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Call for Artists!


We are in full planning mode for our upcoming ChromaFEST on Saturday, April 8th. What is ChromaFEST, you may ask? It’s a music/art festival and a fundraiser for Chroma Studios. We plan to make it an annual event, but this year is extra special. You may have seen our Big Announcement a couple of months ago. Now that 2017 is here, we are in full swing fundraising/planning mode. This year’s event will be at The Cell Theater in downtown Albuquerque. We will know more about times once we get the band/music lined up. There will be live music, food truck/s, a silent auction and of course, an art market!

We are looking for artists who would like to set up a booth to show/sell their work. The term artists is used in a broad sense here as we are open to any kind of creative handmade items. Fine Art, jewelry, photography, fiber arts, really ANYTHING handmade by YOU. This will be an outside show, so you may need a canopy for shade. You will need to bring your own set up; tables, chairs, easels, canopy, etc. Since this is a fundraiser show, we are asking each artist to donate a piece for the silent auction. In return, we will be eternally grateful to you!

What we need you to submit is 4-10 photos of your work, a bio/artist statement, and a $10 application fee. If you rent a studio from us, the fees are included in your rent. If you are not a Chroma Studios artist, the booth fee will be $25 in addition to the $10 application fee. This is a one day, Saturday show that may go as late as 10:00pm. Booth fees will be collected after you are accepted to the show. There is limited space, so unfortunately we can’t accept everyone. 😦 The deadline is February 15th and we will notify artists by March 1st.

Please send your submissions to chromastudios@comcast.net and pay your $10 application fee by paypal to plewis11@comcast.net or by check/money order mailed to Chroma Studios, 1606 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106.

Please email if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from YOU!


Call for Artists: Summer Art Market


Looking north at the patio area

Looking north at the patio area

Starting June 6th, Chroma Studios Gallery will host a Saturday Arts & Crafts Market. Every Saturday 11am-5pm we will open our space to artists, rent table/wall space and have our own arts and crafts market. We are hoping to have the market run through October, ending during the two weekends of Balloon Fiesta. In cases of bad weather, all booths will be moved inside.

There will be 27 spaces total, 9 outdoors(on our patio w/ shade), 18 indoors (6 w/ table & wall space, 12 table only space). The outdoor spaces will rent for $15/day, indoor table spaces go for $20/day and indoor table/wall spaces for $25/day. Discounts will be given for spaces rented by the month; outdoor space $45/month, indoor table $60/month, indoor table/wall $75/month. So, in other words, rent a space for the month and get one day free! Artists must bring their own tables, though we do have chairs. Spaces will be rented on a first come, first served basis. It is recommended that you reserve space ahead of time in order to guarantee a space. However, if all spaces are not reserved, we will rent them out the day of the show on a first come/served basis. Artists must sit their own spaces, but we can take credit card sales through the gallery. We plan to heavily promote this market and hope to start something really BIG! The Rail Runner runs right past our building with the downtown stop only 4 blocks away! Also, the Convention Center is one block away!

Contact Paula to reserve your space today! By phone at 554-3805 or email chromastudios@comcast.net