Tuesday, May 26, 2015

In the Taos area: The 11th Annual Gala Exhibition and Auction (on display from June 30 through August 28)


CALL FOR ARTISTS: Deadline May 30

The Taos Art Museum at Fechin House is situated in the historic home that Russian painter Nicolai Fechin created and ornamented for his family from 1927 to 1933.

The 11th Annual Gala Exhibition and Auction (on display from June 30 through August 28) will showcase artists from across the US and abroad who find inspiration in Fechin’s legacy, Taos, and the creative traditions of the Southwest. 

Juror: Nedra Matteucci
Born in a small farming community in southeastern New Mexico, Nedra Matteuccihad a passion for art from an early age and learned about the art world by working in the gallery she now owns. At the time it was known as the Fenn Gallery. She opened her own gallery on Canyon Road in 1986 and two years later purchased the Fenn Gallery, renaming it Nedra Matteucci Galleries. Widely recognized for its outstanding standards of quality and professionalism, the gallery specializes in 19th and 20th-century American art, including artists of the American West and Taos Society Artists.

Who Should Apply
Artists who are inspired by the American Southwest and wish their artwork to be seen by a nationally recognized curator/juror.

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Craft
  • Sculpture
Accepted artwork will be promoted in the Museum’s press and Gala program literature and online, and sold in festive live and silent auctions at the Gala.

Terms and Conditions
  • No submission fee
  • Original artwork only
  • Maximum number of submissions per artist: 3
  • All art must be framed, dry, and exhibition-ready at time of submission
  • Artwork must not exceed 3’ in any dimension, or 50 pounds
  • All accepted artwork will be for sale
  • Minimum reserve price: up to 50% of retail value, maximum
  • Artist’s commission: up to 40% of sale price
  • Artist is responsible for return shipping costs for unsold artwork
  • Shipped artwork must be sent in reusable materials that will serve for return
  • Taos Art Museum reserves the right to reproduce accepted artwork
  • Term of payment: 30 days from end of event
  • Juror’s decisions are final, no late submissions, revisions, or changes.
Key Dates
  • In-person submission dates: Friday 5/29 and Saturday 5/30, 11 am – 5 pm
  • Deadline for electronic submissions: Saturday 5/30
  • Notification: Thursday 6/4 and Friday 6/5
  • Pick-up declined submissions: Thursday 6/11 and Friday 6/12, 11 am – 5 pm
  • Delivery deadline for accepted, shipped artwork: Tuesday 6/26
  • Pick-up unsold artwork: Friday 9/4 and Saturday 9/5, 11 am – 5 pm
  • Return of shipped artwork: week of 9/7
  • Please note: all artwork must be retrieved on pick-up dates.
  • Artwork not claimed by September 9 will become property of the Museum.
How to Submit
In person:
1. Download Entry Form in PDF or Word: See the website for form links.
2. Fill out two copies of Entry Form for each submission (one copy will serve as your receipt)
3. Bring forms and submissions to 227 Paseo del Pueblo Norte on 5/29 or 5/30, 11 am – 5 pm

1. Download Entry Form in PDF or Word: See the website for form links.
2. Fill out one Entry Form for each submission
3. Provide one jpg image, no larger than 1 MB, for each submission (no details, please)
4. Attach Entry Form(s) and image(s) to one email with subject line “Gala Submission”
5. Send Gala Submission email to taosartmuseumgala@gmail.com

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