Call for Artists: 2020 Exhibits

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

May: Reaching Back/Looking Forward

Submissions accepted: February 1 - April 12

Where does art come from?

Certainly it is a reflection of our here and now, but it is also fed by artists’ past experience of landscape,  family, of art experienced in museums and galleries and through study. 

The May exhibition aims to provide an opportunity for artists to look back at the experiences that have influenced their work and perhaps reconsider new ways to use the past to inform future.

Think memory, biography, autobiography and transitioning from the past to future.

Coordinator: Rebecca Cohen

July/August: Cat Tales

Submissions accepted: April 1 - June 7

Most cats have only one tail but every cat has lots of tales.
Cats tell us their tales in many ways. What tales do cats tell you?
How do they tell you?
All mediums welcome.

Coordinator: Elizabeth Potter

September: Artists in Residence

Submissions closed. Thank you.

The September exhibit, “Artists In Residence” showcases the power of art to unite, connect and inspire us in times of crisis. Isolation can be difficult to handle, but offers artists the opportunity and the time to improve their existing techniques. Artists can also explore new, innovative ideas and techniques that take them outside their comfort zone.

Share with us your “sheltering at home” art creations. All mediums welcome!

Coordinator: Sue Ortiz

October: Flights of Fancy

Submissions closed. Thank you.

Remember this?

“It’s a bird, it’s a plane….it’s Superman!”

Experiencing or simply observing the wonders of flying through the air was a human obsession long before George Reeves donned that skin tight blue suit and red cape. We constantly strive for freedom of movement with no boundaries, soaring and swooping whether emotionally or in fact. 

For October’s Placitas Community Library art exhibit, share your artistic vision of how to escape the bounds of earth and find freedom from confinement either physically or spiritually through flight.   

Coordinator:  Margaret Bruch

November/December: Off the Wall

Submissions accepted August 1 - October 15
Due to Covid-19 restriction on large indoor gatherings, this November and December, we have the rare opportunity to present an exhibition of objects that sit on pedestals, rest directly on the floor or project forward from the walls. 
No worries, for a change, that they will be bumped into or trod on during a crowded lecture.  For artist who make three dimensional objects, this one’s for you!
Keep in mind that if your work requires a pedestal or plinth, you must provide your own.
For questions, please contact Rebecca Cohen, Exhibit Coordinator:

Share your art with the Placitas community