July in California, Two Views

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Morning view from the porch of a guest cottage on a vineyard in the Valley of the Moon. Viognier grapes ripening on the vines.
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Morning view from the balcony of the Carole Lombard/Clark Gable room in a charming, timeless Central Coast hotel that takes you back to the 1940s. Lombard and Gable actually did stay in this hotel, and it’s reasonably likely they stayed in this room, a nicely hidden hideaway a few hours from L.A.

Continuing On For One Final Year at SFUAD

BorstAtSFUADSadly, Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD) has announced its closure in 2018. With the academic year having recently concluded, I’ve been asked to stay on as a full-time professor in The Film School (where I’ve been teaching since 2009) for one final year — to ensure that seniors finish their BFA degree program.

I’m tremendously proud of the initiatives we launched and cultivated during my time at SFUAD: Outdoor Vision Fest® (OVF) and Shoot the Stars!®. OVF, of course, spun off into an astonishing number of directions, and had a real, long-lasting impact in Santa Fe and beyond.

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OVF® 2017 – It’s a Wrap!

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“Ruben’s Tube” installation (Kyle Sherling & Bryce Warren). Play the keyboard, and control the play of gas jets. A particularly appropriate installation when temperatures hover around freezing.

Despite bone-chilling temperatures, a couple of inches of snow already on the ground (April 28 — that’s right!), and the threat of more snow coming, Outdoor Vision Fest® 2017 launched and filled 2+ hours of the evening with interactive media installations, a beautiful piece of new choreography combined with projections, augmented reality, and more. This year’s event had a particularly scrappy feel (as student artists relocated to more protected locations and tried avoiding the occasional raindrops), but showcased some of the most interactive media work we’ve done yet.

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OVF® Coverage in SFUAD’s Jackalope

Borst OVF rehearsal nightSanta Fe University of Art and Design‘s student-run Jackalope magazine shines the spotlight on this year’s Outdoor Vision Fest. You’ll find me quoted and hanging out for a casual photograph during one of our rehearsal evenings.

“Art Fusion” & OVF® this Thursday, 12noon MDT — on KVSF-FM

KVSF-FM logoI’m joined by my colleague, Studio Arts Professor Tom Miller, as we talk all things Outdoor Vision Fest (coming up April 28) on the weekly radio broadcast “Art Fusion,” airing on KVSF 101.5FM this Thursday, April 27, 12noon MDT. The show is hosted by Artisan Santa Fe co-owner Ron Whitmore, and covers both the art and music scenes in Santa Fe. You can live-stream the broadcast here.

Sitting In With Honey Harris Wed. 10am MDT

Logo_kbacContinuing to beat the OVF® drum: I’ll be sitting in with on-air personality Honey Harris on Radio Free Santa Fe‘s “The Big Show” (broadcasting over-the-air at KBAC, 98.1FM in northern New Mexico) this Wednesday, April 26, at 10am MDT. You can live-stream the broadcast here and get the latest developments on Outdoor Vision Fest, just a couple days prior to April 28’s show night.

Podcasts of Recent OVF® Radio Segments

Podcast iconIf you can’t get your fill of OVF 2017 news, check out archived podcasts of my appearances on

More broadcasts later in the week, as we head to show night on April 28!