Art Santa Fe returns as part of Santa Fe Art Week | July 18-21
ISanta Fe, NM (April 22, 2019) Redwood Media Group, the nations leader in exhibitions and event production, media, and marketing for the global art community, has announced that Art Santa Fe, the four-day curated contemporary art show will take place at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center from Thursday, July 18, to Sunday, July 21, 2019, and will be the culminating event to Santa Fes inaugural art week celebration.
To celebrate its nearly 20 years of excellence in art and the citys first Santa Fe Art Week, Art Santa Fe presents [MOMENTUM] as the curatorial theme for 2019. With a focus on building platforms, gaining knowledge, growing audiences, and supporting artistic innovation, its the perfect theme to tie together these two art-focused Santa Fe events.
Taking place in the middle of summer, July 1221, 2019, Santa Fe Art Week will showcase everything from visual and performance art to literary and culinary art. The ten-day festival will feature over 100 unique and creative experiences and events. The festivities kick off on Museum Hill at the International Folk Art Market, followed by a week of events, openings and shows, art talks and live demonstrations, and workshops at some of Santa Fe's 250+ galleries, cultural museums, and destinations.
Crowning the Santa Fe Art Week celebration will be Art Santa Fe, Santa Fes only contemporary fine art show, bringing collectors and art fans from around the country to enjoy a dizzying array of exhibits, performances, workshops, and live artwork demonstrations. More than 60 national and international galleries showcase hundreds of artists and their work. Here are a few highlights attendees can expect to see at Art Santa Fe 2019:
CONTEMPORARY ART PROJECTS (Miami, Florida)
Contemporary Art Projects USA (CAP) intends to keep their Art Santa Fe momentum going with a showcase of international artists. For the eighth year, CAP will delight collectors with new original works and special installations from their celebrated artists.
After a remarkable show during Miami Art Week 2018 at Red Dot Miami, Ricardo Cárdenas will once again unveil his newest works at Art Santa Fe. An artist from Mexico whose popularity has grown from his first showing at Art Santa Fe five years ago, Cárdenas began as a construction engineer and expresses his past experience and appreciation of materials, along with his feelings and beliefs, by connecting his art in both his medium and techniques. Guests will learn how his clever use of building materials, including recycled concrete retrieved from the ruble of Mexicos earthquakes, coupled with steel bars, and more, have become synonymous with Cárdenas artwork.
With the presence and strength of a steel structure, Luis Kaiulani creates surprising artworks of fluidity, mindfulness, and color dimension. Whether on canvas or sculptures of steel, his work simultaneously feels strong and imaginary. Using his art as a metaphor for natures constant quest for growth through learning, experience, and contribution, he captivates our attention with the color and rhythm his artworks exude.
Albuquerque artist David Disko returns with a special installation. Creating contemporary art inspired by aerial photographic images of our own planet Earth, Disko will reprise his 2018 award-winning Santa Fe Selects works and invite us to imagine stepping inside and take a look around.
SAMMOUN FINE ART (Quebec, Canada)
Renowned artist Samir Sammoun with Sammoun Fine Art returns to Art Santa Fe. Known for his post-Impressionist renditions, Sammoun uses gestural strokes to capture lush, lavender wheat fields, cedar trees, olive groves, and mountain ranges of his boyhood home in Lebanon. His innovative approach, atmospheric and fleeting colors, and celebrated compositions make him one of the most acclaimed landscape painters in North America today. He will be demonstrating his dynamic approach to the canvas by creating his next masterpiece on-site as he regales collectors with his dynamic stories and endearing personality.
GALLERY EDEL (Osaka, Japan)
Gallery Edel has been showcasing Japanese contemporary art and international contemporary art in the United States for over 15 years. Delighting collectors and art aficionados with prominent international artists at Art Santa Fe for many of those years, Gallery Edel returns in 2019 with a slate of highly recognizable artists.
Famed artist Yayoi Kusama, known for massive installations that have been showcased around the world, approachable glass sculptures, prints, and more, will be featured at Art Santa Fe, highlighting Kusamas intent for the artwork to be owned by all who love and appreciate
Gallery Edel will also showcase other works by Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, William Steiger, Takeshi Yamato, and
JEN TOUGH GALLERY (Benicia, California)
The Jen Tough Gallery encores their contemporary art gallery vibe at Art Santa Fe again this year. Showcasing an artist roster of emerging, mid-career, and established artists, the exhibition is always exciting and fresh with many of the featured artists on hand to discuss their newest works, as well as captivate show goers with live demonstrations. Showcased artists will be Andrew Faulkner, Kate Zimmer, Sue Cretarolo, and Rozanne Hermelyn DiSilvestro among others.
The [SOLO] Project
The [SOLO] Project is a special section featuring a curated selection of independent leading-edge artists. Separate from the gallery floor, the [SOLO] Project is comprised of only 18 exhibitors and promises to bring innovative, forward-looking art to the show.