CURRENTS NEW MEDIA 2017

June 9-25, 2017

Visit Santa Fe

Visit Santa Fe, New Mexico and encounter the evolving history of the American West. From traditional Native American and Spanish Colonial culture, to Contemporary Art, to the Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories and the Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe EDD-Logo-Nov2015-01and New Mexico encompass the human experience from ancient culture to cutting edge Art and Science. This extraordinary stew of ideas and influences makes Santa Fe the ideal location for the CURRENTS NEW MEDIA festival. Attending the festival is a great opportunity to visit Santa Fe and the rest of our beautiful state.

Getting to Santa Fe is easier than you think. One scenic hour away from the Albuquerque International Sunport, Santa Fe also has its own Municpal Airport, with flights to and from Los Angeles, Denver and Dallas/Ft. Worth. More information can be found at the City of Santa Fe’s official travel site.


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Outdoor and Statewide Activities

516 Arts
516 ARTS is an independent, nonprofit arts and education organization operating a museum style gallery in the center of Downtown Albuquerque at 516 Central Avenue between 5th and 6th Streets. 516 ARTS offers adventurous programs that address current issues in world culture, presenting innovative and interdisciplinary exhibitions, events and educational activities in a variety of art forms, including visual and literary arts, film/video and music.

Openings and events at 516 ARTS draw large, diverse crowds and generate excitement, dialogue and interaction among artists and the public. Schools and community groups visit the exhibitions for educations tours and activities throughout the exhibitions. 516 ARTS is known for its leadership of collaborations that have drawn national and international audiences and media coverage. 516 ARTS collaborates with an array of arts organizations, academic and civic institutions in our region and beyond, which expands the exposure of the artists we present as well as the reach and impact of our programs.
Center for the Arts
The mission of the Lea County Commission for the Arts is to provide leadership, vision, and support to ensure the availability and diversity of the arts in Lea County. The objective of the commission is to promote excellence in the further development of the visual, literary and performing arts in Lea County.
Dale Ball Trails
The Dale Ball Trail system is a 22 mile network of trails in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Located a short distance from downtown Santa Fe, it is the quickest way to get from the city into the mountains. It offers great opportunities for beginners and advanced hikers alike, along with amazing views of both the surrounding wilderness and back towards the city. The trail features a unique numbered sign system at each trail junction to provide easy navigation, as well as connecting to other local trails, including the Nature Conservancy, Dorothy Stewart and Atalaya Trails.
Electronic Arts @ the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
The Interdisciplinary Film & Digital Media Program (IFDM) at the University of New Mexico is a model of interdisciplinary education giving our students necessary critical, creative, and technical skills to apply digital technologies in innovative and productive ways. Established in 2005 under the State of New Mexico’s Media Industries Strategy Plan (MISP), IFDM is built on existing strengths in the Anderson School of Management, Arts and Sciences, College of Fine Arts, and the School of Engineering. The IFDM Program has four objectives: Integrate Filmmaking and Digital Media, Build a Native New Mexican Hollywood, Train the Citizens of New Mexico, and Foster Research.

This is not an open call. More NMNM info to come.
Galisteo Basin Preserve
The Galisteo Basin Preserve open space is planned to include 50 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails. These publicly accessible trails are intended to invite exploration and celebration of this landscape by Preserve residents and visitors alike.
Ghost Ranch
“…The skies and land are so enormous, and the detail so precise and exquisite that wherever you are you are isolated in a glowing world between the macro and the micro.”
- Ansel Adams
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Visit New Mexico's 19 Pueblos

The Pueblo people are located primarily in New Mexico, however, at one time the Pueblo's homeland reached into the states of Colorado and Arizona. Pueblo people rooted in this region of the southwest are descendants of an indigenous Native American culture that has established itself over many centuries.
Mellow Velo Bicycle Rentals
Mellow Velo is an independent bicycle dealer in the heart of Santa Fe, New Mexico's Historic Downtown. We are located at the foot of the Santa Fe National Forest, and moments from pristine and safe country roads. We take pride in offering a number of premium and economy rentals from our diverse demo fleet, and provide expert route advice and maps for adventures both on and off road.
New Mexico Tourism Department
New Mexico's best resource for statewide info on events, the arts, culture, dining, entertainment, hotels and outdoor activities.
Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa
Into Timeless Waters

