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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Where to find us

Our location varies, changing every day.  The note above changes daily and tells you where we are.  If you want to plan ahead, here is our general weekly route.  Call ahead as this is subject to change.  670-7612

Mon:  Closed

Tues: Farmers Market 9-12

Wed:  La Montañita 11-1

Thurs: Counter Culture 11-1

Fri: Variable

Sat: Farmers Market 9-12

Sun: Canyon Road 11-5

Call for Entries

CURRENTS 2015 at Axle

Opens June 12th, 2015

Send us your proposal for New Media Art in our Mobile Gallery

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IAIA Blood Quantum Drive: Making Relatives

IAIA Blood Quantum Drive: Making Relatives

November 7th - December 4th

Students at the Institute of American Indian Arts are collaborating with Axle Contemporary Gallery, bringing the “IAIA Blood Quantum Drive: Making Relatives” project to the streets of Santa Fe. Directed by Professor Dana Chodzko, the student designed and built environment will engage and educate the public about historical and controversial Indigenous issues.

"We would like to share the injustice and impact of laws that have forced tribes to diminish membership over time. We hope to create awareness and reverse the effect of Blood Quantum by inviting everyone to become a member of the IAIA tribe. We will be issuing Certificates of Indigenous Blood (CIB cards) during the extent of our show in hopes that we can share the philosophy that we are all one people."


Claver Garcia, Shontysa Joe, LaShawn Medicine Horn, Monty Little, August Walker, Journeyway Price, Charles Rencountre, Brian Keith, Elroy Fox, Dana Chodzko


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