Call Detail
ArtsThrive - 33rd Annual Art Exhibition and Benefit
Entry Deadline: 8/13/23
Application Closed
Number of Applications Allowed: 2

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $25.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 5
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 5
Call Type: Unspecified
Eligibility: National
State: New Mexico

ArtsThrive Art Exhibition & Benefit 2023
Albuquerque Museum 
2000 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

Contact Email:
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: New Mexico
Entry Deadline: 8/13/2023


Images - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 5
Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 5

Images must each be:

Uploaded as a JPG or JPEG file, 5 MB or less, and 1200 pixels or more on the longest side. 

Entry Fee (ArtsThrive Art Exhibition & Benefit 2024): $25.00 application fee.



March 16, 2024 through April 14, 2024


Albuquerque Museum
2000 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104


Artists may apply through SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 2023 - $25.00 application fee

The non-refundable fee for applications is payable online by credit card. No applications will be accepted after August 13, 2023 11:59 pm MST.


JURY RESULTS WILL BE SENT OUT VIA EMAIL BY CaFE DURING October -November 2023. Please apply with an email that is active and in-use. Invited Artists will be required to submit their entries subject to the requirements described below. Please read carefully.



  • A minimum of three (3) and a maximum of five (5) images that represent one of the following categories:











Artists may apply under a MAXIMUM of TWO (2) categories. If applying in two (2) categories, please apply using two separate applications ONLY.

  • Please note: the artwork submitted for your application does not need to be the artwork you intend on submitting for the exhibit, if accepted.
  • The images you submit should be representative of a current body of work, created in the past THREE (3) years, and in the style of work that you wish to submit for exhibition if you are accepted into the show. If submitting work in your application made prior to 2020, the application may be rejected.
  • Images MUST be complete with title, price, medium, and size (framed/unframed).
  • Please provide an Artist Statement.
  • Applicant must be 18 years of age or older to enter.



·         2-D/WALL-HUNG ART: Artworks that are hung are limited to three (3) works. Each work cannot exceed a framed/unframed size of 18 x 18 inches (324 square inches height x width) or any proportion of height and width added together equaling 36 inches total. Framing should be similar on all pieces to be displayed

·         3-D/CASE-DISPLAYED ART: 3-D artwork that is displayed in a case are limited to two (2) works. Each piece cannot exceed 20 inches in any one dimension (height, width or length). Jewelry artists may submit a jewelry set of three (3) total pieces to be displayed, as a set, in a jewelry display case. This will only be applicable for SETS OF JEWELRY (i.e. one (1) necklace, one (1) bracelet, and one (1) pair of earrings), otherwise, the 3-D case art rules will apply.


All artwork is for sale to the public during the 4-week exhibition from March 16 – April 14, 2024. The sale price is set by the Artist. The Albuquerque Museum Foundation will retain 40% of the Artist’s price on all artworks sold. The remaining 60% will be paid to the Artist.

During the Opening Weekend Collectors’ Dinner and Saturday Gala on Thursday, March 14 & Saturday, March 16, ticket holders have an exclusive opportunity to purchase artworks before the exhibition opens to the public. Beginning March 17, art sales will open to the public through an online ArtsThrive sales platform.

The primary goal for the ArtsThrive Art Exhibition and Benefit is to raise funds for the Albuquerque Museum. The Foundation supports the Museum's permanent and traveling exhibits, acquisitions of artwork and historic objects for their collection. The Foundation underwrites the Museum's educational outreach and initiatives. The Foundation’s secondary goal is showcasing participants and their art in a desirable, highly public platform providing the opportunity to sell their art at a world-class museum. An important step for any artist is pricing their artwork because it reflects how the creator values it, as well as how art buyers and collectors perceive it. Upon reviewing ArtsThrive Art Exhibition sales from the past eight years, we saw that almost 85 percent of the works sold were priced at $1,300 or less. With this data, the Foundation seeks to be more mindful of what price points work for the target audience. By adopting a sales strategy where nearly all the accepted artworks fall into a $1,300 or less price point gives the Foundation, as well as the artists, the greatest chance at success. We would never ask an artist to place less value on their art when they feel it is worth more. However, the focus is fundraising for the Museum, and it is our hope that by following this model, we can maximize sales for the artists and funds to benefit the Museum.


Any remaining artwork not sold during the Opening Weekend events of ArtsThrive will be available to purchase through an online shopping platform. It will be required that the Artist provide high-quality images of their artwork no later than February 23rd, 2024, which is approximately 2 weeks prior to the delivery of their artwork to the ArtsThrive gallery.

The artwork images for Online Art Sales must be a professional, in-focus representation “for publication” image provided as a .JPEG to ensure the best representation of the art online. The Foundation reserves the right to reject any images that do not meet these requirements. Artists who do not provide images risk the opportunity of online art sales as there is no guarantee their work will be displayed online unless this deadline has been met. Artwork images may also be used on various social media platforms to promote sales and the exhibition. All artwork will also be available for purchase through the Albuquerque Museum Store for the duration of the exhibition.


Artwork must be delivered or shipped ready-to-install and dry to the touch. Wall pieces need not be framed but must be equipped with D-rings (or similar) hanging devices. Wires are optional. The Albuquerque Museum Foundation and/or the Albuquerque Museum reserve the right to modify hanging devices if necessary. Artwork that has arrived at the Museum but is not in satisfactory display condition or does not meet the size limitations may be excluded from the ArtsThrive exhibition and returned to the Artist.


Artwork that is shipped to the museum must be shipped in a reusable crate or sturdy commercial shipping container. Please do not use Styrofoam peanuts as packing material. Unsold artwork will be repacked and returned to the Artist in the same shipping container as received, making the need for a durable container paramount. Damages to artwork, whether in transit or on the Museum premises and regardless of responsibility, will be reported to the Artist within two business days by the Foundation. Damaged artwork will not be displayed. Damaged shipping containers or materials will not be reused.

30 days after the exhibition closes, all artwork unclaimed by the Artist will be considered abandoned and will no longer be the responsibility of the Albuquerque Museum Foundation or the Albuquerque Museum. All shipping costs are the responsibility of the Artist.


Written authorization is required for the Albuquerque Museum Foundation or the Albuquerque Museum to release work to anyone other than the Artist.


Artwork accepted for ArtsThrive will be handled with professional care; however, the Museum and Foundation staff and volunteers will not be held liable for loss or damage to artwork while on the premises or in shipping. Artwork will be insured by the Albuquerque Museum while on exhibit and for the duration of the exhibition. Artist shall, at his/her expense, procure and maintain such insurance as desired against all risk of loss or damage to said property during shipment to the Museum and if not sold, upon return to the Artist.

Thank you for your interest in being a part of the 33rd Annual ArtsThrive Arts Exhibition and Benefit.

Erik Parker

Program Associate
ArtsThrive Administrator

Albuquerque Museum Foundation

P.O. Box 7006

Albuquerque, NM 87194


505-677-8492 – Direct Office Line

505-730-7311 – Secondary Office Line

505-677-8500 – Main Office Number

505-677-8501 – Fax Number

Application Requirements

Artists may apply from MONDAY, JUNE 12 through SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 2023 - $25.00 application fee

The non-refundable fee for applications is payable online by credit card. No applications will be accepted after August 13, 2023 11:59 pm MST.


Eligibility Criteria

Open to all US residents age 18 and over.