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Call For Artists

“LONGER TABLE: Food, Nourishment & Sustainability”

 

Santa Fe, New Mexico—New Mexico artists are invited to apply for inclusion in “LONGER TABLE,” the Community Gallery’s Fall 2019 exhibit. All New Mexico artists interested in addressing issues related to food production, sustainability, scarcity, equity, affordability, safety, access and availability are encouraged to apply. “LONGER TABLE” will run from October, 2019 through January, 2020.

Artists working in all media (2D & 3D) are encouraged to submit an online portfolio HERE.  The deadline is 5 pm MST, Friday, March 22, 2019. For more information, please call 505-955-6707 or email [bot protected email address].

 

 “When you have more than you need, build a longer table not a higher fence.”

 

According to an article in 2016, the effects of climate change on food production around the world could lead to more than 500,000 deaths by the year 2050. Climate related impacts on agriculture could lead to an overall global decline in food availability.  We are headed into a world food crisis and the evidence is mounting.  In the United States food insecurity is now recognized as a major health crisis.  Research indicates that more than 42 million persons in America were food insecure in 2015., New Mexico residents most significantly impacted by food insecurity are senior citizens, low-income families and Native American populations.  When healthy food becomes a luxury item for our citizens, it is time to address the current model of food production, processing and distribution that shape how we access and consume our food.  “LONGER TABLE” asks interested artists in all media to address the myriad issues related to our nation’s food economy and the ramifications of our food policies in New Mexico.

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 www.SantaFeArtsCommission.org or call 505-955-6707.

 

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, email [bot protected email address].

 

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