Art at the abbey

A CALL FOR ARTISTS – Art at the Abbey’s “Puentes de Compasión: Reaching For Hope

An exhibit of works from artists and members of our community reflecting encounters as bridges, built on foundations of compassion, openness, and love, connecting us as we move forward together in hope.

Opening on Saturday, November 17, 2018
Closing on Thursday, December 20, 2018

We invite artists of all religious and spiritual backgrounds, from and representing multiple generations, to create and submit works which reflect personal interpretations and experiences that contribute to the dignity of the theme, “Puentes de Compasión: Reaching For Hope.”

If you are interested in participating, please submit the following: 1) Digital image of your piece, 2) Brief description of your piece to include dimensions, materials used, and how it expresses your interpretation of the theme (no more than 500 words), 3) Artist statement about yourself or the artist you represent (no more than 250 words). All information must be sent to Celina Chavez at by October 15.

Our selection committee will carefully consider availability of display space and how works contribute to the theme of the exhibition. Also, as we hope to display a diversity of art, we may only accept up to (2) pieces per artist. You will be informed regarding selection by October 22.

If you would like to include a price for your piece, we will list it on the display label, however, visitors may only purchase a piece through the artist.

We appreciate your interest in this community exhibition and thank you for covering costs of shipping and handling, if selected. If you wish, you may physically deliver your work in person. Please contact us to schedule a delivery time between October 29-November 2.

For questions and more information, please contact or (505) 873-4399 ext. 237.

Important Exhibition Dates:

  • October 15 – Submission/Entry DEADLINE

  • October 22 – Artists to be informed regarding selection

  • November 17 – Official Opening of “Puentes de Compasión: Reaching For Hope”

  • December 20 – Official Closing of “Puentes de Compasión: Reaching For Hope”

  • December 27-28 or January 7-11 – Works *not collected at the Closing to be returned to artists. Please contact us to make arrangements if you wish to personally pick up your work.