UPCOMING: 42nd Annual Juried Exhibition

42nd Annual Juried Exhibit

Juried by Josie Lopez, Curator of 516 Arts

June 1 – June 30, 2018











June 1–June 30, 2018

Friday, June 1 at 5-7pm


5/1/18 – Notifications of Acceptance/Rejection Sent

5/21-25/18 – Shipped Artwork Delivery

5/27/18 – Local Artwork Drop off, 11am-4pm

6/1/18 – Opening Reception, 5-7pm

6/19/18 – Portfolio Reviews With Juror (Local Member Artist Benefit Only)

7/1/18 – Local Artwork Pick Up, 11am-4pm

7/13/18 – Shipped Artwork Return Shipped On/Or Before This Date

(Hell, pen and ink by Kayla Shaggy, 2017 Annual Juried Exhibit Best in Show)

The Durango Arts Center is pleased to provide a professional juried exhibit for artists working in all media.  In its 42nd year, the Annual Juried Exhibit continues to be a national competition in order to broaden creative expression, both in and outside of our community, that accepts multi-media and installation work and provides an online platform for submissions.  The juror of this year’s exhibit, Josie Lopez, also provided free onsite portfolio reviews and critique to any artist regardless of their acceptance into the exhibit.


Best in Show
2nd Place

3rd Place

Josie Lopez is currently the curator a 516 ARTS. She received her B.A. in History and M.A. in teaching from Brown University. She completed an M.A. in Art History at the University of New Mexico and her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. She was a Jacob K. Javits fellow from 2009-2013. Her dissertation on Mexican lithographer Constantino Escalante considers 19th-century caricature and visual satire of Mexico, France and Spain. Her 2013 publication “Picasso and the Forgotten War” appears in Picasso and the Politics of Visual Representation: War and Peace in the Era of the Cold War and Since, edited by Jonathon Harris, Liverpool University Press. Josie was recently a guest curator at the Albuquerque Museum. She wrote The Carved Line: Block Printmaking in New Mexico and curated the accompanying exhibition. Her research interests include examining art as a discursive agent in the political arena, modern and contemporary Latin American art, 19th century France and Mexico, and the history of New Mexican art with a focus on printmaking. As the 2013-15 Eleanor Tufts Fellow at SMU she taught courses on modern Mexico and the prints of Francisco Goya. She has also taught courses on the history of printmaking and European art at the University of New Mexico.

The 42nd Annual Juried Exhibit is made possible by the 2018 exhibits season sponsors: Friends of the Gallery, Don and Judy Hayes, Russell Engineering and Oxford Asset Management.

Barbara Conrad Gallery Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday
10am – 5pm

Entry to Durango Arts Center galleries is always free.  The galleries are closed to the public on Sundays and Mondays.