Share your work with the Placitas community. The following exhibits are open to all artists 18 and older.
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: Closed to Submissions
Coordinators: Pam Troutman and Linda Hughes
Coordinators: Michael Wile and Sue Ortiz
Coordinators: Margaret Bruch
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: February 13
Coordinators: Sandy Johnson and Sue Ortiz
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 https://www.pinterest.com/lanalang/book-art/ and https://www.pinterest.com/lindsayjwhite/old-books-into-art/
Submission Deadline: February 25
Coordinator: Geri Verble
Coordinators: Jack Chiasson/Colleen Gregoire
Coordinators: Rebecca Cohen
Coordinators: Linda Hughes