OrganizationSouthwest Contemporary
TitleCall for Artists: Flights of Fancy

Southwest Contemporary is excited to announce the open call for entries for its Summer 2021 issue.

“Flights of Fancy,” the theme of SWC's next quarterly issue, describes the power to imagine alternate realities, create fantasies, and entertain absurdities in the mind’s eye.

Over the last year, amid isolation, disruption to our routines and priorities, and a crisis of misinformation, it’s been harder than ever to stay tethered to what’s “real.” Balancing physical reality, virtual reality, and the unrealities unfolding on our screens and in our newspapers, we’ve found that we really do live in separate worlds.

On the darker side, we live in a moment riddled with information silos, blatant disregard for fact, and rampant confirmation bias—where even events of the “real world” have required suspension of disbelief. On the brighter side, we could all benefit from a healthy dose of escapism, an injection of magic into our locked-down lives, and ideations of a better future.

We invite artists and creators (18+) living and working in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah to submit work in any media related to the theme “Flights of Fancy,” ranging from reflections on our current state of disconnection to wild turns of fantasy and beyond. Artists are encouraged to think broadly about these ideas.

Southwest Contemporary is an independent contemporary arts and culture publication based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, since 1992. Selected artists will have their work seen in a print and digital publication with an audience of 20,000+ people, published alongside emerging and established artists from across the American Southwest.

Three selected artists will receive a feature profile article written by an SWC contributor accompanied by multiple images. Twelve or more additional artists will receive a two-page spread including one image and up to 300 words of text. All selected artists will receive a feature on SWC’s newsletter and social media channels. All selected artists will receive a complimentary print issue.

Deadline: March 3, 2021, 11:59 pm MST.

Requirements / Eligibility

Artists (18+) living and working in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah are welcome to apply with works in any medium: painting, sculpture, new media, performance, printmaking, fiber arts, photography, mixed media, music, video, installation, and more.

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Entry Fee$15
Contact Information
NameLauren Tresp
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