Saturday, December 25, 2010

New Mexico Creates

Deadline (for first selection): January 30, 2011 (RECEIVE) or (EMAIL)

New Mexico Creates

Museum of New Mexico Foundation
New Mexico Centennial Foundation
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Fall 2011 & continues for 16 Months

New Mexico became the 47th state on January 6, 1912, and communities statewide are now preparing a wide range of projects, exhibits and events to commemorate the state's 100th birthday. Led by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, and in partnership with the NM Centennial Foundation, the NM Centennial 1912-2012 is an inclusive statewide commemoration encompassing Centennial-themed events, projects and initiatives.

New Mexico-based artists and artisans are invited to submit proposals for special commemorative pieces for the upcoming statehood Centennial. A wide range of artistic media will be considered, including painting, prints, glassware, jewelry, basketry, pottery, and fiber arts (both wearable and decorative). The work should be inspired by the New Mexico Centennial but will not include the Centennial logo, nor be souvenir or promotional in nature.

New Mexico Creates, a program of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, is working in partnership with the NM Centennial Foundation to promote the "New Mexico Creates/Centennial Commemorative Art" line. The sixteen-month commemoration period begins fall 2011.

Works chosen will convey some of the state's centuries-old craftsmanship traditions as well as the ongoing international appeal the state holds for artists and artisans. Items will encompass a myriad of styles from traditional to contemporary and even cutting edge.

The "New Mexico Creates/Centennial Commemorative Art" items will be sold at MNMFShops museum retail outlets in Santa Fe, and via the New Mexico Creates website, Some artwork will be chosen for licensing and manufacture, with the approval and participation of the selected artists.

For more information and an application, visit, or call 877-567-7380. "New Mexico Creates/Centennial Commemorative Art" products will be available for sale starting January 6, 2011. The application deadline for the first selection is January 30, 2011. Applications will also be accepted after that date as merchandise will be selected through 2012.

Download the Application:

Please send completed applications to either the postal or e mail addresses listed below:

John Stafford
Director of Retail Operations
Museum of New Mexico Foundation Shops
1437 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-982-3016 ext 25 - phone
505-982-5063 - fax