Call for Submissions – Encore Gallery at TCA 2024 

Submission Criteria

  • Call is open to emerging and established artists residing  within 50 miles of Taos County.
  • Artists may not have exhibited with “TCA Exhibits” within the last 3 years.
  • Accepted Media for the Encore Gallery includes: drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, photography or a combination of wall and sculptural works as deemed suitable to the venue. Installation works appropriate for the Encore Gallery space are also accepted.  
  • Artists must have a body of work to appropriately fill the Encore Gallery.
  • Collaborations are welcome.
  • Work must be original and prepared to hang.
  • All work should be available for purchase during the exhibit. 

General Information

  • Exhibitions will run February 2024- January 2025 
  •  Shows are between 4-6 weeks long 
  • TCA publicizes the event on website and all social media/e-newsletter.
  • TCA prepares exhibition labels.
  • TCA Art Committee may conduct a studio visit and work with artists to curate and hang the exhibition.
  • Artists are expected to lead install and de-install .
  • Artists receive 60% of retail sales price, artwork sold through TCA is tax free.  
  • Artists are responsible for shipping arrangements/expense. 
  • Artists are responsible for additional exhibition signage expenses beyond title of show. 
  • Artists will provide information & images for a press release six weeks prior to exhibition opening. 


Submission Process – To submit work for consideration, there are 2 options:

Option 1: Submit a  proposal in one email to Alice Morillon at that includes these attachments: A single document with (a) a short exhibition proposal, (b) an artist statement/bio and 10-15 samples/images of work.
Option 2: Fill out this google form (uploading images of work required)


Deadline: October 2nd. Late applications will not be accepted. 

All submissions will be reviewed and acknowledged. If you have not received an acknowledgement of your submission, please reach out to us before October 3rd. 

Download a PDF of Submission Criteria here.


PreShow Animation on TCA Big Screen

Call for animators/filmmakers to submit proposals for a 35 second (or less) “Welcome to the theater / house notes” animation to run before films at TCA. Hand drawn, 3D, digital, stop motion, all forms of animation accepted. 

Deadline: Ongoing!


  • Call is open to emerging and established filmmakers/animators residing in Taos County or within a 50 mile radius of Taos. 
  • Collaborations are welcome.

*Note: To be considered, TCA is asking artists to first submit their interest and share examples of their previous work. TCA is not asking for completed “Welcome to the theater / house notes” animation as part of the application.  

Submission Process

Send one email to Alice Morillon at that includes 

(1) examples of your work or portfolio 

(2) a short animation proposal – tell us about your ideas for the welcome/house notes (may include visual references, brief story board, music style / audio references, or just a narrative). Read below for more information.   

*** Consider the following information in your submitted proposal*** 

Animation Requirements

  • 00:15-00:35 seconds duration
  • 1080p or higher
  • All ages appropriate 
  • Audio can be original music, voice-over, voice-acting, etc.
  • Works must be original and not include copyrighted content

Content Intended

(this wording does not have to be exact – have fun with it!- and we want to hear your ideas!)

  • Welcome to Movies on the BigScreen at TCA
  • Emergency Exits
  • Silence Your Cellular Devices
  • Something fun / creative 
  • Now For The Feature Presentation
  • Artist “by line” / credits

Music in&around  

Let’s share music in a listening room style environment. Audiences, of limited size, gather to offer their full attention to the performance. This format directly supports musicians sharing their original (or mostly original) work in an attentive, dedicated atmosphere. 

How to be considered for Music In&Around?  Submit your information on this google form

Duration: (1) 50 minute set, no intermission. If there are 2 performers/bands, various combinations of set lengths that amount to no more than 70 minutes. 

Production: TCA staff will work with musician/group to devise suitable format/feel. Shows will be held in the Encore Gallery.

Please note: TCA does not have an in-house sound engineer, but TCA will work with musicians/groups to create a positive playing and listening experience by either (1) assisting in finding a sound tech who will work for a % of ticket sales or (2) facilitating use of TCA equipment. 

Terms: Split of ticket sales. Details to be discussed upon booking arrangements.  

Booking: This call is on-going, and we are glad to be receiving many submissions. Our team will get back to you as soon as a potential date is available for your band, which might be a few months ahead.



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