16th Annual ArtFeast

Editor | SantaFe.com - February 18, 2013

A three-day feast of art, food, fashion, homes and more

The 16th annual ArtFeast event, will be held February 22-24, 2013. A weekend of fine art, food, wine, fashion and homes raises funding that benefits art programs for Santa Fe’s youth, this event has raised more than $1,000,000 for the cause in the past 16 years.

“We are thrilled with the opportunity to once again raise money for the Santa Fe’s youth and highlight the importance of art in the lives of our children,” said, Mary Bonney, Board president. “This is an especially big year for ArtSmart, as we celebrate the pending completion of our merger with FACT along with the donation by the Thaw Foundation of the Pacheco Street Properties (the Pink Church).”

On November 1, 2012, Bonney and Shawn Katz, Fine Arts for Children and Teens (FACT) board president announced that the two Santa Fe-based nonprofit organizations were planning to merge. The united organization will be called ArtFACT.

The schedule of events is as follows:

February 22, 2013

Art of Fashion Runway Show & Luncheon

11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 West Marcy Avenue, $100/person or tables for 10 at $900, limited seating

A delightful lunch catered by Eldorado Hotel and Spa and complemented by fine wines sets the stage for a runway presentation of the latest jewelry and fashions from Cicada Collection, Tsosie-Gaussoin, Handwoven Originals, Back at the Ranch, Queen’s Ransom, Atelier Danielle & Robin’s Jewelry, Golden Eye and Rippel. Live and silent auctions feature items from participating designers and local students’ artwork, including a set of 12 plates on the theme of Marvelous Menagerie.

AetFeast is honored to announce that Laura Sheppherd, world-renowned fashion designer, will be our first Honorary ArtFeast Fashion Celebrity. Shepherd has been designing clothes since she was 14 and prides herself on creating unique garments for women of all sizes from fabrics collected around the world. She has shown her work in her Santa Fe Salon since 2001. The addition of Shepherd as our first Honorary ArtFeast Fashion Celebrity elevates our event to that of an exclusive runway event.

Edible Art Tour (download the map here)

5-8 p.m., Canyon Road and Downtown, $35/$40 day of event (includes Feast or Famine)

You won’t leave hungry after visiting 35 galleries in Santa Fe’s Downtown and Canyon Road art districts. Great art, imaginative theme, and fabulous fare are on the menu. More than 35 local chefs and caterers tempt you with their specialty delectables and desserts.

Pairings includ  Canyon Road Contemporary and Mariscos Costa Azul; the Casweck Gallery and The Butler Did It; the Worrell Gallery and The Shed; and Littlebird at Loretto andRed Mesa.

Feast or Famine

8 p.m.-2 a.m., The Anasazi Room at the El Dorado Hotel, 309 W. San Francisco Street., $15 (free with EAT button)

After EAT closes its doors, the party moves to the El Dorado Hotel. This over-21 mixer is the perfect way to end an evening of gazing and grazing. Music provided by DJs Dynamite Sol and Joe Ray Sandoval. Satiate any lingering hunger with delicious finger foods and more.  For more information go to artfeast.com.

February 23, 2013

Art of Home Tour (read more here)

12-4 p.m, free admission

The beauty of Santa Fe’s unique real estate combines with amazing artwork from Santa Fe’s finest galleries in the “Art of Home Tour.” The tour represents an eclectic lineup of residences including The Sundial House, awarded an American Institute of Architects citation for Design Excellence – an early example of famous local master architect Bill Lumpkins’s work – a home on the historic eastside designed by artist and preservationist Frank Applegate and once owned by Fred Harvey, and more. All homes are currently on the market, and this weekend each home partners with a local gallery that will stage the property with a variety of pieces by its artists. In addition, each home will showcase a piece from the Student Art Project. During the hours of the Home Tour these pieces are bid on through a silent auction process and all the proceeds are donated to ARTsmart.

Gourmet Dinner & Auction Honoring Star York

6 p.m., Four Seasons Rancho Encantado Resort, 198 State Rd. 592, $175/person or table for ten for $1500, limited seating

ArtFeast proudly recognizes Santa Fe sculptor Star York during this multi-course banquet paired with vintage wines. The menu is designed and prepared by Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Executive Chef Andrew Cooper working with local Santa Fe guest chefs.

Hors d’Ouevres: Marianne Deery, Jinja Restaurant; First course: Matt Yohalem, Il Piatto; Entree: Andrew Cooper, Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado; Dessert: Andrew Cooper and Cristian Pontiggia, Osteria d’Assisi.

During the live auction, collectors vie for exciting packages such as a Star York original, a set of twelve plates on the theme of Transfixing Trees, another set of a dozen delicious dessert plateswith a cake theme and wonderfully imaginative bronze chess sets sculpted by students from New Mexico School for the Arts mentored by honorary artist Star York. Silent auction items include the winners of the “I Made It!” plate competition.

Keep up the excitement post-auction by dancing into the night to the music of Russell Scharf and Jazz Explosion!

February 24, 2013

Artists’ Champagne Brunch & Auction

11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Hotel Santa Fe, $75/person or table of eight for $600, limited seating

Catered by Hotel Santa Fe, the Artists’ Brunch is a rousing finale to the ArtFeast weekend. Live and silent auctions electrify the atmosphere for artworks by artists from some of Santa Fe’s most influential galleries, a set of twelve plates with a sun design and a bonanza of sculptures, paintings, jewelry, gift cards, and more!

Since 1993, ARTsmart has donated more than a million dollars to theSanta Fe Public Schools to fund art programs and supplies and to build endowmentsfor the future. The annual February ArtFeast weekend fundraiser brings togethereducators, schoolchildren, galleries, artists, restaurants, lodgers, Santa Fe businessesand volunteers in a combined effort to raise funds through underwriting, ticketing, anddonations.