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SDA event: A Conversation with Jane Sauer & Mark Richard Leach

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Surface Design Association presents A Conversation with Jane Sauer & Mark Richard Leach on October 4 from 6-8 p.m. held in conjunction with the “Beyond the Surface” biennial conference.
This special event will feature food & wine at the art-filled home and studio of local artist Marianne Baer. Jane Sauer will share personal stories about her long distinguished career as an artist, Santa Fe gallerist and curator, and the relationship between artist and gallery owner. Mark Richard Leach, a founding Director and Chief Curator of the Mint Museum of Craft + Design in Charlotte that now offers institutional planning and curatorial services for visual artists. Leach will speak about the roles of the curator in locating/evaluating artists in addition to the relationship to the overall mission of the Museum. He will also briefly discuss the Crafts Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) and share copies of CERF+’s recently published workbook, a resource for working artists and for those whose who wish to preserve their life’s work.
Tickets are $100 (80% donation to SDA) and help support SDA programming, awards & support for the field of textiles. For tickets, email

Earlier Event: October 4
Opening reception: "Tall & Skinny"
Later Event: October 4
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