2018 Call for Art Entries Fiber Arts Exhibit Related to the Theme of “Water”

WHO: Fiber Artists in New Mexico WHAT: An exhibit of fiber arts related to the theme of Water as part of the 2018 NM Fiber Arts Crawl


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

Call for Art Entries 2018 Fiber Arts

Fiber Arts Exhibit Related to the Theme of “Water”

WHO:  Fiber Artists in New Mexico

WHAT:  An exhibit of fiber arts related to the theme of Water as part of the 2018 NM Fiber Arts Crawl

WHERE: Open Space Visitor Center | 6500 Coors Blvd NW

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

WHEN:  Submissions will be accepted from January 1-Feb 25, 2018

Exhibit runs from April 28th-May 27th, 2018

The City of Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center will present an exhibit of fiber arts related to the theme of Water as part of the NM Fiber Arts Crawl, May 1st-31st 2018. The theme provides an opportunity for artists working in all fiber media to create an original work inspired by any aspect of water: conservation, pollution, the effects of water on landscape, people and animals, small water ways to large bodies of water or anything else that moves you to create. Fiber artists of all levels working in all media are invited to submit their work January 1-Feb 25, 2018. The exhibit will run from April 28th-May 27th, 2018. 

Look for more information on the website:

The Open Space Visitor Center (OSVC) is a 55 acre facility and is the interpretive hub for the City of Albuquerque Open Space Division. Each year, thousands of visitors come to the OSVC to enjoy public programs, wildlife viewing, educational workshops, unique architecture, exhibits on the cultural and natural history of Albuquerque, an art gallery, a working farm, interpretive gardens, bosque trails, and more.

The Open Space Visitor Center and Selection Committee will select artwork proposals that:

  • Interpret the theme of Water and its importance to the environmental and cultural landscapes of New Mexico
  • Embrace the missions of the City of Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center, the Open Space Gallery, and the Open Space Division (See below)


The purpose of the City of Albuquerque Open Space Division (OSD) 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 Open Space Division manages nearly 30,000 acres of Major Public Open Space, including a section of the Petroglyph National Monument, the Sandia Foothills Open Space, the Rio Grande Valley State Park, 366 acres of active farmland, and the Open Space Visitor Center.  More information here:


At the OSVC, we strive to provide an exceptional environment to enjoy, experience, and learn about public lands, wildlife and our cultural heritage.  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 Open Space Visitor Center 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.


  1. 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. Fiber Arts                                                                             Please see hours above


Emails can be sent to:  Kent Swanson at  [email protected] with Attn. Fiber Arts Show 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.


  • Proposals for works of art that include subject matter such as the apparent representation of violence, inappropriate nudity, denigration of individuals or cultures, or desecration of significant cultural symbols, will be reviewed for their appropriateness for public display.

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

(505) 897-8831 or write Kent Swanson at [email protected]

Thank you for your consideration. 

We look forward to receiving your submission.

Kent Swanson

[email protected]

Open Space Visitor Center Manager

My Office Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9am-5pm

6500 Coors Boulevard NW

Albuquerque, NM 87120

(505) 897 – 8831 (main desk)