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Call for Original Artwork for Two Major BernCo Events

05/07/2019

Bernalillo County is looking for original artwork submissions for two major events, the Bosque Chile Festival’s Ristra Run and the Sugar Skull Fun Run, both happening later this year. The call for art is open to New Mexico professional and amateur artists of all ages.

The artwork selected for each event will be showcased on promotional materials, t-shirts, and social media.

Important submission details for each event:

Bosque Chile Festival – Ristra Run

  • Event date is Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019
  • Artwork will be specific to the Ristra Run race event
  • General theme: Red chiles, green chiles and/or ristras, and running
  • Dimensions: No smaller than 8.5 x 11, no larger than 11 x 17, original artwork preferred, JPG, TIFF or PDF are acceptable digital formats for submissions
  • Submit:
    • Email all submissions to publicart@bernco.gov
    • Please include contact info: phone number and email address
  • Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2019, 5 p.m.
  • Notification of selection: Friday, June 14, 2019
  • $250 awarded to the selected artist

Sugar Skull Fun Run

  • Event date is Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019
  • General theme: Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
  • Dimensions: No smaller than 8.5 x 11, no larger than 11 x 17, original artwork preferred, JPG, TIFF or PDF are acceptable digital formats for submissions
  • Submit:
    • Email all submissions to publicart@bernco.gov
    • Please include contact info: phone number and email address
  • Deadline: Friday, June 14, 2019, 5 p.m.
  • Notification of selection: Friday, June 21, 2019
  • $250 awarded to the selected artist

For questions, please contact Public Art Program Coordinator Nan Masland at (505) 314-0467.

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