What is Art*o*mat®?

What is Art*o*mat®? Created by Clark Whittington in 1997, Art*o*mat® machines are retired cigarette machines that have been converted to VEND ART! For only $5 you can collect paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, jewelry, glass, mixed media and more -all the size of a pack of cigarettes. There are over 100 active machines in various locations throughout the country. Victoria Brown (that's me), and El Centro de Santa Fe are proud to host the first machine in New Mexico which debuted in February 2013. There are now 8 machines in northern New Mexico (Santa Fe and Albuquerque area). @ARToMatNM on Facebook/Instagram

Sunday, July 20, 2014

TWO Locations for Art*o*mat® in Santa Fe!

I'm pleased to announce there are TWO Art*o*mat® machines to visit in Santa Fe!
Hooray! Hooray! Now there are TWO in Santa Fe! After an amazing debut at ART Santa Fe, I am pleased to announce that my second community Art*o*mat® machine now has a new home at The Santa Fe Community Convention Center. You can find "CaveMAT" in the hallway just outside of the Community Gallery in the Community Building at 201 West Marcy Street.  Many thanks to all at the convention center and the Santa Fe Arts Commission that made this possible! You can visit "CaveMAT" seven days per week from 7:00am until 10:00pm, hours subject to change without notice.
"CaveMAT" greets you in the hallway next to the Community Gallery!

Friday, July 11, 2014

"CaveMAT" Debuts at ART Santa Fe!

Friday: Here's my booth in a very high-traffic area of the convention center -good spot!!!
It's ART Santa Fe! From July 10th -13th, the Santa Fe Community Convention Center is filled with amazing fine art installations from around the globe.  Art*o*mat® was lucky enough to be invited to attend this prestigious show and it is quite an honor! I am selling lots of pieces through my new machine, "CaveMAT," and having oodles of fun meeting new artists and giving them free Art*o*mat® pins and prototype sample block and box packs to inspire them to create work for the program. Oh, and it turns out that I've got one of the only booths that have a bowl of chocolates so that is adding to my booth's popularity for sure...  Here's some pics!
Friday: Good friends and Art*o*mat® Santa Fe supporters, David and Jacquie Duchane, along with some other new fans, stopped by to gaze on "CaveMAT."

Friday: Long time Art*o*mat® fans, Yi-en Huang and Tom McLaren visited from Gallup, NM
Friday: I couldn't have done it without the help of Supermom Corky.  Thank you for your support, the long hours, and the awesome Art*o*mat® "uniform" denim vests. They look so cool and professional!

Friday: New fan, Diane Stewart, shows off her purchase -a bunny rabbit folk art sculpture.
Saturday: Art*o*mat® fan since the '90s, Scott Hale, stopped by to see "CaveMAT" and wish us luck.
Sunday: Corky explains the concept of an art vending machine to a customer.

Sunday: Corky demonstrates where the bills go...

Sunday: Good friend, Rebecca Norris, stops by to sample "CaveMAT's" art.
Sunday: It's been a great show and we close the day with a group photo. Thanks, everybody!