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July 2020

Online studio tour with Pat Pecorella

July 9, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

Pat Pecorella's work expresses deep feelings about her inner world and relationships. Inspired by a life-changing sojourn in Japan and life in the high desert of New Mexico, Pat explores the experience of alternating constriction and expansion. Through her gestural abstractions, Pat gives voice to the freedom that comes from "squeezing through." Join us for a virtual studio tour with Pat for an inside look at her work, her process, and the space where she creates.

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All Things Print with Valpuri Remling

July 11, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Tamarind Institute Master Printer Valpuri Remling speaks on all things print with Zane Bennett Print Curator Kylee Aragon Wallis.

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Conversations: Unprecedented (Again)

July 15, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Online studio tour with Stan Berning

July 16, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

The figurative abstractions of painter and printmaker Stan Berning shift between refracted landscapes and the reimagined human form. "Being a painter, I was born in 1951 already an antique. After a lifetime of creating images in this post modern world I have come to champion no 'isms.' Taking to heart my eighty-year-old friend's reminder that his generation made sure everything had been done, I have proceeded to do everything in each painting," muses Stan about a recent series of oils. An…

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Online studio tour with Andrea Vargas

July 23, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

Artist Andrea Vargas is known for her dynamic, gestural work. Whether she's capturing a dramatic New Mexican landscape, the human body, or the interaction between birds in flight, her work communicates emotion through impactful mark making. Intrigued by ecological relationships, light, and aspects of transformation, Andrea is currently focusing on plein air painting. During this exhibition tour, artist Andrea Vargas will share her new work on view at King Galleries and demonstrate her technique.

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Online studio tour with Paula Roland

July 30, 2020 @ 5:30 pm

Paula Roland is a life-long artist and teacher. After many years of teaching painting and drawing, she found a niche specializing in encaustic monotype printing. Her work addresses the extremes in nature and the natural world's nexus with ecology, science, art, and spirit. Since the early 1980s, her works have examined natural phenomena and human interaction. During this online studio visit, Paula will share her work and creative space with us.

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August 2020

Online studio tour with Michael Bergt

August 6, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

Michael Bergt has worked primarily in egg tempera for over thirty years, exploring the human figure. Michael’s paintings refer to a range of interests, including classical myths, sensuality, and the human condition. "I've always been fascinated with the figure beautifully rendered and by pattern and decoration. In my new work, I focus on these two interests," says Michael. "When you include a narrative, the dynamic becomes even greater. What is the meaning of what we're doing, how does it look,…

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Contemporary Art Taos: Exhibition Walkthrough

August 14, 2020 - August 31, 2020

Be the first to see the Harwood's newest exhibition. To be shared on our Facebook page THIS Friday at 12pm. Join Harwood Curator of Exhibitions + Collections Nicole Dial-Kay + guest exhibiting artists for a tour of the newest exhibition Contemporary Art / Taos 2020. **Note: The exhibition walkthrough has been pre-recorded. Video of walkthrough will be posted to Harwood Facebook page at this time.

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QUEERCORE with Yony Leyser, Brontez Purnell, and JD Samson

August 14, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join the multi-disciplinary artists JD Samson, Brontez Purnell, and filmmaker Yony Leyser in a discussion on Queercore—a far-reaching cultural phenomenon that created space for a variety of unconventional LGBTQ+ voices within the punk movement and beyond. The talk centers around Leyser's comprehensive documentary, Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution, that follows the subculture from its early days in mid-1980s Toronto with Bruce LaBruce and GB Jones through its evolution and spread throughout the decades that followed. Independent, influential artists Brontez…

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Mindfulness with Art

August 18, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

During this relaxed virtual gathering, slow down, turn inward, and enjoy the present moment with art. Using our powers of observation and interpretation, we'll spend the session diving deep into one work of art. This practice is perfect for anyone who wants to connect more mindfully with art and explore its potential meanings––or for anyone who needs a break from the pandemic insanity! A sliding scale is available for this event.

