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    BernCo Public Art Announces Call for Artists for Alvarado Square Mural

    The mural would be in the new County Commission chambers at Alvarado Square. It will also be used in the creation of an acrylic/glass art element behind the concierge desk.
    rendering of mural behind concierge desk at new alvarado square building

    Bernalillo County is Seeking Artists for Tiny Home Village Project

    The Bernalillo County Arts Board is seeking qualified artists and artist teams interested in creating public art for the Tiny Home Village.
    tiny home village rendering

    Bernalillo County Arts Board Vacancy

    BernCo is currently soliciting for a board vacancy appointment for District 5.
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    BernCo Public Art Program Unsolicited Proposal Period Open for Submissions

    Proposals received through May 31 will be reviewed at the June Arts Board meeting. Artists can submit proposals for a variety of media and styles including two-dimensional and three-dimensional works.
    abstract public art piece

    An Exhibit of Recent Acquisitions to the Bernalillo County Public Art Program

    BernCo Commissioner Jim Collie would like to invite you to the new District 3 art exhibit of recent acquisitions to the county’s public art program from March 16 to June 28.
    art show available from march 16 to june 28

    View From Gold Mountain: Asian American Sculpture Dedication Video

    Check out a video of the dedication of View From Gold Mountain at the Bernalillo County Courthouse on Jan. 11.
    view from gold mountain dedication

    Alameda Drain Trail and Public Art Dedication

    On Aug. 1, 2019, the new Alameda Drain Trail and "Outpost" Public Art works were dedicated on a renovated trail that spans one mile on north 2nd Street between Montano and Osuna.
    Alameda Drain Trail and Public Art Dedication

    BernCo Dedicates Public Art

    Bernalillo County’s newest public art will be dedicated at a ceremony on Thursday, July 25 at 10 a.m. at the Vista Grande Community Center in the East Mountains. The two-part sculpture is titled, “Living Landscape” and is the brainchild and creation of artist Karen Yank.
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    Public Art Program Year in Review Video

    The annual event is to thank the Arts Board members for volunteering their time and honor former members for their years of service. Artist and Albuquerque Academy teacher Louis Schalk and Master Photographer Oscar Lozoya are honored for their service.
    Public Art Program Year in Review Video

    Learn About Exciting Additions to BernCo's Public Art Program

    Additions are being made to the Bernalillo County public art collection!

    The Making of Reels & Wheels

    Learn about the making of Reels & Wheels, a combined public art piece and bus shelter.
    reels and wheels

    Reels and Wheels Documentary

    The documentary follows the Reels and Wheels commission by the Arts Board and the design/build process by artist Howard Meehan and culminates with the dedication of the piece in front of the Hiland Theater on Central Avenue on historic Route 66.
    Reels and Wheels


    Our Philosophy

    our philosophy
    Bernalillo County's Public Art Program was established in 1992 with the adoption of the county’s Art in Public Places Ordinance.

    Our Collection/Public Art Map

    Our Collection
    The Public Art Program currently has over 450 works of art placed around the county. Click here to see a map.

    Our Board

    Our Board - Picture of art
    The 10-member Arts Board consists of appointed advisory members.
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