22 Annual 2017 Art Loop™ Studio Tour Lincoln County, New Mexico July 7, 8, & 9, 2017 10am - 5pm
2017 Lincoln County Art Loop™ Studio Tour Application Information Call for Artists Opens October 21, 2016
Please read as there have been changes to the participation and volunteer requirements.
Submission Deadline December 9, 2016 Art Loop™ is a juried exhibition and sale of exceptional hand-made artwork created by resident artists in Lincoln County New Mexico. This is the tour's 22nd year and distributes over 2400 brochures with the studio tour map. The studio tour dates are July 7 - 9, 2017, from 10am to 5pm.
Participation Requirements Artists that work together may apply as one artist but must collaborate on each art piece. Otherwise, they must submit an application separately. Art Loop™ is a studio tour, therefore artists must show their artwork in their own studio or in a studio of another artist who is also accepted into the tour. No artists may have their studio tour in a commercial art gallery with other Lincoln County artists who are not accepted in the tour. If you do not have a studio, effort will be made so that you can show in an accepted artist's studio. Artists are requested to provide short demonstrations of their artistic process during the tour, but this is not required. Artists are required to keep their studio open for the show's duration. All artists are required to offer one art piece in a studio give-a-way at the end of the tour on Sunday. All artists are required to ask tour guests to complete the tour’s survey during the tour. All artists are required to sell one ad for the brochure if applicable. All submitted work must be your own art and you must have complete ownership of the submitted photos.
Jury Decisions The three jurors reside outside Lincoln County NM and are professionals in the field of fine art. Jurors' selections are based on the level of technical skill, quality of workmanship, originality of design, and the overall body of work as represented in the submitted images. Art Loop™ acceptance notifications are emailed by January 3, 2017.
Application Requirements Each applicant must reside in Lincoln County, complete this form, submit four (4) quality images of recent work and one (1) image of yourself in your studio. All accepted applicants must have a valid NM CRS sales tax number. It’s the artist’s responsibility to have liability business insurance for his/her studio. Art Loop™ does not provide insurance and is not responsible for any accidents or injuries during the tour.
Images Each photo must have a minimum image resolution of 300 dpi and 1400 – 2000 pixels on the longer dimension. Please name each photo with the title name of the piece (not your name). The photo files must be saved as a JPG file. Please no "time stamps" or other text in the photo. Art Loop™ 2017 reserves the right to use and reproduce any submitted artwork for advertising purposes. These photos are submitted online during the application process.
Volunteering Art Loop™ Studio Tour is an all-volunteer tour. Each artist is required to volunteer at least six (6) hours of their time helping with the tour. Upon registration you will choose three (3) tasks you are interested in working on. The Art Loop™ board will appoint you to work in one or two tasks. Otherwise, you can choose to pay a higher registration fee ( $380) and opt-out from volunteering.
If an accepted artist does not assist during the 2017 tour season an invoice for the opt-out fee is sent to them after the show. If this fee isn't paid, they will not be eligible to participate in future tours until the payment is received. See the list of tasks and their descriptions on this form. All artists on the tour are required to distribute the brochure to business and outlets. All artists are required to sell one ad for the brochure if applicable.
Fees A jury and application fee of $25 is paid upon submission of this form and is non-refundable. After acceptance, an invoice for the selected tour fee will be mailed to you ($180+ Volunteering or $380 non-volunteering) . Payment is accepted by check and must be paid by or at the first Art Loop™ meeting in January, 2017. Payment by check is sent to Art Loop™, PO Box 1661, Capitan NM 88316 and must be postmarked by January 18, 2017.
Scholarships Art Loop’s™ commitment to the local community to promote art and artist offers new emerging artists in the community a show scholarship. This is for first time applicants only. The applicant pays only the application fee, must volunteer the 6 + hours of their time helping. A studio is provided if the artist doesn’t have one to show in. Scholarship applicants must submit this form and a statement, 100 words or less, as to why they should be considered based on need or merit.
Select Login using your previous login and password.
Select MY Calls at the top of the window.
Select Apply for 2017 Call for artist. Note: previous calls for artist you have applied for will also be listed.
Scroll down page, select I Agree in the Agree to terms check box.
Select I am not a Robot in the box.
Select the green Apply button.
Complete the form.
Upload photos of your work. Note: you can use old photos from previous registration, but we would rather have photos of your new work. You can however, select to use the photo of yourself from last year.
Pay the non-refundable $25 application fee.
You will be notified by mail or email no later than January 3rd of your acceptance or rejection.
Pay the chosen participation fee by check or request a PayPal Invoice.