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CNM, National Hispanic Cultural Center to Commission Logo for New National Hispanic Arts Institute & Workshop

April 20, 2016 -- CNM and the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) are commissioning a community-created artistic logo to be used to represent the new National Hispanic Arts Institute & Workshop (NHAIW).

Apr 20, 2016

The finalist whose design is selected will receive $1,000 and be credited on press materials announcing the logo. The original artwork also will be on display at the NHAIW.

The two entities joined forces last year to create the NHAIW as a way to preserve and grow Hispanic traditional and contemporary art, all while encouraging interaction between professional artists/mentors, students, community members and visitors to New Mexico. Built on the current maker movement model, the NHAIW will make available a variety of tools, equipment and materials for building and creating. The workshop will occupy a to-be-renovated warehouse owned by the NHCC located on the southeast corner of Avenida Cesar Chavez and 4th Street.

Logo submissions are due by noon on June 1. Electronic submission of entries in PDF format are preferred, but hard copy submissions will be accepted by the Administration Receptionist at the NHCC (located in the NHCC’s Visual Arts Building, on the second floor). Electronic submissions should be submitted in the form of a PDF file and be at least 300 dpi. The PDF packet may not exceed 10 MGB. The PDF file name should include the artist’s name. The submission must contain:

  • The artist’s full name, address, phone number and email address.
  • A letter describing the artist’s interest in the project, limited to one single spaced page.
  • An artist statement describing how the logo represents the vision for the NHAIW, limited to no more than 500 words.
  • A digital image of the artist logo.

Digital entries should be sent to logo@cnm.edu. Interested applicants should contact Lissa Knudsen at lknudsen3@cnm.edu or (505) 224-4000 ext. 51040 for a detailed vision document of NHAIW and with any questions about the logo submission.

A NHAIW Logo Committee will review all logo artwork submissions and coordinate the selection of finalists, who may be asked to present their art and vision to the committee. The logo artwork selected to represent the NHAIW will ultimately go to a professional graphic design artist to be translated into a final graphic logo.

Community and student artists who have produced two-dimensional work, including drawing, painting, printmaking and graphic designs, are encouraged to apply. Current CNM and NHCC employees are not eligible.