This year is a landmark year for many of New Mexico’s arts institutions, some of which are celebrating their centennials and other significant anniversaries.
Dust Specks on the Sea: Contemporary Sculpture from the French Caribbean & Haiti at 516 Arts, a rare exhibition for the Southwest region, explores Caribbean identity in the face of colonization
A guide to 2021 artist and writer residencies in the Southwest, including Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.
The 12th annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival opens October 14, 2020. The usual multitude of parties and events is on-hold till next year, but the eclectic mix of acclaimed independent films remains.
New Mexico Artist to Know Now Eric-Paul Riege (Diné) updates us on the work he's been making, the space he's holding, and material as a teacher.
New Mexico Artist to Know Now Cedra Wood updates us on her current work, reflecting rather than producing, and the subject of mortality.
Southwest Makeup Institute, the only makeup and special effects school in New Mexico, has a new partnership with IATSE 480, preparing students for professions in film and television.
New Mexico Artist to Know Now Frank Blazquez updates us on his latest documentary work and writing for The Guardian.
Justin Richel updates us on his current projects and the vital role of art-making.
NM Artist to Know Now Danielle Shelley updates us on her current work within the political and social landscape, and making art as an act of faith.
New Mexico Artist to Know Now William T. Carson updates us on his practice since the pandemic, working with sound, and creating without expectation.
New Mexico Artist to Know Now Andrea Pichaida gives us an update on her new work, her studio practice, and making art in the time of global unrest.
New Mexico Artist to Know Now Joe Ramiro Garcia updates us on his current work and studio practice.
Taos-based artist c marquez, one of SWC's 12 NM Artists to Know Now, updates us on their practice, new pieces, and wishes for the arts community.
Rapheal Begay, one of SWC's 12 NM Artists to Know Now, updates us on his work and relationship to art since the COVID-19 pandemic, which he has spent at home in Navajo Nation. He continues to advocate for Indigenous aesthetics and visual sovereignty.
While the Owl Peak Farm has adjusted to the pandemic with relatively little upheaval, staying nimble in the face of unexpected and uncontrollable situations is nothing new when working with nature. We spoke with them about their dinner program, the farm, and rolling with the punches.
Santa Fe Art Tours was founded in 2015 by Elaine Ritchel. Known for a creative, in-depth approach to arts education, Santa Fe Art Tours specializes in themed tours, multi-day experiences, and is currently offering online studio visits. We caught up with Elaine to discover how her business is navigating the lockdown.
“It’s really brought home to me the way in which literature can connect us to each other and foster and express our shared humanity. Our experiences in this country might be specific, but through art we can interrogate universal truths about what it means to be human. This is why it’s so important for our arts, culture and society to be inclusive of everyone.”
Farm & Table is an Albuquerque restaurant with a strong ethos grounded in local food and sustainable practices. Like many in the food and beverage industry, Farm & Table was heavily affected by the COVID-19 restrictions. The week we spoke, the restaurant was fully reopening to the public for the first time since March. We spoke with Cherie Montoya, owner of Farm & Table.
Keith Grosbeck and Leland Chapin work in marketing at the Poeh Cultural Center in Pojoaque, NM. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Poeh swiftly organized a Facebook group called the Native Artist Marketplace, where Native artists are invited to sell their work. At the time of publication, the group has over 1,500 members. As part of their efforts, the Poeh has offered their team’s knowledge and experience to help artists in their community make the transition to selling their artwork online.
In this week's edition of "Uncharted," artist Mira Burack talks about the opportunity we have to reevaluate our relationships with time and space, with earth and rest as we enter into the third month of the pandemic in the United States: "Each person has to ask themselves, 'What is going to be most nurturing and comforting to me?' Everyone can respond to that in different ways."
"Uncharted” is a new interview series created in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This week, we catch up with Merry Scully, Head of Curatorial Affairs at the New Mexico Museum of Art about working from home, translating the work of the museum to the web, and her hopeful outlook.
"Uncharted" is a new interview series created in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. First up, we're talking to Pauline Kamiyama, Director of the Santa Fe Arts and Culture Department, to see how the Department is navigating this unprecedented health crisis and how it is working to serve the rest of the community.