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Announcing SFGA's Artist Submission Portal

Updated: Sep 30

We are proud to announce the launch (October 1, 2021) of our artist submission portal which gives artists the opportunity to submit digital images to the Santa Fe Gallery Association for potential inclusion in our database of artists which will be available to our entire membership of galleries and museums for possible representation and or exhibition.




How It Works

Artists may submit digital images, with titles, dimensions, media, their contact information, Artist Statement, CV/Resumé/Exhibition History and representation information. There is a $10 fee per image which covers costs incurred by the Santa Fe Gallery Association. A minimum of 3 images is required. We recommend 3 to 5 images and no more than 10 images per artist. Submissions can not be returned.


All rights to the artwork are retained by the artist. All images must be uploaded in JPEG format. The image size limit is 100Mb. We recommend that your JPEG files are saved at 80-90% compression and original resolution. Large images are watermarked to prevent any unauthorized use.


Submissions are used solely to determine the readiness of the artist and their work for representation and/or exhibition with our membership. They will be reviewed by our panel of three jurors (jurors are subject to change) and a decision made to accept or decline the submitted works into the database. This takes one to two weeks as jurors carefully consider the suitability of the artist and artwork for our member galleries. Read the terms here. The decisions of our jurists are final.



About The Jurors:

Our inaugural jurors are passionate about this project, art, artists and service to our community. We are delighted to welcome them! Please do not contact them directly as that may disqualify your entry from acceptance.

  • Marissa Fassano is the marketing director at two galleries in the Railyard Arts District. Working within the commercial and nonprofit arts sectors since graduating from Rutgers University in 2009, where she studied English and Intaglio, Marissa has lived and worked on the East Coast and Paris for the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery and Arts Arena, American University of Paris.

  • Frank Rose owns and operates a successful gallery on Canyon Road. Frank is a creative conductor, passionate about facilitating avenues of support for artists and orchestrating events and experiences that cultivate community, beauty, and wonder. Frank holds a degree in Photography and Digital Media from the University of Houston.

  • Blair Vaughn-Gruler is a life long painter and a gallerist. Her work is on display at Kay Contemporary Gallery on Canyon Road and her own gallery is located in the Siler Road Arts District near Meow Wolf. She holds an MFA in Visual Art from Vermont College of Fine Art.


What Types Of Art Are Accepted?

The work must be original and must be your own. We are not currently accepting work for the secondary market. Santa Fe's Galleries represent all types of artists and artistic mediums including, but not limited to:

  • Abstract/Figurative/Landscape/Still Life

  • Bronze/Steel/Metal/Wood/Tile

  • Ceramic

  • Digital

  • Encaustic

  • Fiber

  • Furniture

  • Folk Art

  • Glass

  • Jewelry

  • Mixed Media

  • Modern/Contemporary

  • Mosaic

  • Native American

  • Painting

  • Paper

  • Photography

  • Sculpture

  • Traditional

  • Western


Things To Consider:

Jurors are not screening or searching for specific aesthetics. Our individual member galleries and museums who will use the database will have their own subjective viewpoints and needs. Jurors will be looking for professional ethics, a demonstration of commitment to the work and readiness of the artist to meet the rigors that a gallery relationship represents. For some artists, this is a given, for other artists, this checklist may prove helpful.



Okay, Yes! And Then What?

Once the jurors have made their decision, you will receive an email letting you know whether or not your works were accepted into the database. If they were not accepted, watch this space for artist development resources as part of our ongoing mission to support the arts and nurture a vibrant art community.


If Your Submission Is Accepted:

Congratulations! Your work is now available to all of our member galleries for consideration. You will be contacted directly by interested parties for potential exhibition and or representation in Santa Fe, New Mexico. You may be contacted by more than one venue.


Once accepted your work will stay in our database for 6 months. The SFGA is only acting as a point of connection between you and our membership and is under no obligation to place your work. This submission portal is provided as a service to our membership and to artists seeking representation or exhibition in one of the largest, most dynamic and diverse art markets in the United States.



Finally:

If you would like a written review of your work, please email: info@thesantafegalleryassociation.org. Written reviews include submission to the jurors for inclusion in the database, if desired. You may submit up to 10 images. Written reviews take two weeks for delivery and are delivered by email. The fee is $125.


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