Painters Exhibition Submission

7th New Mexico Painters’ Invitational at Kennedy Hall, New Mexico Highlands University and at The Visual Arts Gallery, Santa Fe Community College

Guidelines for Submission

Deadline: March 31, 2020
Artwork Submission

Form: Use the worksheet provided in the prospectus to help enter your works online

NOTE: Please ensure there are no typos in your submission. The worksheet you created will help with this. The curators will select artwork, specify insurance, and generate gallery labeling directly from the unedited information you submit. Once the information has been submitted there will be no changes.

Images: Minimum 300ppi, jpegs only, no images larger than 2MB

Tips for Images: Start with the original, full-size digital files direct from the camera. Use a digital image editing program to crop and straighten your images. Next, downsize the images if necessary to a reasonable size for online transfer. A publishable size range is 6” to 8” on the long side, at 300ppi resolution. Re-save the new files as “good” quality .jpgs (#8 to #10). This should result in 800kb to 2mb files.

Change the camera-default file names to unique ID names, such as “Smith1.jpg”, “Smith2.jpg”, etc. This ensures each image will stay matched with information you submit. Use these names for the ART ID section on the following form.

Exhibition Details:

Where: The Visual Arts Gallery, Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe and Kennedy Hall, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM

When: Show opens in Santa Fe with a reception Sunday, September 13, 1:00 to 3:00 PM and runs through October 9. The show opens in Las Vegas Sunday, October 18, 4:00 to 7:00 PM and runs through November 20.

Delivery of artwork:

This year drop off of artwork may be done at Kennedy Gallery, Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 5:00 PM, August 3 through September 1. Weekend drop-off times are available by appointment, please contact Renee at 505-426-2132 or Deadline for dropping off artwork at Kennedy is September 1. Alternatively, artwork may be dropped off at the Santa Fe Community College Fine Arts Center on the southeast wing of campus only on Tuesday, September 8 from 8:00 to 5:00 PM. THE FINAL DEADLINE TO HAVE ARTWORK IN BY IN SANTA FE IS SEPTEMBER 8. 

Deadline for delivery: September 1 at Kennedy, September 8 at SFCC

Artwork must be ready to hang. Any pieces that do not have a professional hanging apparatus will be excluded from the exhibition despite previous acceptance.

Post-exhibition retrieval:

Retrieve your artwork between 8:00 am and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, November 23 through December 18 (Excluding the Thanksgiving Holiday from November 25-29) at Kennedy Gallery, and weekends by appointment.

* Any artwork not picked up by December 18 will become part of the Foundation’s art collection


The curators will give you notice of the artwork they wish to include, no later than April 17. The curators reserve the right to exclude artworks from the exhibition at any time in the event of space restrictions.

Sale of Artwork: Artwork on exhibit can be for sale at your discretion. In the event of a sale, a commission of 25% will be taken by Santa Fe Community College for works that are sold when on display at this location. A 25% will be taken by the NMHU Foundation as a tax-deductible donation but also only for works that are sold when on display at this location.

Insurance: All artwork is insured while in NMHU possession, from August 3 through December 18, 2020, for the valuation you specify in your submission. Details are available upon request.

Un-retrieved Artwork: Any insurance coverage taken out by NMHU on your artwork will lapse after December 18, 2020, and any artwork left un-retrieved after that date will become the property of the NMHU Foundation.

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