Upcoming Exhibitions

Wilderness Acts

Bobbe Besold, Todd Brown, Lisa Freeman, Cheri Ibes, Don Kennell, Ana MacArthur, Jacqueline Mallegni, Dominique Mazeaud, Michael Motley, Mayumi Nishida, Conrad Skinner

2 Locations:
The Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve:  Sept 28- Nov. 9
Axle Mobile Gallery: Oct 17 - Nov 6 (www.axleart.com for daily location)

Reception for the artists
Sunday, October 19th, 1-4 pm, at The Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve

The Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve is a 35-acre nature preserve located just south of Santa Fe. The preserve is adjacent to El Rancho de las Golondrinas in La Cienega. This rare natural cienega, or “marsh”, hosts a bountiful diversity of plants and wildlife.  Photos of the preserve and the evolving artworks are here.

DIRECTIONS: The preserve is located on the I-25 West Frontage Road south of Santa Fe. From I-25 take Exit 271 for “La Cienega” and turn onto West Frontage Road heading north. The parking lot entrance is 1½ miles north after turning onto West Frontage Road.  Hours: Saturdays: 9-12, Sundays: 1-4

Wilderness Acts
at The Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve

Sept 28- Nov. 9
Hours: Saturdays: 9-12, Sundays: 1-4
Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve
Artists are creating ephemeral sculptural artworks using natural wild-crafted materials in sites along the main path in the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve in La Cienega.  The artwork can be seen on-site throughout the month of October and in early November.  Visitors to the exhibition will be given a map identifying each artwork/location.

We can also arrange group visits to view the exhibition at LCWP during times when preserve is normally closed.  Contact us at info@axleart.com for more information.


Wilderness Acts
at Axle Contemporary Mobile Gallery

Oct. 17 - Nov. 9
www.axleart.com for daily location

A companion exhibition of related works by the same artists,  in the Axle Contemporary mobile gallery.

IAIA Blood Quantum Drive: Making Relatives

IAIA Blood Quantum Drive: Making Relatives

November 7th - December 4th

Opening: Friday, Nov. 7th, 3:30-6:30

at the Allan Houser Sculpture/Foundry Building as part of the open house and dedication ceremony, on the IAIA campus at 83 Avan Nu Po Road, Santa Fe NM 87508

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


Daily location throughout the exhibition at:


Out of SITE!

December 5th - 7th

5” x 7” artworks from past SITE Unseen Fundraisers.

Artist names revealed

$150 each

Proceeds benefit SITE Santa Fe and Axle Projects