For the first time, AIGA New Mexico is holding our summer social in the lively Santa Fe Railyard Arts District—a Saturday morning favorite filled with farmers market produce and music, artisan creations at the artists market, and beautiful fine art galleries all within a few blocks' walking distance. We're excited! Join us for fun, prizes, and to hang out with fellow creatives from around the state. Feel free to bring your friends and family!
START | Event passports will be handed out from 10:30-11:00am, under the water tower in the Santa Fe Railyard.
END | After exploring the neighborhood and getting your passport stamped by our 8 gallery and market vendors, come to the Violet Crown patio (1606 Alcaldesa Street) in the Santa Fe Railyard; prizes, and casual food and drinks for purchase, from 1:30-2:30pm.
PARKING | Parking is available at the Railyard Garage on the north side of REI (503 Camino de la Familia), in the lots behind Warehouse 21 (1614 Paseo De Peralta), and metered on the street. Extra points toward prizes to Albuquerque members who arrive to the Santa Fe Depot (410 South Guadalupe) by train.
PRIZES | Be sure to collect all 8 passport stamps by visiting our participating venues. Bonus points will be awarded to those who post pins and hashtags along the way, and photograph and share items that start with each letter from AIGANM as they location-hop. #AIGASUMMER15
• Pair of gala tickets from Inside Out for opening night preview, catered by Joseph's and co-hosted by James Kelly Contemporary and TAI Modern October 8th ($100 value)
• Ancient textiles catalogue from William Siegal Gallery ($55 value)
• Suite of art catalogues from David Richard Gallery, including Tadasky, Judy Chicago, Robert Swain, and Alan Graham ($200 value)
• Art book from TAI Modern, Hin: The Quiet Beauty of Japanese Bamboo Arts ($35 value)
• Handmade straight-sided ceramic mug from Modern Folk Ware ($30 value)
• Gift certificate from Romero Farms ($20 value)
• Goats' milk and honey lotion bar and balm gift bag from Love+Leche ($20 value), and complimentary lotion bar samplers to the first 12 AIGA visitors at the booth!
• Free admission to SITE Santa Fe for Summer Social passport holders until 2pm on August 15th ($10 value)
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David Richard Gallery is a contemporary art space specializing in post war art, including Color Field, hard edge, geometric abstraction, Op Art, Pop Art, Minimalism, Feminist Art, and contemporary figuration. On view through September 26th, (Un)Real features paintings by Michele Bubacco, Angela Fraleigh, David Humphrey, Martin Mull, and Claire Sherman, curated by Mary Dinaburg and Howard Rutkowski.
The 3rd annual Inside Out art exhibition and fundraiser will take place at TAI Modern and James Kelly Contemporary during National Mental Illness Awareness Week, October 8-10th, 2015. Artwork by New Mexicans living with mental illness, as well as noted Outsider art, will be on offer. Preview ticket and Outsider art sales benefit Santa Fe mental health nonprofit Compassionate Touch Network; with proceeds from local art go directly to exhibitors.
James Kelly Contemporary mounts museum quality shows by internationally recognized artists. The gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of work by Tom Joyce, entitled Aftershock, consisting of sculptures forged in stainless steel and cast iron, on view August 7-October 3. Utilizing CT scans of his mold making process, the artist shares section videos to animate what is hidden from the eye in the finished works. Two outdoor pieces each weigh 6,500 pounds.
Celebrating 10 years in business at the Farmers Market, Love+Leche's handcrafted goats' milk and honey soaps and lotions—from New Mexico nanny goats and beekeepers—are hand-poured into artisan bars designed by a local sculptor.
Modern Folk Ware offers a collection of handcrafted housewares rooted in practical beauty. Simple, functional ceramics for your home are handmade and wheel thrown by Santa Fe studio potter Jennie Johnsrud; she and her work can be found at the summer Artists Market.
Matt and Emily Romero have offered fresh vegetables at the Farmers Market for 14 years. Their farm is certified organic, acequia-irrigated, and you may visit their bustling booth for cooking demonstrations and website for recipes. Famous for peppers, fingerling potatoes, eggplant, a wide variety of broccoli and greens, and friendly smiles.
SITE Santa Fe is committed to supporting new developments in contemporary art, encouraging artistic exploration, and expanding traditional museum experiences. Launched in 1995, SITE has since presented eight international biennial exhibitions, drawing global attention and bringing important contemporary art to the Santa Fe community and beyond. On view through October 4th, 20 Years/20 Shows: SUMMER presents five SITE exhibiting artists who return with a new show in partnership with a range of collaborators. Also on display, Unsuspected Possibilities includes Sarah Oppenheimer’s architectural interventions, Leonardo Drew’s material sculptures, and Marie Watt’s 'painting' with reclaimed blankets and other fabrics.
TAI Modern has been the world's premier gallery for contemporary Japanese bamboo art for nearly twenty years, and exhibits work by more than forty cherished Japanese masters. July 31st through August 23rd, the gallery presents its second solo exhibition by Tanaka Kyokusho, one of Japan’s most highly esteemed bamboo artists—a body of work that features elegant designs and the artist’s signature palette of lustrous black and warm gold, a variety of minimal forms including trays and vessels, and sleek modern aesthetic with meticulous traditional craftsmanship.
William Siegal Gallery is a high-concept five thousand square foot space that exhibits a distinguished collection of ancient art, ceremonial objects, and textiles, including the world’s largest collection of Andean Textiles dating from 750 BC to the 19th Century, juxtaposed alongside contemporary works. July 31st through August 25th, the gallery presents dramatic black and white work in two mediums, by Paula Castillo and Alison Keogh. Keogh explores the ancient medium of sumi ink in nontraditional ways, producing contemporary work on scrolls of cotton up to sixteen feet in length. Castillo is known for hand welding thousands of small pieces of metal bi-product, and her preference for scavenged industrial materials.