Charlotte North Carolina’s Mint Museum dedicates new commissioned sculpture by Tom Joyce

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Read the entire press release here

JKC hosts Inside Out 2015

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click here to read the press release

Tom Joyce interviewed on air by Rhea Goodman

Rhea Goodman hosts a radio show called “Living Juicy” on KSFR 101.1 FM in Santa Fe, and also maintains a website at She interviewed Tom Joyce about his current show at James Kelly Contemporary, and a podcast of that interview can be heard here:


James Drake’s Event with David Krakauer & Cormac McCarthy written up in Newsweek

Pard Morrison reviewed by Brian Gross

Tom Joyce Radio interview podcast

If you missed last week’s Art Beat interview with Jim Kelly and Tom Joyce, you can listen to Kathryn Davis’ podcast here:

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Assist News reviews Drake/Krakaur/McCarthy event

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James Drake in conversation with David Krakauer

Drake & Krakauer at Lensic

James Drake’s “1242” book wins award



Congratulations to David Chickey and James Drake on having “1242” chosen as one of the year’s best book designs!

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From the Design Observer Group website:

“We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 50 Books | 50 Coverscompetition, organized by Design Observer in association with AIGA and Designers & Books. The fifty winning books can be viewed here; the fifty winning covers can be viewed here.

This competition continues a tradition that dates back over ninety years, when American Institute of Graphic Arts, mounted the show The Fifty Books of 1923. The exhibition went right to the heart of what the then-fledgling profession held dear: the design and production of books. In an age where reading increasingly happens on screens, it is clear from the winning entries that designers and publishers are not just resigned to the new world but are actively challenging it. We received book submissions from fourteen countires this year, including Poland, Turkey, Lithuania, Brazil, France, Russia, and Switzerland. A little more than thirteen percent of eligible books were accepted, and only ten percent of eligible covers. These are the best of the best.”

James Kelly returns to the gallery!

Jim has returned to Santa Fe just in time to preside over the opening of Stuart Arends’ new show

“Miles & Miles” which will open Friday the 29th with a reception from 5 to 7 PM. Please come join us!

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Stuart Arends

Three Sock Darners, (Homage to Morandi),2014

enamel & wax on found wood

black: 6 x 1-3/4 inches diameter; white: 6-1/4 x 1-3/4 inches diameter; brown: 5-3/4 x 1-3/4 inches diameter