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.  The Renga Project is possible, in part, through support from Santa Fe Jin, New Mexico Literary Arts, The New Mexico Humanities Council, and business sponsors. E Pluribus Unum: Albuquerque is funded in part with support from The City of Albuquerque, The Albuquerque Community Foundation, and 516 ARTS.  The Royal Breadshow is funded in part by SITE Santa Fe’s SPREAD funding. 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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The Renga Project
is live in the Railyard between SITE & W21 on Callejon, by the tracks.
Join us each Friday at 4:45pm as we hang a new stanza
 next up:
Deborah Casillas: 4/18
Henry Shukman 4/25 
Britta Andersson: 5/2


The original Axle T-Shirt

is now available online here

for only $20.

We’d like to see what you are doing.

If you’d be interested in exhibiting in our installation or performance art series, send your ideas to: submissions@axleart.commailto:submissions@axleart.comHome_files/renga%201_1.jpgshapeimage_2_link_0

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E Pluribus Unum: Albuquerque

an Axle Contemporary project in

Heart of the City at 516 ARTS

516 Central Ave, SW, Albuquerque, NM
Exhibition continues through May 3
Visit for more info

The Royal Breadshow
an Axle Contemporary Project
SITE Santa Fe

Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art 

Exhibition through May 18th
Visit for info 

Visit our Royal Breadshow page to learn about the project and how you can be involved.  A few images of the installation at SITE here.

Winner of SITE Santa Fe’s Spread 4.0 crowdsourced microfunding initiative.

Order an archival print of your portrait here.

The book can be purchased online here.


Come see the Axle Contemporary Fermentation Laboratory

at The Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe, through May 30th:  More info here.