Upcoming Events


Artist talk with Sam Scott

Join Sam Scott for an intimate walk-through of his new exhibition, Messages from the Wounded Healers. Infused with mythology and symbolism, this series of never-before-seen paintings has developed over the years since 9/11 as an examination of the earth’s destruction, persistence, and hope. During this special event, Scott shares the stories, characters, influences and places that appear in this massive body of work.
2:00p Saturday, August 23 - spector ripps project space, FREE

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Veterans for Peace present:

Kill Team

Adam Winfield, a 21-year-old infantryman in Afghanistan, attempted with the help of his father to alert the military to heinous war crimes his platoon was committing. When his father's pleas for help went unheeded, Adam was left to face his scornful platoon members, who threatened to silence him, permanently. Forced to choose between his conscience and his own survival, Adam finds himself drawn into a moral abyss. Winner of multiple festival awards, Dan Krauss’s phenomenal story of war and conscience offers a deep look at the machinery and psychology of the modern military. (U.S., 2013, 90m, DCP, Oscilloscope) 
2:00p Saturday, August 23 - Skype introduction by director Dan Krauss, followed by panel discussion

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Food + Water Watch NM presents:


Free Event! 
“Resistance”, a new film on the growing threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Be one of the first to see this important new film and learn what you can do locally to fight back against factory farm abuse of our life-saving medicines. This is a free screening but seating is limited.

Factory farms regularly give their animals daily, low doses of antibiotics to compensate for filthy living conditions and boost profits. In fact, a whopping 80% of antibiotics in the US are used on factory farms. This practice is breeding antibiotic-resistant bacteria and making the medicines we rely on to treat simple infections less effective when we actually need them.

We can't sit back and watch the dairy industry squander our life-saving medicines. We're working locally to call for federal action to ban factory farms from using antibiotics on healthy animals.

4:00p Saturday, September 6, call 505-750-4919 to RSVP

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Sustainable Sunday Film Series:

The Age of Stupid

The year is 2055, and in a world devastated by mankind’s lack of foresight, one soul (Pete Postlewaite) seeks the answers to why we let our planet fall to ruin. Looking over archive footage from the year 2007, he sees everyone talking about the damaging effects of global warming, but no one bothering to take the action required to reverse the troubling trend. Presented by Citizen’s Climate Lobby. (U.K., 2009, 92m, digital video)
12:30p Sunday, Aug 24 • $5 suggested donation, with Councilman Peter Ives to discuss Santa Fe's Climate Change Task Force

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Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival presents:

The Sturgeon Queens

"Grade A ...Tasty!” –Palm Beach Post   "Sharper than a Nova slicing knife" –TimeOut New York 
What do Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, chef Mario Batali, New Yorker writer Calvin Trillin, and 60 Minutes correspondent Morley Safer have in common? Come to The Sturgeon Queens and find out.

100-year-old Hattie Russ Gold and her sister 92-year-old Anne Russ Federman have life stories that hit all the keynotes of the American Jewish immigrant experience. They are the two surviving daughters from the famed lox and herring emporium Russ & Daughters on New York’s Lower East Side. The Sturgeon Queens, winner of Audience Choice Awards at the San Diego, Los Angeles and Palm Beach Jewish Film Festivals, is their family’s story. 

11:00 AM  Sunday, September 7, with live klezmer music, complimentary coffee & rugelach and optional smoked fish brunch.  Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at door, smoked fish brunch extra. To purchase, go to www.SantaFeJFF.org


Instameet Santa Fe!

CCA hosts the second Santa Fe Instameet! The event will activate the entirety of CCA’s campus with multiple photography opportunities – including portrait set-ups with studio lighting. Come meet and greet local and international Instagrammers and make Instagram history. Pop-up restaurant by Paper Dosa and a cash bar. Mountain. Desert. Mirror. an exhibition featuring photographs by Santa Fe-based Instagrammers Erin Azouz and Ja Soon Kim opens in the Cinematheque Lobby. #HowToSantaFe is a project lead by 12FPS and in collaboration with Anagr.am and JLH Media. Funding provided by Santa Fe Economic Development Department with support from Mayor Javier Gonzales.
Friday, September 12: 6 – 10pm // Cinematheque Lobby and Muñoz Waxman Main Gallery, FREE


Evolving Intentions in Public Art

In recent years, public art has grown beyond monumental bronze and stone sculpture to push the definitions of art, through new methods of engagement. Increasingly, public art involves ephemeral and time-based works, guerrilla actions, and social interventions. One may encounter public projects in the midst of everyday life, opening an unexpected window of interaction. This one-day symposium will feature presentations of specific projects in the morning, followed by a roundtable discussion in the afternoon. The audience is invited to participate  in a discussion addressing goals, results, and future questions proposed by new socially engaging ways of working. Presented in conjunction with Axle Contemporary’s Economologies event series.

