Call for Artists – Mercado

Great memories of past shows…

The 2021 Mercado de Artesanos, curated by Las Vegas native Adrian Montoya, is accepting entries as quickly as possible for a show and sale that will run from August 3 through August 28.
The artists, the art, and the culture of Las Vegas all deserve to be honored and celebrated, and we hope you will participate.

Complete the online form below, or call the Las Vegas Arts Council at 505-425-1085 for more submission information.

Please hurry…the deadline is in just a few days, July 16. We know its late notice, but feel free to contact the show’s curator, Adrian Montoya, if you have questions or need an extension. His contact information is below.

"Artesanos de Las Vegas Grandes Mercado" Gallery 140 Submission Form
OPEN CALL - ARTESANOS DE LAS VEGAS GRANDES! You are invited to participate in this year’s Artesanos de Las Vegas Grandes Art Mercado to be held at Gallery 140 in the Historic Old Town of Las Vegas, New Mexico. The gallery is currently accepting Traditional and Contemporary Art. This year the show will be dedicated to fellow artist and friend Gene Gurulé. The gallery is asking all Artists to submit a Biography along with 4 images (wall space is limited). The show will run from August 3rd 2021 to August 28th 2021. Please submit all images and biography by July 16, 2021 using this form.  If you have a problem with the form or are uncomfortable with technology, we have paper forms available. Contact Adrian Montoya at or you may contact him by phone at 505-220-3187 if you are unable to email the images or use this form. Information and images must be sent by the entry deadline. All information requested is required if available. If not, or if you have issues with the form or any questions, please contact us. We can work on it together. Don't give up. You are appreciated for your art; computer skills are optional.
Your personal contact information above is for our use, and not available to the public without your permission. We will provide some or all of the information below this note as we advertise your work. Please provide all that you have available.
Please provide us with a brief biography that we can use on our website.
Checking the boxes indicates that you have read each line and agree.

Sending the digital images: Electronic submission is required (Slides and images on CD’s will not be reviewed)  Take your BEST shot!  We will use these images of accepted work  in an online gallery.

PHOTOGRAPH YOUR ENTRIES WITH A DIGITAL CAMERA (cell phones are allowed) or send us a digital copy of your photograph. Only digital entries of artwork will be accepted. The juror will judge images by viewing digital entries only. You are encouraged to use a good digital camera (3.0 Mega Pixels or higher suggested).
We have support for artists unfamiliar with pixels and dpi.  ASK!

File format: .JPG files, File Resolution: High; 300 dpi, 1200 pixels on longest side preferred but not mandatory; Files will be used for online promotion & in-house slideshow so need to be of good quality.

File Naming Instructions: include the artist’s last name, first name, title, and category I or II. Example: JohnsonPatricia_Red Scarf_II.jpg

In text box above image file below, we need this information exactly like this example:
Artist Name | Name of Work | Price* | Medium | Size**

Provide a brief description of or inspiration for each piece to be used for online promotion.

* Price should include gross receipts tax (to be paid by the artist) and rounded to the nearest dollar.
** Fine art is listed as Height x Width x Depth in inches. Paintings are measured by height first, followed by width. Sculptures and three-dimensional installations are measured by height, width, and depth. Include “Framed” if that is how you are selling the piece.

Important Dates
Entry/Deadline for submissions:  Deadline 7/15/21
WE KNOW IT’S SHORT NOTICE!  If you want to participate, and need more time, call or email Adrian. 505-220-3187
Adrian will let you know what has been accepted.
Deliver work to gallery 8/2 from 9 am – 2 pm following all COVID-19 precautions.
Show opens 8/3/21
Closes 8/28/21 Pickup 4PM to 6PM

If you have questions or any conditions preventing your ability to provide the needed information please contact us.
Adrian Montoya, Curator, 505-220-3187
Susie Tsyitee, Gallery Director,
(505) 425-1085 Office message phone
(505) 603-9543 Susie’s cell

Thanks!  When you have reviewed all the entries, please click “Submit.”