Small Business Saturday @ form & concept

Small Business Saturday is an annual shopping tradition dedicated to supporting small businesses and celebrating communities across the country. Founded by American Express in 2010, it’s celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year, you can get out and support the places you love with the people you love on Nov 25.

For this tribute to local entrepreneurship and ingenuity, we’re offering 10% off everything in the form & concept gallery and shop on Black Friday (Nov. 24) and Small Business Saturday (Nov. 25). On Cyber Monday (Nov. 27), shop our collection on the form & concept website for 10% off any online purchase. 

TONIGHT: InterPlanetary Party!

InterPlanetary Project- Santa Fe Institute- David Bowie Costume Party- Form and Concept Gallery

Creative Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Institute join forces tonight to host the InterPlanetary Ziggy Stardust Costume Party at form & concept. Stop by the gallery from 5-7 pm for cosmic cocktails by Santa Fe Spirits, space-themed snacks, screenings of David Bowie’s The Man Who Fell to Earth and much more. We’re challenging Santa Fe to help us unofficially set the Guinness World Record for biggest David Bowie costume party, so come dressed as any version of Bowie for a chance to win fun raffle prizes.

The celebration is part of a larger event series organized by SFI’s InterPlanetary Project and featuring a constellation of local arts organizations. Patricia Lenihan of Santa Fe New Mexican covers the Oct. 13-17 happenings:

Although Earthlings can’t visit Mars quite yet, the Santa Fe Institute’s October InterPlanetary series may convince many to update their passports to infinity and beyond. Events are directed at those who would engage today’s problems by imagining tomorrow’s challenges, according to SFI. 

The series, which runs from Friday, Oct. 13, to Tuesday, Oct. 17, is offered in anticipation of a June 2018 InterPlanetary Festival in the Railyard that will showcase innovation and technology and, it is hoped, attract space enthusiasts from around the world. Participants at that time will experience concerts, discussions around InterPlanetary topics, art installations, gaming, sci-fi film showcases, cosplay, food, drink, and more.

But for now, SFI collaborates with community partners to stage events that include a film festival, an invitation to the refurbished SITE Santa Fe’s Future Shock exhibit, and presentations at the Lensic Performing Arts Center.

Read the full article here, and make sure to RSVP for our InterPlanetary party!

Image: Pasatiempo.

Santa Fe Art Tours: Farm to Canvas

Santa Fe Art Tours presents

Farm to Canvas: The Railyard Experience

Next tour embarks September 23. Runs on select Saturdays.

Click here to make a reservation.

Art enthusiasts and foodies unite: Santa Fe Art Tours presents Farm to Canvas, an innovative walking tour that encourages a fresh look at the connection between art and food. The Farm to Canvas tour is available on select Saturdays through September 2017.

“The Santa Fe Railyard is known for its stunning art galleries and its bustling farmers’ market, but currently there are no activities available that bring these two experiences together,” says Elaine Ritchel, owner of Santa Fe Art Tours. “Liz Brindley, a local artist and educator who has also worked with the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market, is the perfect guide to provide an integrated look at the rich experiences that the Railyard offers.”

Each tour will end at form & concept, where Brindley will guide a close looking tour of the gallery’s One-Year Anniversary Exhibition and conduct an art workshop.

The Details

Who: All adults and children 10+ are welcome. If you have younger children, please contact us about booking a private family tour.
When: Available on select Saturday mornings. Please see our calendar for availability.
Where: You’ll meet Liz at the watertower in the Railyard and walk about a half a mile through the Railyard district
How long: Approximately 2 hours
How much: $50 per person plus tax. All workshop materials and small bottles of water are included in the price of the tour. You may want to bring some small bills in case something at the Farmers’ Market entices you. Gratuity for your guide is always appreciated. Please note: a $150 or three-person minimum is required. If the minimum is not met, you will be given the option to pay the full amount or cancel your tour free of charge.

Click here to make a reservation.

