas community