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Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce
51st Anniversary of the Ruidoso Art Festival
July 22 – 24, 2022

Located in Ruidoso New Mexico, the Annual Ruidoso Art Festival is becoming a very popular show for artists all around the country and a favorite for attendees. Set up at the Ruidoso Convention Center during the fourth weekend in July, you will meet over 100 of the nation’s most talented artists showcasing a broad spectrum of mediums including sculpture, photography, glass, paintings, ceramics, jewelry, mixed media and more!

Applications are available on www.Zapplication.org. The application process opens early January and closes April 8, 2022. There is a $40 nonrefundable application fee.

 

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The Ruidoso Art Festival

Featuring over 100 award-winning artists displaying work in a variety of fine art mediums including:

  • Acrylics / Oils

  • Fiber Arts

  • Glass

  • Jewelry

  • Metalwork

  • Mixed Media

  • Pastels, Pen, Pencil & Ink

  • Photography

  • Porcelain and Pottery

  • Sculpture

  • Watercolor

  • Woodwork

History

FFirst held in 1971 as an outdoor “tent” show, the Ruidoso Art Festival has evolved into an annual event which attracts thousands of art enthusiasts. Now an indoor event held at the Ruidoso Convention Center, artists arrive from around the United States to display a dazzling array of fine art. The Ruidoso Art Festival also features a Silent Auction to benefit the Chamber’s Special Project Fund which funds philanthropic endeavors in local communities.

Art lovers, from the serious collector to the first-time buyer, will be sure to discover treasures to complement any lifestyle or budget at the Ruidoso Art Festival.

2021 Best in Show: Kim Shaklee

2021 Best Booth: Pierre Nichols

2021 Art Show Winners

Photography –Kimberly Clark; Sculpture – Kim Shaklee; Glass – Delfie Martinez; Jewelry – Ellouise Padilla; Metal – Gary Thompson; Wood – David and Carolyn Levy; Mixed Media – Pierre Nichols; Porcelain and Pottery – Roger Calhoun; Watercolor – Michael McCullough; Fiber Arts – Ann Haile Carson; Acrylics/Oils – Sandra Martin; Pastels, Pen, Pencil & Ink – Heather Ward