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Online studio tour with Colin and Kristine Poole

August 20, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

Artists Colin and Kristine Poole had been following their respective creative paths since childhood, when in 2008, their paths converged in Santa Fe when Colin asked Kristine to dance a Tango. Married in Greece the following year, they combined their artistic talents to develop their current style of classically inspired contemporary realism. They are devoted to their study at museums around the world, making annual pilgrimages to draw inspiration from many diverse genres, artists and periods. "In my sculpture, I…

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CURRENTS Virtual Festival 2020

August 21, 2020 - August 30, 2020

currentsvirtual.com Join us for CURRENTS New Media's 11th annual (but 1st online) festival August 21-30! CURRENTS VIRTUAL is an adaptation and a re-imagination of how it looks to present new media art. Based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, CURRENTS strives to embed experimental new media in the physical world through an approach that prioritizes accessibility and collaboration; in the transition to a digital installation, our focus remains the same. CURRENTS Virtual includes a Virtual Reality platform, accessible via headset and…

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Radical Reimaginings

August 22, 2020 - December 31, 2020

516 ARTS, in partnership with Kolaj Institute, invited selected artists from New Mexico and around the world to reflect on our shifting world using collage, a medium that has been historically used by artists to directly engage with the visual narratives of their time and to reimagine the stories that have been told. Affordable and democratic in its means, collage has a history of contributing to activism and inspiring new ideas. In this spirit of celebrating the radical qualities of…

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ALONE/TOGETHER: Pregnancy and Loss

August 22, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

A live panel discussion about experiences in the face of miscarriage, stillbirth, and vulnerabilities in pregnancy and childbirth, with artists Las Hermanas Iglesias, authors Kao Kalia Yang and Shannon Gibney, and educator, activist and author j wallace skelton. This panel will be moderated by Kimberly York, Interim Director of NMSU’s Black Programs. On Saturday August 22nd, 2020, the UAM will host a live panel discussion about creative resources and experiences in the face of miscarriage, stillbirth, and vulnerabilities in pregnancy and…

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Radical Reimaginings

August 22, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

516 ARTS, in partnership with Kolaj Institute, invited selected artists from New Mexico and around the world to reflect on our shifting world using collage, a medium that has been historically used by artists to directly engage with the visual narratives of their time and to reimagine the stories that have been told. Affordable and democratic in its means, collage has a history of contributing to activism and inspiring new ideas. In this spirit of celebrating the radical qualities of…

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Virtual Artist Talk with Susie Protiva

August 27, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Umbrae, Latin for shadow, but also for shade, a ghost image. Spending time hiking amongst the aspens, with their interwoven root systems and interdependent destinies, Susie Protiva finds herself ruminating on what will become shade and shadow-memory in our heating up anthropocene. Join Susie for a Virtual Artist Talk & Reception on Thursday, August 27 at 5:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public. Please register for the event to receive a link.

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Virtual Artist Talk with Chelsea Wrightson

August 27, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Altars of Imperfection is a series of meditative oil paintings on casted plaster altars that are informed by Chelsea Wrightson’s individual healing in the face of collective loss. Quarantine Visions is a series of graphite drawings on paper created in quarantine that imagine what the brain does with limited visual stimulus. Join Chelsea for a Virtual Artist Talk & Reception on Thursday, August 27 at 5:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public of all ages. Please…

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September 2020

Mindfulness with Art

September 1, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

During this relaxed virtual gathering, slow down, turn inward, and enjoy the present moment with art. Using our powers of observation and interpretation, we'll spend the session diving deep into one work of art. This practice is perfect for anyone who wants to connect more mindfully with art and explore its potential meanings—or for anyone who needs a break from the pandemic insanity! A sliding scale is available for this event.

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Hearts of Our People: Centering Collaboration in Museum Work

September 3, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Please join us on September 3rd, 2020 for a conversation with artist Teri Greeves, Dakota Hoska, Assistant Curator of Native Arts at the Denver Art Museum, and Jill Ahlberg Yohe, Associate Curator of Native American Art at Minneapolis Institute of Art. Centering the talk around the landmark exhibition “Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists,” Greeves, Hoska, and Yohe will share their perspectives on the collaborative work that was pivotal to the exhibition’s development, which included the formation of an…

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Online studio tour with Timothy Nero

