Forging critical inquiry and creative exchange to inspire individual transformation and inform collective action. SFAI believes in artists and creative practitioners as catalysts for positive social change.
We are committed to supporting creative practices that offer fresh insight and innovative strategies in response to critical national, global and local problems, and to providing access to marginalized and underrepresented artists. We facilitate meaningful social change through sponsored residencies and artist fellowships; public programs featuring interactions with artists, activists, and communi
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"Instead of a wall, what if this was a path for traveling on?" Ehren Kee Natay asks in Tilt podcast episode 12, Walking Midtown!
This episode explores the liminality of edges and perimeters and the physical realities and poetical possibilities of the Midtown Site where the Santa Fe Art Institute is located with guests Ehren Kee Natay and Hakim Bellamy.
Listen to the full episode: https://sfai.org/event/tilt-podcast-12/
Have your summer Fridays started already? If so, head over to the Gallery at SFAI to see "In Place" on Fridays from 1-6pm until May 28th!
The exhibition from SciArt Santa Fe features works by Heidi K. Brandow, Angel Cabrales, Chico Mac Murtrie, UNM SA+P Architecture Instructor Kate Boles, Chair of Landscape Architecture Katya Crawford, Landscape Architecture Professors Susan Frye and Kathleen Kambic, Francisco Uviña Architect and Director of the Historic Preservation Program.
Learn more at: https://sites.google.com/andreapolli.com/sciart-santa-fe/events/in-place-series/in-place-future-artifacts?authuser=0
SFAI is looking for a Creative Production Manager who will be responsible for creatively and strategically amplifying the work of SFAI and the artists and creative practitioners we support, through storytelling, producing compelling content, and co-producing the monthly Tilt podcast and quarterly public events.
Available immediately and open until filled!!
Learn more: https://sfai.org/creative-production-manager/
We're excited to check out In *** (a stylization of Asterisks) at form & concept from April 29-June 25!
Three artists confront the interlocking paradigms of art space as white space, and identity as fixed or nameable. SFAI Immigration/Emigration Alumni, Jami Porter Lara, Erin Mickelson and Kate Ruck maintain artistic practices that are idiosyncratic and interdisciplinary.
For this show they contribute prints, tapestries, weaponry, neon signage and a sandbag wall. The artists are linked by their explorations of legacy, inheritance, indigeneity and whiteness. Harnessing personal and cultural meanings, they usher the peripheral and parenthetical to the foreground.
Learn more at: https://www.formandconcept.center/exhibitions/103-jami-porter-lara-erin-mickelson-kate-ruck/overview/
2019 Story Maps Fellow, Ehren Kee Natay (Kewa Pueblo, Diné), a multimedia artist and musician walks the Midtown Site with Tilt producer Kourtney Andar to discuss how the walls, fences, dry acequias, and roads around Midtown create different barriers or opportunities.
Listen to the newest Tilt episode "Walking Midtown" to hear insights from Ehren and SFAI Food Justice alumni Hakim Bellamy about the liminality of edges and perimeters: https://sfai.org/event/tilt-podcast-12/
A huge congratulations to all of the artists featured in the Southwest Contemporary “Twelve New Mexico Artists to Know Now!" So happy to see members of the SFAI community Terran LastGun and Nina Elder on the list!
This year’s call—which received more than 500 submissions—was juried by Louis Grachos, executive director of SITE Santa Fe, and Marisa Sage, director and head curator of the NMSU Art Museum in Las Cruces.
Hakim Bellamy shared a beautiful spoken word poem "National Geographic" for Littleglobe LGTV Episode 9 and for our Tilt Podcast Episode 12!
As the inaugural Poet Laureate of Albuquerque, NM (2012-2014), Hakim Bellamy is a national and regional Poetry Slam Champion, and holds three consecutive collegiate poetry slam titles at the University of New Mexico. The proud father of a 14 year-old miracle, Bellamy recently left his position as Deputy Director for the City of Albuquerque’s Cultural Services Department and is the founding president of Beyond Poetry.
Tune into the LGTV Episode: https://www.littleglobe.org/
Tune into Tilt Episode 12: https://sfai.org/event/tilt-podcast-12/
Mark your calendars for the first virtual SciArt Santa Fe Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) talk featuring Chico Mac Murtrie!
➡️ April 28 @ 6-7:30PM (MT) livestreamed on Zoom: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/laser-talks-in-place-future-artifacts-and-remembrance-tickets-325309769277
And make sure you stop by the "In Place" exhibition at the SFAI Gallery on Fridays from 1-6pm to learn more about how exhibiting artists envision new ways of interpreting our cultural landscape by highlighting regional efforts to create more inspiring and relevant monuments with a diverse and inclusive set of values.
It's been so incredible to collaborate with the team at Littleglobe on "Santa Fe Stories from the Inside Out!"
These hyper-local episodes from both Littleglobe and SFAI explore walls, roads, barriers, and accessibility to the Midtown Site that bring to the surface the complex experiences of the people who live and work around Midtown. Don't miss these insightful pieces that provide unique insights into the past and future of this place!
Tune in for our latest Tilt Episode 12: Walking Midtown: https://sfai.org/event/tilt-podcast-12/
And watch the LGTV Episode 9: Spring Forward: https://www.littleglobe.org/
We're beyond excited for solo exhibition “Uneasy Abstraction” by SFAI Labor alum Millian Giang Pham at Strata Gallery starting today! And don't miss the special reception on Friday (22nd) from 5-7pm!
