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A Celebration of Librarians and Art – 2022 Gala Art Exhibition

Posted on behalf of the New Mexico Library Foundation:

The NMLF announces a summer 2022 exhibition, “SEE ALSO: A Celebration of Librarians and Art” featuring creative Librarians (& friends!) in the Land of Enchantment. To raise funds for library grants, the exhibition will highlight art by library professionals, employees, retirees,  library students, and friends of librarians from across our state. Art will be auctioned online and bidders will be able to collect their prize at the gala reception July 28, 2022, or prizes may be mailed to winners.

Click here to go to event website. You can also share our Facebook Event Page on your media feeds to help us raise awareness (and money) for libraries across NM. Please share our event widely – everyone is invited to our Celebration of Librarians and Art! Email for more information.

SAVE THE DATE:  July 28, 2022 from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm   

The exhibition will be open to the public from July 7 – 28, 2022 at the UNM – Valencia Fine Arts Gallery in Tomé, New Mexico. The online auction will run until 6:00 pm on July 28, 2022, art may be collected at the reception.

A Gala Reception will be held on July 28, 2022 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at the UNM – Valencia Fine Arts Gallery in Tomé, New Mexico. Gallery address is 280 La Entrada Road, Los Lunas NM 87031.

CALL FOR ART  –  Deadline is June 30, 2022

Details & Submission forms are on our website: 

Qualifying Artists

Any works of art or fine craft created by Librarians, library employees, retired librarians, library students, and friends of Librarians. Both professional artists and casual creatives are all encouraged to enter. We are celebrating the creativity and multiplicity of who Librarians are, beyond the profession – Whatever your creative outlet, jump in and represent for the good cause!  We hope for entries from every peak & valley across New Mexico, to raise money for libraries and librarianship.

Mediums of Art

Art & craft of all mediums and genres are welcome. Entries may include and are not limited to: Ceramic, Cardboard, Sculpture, Sound, Video, Film, Glass, Fibers, Digital, Painting, Drawing, Photography, Writing, Collage, Mixed-Media, etc.

Submission Requirements

Artists are invited to submit 1 – 2 works of art or fine craft for consideration to the show. There are no fees to participate. *All items will be entered into an online auction, open to public bidding, from July 8 – July 28. 100% of the proceeds will become grants for library programming, collections, and professional development.  

Submission Forms All work must be postmarked or delivered by June 30, 2022

Submission forms are on our website: 

Contact Information

Kat Gullahorn, MLS
Chair & Curator, & Ceramicist!
New Mexico Library Foundation 

Contact Us at
Voice or text to  505-917-2751
P.O. Box 30572, Albuquerque, NM 87190 – 0572

The New Mexico Library Foundation is a New Mexico 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. NMLF supports libraries in New Mexico by allocating funds to libraries of all types and to non-profit organizations that directly benefit libraries. 

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