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BernCo Public Art Announces Call for Photographs for Alvarado Square Art

The public art program is seeking photographs that represent the story and character of Bernalillo County, including the people, places, landscapes and events of the county.
rendering of elevator lobby at bernco's new office building

BernCo Public Art Announces Call for Artists for Alvarado Square Mural

The mural would be in the new County Commission chambers at Alvarado Square. It will also be used in the creation of an acrylic/glass art element behind the concierge desk.
rendering of mural behind concierge desk at new alvarado square building

Bernalillo County is Seeking Artists for Tiny Home Village Project

The Bernalillo County Arts Board is seeking qualified artists and artist teams interested in creating public art for the Tiny Home Village.
tiny home village rendering

Bernalillo County Arts Board Vacancy

BernCo is currently soliciting for a board vacancy appointment for District 5.
public art star mosaic on ground

BernCo Public Art Program Unsolicited Proposal Period Open for Submissions

Proposals received through May 31 will be reviewed at the June Arts Board meeting. Artists can submit proposals for a variety of media and styles including two-dimensional and three-dimensional works.
abstract public art piece

An Exhibit of Recent Acquisitions to the Bernalillo County Public Art Program

BernCo Commissioner Jim Collie would like to invite you to the new District 3 art exhibit of recent acquisitions to the county’s public art program from March 16 to June 28.
art show available from march 16 to june 28

View From Gold Mountain: Asian American Sculpture Dedication Video

Check out a video of the dedication of View From Gold Mountain at the Bernalillo County Courthouse on Jan. 11.
view from gold mountain dedication

Alameda Drain Trail and Public Art Dedication

On Aug. 1, 2019, the new Alameda Drain Trail and "Outpost" Public Art works were dedicated on a renovated trail that spans one mile on north 2nd Street between Montano and Osuna.
Alameda Drain Trail and Public Art Dedication

BernCo Dedicates Public Art

Bernalillo County’s newest public art will be dedicated at a ceremony on Thursday, July 25 at 10 a.m. at the Vista Grande Community Center in the East Mountains. The two-part sculpture is titled, “Living Landscape” and is the brainchild and creation of artist Karen Yank.
public art

Public Art Program Year in Review Video

The annual event is to thank the Arts Board members for volunteering their time and honor former members for their years of service. Artist and Albuquerque Academy teacher Louis Schalk and Master Photographer Oscar Lozoya are honored for their service.
Public Art Program Year in Review Video

Learn About Exciting Additions to BernCo's Public Art Program

Additions are being made to the Bernalillo County public art collection!

The Making of Reels & Wheels

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

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 over 450 works of art placed around the county. Click here to see a map.

Our Board

Our Board - Picture of art
The 10-member Arts Board consists of appointed advisory members.
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  • Bernalillo County is opening four of its community centers and offering all-day care for school-aged children. The Bernalillo County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department will provide a safe...

  • Residents looking for a fun scavenger hunt and a chance to see Bernalillo County and the Town of Bernalillo as they learn about the 19th amendment to the United States Constitution have the opportuni...

  • Bernalillo County will hold a burning of Zozobra Watch Party Drive-in Style on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020 at the Isleta Amphitheater, 5601 University Blvd. SE. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. No admission permitt...

Community Services
  • Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistance is an outdoor exhibit and scavenger hunt celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees women in the United States the right to vote. The exhibit's curators will discuss the historical framework on voting rights, the importance of voting, and how to exercise your right to vote today.
    Time:
    9/26/2020 10:00 AM

  • A dynamic discussion with the Environmental Education of New Mexico fellows as they explore a variety of ways to understand the connections between land, people and culture, as well as how these ideas interact with climate change, environmental and social justice movements in our communities both locally and nationwide. Learn how these committed educators are working to provide the pathway to equitable, daily access to the outdoors and environmental learning for every preK through 12th grade student.
    Time:
    10/10/2020 10:00 AM

  • Pre-registration is required to obtain the Zoom login credentials.To register, please email Marnie at bospace@bernco.gov. Meet with Rachel Carson, who will be played by Ann Beyke. Rachel (1907-1964) was a marine biologist when few women dared to even tread water. Her early childhood was spent exploring nature in western Pennsylvania. She wrote the book Silent Spring in 1962, which revealed the damaging use of the chemical compound DDT. It was banned in the United States in 1972. Ann Beyke has performed in local film, theater, television, radio plays and as a voice-over artist for over 25 years.
    Time:
    11/21/2020 10:00 AM

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