This year, All New Mexico artists or artists exhibiting their work in a Taos art gallery are invited to submit their art online for this year’s Poster Award. See previous award winners here.
The poster art will also be the used by the Festival for its print advertising and collateral promotional materials, which will also include other images selected from the submissions. The poster artist will receive a cash award of $500.00 and thousands of dollars worth of print and web exposure, an opportunity to hold a talk during the festival, 15 Festival Posters, as well as a special display wall for their art at the Festival.
The show theme “A Celebration of Arts, Culture and History” is broad and intended to inspire artists to contemplate representational or abstract interpretations of myth, including all things of the earth and sky, in addition to traditional subjects. The poster submission is open to all styles and media. The images submitted should be vertical, visually engaging, colorful and representative of the culture or environment of Taos or Northern New Mexico.
Submitted work must have been completed within the last 24 months and not currently exhibited in a retail setting. The work must be available for purchase at the Festival.
The poster dimensions are 18”x24”. Although the poster is not a fundraiser for the Festival, limited copies of the poster will be available for sale during the Fall Arts Festival. We try not to repeat themes or styles.
The Fall Arts Festival retains the right to use all or part of the selected image in future advertisements. The selected artist will sign the limited edition of 100 posters, should be willing to participate in at least one radio interview and/or lecture, and must be available on the opening night of the Festival.
Image Artist Awards will also be selected from the works submitted to the Poster Artist call. These artists will be given a shared, dedicated wall at the Open Exhibition, be announced in articles and some advertising and be featured on the Taos Fall Arts website.
Poster Artist Award Guidelines
Resident of New Mexico – or – represented by a Taos County gallery
All work must be:
– Created within the last 24 months
– Not currently for sale or showing in a retail setting
Theme – “A Celebration of Arts, Culture and History”
Subject – This year is a celebration of Taos’ rich artistic heritage
Medium – All artistic mediums are encouraged to submit entries for our Poster Artist
File size requirement – Images must be high quality, 72 ppi, RGB and a maximum of 5 MB. jpg, tiff, pdf file format
Dimensions of image – Vertical format 3:4 or 2:3 (e.g., 18×24 or 12×18)
Image Name – Please include your name and image title in the filename. (john_doe_title.jpg)
QUALITY MATTERS! Image should be of good quality to represent your work as best as it can be. File is for judging only. If selected as poster artist, a Hi-Res image will be required for poster art reproduction.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for help with your image.
Poster Art submissions are now closed for the 49th Annual Taos Fall Arts Festival
We will announce the 2023 winner soon!
Submit application and image(s) below.
For Taos County Residents or artists represented by a Taos Gallery, the application fee is $20.00 for up to 3 images.
For non-Taos County residents, the application fee is $35 for up to 3 images.
Application fees for the poster award may be credited toward the Open Exhibition fee in the fall.
Artists may submit up to 3 poster images.
May 15, 2023, 12:00 midnight
Late or incomplete applications will NOT be reviewed.
The 2023 poster artist will be announced the last week of June 2023.
To pay via check, please mail to:
Taos Fall Arts Fest
PO Box 675, Taos, NM 87571
Please make it clear whose artwork submission the check is for.
To pay via PayPal or Credit Card, click the submit button below.