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BLOG: Art, Design & Optimism

Photo By: Kate Russell Photography I am heartened and exhilarated about my appointment as the Chair of the Board of Trustees here at the Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI). I believe it is a pivotal time to support the vision of this amazing organization, which is strategically positioned to be an internationally recognized center, addressing […]

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BLOG: My Existence is My Resistance

Photo By: Winoka Begay, Location: Shiprock, New Mexico, Title: “Change begins with the people, not the politicians” By Winoka R. Begay, MA “The fact is, not everyone shares the philosophy that shouting out loud is the best way to solve problems. Not all compassionate, caring people think burning cities or throwing rocks is going to bring […]

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SFAI Blog: The Radical Experiment We Call a Residency

  Centered on a courtyard with cerulean walls that seamlessly flow into an unobstructed view of the sky, SFAI’s unique building reminds me in many ways of a big, beautiful petri dish. Inside, ideas and actions incubate with limitless potential among the flux of remarkable people living and creating within its walls. While SFAI does […]

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SFAI Blog: The Psychology of an Artist’s Residency

BY  HEATHER ROBINSON OF TIGER TOE COLLECTIVE,  SFAI EQUAL JUSTICE RESIDENT   Before I left for my first artist residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute, I Googled what to expect. I needed to find out how to deal with all the anxiety that was coming up for me. It was way more than was […]

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SFAI BLOG: AN ARTIST TALKS BACK TO POWER

SFAI BLOG: AN ARTIST TALKS BACK TO POWER BY GUILLERMO GÓMEZ PEÑA RADICAL PERFORMANCE ARTIST, REVERSE ANTHROPOLOGIST, & SFAI EQUAL JUSTICE RESIDENT       Ex-timado Señor Trump,   I want to thank you for so many things tonight.   First and foremost, I thank you for expanding my political vocabulary to include illustrative words such […]

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SFAI Blog: The Fight for Our Existence, A Letter to Rebel Artists

BY ROBERT GOMEZ HERNANDEZ, SFAI DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNICATIONS It knocked me to the floor. There I was, a fourteen year old Mexican American boy wearing baggy pants, on the pipeline to becoming another Chicano statistic of poverty, gangs, and substance abuse. I was in the castle of Chapultepec in Mexico City, and I […]

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Kingian Nonviolence Training

Kingian Nonviolence Training: Introductory Training Led by Dr. Bernard Lafayette Jr. & Jonathan “Globe” Lewis October 27-28  |  9AM-6PM  |  At SFAI  |  Register at SCLCNM.ORG Join the Southern Christian Leadership Conference New Mexico Chapter at SFAI for a  2-day introductory training to Kingian Nonviolence philosophy and methodology. The training will be lead by Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Jr. […]

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SFAI Blog: Creativity in a Time of Injustice

BY KOURTNEY ANDAR, SFAI WORKS MANAGER & VETERANS FOR PEACE NATIONAL BOARD VICE PRESIDENT Take a moment to think back on a memorable progressive social movement in which you have participated. Think about the elements of the movement that stirred the most palpable sense of emotion in yourself and others – the parts of it […]

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