Bryan David Griffith, Broken Equilibrium, 2016, walk-through installation of burned trees salvaged from wildfire sites and trees from thinning projects, 13.5 x 14 x 8 feet, image courtesy the artist

Submissions for Artists and Curators

General Information

516 ARTS reviews submissions for artists and proposals from curators on an ongoing basis. Artwork may be of any medium or discipline, including 2D, 3D, video, performance or other undefined types of art or inter-disciplinary work.

516 ARTS presents mostly group exhibitions often in collaboration with museums, other arts organizations and guest curators, with a focus on bringing high caliber, content-driven arts programs to Downtown Albuquerque.

Artwork in exhibitions at 516 ARTS is not required to be for sale and can be on loan from collections. As a nonprofit, education-oriented museum, 516 ARTS does not represent artists or focus on sales as a commercial gallery would, although sales MAY take place from our exhibitions. 516 ARTS does not purchase artwork nor house a permanent collection.

Submissions will be kept on file for up to two years for further consideration. Acceptance of submission materials does not guarantee inclusion in any particular exhibition. Work submitted and held on file may be chosen for an exhibition planned for the same year, the following year or later. We ask that artists please keep us informed about their work and activities after an initial submission.

To make a submission please fill out the digital form below. Due to our limited time and small staff, 516 ARTS does not accept requests for on-site portfolio reviews. Currently our response time to submissions may take up to three months or longer.