Revered Contemporary Artist and Sculptor James Surls Shows His Work at SFUAD

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American sculptor James Surls will have six installations on display at Santa Fe University of Art and Design as part of a larger exhibition at Wade Wilson Art in Santa Fe. The gallery is hosting a reception Saturday, June 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., followed by an artist-led tour of the outdoor exhibition in front of SFUAD’s Visual Arts Center.

Some distinguished guests will also take part in panels held at The Center for Contemporary Art (CCA) on Saturday, June 28. This includes ARTNews founder and publisher, Milton Esterow; Blouin Modern Painters editor Wendy Vogel; the Philips Director and Chief Curator of SITE Santa Fe, Irene Hofmann; Visual Arts Curator at the CCA, Erin Elder; and Executive Director of Creative Santa Fe, Cyndi Conn. The panels will be moderated by Wade Wilson and are free and open to the public. Information about the June 28 artist reception, as well as an artist talk on Sunday, June 29, can be found at

A portion of the proceeds (given equally by James Surls and Wade Wilson) from sales made during this exhibit will be donated to one of the following charitable arts organizations in Santa Fe: the Santa Fe University of Art and Design Charitable Foundation, SITE Santa Fe, the Santa Fe Opera, and Creative Santa Fe.

About James Surls:

American sculptor James Surls was born in Terrell, Texas in 1943. He grew up on a farm near Malakoff, Texas in house built by his father. He studied art at Sam Houston State University and, after graduating with his BS, entered the graduate program at Cranbrook Academy of Art where he earned his MFA. Since that time, Surls’ work has been the subject of countless one - artist and group exhibitions both in galleries and museums across the country.

Works by James Surls may be seen in the collections of Dallas Museum of Art; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the High Museum, Atlanta; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela; Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Museum of Fine Arts Houston; Seattle Art Museum; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, to name but a few.

Wade Wilson Art Santa Fe Media Contact:

Heather Wagner Reed,, 1-713-208-3891

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