December 2017

Town of Taos Seeking Artist Submissions for Lamppost Banner Competition

The Town of Taos has issued a call to artists to submit their work for consideration for its Lamppost Banner Art Competition. The contest is open to artists who live and work in Taos County, and entries will be accepted from Monday, January 2 to Sunday, January 21, 2018. Selected entries will be featured on one of 41 30” x 60” lamppost banners, throughout the Town of Taos.

The Town is accepting entries of all media which can be photographed and displayed visually on a banner, including painting, pottery, sculpture, printmaking and photograph. However, the submitted work must have been produced within the last ten years. The goal is to celebrate and acknowledge living artists and educate visitors that Taos’ art scene, while historic, is very much a vibrant art market for present artists.

“There is such a large community of talented artists in Taos, “said Karina Armijo, Director of Marketing and Tourism for the Town of Taos. “We are very excited to see all of the submissions and to display beautiful work by our local artists.”

Artists interested in submitting should be prepared to fill out an entry form and send one high-resolution image, at least 200dpi at 15″w x 30″h, in TIFF or JPG file format. The completed entry form and image should be sent to Final selections will be announced on on February 2, 2018.

The entry form, a complete list of rules and examples of what the banners will look like can be found at

Karina Armijo
Director of Marketing and Tourism


400 Camino de la Placita  |  Taos, NM 87571
Office 575-737-5849
Mobile 575-779-9639 – The official online travel guide to Taos, New Mexico.

The Tac Arts Council recent project with the Teen Arts Club Studio Exhibition was included in the December edition of the BeyondTaos Newsletter.

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