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

Friday, March 4, 2016

Art*o*mat® "Dias de Los MATos" Installed at Meow Wolf Art Complex!

Meow Wolf opens March 17th!  Hours: Wed-Sun 10am-8pm    1352 Rufina Circle, Santa Fe, NM
Today I got to install my "Dias de los MATos" 20-column Art*o*mat® at the new Meow Wolf Art Complex at 1352 Rufina Circle in Santa Fe!  This is my 5th machine for New Mexico and my third in Santa Fe. I can't express enough how frikkin COOL this place is and what a perfect venue it is for Art*o*mat®.  I am so excited for it to open!

There is still tons of work to be done before the GRAND OPENING: MARCH 17th and Meow Wolf-ers are working around the clock to get it done in time.  I had some help unloading the minivan and moving the machine into the building. Thank goodness for strong young men! Thank you to the Meow Wolf-ers for helping move the machine and to Emily Montoya, who runs the gift shop, for facilitating it all.  And a very special thank you goes out to Laird and Corky Brown for use of the minivan and their never-ending support of my Art-o-mat-nuttiness!
These strong Meow Wolf-ers helped move "Dios de los MATos"
...all I had to do was hold the door. Thanks, guys!

Meow Wolf-er, Emily Montoya, and myself, with "Dias de los MATos" in its new home.
There's still a lot of work to do but it's coming along!
Meow Wolf opens March 17th!

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