We invite artists at all levels to create and donate retablos that will be auctioned on June 2, 2012 at TINtero Workshop & Gallery in Old Town. The definition we use for this event is the literal translation for retablo, meaning that the artwork is pained or applied on a wood tablet. We encourage all artists, adults and children, to be creative in their interpretations while considering the context of this event.

Wood tablets (approximately 9.5" x 10") are provided for artists. However, other mediums are acceptable such as art on tin, glass, tile, textile, etc. Tablets are available at TINtero Workshop & Gallery in Old Town Albuquerque at 306 San Felipe St NW, during normal business hours (10:00 am to 6:00 pm). You may also contact Leila Flores-Duenas to request a wood tablet. We ask that you only request a tablet if you are able to submit your artwork by May 28, 2012.

Download information and submission form.



  • Retablos must be received by ABQ Nouveau Retablo no later than May 28, 2012. Retablos can be dropped off or mailed to:
    TINtero Workshop & Gallery
    Attn: ABQ Nouveau Retablo
    306 San Felipe St NW
    Albuquerque, NM 87104

  • Size: There are no size limits.

  • Artists must complete and return a submission form with their donated artwork.

  • Please prepare artwork to hang with appropriate hardware.

Suggest reasonable starting bid no higher than 50% of value of the retablo.

Artwork received by May 28, 2012 will be on the Gallery section of this website.

  • Receipt of artwork does not guarantee inclusion in the Exhibition/Silent Auction. Artists not selected for the exhibition will be notified.

  • Artists whose artwork is not purchased will be contacted. All unclaimed artwork will become property of ABQ Nouveau Retablo.