Santa Fe, a Year-Round Destination for Art Collectors, Celebrates 10th Anniversary of ARTfeast
SANTA FE, N.M., Jan. 16 PRNewswire-USNewswire — Santa Fe, New Mexico, one of the nation's premier art markets and year-round art destinations, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of ARTfeast February 22nd - 25th. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains and blessed with more than 300 days of sunshine, Santa Fe
is the perfect travel destination for collectors and connoisseurs
interested in a weekend of fine art, fine homes, fine wine, fine
fashion, and fine food.
"Each year, Santa Fe's finest galleries, restaurants and hotels join together for this special city-wide celebration of cutting edge art exhibits, gourmet dining, wine tasting and the art of home tour," said Mary Harbour, president of ARTsmart and one of the main ARTfeast organizers. "The growing number of well-known and new artists featured at the more than 200 galleries in Santa Fe continues to attract major buyers and collectors of contemporary and modern art from around the world."
This year's ARTfeast features works by a number of nationally and internationally acclaimed artists including Fionna Buck, Sherry Doil-Carter, Rachel Darnell. Albert Handell, Peter Holbrook, Kay Khan, Lisa Linch, Heidi Loewen, Rhett Lynch (Navajo), Buck McCain, Barbara Meikel, Elaine and Duane Morgan, Nancy Reyner, Barbara Rogers, Bill Worrell, Yellowman, and Eduardo Yi.
As part of the special 10th anniversary ARTfeast festivities, sculptor,
Tom Joyce will be honored at the gourmet dinner, on Saturday February 24.
ARTfeast festivities include: THURSDAY, FEB 22 Contemporary Encounter
SITE Santa Fe Director/Curator Laura Heon discusses the provocative works of Barry X. Ball.
FRIDAY, FEB 23
Vintner's Luncheon & Style Show
Enjoy a style show by designer
Paulette Martsolf of Allie-Coosh and savor selections from Sonoma's
Charles Creek Vineyards & Winery and delectables by Chef Mark Kiffin at The Compound restaurant.
Edible Art Tour (EAT)
Enormously popular, the Edible Art Tour is
one of Santa Fe's most festive events. More than thirty of Santa Fe's
top galleries partner with well-known local restaurants to offer a night
of art and gourmet food. Participants can view and purchase fine works
of art from the galleries' special exhibits and enjoy samplings of the
great foods from Santa Fe's finest restaurants.
SATURDAY, FEB 24
Art of Home Tour I
Visitors can sample an array of wines from the world's classic wine growing regions and artisanal cheeses.
Art of Wine & Cheese
Gourmet Dinner & Children's Plate Auction
SUNDAY, FEB 25
Artists' Brunch & Silent Auction
Art of Home Tour II
Tickets can be purchased for these events at http://www.artfeast.com or by calling (505) 988-1234. Detailed information on individual events, the weekend ARTfeast package and hotel specials can also be found at the website.
ARTfeast is an annual event of ARTsmart, a 501c3 nonprofit organization established by members of the Santa
Fe Gallery Association to benefit art programs in Santa Fe public schools. Since its inception, close to $400,000
has been raised from ARTfeast activities for public school art
programs. These funds go to purchase pastels, mixed media, painting,
pottery, print-making, assemblages, straw applique and many other needed
supplies for Santa Fe's young artists.