A letter from Louis Grachos, Phillips Executive Director of SITE Santa Fe:
Dear friends of SITE Santa Fe,
I was thrilled to see over 1,000 of our community members filling our galleries, experiencing the sights, scents, and sounds of the first in-person openings post-pandemic. Thank you. This is the beginning of sharing space again at SITE Santa Fe!
I’m writing today to let you know that a generous member has pledged to match each gift, up to $50,000, for SITE Santa Fe exhibitions and operations.
Every dollar received between now and December 31, 2021, will be doubled and channeled towards bringing you the broadest programming created by the most innovative New Mexico, national, and international artists of our time.
If you value bringing cutting-edge programing to Santa Fe and believe that art should be accessible to everyone, please remember SITE Santa Fe this giving season. We’ve heard your requests. In response, we are showcasing the most boundary-pushing, innovative artists in 2022. Your investment in SITE Santa Fe will assist in cultivating new vibrancy in our exhibitions as we feature established and emerging artists working in a variety of media.
With your investment today and the matching pledge of $50,000, our goal is to raise $100,000 to deliver diverse SITE Santa Fe programming accessible to the community with our Everyday Free Admission Program.
Ongoing from November 19, 2021, SITE Santa Fe is featuring Helen Pashgian: Presences, the first solo presentation of Los Angeles-based artist Helen Pashgian in New Mexico. This exhibition celebrates Pashgian’s five-decade career and her contributions to the Light and Space movement.
Your gift today will support Helen Pashgian’s exhibition, as well as the exciting exhibitions we have coming up in 2022.
In April of 2022, SITE will showcase Nani Chacon, a Diné (Navajo) and Chicana artist, whose exhibition will be installed in SITElab. In addition to her exhibition, SITE Santa Fe will host a collaborative wall drawing with teen artists in our Education Lab. Participating cohorts of students from the New Mexico School for the Arts, New Mexico School for the Deaf, Native American Community Academy, and Santa Fe Indian School will have the intimate opportunity of creating in tandem with Nani Chacon. The importance of her post-pandemic, in-person, tactile engagement for students in our community cannot be overstated.
On May 6, 2022, Jeffrey Gibson’s solo exhibition, drawing upon his Choctaw and Cherokee heritage and broader Indigenous culture, will feature a wide range of media, including figurative work, as well as painting and video. Jeffrey Gibson’s exhibition will feature a powerful performance created in collaboration with members of New Mexico’s Indigenous communities. We cannot wait to showcase his work!
Following Jeffrey Gibson’s exhibition, SITE Santa Fe will present a solo exhibition by Iranian-born artist Shirin Neshat. The exhibition centers on her body of work, Land of Dreams, which was created in New Mexico in 2019, and features a series of short videos from her Dreamers trilogy (2013-16). Without your support, we would not be positioned to bring engaging artists like Nani Chacon, Jeffrey Gibson, Shirin Neshat, and Helen Pashgian to Santa Fe’s Railyard district.
It is your investment of $250, $500, or $1,000 that ensures rich, diverse programs will continue and that community members will have the same unobstructed access to SITE Santa Fe via our Every Day Free Admission program.
Thank you for remembering us in your end-of-year giving. All gifts received on or before December 31, 2021, will be matched, up to $50,000.
Phillips Executive Director SITE Santa Fe