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June 2018 Newsletter

Give Yourselves a HAND for a Great 2017-18 School Year!
It's summer at ARTsmart. See what's new:
ARTsmart President Connie Axton Retires, Passes Torch to Vice President Patrick Gendron

May’s ARTsmart board of directors meeting was the last official meeting as president for Connie Axton. Though she will remain a member of the board she has formally passed the hat of presidency on to Patrick Gendron. Continue reading for statements from Connie and Patrick. Continue Reading...

Art + Walk + Food Equaled Fun For All

ARTsmart’s 2018 Edible Art Tour was a superb evening of amazing art, fabulous food, friends, and fun.  Continue Reading w/ Photo Gallery...

Congratulations to Carly Trujillo, 2018 Art Changes Lives Scholarship Winner

ARTsmart is proud to announce Carolina (Carly) Trujillo is the winner of the 2018 Art Changes Lives Scholarship. Trujillo graduated from the New Mexico School for the Arts and will be attending the School for the Art Institute of Chicago in the fall.  Continue Reading...

Visiting Artists Share Their Talent with Students: Murals, Masks, and More

Print making with Catherine Trapani, box masks with Wise Fool, batik scarves and Nigerian culture with Gasali Adeyemo, Camera Obscura with Jackie Mathey, “hand” painting with Issa Nyaphaga. These name only a few of the projects and professionals in the ARTsmart Visiting Artist Program, which works within classrooms of Santa Fe Public Schools during the school year. Enjoy photos of the Visiting Artists at work in the classroom.  Continue Reading w/ Photo Gallery...

Meet the Artist: Lily, age 5

This is Lily, an artist in ARTsmart’s summer ARTcamp program. She's been working hard on her artwork for Sculpture Factory week at ARTcamp and she's very proud of her owl made from recycled fabric, paper, a CD, and other found objects. She is pictured painting her wood animal sculpture, a long-necked three-legged magical unicorn.. Continue Reading...

Point Five Percent: See How What You Buy Makes a Difference for ARTsmart on AmazonSmile Impact

Recently, I was late-night-browsing on my smartphone on AmazonSmile and after I bought a bag of cat food and a bathmat, something caught my eye. Under the phrase, “Amazon will make a donation to (your favorite charity’s name –and of course mine is ARTsmart)” there was a link that prompted me to “see your impact.” Continue Reading...


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