Calls for Artists: Opportunities

Dear Artists,

We get calls and competition information from our own Gallery 140, from other local venues, local events, and all over the place.  We will list them here as they come in and move them down as their deadlines pass.  Let us know if you find the information useful.

We have linked a sample copy of the 2018 Memorandum of Understanding that artists must review and sign before they exhibit at Gallery 140. They are not written in stone, and we are always willing to discuss possibilities and consider exceptions.

Group show MOU            Solo Show MOU

We want to see Gallery 140 become a true Community Gallery,
where the exhibits are planned, executed, curated, and supervised by artists!
Find out more about our plans for Gallery 140  here.
Find an entry form for artists here.
Get information about how you can participate in planning or propose an event here.




Greetings!  We are excited to announce our Call to Artists for ArtBark 2017! ArtBark is in its fourth year as the largest fundraiser for The Animal Welfare Coalition of Northeastern New Mexico. The AWC provides not only outreach and animal welfare education (including food and low cost spay/neuter programs) in San Miguel and surrounding counties, but they have taken on the tremendous physical and emotional responsibility of administering the Las Vegas area animal shelter. The AWC had nearly 2000 intakes of dogs and cats last year. With the goal of saving as many lives as possible, the AWC arranges transports with other rescues and shelters, as well as facilitating local adoptions at the shelter. They also administer rescue services to sick, injured and forgotten animals. All of this amazing work takes time, effort and also money.

Due to the incredible generosity of area artists and artisans, ArtBark provides a substantial portion of the AWC’s yearly budget. We are seeking donations of art, jewelry and fine crafts for a live and silent auction event to be held at the beautiful Gallery at NMHU Kennedy Alumni Hall on November 18, 2017 from 4pm – 7pm.

If you would like to participate…

You are encouraged to submit (via submission form) one to three jpeg images. Work will be curated by Bob Read of the NMHU Ray Drew Gallery. One or all your submissions may be included, depending partly on the number of participants. Types of art we seek are: two-dimensional (photographs, paintings, drawings), sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fiber, metal, wood, mixed-media or found-object art.

You have the option of donating 50% or 100% of the purchase price to the AWC. Starting bids will be based on the piece’s stated value by the artist. Artists may suggest a starting bid, but the curator will make the final decision. A live auction of the most highly-bid-on works will take place at the end of the evening.

The deadline to have your name and logo included in the printed materials is August 25th. Please click on this link for the submission form, which will guide you through the process of providing us everything we need from artists to make this a hugely successful art auction for our little (and big) animals. The form is self-explanatory and provides important details. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 720-201-2195, and I will be happy to help you navigate the process!

Thank you so very much for your consideration!

Pamela Taylor, ArtBark Artist Coordinator
1316 5th Street|
Las Vegas, NM 87701

Art Walk…Pub and Grub?


The 2016 Steering Committee was recently invited to meet, to analyze the past and ponder the future of the Studio Tour. The consensus seemed to be a willingness to participate in another tour, but not enough momentum to actually get the ball rolling.

Some fun brainstorming led to great ideas for a Art Walk in conjunction with the possibility of a Pub and Grub tour of our historic Old Town district al0ong with live music.

This plan is presently incubating, waiting for volunteers to bring it to life.  Information?

THE SMALL WORKS HOLIDAY SHOW features small and reasonably priced fine crafts and artwork appealing to art lovers and holiday shoppers.  This is a juried exhibit.

A signed Memorandum of Understanding is required, along with a d15% commission for work sold as a direct result of the show.  You will be asked to volunteer or provide a volunteer for one or two afternoons or evenings during the show in order to keep the gallery open for sales.  Artists are expected to help market their work and the show by extending invitations to friends and family.

A reception will be held Saturday, December 2 during the Light Parade and exhibiting artists are asked to help provide refreshments and attend.

Email an image of submission(s) HERE with contact information.
Include YOUR INFO AND name, media, size. and price of work.
We are flexible about the number of pieces that will be chosen, depending on their size, and the number of submissions we receive.

Professionals and amateurs may exhibit with the following conditions.—

  • All submissions must be made by an artisan and original.
  • No kits or commercially-made goods will be allowed.
  • Unless you are already a member, if accepted, there is a $5 membership fee (some exceptions apply).

We have a curator  who will coordinate the installation, and the show will open Thanksgiving weekend.

Deadline for submissions will be November 10, 2017.

July is traditionally Motorcycle Month 

at Gallery 140.  The call is for area artists to submit original motorcycle-related art! Either or both 2D and 3D welcome either (or both)   We were looking for work that celebrates bikes and bikers, the Rough Rider Rally, and the best of the biker culture.  This was a juried exhibit.

If accepted, there was a $5 membership fee (some exceptions apply)
Deadline for submissions Wednesday, 6/15, midnight


Either two or three dimensional work is welcome.  Click here for submission options.
Art will be chosen with several factors in mind, including (but not limited to  expression of theme, originality, creativity, and quality.

LVAC members only, but membership may accompany entry.  Click here.