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Past Events - 2015

Tour participants explore the art in the Museum's archived collection.

Mod Women of New Mexico Museum Tour

Our artful afternoon included guided tours of the "Looking Forward Looking Back" and "O'Keeffe in Process" exhibitions at the New Mexico Museum of Art, plus a rare "Art Behind the Scenes" look at how the Museum stores and catalogs it's collection when the works are not on display. Museum Director Mary Kershaw welcomed us, and presentations were offered by Merry Scully, Head of Curatorial Affairs, Michelle Gallagher Roberts, Head of Registration and Collections, and Carmen Vendelin, Curator of Art.

Praise from one of the participations: "The curators gave valuable insight into the thinking of the exhibitions, the pieces selected and ways to see them. I thoroughly enjoyed going into the vaults, where, of course, there would never be enough time to spend on a single visit. Thank you for your efforts. I look forward to events to come."
November 12, 2015
Taos Art Museum at Fechin House. Photo by Judith Nix.

An Artful Outing to Taos

The day included a guided tour of the Taos Art Museum at Fechin House with Director Susan Fisher, a delightful lunch at Lambert's of Taos donated by Nat Troy, and a docent-led tour of the Millicent Rogers Museum.
October 24, 2015
Honoree Jill Scott Momaday, Gala Co-Chair Carol Olmstead, NMC President Eva Borins, Gala Co-Chair Roddie Harris. Photo by Judith Nix.

Gala Celebration of Jill Scott Momaday

A sell-out crowd attended our annual Scholarship Fundraiser at the Four Seasons Rancho Encantado in Santa Fe, where we celebrated Jill Scott Momaday. Jill is the Director and Producer of "Return to Rainy Mountain," her PBS documentary about her father's story and her Kiowa heritage. Highlights included an original poetry reading by her father, N. Scott Momaday, and poetry written in her honor by her daughters Natachee Momaday Gray and Tai Momaday Gray. Tributes came from friends like Robert Redford and Val Kilmer.
September 10, 2015
Susan Fisher Sterling (center) accepts the Founder's Award presented to NMWA by WISC.

How Women Visual Artists Shape the Arts and Contribute to Social Change

In partnership with the Women's International Study Center (WISC), NMC-NMWA featured Susan Fisher Sterling, Director, National Museum of Women in the Arts, as part of WISC's "Women in the Visual Arts Week." Susan was introduced by Dr. Elizabeth A. Sackler, Chair of the Brooklyn Museum Board. A panel discussion followed with Susan and artists Harmony Hammond, Rose B. Simpson, and Meridel Rubenstein, moderated by Kymberly Pinder, Dean of the College of Fine Arts, University of New Mexico. Click here to listen to the KSFR radio interview with Susan and host Mary-Charlotte Domandi.
August 6, 2015
Photo of Christine Nofchissey McHorse by Judith Nix.

Dark Light: The Ceramics of Christine Nofchissey McHorse

Participants were treated to a conversation with artist Christine Nofchissey McHorse and a guided tour of this striking exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA). McHorse is considered among the most innovative artists working today creating vessel-based art that is undecorated and abstract, with formal qualities indebted more to modern sculpture than to Southwestern culture. Following the tour the group had lunch at a restaurant near the Santa Fe Plaza.
July 16, 2015
Photo by Carol Olmstead.

Artful Book Group

"Cat's Eye" by Margaret Atwood was the choice for our inaugural Artful Book Group, hosted by Board member Roddie Harris and moderated by Sharon Franco.
June 24, 2015
Food, fun, and friends at the annual NMC Member Reception. Photo by Judith Nix.

Membership Reception

More than 50 women and men attended our annual Membership Reception at the art-filled home of Steve and Roddie Harris in Santa Fe. Perspective members learned about NMC while they enjoyed hors d'oeuvres and wine. Our 2015 honoree, Filmmaker Jill Scott Momaday, gave an overview of her new PBS documentary film, "Return to Rainy Mountain," which we will screen at our annual Gala Dinner celebrating her on September 10, 2015. Click here to join the New Mexico Committee.
May 3, 2015
Lunch in the jewelry studio. Photo by Judith Nix.

Poeh Museum Tour & Lunch

This tour of the Poeh Cultural Center and Museum featured artists Roxanne Swentzell and Fritz J. Casuse. Museum Director Phillip Karshis and staff provided an overview of this extraordinary Museum. The tour included a view of the tower, then a visit to the Roxanne Swentzell diorama where she talked about her work, then a jewelry casting demonstration by Fritz Casuse in the jewelry studio. The tour ended with a box lunch and an opportunity to visit the woodworking studio.

I am so grateful that you and your group spent so much time with us. We don't often have the opportunity to share with so many folks at one time. The energy level and engagement with you and your group is invigorating. Please know that you are ALWAYS welcome at the Poeh.
—Phil Karshis, Poeh Museum Director
April 18, 2015
Photo of Charlotte Jackson, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, by Judith Nix.

My Life in Art

This panel presentation at Charlotte Jackson Fine Art featured:
Charlotte Jackson, Gallerist
Laura Addison, Curator
Constance DeJong, Artist
Libby Lumpkin, Professor
MaLin Wilson, Writer

These talented women discussed their lives in art, and how being a woman affected them in their professional and personal lives. A tea party followed the presentation. This was a sold out event with more that 75 attendees.

Watch the YouTube video of this enlightening panel discussion.
January 28, 2015
The panel: Diane Stanley, Mary Tsiongas, Angie Yazzie, Catherine Zuromskis. Photo by Judith Nix.

Women & Creativity Luncheon

More than 60 women attended the annual Women & Creativity luncheon and panel presentation exploring how being a woman affects creativity. Held at La Posada de Santa Fe.

Diane Stanley - Illustrator
Mary Tsiongas - Artist
Angie Yazzie - Potter
Catherine Zuromskis -Scholar

Carol Olmstead - Writer and Feng Shui Master

On the question about how "failure" affects creativity:
When a pot breaks while I'm creating it I say to myself "Some one in the Spirit World needed it more."

Comments from an attendee:
This event was terrific. The women you chose for the panel were outstanding - each so very different, accomplished, and articulate. The moderator was fun and skilled. Thank you for doing this.
March 24, 2015

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