September 13, 14, 15 & 16 at Buffalo Thunder Resort
Santa Fe, New Mexico
The Fifth Biennial Artists' Materials Expo 2012: Creative Spirit is an assembly of artists' materials manufacturers, artists, art professionals, and the creative public. Artisan has sponsored and held these gatherings in Santa Fe since 2000. We've got 72 booths, 99 workshops, and ongoing Free Demos. All the Workshops & Instructors are on the site now, and open for registration. Schedules for Exhibitors, Free Demos and Book Signings - will be available on this site soon!
This year we are proud to announce that The Artist Magazine has joined us to co-sponsor the event. Expo will be held this year at Buffalo Thunder Resort, 10 minutes north of Santa Fe. Expo 2012 will be an even bigger event with great artists, a fabulous selection of world-class art materials at discount prices, as well as opportunities to take classes and explore new ways of thinking and working creatively.
Check the workshops and mark the dates on your calendar!
Hours & Information
Admission to the Expo is FREE. The exhibit hall at the convention center will be open and free to the public with a quick sign-in for a badge. The exhibit hall will have 72 booths of manufacturers selling artist materials at fantastic prices! A shipping service will be on site to help you send your packages home.
|Fri, Sept. 14:||10 am to 5 pm|
|Sat, Sept. 15:||10 am to 5 pm|
|Sun, Sept. 16:||10 am to 3 pm |
Please remember: The exhibit hall will NOT be open to the public on Thursday, September 13th. Manufacturers will be setting up their booths.
|Thu, Sept. 13:||9 am to 4 pm (includes a 1-hour break for lunch) |
|Fri, Sept. 14:||9 am to 12 pm / 1 - 4 pm / 5 - 8 pm|
|Sat, Sept. 15:||9 am to 12 pm / 1 - 4 pm / 5 - 8 pm|
|Sun, Sept. 16:||9 am to 12 pm|
Don't forget to REGISTER EARLY!!
|All-Day Class:||$140. + tax / 9am-4pm (includes a 1-hour break for lunch) |
|3-Hour Class:|| $75. + tax|
Class InformationClasses begin Thursday, September 13th, and will run through Sunday, September 16th. For best selection, register early online, by phone, by fax, or mail. You may add classes on site, and classes that are still open will be listed at the registration desk. Cancellations must happen in writing before August 14th for a full refund, and before August 29th for a 50% refund. After August 29th, there are absolutely no refunds. There will be a $15 class switching fee per class.
Materials Lists are available online, under the Class Description. For most classes, materials are included. Make sure you check the class description for personal resources to bring. All-Day workshop participants are expected to show up ready to paint. If you will need materials, order early on Artisan's website.
When You ArriveIf you registered online, the only confirmation you will receive will be by email. If you donʼt use email you will still be in the system. If possible, print out the class confirmation email and bring it with you.
Please arrive at the registration desk prior to the start of your first class in order to check your room assignments. You will see the signs and be directed by staff members. The facility is easily accessible and in compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act.
SELL YOUR WORK IN SANTA FE, PAY FOR YOUR WORKSHOP!
Sign Up and Show Up With Your Creative Spirit
Gallery is open to anyone who registers for a class (limited to one, ready-to-hang artwork). Register for your Expo Workshop(s), and bring a piece of your artwork to hang for sale in our Artist Direct Gallery. Download and fill out the Direct Gallery Tag, and bring it with your ready-to-hang artwork. When you register for a workshop be sure to register for “Artist Direct Gallery". This will let us know you plan to show, and reserve a space. We will supply the security hangers and the professional gallery director to facilitate hanging and sales. Artist Direct Participants who hang work will be eligible for Gallery raffle prizes. Think positive; there were many sales of artwork in 2009!
- Size: 20” x 20” maximum, labeled, wired and ready to hang
- Value ceiling: $750. Sales tax will be added at the cash register.
- Artist commission: 75% of Artist Direct Gallery price.
- Gallery commission: 25% will be taken off the sale, please include this in your pricing.
- Exhibit at your own risk: Artist Direct Gallery will make every reasonable attempt to insure the safety of the works. (24 hr. guards)
If you plan to bring your work, register early because space is limited. Keep in mind: first come, first served.
Artist Direct Gallery will receive artwork during these times:
|Thursday, Sept. 13: || Artist Direct space open 12 pm - 5 pm for drop-off ONLY|
|Friday, Sept. 14:|| Artist Direct gallery open 10 am - 5 pm (ongoing drop off and pick up)|
| || Artist Direct Gallery OPENING: 5 - 7 pm|
|Saturday, Sept 15:|| Artist Direct gallery open 10 am - 5 pm (ongoing drop-off and pick up) |
|Sunday, Sept 16:|
Artist Direct gallery open 10 am - 4 pm (mostly ongoing pick-up)
Artist Direct space open 3 pm - 4 pm for PICK-UP ONLY
How Artist Direct Gallery works
Artist Direct Gallery is a four day exhibition for Expo workshop participants. There are 500 available spaces. You bring in your artwork Thursday afternoon or before your class. You sign the artwork in with the gallery director on the inventory sheet. Please make sure your information is complete on the tag for your artwork (Click to download PDF file). If someone wants to buy your work, a ticket is written up and they take it to the cash register and pay for the artwork. They bring back the paid receipt and may then take the work. If your piece sells, we’ll send you a check, less 25% following the Expo. You will receive a copy of the reciept from the sale with a check.
IMPORTANT: All unsold work must be picked up before 4pm Sunday - sorry,no exceptions. Artisan is not responsible for shipping any artwork. Pak Mail (505.989.7380) will handle all shipping during exhibition hours.
Check 'Expo Updates' in the boxed column on the Expoartisan homepage. That's where we will post drop off instructions, and further details
DOWNLOAD ARTIST DIRECT GALLERY TAG INFORMATION
(Info included on the Artist Direct Gallery Tag, which you can download with the above link.)
Address/current for mailing check:
Title of Work:
Price if work is for sale:
Buffalo Thunder Resort is located at 20 Buffalo Thunder Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87506. There is lots of free parking. For a convention center floor plan and more information: View/print map/directions to the Buffalo Thunder. The Tewa room and Pueblo floor plan (in a pdf document) can be downloaded here. It's located ten minutes north of Santa Fe, surrounded by the majestic Sangre de Christo and Jemez mountains. Buffalo Thunder has a website, www.BuffaloThunder.com, with a link to the center with information on parking, floor plan and breakout rooms, as well as lodging and directions.
We were able to get a fantastic special room rate of $129 per night for the Expo. You can make your reservations HERE.
Hotel Activities and Restaurant Information:
Be sure to mention the Expo when you call for our special rate. Call Buffalo Thunder Info at 505.455.5555.
Or, click HERE to go directly to the Hilton/Expo2012 webpage.
On Thursday evening, September 13th, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm, Artisan will host the ARTe-Vendor party at Buffalo Thunder Resort. High Altitude, a very popular local band, will be providing dance music as the evening progresses.
Vendors will be in attendance. A southwestern buffet will be served. A cash bar will be available. If you will be ordering from the bar, you must show an ID, including all you Boomers - rules of the establishment. We're sure everyone will enjoy the compliment.
This is the annual kick-off event for the Expo and is definitely a fun way to start Expo and dance the night away. Attendance is limited so sign up quickly.