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BernCo Open Space Seeks Artists for 20th Celebration Event

The Bernalillo County Arts Board is looking for artists to create up to three art installations at Bachechi Open Space for the 20th anniversary celebration event of Bernalillo County Open Space on Sept. 28, 2018. Artists must submit proposals by July 20 to be considered. Artists in all stages of their careers are encouraged to apply, but must reside in Bernalillo County. Finalists will be announced on Aug. 1.
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BernCo Commission Approves Purchase Agreement for Asian American Monument Public Art Sculpture

The County Commission approved a motion authorizing an artwork purchase agreement with Cheryll Leo-Gwin and Stewart Wong, creators of the sculpture, "View from Gold Mountain," which will be located on the West side of the Second Judicial District Courthouse.
public art purchase approved

The Making of Reels & Wheels

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

Artist to Open New Exhibit at Bachechi Open Space

Well-known New Mexico artist, Danielle Rae Miller is putting her latest artwork on display for public viewing. Bernalillo County Public Arts Program and Bernalillo County Open Space will host an opening reception for Miller on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Bachechi Environmental Education Building.
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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 about 350 works of art placed around the county. Click here to see a map.

Our Board

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The 10-member Arts Board consists of appointed advisory members.
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Community Services
  • Presenter: Arnold Herrera, NM Humanities Council While demonstrating steps in constructing the famous Cochiti drum, Mr. Herrera tells about tribal political structures, language, ceremony, clans and moiety membership, roles of men, women and children, and modern Pueblo social problems. This journey covers the period from the 1940s to the present. This event is free, but registration is required by clicking the link below.
    Location:
    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
    Time:
    9/21/2018 7:00 PM - 9/21/2018 8:30 PM

  • Presenter: Arnold Herrera, NM Humanities Council While demonstrating steps in constructing the famous Cochiti drum, Mr. Herrera tells about tribal political structures, language, ceremony, clans and moiety membership, roles of men, women and children, and modern Pueblo social problems. This journey covers the period from the 1940s to the present. This event is free, but registration is required by clicking the link below.
    Location:
    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
    Time:
    9/21/2018 7:00 PM - 9/21/2018 8:30 PM

  • Master naturalist volunteers will be the guides of this annual plant walk and survey at this beautiful property. Also, learn about past forest health initiatives to improve the overall health of this open space. This event is free, but registration is required by clicking the link below.
    Location:
    34 Forest Road 252 (Manzano Mountains)
    Time:
    9/22/2018 9:00 AM - 9/22/2018 10:30 AM

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