FOR ARTISTS: a problem-solving, discussion-based Salon for motivated mid-career Artists who have reached (perhaps), an impasse in their pursuit of success and/or satisfaction in their work and career.
We will identify the professional pitfalls and personal stumbling blocks encountered by the participants in today's complicated Art World and "excavate" the causes and explore workable solutions.
Eight consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 beginning February 18th
Limited to ten Artists. Inspiring guests. Facilitated by Linda Durham. Light refreshments.
“VIDEO OF LINDA'S TALK AT THE NEW MEXICO MUSEUM OF ART ”
NOTE: THIS TALK WAS GIVEN IN MAY 2013: YOUTUBE LINK
For more than thirty years, Linda Durham has helped shape the contemporary-art scene of Santa Fe through her gallery, in its various incarnations, and her numerous projects that meld art and advocacy. Although she closed the doors of her gallery in 2011, Durham continues to reinvent herself and her relationship to the arts. In this lively and provocative talk, Durham will share her reminiscences of the many New Mexico artists with whom she has worked over the years and her perspective on the ups and downs of the Santa Fe art market from the 1970's to today. Join us for thirty years in the creative life of a "Santa Fe Original."
Co-sponsored by Friends of Contemporary Art + Photography and the New Mexico Museum of Art
“WONDER SUNDAY SALON”
Join Artists, Writers, and Creative Thinkers for informal topic-driven discussions on issues of our Times. Hosted by Linda Durham---with scintillating guests. PHOTO CREDIT: Jil McGurn
Suggested Donation: $20
"ADVANCED SALON FOR ARTISTS" (FULL)
All Summer long and into the Fall, artists have been meeting at The Wonder Salon, in groups of ten or twelve, to ponder some of the important topics of the changing World of Art: the economy, the Internet, the explosive proliferation of artists and galleries along with an accompanying shortage of serious venues. Good food, trust, curiosity and stimulating discussions made the Salons at TWI a welcome way-station for serious Artists.
This new and advanced Salon offers each artist an opportunity to install their work in the "small, well-lighted" Institute Gallery for advanced critique. For one week, the artist is invited to share it with collectors and friends by arrangement. Last week, the presenting Artist was Sandra Filippucci whose larger exhibition was the first major show at the Institute since the 2012 show of work by Clayton Campbell ("Words I Learned Since 9/11"). The Wonder Institute will continue to exhibit Filippucci's paintings through November.
Limited to Twelve Participants
“RE-DIRECTIONS: Studio Visits"
Results-oriented Studio Visits. One-on-one with Linda Durham in your Studio. Un-rushed conversation and consultation addressing your particular questions, needs, and individual professional goals. Discuss, plan, and implement ideas and actions to aid you in building the career and Art Life you desire.
Fees may vary depending upon studio location and length of visit.
Santa Fe area: $195 for a single session
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LINDA DURHAM RECOMMENDS!
PHIL'S SPACE - Santa Fe's alternative contemporary art space.
"Drawing Room: Works on Paper by Eugene Newmann and John Connell"
Last Friday evening, I attended a remarkable exhibition at PHIL'S SPACE. If you haven't been there, go. If you are unfamiliar with these great artists, go. This is an exhibition that shows a deep and lifelong collaborative friendship between two artists: Eugene Newmann and John Connell. This is the time to collect these artists.
1410 Second Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Show runs from October 11 through November 8, 2013
"The Wonder Institute Summer Salon Series provided an essential platform for meaningful exchange among visual artists living and working in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico. Each salon posed and discussed difficult questions, leaving me with a sense of clarity, renewed inquiry and motivation at pivotal juncture in my development as a painter." --Leslie Ayers
"Linda created an experience among peers that allowed each of us to share and discuss our point of views freely as well as broaden our community." --Kelly Eckel
Sept 15 to Oct 13, 2013
(was extended through November)