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2022 Art in the Heart
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Entry Deadline: 1/27/23
Application Closed
Number of Applications Allowed: 3

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $25.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 2, Maximum:Max. 4
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 1
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 2, Maximum:Max. 5
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Regional
State: New Mexico
Jury Dates: 2/1/23 - 2/28/23

The mission of the Art in the Heart of Farmington, NM is to promote sculpture as a public art form that enhances Downtown Farmington and promotes artists from the four states of New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, and Utah.  Up to 10 sculptures will be chosen by a juror to be displayed for up to one year and made available for sale.  Those 10 artists will receive a minimum of a $500 honorarium and travel expenses based on distance traveled.  In addition, they will receive lodging for two nights on May 19 & 20th and are invited to attend an artist's reception at the Navajo Museum of Arts & Culture in Farmington, New Mexico.

Artwork Selection Criteria

Quality: The highest priority is the artistic excellence of the art.  All art must be an original creation by the artist.

Timelessness: All art submitted for consideration should be viewed as a possible long-term acquisition and as such, it should have relevance to the community in future years and reflect enduring artistic quality.

Permanence: Sculpture shall have structural and surface soundness, be resistant to theft, vandalism, and weathering and require minimal maintenance as this is an outdoor public art exhibit.

Compatibility: Works of art should be compatible in style, scale, material, form and content with the Farmington Downtown area and have a broad range of appeal to the general public.

Public Safety: Works of art shall not create inordinate safety problems or liability problems for the general public, the Downtown, or the City of Farmington.

Our Juror:

David B. Hickman

David was born in Gainesville, Texas, attended Cooke County Junior College and The University of Texas in Arlington, and served in the U.S. Navy. He studied sculpture with Octavio Medellin and assisted him on several large-scale commissions. Working with metals, carved stone, slumped and mosaic glass, and wind-activated, kinetic elements, he creates signature site-specific art. He received the F. M. Hemphill, Distinguished Alumni Award from North Central Texas College in 2011 and is currently on the Advisory Board of the Creative Arts Center of Dallas. He was named Artist of the Year by the Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in 2005 and was selected by the Texas Commission on the Arts as the Texas State Artist of the Year in the Three-Dimensional category in 2004.  Mr. Hickman currently resides in New Mexico.

  • Each application must be submitted with a minimum of two and a maximum of four images and may include an optional video, for the same piece of art.
  • Each artist may submit up to three applications (pieces of sculpture) with an application fee of $25.00 each.
  • An Artist's statement about the piece and a resume or CV should be included.
  • Information on each sculpture to include: sculpture title, materials, size (height, width, depth and weight), special installation requirements, value of sculpture / selling price.
  • Each application must be submitted via the CaFE website at

Artists from any of the four states comprising the Four Corners region are eligible, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Arizona.