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21 JANUARY 2008, SANTA FE, NM. Have a great time and get great deals for a great cause during the ARTfeast weekend extravaganza, which offers hundreds of totally unique items for sale, all to benefit art programs for Santa Fe’s young people.

In past years, the main auction for ARTfeast participants has taken place during the Saturday evening Gourmet Dinner during which the winning plates from ARTsmart’s “I Made It!” Plate and Placemat competition are offered during a silent auction. Several new and live auctions have been added this year, including not only the highly prized art made by Santa Fe schoolchildren, but also great paintings and sculptures by professional artists, as well as fabulous travel and dining packages and gift certificates offered in both live and silent auctions at the following events.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2008

Fashion Luncheon & Wearable Art Bazaar. (12 to 2 pm, Inn at Loretto). Fabulous food, wine selected by Opici Imports, and clothing are a winning combination during the Fashion Luncheon, followed by a wearable art bazaar featuring top designers from across the country. Bid on:
• Two “I Made It!” plate-sets, one featuring abstract designs and the other created by Alvord Elementary students inspired art teacher Roni Rohr’s exploration of Vincent van Gogh’s flower paintings.
• Two round-trip tickets to Dallas on Southwest Airlines for a shopping spree and a gift certificate at Allie-Coosh.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2008

Art of Wine & Jazz. (3 to 5 pm, Hilton of Santa Fe). Evaluate the color, clarity, bouquet, and finish of more than 25 fine wines while savoring the structure and complexity of top jazz musicians in the Chris Ishee Trio, Featuring Arlen Asher. Bid on:
• An “I Made It!” plate-set featuring mischievous mice made by kids in Katy Hees’ art classes at Carlos Gilbert Elementary.

Gourmet Dinner Honoring Roxanne Swentzell. (6 pm, La Posada Resort & Spa). Meet Honorary Artist Roxanne Swentzell while enjoying a five-course meal paired with outstanding wines. Bid on:
• 51 “I Made It!” plates created by Santa Fe’s elementary schoolchildren.
• An “I Made It!” plate-set featuring 12 paintings by the great masters reinterpreted as monkeys by kids in Mary Olson’s art class at Wood Gormley Elementary.
• Clay masks made by teacher Sally Dinwiddie’s Santa Fe High ceramics class mentored by Roxanne Swentzell.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2008

Artists’ Champagne Brunch & Auction. (11 to 2, Inn at Loretto). During this seated brunch with Santa Fe’s top gallerists and artists both live and silent auctions take place. Bid on the following and more:
• An “I Made It!” plate-set featuring winsome canines inspired by art teacher Katy Hees and created by her Acequia Madre Elementary students.
• Sculptures created by SFHS students in the metal welding class of Al Trujillo and mentored by Christopher Thomson.
• Absolute Nirvana Gift Certificate for Spa Services
• Aleta Pippin Painting
• John Axton Painting 
• Aspen Ballet Tickets
• Barbara Meikle Painting 
• Christopher Thomson Wrought Iron Candle Sticks
• Darlis Lamb Sculpture
• David Knowlton Painting
• David Marlowe Photographic Portrait
• Dominique Boisjoli Painting
• Golden Eye  Jewelry
• Heather Foster Painting
• Hotel Santa Fe Gift Certificate for One Night Lodging
• Hotel St. Francis,The Club, Dinner for Four
• Inn on the Alameda, Gift Certificate for Two Nights Lodging
• Joyce Robins Design Necklace & Earrings
• Justin’s Frame Design Gift Certificate for $250 fin Framing
• La Posada Gift Certificate for Two 50-Minute Spa Treatments 
• Lane Timothy Painting
• Leopold Duranona Painting
• Little Canyon Wines/Peterson-Cody Gallery Private Wine Tasting with Hors D’oeuvres
• Lynne Windsor Painting
• Manfred Rapp Painting
• Mary Silverwood Painting
• Michael Horse Limited Edition Giclee
• Michelle Tapia Jewelry 
• Peter Holbrook Painting
• Randy Pijoan Portrait Commission
• Santa Fe School of Cooking Private Class & Dinner for 20
• Santa Fe Weaving Gift Certificate
• Stephen Day Painting 
• Varshay Jewelry
• Warren Cullar Sketch