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Jemez Fine Art Gallery

17346 Highway 4, Jemez Springs, NM 87025

2020 Exhibit and
Event Schedule

Juried Exhibits, Watch for Call for Artists (CFA)
Animal Spirits          05/02/2020 thru 05/17/2020
Do you feel a certain affinity with a particular animal?   Perhaps you might be moved by the loyalty of your pet or marvel at the beauty of an Arabian horse.   Oh, the diversity of the animal world!   Think about the luminescent creatures in the ocean’s deepest recesses, the amazing creatures in the crawling insect world, or the numerous flying birds in the air.   Move on to the fierce tigers or the gracefulness of a gazelle or the sweet face of a tiny kitten.   And let’s not forget snakes and toads, lizards and fish and on and on and on.   How fortunate we are to live among these amazing creatures.   In a work of art create an image which captures for you the essence of the animal you have chosen.   This can be a realistic portrayal or an abstract of the animal’s power, grace, or love.   (2D, 3D, and photography accepted)
• Deadline for entries: Tuesday, March 31, 2020
• Work must be delivered by: Thursday, April 30, 2020
• Artists’ Reception: Sunday, May 3, 2020

Rainy Days          10/03/2020 thru 10/18/2020
Do rainy days and Mondays bring you down or lift you up?   Rainy days can evoke a variety of complex feelings.   For some, tears fall like the very raindrops themselves as melancholy sets in.   For others, like photographers and outdoor enthusiasts, venturing out into the eeriness of mist and fog brings excitement.   The sound of echoing thunder, the smell of damp pine needles and cedar, and finding the occasional sherbet-colored rainbow are just too irresistible to keep them in.   Yet many artists and homebodies do just that.   They seek refuge in the coziness of their studios and homes, creating and nesting at will.   What do those rainy days bring out in you?  We want to know.  Where do you go?   What do you do?  What comes out of you when it rains?   Artwork submitted can include both realistic and abstract art portraying actual images of rainy days or the emotions evoked.  (2D, 3D, and photography accepted) • Deadline for entries: Monday, August 31, 2020
• Work must be delivered by: Thursday, October 1, 2020
• Artists’ Reception: Sunday, October 4, 2020
Members-only Exhibits Jemez Springs
Finding One's Own Way          04/11/2020 thru 04/30/2020
Have you ever taken the road less traveled?   Often as we grow in life we are called to do just that as we find our own way apart from the crowd.   This walk can be as lonely as it is exciting.   In finding our own way we even develop an inner compass or frames of reference to guide us on the journey.   As the poet Antonio Machado says, "There is no road.  The road makes itself in the walking, step by step!"   Design your own compass?  Sketch a hidden pathway?  How might you portray this part of life’s journey?
• Artists’ Reception: Sunday, April 12, 2020

Edges          07/18/2020 thru 08/02/2020
Find your edge.  Is it the edge of light, or perhaps a soaring precipice?   Create work with a penetrating, incisive feel, or work which bridges the real and the abstract.   Is the sky really the limit, or is it the edge of another realm?
• Artists’ Reception: Sunday, July 19, 2020
Community Events, Open to the Public
Coffee House – Saturday, February 22, 2020, details to follow
Poetry – Saturday, August 22, 2020, details to follow
Magic Mountain Gift Shop, December, 2020 (exact dates TBD)

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