Deemed sacred by indigenous Native Americans of Northern New Mexico, Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs has been a gathering place and a source of healing for hundreds, even thousands of years. Come retreat to our secluded refuge. Relax with a massage and our signature Milagro Wrap. Rejuvenate in our legendary waters.
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
The Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, locally known as the "Gorge Bridge" and the "High Bridge",[2] is a steel deck arch bridge across the Rio Grande Gorge 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Taos, New Mexico, United States. At 565 feet (172 m) above the Rio Grande,[3] it is the seventh highest bridge in the United States and 82nd highest bridge in the world.[4]
Taos Mesa Brewing
Taos Mesa Brewing is a microbrewery, restaurant & indoor/outdoor "brewclub" on the spectacular Taos Mesa. We feature hand-crafted beer on draught, wine, delicious homemade food, premier live music & the best mountain-view sunsets in Taos. - See more at: http://www.taosmesabrewing.com/#sthash.hKurHn5f.dpuf
Ten Thousand Waves
Ten Thousand Waves is inspired by the great Japanese mountain hot spring resorts. Ten minutes from downtown Santa Fe, but only minutes from the National Forest, there is nothing quite like this on the North American continent.
The Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
WELCOME! We are a non-profit group that was organized in 1993 to support Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge and to promote appreciation and conservation of wildlife and habitat through environmental education and natural history experiences. We have some great resources on our site for you, including visitor information; hiking trail descriptions; points of interest; bird lists; and maps.
The Harwood Museum of Art
The mission of the Harwood Museum of Art of the University of New Mexico is to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret the arts, especially those created in, inspired by, or relevant to northern New Mexico. The museum advances the University’s mission and engages diverse audiences by stimulating learning, creativity and research through exhibitions, programs and publications.

The Harwood will be an NMNM event location. More info to come.
The Very Large Array
The Very Large Array, one of the world's premier astronomical radio observatories, consists of 27 radio antennas in a Y-shaped configuration on the Plains of San Agustin fifty miles west of Socorro, New Mexico. Each antenna is 25 meters (82 feet) in diameter. The data from the antennas is combined electronically to give the resolution of an antenna 36km (22 miles) across, with the sensitivity of a dish 130 meters (422 feet) in diameter.
TOURISM Santa Fe
The Official Travel Site

Santa Fe, New Mexico is a magical, exuberant, colorful journey at any time of year. Our Legendary History & Culture will fascinate and inspire you. Our art galleries and Diverse Visual Arts span ancient traditional techniques to the most contemporary and edgy.

Settle yourself into our world class accommodations, partake of our sumptuous World Renowned Cuisine and treat yourself to our colorful markets and experience why Santa Fe has been considered a Legendary Trading Center for hundreds of years.
University Art Gallery at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
The University Art Gallery serves as a showcase for the visual arts in the border region. The largest visual arts facility in South Central New Mexico, the gallery presents six to nine exhibitions annually. We feature contemporary and historical art of regional, national and international importance.

Our focus includes the work of NMSU Art Department faculty, graduates students, and undergraduates; we curate original exhibitions; and steward over 4,200 works in the university’s permanent collection. The latter includes the country’s largest collection of Mexican retablos (devotional paintings on tin) as well as photographs, paintings, prints and graphics, book art, and small scale sculpture and metals. The Gallery provides curatorial and exhibition management experiences for graduate and undergraduate students.
Warehouse 1-10
Warehouse 1-10 is a contemporary art space located in Magdalena, New Mexico. It's mission is to host and provide a support platform for experimental and contemporary art projects. WH 1-10 resides in a 5,000 square feet building, constructed in the late 1800s and is situated on an acre of land. The building was formerly a feed, tack and supply store and it borders the original train route to the end of the stockyard trail. Presently, it houses a gallery and rustic barn-style performance and exhibition space. In addition there is an outdoor studio work space and an Airstream Land Yacht for short term residents. The Village of Magdalena is located two hours south of Albuquerque along the scenic Highway 60 corridor which stretches from Socorro to the Arizona border. The Highway 60 corridor is also home to the Magdalena Ridge Observatory, The Very Large Array and the Dia Art Foundation, Walter DeMaria's Land Art Installation, The Lightning Field.
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