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Thematic Residency

SFAI offers annual thematic residencies to artists and creative practitioners that are relevant first to the local Santa Fe and New Mexico communities — but that reverberate to national and global issues — and they are tuition-free.  The Santa Fe Art Institute accepts applications once a year for our international thematic residency, applications open in […]

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Blog: The Paradox of Creativity

It was unexpectedly fitting that on the last evening of my residency at SFAI, I met artist and historian Nell Painter and took part in a panel discussion with her and other residents about making art and maintaining resilience in the art world. Dr. Painter’s highly acclaimed book, Old in Art School, lifts this veil […]

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Story Maps Fellowship 2019

The Story Maps Application is now closed, 2019. Fellows will be announced February 1, 2019. Applications for the 2020 Fellowship will open in November, 2019. Story Maps is a fellowship program that mentors local, emerging artists/creative practitioners of color in collaborative community engagement. Working with government and non-arts organizations, Story Maps Fellows are immersed in […]

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Artist Talk: JeeYeun Lee

JeeYeun Lee is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and activist based in Chicago, whose practice explores place, labor, language, colonization, and social issues. She uses both research and intuition to reveal dynamics of power and connection, looking at systemic violences and their histories as well as what exceeds and escapes them. She has worked with social […]

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Blog: Buffalo Fire Women Project

“Grandma’s Pottery,” photo taken and titled by Tasha Nelson, Santa Clara Pueblo In March 2017, I received a letter from the Fulbright Foundation in Greece, asking me to sign a “Grant Agreement.” I had to read it twice or more to realize what it meant, and even then I still could not believe it was […]

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SFAI In the World / November 2018

  TRUTH & RECONCILIATION ARTISTS 2018 / 2019  Equal Justice Resident, Ann Lewis, exhibits at Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at the UNM as part of Gun Violence: A Brief Cultural History, a recent KUNM radio discusses the exhibit along with special guest and Truth & Reconciliation Artist, Nora Wendl Michelle Angela Ortiz unveils Phase 2 of Familias Separadas […]

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Story Maps Fellowship Exhibition

The 2018 Story Maps Fellows have been working with the following four city departments over and mentors over the last 10 months to develop their individual community projects. The culmination of these works will be exhibited at SFAI November 30—December 21, with an opening on November 30 from 5pm – 7:30pm. Exhibition hours are 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. […]

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SFAI140 / NOVEMBER 2018

  SFAI140 is a dynamic 140-second presentation platform highlighting the inspiration and work of 20 artists-in-residence and community leaders. This SFAI signature event is held 3 times a year in March, July, and November, each event welcoming a new group of presenters from diverse disciplines and community organizations. SFAI140 is also an opportunity to view […]

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WISC Fellows Presentation / Megan Heeres

  WHO WISC Fellow-in-Residence Megan Heeres WHAT WISC Fellow-in-Residence and SFAI Water Rights Alumni, Megan Heeres, talks about the Invasive/Unwanted Paper Project which uses nuisance and invasive plants to make paper. WHEN Thursday November 8, 2018 at 5:30pm WHERE Santa Fe Art Institute Women’s International Study Center thanks Santa Fe Art Institute for their collaboration in producing this event. To register, visit […]

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An Evening with Nell Painter & Open Studios

Nell Painter, esteemed professor and author of The History of White People, will talk about her new book, Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over, and will engage in conversation with SFAI Truth and Reconciliation artists. Current artists-in-residence will open their studios for public viewing before and after the talk. To register, click on […]

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