Southwest Contemporary announces a call for artists for the third annual 12 New Mexico Artists to Know Now feature.
Artists living and working in New Mexico are invited to submit work in any media for our third annual 12 New Mexico Artists to Know Now feature series.
This feature series shares the most compelling, vibrant contemporary art being made in our home state with our readers and connects New Mexico artists to a regional, national, and international audience. This year, each artist will receive a two-page spread featuring their work in our New Mexico Field Guide, an annual publication encompassing arts and culture organizations from across the state. Selected artists will have their work seen in a print and digital publication with an audience of 50,000+ people.
Deadline: March 3, 11:59 pm MST.
Twelve selected artists will receive a feature profile article written by an SWC contributor accompanied by multiple images. Selected artists will also receive a feature on SWC’s newsletter and social media channels and receive a complimentary print copy.
Artists (18+) living and working in New Mexico are welcome to apply with works in any medium: painting, sculpture, new media, performance, printmaking, fiber arts, photography, mixed media, music, video, installation, and more.
Three to five artwork images, artist statement, and bio must be uploaded directly to the submission form.
- Artists may submit three to five image, video, or audio files (no larger than 10 mb each) for consideration.
- Artists must ensure high quality of images (we recommend 300 dpi JPGs), but they do not need to be press quality. High-res images will be requested once selections are made.
- If video files are larger than 10 mb, please submit a smaller clip and provide a web link to the full file in your statement.
- Artwork does not have to be for sale, but we recommend submitting work recent within the last five years.
- Bio and statement must be no more than 300 words or 2500 characters each.
Entry deadline: March 3, 2021, 11:59 pm MST.
Artists will be notified of the final decision by the end of March 2021. If your work is selected, you will receive further information at that time. All selected artists will be included in the digital and print issue published in June 2021.
There is a $15 submission fee that goes towards supporting our contributing writers, editors, and staff (submission fees are non-refundable). If you are unable to pay at this time, we understand and urge you to submit your work for editorial consideration on our website instead. You may always submit your work for editorial consideration to our website for free. Please send three to five artwork files, your artist statement, bio, website, and any other relevant links to firstname.lastname@example.org.
VOL. 2: FLIGHTS OF FANCY
New Mexico artists are also welcome to submit to the open call for Southwest Contemporary Vol. 2: Flights of Fancy (to be published May 2021). You may submit to one or both calls using the same submission form.
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