Highlights of Art Santa Fe 2018
It was an amazing four-day whirlwind! We’re you there? Closing the doors on the 18th edition of Art Santa Fe on Sunday, July 15, gave proof once again why Santa Fe is the 3rd largest market in the U.S. Attendees have flown home after spending a weekend exploring world-class modern and contemporary art. Galleries and artists have been busy shipping artworks to their new owners and following up with the collectors who expressed interest.
What Was the Buzz?
Art lovers, art industry pros, art writers and editors, and, of course, art collectors all came to the Santa Fe Community Convention Center from July 12–15 to see this year’s showcase of contemporary artwork from over 60 international galleries and studio artists. And Art Santa Fe was in the news creating a buzz too!
The new Art Bites Tour kicked off the festivities with a private, ticketed sneak peek at the best of the City Different’s art and culinary scene. The doors opened and guests were excited by the breadth of art, the events, the parties, the Louis Jadot wines, and everything the show had to offer!
Santa Fe Selects Award Winners
Art Santa Fe’s new Santa Fe Selects Awards this year’s
theme [ALLURE]—the undeniable power of contemporary and modern art to captivate, seduce, and charm all those who are inspired by the work. There were five judges chosen for their impact and influence in the City Different’s art and design scene:
- Alex Hanna, Arts Commissioner
- Irene Hofmann, SITE Santa Fe Curator
- Cyndi Conn, Creative Santa Fe Executive Director
- George Rivera, artist and past Governor of Pojoaque Pueblo
- Steffany Hollingsworth, HVL Interiors Principal Partner
The judges each spent several hours coming to the final 26 winners. Congratulations to all of this year’s Santa Fe Selects Award Winners!
At all art shows, there are sales, commissions, gallery placements, and contacts made. Art Santa Fe 2018 was no exception—and if you missed it, you can still see the artwork on our Exhibitors’ Art Gallery. This year’s Art Santa Fe attendees were a terrific group of professionals, collectors, designers, architects, civic leaders, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs who enjoyed Louis Jadot’s wonderful wines and loved the array of world-class art—and let us know they liked what they saw! Here’s a sampling of some of the top sales and placements:
- Cary Henrie, Henrie Collection placed over 16 pieces of his unique mixed media works, ranging in price from $1,000.-$5,000.
- Contemporary Art Projects USA placed 2 Luis Kaiulani Sculptures for $7,000./each; an Adele Venter piece at $1,300.; Leo Di Tomaso’s “Fractal Mona Lisa” for $2,100. and “Japanese Rose” at $1,200. They also reported commission interest in three artists’ works.
- Gallery Edel found new homes for 2 of their iconic artworks.
- Smiling Horse Studios placed 3 paintings and took one commission
- European Art & Design placed 5 of Erik Salin’s Pop Art sculptures ranging in price from $4,900.-12,900. including Santa Fe Selects Award winning piece “Veuve Clicquot Jerrycan.” Additionally, 2 of the bronze sculptures they showcased found new collector homes.
- Alfaddo Studio placed 2 pieces, including “Walls Have Ears,” ranging in price from $3,500.-4,000. Additionally, they placed one of Alfred Addo’s “Family Tree” sculptures.
- Jen Tough Gallery was happy to have placed multiple pieces from Susan Stover’s “Small Works” Collection. Also placed were works from 3 artists who were Santa Fe Selects Award Winners: 2 of Carol Dalton’s collage on panel works, including Award Winner “Classic Myths,” Jenny Phillips’ “Threadline,” and several pieces form Julie Brookman’s “Portholes” Collection.
- Santa Fe artist Heidi Loewen placed her “Stilettos to the Stars” sculpture for $8,000. as well as “All That Jazz” at $4,000. and a set of “Grecian Goddess Cups” for $1,250.
- For Arte Collective both Sean Teixeira’s “See What I See” and Mod Cardenas’ “Aerial” found new homes with excited collectors.
- Pop artist David Krovbilt placed “Honey Lips” for $5,700.
- Linda Washburn Roberts was pleased to have placed several of her fine art photography pieces, ranging in price from $550-3,150.
- Deb Wight Studios placed “Heated Reflection” at $2,275., “Spherical Maze” at $2,275., “Solat Dance” for $2,950., and 3 others ranging in price from $575.-2,975.
- Rakhmon was one of the Santa Fe Selects Award winners and sold 6 pieces, including his Award winning piece “Portrait of Jahangir Emperor.”
- Ellie B.Scott was excited to reveal she placed 4 pieces, received 2 commissions, and a commitment for gallery representation.
- David Copher Gallery was pleased with his placement of several pieces of his iconic jewelry and 2 sculptures, received commissions for 3 pieces, including one major installation piece.
- Santa Fe Selects Award Winner Nhat Tran Collection placed “The Madness of Carcharoth” sculpture at $20,000., “Singing Birds” for $2,900, and took 2 commissions from prior Santa Fe collectors.
- Subunit Zhang came to Art Santa Fe with a single goal and achieved his desire for gallery representation.
- Pippin Contemporary reported sales of 2 pieces during the Opening Night Preview Party with 3 others pending.
- Earl Nesbitt Fine Furniture was pleased with their success. They placed 4 chairs, a dining table, a coffee table, and took 3 commissions.
- Santa Fe artist Mike Tracy placed 3 of his artworks.
- A&E Fine Art placed an Alexander Gerber for $2,400. in addition to several other pieces.
- Spotlight Gallery Travelogues Fine Art Consulting placed multiple pieces including “Divers Couple” by Banksy at $2,250. and “Not Banksy Ice Cream” for $2,250.
- Suzanne Woodworth placed multiple pieces from her Art to Wear Collection, plus took multiple commissions.
- First time exhibitor and Santa Fe Selects Award winner, David Disko Art placed “Horizontal Drifts” along with several others.
- Leroi was pleased to place several artwork pieces from the “Colored People” Series.
- DATG Concept reported placing multiple pieces including “Torque” and multiple pieces from the Art to Wear Collection.
- Ibrokhmbek, all the way from Uzbekistan sold 3 of their amazing miniature paintings
- Richard Binhammer Photographs placed 2 of their fine art photography pieces.
- Paul Canton was pleased to report he sold 3 pieces and made numerous contacts for future sales.
- Stephen Dinse Studio placed a piece, reported 2 potential commissions, and multiple collector contacts.
- Legend Nano Gallery was pleased with the contacts made at the show and reported interest in one of their David Randolph sculptures.
- Sandy Maguire – New West Designs placed 3 pieces, ranging in price from $2,500.-8,000., plus a potential gallery representation opportunity.
- The Matthews Gallery sold several pieces and were pleased with their first Art Santa Fe participation.
- South African artist Maggie reported placement of her entire collection with a Santa Fe gallery.
Redwood Media Group is renowned for its attention to detail and personalized focus when it comes to ensuring exhibitors’ satisfaction. Veteran exhibitor Samir Sammoun of Sammoun Fine Art had a travel situation that required Redwood Media Group to step in and assist with booth set-up…no problem! We want our shows to be a place where our art collecting guests can have a great experience—we heard loud and clear that Art Santa Fe 2018 was the best yet! See more comments about Art Santa Fe 2018 here!
Exhibit in 2019
We hope you’ll join us next year for an even more amazing Art Santa Fe! Mark your calendars for July 18—21, 2019, when we return to Conde Nast Traveler’s #5 Best City in the world for art and culture. Always be in the loop and sign up for our email newsletter, plus 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 and community partners, volunteers, and attendees. We couldn’t have made the show happen without you!