Art Matters series continues at Santa Fe galleries

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Exhibitions > Reception and discussion will be at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum on Jan. 31

The Santa Fe Gallery Association announces “Art Matters — Collections,” the second installment of its successful Art Matters Series, to be Jan. 31—Feb. 9, 2014 in Santa Fe galleries, museums and other locations to be announced separately.
A cornerstone of the event is a discussion and reception in conjunction with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. This ticketed event will also allow the ticket holder to enter a drawing to win one of the following: a curated library of art books, a private studio tour of a New Mexico-based artist or a private viewing of an art collection.
Throughout Art Matters — Collections, SFGA member galleries and museums will host exhibitions, presentations and discussions in their respective galleries and venues that will cover a wide range of art, historical periods and topics.
All in-gallery events are free and open to the public. Information for additional events, discussions and exhibitions will be announced separately.
Visit artmatterssantafe.org/ for the most current calendar of events with dates and locations as well as information for ticketed events.
The Santa Fe Gallery Association will soon announce another new annual event beginning March 2014, “Art Matters — Sustenance.” The focus will continue to be in-gallery exhibitions and discussions that foster a critical discourse around a wide range of art and art-related topics.
This particular event will offer a dining experience with noted artists, art critics, curators and writers in the member galleries in Santa Fe with food prepared by the city’s celebrated chefs and restaurants.
The Art Matters series is hosted by the SFGA, emphasizes critical presentations and discussions of a wide range of art in the member galleries and museums by showcasing the breadth and depth of exhibitions and collections and connoisseurship of the gallery owners, museum directors and curators.
Santa Fe is one of the most distinctive cultural destinations in America, featuring over 200 world-class art galleries and more than a dozen museums presenting acclaimed exhibitions throughout the year.
The art galleries are located in three areas —Canyon Road, Downtown and the Railyard — all within two square miles, connected one to the other and accessible on foot or by car. The art scene in this small city is multi-dimensional and wide-ranging.
Santa Fe became the first U.S. city to be chosen by UNESCO as a Creative City, one of only nine cities in the world to hold this designation.
Collectors of fine art will find a sophisticated art experience year-round with professional and friendly galleries, many with critical programing and museum quality exhibitions, featuring art in a wide range of media—digital and new media, installations, painting and sculpture, glass, ceramics and textiles—and genre, including contemporary, modern, Impressionism, traditional, Western, Native American and Spanish Colonial among others.
The gallery programing promotes connoisseurship, scholarship and a positive experience, whether for a seasoned collector or recent enthusiast.