September 3, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

Painter Timothy Nero is fascinated by the human mind. Through his work, he investigates questions about thought and consciousness. "I have developed a visual language that continuously cycles through my work whether it is painting, drawing, or sculpture. The forms can be seen as lines of reason, gordian knots, unraveling and severed gordian knots, loosened dendrites and coils of thought advancing and receding in a brooding atmospheric almost baroque space," reveals Timothy. Join us for a virtual studio tour with…

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Tilt Podcast / Episode 3: Liminality, Disembodiment & Conspicuous Concealment

September 7, 2020

For Episode 3 of our Tilt Podcast, SFAI Residency Director Toni Gentilli talks with 2020 Labor Residents May Maylisa Cat, Millian Pham Lien Giang, and Mimi Bai. May, Millian, and Mimi are all Asian diasporic artists working to navigate and give form to the invisible and emotional labor of assimilation, codeswitching, and cultural production and consumption in America. They discuss how their creative practices help them to heal and transform the traumatic intergenerational experiences of being estranged, exoticized, and excluded…

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Online studio tour with Carla Caletti

September 10, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

In her atmospheric studio in the former mining town of Madrid, New Mexico, Carla Caletti creates compelling figurative abstractions with wax, paper, and acrylic. "Art is a language I use to articulate the less rational and more mysterious realms of being human. An exploration of the inner landscape and worlds real and imagined, are inherent in my process," muses Carla. "The abstracted figures in my paintings act as a cross between superheroes and totemic beings, guardians that bridge the seen…

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Business of Art: Pricing Your Artwork

September 10, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

“How much should I sell my work for?” Georgia O’Keeffe Museum staff members, Melissa Jenski, Product Development and Merchandising Coordinator and Ariel Plotek, Curator of Fine Art, will help you navigate this tricky question. Whether you are hoping to sell your jewelry in a retail store or sell your artwork at a fair, this live Zoom panel will cover the basics of sales. The Business of Art is a free virtual professional development series for artists focusing on key skills…

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Mindfulness with Art

September 15, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

During this relaxed virtual gathering, slow down, turn inward, and enjoy the present moment with art. Using our powers of observation and interpretation, we’ll spend the session diving deep into one work of art. This practice is perfect for anyone who wants to connect more mindfully with art and explore its potential meanings––or for anyone who needs a break from the pandemic insanity! A sliding scale is available for this event.

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Meet the Artist – Anita Rodriguez – LIVE on Facebook

September 16, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Meet Taos artist Anita Rodriguez, LIVE on Facebook. Curator Nicole Dial-Kay will be hosting a series of short interviews with the artists featured in the Harwood's newest exhibition, Contemporary Art/Taos. They will explore art, stories and the experience of an artist. Meet us LIVE on the Harwood Museum of Art Facebook feed.

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Business of Art: Building a Website

September 17, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

In this Zoom workshop, learn how to build, launch, and manage your own website! Jennifer Case-Nevarez of the Community Learning Network will cover the basics of setting up your website. Artists can expect to leave this workshop with their website ready to launch. The Business of Art is a free virtual professional development series for artists focusing on key skills and concepts needed to turn a studio practice into a thriving business. Advanced registration is required. This project is supported…

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Poetry in Paint: Bea Mandelman in Taos – Online Premiere

September 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

New Mexico PBS is bringing one of Taos’ great artistic stories to life in a special one-hour documentary featuring Taos painter Bea Mandelman. Outspoken, painting every day, Bea was a founding member and a passionate advocate for a second wave of artists that would breathe new life into Taos’s artistic reputation – the Taos Moderns. Richly illustrated with a lifelong collection of artworks, personal photographs and previously unreleased journal writings, Poetry in Paint provides deep insight into Bea’s thoughts about…

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The Big Fake: “Driven to Abstraction”

September 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

James Kelly and Daria Price discuss one of the greatest scams in art history—the series of fakes that the famous Knoedler Gallery, which had been selling art for 165 years, passed on to their patrons. Was it an isolated incident? Or are there more con artists than we know? Price, the director of DRIVEN TO ABSTRACTION, joins Kelly, one of the film’s key subjects and the owner of Santa Fe’s James Kelly Contemporary, in this conversation about the state of…

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Live Artist Talk: Erika Diamond

September 19, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join artist, curator, and educator Erika Diamond and gallery director Jordan Eddy for a live discussion on Diamond's Airline Safety series and more.

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