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Past Events - 2014

Sixth Sense

Private Gallery Reception for the opening of the exhibition "The Sixth Sense" at Peters Projects in Santa Fe. The Sixth Sense" is a group show curated by Ylise Kessler and featuring works by Ligia Bouton, including her drawings and the large installation "Tea and Table-Tilting." Ylise gave an overview of all the artists in the exhibition and Ligia discussed her works.

Ligia Bouton is the NMC 2012 Women to Watch winner. Her installation Six Photographs of People I Don't Know: The Bouquetwas exhibited at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

This was a special "Friends Only" event for Friends of the New Mexico Committee.
November 20, 2014

Trip to Albuquerque Museums

Participants were treated to guided tours of both the "Papel" exhibition of cut paper at the National Hispanic Cultural Center and the "Common Ground: Art in New Mexico" exhibition at the Albuquerque Museum. Said one attendee: "Thank you so much for organizing this pleasant, informative day in Albuquerque. We have treasures here in Albuquerque and it is a happy experience to share them."
October 29, 2014
Honoree Nancy Zeckendorf shows the Collier's Magazine cover featuring her as a young ballerina. Photo: Judith Nix

Tribute to Nancy Zeckendorf: Dance, Mentor, Powerhouse, Muse

More than 100 people gathered for a luncheon at La Posada de Santa Fe to honor Nancy Zeckendorf, "Dancer, Mentor, Powerhouse, Muse." Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales declared the day "Nancy Zeckendorf" day. The event raised funds for NMWA's Women to Watch program. Click here to download the article about Nancy from the Santa Fe New Mexican, "Sunday Spotlight: Dancer, philanthropist has made mark on stage, behind scenes," or read the article online.
September 5, 2014
New Mexico Women Santeras Arlene Cisneros Sena, Lorrie Garcia, Tey Marianna Nunn (moderator), and Marie Romero Cash. Photo: Judith Nix

The Art of Inspiration: 3 New Mexico Women Santeras

Moderated panel discussion and breakfast at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, in collaboration with the Spanish Colonial Arts Society. Comments from participants included: "It was a wonderful event—a perfect setting, a lovely buffet and a panel discussion that was charming, fascinating and informative every minute!" and "Today’s event was stellar. The panel was informative, clever, entertaining, and inspiring."
August 12, 2014
A collaborative piece by Lady Minimalists Dara Mark, Shaun Gilmore, Danielle Shelley, Diane McGregor, Signe Stuart, and Janice Wall. Photo: Judith Nix

Lady Minimalists Tea Society 'A Conversation'

Studio Tour hosted by the Lady Minimalists Tea Society, a collective of six Northern New Mexico women artists in Galisteo who share an aesthetic relationship with minimalism as a core principle, followed by picnic lunch in the garden.
July 26, 2014
Roddie Harris hosts membership reception and art raffle. Photo: Judith Nix

Puttin' On the Glitz

More than 80 people attended a member reception and raffle of fine art and jewelry at the art-filled home of Board member Roddie Harris. A Friends of the New Mexico Committee event.
June 29, 2014
Friends of the New Mexico Committee enjoy a feast of the spirits: Tom Olmstead, Beverley Byers-Pevitts, Roddie Harris, Carol Olmstead, Robbyne Jones, Dan Klein. Photo: Judith Nix

Feast of the Spirits

A guided tour of the "Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art" exhibition at SITE Santa Fe, followed by a tasting of locally made whiskey and brandy from Santa Fe Spirits. A Friends of the New Mexico Committee event.
May 9, 2014

How Being a Woman Affects Your Creative Process

For this celebration of International Women's Day, panelists spoke about the traditional role of women and their ability to also pursue their creativity. Panelists: Shaun Gilmore, Painter; Debrianna Mansini, Actress; Miriam Sagan, Writer/Poet.
March 8, 2014
NMC Board member Barbara Bloomberg, Speaker Diane Armitage, NMC President Judy Tully.

A History of Women Artists

The kick-off to our "Artful Afternoon Series" featured a 2-part talk and slide show by Diane Armitage, an adjunct lecturer in Art History at Santa Fe Community College, and featuring women artists from the 16th-20th centuries. Lecture and lunch at the Center For Contemporary Arts (CCA).
Part One, "In Search of Lost Time," January 17, 2014
Part Two, "Reinventing the World" April 25, 2014
January 17, 2014
April 25, 2014

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