Competitions & Contests


Entry Dates 2024-01-28T17:00:00+00:00 - 2023-11-01T08:00:00+00:00 61 Days Left


Rio Grande Art

The Rio Grande Art Association (RGAA) is now accepting oil and acrylic category entries into the Standard Fine Art Division of the 26th Annual MasterWorks of New Mexico Fine Art Show. MasterWorks of New Mexico consists of four separately juried and judged shows. This call is for New Mexico residents only. It is a collaborative effort by Bardean LLC, New Mexico Watercolor Society, Pastel Society of New Mexico and the Rio Grande Art Association exhibiting together as MasterWorks of New Mexico to create a showcase highlighting the excellence of visual art in New Mexico. Awards given in the Standard Fine Art Division and Miniature categories include Best of Show, First Place, Second Place, Third Place, Honorable Mentions, and Awards of Excellence.26th ANNUAL MASTERWORKS OF NM FINE ART SHOW EXPO New Mexico • Hispanic Arts Gallery300 San Pedro Drive NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108(Gate 3 Entrance)Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: Friday, March 22, 5-8 pmExhibition and Demonstrations Open to the Public: Tuesdays thru Sundays from 10 am - 5 pm (closed Easter Sunday, March 31)PROSPECTUS
RGAA CONTACT: Audrey Minard • • 505-373-0640

Refer to the prospectus for complete details.
ENTRIES:  Up to 3 works may be submitted in the oil/acrylic category. Maximum of 2 works may be accepted by RGAA.ENTRY FEES (NON-REFUNDABLE): $15 fee per painting, paid through this ArtCall.ENTRY DEADLINE: All digital entries, paperwork and fees must be received by 5pm on Saturday, January 27, 2024.SUBMISSION PROCEDURES:  RGAA will only accept oil and acrylic painting entries.  Be sure to have properly prepared image files, all information, and a credit card ready.PAINTING SIZE LIMIT :80 sq. inches minimum image size.PAINTING TITLE LIMIT: 25 characters, including spaces.FRAME SIZE LIMITS: 72˝ high; 48˝ wide are maximum outside frame dimensions.FRAMING: Must meet professional standards. Refer to MasterWorks prospectus. WIRE: Must peak at 3½˝ below top of frame.LABLES: Your name, painting title, medium, and price are to be on back of each painting. No name plaques! DIGITAL IMAGE SPECIFICATIONS: See the prospectus for instructions.ENTRY CONFIRMATION: You will receive email confirmation that your entries were submitted. JURY NOTIFICATION: All artists will receive email by Saturday, February 10, 2024 to notify them of acceptance/non-acceptance.AVAILABILITY OF PAINTING: If an accepted painting is unavailable for the show, or does not meet show requirements, artist will be prohibited from entering that media following year.Both unavailable and presold works require a 25% donation of price on the entry form submitted to the media’s sponsor.REFUSAL OF WORK: MasterWorks has the right to refuse any work which fails to meet entry and eligibility requirements or work deemed inappropriate for public viewing.REPAIR FEES: There is a $5 charge if hanging wire or frame needs to be adjusted or repaired when delivered to venue. SALES MasterWorks of NM will handle all sales and collect theapplicable gross receipts tax. Any shipping charges will be paid by the purchaser.SALES: MasterWorks of NM will handle all sales and collect the applicable gross receipts tax. Any shipping charges will be paid by the purchaser. Prices listed on entry form are final. Donation of 25% of sale price goes to Rio Grande Art Association.DIGITAL IMAGE USAGE: MasterWorks maintains right to use digital images of accepted works for promotional purposes. LIABILITY: Neither MasterWorks nor any sponsoring society, their officers or volunteers will be held responsible for loss or damage to any works.HAND DELIVERY: Sunday, March 10, 2024 from 9 - 11am, Hispanic Arts Gallery, Expo NM, 300 San Pedro NE, AlbuquerqueSHIPPED DELIVERY: Accepted work must be received by 5 pm Friday, March 8, 2024; see the prospectus for complete delivery and return instructions.BIOGRAPHY: Bring, send, or include a one-page bio, which may include art experiences, contact information, art images, and galleries, . A copy may also be attached toback of accepted painting.REMOVAL OR RETRIEVAL OF HAND DELIVERED WORK: 10 am - 1 pm, Monday, April 15, 2024. No work may be removed before 10 am. Paintings not retrieved by Saturday, May 25, 2024 will be considered abandoned
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RIO GRANDE ART ASSOCIATION (RGAA) MEMBERSHIP REQUIREDIf you are not a member of RGAA, payment of the $35 annual membership fee must be made first through the RGAA website at You must be a New Mexico resident to be accepted into this show. Submissions by out-of-state residents will not be accepted, and the entry fee will not be refunded. Two-dimensional wall art must be done in a painting medium or combination of media, including oil, acrylic, classic egg tempera, ink dye, or encaustic, not framed under glass or plexiglass. At least 80% of the surface must be hand painted. Any relief elements used within the two-dimensional work may extend or recede up to 3˝. Compositional focus should be on creativity, originality, and the development of personal expression.INELIGIBLE FOR ENTRY:  Paintings previously accepted/shown in RGAA-sponsored juried shows, including ¡Encantada!, cannot be submitted.FRAMING REQUIREMENTS: All accepted paintings must be framed or wrapped to gallery quality standards without glass or plexiglass. Sides of gallery wrapped canvases must behand painted.ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Submit entry through this ArtCall,  and pay applicable entry fee online. Checks will not be accepted.
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