That’s a Wrap! Highlights of Art Santa Fe 2016

 In Education, Events, Show Highlights

Another successful show is in the books! Redwood Media Group’s first year at the helm of Art Santa Fe, an established art show of 16 years, proved to be a worthy and rewarding undertaking. More than 6,000 art lovers converged upon the Santa Fe Community Convention Center from July 7–10 to enjoy the showcase of contemporary artwork from over 50 international galleries and studio artists. Check out the press coverage that created an Art Santa Fe buzz, then view our video highlights and show photos to relive this amazing four-day event!

Highlights to Remember

From the well-attended Opening Night Preview Party to the end of closing day, there were exciting goings-on to delight attendees of every age. The Art Labs were especially popular—visitors oohed and aahed over Jorge Cavelier’s diaphanous panels in Contemporary Art Projects USA’s “Horizons: Among the Cloud Forest” installation, while kids got their hands dirty (paint-y, shall we say) creating their own artwork alongside artist and children’s book author Kelly Fischer in “Art Through the Lens of a Child,” co-sponsored by the Santa Fe Children’s Museum and Contemporary Art Projects USA. Attendees also enjoyed the engaging Art Talks, a series of panel discussions with exhibiting artists on their inspiration, process, and respective career paths.

2016 Award Winners

We were proud to honor select Art Santa Fe exhibitors with special recognition for their talents and efforts. Congratulations to all of this year’s award winners!
Best International Exhibitor: Gallery Edel
Best New Exhibitor: InArt Gallery
Best Booth Design: South African Pavilion
Sculpture Awards: Siri Hollander, Eric Shupe, Wounaan Rainforest Baskets
Director’s Awards: Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Mill Contemporary Gallery, Contemporary Art Projects USA’s “Horizons”
Spotlight Artists: Siri Hollander, Holly Grimm, Mary Johnston, Jeffrey Bisaillon

Sales Highlights

It’s always gratifying to look back and see the success our exhibitors had at each show. Here’s a list of some top sales—and if you want to see the great feedback we received from exhibitors and showgoers alike, check out our testimonials page.

  • Creason’s Fine Art Gallery sold several pieces, the highest going for $2,500
  • Mina Mokhtarzadeh sold several pieces
  • Art Design Consultants (ADC) sold work from several artists, the highest sale being “Beads on Bone” for $3,400
  • The African Pavilion booths showcasing South African artists sold nine works in total
  • InArt Gallery Santa Fe’s David Perez Escudero sold two paintings, including “Chamisa” at $15,500
  • Spotlight Artist Siri Hollander sold two sculptures and a painting, plus took two commissions
  • Mary Johnston sold six of her contemporary landscape paintings
  • Gallery Edel sold ten pieces, including four by Takano Manabu
  • Contemporary Art Projects USA had several artists who made sales, including two pieces for Kelly Fischer at $5,600 and $3,500, and three of Jorge Cavelier’s “Horizons” panels for $4,500
  • Gallery KAG made six sales, the highest going for $3,400 by P.T. Tiersky
  • Wounaan Rainforest Baskets sold ten masks and three baskets
  • Katie O’Sullivan Studios sold four paintings, her top sale being “Reflections, Remembrances And Realizations” for $2,600
  • Encaustic Art Institute, Ezra Siegel, Sandy Vaillancourt, Bette Yozell, and Sukhmani Designs each sold two pieces
  • True West Gallery sold three pieces, including two by Marilynn Jennings for $4,000 and $1,500
  • Gary Babb Studio sold four paintings
  • Charlotte Jackson Fine Art sold two works by Charles Arnoldi
  • Arte MLFS sold three pieces
  • Eric Shupe Collection received commissions for two sculptures, as well as an offer for gallery representation
  • Sales also made by Frank Wieczorek, Jeffrey Bisaillon, Galeria Gaudi, Elizabeth Frank, Oakley Art Studio, Shutter & Brush Fine Art, Shelly Forbes, and Jim Keller

We hope you’ll join us next year for an even more amazing Art Santa Fe! Mark your calendars for July 6–9, 2017, as we return to the artists’ paradise of the southwest. To stay in the loop, sign up for our email newsletter and keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for show updates, news, artist features, and much more. A huge thank you to this year’s exhibitors, sponsors, volunteers, and attendees—we couldn’t have made the show happen without you!

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