“Art Matters | Curated” Debuts in Santa Fe April 18 – 27, 2014 Celebrating Figuration In Art With Critical Exhibitions and Discussions

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The Santa Fe Gallery Association will host “Art Matters | Curated” April 18 – 27, 2014 in Santa Fe galleries and museums. Figuration in art will be the curatorial focus of this installment of the Art Matters” series.

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The Santa Fe Gallery Association (SFGA) announces “Art Matters | Curated”, the fourth installment of its successful annual “Art Matters series”, to be held April 18 – 27, 2014. Curated exhibitions, special events, artist talks and critical discussions will be featured in participating Santa Fe galleries, museums and other locations throughout the week and announced separately. Figuration, a very broad term that can include sculptures and paintings that reference the real world, will be the curatorial focus of this series. Celebrating both figuration and the diversity of art in Santa Fe, these exhibitions will cover a wide range of art, historical periods and related topics. Information on the specific events, discussions and exhibitions will be announced separately. Most in-gallery events are free, but please go to http://www.artmatterssantafe.org/ for the most current list of events with dates, locations and any ticket information.

The Art Matters series hosted by the SFGA, including the annual events Art Matters | Collections in February, Art Matters | Sustenance in March, Art Matters | Curated in April and Art Matters | Santa Fe in October, emphasizes critical presentations and discussions of a wide range of art in the member galleries and museums. These events focus on connoisseurship and the unique art experience Santa Fe offers to collectors by showcasing the breadth and depth of exhibitions and collections in the galleries and museums and the scholarly owners, directors and curators who provide the experience. Santa Fe has a rich and vibrant art scene with artists, curators, writers, critics, students and collectors whose interests and expertise are as diverse as the people themselves, reading like an art history text.

Santa Fe is one of the most distinctive cultural destinations in America, featuring over 200 world-class art galleries and more than a dozen museums presenting acclaimed exhibitions throughout the year. The art galleries are located in three distinct areas—Canyon Road, Downtown and the Railyard—all within two square miles, connected one to the other and accessible on foot or by car. The art scene in this small city is multi-dimensional and wide-ranging. Santa Fe became the first U.S. city to be chosen by UNESCO as a Creative City, one of only nine cities in the world to hold this designation.

Collectors of fine art will find a sophisticated art experience year-round with professional and friendly galleries, many with critical programing and museum quality exhibitions. The galleries feature art in a wide range of media—digital and new media, installations, painting and sculpture, glass, ceramics and textiles—and genre, including contemporary, modern, Impressionism, traditional, Western, Native American and Spanish Colonial among others. The gallery programing promotes connoisseurship, scholarship and a positive experience, whether for a seasoned collector or recent enthusiast.

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