For the first panel-discussion Collectors Collect New Mexico I at The Magazine on May 9, 2019, we hosted collectors and gallerists Christian Mayeur and Anne Poux along with artists Anne-Marie Jugnet and Alain Clairet. We discussed their experience of the artist-collector relationship from both sides of the equation, including how Anne and Christian have found artists through various avenues, the importance of equitable and trusting artist-collector-gallery relationships, and the importance of studio visits as efficient ways for collectors to connect with the work.
Out of this discussion arose an emphasis on two important avenues for strengthening artist-collector relationships in New Mexico: one is to cultivate and encourage a culture of collectors that share a passion for collecting artwork as a way of advocating for the arts and artists. The second is to create more opportunities for collectors to connect with artists, including facilitated studio visits and further discussions like the panel discussion itself.
Collectors Collect New Mexico I is part of an inter-city series of panels presented by The Magazine in Santa Fe and 516 Arts in Albuquerque exploring how art journalism and collecting cultivate contemporary art in New Mexico.
Collectors Collect New Mexico II will take place May 23, 7 pm, at 516 Arts in Albuquerque. Find more information here.
This series is in conjunction with In Our Own Backyard on view March 23–June 1, 2019, on view at 516 Arts. The exhibition examines contemporary art in New Mexico from the 1980s to the present and features 18 artists. It is inspired by the collection of Ray Graham and the history of CAFE. For more information, visit 516arts.org.