Information for Artists

The New Mexico Arts & Crafts Fair (NMACF) is the longest continuously running arts festival in New Mexico and has been a "must-see" summer event since 1962. Featuring exclusively New Mexico artisans, this prestigious, juried arts fair showcases over 200 of New Mexico's most talented artists and craftspeople, many of whom enjoy national and international reputations. The fair ranks among the largest events in the state, offering artists the opportunity to display and sell their work directly to the public.

Call for Artists (Deadline Expired)

Eligibility and Requirements

Apply to the Show (Deadline Expired)

  • Zapplication
  • Art Catagories
Apply for the Youth Exhibit

2014 Invited Artist List and Exhibitors Materials
Information and forms, including, opportunities to Advertise your artwork, participate in the silent auction, and much more!

Dates and Deadlines
Fair Location and Maps
Jury and Booth Fees
Artist Parking
Travel and Lodging

Call for Artists

(November 1, 2013 - January 31, 2014)

The New Mexico Arts & Crafts Fair (NMACF) is a juried exhibit and all artists must apply every year to be considered for the annual show. Please be aware that the fair only accepts artists who reside in New Mexico.

If you have questions or would like be added to the NMACF mailing list, please contact the NMACF office at: or call 505-884-9043.

New Mexico
Arts & Crafts Fair
named Sunshine Artist Magazine
"200 Best of Show List"
We are the only juried and judged show in the  State devoted exclusively to the promotion of New Mexico artisans and craftspeople, thereby supporting economic development in New Mexico.

The Fair attracts approximately 15,000 prospective buyers and averages $700,000 in sales to the artists, making its total impact on the community about $900,000 per year.

The Fair encourages and supports youth artisans as well, ensuring future generations will have a venue to display and sell their work directly to the public in an open air gallery setting. The Fair is run by artists and community volunteers and relies on active support from the arts and business community.

  1. Only New Mexico residents, 18 years of age and older are eligible.  New Mexico I.D. will be required upon check in.

  2. Artists may apply in multiple categories. Separate entry forms, digital images, and jury fees are required for each category. Each medium is evaluated separately; only one booth will be allocated per exhibitor regardless of the number of categories in which the artist is accepted. If two or more entrants collaborate in the same medium, they will be entitled to only one booth.

  3. The New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair (NMACF) reserves the right to re-categorize work it feels has been entered in the wrong category.

  4. All exhibitors must personally attend their booth and be present during the entire Fair. No Representatives or agents may replace the exhibitor.  All collaborators must be present.

  5. Exhibitors may display work only in the category(ies) in which accepted. NMACF reserves the right to remove an exhibitor, without refunding the booth fee, if an artist exhibits any work that does not reflect the quality and nature of the work juried, or which does not meet NMACF standards and guidelines.

  6. All work exhibited must be original work, created by the entrant. No buy and sell or mass reproductions accepted. Signed and numbered offset limited edition reproductions and Giclee reproductions of hand-created works will be allowed, but must be labeled as reproductions and confined to a single bin. Only original artwork will be allowed on booth walls. Individually printed and signed Photographs and Digital Art Prints shall be considered original artwork..

  7. The entrant must be juried into the show with digital images of their original artwork.

  • Matted prints and greeting/note cards featuring professionally printed copies of original images created by the artist are allowed in free standing racks or bins. They are not to be displayed on booth walls.

  • Photo/photocopies of artwork will not be allowed.

  • Framed mechanical reproductions will not be allowed in bins or on booth walls.

  • No posters will be allowed.

  • No commercial, manufactured or kit work including use of commercial molds, patterns, blanks or dies will be allowed.

  • No commercially manufactured art tiles or note cards are permitted.

Apply to the 2014 Show

Please read the 2014 New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair Prospectus (PDF), for details regarding: entry rules, art category definitions, and more.

Go to the Application Process for a Step-by-Step Guide for Applying to Exhibit at the Fair and How to apply using ZAPP®.

  Art Categories  
  • Ceramics
  • Digital Art
  • Drawings
  • Fiber
  • Glass
  • Jewelry
  • Metal
  • Mixed Media
  • Paintings
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Wood



Refer to the 2014 Prospectus for rules regarding Art Categories.

Be sure to include image number, title, size, & media for each image submitted on ZAPP®.

2014 Youth Exhibit Entry Form (PDF)

For 2014 Invited Artists

Invited Artists "Packet One" :

Executive Director's Letter (PDF)

Exhibitor Contract Form (PDF)

Exhibitor Questionnaire Form (PDF)

Exhibitor Electrical Order Form (PDF)

Advertise! Program Cover (outside) and Postcard Order Form (PDF)

Advertise! Program Cover (inside) Order Form (PDF)

Exhibitor Workshop Info. (PDF)

Silent Auction Chair's Letter (PDF)

For 2014 Exhibitors

Exhibitors "Packet Two" (Zipped Folder 10-PDFs):

NEW! 2014 Exhibitor List and Booth Assignments (PDF)

NEW! 2014 53rd Annual Postcard (PDF) - email to your client list

Exhibitor Information and Checklist (PDF)

Exhibitor Order Form (Parking passes and more...) (PDF )

Booth Lighting Lighting (PDF)

Silent Auction Letter (PDF)

Youth Exhibit Letter (Tell your friends - Open to all!) (PDF)

Youth Exhibit Entry Form (PDF)

Art Representative Volunteer Letter and Form (PDF)

Art Representative Description (PDF)

Important Dates and Deadlines

November 1, 2013

Fair Applications Available: on ZAPPlication®

Note: On Zapplication™, search for "New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair."

