Thursday, July 11, 2013

Call for Entries - 2013-2014 City of Santa Fe Art on Loan Exhibition

The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission is pleased to announce the launch of the 11th Annual City of Santa Fe Art on Loan Exhibition. The Art on Loan Program provides a unique opportunity for artists to give back to their community, further arts awareness and appreciation in Santa Fe, and become a part of the city's vibrant artistic legacy through temporarily displaying their work on City-owned property. Artists working in all media suitable for outdoor display are encouraged to apply; winning entries will be displayed in various locations around Santa Fe for one-year terms. The deadline for priority submissions is August 5, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.

Now in its 11th year, the Art on Loan program places privately-owned artworks on city-owned property such as public parks, major buildings or other outdoor locations. As Chair of the Art in Public Places Committee Michael Namingha states, “We have a broad range of settings highlighting the work of these artists throughout the city. The program offers an opportunity for artists to have their work appreciated by a much broader audience, outside the realm of a formal gallery setting.” A list of 17 current works and their locations can be found on the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission website.

“We are excited to see how this year's submissions will continue the spirit of collaboration, creativity, and civic pride that defines the Art on Loan Program" says Debra Garcia y Griego, Arts Commission Director.

All submissions for the 2013-2014 Exhibition will be reviewed by the City of Santa Fe Art in Public Places (AIPP) Committee. Selections will be made on the basis of artistic quality, site compatibility, material suitability, environment impact, public safety, and contribution to the City’s public art collection. Lenders are responsible for installation and any necessary insurance, and must sign a loan agreement with the City of Santa Fe.

Loan proposal forms are available on the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission website, under the Art in Public Places page. For more information, including a list of available sites, please call 505-955-6707 or email

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