Mixed Me­dia

SPREAD 6.0 at SITE Santa Fe

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The SITE Santa Fe-spon­sored SPREAD event, first launched in 2011 to fund artists’ projects and creative ini­tia­tives, en­ters its lat­est it­er­a­tion with a com­pet­i­tive mi­cro-grant­ing din­ner hap­pen­ing on Fri­day, April 21. SPREAD at­ten­dees pay a slid­ing-scale en­try fee start­ing at $15 per per­son, which in­cludes din­ner and a vot­ing bal­lot. Eight fi­nal­ists give short pre­sen­ta­tions on in­no­va­tive projects for which they seek fund­ing, and the artist with the most votes at the end gets the pro­ceeds from all ticket sales.

This year’s fi­nal­ists are sculp­ture and in­stal­la­tion artist Paula Castillo, fig­u­ra­tive artist Cristina González, the art col­lec­tive Dry MNT, video and per­for­mance artist Erin Fus­sell, sculp­tor Jamie Hamil­ton, painter and in­stal­la­tion artist Linda Swan­son, book artist Erin Mick­el­son, and un­der­ground film­maker Jon Morit­sugu. Past SPREAD mi­cro-grants have funded projects such as Meow Wolf art col­lec­tive’s Due Re­turn in­stal­la­tion, artist and writer Janet Abrams’ ex­pan­sion of her sculp­ture prac­tice, and Axle Con­tem­po­rary’s The Royal Bread­show, among other creative en­deav­ors.

For SPREAD 6.0, SITE so­licited pro­pos­als from stu­dio artists work­ing in New Mex­ico. Fi­nal­ists were se­lected on the strength of past work and fu­ture prom­ise. The grant can be used for on­go­ing projects and for the pur­chase of ma­te­ri­als and sup­plies, rental costs, and other pro­fes­sional fees. The event takes place at 7 p.m. at the Santa Fe Farm­ers Mar­ket (1607-A Paseo de Per­alta), and tick­ets are cash only. Tick­ets go on sale to the pub­lic on Thurs­day, April 20, at two lo­ca­tions: at Deep Space Cof­fee in Al­bu­querque (504 Cen­tral Ave., SW) from 5 to 6 p.m. and at 6 p.m. be­hind SITE (1606 Paseo de Per­alta). Pur­chasers are al­lowed two tick­ets per per­son. No tick­ets will be sold at the door on the night of the event. Call SITE Santa Fe at 505-989-1199. — Michael Abatemarco

Cristina González: Land Birthed I, 2017, ink on pa­per

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