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City of Santa Fe Creative Tourism and Heritage Hotels Announce "Meet Our Local Artists," a Series of Conversations and Demonstrations, March 15 – April 9

Santa Fe, NM, March 03, 2010 --( The Hotel Plaza Real, 125 Washington Avenue, will host artists participating in the Creative Tourism Initiative for a series of demonstrations and conversations offered free to the public. Starting at 10:00 a.m. Monday through Friday, March 15 – April 9, artists will provide a demonstration or presentation about their art form, followed by informal conversation.

This series will showcase the varied talents and resources of New Mexico’s artists. Artists will showcase current and future workshops available to visitors and residents. This series is timed to capture visitors to Santa Fe who are in town for their Spring Break from school. “Through the Creative Tourism Initiative we are raising awareness of the art forms and artists who make Santa Fe so special. Travelers are looking for meaningful experiences in the cities they visit, and the ‘Meet our Artists’ series will provide an opportunity for them to meet artists and register for workshops,” said Sabrina Pratt, director of the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission. The Hotel Plaza Real is one of three Santa Fe hotels owned by Heritage Hotels, a New Mexico company. Ed Pulsifer, Vice President of Marketing for Heritage Hotels, states “As a result of meeting with Mayor Pro Tem Rebecca Wurzburger about the Creative Tourism Initiative, we have entered into this collaboration and we’re excited to be working with the city of Santa Fe to connect visitors to New Mexico’s unique culture.”

All demonstrations are free and open to the public.

Hotel Plaza Real
125 Washington Avenue, ½ block off the Plaza
Monday – Friday
March 15th – April 9th
10:00 a.m.

Week 1

March 15 Flute Building Kokopelli Music and Flutes
March 16 Etched Glass Dobbins Studios & Professional Glass Consultants
March 17 Fiber Arts Marguerite Wilson
March 18 Pastel Mixed Media Jane Shoenfeld - Art Adventures in the Southwest
March 19 Black Etched Tin Sharon Candelario

Week 2

March 22 Photography Dave Robinson
March 23 Encaustic Painting Teena Robinson
March 24 Watercolors Sandy Culler
March 25 Sculpture John Sherrill Houser
March 26 Camera Obscura Jackie Mathey

Week 3

March 29 Mixed Media Becki Banet
March 30 Porcelain Heidi Loewen
March 31 Collage Elizabeth Mesh
April 1 Monotype Jennie Cooley
April 2 Glass Julie DeFeo

Week 4

April 5 Acrylic Painting Sandra Duran Wilson
April 6 Glass Betsy Ehrenberg
April 7 Mixed Media Carol Coates
April 8 Fiber Arts Liane Brown
April 9 Flute Building Kokopelli Music and Flutes

The City of Santa Fe is continuing to work with artists and arts businesses to further develop the organization and promotion of workshops that allow visitors to experience Santa Fe in a hands-on fashion. Partnerships and collaborations with the hospitality industry and other entities are welcomed. This initiative was created as a result of the City of Santa Fe’s 2005 appointment to the UNESCO Creative Cities Network and builds upon the successful 2008 International Conference on Creative Tourism held in Santa Fe.

Contact: Brent Hanifl, Senior Planner, (505) 955-6715


The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission (SFAC), an agency within the municipal government of the City of Santa Fe, provides leadership by and for City government in supporting arts and cultural affairs. The SFAC also recommends programs and policies that develop, sustain and promote artistic excellence in the community. For more information contact SFAC at (505) 955-6707, email or fax (505) 955-6671.
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City of Santa Fe Arts Commission
Brent Hanifl

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