Millian Pham’s art practice focuses on structures and barriers that oppress the body through visual abstraction and textual obfuscation. She uses visual art strategies to flip this on the viewer by creating visual puzzles through small embroideries and needlework. Since the answer to each composition is provided in the title of each work, Pham’s works exist as a demonstration of perspectival shift rather than a challenge to solve; however, the opportunity to solve each puzzle is still available by not looking up the answer. The exhibition contains some participatory components!
Learn more and plan your visit at: https://www.stratagallerysantafe.com/exhibitions/millian-giang-pham
On Saturday, April 23 a day-long symposium will be held at the New Mexico History Museum from 10-4:30 to inform attendees of the historical existence of the U.S. Justice Department internment camp on the site of the present Casa Solana neighborhood, and to memorialize the experience of thousands of Japanese immigrants and American-born citizens unjustly incarcerated there between 1942 and 1946.
The program, “Stories, Memories, and Legacies—The Santa Fe Internment Camp and Its Historical Marker,” will include speakers, readers theater performances, films and panel discussions on the Marker controversy, as well as connections between the historical events and contemporary issues.
Learn more at: https://621d6b5ca8f24.site123.me/
OPENING TOMORROW: "In place: Future Artifacts and Remembrance on El Camino Real De Tierra Adentro" from 4-7pm @ SFAI Gallery!
Through concept drawings, 3D visualization, mapping, robotics, and sculpture, the participating artists envision a new way of interpreting our cultural landscape by highlighting regional and statewide efforts to recognize and to create more inspiring and relevant monuments with a diverse and inclusive set of values. Artists include 2018 SFAI Story Maps Fellow Heidi Brandow, Angel Cabrales, Chico MacMurtrie, UNM faculty members Kate Boles, Francisco Uviña, and architecture students.
We're delighted to team up with SciArt Santa Fe, STEAM NM, and UNM Fine Arts to host this exhibition. *proof of vaccination required*
AND SciArt Santa Fe's Beneath the Surface is also opening tomorrow at Vital Spaces from 3-6pm!
In Episode 11 of Tilt, guests Alicia Inez Guzmán and Dylan Tenorio share the history behind the Midtown Scavenger Hunt, the importance of the Midtown site, and need to imagine an equitable future for the property.
Listen here: https://sfai.org/event/tilt-podcast-11/
Download the Scavenger Hunt booklet and stop by the Midtown Site between dawn and dusk to discover the treasures they discuss!
The Community Art Closet at Vital Spaces is this Saturday! OPEN TO ALL
Free art supplies available from 11am-3pm and tell your friends!
The Art Closet is stocked with a range of art supplies for all skills and age ranges, including coloring sheets and activity prompts for younger artists.
Please bring your own bag and wear a mask.
1600 St. Michael’s Drive, SW Annex on the Midtown Campus
We're so impressed by Littleglobe TV Episode 9: “Spring Forward” out now: https://www.littleglobe.org/
It's been such a pleasure to collaborate with Littleglobe on "Santa Fe Stories from the Inside Out," a collection of hyper-local pieces from Littleglobe TV (LGTV) and audio stories from SFAI’s Tilt podcasts that bring to the surface the complex living and working experiences of the people who call the Santa Fe region home!
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Install has started for In Place: Future Artifacts and Remembrance on El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro opening @ the SFAI Gallery on Saturday from 4-7pm!
We can't wait for this SciArt Santa Fe, STEAM NM, and UNM College of Fine Arts collaboration that encourages dialogue on the relationship of art and science to monuments and historic representation through the lens of land use, colonization, climate change, extractive industries, and community.
And make sure you check out SciArt Santa Fe's Beneath the Surface at Vital Spaces also on Saturday from 3-6pm!
*Bring your proof of vaccination*
Learn more: https://sfai.org/event/in-place-sciart-santa-fe/
Last chance to apply!
Applications for the 2023 International Thematic Residency, Changing Climate due at 11:59pm Mountain Time TODAY!
We encourage proposals from local/national/interational artists, activists, culture bearers, and creative practitioners whose work aligns with the theme through the lens of radical connection.
AND starting with the Changing Climate International Residency we are launching the Regional BIPOC Award program and intend to award a $500 stipend to up to 28 regional BIPOC artists who are selected for a residency. Learn more and apply today!!
Only 1 day until applications are due!
The 2023 International Thematic Residency, Changing Climate deadline is April 10th @ 11:59pm Mountain Time.
APPLY NOW: https://sfai.slideroom.com/#/login/program/65006
We welcome local, national, and international artists and activists with proposed focus on research, artworks, and creative actions related to global warming that inspire individual transformation and inform collective action!
Have you been curious about the Midtown site?
If so, tune into Tilt Episode 11: Finding Midtown, to learn about the intentions behind the Midtown Scavenger Hunt, created by faculty and/or alumni of SFUAD who have a long history with the site. This is an awesome opportunity to find out what this place means to the creators of the Scavenger Hunt and how it contributes to imagining an equitable future for the property.
Listen to the episode, download the booklet and do the scavenger hunt (from dawn until dusk only): https://sfai.org/event/tilt-podcast-11/
Are you working at the intersections of artistic exploration, creative activism, and community art actions related to global warming?
If so, apply for our 2023 International Thematic Residency, Changing Climate! Applications due: APRIL 10th @ 11:59PM MT
We welcome local, national, and international submissions! AND we are committed to supporting marginalized and underrepresented artists, including Black, Indigenous, and artists of color, disabled, LGBTQ+, women, and immigrant artists.
2023 Changing Climate Residency - Santa Fe Art Institute Changing Climate, the 2023 SFAI International Residency theme, seeks creative activism, artistic exploration, and community art actions. Apply by April 15, 2022.
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