Call for Artists – Apply Now!

The Railyard Art Committee seeks self-funded public art and performance projects for temporary installation in the Railyard Park + Plaza.

Community Artists, Designers and Innovators:
The Railyard Art Committee (RAC) invites both individuals and creative teams to propose visual and performing art projects that are vital, lively and experimental for temporary installation within the Railyard Park + Plaza.
RAC will select thoughtful, playful art in the context of social, cultural expression and environmental sustainability. Such issues may include – but are not limited – cultural heritage, site history, ecological restoration, and the building of a sustainable future. Most importantly, projects should emphasize community enjoyment, engagement and participation.

The Railyard Park + Plaza was designed as a Cohesive Urban Art Environment and is a work of art in itself. RAC encourages a continuation of the collaborative spirit that remains at it’s core. Joint efforts across disciplines — artists, designers, scientists, historians, hydrologists, and many more — will be welcomed interactions with the original design.
All applications for installations, artworks and performances of a temporary nature that comply with the usage policies of the Railyard Park + Plaza are welcome. A limited number of honoraria, up to $500, are available for exemplary projects.

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To submit an application  click here!

Artists should select an eligible area of the Railyard open-space appropriate to their projects and describe the project in detail. Click HERE for the link to map of Railyard Art Locations.


RAC is a volunteer group that selects temporary art projects in the Railyard and reviews it for inclusion in the Public Art Program. Current members of the committee:

Juliet Myers is an art educator and former Director of Education & Public Programs at SITE Santa Fe.

Matthew Chase-Daniel is a photographer and sculptor, working in Santa Fe since 1989. He is co-director of Axle Contemporary and a member of the City of Santa Fe Arts in Public Places committee.

Sage Sommer is Exhibitions Manager and Registrar at SITE Santa Fe.

Lucy R. Lippard is a freelance writer (author of 24 books on cultural criticism, history, place etc), sometime curator, and editor of El Puente, the monthly Galisteo community newsletter, among other local efforts.

Richard Lowenberg is an artist, environmental designer, telecommunications and rural community planner, integrating creative social practices for healthy eco-cultural lives and livelihoods for over fifty years.

Tom Miller is an artist and a sculpture professor at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design.

John McKissick is an archivist, educator, and arts writer who curates art and music programming at Radical Abacus, a live/work project space in Santa Fe’s Siler-Rufina industrial district.

Sandra Brice is Director of Events & Marketing for the Santa Fe Railyard Community Corporation where she enjoys working with every aspect of the Santa Fe community in its use of the public spaces of the newly redeveloped Railyard.