Call Detail
Taos Fall Arts Festival Call for Entry
Entry Deadline: 9/23/22
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $30.00
Entry Fee (Entry Fee PLUS Mini Fee): $45.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 2
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 2
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Local
State: New Mexico
Event Dates: 9/23/22 - 10/2/22

Drop Off Date: Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday, Sept. 18th at Bataan Hall on Civic Plaza Dr

Entries: All entries are eligible for exhibition. Last year more than 200 artists submitted a broad array of work for the exhibit. This includes paintings and photographs, mixed media, sculpture, furniture and jewelry, as well as miniature paintings.

Awards: All entries will be a part of the juried show and have the eligibility to receive one of 10 cash awards totaling over $5000. This year's judge will be Vally House Gallery and Sculpture Garden owner Cheryl Vogel from Dallas, TX.

Sales: All entries will be displayed for sale during the 10 days of the Festival

History: In the land of enchantment there is an extraordinary place where art has made its mark for more than a century. This place is Taos, a town of extraordinary diversity and creative talent. And every year for the last 48 years, Taos has celebrated the arts with the Taos Fall Arts Festival. 

The Taos Fall Arts Festival began in 1974 as a venue staged at the homes of patrons who wanted to promote local art. Over the years the festival grew in popularity, and the venues have changed, but the mission has remained constant: to celebrate the visual arts and artists of Taos County; to encourage the growth of emerging artists; and to continue hosting an event where artists could come together, exhibit, and market their work for the delight and appreciation of the community.

We are excited to announce that this year's exhibition will take place at the newly renovated Bataan Hall on the UNM Taos event hall on Civic Plaza Dr.

The Taos Fall Arts Festival is grateful to our sponsors, New Mexico Arts, Taos Community Foundation, The Couse-Sharp Historic House, Berkshire Hathaway, The University of New Mexico, Waste Management, and the Taos Ski Valley.



Resident of Taos County New Mexico – or – represented by a Taos County gallery

The application deadline to be included in the festival is Saturday, September 17th at Midnight. No applications will be considered after the deadline

All work must be:
– Original
– Created within the last 24 months
– Not currently for sale or showing in a retail setting
– All applicable work must be framed (Mediums not meant to be framed, such as a canvas wrap or acrylic images, are acceptable)

Theme – “New Beginnings”

Medium – All artistic mediums are encouraged to submit entries for the exhibition

File size requirement – Images must be high quality, 72 ppi, RGB and a maximum of 5 MB. jpg, tiff, png, or pdf file format

Dimensions of image – Any dimension is welcome, but be aware exhibition space may be limited.

Image Name – Please include your name and image title in the filename. (john_doe_title.jpg)

QUALITY MATTERS! Image should be of good quality to represent your work as best as it can be. 

Application Fee:

The application fee is $30.00 for standard sized pieces.

If you would like to submit an additional miniature piece (smaller than 14″ on the longest side) the fee is $15

For pieces over 45″ in height the application fee is $50.00

Only the main artwork and one miniature will be accepted into the show.

Late or incomplete applications will not be reviewed.




All artists of Taos County or those artists represented by a Taos County Gallery are eligible for entry.