Some of the participants include: Paula Castillo, Paula Castillo, Alysha Shaw, Issa Nyaphaga, Erin Elder (CCA), Sanjit Sethi (SFAI), Edie Tsong (Snow Poems), Dominique Mazeaud (Rivers Run Through Us), Aly Kreikemeier (El Otro Lado), Vince Kadlubek (Meow Wolf), Molly Sturges (COAL/Littleglobe), Christy Hengst (Birds in the Park), Jerry Wellman (Axle Art) and Matthew Chase-Daniel (Axle Art and Gourd Signs). Roundtable moderated by Michelle Laflamme-Childs of NM Arts.
Saturday, September 13: 9am-1pm and/or 3pm-5:30pm // CCA Living Room, $10 suggested donation


AHA Festival of Progressive Arts

The CCA shop travels to the Santa Fe Railyard! Come visit our booth at the AHA Festival and pick up some locally crafted artist’s goods. There will be live music, great art, and lots to do and see. For a full schedule visit AHA’s website at: ahafestival.com
Sunday, September 14: 1pm – 9:30pm // Santa Fe Railyard, FREE


Live Music/Silent Film: THE WIND with The Invincible Czars

The band: “A rare breed…. renowned for eclectic and sophisticated compositions.”
A cult favorite from Austin travels north to create a live soundtrack to the classic THE WIND. The Inivincible Czars fuse a stunning array of music into a smart, atmopheric sound; and Victor Seastrom’s classic film follows a strong woman (Lillian Gish) who moves to a god-forsaken town, only to find herself in increasingly difficult circumstances, including the near-constantly howling wind. The screenplay is by the legendary Frances Marion. (U.S., 1928, 95m, digital video)

7:30p Thursday, September 25 • $10 in advance/$12 at door


Perspectives on Healing the Body

Interact with the exhibition in a unique and dynamic form. After recently finishing yoga teacher training, former CCA staffer Naomi Gibbons will lead a Vinyasa yoga class amongst Chuck Ginnever’s sculptures, providing the chance to truly see ‘New Perspectives’ from all angles. Invite art and movement to heal your body through this Vinyasa flow. Please bring all your yoga essentials: mat, towel,
comfortable clothing and water.

Saturday, October 4: 2pm // Muñoz Waxman Main Gallery, $10


Gallery Nights Kick-Off

Enjoy an after-work cocktail and check out the exhibition, learn a new skill and grab a bite to eat! CCA kicks off new evening hours with hands-on workshops, partnering with food trucks and local bars to create a socially engaging gallery experience. Mark your calendars for a fabulous evening of art and entertainment every second Thursday at Gallery Nights. This month CCA’s programming coordinator, Angie Rizzo, will be leading a geometric paper shape-making workshop complete with a contest and prizes! Let’s see who can fold the fastest...
Thursday, October 9: 5 – 9pm // Muñoz Waxman Main Gallery, $5


Harness the Night Sky

CCA takes a field trip! Simone Seagle, assistant director of Space Science at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science will lead a workshop on celestial navigation and mythology. Using the stars, simple geometry, and the horizon we will learn how to locate ourselves in the landscape and become more aware of our surroundings. See the sky close-up through a telescope and enjoy the 360-degree views from Veteran’s Memorial Outlook. Come early to take advantage of this rare opportunity to witness the sunset in Tent Rocks, and bundle-up as the temperature will drop once the sun goes down.
Saturday, October 11: 7pm (weather permitting) // Tent Rocks, $7 suggested donation – (Tent Rocks park fee waived for attendees)


Three Muses Drawing Extravaganza

Bring your easels and drawing materials for an evening of figure drawing at the CCA. Not one but THREE nude female models will pose and interact with the exhibition, allowing for unexpected and unique figure-drawing opportunities. John Tollett and Eric Thomson, hosts of two of Santa Fe’s longest running drawing groups at Argos Studio, will be lead a 4-hour drawing session at CCA. This special evening will also include snacks and a chance to check out the exhibition after-hours. To RSVP, email .
Saturday, October 25: 5 – 9pm // Muñoz Waxman Main Gallery, $18, RSVP required


Play + Write + Share

Instructors and participants from an on-going series of workshops called PLAY + WRITE + MIX read their poetry and prose and display their projects at this final celebratory event. Members of Cut+Paste Society as well as board members of New Mexico Literary Arts will read. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served. PLAY + WRITE + MIX is a series of three affordable workshops in October that explore writing through traditional and contemporary visual communication. The workshops are open to the public and cost $10 each. Scholarships available. For more information see www.nmliteraryarts.org or contact . Registration begins Sept. 1.
Sunday, October 26: 2-3:30pm // CCA Living Room and Muñoz Waxman Main Gallery, FREE


CCA Artist Supper Club

This new and exciting venture to support CCA for its 35th anniversary was launched by a group of Santa Fe artists. These accomplished artists are serving as hosts and chefs for very special suppers during the months of May - September 2014. Each artist has designed a memorable multi-course dining experience for their guests as well as a personal home and studio tour. See below to learn more about these wonderful artists and their supper plans.

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