The Sanitary Tortilla Factory
403 2nd St SW • Albuquerque, NM
(505) 228-3749

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The original premise in 2008 was to support regional artists by providing exhibition space at no charge. Since that time we have presented over two hundred exhibitions in the Wells Park location. SCA historically has collaborated with College of Fine Arts at UNM, 516 ARTS and the Albuquerque Museum of Art. In 2016, SCA moved to the newly renovated, historic commercial space at 401 2nd Street SW. The original M & J’s Sanitary Tortilla Factory was a beloved restaurant for over 30 years. The restaurant fed and supported artists through frequent exhibitions of local artists. For those reasons, we felt the venture should remain the Sanitary Tortilla Factory. The current space has fifteen working artist studios, an 1100sf exhibition space and anticipates completion of a fabrication space by 2017. This is the first phase of a seven-year plan for the multi-faceted visual arts center. The final complex will feature at least twenty-artist studios, fabrication space, two exhibition spaces and in the summer of this year will launch the sculpture based residency program.

Submission Guidelines

Sanitary Tortilla Factory is dedicated to facilitating a space for experimental, innovative and contemporary projects.  The space is a renovated storefront with 12ft ceilings and a 1100sf exhibition area.  We support exhibitions by emerging and established, local, national and international artists working with large scale sculpture, painting, print, drawing, photography, installation, sound and video art.

Installation assistance, an opening reception and publicity for the exhibition will be provided for all accepted proposals. The gallery does not fund shipping of work.

Proposals for 2017 are now CLOSED.


Submission requirements:

1) 10 images (jpeg max 300kb per image)

2) link to website

3) Proposal (one page max exhibition proposal)

4) CV/Resume

5) $35 Application fee (paid at link to paypal below)

6) email above to