Progressive Alliance Aims to Engage Creative Community

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Beginning in December, the shared office space of ProgressNow NM, the Center for Civic Policy, and America Votes will hang its first art “show.”

“Our community is rich with art and culture. ProgressNow and our partners are thrilled to have an opportunity to help connect local artists with our work, and our work with local artists.,” said ProgressNow NM’s incoming Executive Director, Stephanie Maez. Speaking on behalf of the Progressive Alliance she continued, We are fortunate to have physical space available for this project and are excited to be present on a daily basis with   the work of our community’s talented artists.”

Understanding well that artists in our community are some of the hardest working activists and community organizers – the organizations have decided to showcase that reality and give talented local artists prime real estate.

The Progressive Alliance (PNNM, CCP, and AV)  serves as civic engagement partner to more than 90  ally organizations – it is a busy office  frequented by individuals  from all walks fighting to ensure all New Mexico’s families have the same economic and educational opportunities, that our communities are safe, that our democracy is fair and policies passed represent the richness of our culture.  .

For these reasons, the Progressive Alliance space is fitting to show New Mexico’s  artists’ work off and possibly sell some things too!

Interested artists are asked to consider a few questions below, before inquiring about submitting their work. A selected panel of community members from the hosting organizations and beyond will be put together to select the lucky artist.

Are you a community-minded visual artist who creates work based on the world around you?

Do you have a heart and mind for social justice that flows out of your hands and onto a canvas or the lens of your camera?

Does your art say something about the world and how we can work to make it a better place?

If you’ve said “yes” to any of these questions – you’re a fit! ProgressNow New Mexico and the Progressive Alliance are poised and ready to add color and life to a space that aims to embrace the community.

Here’s what they are looking for: art that reflects a love for your/our community, respect for others, and champions fairness in our world with equal opportunity for all. Do you create work that is positive, family-friendly, vibrant and beautiful? All interested parties contact Community Engagement Strategist Carlos Contreras at