Call for Poster Artist
The La Cosecha Conference Planning Committee is now accepting submissions to be considered for this year’s conference poster art. The Conference Planning Committee and the DLeNM Board of Directors have worked closely with regional artists to create a visual that represents the theme for this professional conference and community celebration. La Cosecha posters have historically provided each participant a beautiful collector’s item/recuerdo for their participation
Past conference artists have included Arturo Cisneros, Gary Waya’ia Keene, Brandon Maldonado, Paul Sánchez, Nanibah Chacón, Rebecca Roybal, Arlene Cisneros-Sena,
Amy Stein, Michael Toya, Jeri Desrochers, Sean Wells, Amy Baca López, Jade Leyva, and Robb Rael.
The artist must meet the following criteria for consideration and selection:
Be a resident of New Mexico,
Provide a portfolio with at least two works that reflect New Mexico communities and/or cultures; and
Submit a letter of interest/intent in response to the question: “Why do you wish to have your work represent La Cosecha as conference poster art?" And a concept drawing of what you envision the poster art to look like as it relates to the conference theme:
Comunidades sin fronteras: Building on our Linguistic and Cultural Capital to Ensure Equity
Artisans will be considered in both traditional and contemporary styles and medias, including, but not limited to textiles, sculpture, painting, and pottery.
All artists will be judged using the above criteria and will be selected by the DLeNM Board of Directors. Artwork becomes the property of DLeNM and will be used for future fundraisers to benefit the Janet Montoya Schoeppner Memorial Scholarship.
Submit a brief bio with a portfolio with at least two, but no more than three examples, of your art via email to or CLICK HERE to submit your application electronically.
Monday, May 10 — Deadline for submission
Friday, May 28 — Artist selection announced
Friday, September 3 — Original piece for conference poster completed
The selected poster artist will receive the following:
A virtual and in-person exhibitor table at La Cosecha Conference;
The option to sign conference posters at the exhibitor’s booth for self-promotion;
An artist bio in the conference program;
Artist promotion through conference website, including selections from artist’s portfolio;
Recognition at a conference general session; and
$750.00 “commission” (artwork becomes the property of DLeNM) and 300 copies of
the conference poster.
Questions? Please contact Leslie Sánchez at or call 505-243-0648.