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, Caffe Greco on Canyon Road in Santa Fe, and the Balloon Museum in Albuquerque.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

They Featured My Brochure in This Cool Article

Why the Art-o-mat Vending Machine Is My Kind of Art Gallery by Lisa Tate
How thrilled was I to wake up today and find this cool article by an "Artist in Cellophane" (that's the name for all of the Art*o*mat® artists throughout the world)? Let's say really really thrilled. The El Paso artist, Lisa Tate, wrote the article, Why the Art-o-mat Vending Machine Is My Kind of Art Gallery, for GeekDad.com.

She writes about becoming an "Artist in Cellophane" and about how excited she was to find out that her art was sold in the machine inside the famous Meow Wolf right here in Santa Fe. I can't help but be excited that she used MY Art*o*mat® brochure as a backdrop for a photo displaying her collection of artwork she purchased. See her "nose cone" art below that can be and have been available in all 6 of my machines. Thank you so much, Lisa!
Lisa Tate's paintings of vintage nose cone art -you know, the kind painted on fighter planes in WWII to intimidate and strike fear into the heart of the enemy! Paintings on wood blocks.

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