Dear Artists living and working in Santa Fe,

The ARTsmart Painted Ceramics Project will persevere for 2021, but we need your help. We ask creative folks in the ARTsmart community to contribute artwork to this lucrative fundraiser that has supported Visiting Artists in Santa Fe’s public schools for over 15 years. Designs are usually created by all Santa Fe Public Schools (SFPS) 5th-grade art students and submitted by their art teachers. We’re grateful that some schools are participating this year, but overall, we’re giving art teachers a break from facilitating this project as they invent new remote art education methods.

Please consider submitting a circular 11”x11” artwork to be considered for transfer to an 11″ ceramic plate this year. A committee of ARTsmart board members, staff, and community members will select 100 designs by students and adults to be reproduced on kiln-fired ceramics. All funds raised from online plate sales will go directly to supporting Visiting Artists in art classrooms at all public schools in Santa Fe.

Deadline Feb 15, 2020

What is needed:
~ One 11″ circular painting. Can be any 2D media on paper. Any family-friendly theme.
~ Submit original painting OR high-res digital image of painting.
~ Tip: consider that art is meant to be reproduced on ceramic bisque-ware with a limited number of colors of underglaze. We encourage you to create images with larger details that may easily transfer to bisque-ware. Check out the student examples below for an idea of what types of images work well.

How to submit your art:
~ Email high-res image to Put “ARTsmart Ceramics Project 2021” in the subject line. Include artist’s full name and the title of the artwork on the image file’s name. Jpeg, png, tiff files accepted.
~ Drop off original art to Jacob at Ventana Fine Art, 400 Canyon Road (open 7 days, free parking in the back).
~ Mail original art to ARTsmart PO Box 22363, Santa Fe, NM 87502.

~ One submission per artist, please.
~ Submission not guaranteed to be selected to be transferred to ceramic plates.
~ If you submit an original painting rather than digitally, it will become the property of ARTsmart (it will not be returned to the artist).
~ Images of artwork will be used solely for the 2021 ARTsmart Painted Ceramics Project and the promotion thereof. We won’t use it for any other purposes.
~ Selection process will take place mid February (artists will be informed via email if their pieces were chosen or not) and online sale will begin in April.
~ Transfer process to ceramics will be done by volunteers (if you are interested in volunteering please contact Tori:
~ Images above are submissions for 2021 project sent in by SFPS teachers Vanessa Gonzalez, Matthew Chase-Daniel, and Grace Mayer. Images below are from SFPS 5th grade art students from the 2020 project.
~ QUESTIONS: Contact Tori or call 505.992.2787




The 2021 ARTsmart Painted Ceramics Project is made possible by generous sponsorship from Enterprise Bank & Trust

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