Featured Summer Exhibit at ART Santa Fe 2015
Kasum Contemporary Continues to Set Precedents for Oklahoma’s Contemporary Art Scene
Kasum Contemporary Fine Art will be exhibiting at ART Santa Fe International Contemporary Art Fair; 4th Place Winner USA Today’s Top Ten Art Fairs & Festivals! ART Santa Fe celebrates fifteen successful years this summer, July 9-12. This year the fair’s international galleries will hail from Japan, South Africa, Chile, Cuba, and Korea. With the fair’s intimate scale and the relaxed, artistic vibe of the city, ART Santa Fe visitors enjoy a one-on-one connection with exciting contemporary art. ART Santa Fe continues its long-standing tradition of presenting carefully juried, high-quality contemporary and modern art galleries. The Fair is again one of three partners in the Santa Fe Art Trifecta, a spectacular fusion of three major art events; The International Folk Art Market and SITE Santa Fe round out the triumvirate. Kasum Contemporary Fine Art will be the first gallery invited to exhibit from Oklahoma in the history of ART Santa Fe’s annual global gallery exhibition.
Designated as one of UNESCO’s Creative Cities, Santa Fe is a globally familiar art destination. The city claims the second largest art market in the United States and draws visitors from across the country and internationally. The Wall Street Journal’s Smart Money magazine recently noted “Santa Fe is dotted with 240 art galleries and is the home of ART Santa Fe, an international art fair that attracts buyers and tourists from around the world. The Santa Fe art scene is one of the best you will find anywhere.” With years of experience ART Santa Fe remains unique in the art world, offering art buyers an opportunity that goes beyond the fair’s doors. A world-class destination city, Santa Fe will offer art events for visitors from around the world.
Kasum Contemporary Fine Art will be exhibiting a selection of the gallery’s in state and out of state creatives including 12 Oklahoma Artists. The list of Oklahoma Artists includes Thomas Batista, Jonelle T. McCoy, Michelle Himes McCrory, Brett McDanel, Stacey D. Miller, Morgan Robinson, Barbara Scott, Mark Sisson, Kevin Stark, Joe Turk, Jane Turnbull, and Katherine Liontas-Warren. The gallery will also exhibit works by Brian Allan, Mary Bechtol, Andrew Scott Dejesse, Jeannette L. Herrera, Laurie Pace, Theresa Paden, and Stephen St. Claire.
The appeal and success of ART Santa Fe is refreshed by the ever-evolving complexion of the fair. Recently added features include the “Artist’s Solo” spaces — kiosks that present the work of one juried individual artist. ART Santa Fe’s special installations are more than the buzz of the fair; they are often major art news. This year Art Santa Fe will feature an installation by Cuban artist Aurora Molina with her “Los Pioneros” kinetic sculpture. Fresh perspectives will also emanate from Radius Books’ Do Books Matter and the film preview of “Alumbrones” depicting life as an artist in Cuba.
The ART Santa Fe experience is enhanced by events such as the always-anticipated ART Santa Fe Presents keynote address, which has been delivered by celebrated art luminaries ranging from art historian Robert Hughes to architect and designer of the Bilbao Guggenheim, Frank Gehry. This July another superstar of the art world will grace the podium at the ART Santa Fe Presents lecture: Don Bacigalupi, Founding President of George Lucas’s planned Lucas Museum of Narrative Art and former President of Alice Walton‘s Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
Please join Kasum Contemporary Fine Art this summer for Art Santa Fe 2015 and help to celebrate fifteen years of introducing galleries from around the world to the contemporary market.
For More Information or VIP Passes Please Contact:
Tony Morton, Director Kasum Contemporary Fine Art