There are four art talks. Each features a panel of artists who talk about their work, but what the audience — the collectors — really love is hearing about the inspiration and how the artists have chosen to make art their career.
The other lab program is Art Through the Lens of a
by children’s book author Kelly Fischer. She will have 16 paintings on large wooden squares that children will be able to move around; they can also make their own paintings and listen to Fischer reading from her 2013 book The Most Beautiful Color of All. This lab, which is sponsored by the Santa Fe Children’s Museum, will be held on the Convention Center patio. The Spotlight program focuses on selected artists the jury feels deserve recognition based on their skill and achievements in the arts. The 2016 ASF Spotlight artists are Jeffrey Bisaillon, Holly Grimm, Siri Hollander, and Mary Johnston. All but Grimm are among 13 artists who are featured in “Meet the Artist” talks and demonstrations on fair days.
The LaunchPad program, featuring a site-specific exhibition created by an emerging, unrepresented artist, is intended to be a regular feature at Art Santa Fe, but not this year. “This is the first time we’ve ever done a show in the summer,” Mariano said. “This fills in our year, and we’re really excited about it, but from a programming perspective the places we normally go to seek out a LaunchPad artist are not as available in the summer — for example, university programs. We start looking for next year’s LaunchPad artist right this minute.” There are also four art talks during the fair. Each features a panel of artists who talk about their work, but what the audience — the collectors — really love is hearing about the inspiration and how the artists have chosen to make art their career. The talks are “Painting With Passion,” presented by Jeffrey Bisaillon, Jorge Luis Bernal, and Bette Yozell; “Evolving Into Art” by Teena Robinson, Mary Johnston, and Grace Berge; “Sculpture Diversity” with Andrea Broyles, Siri Hollander, and Heidi Loewen; and “Not Just Painting — Mixing It Up” with Laura McClanahan and Bette Ridgeway.
Redwood‘s other five fairs are Spectrum Indian Wells (near Palm Springs, California) and Artexpo New York, which are staged in the spring, and Art San Diego,
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