Join us for an evening of celebration on Saturday, March 2, 2019 with ARTsmart’s Annual Dinner & Auction: Shaping the Future. Back by popular demand the Lumpkins Ballroom at La Fonda On the Plaza will be the elegant venue for the event and features for this year will include Honorary Artist Heidi Loewen, ceramics artist and gallery owner, and Special Guest, Katarina Pittis, ARTsmart’s 2014 Art Changes Lives Scholarship winner and photographer/videographer. Enjoy great food, great friends, and fun with the live and silent auction.

What: ARTsmart’s Annual Dinner and Auction: “Shaping the Future”
Where: La Fonda On the Plaza 100 E. San Francisco Street, Santa Fe
When: Saturday, March 2, 2019 5:30 – 9:30 pm
Tickets: Available Online Now. $200 ea. (tax-deductible amount $125) or Table of 10 for $1750 (tax-deductible amount $1000)


Shaping the Future

This year’s theme, Shaping the Future, gets right to the heart of what ARTsmart stands for in our mission and vision and what we strive to do for the youth of northern New Mexico. The children that are affected by ARTsmart’s visual arts programming really will shape and sculpt the future –for themselves as well as for those around them.  This year we want to show you a great time and emphasize what ARTsmart does, who we are, who we serve, and how we can do it all thanks to YOU.

Fabulous Food

It was an unanimous decision to return to La Fonda On the Plaza for great food, great service, and the beautiful venue. This year we won’t disappoint with 3 entree choices for everyone’s palates. Indicate your entree choices when you purchase tickets.

Entree Choice 1: Filet Mignon & Tamal
Char-grilled six-ounce filet with steamed red chile pork tamal (tamale) served with roasted tomato salsa, asadero cheese, chef’s choice vegetable, and calabacitas rancheras.
Entree Choice 2: Char-Grilled Atlantic Salmon
Char-grilled Atlantic salmon served with quinoa pilaf, chef’s choice vegetable, and roasted yellow pepper vinaigrette.
Entree Choice 3: Roasted Cashew Cake (vegetarian)
Roasted cashew cake served with roasted tomato sauce, lentil salad, red pepper hummus, steamed broccoli, black bean salad, and creamy sweet potato polenta.

All choices will come with spinach salad, bread and butter, red and white wine, and dessert served at your table.


Honorary Artist: Heidi Loewen

Our Honorary Artist for 2018-19 is Santa Fe’s Heidi Loewen. Loewen is a ceramics artist, instructor, and gallery owner and worked with Santa Fe High School art students to create amazing works of ceramic art for this year’s auction. Students created fantastical shoe sculptures, everything from sneakers to stilettos, for decorative delight. Half of the sales of the student work go directly to the students and half goes back to their school’s art program.

Heidi will have an original ceramic piece for sale in the live auction, deliver a short speech at the dinner, and there will be a viewing of ARTsmart’s 2019 Honorary Artist video featuring her and her work with the SFHS students.



Special Guest: Katarina Pittis

Katarina Pittis is ARTsmart’s 2014 Art Changes Lives Scholarship winner who is now living and working in New York City as a freelance photographer and videographer. She will say a few words about what ARTsmart means to her and share some video and images of what she has been working on since graduating from NYU. View her portfolio here.


Live Auction

This year Auctioneer MacKenzie Allen returns to whip guests into a bidding frenzy. We’ll have loads of exciting live and silent auction items to tempt everyone including original art from Honorary Artist Heidi Loewen and her ceramic shoes sculpture project with Santa Fe High School students, plates and dog bowls painted by 5th graders from ARTsmart Children’s Painted Ceramics Project, and many more wonderful items donated by local artists and businesses. Stay Tuned for more information.

Heidi Loewen

“Lion’s Mane”

Carved Smoked Porcelain Platter
23 Karat Gold Leaf
30″ Diameter
Retail Value $10,000

Silent Auction

ARTsmart thanks the following businesses and individuals for providing amazing items for our silent auction:
(list coming soon)

Thank You to Our Underwriters

This event cannot happen without support from our generous underwriters. ARTsmart wishes to thank: