Call Detail
ArtsThrive - 34th Annual Art Show and Sale

Entry Deadline: 8/18/24
Days remaining to deadline: 33
Number of Applications Allowed: 2

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $25.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 6
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 6
Call Type: Unspecified
Eligibility: National
State: New Mexico

ArtsThrive 34th Annual Art Show & Sale - 2025 - UPDATED DATES: MARCH 1 - 9, 2025
Albuquerque Museum 
2000 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

Contact Email:
Call Type: Exhibitions/Unspecified
Eligibility: National
State: New Mexico
Entry Deadline: 8/18/2024

Entry Fee (ArtsThrive Art Show & Sale - 2025): $25.00

Images - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 6

Images must each be:

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


March 1, 2025 through March 9, 2025


Albuquerque Museum
2000 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104


Artists may apply through SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 2024 - $25.00 application fee. There will be a discount for early applications and a late charge for final-week entries.

The non-refundable fee for applications is payable online by credit card. No applications will be accepted after August 18, 2024 11:59 pm MST.


JURY RESULTS WILL BE SENT OUT VIA EMAIL BY CaFE DURING October 2024. 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 six (6) images that represent one of the following categories:



o   SCULPTURE & 3D OBJECTS (Freestanding or Wall-Hung)









Artists may apply under a MAXIMUM of TWO (2) categories. IF applying in two (2) categories, ONLY apply by using TWO SEPARATE APPLICATIONS, please.

  • Please note: Artwork submitted in your application does NOT need to be the artwork you intend on submitting for ArtsThrive, if you are accepted.
  • The images submitted should: Represent a current body of your artwork, created in the past THREE to FOUR (3 - 4) 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.


Please note: ArtsThrive is a small format show. Artwork in the show must adhere to the size guidelines listed below:


·         2-D/WALL-HUNG ART: Artworks that are hung are limited to up to four (4) works. Only three (3) will be on display, but artists are allowed to submit a replacement artwork in the event that one or more of your pieces sell. 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 (freestanding) are limited to up to three (3) works. Only two (2) will be on display, but artists are allowed to submit a replacement artwork in the event that one or more of your pieces sell.  Each piece cannot exceed 20 inches (approximately) in any one dimension (height, width or length).

Jewelry artists may submit jewelry pieces of up to four (4) works. Only three (3) will be on display in the gallery, but artists are allowed to submit a replacement artwork in the event that one or more of your pieces sell. Jewelry may be necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings, or any combination therein.


All artwork is for sale to the public during the one-week art show from March 1 – March 9, 2025. All sale prices are set by the Artist. The Albuquerque Museum Foundation will retain 40% of the Artist’s price on all artworks sold. The remaining 60% of sales will be paid to the Artist.

During the Opening Weekend Collectors’ Dinner and Saturday Gala on Thursday, February 27 & Saturday, March 1, 2025. Ticket holders at these events have an exclusive opportunity to purchase artworks before ArtsThrive opens to the public. Beginning March 2, art sales will open to the public.

The primary goal for the ArtsThrive Art Show and Sale 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 other main goal is showcasing participants and their art in a desirable, highly public platform and providing the opportunity for artists 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 sales from the past nine years, over 80 percent of the works sold were priced at $1,500 or less. With this data, the Foundation seeks to be mindful of what price points attract target audiences. By adopting a sales strategy where the majority of the accepted artworks fall into a $1,500 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 - so if your prices exceed this amount, please do not adjust them to fit our value model. 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 the end of the show on March 9. It will be required that the Artist provide high-quality images of their artwork no later than February 2nd, 2025, which is approximately three weeks prior to the delivery of their artwork to the ArtsThrive gallery.

The artwork images for Art Sales MUST all be high quality, high resolution, in-focus “for publication” images. Please provide the images as .JPEG files 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 being viewed online for art sales as there is no guarantee their work will be displayed online unless this deadline has been met. Images submitted of the artwork that will be in ArtsThrive may also be used on various social media platforms to promote sales and the visibility of ArtsThrive.


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 ArtsThrive and returned to the Artist.


Artwork that is shipped to the museum must be shipped in a reusable crate or sturdy cardboard commercial shipping container. DO NOT USE Styrofoam packing peanuts as packing material under any circumstances. Unsold artwork will be repackaged and returned to the Artist in the same shipping container as received, making the need for a durable container paramount. Damage to artwork, whether in transit or on the Museum premises and regardless of responsibility, will be reported to the Artist within one business day upon discovery of damage. Damaged artwork will not be displayed. Damaged shipping containers or materials will not be reused.

60 days after the exhibition closes, all unclaimed artwork 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 (via email or otherwise) 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 premises and for the duration of the 34th Annual ArtsThrive. 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 the 34th Annual ArtsThrive Art Show and Sale.

Erik Parker

Albuquerque Museum Foundation 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 10 through SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 2024 - $25.00 application fee

The non-refundable fee for applications is payable online by credit card. No applications will be accepted after August 18, 2024 11:59 pm MST.


Eligibility Criteria

Open to all US residents age 18 and over.