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, and Taos, 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 is also extra special in that it features Southwest Contemporary’s third annual “12 New Mexico Artists to Know Now.” From an open call to artists submit work in any media spring 2021, our editorial team selected twelve artists whose work speaks 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 a few significant arts anniversaries and invite you to explore gardens—some cultivated, some wild—across Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Taos. An extensive arts calendar section, beginning on page seventy-seven, signals the return of some degree of “normal” to arts programming this year, with more openings, exhibitions, workshops, and talks than you could possibly fit into your schedule.