December 1, 2013

Announcement of Jurors

December 7, 2013 (Saturday - 10am to 12pm)

Workshop: How to Apply using ZAPPlication® (Presented by Margo Geist)


New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair
2501 San Pedro St NE, Suite 110
Albuquerque, NM 87110

If you plan to attend RSVP
Office: 505-884-9043

January 31, 2014

Registration Deadline: Artist applications due through ZAPPlication®

February 28, 2014

Notice of acceptance: From ZAPPlication®

Artists should download and complete the official contract and other artist materials from the Invited Artist Materials Packet above.

March 31, 2014

Contracts and fees due: from invited exhibitors

Mail to:

New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair
2501 San Pedro St NE, Suite 110
Albuquerque, NM 87110

April 26, 2014 (Saturday - 10am to 12 noon)

Exhibitor's Workshop

TOPICS: Booth display ideas/suggestions, Rental equipment resource list, Q&A


New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair
2501 San Pedro St NE, Suite 110
Albuquerque, NM 87110

If you plan to attend RSVP
Office: 505-884-9043

May 7, 2014

Deadline for artwork and fees for advertising in the
NMACF Show Program.

May 15, 2014

Cancellation Deadline: Last day for full refund

Advertising Fees Due: NMACF Show Program

June 26th, 2014

Registration and Set-Up: EXPO New Mexico - Manuel Lujan Complex

June 27, 28, 29, 2014

53rd Annual New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair:

Friday, June 27 10am to 9pm
Saturday, June 28 10am to 5pm
Sunday, June 29 10am to 4pm

Fair Location and Maps 

EXPO New Mexico (New Mexico State Fairgrounds)
300 San Pedro NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Note: Located at Central and San Pedro NE, in the Manuel Lujan Jr. Exhibit Complex on Heritage Avenue within EXPO New Mexico

Booth Map: Manual Luhan Building

Jury and Booth Fees

Jurying Fee - Paid through Zapplication $30
Booth Fees  
10'x10' Space with Beam (Lujan B hall, North & South walls) $350
10'x10' Space $400
10'x10' Garden Space $450
10'x20' End-Cap  (Includes 2 Corner Fees) $875
10'x20' End-Cap End-Cap Garden Space  (Includes 2 Corner Fees) $975
Corner Booth Fee (Limited Availability - Separate Check) $60
Additional Exhibitor in any booth $75

Note: Additional details available on the Application Process.


  • During booth set-up and take-down, artists and helpers may park in any unrestricted spaces around the Lujan Complex.  Please do not block the loading area at the back of the building. Watch for special parking restrictions when other events are occurring on the Expo grounds.

  • During the fair, artists are to park behind the Creative Arts Building which is on the south side of the Lujan Complex.  Artists with trailers are to remove their trailers from parking lot behind the Luhan building during show hours. Parking for trailers, is available at the southwest corner of the fairgrounds, as you enter Gate 3, off San Pedro, at the southwest corner of the fairgrounds.

  • Handicap parking is available along marked curbs and in a designated lot opposite the southwest corner of the Lujan Complex.

  • Parking Permits are issued to each artist at check-in.  One additional permit may be purchased for $10.00.  Permits may be ordered on the acceptance contract forms.

Travel and Lodging

Albuquerque in late June offers a delightful venue for the New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair.

For information and restaurant listings, visit the Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau web page or visit their Visitor Information Centers located at:

  • Albuquerque International Sunport baggage claim lower level
  • Old Town - San Felipe Plaza
  • Albuquerque Convention Center - East Complex (seasonal hours)

Call 800-284-2282 or 505-842-9918 or visit their website at


The New Mexico Arts & Crafts Fair Home Page.
Basic Information for Patrons and Artists visitng the New Mexico Arts & Crafts Fair.
The Artist Directory providing listings by media categories, images showing a sample of their juried art, and contact information about the artists participating in the Fair.
Detailed information about the exhibits and patron opportunities at the Fair.
Information for artists applying for and/or participating in the Fair.
Visit the online store of the New Mexico Arts & Crafts Fair, featuring fair tickets, posters, programs and T-shirts.

The New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair, a 501(c)3 non profit, has been a must-see summer event since 1962. Featuring exclusively New Mexico artisans and craftspeople, our mission is to promote a premier juried event to present the most talented New Mexicans. The Fair encourages and supports youth as well, ensuring future generations will have a venue to display and sell their work directly to the public in a gallery setting. The Fair ranks among the largest events in the state and one of the top shows in the nation.

2501 San Pedro Street - Suite 110 - Albuquerque, NM 87110

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