Upcoming mobile gallery schedule
Broadsides begins July 17.
Send us images and proposals, if you'd like to show at Axle.
works on paper, installation, performance
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, and alternative venues for expanded and creative art exhibition. See more here.
Call for Entries
exterior wheatpaste series
exhibition begins July 17-- Round One: Basia Irland
We are creating a series of exhibitions, BROADSIDES, on the exterior of the mobile gallery. People will design works to be printed and wheat-pasted to the sides and back of Axle. We will print and paste up the selected works and park the gallery around Santa Fe where people can see the work while walking or driving, and while maintaining safe practices.
Now is an unusual and poignant time in our world. We encourage people to send work for consideration that engages and contributes to one or more of the important issues that are foremost in the public dialogue at this time such as the Covid-19 pandemic, police violence and racial Inequity in our culture, and climate change. We encourage critique as well as work which visualizes how we might start living in the world we want to see.
Learn more and apply here.
Poetry & Art
Congratulations to Elizabeth Jacobson, recipient of a Poets Laureate Fellowship from The American Academy of Poets, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, to support this project for Santa Fe!
Santa Fe Poet Laureate Elizabeth Jacobson
Santa Fe Community Screenprinting
Santa Fe Community Gallery
COVID-19 isolation activity
2017 NM/AZ Book Award winning coloring book
Each week, for five weeks Axle Contemporary Press will release a chapter, including writing and coloring book illustrations, ready for you to print out and color in.
If you prefer, you can buy the book here.
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 FUNd of the Albuquerque Community 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.