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

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Pins Pins PINS!

I had enamel pins made of my bright orange "Dia de Los MATos" Art*o*mat® machine! I was imagining what I could do to capture the hearts of customers who love the machines themselves and are perhaps more excited by them rather than the gamble of buying the art inside them. Since I don't have any reatail space of my own (all my machines are in venues like restaurants and museums) Clark Whittington, owner of the entire Art*o*mat® program, gave me permission to showcase my machines as art themselves -in pin form. The pins are $5.00, just like any other Art*o*mat® art, and they are available in all EIGHT of my machines in northern New Mexico! This pin features the orange sugar skull machine designed by artist Kim Diloretto. The machine resides in the Range Cafe in Los Lunas, NM. Can't make it to NM? Contact me to find out how you can have one shipped to you.