Press

Mind in Metal

May 2018

Industry Magazine May/June 2018 – Gilda Rogers

A Jersey City sculptor, who finds wonder in ultra-durable materials, explains his creative process.

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Circle Back – One year into the Santa Fe Art Scene, Kiyomi Baird’s OTA Contemporary is on a roll

May 2018

Santa Fe Reporter – Iris McLister

Unlike galleries that preceded it, OTA (pronounced oh-tah) has no rugged cowboys in the window, no wintry, adobe-dotted landscapes. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find anything with an overtly Southwestern slant, or even anything representational for that matter.

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Infusing Life into Steel – Robert Koch

May 2018

Santa Fe Arts Journal – Emily Van Cleve, Founder/Editor

OTA Contemporary celebrates its first anniversary with a special show featuring paintings, monotypes and digital works by artist/owner Kiyomi Baird and steel and bronze sculptures by New Jersey artist Robert Koch.

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Merit Award for Gallery Re-do

January 2018

Santa Fe New Mexican – Paul Weideman, Staff Writer

The remodeled gallery now known as OTA Contemporary was given an AIA Merit Award last month. The gallery in a prominent location at the corner of Canyon Road and Paseo de Peralta was elegantly modernized by Hoopes + Associates Architects.

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Visual Conversations | OTA Contemporary Showcases the Diverse Works of Gallery Artists

November 2017

Santa Fe Arts Journal – Emily Van Cleve, Founder/Editor

Artist Kiyomi Baird moved to Santa Fe from New Jersey with her husband, Ed Baird, in May 2016 and hit the ground running. She found the commercial space at 203 Canyon Road available and started setting up her gallery, OTA Contemporary, which opened late last spring.

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Architectural Alchemist

November 2017

Trend Magazine – Ashley M. Biggers, Freelance Journalist

Whether it’s revitalizing a downtown performing arts venue or designing a living room for musicians rehearsing, Craig Hoopes has brought a harmonious blending of modern and traditional to his scores of Santa Fe architectural projects.

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The Light Fantastic: Artists August Muth and Nola Zirin

November 2017

Santa Fe, New Mexico – Pasatiempo

“Light is the faithful archivist of time,” reads the poetic tagline on artist August Muth’s website. Along with the paintings of Nola Zirin, Muth’s work is showing at Canyon Road’s OTA Contemporary in the exhibition Enigma.

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The Magical Art Of The Hologram

October 2017

Spencer Beckwith On The Arts – KUNM Live From The University Of New Mexico

His iridescent shapes float in 3-dimensional space, an exploration of the mysteries of light. “Some people, it puts them in a state of almost infancy,” says August Muth of his holographic art. “They can’t resist the temptation to touch the light.”

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Summer in Santa Fe with Frida Kahlo, the Prado and Steve Jobs

June 2017

Santa Fe is an international city every day of the year. But this summer the City Different pulls it all together under the banner “Santa Fe Celebrates Global Arts & Culture.”

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Art & Antiques

June 2017

Art & Antiques presents a complete guide to the summer arts and culture bonanza of Northern New Mexico.

Santa Fe is an arts destination year-round, but things heat up in the summer months and stay busy into the fall. Here are just some of the gallery, fair, festival, and museum happenings in and around America’s oldest capital city.

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