Share the Love with New Mexico Arts

Meet the 2024 New Mexico Arts'

Artists-in-Residence at the Lincoln Historic Site

Marcus Xavier Chormicle

Emerging Las Cruces-based artist, Marcus Xavier Chormicle (Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians/Chicano), creates work that focuses primarily on family, memory, and the intersection of class, race, and history in the American Southwest. Learn more about Marcus here

Dylan McLaughlin

Dylan McLaughlin (Diné) is a multimedia artist, educator and researcher who looks critically to share stories of ecological extraction and climate change, with special attention to their impact on Indigenous communities, through his creative practice. Learn more about Dylan here

Learn more about the artists and the New Mexico Arts Artist-In-Residence program here

New Mexico Poetry Out Loud State Finals returns as an in-person event, Sunday, March 3, 2024, at 1 pm in the St. Francis Auditorium of the

New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe. Admission is free, seating is limited.

See High School students from across New Mexico compete for the opportunity to represent New Mexico at the National Finals in Washington DC. National champion will receive $20,000 prize.

Artwork by Yolanda Zhou, 2024 New Mexico Scholastic Art Awards Gold Key Winner 

The Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 (AEP6), a national economic and social impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry. In New Mexico overall, the study shows the sector generated $740.9 million in economic activity during 2022: $267.5 million in spending by arts and culture organizations and an additional $473.4 million in event-related expenditures by their audiences.

Statewide, the arts supported 9,381 jobs; provided $363.2 million in personal income to residents; and generated $106.1 million in tax revenue.

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Artist INC Express (AIX) helps artists, of any discipline, develop the building blocks for a thriving and enduring arts practice. Led by a team of experienced, working artists, this FREE nine-hour, hands-on workshop helps artists like you address specific needs and challenges that you’ll face throughout your career. Through discussions, activities, and hands-on exercises, your artist-facilitators, and your new network of peer artists, will help you set goals for your practice, write about your work, and build a personal brand.  RSVP required.

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We are celebrating this year’s 2024 USA Fellowship Awardees hailing from 22 states and Puerto Rico. These artists and small collectives represent different regions and diverse backgrounds but share a commitment to helping us heal, connect, and thrive in community. They were selected for their artistic vision, contributions to the field, and the potential impact of the award on their practice.

A special congratulations to Blackhorse Lowe, the only awardee from New Mexico!

Five New Mexico artists are among the more than 50 recipients of $2.5 million in funding from the prestigious Creative Capital Foundation's 2024 Wild Futures: Art, Culture, Impact” awards in visual arts and film/moving image. Each artist receives "unrestricted project funding up to $50,000, which can be drawn down over a multi-year period, bespoke professional development services, and community-building opportunities," according to a foundation news release announcing the awards this week.

The Santa Fe recipients include filmmaker Chris Eyre (Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma) for The Land Acknowledgement Streaming Experience (L.A.S.E.).

Jordan Ann Craig (Northern Cheyenne), for a project with her mother Brigit Johnson (Northern Cheyenne), called Books Not Returned Library.

Chaz John, (Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska / Mississippi Band Choctaw, European) for a new body of work he plans for a solo show in Santa Fe, Melting of Columbia.

Erica Lord for The Codes We Carry: Beads as DNA Data,

Albuquerque-based artist Nani Chacon, Diné and Chicana, received an award for her project titled Our Gods Walk Among Us.

Opportunities From Our Friends...

Artists, get $75,000 for your art project: 

Bernalillo County is seeking artists to create a public art piece for the North Valley Aquatic Center, currently under construction at the Raymond G. Sanchez Community Center. The county is offering a $75,000 budget for two project phases, and local schools in the area will help create the piece.

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Calling all emerging artists!

Strata Gallery 501(c)3 is excited to announce our open call for submissions to our Emerging Artists Membership Program. Join a supportive community of fellow artists, gain exposure for your work, and unlock incredible opportunities for growth and collaboration. Whether you’re a painter, sculptor, photographer, or work in any other medium, we welcome your unique perspective and creative vision. Don’t miss this chance to elevate your career and be part of a thriving artistic community. Submit your artwork today!

Application Deadline: March 30, 2024

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Utah State University in partnership with the Utah Division of Facilities Construction and Management and the Utah Division of Arts & Museums Public Art Program requests qualifications from artists and/or artist teams interested in creating site-specific artwork(s) for the new Gardner Learning and Leadership Building in Logan, Utah. This project is open to artists/artist teams residing in the Intermountain West to include Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, and Wyoming. 

Budget: $85,000


February 16, 2024, 11:59pm MDT – Deadline for preliminary materials

February 27, 2024 – Committee Review and Finalist artist notification

May 7, 2024 – Finalists interviews and presentations

March 2025 – Artwork complete

April 2025 – Project substantial completion  

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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Shelter Cove Arts and Recreation Foundation (SCARF) are pleased to announce the Spring 2024 session of the King Range National Conservation Area (King Range NCA) Artist in Residence (AiR) program. The residency will offer an inspirational and unique 4-weeks on California’s remote Lost Coast for an artist to interpret public lands through art.

Together, the BLM and SCARF provide an opportunity for artists to experience the Lost Coast while educating the community and showcasing their interpretations of the surrounding public lands. The AiR program is founded on the belief that artists look closely at the way the world works, notice things that others may have missed, challenge ideas, experiment, and create new opportunities to experience public lands through art.

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From our friends at

Current Opportunities of relevance to New Mexico Artists

Calls for Entries, residencies, surveys, & jobs.

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Complete Guide to FREE Artist Grants and Opportunities in 2024

All the best artist grants, residencies, and open calls for 2024.

All of these calls are FREE to apply!

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Upcoming Cultural Events:

Feb. 1- 29, 2024

Black History Month Exhibit


9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Feb. 2, 2024

First Friday: Valentines Card Making


5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Feb. 2 - 25, 2024

For the Love of Art Month


Feb. 4, 2024

Lunar New Year Celebration


1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Feb. 4, 2024

N.M. Art Book Club


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Feb. 15, 2024

Managing Uneven Income & Multiple Revenue Streams: Courses for Artists & Cultural Workers


5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Feb. 23, 2024

Final Friday: Painting with Light

at the Vladem Contemporary


5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This Month's Book Club Selection:

Deep Color: The Shades That Shape Our Souls

by Keith Recker

Color is a powerful force in our lives. It is a major influence in visual and verbal communication and on the decisions, we make every day. Deep Color unpacks all the shades of the rainbow (plus black, white, and pink) with little-known facts, stunning visuals, and a critical perspective on color and the nonverbal meanings it carries.

Deep Color contains essays exploring the intriguing facets of color, such as imperial yellow in China or lapis lazuli in Egypt. Each hue is illustrated not just in words, but in historical and contemporary images that show how ancient ideas are still very much alive today--and also how color can take on new meanings.

Destined to become a classic, Deep Color explores how color acts on our imagination, subconscious, and daily decisions. It helps readers unpack the color-laden stimuli that come their way every minute of every day.

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A New Mexico with vibrant communities, meaningful quality of life, and a robust economy.

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