Axle Contemporary

A mobile gallery of contemporary art in Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

Axle Contemporary programming is supported by Axle Projects, Inc.  Axle Projects is supported through individual donations, and grants from the City of Santa Fe's 1% Lodgers' Tax and The McCune Charitable Foundation.  This project is made possible in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.    Exhibitions in the Santa Fe Railyard are made possible through the support of The Railyard Art Project.  If you are interested in supporting Axle Projects, visit the website here.

Axle Contemporary was founded in 2010 by artists Matthew Chase-Daniel and Jerry Wellman, as a collaborative work of art, and an innovative vehicle for arts distribution.  It has since grown beyond the confines of the mobile exhibition space, and also includes forays into book publishing, web-based exhibits, and other alternative venues for expanded and creative art exhibition.  See more here.

Matthew Chase-Daniel

Jerry Wellman

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5 Santa Fe Collage Artists
Ai Krasner
Craig Anderson
Brenda Euwer
Kathamann
John Voorhees

Exhibition continues through August 17th














Ai Krasner, Turning, 12" x 9", candy wrappers, 2014

Economologies

The series explores art and action related to the ecology of economies, art related to money, innovative and creative approaches to economics, and interrelations between the fields of economics and ecology.  The series includes an exhibition of visual art, roundtable discussions, performances, and installations.

CALL FOR ENTRIES


Economologies

Economologies is a series of events and exhibitions which explore art and action related to the ecology of economies, art related to money, innovative and creative approaches to economics, and interrelations between the fields of economics and ecology. Axle Contemporary will present an exhibition by artists who make art about money, with money, including artists minting their own versions of currency.  Works can address economics, relationship between economics and ecology, or alternative modalities of exchange.  Works may be critical, playful, hopeful, and beautiful.  We will select from entries a series of works to exhibit in the Axle Contemporary mobile gallery from August 22nd - September 14th. New Mexico-based artists only.   Deadline for submissions is July 31st.  Send images or website links and contact information to submissions@axleart.com.


Tool Art

We invite artists to send us images of tools of their own making: practical Playful, practical, outlandish, or fantastic.  We will select from entries a series of tools to exhibit in the Axle Contemporary mobile gallery from September 19th - October 12th.  New Mexico-based artists only.  Deadline for submissions is August 15th.  Send images or website links and contact information to submissions@axleart.com.


CSA

Community Supported Art: Apparel

Axle Contemporary is producing a subscription-only series of 4 limited-edition t-shirts, each by a different New Mexico-based artist.  This “CSA” will launch as part of our Economologies series.  Each will be screenprinted by Axle Contemporary on the front.  Monochrome images only.  We will select 4 artworks from the images submitted.    One will be released each quarter over the course of a year.  Royalties to artists will be determined based on the number of subscribers to the series. Deadline for submissions is September 15.  New Mexico-based artists only.  Send images or website links and contact information to submissions@axleart.com.

APPLY FOR

AN AXLE CONTEMPORARY NANOGRANT


What would you do with $10 to change the world, or to change your world?


An anonymous donor has created this project. Send your submission/proposal answering the above question (one page maximum) to submissions@axleart.com by Labor Day, September 1st. at midnight.  Free to apply! The donor will select 5 proposals which will be funded. Winning proposals will be announced at the AHA Festival on September 14th, and featured on the Axle Contemporary website.



Economologies


Economologies  explores art and action related to the ecology of economies, art related to money, innovative and creative approaches to economics, and interrelations between the fields of economics and ecology. The series includes an exhibition of visual art, roundtable discussions, performances, and installations. We aim to encourage a conversation around the intersections of economics, ecology and art, including critical commentary and new approaches and alternatives to the status quo.