Art Matters Santa Fe, sponsored by the Santa Fe Gallery Association
"Art Matters | Sustenance" Debuts in Santa Fe March 14-23 Featuring In-Gallery Dining with Critical Art Exhibitions and Discussions
The Santa Fe Gallery Association (SFGA) announces Art Matters | Sustenance, the third installment of its successful Art Matters series, to be held March 14-23, 2014 in Santa Fe galleries, museums and other locations to be announced separately. Sustenance can be anything that keeps someone alive by providing nourishment and strength. Therefore, the cornerstone of this event will be the unique exhibitions and discussions in the member galleries and museums that nourish the body, mind and soul with both food and art. These events will range from exhibitions and critical discussions with artists, critics and historians over a meal in the gallery to thematic exhibitions around food and its roll in art and culture. Throughout Art Matters | Sustenance, SFGA member galleries and museums will partner with Santa Fe's celebrated chefs to host important art exhibitions and conversations with a world-class culinary presentation in their respective galleries and venues. The exhibitions will cover a wide range of art, historical periods and related topics. Most in-gallery events are ticketed as this event is a fundraiser for Art Matters to create a lecture series and support educational and marketing efforts by SFGA. Information on the specific events, discussions and exhibitions will be announced separately. Please go to http://www.artmatterssantafe.org/for the most current list of ticketed and free events with dates, locations and participating galleries to make your dining reservations.
The Art Matters series hosted by the SFGA, including the annual events Art Matters | Collections in February, Art Matters | Sustenance in March, Art Matters | Curated in April and Art Matters | Santa Fe in October, emphasizes critical presentations and discussions of a wide range of art in the member galleries and museums. These events focus on connoisseurship and the unique art experience Santa Fe offers to collectors by showcasing the breadth and depth of exhibitions and collections in the galleries and museums and the scholarly owners, directors and curators who provide the experience. Santa Fe has a rich and vibrant art scene with artists, curators, writers, critics, students and collectors whose interests and expertise are as diverse as the people themselves, reading like an art history text.
Santa Fe is one of the most distinctive cultural destinations in America, featuring over 200 world-class art galleries and more than a dozen museums presenting acclaimed exhibitions throughout the year. The art galleries are located in three distinct areas-Canyon Road, Downtown and the Railyard-all within two square miles, connected one to the other and accessible on foot or by car. The art scene in this small city is multi-dimensional and wide-ranging. Santa Fe became the first U.S. city to be chosen by UNESCO as a Creative City, one of only nine cities in the world to hold this designation.
Collectors of fine art will find a sophisticated art experience year-round with professional and friendly galleries, many with critical programing and museum quality exhibitions. The galleries feature art in a wide range of media-digital and new media, installations, painting and sculpture, glass, ceramics and textiles-and genre, including contemporary, modern, Impressionism, traditional, Western, Native American and Spanish Colonial among others. The gallery programing promotes connoisseurship, scholarship and a positive experience, whether for a seasoned collector or recent enthusiast.