Call for Emerging Artists / Calls & Submissions

March 30, 2024

Organization Name: Strata Gallery

Organization Location: Santa Fe, NM

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: $35 for 10-15 images. All submissions will be handled through CaFÉ.


Application Deadline: March 30, 2024
Calling all emerging artists! Strata Gallery 501(c)3 is excited to announce our open call for submissions to our Emerging Artists Membership Program. Join a supportive community of fellow artists, gain exposure for your work, and unlock incredible opportunities for growth and collaboration. Whether you’re a painter, sculptor, photographer, or work in any other medium, we welcome your unique perspective and creative vision. Don’t miss this chance to elevate your career and be part of a thriving artistic community. Submit your artwork today!

Strata Gallery was founded in 2021 as a non-profit membership gallery that seeks to showcase the work of internationally established artists whose development has typically followed trajectories tangential to prevalent avant-garde trends. It also showcases the work of promising Emerging Artists who otherwise struggle for gallery exposure, as their work is also at variance with those same trends. To some degree the example of these Established Artists validates the promise of those who are still emergent, and the gallery encourages loose creative partnerships between these two groups. Strata Gallery avoids favoring any distinct style and promotes a range of authentic individual expression embodying diverse material practices, imagery, style, and ethos. Strata Gallery is located in the historic Santa Fe Plaza at 125 Lincoln Ave, Suite 105, Santa Fe, NM 87501.

Strata Gallery was established as a membership gallery with the primary goal of creating a space for our artists to showcase their work, as well as to create a dialogue between our Established and Emerging artists. Strata Gallery strives to cultivate a membership that reflects the diversity of the community we live in. We encourage applications from candidates of all underrepresented groups, such those who identify as BIPOC artists, as well as artists identifying as LGBTQ+. We seek to attract membership from a diverse group of artists.

One-year Emerging Artist Membership
One Solo Exhibition – Approx. two weeks
Annual Group Exhibition – Approx. three weeks
Artist page on website
Promotion on social media accounts
Promotion on newsletter
Monthly opportunities email list
Exposure in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Learn how to curate a solo exhibition
Direct mentorship from Established Artists
Join an exciting Emerging Artist cohort
Opportunity to learn how a non-profit gallery system works
Artist’s net 80% of all works sold, Strata Gallery commission 20%

Emerging Artist Meetings
Welcome Cohort Meeting
Second Cohort Meeting
Third Cohort Meeting
Farewell Cohort Meeting
Director Curatorial Meeting
Exhibition Mentorship Meeting
Solo Exhibition (approx. 2 weeks)
Group Exhibition (approx. 3 weeks)
Gallery Sitting (3 days)
Develop and lead one creative workshop (virtual or in person)
Artists are responsible for negotiating and executing the sale of their artwork (20% commission to Strata Gallery).

Application Requirements
Submit the following via CaFé:
Cover Letter
Bio (PDF format preferred)
Curriculum Vitae (PDF format preferred)
Artist Statement (PDF format preferred)
10-15 images (JPGs 72 dpi, approx. file size 1 MB) in single PDF
Artist Membership Application Form (completed upon selection)

Eligibility Criteria
Strata Gallery is now accepting applications for new Emerging Members for a 1-year contract period. We are looking for innovative artist who are actively working and who are interested in being part of an Emerging Artist cohort. Membership is open to artist who work in all media. Current Emerging Membership is comprised of artists who work in painting, sculpture, photography, installation, textiles, and mixed media.

Must not be represented by a commercial gallery
Must not be in a Tenured/Tenure Track teaching position, or retired from one
Note: There are no dues for the emerging members, however, Strata Gallery encourages contributions of time or resources where possible.

Opportunity Website