Must See Art Shows this Weekend~! | Ricky Allen + Cathy Griffith

Must See Art Shows this Weekend~!

This weekend, as per usual, there is a lot of ART to see in Santa Fe.

Friday, March 6, 2020

12 New Mexico Artists to Know Now

Frank Blazquez, Carlos, detail, 2018, digital print, 13.25 x 22 in.

Join Southwest Contemporary for our second annual 12 New Mexico Artists to Know Now exhibition! This year, like the year before, we put out an open call for artists residing in New Mexico and received 400 submissions from artists of all ages, backgrounds, and from all corners of the state. And, like last year, the quality and diversity of work have been astounding. We were honored and grateful to enlist the help of another guest juror this year: Andrew Connors, director of the Albuquerque Museum, who helped us accomplish the difficult task of narrowing down the final selection to twelve.

You can see the final group of 12 in our February-March issue, which is on news stands now and online here.

Location: Southwest Contemporary (formerly THE Magazine)

The group exhibition opens March 6, 5-8 pm, and will be on view through April 25 at Southwest Contemporary’s project space located at 1415 W Alameda Street in Santa Fe.


Paul Baxendale: Residency

©Field Studies Editions

Paul Baxendale is the owner of Field Studies Editions in Santa Fe.

Multidisciplinary artist Paul Baxendale’s inaugural show at the Historic Santa Fe Foundation, Residency: Translations of a New Santa Fe Style in Design and Practice, explores the evolution of the iconic Santa Fe style in a distillation of its architecture and cultural aesthetic into a series of photographs, paintings, and sculptures. In a statement, he asks, “What is the future of Santa Fe style? Can something so ancient and rooted evolve into new form and maintain its potent meaning and timeless essence?” In researching the exhibition’s theme, he examined the history of the Santa Fe style from its early incarnation as a directive of civic planning through its development over the course of the 20th century. A resident artist at El Zaguán, he invites the public to the onsite studio and apartment for a public reception at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 6. The exhibition continues through March 27.

Time: 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

El Zaguán, Historic Santa Fe Foundation, 545 Canyon Road, Suite 2, 505-983-2567,


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