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28th Annual ArtsThrive: Art Exhibition & Benefit
October 19, 2018 to December 2, 2018
Albuquerque Museum, New Mexico
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Application Dates:
Jan 11, 2018 - Mar 2, 2018
Application Fee:
Late App. Dates:
Mar 3 - Mar 07, 2018
Additional Late Fee:
Notification Date:
May 22, 2018




ArtsThrive: Art Exhibition & Benefit is a 6-week juried art exhibition and sale at the Albuquerque Museum, organized by the Albuquerque Museum Foundation. ArtsThrive has a significant reputation in the art collecting community and it is attended by gallery owners, established patrons and new collectors. Its overall scope is very diverse, representing a wide range of subject matters, styles, and media.

ArtsThrive is on display in a designated gallery at the Albuquerque Museum from October 19 – December 2, 2018. Artwork submitted to the exhibition is not donated; artwork is for sale to the public for the duration of the exhibition, with 60% of art sales going back to the Artist.

The Albuquerque Museum Foundation is a not-for-profit organization which funds vital educational and exhibition programs, as well as acquisitions at the Albuquerque Museum.


October 19, 2018 through December 2, 2018


The Albuquerque Museum
2000 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104


Artists may apply through FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2018 - $15.00 application fee

An extended deadline is offered from SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2018 through WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2018 - $30.00 application fee

The non-refundable fee for applications is payable online by credit card. No applications will be accepted after March 7, 2018 11:59 pm.


JURY RESULTS ARE SENT OUT VIA EMAIL BY JURIED ART SERVICES IN MAY, 2018. 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.


  • A minimum of four (4) and a maximum of ten (10) images that represent one of the following categories (Artists may apply under multiple categories): ABSTRACT, DRAWING, FIBER, GLASS, LANDSCAPE, MIXED MEDIA, PAINTING, PHOTOGRAPHY, PORTRAITURE, PRINTS (NO OFF-SET OR GICLEE), SCULPTURE, STILL LIFE, WOOD, CERAMICS/POTTERY. JPEG format is no smaller than 1400 px and no larger than 4000 px.
  • The images you submit should be representative of a current body of work.
  • Images should be complete with title, price, medium, and size (framed/unframed).
  • Artist statement.


Size Limitations:

  • 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.
  •  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).

Sale of Work:

All artwork is for sale to the public during the 6-week exhibition from October 19 – December 2, 2018. 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 October 19 & 20, ticket holders have an exclusive opportunity to purchase artworks before the exhibition opens to the public. Beginning October 26, art sales will open to the public through an online ArtsThrive shopping cart.

ONLINE ART SALES: Any remaining artwork not sold during the Opening Weekend events of ArtsThrive will be available to purchase through an online shopping cart. It will be required that the Artist provide high-quality images of their artwork 2 weeks prior to the delivery of their artwork to the ArtsThrive gallery. Artists who do not provide images risk the opportunity of online art sales. All artwork will also be available through the Albuquerque Museum Store.

Installation Requirements:

Artwork must be delivered ready-to-install and dry to the touch. Wall pieces need not be framed, but must be equipped with D-rings as hanging devices. 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.

Shipped Artwork:

Artwork must be shipped in a reusable crate or 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. 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.

Release of artwork:

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.

Contact Information:

Karanina Madden-Krall

Program Associate

ArtsThrive Administrator

Albuquerque Museum Foundation

P.O. Box 7006

Albuquerque, NM 87194

505.338.8734 Direct Line


505.842-0112 Fax




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