Thursday, December 13, 2018

Call for Artists at the Main Library

Artists wishing to exhibit their work at the Main Library, 145 Washington Ave., should fill out a Main Library Art Application. The Art Committee will meet next on January 2, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in the Pick Room at the Main Library to meet with prospective artists and schedule art shows for the year. For more information, please see our website:

The Santa Fe Public Library accepts applications from local artists for consideration of art exhibits. All applicants must live in the city or county of Santa Fe, be eligible for a library card, and follow the Information and Exhibit Guidelines and Art Exhibit Policy.

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Last chance to view the Confinement in the Land of Enchantment at Southside until December 11

You still have a chance to see the Confinement in the Land of Enchantment exhibit 
at the Southside Branch Library until Tuesday, December 11.
We graciously thank the NMJACL for the opportunity to host this amazing exhibit!

Friday Afternoon Art on Dec. 7 is a stop on the new Holiday Passport from the Santa Fe Arts Commission

The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission is excited to announce the launch of the Holiday Youth Culture Passport. Based on the successful Summer Youth Culture Passport, the Holiday Passport offers kids and their guardians free events happening in Santa Fe from December 1, 2018 through January 1, 2019. 

The Holiday Passport is available on a just-launched smartphone application, making it easy to use. The app is available to Android users on at Google Play and iPhone users on iTunes. It is free to download and use:

The next Friday Afternoon Art (Gift Making: December 7) is listed as one of the stops.  It's digital application only.  Families download the app, scan the code, and the kids can claim a prize also (from the SFAC).

Monday, December 03, 2018

“Made on Route 66” film presentation at the Main Library, Sunday, December 9, 2:00 p.m.

Load the family into the VW bus, hop into your jalopy, rev up your Thunderbird! New Mexico film historian Jeff Berg presents a FREE motion picture road trip along Route 66!  
"Made on Route 66" is a compilation series showcasing movies made along the Mother Road; it will play at the Main Library (145 Washington Ave.) on Sunday, December 9 at 2 p.m.
The show will screen clips from beloved movies ('The Grapes of Wrath', 'Rain Man') and buried treasures, such as 'Damnation Alley' and 'Starman' and several other Arizona, New Mexico and California-made films as well. Berg provides behind-the-scenes anecdotes along with tongue-in-cheek and critical insight along the way and audience participation is strongly encouraged. 
Additional featured film clips will include 'How the West Was Won', 'Easy Rider', 'Route 66', 'Forrest Gump' and 'Mars Attacks!', among many others. It will truly be a nostalgic trip down memory lane on one of the most famous and celebrated (and well-traveled) roads in the world.
Jeff Berg is a Santa Fe, NM-based freelance writer, film reviewer, and New Mexico film historian. He was also a board member and event planner for the Mesilla Valley Film Society in Las Cruces, NM for 12 years and the Assistant Manager of the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe.
For the past eight years, he has traveled around New Mexico from corner to corner presenting his noted film clip series which features clips of movies made in New Mexico, doing live narration for each show. 
As a writer, Berg's work has authored two books, 'New Mexico Filmmaking' * a history of movies made in NM, and the brand new 'Historic Movie Theatres of NM', released in July. His work has appeared in numerous regional publications including New Mexico and True West Magazines, Film Comment Magazine, Desert Exposure (Silver City, NM), and the Santa Fe New Mexican. 
This FREE event is sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library.