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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Get a Glimpse of “Membrane”

For the past two years, I’ve been producing media installations underwritten by New Mexico Arts, and debuting during the annual Fantase Fest, an initiative of Creative Santa Fe. These installations are an outgrowth of Santa Fe University of Art and Design‘s Outdoor Vision Fest, an annual event which I co-founded and have been executive-producing since 2011.

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Outdoor Vision Forever

Around May 20, a student said to me: “Enjoying the summer so far?” Implicit in the question is that professors — the moment they turn in grades (and maybe right after their last lecture) — bask on a tropical beach, or putter about gardening, or … maybe just twiddle their thumbs waiting for the next semester to start.

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Outdoor Vision Fest® – Best of Santa Fe

BOSF2016logoFor the second year in a row, readers of the Santa Fe Reporter have nominated Outdoor Vision Fest® as “Best (Event or Festival) of Santa Fe.” Now readers are selecting the winner for the category — and I would love anyone reading this to head on over to this webpage, and cast your vote for OVF® as “Best (Event or Festival).”

It seems a tad unfair that OVF is pitted against multi-day and sometimes multi-week festivals — and I would point out that the only other one-night-only event nominated in this category is the annual burning of Zozobra, which has been going on for nearly a century. (Environmental and safety note: we don’t burn anything at OVF.)

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OVF® 2016 Is In The Books

ovf_logoOutdoor Vision Fest® 2016 is in the books. The annual event that I co-founded in 2011 and have produced ever since attracted 3500-3800 people to Santa Fe University of Art and Design‘s campus on a chilly (and rain-threatening) Spring evening (April 29) — this in a city of 80,000.

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“Art Beat” Podcast

Podcast iconIf you missed the live broadcast of KVSF-FM‘s weekly “Art Beat” this Thursday, you can catch the podcast here. My colleague Professor Tom Miller and I spend an hour with host Kathryn Davis, discussing Outdoor Vision Fest® and its impact on Santa Fe’s art scene, along with providing verbal snapshots of some of the nearly 50 installations debuting this April 29.

On “ArtBeat” Thursday 12noon MDT

KVSF-FM logoGreat segment today (April 27) on “New Mexico Film Works” — KVSF 101.5FM’s and the New Mexico Film Office‘s weekly radio broadcast on news and events involving the local film and media industries — with co-hosts Don Gray and Belle Allen, and guest (and faculty colleague) Lisa Lucas — all to discuss Outdoor Vision Fest® 2016. Podcast posted as soon as it’s available.

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OVF2016 & New Mexico Film Works

NMFO-Black-Square(1)_300_200_c1I’ll be guesting on “New Mexico Film Works” — KVSF 101.5FM’s and the New Mexico Film Office‘s weekly radio broadcast on news and events involving the local film and media industries — to discuss Outdoor Vision Fest® 2016 with host Belle Allen this Wednesday, April 27, at 11am (the segment is actually anticipated to start around 11:25).

We’ll focus specifically on how OVF® relates to New Mexico’s film biz and why local filmmakers and film crew should be coming out to the one-night-only event on April 29.

If you’re not in the local broadcast area, or if you just hate radios, you can (of course) live-stream the broadcast here.

OVF 2016 Media Tour Continues

KVSF-FM logoMy colleague Professor Tom Miller and I will join KVSF-FM‘s The Richard Eeds Show on April 21 (Thursday morning, 9am MDT) to talk all things Outdoor Vision Fest®. You can live-stream the broadcast here: we anticipate about a 30-minute segment starting just after the hour. Find out the latest about developing installations, a special surprise musical guest, and more: all in the lead-up to the event itself on Friday, April 29, as darkness falls.

OVF 2016 Media Coverage (continued)

A little more Outdoor Vision Fest® coverage from Santa Fe University of Art and Design‘s student-run magazine The Jackalope: a Q&A with yours truly. More to come in the weeks ahead…