Art Santa Fe Announces Success of 2017 Show, Award Winners, and Dates for 2018

“Weightless” by Yves Goyatton

Our success shows in Art Santa Fe’s attendee and sales numbers. We’re excited to put roots down in Santa Fe’s vibrant art scene and are confident the community will enjoy what we are planning for 2018 and beyond. -Eric Smith, Redwood Media Group CEO

Art Santa Fe, the four-day curated contemporary art show, convened at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center from Thursday, July 13, to Sunday, July 16. Now in its 17th year, the show saw a 15 percent growth in attendance and a 30 percent increase in sales. Redwood Media Group has owned the show for two years and announced today it will return to Santa Fe to host the 18th edition in July 2018.

Centered on the curatorial theme [FUSION], the 2017 show focused on the merging of artistic mediums and countless galleries and artists who came together to showcase their remarkable contemporary art. More than 8,000 visitors made the theme come alive with their attendance. The following artists and exhibitors received awards:

Best International Exhibitors: A Sanchez Gallery of Cancun, Mexico; Gallery Edel of Osaka, Japan; and Steidel Fine Art of London

Best New Exhibitors: Pippin Contemporary, Collazo Collection, and Gedion Nyanhongo Studio

Best Booth Design: GK Fine Art, Contemporary Art Projects USA, and Julie Schumer Fine Art

Sculpture Award: Sonja Metzler Collection, Ted Schaal Fine Art, and Prescott Gallery & Sculpture Garden

Directors’ Award: True West Gallery, InArt Gallery, and Rainforest Baskets

Spotlight Artists: Gary Kim, Gabriel Collazo & Angela Brooks of the Collazo Collection, and Alfred Addo

LaunchPad Artist: Welde Carmichael

Redwood Media Group is renowned for its attention to detail and personalized focus when it comes to ensuring exhibitors’ satisfaction. When exhibitor David Rudolph added a few more lights to his booth to dramatically highlight the artwork, he sold two original pieces—appropriately titled Light Switch—for $800 each in less than 10 minutes. Additionally, a couple from San Antonio arrived in town with the expressed intention of coming to Art Santa Fe to collect art for their new home. They not only bought Ricardo Lowenberg’s Mi Frida III, Kelly Fischer’s St. Bernard Pass II, and Alfred…

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