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Open Space Visitor Center Gallery

Open Space Gallery inspires an exchange of ideas, solutions and interpretations.

Visitor Center Gallery photo

Call for Submissions

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.

Application Procedure

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 a.m. to 5 p.m. Submissions should be received by August 1, 2017 for consideration in 2018 gallery shows.

All applicants must provide:

A Word document with the following information:

  • Name of applicant/s Contact Person
  • Address and Phone Artist/s Biography (1 paragraph)
  • Proposal description (2-4 paragraphs)

The brief proposal description must outline the perspective artwork and its use of the space. Outdoor Land Art will be considered. Group proposals are also welcome. In the description, take care to embody aspects of the above mission statements. Artists who wish to complement their exhibits with educational components, such as demonstrations or workshops, are encouraged to include that in their proposal descriptions.

At least six professional-quality images, in jpeg format, of works that best represent your proposal. Artist collectives must provide between 1-4 images per person.

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

CDs and thumb drives can be mailed to:

Open Space Visitor Center
P.O. Box 1293
Albuquerque, NM 87103

Emails can be sent to [email protected] with Attn. Gallery in the subject line. Emailed submissions have proven problematic in the past and are thus discouraged.

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.

Successful Submission

Successful submission will:

  • Embody the missions of the Open Space Division and of the Visitor Center Gallery
  • Be cohesive and consistent in technical mastery (especially applicable of collectives)
  • Envision the full use of the space, measuring 26 x 26 feet

Ideas for connecting the exhibit to potential programming (workshops, presentations, screenings, etc.) would be an additional plus.

Open Space Background

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.

Gallery Mission

"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."