Call for Entry to Group Exhibition




Event Dates: 4/25/20 – 5/16/20
Entry Deadline: 4/04/20

Taos Art Insurgency is a show that poses the questions: Who will be the artists that lead the way for the new millennium? What will be the movements and issues they champion?


Images – Minimum: 4 , Maximum: 8

Entry Fee (Taos Art Insurgency – A National Juried Exhibition): $40.00

Media Fee (per image over minimum): $10.00

This four-galley show will have a regular juried section. In addition, each gallery will also pick no less than three pieces denotated as “Director’s Choice” invitational pieces. Taos is a major artist’s colony that has been at the forefront of most of the major modern art movements initiated within the last 120 years. Throughout history various seminal art movements have been concentrated here. Taos has been a major seat of Modernism, Abstract-Expressionism, and Minimalism. David Anthony Fine Art, Wider Nightingale Fine Art, Dragonfly Blue Gallery, and Greg Moon Art of Taos host this national show in conjunction with the Taos Spring Arts Festival. The show will run April 25st – May 16th with an opening reception on May 2nd. Entries are being accepted in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed media, fiber arts, digital printed media, and assemblage. Entry deadline is midnight April 4th.

The show will be supported with:

• Professionally printed invitation with a national mailer to the galleries’ collectors.
• Email announcement
• Website presence for all selected artists on the galleries’ websites.
• Regional and National Press
• Opening Reception
• Gallery sales staff
• Exposure to prominent figures/ collectors/ curators/ publishers in the visual arts.


David Mapes – Owner of David Anthony Fine Art

A resident of Taos for 32 years, Mapes is deeply invested in preserving the history and vitality of Taos as an international arts center. He is a custom furniture maker, metalworker, and a pyrotechnician by trade.  He honed his trade building residential and commercial furniture and subsequently founded the New Mexico Furniture Company in 2003. In 2011, David opened David Anthony Fine Art and quickly established DAFA as one of top art galleries in Taos. David is chairperson of the Taos Marketing Committee and serves on the boards of several art organizations.

Robert Nightingale – Owner of Wilder Nightingale Fine Art

Robert’s gallery is an institution that has been in Taos for the last 28 years. During this period of time he has launched countless careers and championed the artists of the Taos market with an eclectic eye that has helped form the present Taos’ aesthetic. His artists are in various museum collections and his collector base reflects his deep roots within the New Mexico Arts Community. Some of his recent projects include curator for the Taos Fall Arts Festival, president of the Taos Gallery Association, and host of the annual Hearts and Stars Auction.

Lysa Montwill – Artist, Owner of Dragonfly Blue Gallery.

Dragonfly Blue is an artist run contemporary  gallery with quarterly Ekphrasis events. Lysa Montwill is best known for her emphasis on color palette and precision, lack of shoes and cat obsession.

Greg Moon – Artist, Curator, Owner of Greg Moon Art.

Greg has worked in the commercial gallery scene for 38 years, 28 of those years in Taos. His space focuses on works of the contemporary vein with an emphasis on fine art in the “old school” mediums of painting, photography, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture, and assemblage. One of his latest projects was co-curating “Orale’: Kings and Queens of Cool” at Taos’ Harwood Museum of Art. The show was a in-depth survey of Lowbrow and Pop-Surrealist artists in the U.S.

The show is open to all US based artists 18 yrs. and older.

Entries are being accepted in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed media, fiber arts, digital printed media, and assemblage. Giclees will only be accepted in photography and digital media.

All photography/ digital media prints (with the exceptions of Polaroid, platinum, and albumen) must have an image size of at least 8 x 10”.
All works must be for sale and remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition.
Any work not comparable to the file submitted can be rejected at the juror’s discretion.
All works must be ready to hang or display. All works requiring glazing must use plexiglass.
No substitutions for works accepted into the show.

2-D pieces are limited to a width of 52” and a height of 72” with framing.
3-D pieces are limited to a width/ depth of 32” and a height of 72”.


Apr. 4: Deadline for applications
April 7: Notification of accepted works
April 17-21: Receivership of accepted works
May 2: Opening Reception 5-8PM
April 25 – May 16: Exhibition
May 18-23: Pick-up/Return of work

The artist will be paid 50% of all art sales, the gallery will retain 50%. All purchased works must remain in the gallery until the end of the exhibit.

All works will be treated in a professional manner. David Anthony Fine Art, Wilder Nightingale Fine Art, and Greg Moon Art are not responsible for any damage to or loss of artwork while in the gallery’s possession or in transit. Artists may insure their works if they wish…shipping insurance is highly advised.

Drop off of accepted works can be done any time during the receivership period. All shipped works must be shipped in a re-usable container and received during the receivership period. Artists are responsible for picking up or arranging re-packaging/ shipping for any work not sold by the end of the show period. There are several companies in Taos that can be recommended for packaging and shipping. The galleries will take ownership of any works not picked-up or shipped after the show unless otherwise arranged.