Southwest Contemporary

Southwest Contemporary is the leading resource for contemporary arts and culture in the Southwest.

Headquartered in Santa Fe, New Mexico and in print since 1992, Southwest Contemporary publishes curated and critical perspectives on contemporary arts and culture throughout the Southwest, supports Southwest-based artists and arts organizations through their print and digital platforms, and produces events and career development programming.

In print, Southwest Contemporary publishes a biannual magazine and the annual New Mexico Field Guide, an arts and culture guide to New Mexico. Online, publishes weekly arts news, an art events calendar, and a classifieds page that lists opportunities for artists and the creative

SWC invites artists and artist collectives at any stage of their career to submit work in any discipline. All media are accepted: painting, sculpture, new media, performance, printmaking, fiber arts, photography, mixed media, music, video, installation, and more.


  • Primarily residing and working in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Northern Mexico, Texas, or Utah.

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