The Silver City Art Association sends an invitation to southwest New Mexico artists to enter the Dias de los Muertos Poster Contest and exhibit! There is no entry fee and the winning entry will be awarded bragging rights and a $100 gift certificate to Leyba and Ingalls Arts. A juried exhibit at the Murray Ryan Visitor Center in Silver City will run from October 22 to November 4, 2018, and will feature the winning entry along with other selected entries. The winning art will also be featured in flyers, posters and advertising for the annual Dia de los Muertos events taking place in Silver City.
Email photos of entries to rebecca@visitsilvercity.org by August 15, 2018. All media are welcome to enter and all sizes of work will be considered. For hanging pieces, artwork must be ready to hang, piece must be framed and wired for hanging. Artists must provide necessary items to exhibit free-standing pieces. Instructions to those entering will be sent by email in regards to delivery and pickup dates of their artwork.

Artists may enter up to three pieces and and include up to three pictures of each piece. In your email submission, please include your name and telephone number along with description, dimensions and display requirements for each piece submitted. Artists will be notified as to the status of your submitted art by August 22.
The 2018 Dias de los Muertos event of remembrance and celebration will take place in historic downtown Silver City from October 28 through November 4. There will be an array of musical performances, ofrendas, the much-anticipated parade that includes monsoon puppets, and booths featuring traditional arts, crafts and tasty treats. The Silver City Museum and other entities will also be sponsoring Dias De los Muertos events that will be part of the week-long array of happenings. Everyone is invited to participate and join in the festivities! For questions on the Call to Artists or the Silver City Dias de los Muertos, you may contact Diana Ingalls Leyba at 575-388-5725 or leybaingallsarts@questoffice.net.

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