High School Art Contest

On February 21-22, 2020 the History and Literary Art Program of the National Hispanic Cultural center (NHCC) will present an exciting two-day History Festival inspired by "Mundos de Mestizaje," the famous buon fresco by artist Frederico Vigil. The fresco, located in the Torreon on the NHCC campus, depicts thousands of years of Hispanic history, from Europe to Mesoamerica to the U.S. Southwest, illustrating the complexity and diversity of Hispanic culture, identity and heritage.

An Art Contest for high school students will accompany the festival. Winners and Honorable Mention submissions will be on display Wednesday-Sunday, February 19-23, 2020, in the NHCC History and Literary Arts Building.

Theme: Tell us what the idea of "mundos de mestizaje" means to you after visiting the "Mundos de Mestizaje" fresco at the NHCC, or viewing it online

All submissions must respond, in some way, to the fresco. 

Eligibility: Any student currently in 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade may participate.

Contact Information: Each submission must include the student's full name; grade; school; phone number; and mailing address (with zip code). 

Selection: A reception will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, February 22, in the NHCC Library hallway, where we will announce first and second place winners. 

1st place : $100

2nd place: $50

History Festival

National Hispanic Cultural Center 

Submission Guidelines

Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020 
5:30 pm

Drop off entries at the NHCC History & Literary Arts Building

on Tuesdays-Fridays, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm.

All entries will be available for pick-up/return beginning February 25.

Individual and team submissions are acceptable.




(594 x 841 millimeters/

9.4 x 84.1 centimeters/

23.39 x 33.11 inches)



Acrylic; oil; pencil;

chalk; colored pencil; digital

and/or mixed media.



NHCC History Festival

This History and Literary Arts annual event is designed to deepen our knowledge and experience of Hispanic/Latinx history and engage all ages in activities that encourage a sense of history that is alive, exciting, and integral to community life.

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History & Literary Arts

National Hispanic Cultural Center

1701 4th St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

(505) 383-4724

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