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Writers Conferences and Seminars


Santa Fe Writer’s Conference

Nature Writer’s Conference. Fort Burgwin Research Center, Taos

The New Fin de Siecle: Writers in the 90s

Taos Conference on Writing and the Natural World


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Academic Conferences and Seminars


Concourse on Southwestern Ceramics (1988) Held at the School for Advanced Research and the Laboratory of Anthropology.

New York / New Mexico 1900-1940: The Art Connection (1988)
Held at Santa Fe East Gallery. In the early 20th c painters from the East came to live and work in Santa Fe and Taos. Those who made the summer migration included Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, Andrew Dasburg and John Marin, who were members of the Stieglitz Circle; the social realists including John Sloan, Randall Davey, George Bellows, and Robert Henri. 

The Spice of Life: Kitchens and Gardens of the Southwest (1991)
August 12-14, 1991. La Posada Hotel, Santa Fe. This seminar, to honor the work of J.B. Jackson, will explore the issues involved in the creation of vernacular, or homemade gardens---particularly in the Southwest. Jackson writes of these gardens, “Even the poorest, even those which are meager and lonely and without grace, have the power to remind us of a rich common heritage.” We will look at pre-historic, historic, Pueblo, Spanish, and Anglo gardens and their different crops---with special focus on chile. 

The Days of Billy the Kid
Sept 11-15, 1991. Ruidoso, NM

Art of the Plains Indians Seminar (Third Annual)
April 11-13, 1991. Mus of Indian Arts and Culture

Kachinas in the Pueblo World: Worldview and Ritual
Oct 4-6, 1991. Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Skylight Conversations
Oct 28-Nov 4, 1991 Santa Fe, NM
This seven-day seminar explores contemporary Southwestern visual arts and the context out of which they have developed. It is an opportunity to meet artists in their studios, visit galleries, museums and nearby Pueblos, as well as an archaeological site. Limited to 12 participants. Faculty: Honey and Peter Chapin. 

Western Currents (Jan 22, 1994. Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe)
Collaboration with Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF). Writers who will jury the Western States Book Awards will present readings in Santa Fe. 1994 writers were Richard Shelton, Wanda Coleman, and Tim Sandlin

Navajo Weaving Since the Sixties  (Mar 10-13, 1994. Heard Museum, Phoenix)

From Heart to Hands: Stories in Quilts (Mar 31-Apr 2, 1995. Santa Fe). 
Symposium with artists, curators, and scholars; a trade show exposition with over 100 vendors; five gallery exhibitions throughout Santa Fe; and a post-conference workshop series.