alibi online
Free Will AstrologyAlibi's Personals
 V.21 No.9 | March 1 - 7, 2012 

Culture Shock

Let’s Get It Arted in Here

I doubt many artists would consider it a blight on their C.V. or credibility to have 43,000 full-page spreads for the Alibi's most popular issue of the year. That, a little stipend cash and some gift prizes are exactly what we're offering you with our inaugural Alibi Best of Art contest.

The idea is pretty simple: Our annual Best of Burque issue hits stands April 5, and in it, we'd like to have our six sections graced by artwork that’s representative of the content therein.

Example: One of the sections is "Life in Burque." It includes about 50 categories, ranging from favorite politicians to best local traditions to best show/movie filmed in town. So maybe you'd depict members of the City Council driving down Isleta in a meth Winnebago with Bryan Cranston during the Muertos y Marigolds parade. ... Just an idea.

Now that you’ve got your creative juices flowing, here are the guidelines:

1) Categories:

• Life in Burque

• Arts and Lit

• Local Flavor

• The High Life

• Goods

• Services

(To see exactly what these categories represent, refer to our Best of Burque sample ballot on page 4 of this week’s issue, or click here.)

2) Instructions:

Submit a rough sketch and description of your idea along with an example of a previous work (or weblink) by Wednesday, March 14, at 4 p.m.

Mail to or drop off at 413 Central NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, Attn: Sam Adams, or email

We'll notify our six winners, who’ll be given $25 for materials and have a deadline of March 23 to complete their pieces. Dimensions must be 10 inches wide by 11.6 inches tall, and works must be 2D. (Sorry, pop-up book style has too much overhead in this challenging economy.) You must also include the category headlines in your work. As for the medium, that's up to you, as long as it's easily reproducible. And feel free to submit sketches for multiple categories.

So get to work on your 10 inches of fame. Immortality awaits.


Today's Events

Better Call Saul Watch Party at Tractor Brewing Wells Park


Enjoy the Breaking Bad spin-off and live painting by Cloud Face followed by an auction.

Dual Exhibition at Mariposa Gallery

Aves de Fuego: Personal Reflections on the Spanish Inquisitio at Congregation Nahalat Shalom

More Recommended Events ››

  • Select sidebar boxes to add below. You can also click and drag to rearrange the boxes; close using the little X icons on each box. To re-add a box you closed, return to this menu.
  • Because you are not logged in, any changes you make to these boxes will vanish as soon as you click to another page. If you log in, the boxes will stick.
  • Latest Posts
  • Web Exclusives
  • Recent Classifieds
  • Latest User Posts
  • Most Active Users
  • Most Active Stories
  • Calendar Comments
  • Upcoming Alibi Picks
  • Albuquerque
  • Duke City Fix
  • Albuquerque Beer Scene
  • What's Wrong With This Picture?
  • Reddit Albuquerque
  • ABQ Journal Metro
  • ABQrising
  • ABQ Journal Latest News
  • Albuquerque
  • NM and the West
  • New Mexico FBIHOP
  • Democracy for New Mexico
  • Only in New Mexico
  • Mario Burgos
  • Democracy for New Mexico
  • High Country News
  • El Grito
  • NM Politics with Joe Monahan
  • Stephen W. Terrell's Web Log
  • The Net Is Vast and Infinite
  • Slashdot
  • Freedom to Tinker
  • Is there a feed that should be on this list? Tell us about it.