Safari to Santa Fe

Glass Alliance New Mexico

Glass Alliance New Mexico is hosting an exciting event and you are invited!

"Safari to Santa Fe" for a fun filled glass weekend tour this October 18–21, 2018.

Guests are invited to embark on an immersion of art glass: visiting prominent local artists, attending glass demonstrations, viewing reception in a glass collector’s home, as well as visiting Santa Fe’s galleries.

The tour is available for just 26 guests. Our hotel partner, Hotel Santa Fe, has set aside a block of suites especially for this event. And for your added convenience parking at the hotel and local transportation is included.

Some of our highlights include the following:


THURSDAY night, GANM hosts our guests with a 'welcoming' party at Hotel Santa Fe with our Board members and local artists present, including Harry Pollitt.


FRIDAY, we start out at Liquid Light Glass for an exciting glass-blowing demonstration by Elodie Holmes and her amazing team of artists on staff. After lunch we bus over to the Railyard and meet artist Lucy Lyon at LewAllen Galleries and view their exhibition of national and international glass works. Then we proceed to Blue Rain with their legion of impressive works of glass. As we continue walking the area, we have many options to tour other art galleries at the Railyard until we head to Bullseye Glass Resource Center at 2:45. New Mexican artist, Emily Brock greets us along with the expert Bullseye team to guide us at our 'Make & Take' class.


SATURDAY, the Glass Safari kicks off at Winterowd Fine Art on Canyon Road. Karen Bexfield will discuss her art pieces, with Karla Winterowd hosting breakfast for us. Next we head to Globe Fine Art and view the works of Patrick Morrissey's pieces among others, and visit the gallery's outdoor glass garden. After lunch at The Compound we move next door to Bellas Artes Gallery and meet glass art icon, Mary Shaffer, another local New Mexican and early glass art pioneer. For dessert we walk one block to Tansey Contemporary where Australian glass artist, Clare Belfrage will show and discuss her stunning work. In the early evening we drive to the home of Roddie and Steve Harris to tour their collection of glass in a space designed to showcase glass art while highlighting the Santa Fe landscapes.


Note: Saturday is the annual "Paint Out" on Canyon Road, so there will be lots going on!


SUNDAY, we drive to the Albuquerque Museum for their 28th Annual ArtsThrive. More than 100 artists are exhibiting their works including glass artists Sarah Nelson (NM), Anna Boothe (PA), Karen Bexfield (NM), Tali Grinshpan (CA), Toby McGee (OK), Linda Mae Tratechaud (NM), Corinne McAuley (AZ), Patty Carmody Smith (MN).

Deadlines for participation are:
September 15, 2018, RSVP intent to participate.
Cost per person for this tour is $490.*

Want more details?
Learn more about this event by downloading the GANM Safari Brochure.

Ready to attend?
Fill out an Application and RSVP soon as only 26 spots max will be available.

Any questions or to RSVP for this event please contact GANM Events Chair, Susan Hancock via email at

*Note: Tour costs include transportation to and from scheduled events. Entry to galleries, private demonstrations, GANM artist reception, and cocktail party at private collector's home. Guests are responsible for their transportation to and from Santa Fe, hotel, and meals.