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Call for Original Artwork for Sugar Skull Fun Run Event

BernCo is looking for original artwork submissions for the Sugar Skull Fun Run, which will be showcased on t-shirts, face masks, promotional materials, and social media.

BernCo Seeking Public Comment for Tiny Home Village Art Project

Bernalillo County’s Public Art Program is seeking public comment on proposals to provide to the Bernalillo County Arts Board for consideration when choosing the finalist.

Alvarado Square Chambers Mural Finalists’ Presentations

The Bernalillo County Public Art Program invites the general public to attend the finalists’ presentations for the new Alvarado Square chambers mural on May 10 at 12:15 p.m.

Artists Wanted for Outdoor Sculpture Project

The Bernalillo County Arts Board solicits a call for artists to propose conceptual sketch ideas for outdoor sculpture to be located along highly visible avenues and boulevards within Bernalillo County.
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Bernalillo County Public Art Program Accepting Submissions

The deadline for submitting proposals for the 2020 calendar year is Dec. 31.
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BernCo Public Art Program Unsolicited Proposal Period Open for Submissions

Proposals received through May 31 will be reviewed at the June Arts Board meeting. Artists can submit proposals for a variety of media and styles including two-dimensional and three-dimensional works.
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View From Gold Mountain: Asian American Sculpture Dedication Video

Check out a video of the dedication of View From Gold Mountain at the Bernalillo County Courthouse on Jan. 11.
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Alameda Drain Trail and Public Art Dedication

On Aug. 1, 2019, the new Alameda Drain Trail and "Outpost" Public Art works were dedicated on a renovated trail that spans one mile on north 2nd Street between Montano and Osuna.
Alameda Drain Trail and Public Art Dedication

BernCo Dedicates Public Art

Bernalillo County’s newest public art will be dedicated at a ceremony on Thursday, July 25 at 10 a.m. at the Vista Grande Community Center in the East Mountains. The two-part sculpture is titled, “Living Landscape” and is the brainchild and creation of artist Karen Yank.
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Public Art Program Year in Review Video

The annual event is to thank the Arts Board members for volunteering their time and honor former members for their years of service. Artist and Albuquerque Academy teacher Louis Schalk and Master Photographer Oscar Lozoya are honored for their service.
Public Art Program Year in Review Video

Learn About Exciting Additions to BernCo's Public Art Program

Additions are being made to the Bernalillo County public art collection!


 

Our Philosophy

our philosophy
Bernalillo County's Public Art Program was established in 1992 with the adoption of the county’s Art in Public Places Ordinance.

Our Collection/Public Art Map

Our Collection
The Public Art Program currently has over 500 works of art placed around the county. Click here to see a map.

Our Board

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The 10-member Arts Board consists of appointed advisory members.
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