Saturday, August 4, 2012

ART Santa Fe

 Installation at ART Santa Fe 2012. From left: Dara Mark, Janice Wall, Diane McGregor, Paula Roland.


 Installation at ART Santa Fe 2012. From left: Diane McGregor, Paula Roland, Danielle Shelley, Shaun Gilmore.


Last month, the Lady Minimalists Tea Society artist collective exhibited at the international art fair, ART Santa Fe. This was the debut exhibition for our group. Six other women artists and I belong to the collective, and we meet once a month to talk about our work and discuss exhibition opportunities.  It's a great group of women, and we all respect and admire each others' work. Minimalism functions as a conceptual and aesthetic starting point for some in the group and as a point of reaction for others. Each artist has adapted the minimalist aesthetic differently, yet we retain a shared sense of pared down processes, materials and/or color.  Our booth at ART Santa Fe was very well received, and we got a lot of exposure and critical interest. I am very proud to show with this group of extraordinary women: Shaun Gilmore, Dara Mark, Paula Roland, Danielle Shelley, Signe Stuart, and Janice Wall. For more information about our group, please visit http://www.ladyminimalists.com.

4 comments:

Stephanie Hoff Clayton said...

I'm sure this was great exposure for your group. How wonderful to be involved in such a collective.

Diane McGregor said...

Hi Stephanie - Yes, meeting and sharing thoughts about art with other women of like mind has been stimulating, inspiring, and affirming.

Kesha Bruce said...

Seems like a well organised, publicized and quite slick little fair. I'd love to hear more about it!

Diane McGregor said...

Kesha, ART Santa Fe is a very nice "boutique" international art fair. You can check out the participating galleries at http://www.artsantafe.com/exhibitors-2012.htm. For example, there were five galleries from Japan, one from Katmandu, and, amazingly, one from Afganistan. It was so interesting to meet and talk to these other exhibitors. The gallery from Kabul had some fascinating art, and their story was inspiring. All in all, it was a wonderful experience for the Lady Minimalists!