Coffee with the Artist Opening Reception

American Sculptor James Surls




Ticket Info

Admission: Free

Event Description

Wade Wilson Art Santa Fe is pleased to announce a special exhibit of works by American sculptor James Surls. The exhibit will open with a weekend of events June 26 – 29 with a morning reception for the public who are invited for coffee with the artist from 9:30 – 11:30 am on Saturday, June 28. Wade Wilson Art is located at 217 W. Water Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501. For more information on the events that weekend, see

American sculptor James Surls was born in Terrell, Texas in 1943. He grew up on a farm near Malakoff, Texas in house built by his father. He studied art at Sam Houston State University and after graduating with his BS, entered the graduate program at Cranbrook Academy of Art where he earned his MFA. Since that time, Surls’ work has been the subject of countless one-artist and group exhibitions both in galleries and museums across the country.

For the past several years, James Surls Studio has hosted an exhibition weekend at his compound just outside of Aspen Colorado. This year, in lieu of his annual Aspen gathering, Surls is bringing his celebration to Santa Fe. Hundreds of guests from across the country including collectors, curators, and critics as well as art lovers will gather to see Surls’ exhibit at Wade Wilson Art and to witness his work at locations across the city of Santa Fe – all of which will be unveiled the last weekend of June.

The Surls opening weekend includes a panel discussion with Mr. Surls and very special guests (to be announced) at the Center for Contemporary Art from 1:30 - 3:30 pm on Saturday, June 28.

The James Surls Studio weekend in Santa Fe features an artist-led tour of the public works installed at locations around the city as well as an artist talk in the context of his exhibit at Wade Wilson Art Santa Fe.

Works by James Surls may be seen in the collections of Dallas Museum of Art; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the High Museum, Atlanta; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela; Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, Texas; Seattle Art Museum; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, to name but a few.