Mixed Me­dia A lec­ture on Red Dot Gallery’s stu­dent stew­ard­ship

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All hands ON DeCK: red DOT Gallery’s stu­dent stew­ard­ship

Santa Fe is a city of tra­di­tion, where progress is not al­ways wel­comed if it dis­rupts the comfy sta­tus quo. But change hap­pens whether we like it or not, and the in­ter­na­tional art mar­ket — in which Santa Fe is a ma­jor player — has seen tremen­dous trans­for­ma­tion in the way art is bought, sold, and even looked at. Zane Ben­nett Con­tem­po­rary Art, a sta­ple of the Santa Fe gallery scene for the last decade, is now an en­tirely on­line op­er­a­tion, with a new brick-and-mor­tar sis­ter gallery, Form & Con­cept, lo­cated in the Rai­l­yard Dis­trict. The Red Dot Gallery at 826 Canyon Road — a com­mer­cial gallery op­er­ated by Santa Fe Com­mu­nity Col­lege’s School of Arts, De­sign, and Me­dia Arts and sup­ported by Sandy Zane — is run en­tirely by SFCC stu­dents as a real-world lab­o­ra­tory learn­ing space. Stu­dents not only cu­rate the ex­hi­bi­tions, but they also man­age the fi­nances, cre­ate and run the gallery’s on­line pres­ence, de­velop clien­tele, and man­age all other as­pects of the busi­ness.

On Mon­day, Nov. 7, at 2 p.m., Zane presents “The ABCs of Arts, Busi­ness and Cre­ativ­ity” in Room 488 of the Santa Fe Com­mu­nity Col­lege Health Sciences Cen­ter (6401 Richards Ave.). Zane of­fers an over­view of Red Dot Gallery and its ben­e­fit to a wide va­ri­ety of SFCC stu­dents, re­veals fu­ture plans for learn­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties in this area, and dis­cusses mod­ern gallery prac­tices — in­clud­ing how to at­tract buy­ers from es­tab­lished col­lec­tors to young but less-sol­vent art en­thu­si­asts in their twen­ties and thir­ties. A sim­i­lar pub­lic fo­rum will be held on Dec. 5. Ad­mis­sion is free; for more in­for­ma­tion, call 505-428-1501. — Jen­nifer Levin

Santa Fe Com­mu­nity Col­lege gallery stu­dents present work by the col­lege’s jew­elry stu­dents; top, Diné pho­tog­ra­pher Will Wilson gives a talk at Red Dot Gallery

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