Mayor’s Arts Awards 2017

Sandy Zane- Form & Concept Gallery- Mayor's Arts Awards 2017- Javier Gonzales- Santa Fe New Mexico

Our very own Sandy Zane is a recipient of the 2017 Mayor’s Arts Awards. She will be honored by Mayor Javier Gonzales at a ceremony next month. Here’s an excerpt from Megan Bennett’s write-up on this year’s award recipients in Albuquerque Journal North:

Along with being a gallery owner, Sandy Zane is serving on boards at Creative Santa Fe, Creative Startups and the Santa Fe Community College Foundation, where she heads the Art on Campus Committee. She has also sponsored Currents New Media nearly every year. She also supports the New Mexico School for the Arts.

“I’ve always been passionate about whatever it is I’m doing,” said Zane about why she enjoys giving back to the Santa Fe arts scene. “I don’t like to do anything halfway.”‘

Read the full article here.

ArtBeat Santa Fe: Jared Weiss & Rebecca Rutstein

This weekend, form & concept debuts two new painting exhibitions, Rebecca Rutstein: Fault Lines and Jared Weiss: He’s Either Dead Or It Was His Birthday. Weiss is a Santa Fe artist who draws from Freudian theory and his own memory to create compositions infused with a sense of déjà vu. Rutstein, who lives in Philadelphia, explores geometric abstraction with a vision inspired by scientific data.

Kathryn Davis of ArtBeat Santa Fe will interview both artists on Facebook Live on Thursday, June 29. Tune in at 12:00 pm for her chat with Jared Weiss, and at 7:30 pm for her interview with Rebecca Rutstein. To watch, make sure to like ArtBeat Santa Fe on Facebook and visit their page at the allotted times.

Both exhibitions open on Friday, June 30 from 5-7 pm.

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Farm to Canvas

Santa Fe Art Tours- Santa Fe Railyard Farm To Canvas Tour- Form and Concept- New Mexico

Art enthusiasts and foodies unite! We’re excited to host one leg of Farm to Canvas, an innovative walking tour of the Railyard Arts District by Santa Fe Art Tours. Farm to Canvas is available on select Saturdays beginning June 10, 2017, and each tour ends with a walkthrough and printmaking workshop at form & concept.

“The Santa Fe Railyard is known for its stunning art galleries and its bustling farmers’ market, but currently there are no activities available that bring these two experiences together,” says Elaine Ritchel, owner of Santa Fe Art Tours. “Liz Brindley, a local artist and educator who has also worked with the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market, is the perfect guide to provide an integrated look at the rich experiences that the Railyard offers.”

Inspired by her printmaking background and interest in art ecology, Brindley developed an interactive tour that invites participants to consider art through an ecological lens. During visits to the Railyard art galleries and the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market, Brindley invites the group to take a closer look at art and veggies to discover links between the natural and human-made worlds.

The experience culminates with a hands-on workshop at form & concept in which participants create prints with local produce. “The Farm to Canvas tour is not just about art and food,” reveals Brindley. “It’s about activism and creating shared experiences for collective conversation about the interconnection of humans and the natural environment. I hope these tours strengthen observational and hands-on skills for an increased awareness to protect the land and food systems that are key for sustainable communities.”

Click here to learn more about Farm to Canvas. The event is by reservation only ($40/person on June 10 & 24, $50/person regularly), so make sure to save your spot for the first tour on Saturday, June 10, 10 am-12 pm. Following the tour, we’re hosting a Summer Artist Talk by Heather Bradley from 2-3 pm.

Opening: NoiseFold New Media Installation

Move over, hammer and chisel. NoiseFold’s sculpture installation at form & concept was generated in the digital world, and forged in the legendary glass studio of Dale Chihuly. Transdisciplinary artists Cory Metcalf and David Stout, who collaborate under the name NoiseFold, are known for combining visual art, music and interactive cinema into artworks that manipulate the senses and stretch the imagination. The centerpiece of their exhibition, a series of blown glass forms titled Metamorph, emerged from an unexpected project with master glass artists. NoiseFold’s sculpture installation opens on Friday, May 26, 5-8 pm, in conjunction with form & concept’s Superhero Masquerade: One-Year Anniversary Celebration.

NoiseFold will conduct an artist talk at form & concept on Saturday, June 17, 2-3 pm. The installation is on view through July 22, 2017.

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