The New Mexico Field Guide is a guide to all things arts and culture across the state. Within, you’ll find maps of major arts districts across Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos, Silvery City, and Truth or Consequences, and listings of arts and culture businesses, organizations, and creative professionals statewide to help you navigate the New Mexico arts community and keep your finger on the pulse.
This year’s guide features Southwest Contemporary’s fifth annual 12 New Mexico Artists to Know Now. From an open call to artists to submit work in any media, curators Danyelle Means (Oglala Lakota), Rachelle B. Pablo (Diné), and Aaron Wilder selected twelve artists whose works speak to the compelling, vibrant, and challenging work being created in our home state. This series of profiles provides an “insider’s view” of the contemporary arts landscape and the premier talents continuously emerging across the state.
This year, we also celebrate old-timey bars and other unique destinations across New Mexico, talk about the history of Taos’s Harwood Museum of Art on the occasion of its centennial, and invite you to explore the art scene of Truth or Consequences. An extensive arts calendar section has more openings, exhibitions, workshops, and talks than you could possibly fit into your schedule.