New Mexico Arts Staff and Commissioners recently joined a hard hat tour of the Vladem Contemporary wing of the New Mexico Museum of Art with NMMA Executive Director Mark White.

Mark your calendars for the opening date of September 23rd.

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NEW Staff Announcement

Claude Smith

AIPP Project Coordinator

Claude Smith is an arts professional based in Albuquerque, NM. He previously served as Operations Director at 516 ARTS and during his tenure, worked extensively to support artists and exhibition production since 2010. From 2016-2023 he oversaw the Fulcrum Fund, a partner in the regional regranting program of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts where he facilitated the distribution of over $725,000 in new project-related support to more than 300 New Mexico-based artists. Previous curatorial projects at 516 ARTS include 21st Century Cyphers (2019); Karl Hofmann: In the Balance (2017); Off the Charts and Beau Carey: Rise (both 2015). He has written essays and articles for various publications including the New American Paintings blog, Edible New Mexico and Arid Journal among others. He holds bachelor’s degrees in art history and biology from the University of New Mexico and currently serves as the Public Art Program Coordinator for New Mexico Arts.

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CALL FOR ART - 7th Annual Global Warming is REAL

juried exhibition.

Entries open May 21 through July 31. Open to all encaustic/wax artists. Click here to read full call for art and apply. Exhibition runs from September 16 - October 22 online and at the Museum of Encaustic Art.

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open call for participants

Calling all artists, curators, neighbors, and public art lovers!

We’re rounding up participants for the latest installment of the Terrain Biennial. The Terrain Biennial is a grassroots public art festival that brings artists and neighbors together to put public art on the front lawns (and porches, windows, and rooftops, too!) of neighborhoods across the world.

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Arte de Descartes XXIII
Prospectus for Arte de Descartes XXIII is here as a PDF.
90% recycled – juried art from discards show
Location: Stables Gallery 133 Paseo del Pueblo Norte,
Taos, NM
8/26 – 9/4, 2023

Description: Art made from all sources of discarded materials: metal, cloth, wood, plastic, glass, paper, cardboard, etc.

Deadline to enter:
Tuesday August 1, 2023, 5pm
Complete Guide to FREE Artist Grants and Opportunities in 2023

All the best artist grants, residencies, and open calls for 2023.
All of these calls are FREE to apply!

This Month's Book Club Selection:

With the gifts of a visual artist and poet’s attention, An Eye in Each Square confronts our era’s barbed and shifting networks of power and atrocities. Lauren Camp’s sixth collection of poetry offers social critique within an imaginative biography of enigmatic painter Agnes Martin and a treatise on the multiplicities of the natural world. Rendering its landscape in precise imagery and lyrical language, An Eye in Each Square asks the reader to hold the conscience of the world and also to claim what we might need most—the risky and urgent space of comfort found within the artist’s line.

LAUREN CAMP is the Poet Laureate of New Mexico.

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