SFUAD Art Student Work Featured in Contemporary Hispanic Market
Randy Ortiz Martinez exhibited drawings July 28 and 29
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"Papa" by Randy Ortiz Martinez
Santa Fe, N.M.—August 3, 2012—Randy Ortiz Martinez, a junior studying studio art at Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD), showed several drawings in the 26th Annual Contemporary Hispanic Market, a division of Santa Fe’s internationally renowned Spanish Market. The market took place on and around the Santa Fe Plaza July 28 and 29.
The market, which features a variety of art including paintings, printmaking, sculpture, photography, jewelry, ceramics, weaving and more, attracts the New Mexico community as well as folk art collectors from around the world. More than 130 native New Mexican artists had their work available for purchase.
“It feels great to have participated in the Contemporary Hispanic Market,” said Ortiz Martinez. “It was rewarding to come this far with my art and not become obstructed by other outside influences. Being at the university has really inspired me.”
Ortiz Martinez’s drawings, such as “Esperanza,” “Essential State of Admiration,” “Papa,” “Santuario,” “Right Nude Pose” and “Abstract” were available for purchase at the market. He uses a range of media for his drawings, including charcoal, graphite and collage; his other work also features oils and aerosol paints.
“Randy’s work reveals his highly accomplished skills and his passion,” said Linda Swanson, chair of SFUAD’s Art Department. “He is an exceptional young artist, and we are proud to have him as part of our program.”
About SFUAD’s Art Department
The Art Department at Santa Fe University of Art and Design offers coursework in both materials-based studio art (painting, drawing, sculpture and ceramics) and contemporary practice, such as installation, projected image, performance and video. Coursework in art history enriches and contextualizes this study. Faculty members are acclaimed artists with active careers, as well as mentors who support each student in finding his or her artistic voice. Students may earn a BA or BFA degree and can individualize and expand their program with electives from within the department or from other disciplines. They have the opportunity to exhibit in several campus galleries and to pursue internships within Santa Fe’s internationally renowned arts community as they prepare for successful careers as working artists and in arts-related fields. The Art Department is housed in the Visual Arts Center, a striking complex of buildings designed by award-winning architect Ricardo Legorreta.
About Santa Fe University of Art and Design
Santa Fe University of Art and Design is an accredited institution located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, one of the world’s leading centers for art and design. The university offers degrees in arts management, contemporary music, creative writing, digital arts, graphic design, moving image arts (filmmaking and video production), performing arts, photography and studio art. Faculty members are practicing artists who teach students in small groups, following a unique interdisciplinary curriculum that combines hands-on experience with core theory and prepares graduates to become well-rounded, creative, problem-solving professionals. As a Laureate International Universities Center of Excellence in Art, Architecture and Design, the university boasts an international student body and opportunities to study abroad, encouraging students to develop a global perspective on the arts. Santa Fe University of Art and Design (formerly the College of Santa Fe) is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org.