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Call for Art Entries—December, 2016 Small Works Show

Open Space Gallery call for art entries.


The City of Albuquerque Parks & Recreation Department and the OPEN SPACE VISITOR CENTER present

Call for Entries—December, 2016 Small Works Show

WHO:  Visual artists

WHAT: Call for entries for December Group Show

WHERE: Open Space Visitor Center | 6500 Coors Blvd NW

at the end of Bosque Meadows Rd. between Montaño and Paseo del Norte.

DEADLINE: October 28th, 2016 | Before 4:30 PM


The purpose of the Open Space Division is to acquire, protect, maintain, and manage significant natural landscapes and cultural resources for present and future generations.  Major Public Open Space enhances the urban environment and provides wildlife habitat while offering opportunities for public enjoyment through outdoor education and low-impact recreation. The Visitor Center and Gallery act as a hub for the City’s many beautiful Open Space properties.


"The mission of the Open Space Visitor Center Gallery is to inspire an exchange of ideas, solutions and interpretations as they relate to Open Space lands so as to deepen and enhance visitor understanding, appreciation and stewardship for Albuquerque’s unique natural and human community." 


Artists are encouraged to visit the gallery and greater facility prior to submitting their proposals.

The Open Space Visitor Center is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm.

All applicants must provide:

1. A Word document with the following information:

  • Name of applicant                                                      
  • Address, Phone, and Email                                                   
  • Artist Biography (1-2 paragraphs)
  • The bio can include a description of how the submitted artwork/s relate to Open Space and/or its mission.

2. Maximum three professional-quality images, in jpeg format, of works you would like to submit to the gallery committee’s selection process.

All applicants must submit their proposals in one of the following ways: on a mailed or hand-delivered CD/ thumb drive or via email.

CDs and thumb drives can be mailed to:                             Or hand-delivered to:

Open Space Visitor Center                                                     Open Space Visitor Center

P.O. Box 1293                                                                                 6500 Coors Blvd NW

Albuquerque, NM 87103                                                          Albuquerque, NM 87120

Attn. Gallery                                                                                   Please see hours above

Emails can be sent to:

Noel Chilton at [email protected] with Attn. Gallery in the subject line.  NOTE: If you submit via email, please ensure that your files do not exceed 10 MG, and follow up if you have not received an acknowledgement of receipt within 5 business days.


-Measure less than 18 x 18 inches.  Works may have some 3-dimensional components to them, but must be able to hang on the wall.

-Contain themes that relate to local flora, fauna, culture or other concepts described in the Open Space mission.  References to migratory birds are of particular interest since we will be concluding a year of celebration around the Migratory Bird Treaty.

-Be of high technical quality

For inquiries regarding the gallery or the application process, please call the Visitor Center at

(505) 897-8831 or write Noel Chilton at [email protected].

Thank you for considering the Open Space Visitor Center Gallery.  

We look forward to receiving your submission.