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 machines in the Range Cafe in Bernalillo, the Standard Diner in Albuquerque, in the Meow Wolf Art Complex in Santa Fe, the Inn of the Governors in Santa Fe, and in Caffe Greco on Canyon Road in Santa Fe.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Art*o*mat Installed in Range Cafe Bernalillo!

Range Cafe, Bernalillo 925 S Camino del Pueblo. Open Daily 7:30am to 9pm

Restaurant owner and long time Art*o*mat® fan Matt DiGregory tries the machine for the first time.


Here's "PlumMAT" tucked cozily into "her" corner of the foyer of Range Cafe, Bernalillo, NM.


I couldn't have done it without my awesome helper, Genie (on the right).
Hey there friends and fans of Art*o*mat®! I am SO HAPPY to report to you that today's installation in the Range Cafe, Bernalillo went smoothly and that "PlumMAT" is cozily tucked in to "her" corner of the restaurant's foyer -ready to meet new friends!  First of all I have to say a hearty "thank you" to Genie Schuller, my good buddy, who was available to help load and unload the machine. You're a life-saver, Genie! Let's do it all again tomorrow! Many thanks go to the wonderful Range employees, especially Angel, hostess Carmen, and Pamela from the gift store.  I am so grateful that I was greeted with enthusiasm and support for the Art*o*mat® program. They really get it! I think Range Cafe with all its artsy splendor is going to be a perfect host venue.  Genie and I enjoyed a fabulous lunch before heading back to Santa Fe to load up the black machine for tomorrow's installation in the Standard Diner.
Range employee, Angel, and I pose with "PlumMAT."
Range employee, Angel, and hostess, Carmen, dig their new Art*o*mat®!


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