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Call FOR Artists





DEADLINE EXTENDED:  Friday, October 19th at 5 pm 

Exhibit Call For Artists

“Silk Purse/Sow’s Ear: The Art of the Found Object”

March 15 through May 23, 2019


Santa Fe, New Mexico—New Mexico artists are invited to apply for inclusion in “SILK PURSE/SOW’S EAR,” the Community Gallery’s spring 2019 exhibit. Artists interested in challenging themselves and pushing their studio practice by transforming found objects into works of art are encouraged to submit their portfolio for consideration.  “SILK PURSE/SOW’S EAR” will run from March 15, 2019 through May 23, 2019.  The deadline for submission is October 19th, 2018 at 5 pm.  Artists interested in participating are asked to visit the following website to submit their applications online. Artists will be notified of their participation in November 2018. For more information, please call 505-955-6707 or email [bot protected email address].

 Coined by author Stephen Gosson in 1579, the proverb, “make a silk purse of a sow’s ear” refers to the creation of something refined, admirable or valuable from something which is unrefined, unpleasant or of little or no value. The goal of “Silk Purse/Sow’s Ear” is to feature an exploration of the inspiration and process of transforming found objects into works of art.  Not a recycled materials exhibit, “Silk Purse…” will challenge artists and makers alike to transform found objects into aesthetic gems that belie their humble origins.  Artists in all 2-D and 3-D media are encouraged to push their studio practice beyond the familiar and explore the process of transformation that takes place in their creative process.

 The Community Gallery promotes and exhibits the work of New Mexico artists and artisans, with emphasis on Santa Fe, through exhibitions, professional training and community involvement in the arts. For more information about the Community Gallery, visit, send an email to [bot protected email address] or call 505-955-6705.




The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission (SFAC), an agency within the municipal government of the City of Santa Fe, provides leadership by and for City government in supporting arts and cultural affairs.  The SFAC also recommends programs and policies that develop, sustain and promote artistic excellence in the community.  For more information contact the SFAC at 505-955-6707 or email [bot protected email address].











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