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Santa Fe, NM
Eldorado Hotel & Spa, June 27-29

Mark Yale Harris, Awakening III, bronze, 16 x 13 x 7.

Mark Yale Harris, Awakening III, bronze, 16 x 13 x 7.

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Each summer in Santa Fe, art enthusiasts look forward to numerous annual events that highlight the vibrant and diverse art scene of this creatively charged city. This month there’s an all-new show being added to the mix: Sculpt Santa Fe. “This is the first sculpture-only art show and sale in the heart of downtown Santa Fe,” says Bobby Beals, owner of Beals & Co. gallery and one of the founders of the event. “Featuring a juried selection of fine sculptors, this show and sale aims to highlight the beauty, presence, and history of sculpture through a weekend of events,” he says.

Southwest Art is a proud sponsor of the inaugural event, which takes place June 27-29 in the open pavilion at the Eldorado Hotel & Spa. Sculptors, art dealers, and gallery representatives set up booths for the entire weekend, displaying works by prominent sculptors such as Allan Houser, Mark Yale Harris, Upton Ethelbah, Michael Peralta, and many others. “We had a great response from sculptors and are only allowing 45 artists this year,” Beals says.

The event kicks off with an invitation-only wine reception on Friday, June 27, from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by the public opening from 6 to 9 p.m. A ticketed gourmet dinner takes place on Saturday at 6 p.m. at the hotel’s Old House Restaurant. The show is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. “Attendees can meet the sculptors during the show, toast their art during the wine reception, and dine with them during the collector’s gourmet dinner,” Beals says enthusiastically. “Plus we’ll be presenting numerous awards, including the Allan Houser Sculpture Award of Excellence,” he adds.

The mission of Sculpt Santa Fe is to increase awareness about some of the top sculptors in the country while promoting and selling their work, to encourage the sharing of ideas among sculptors and the art community, and to produce a professional sculpture show that excites artists, art lovers, and collectors alike. 
—Lindsay Mitchell

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