Bird On A Limb Studio
Upcoming Show: Giving Voice To Image 3 - February 25 - April 21, 2015
For the third time Vivo Contemporary artists are collaborating with an award- winning group of Santa Fe poets giving poetic voice to artistic image in the new show, Giving Voice To Image 3. This creative alliance draws its inspiration from the ancient Roman poet Horace’s adage, “A picture is a poem without words.” All too often, artistic disciplines remain separate. Giving Voice To Image 3 is a unique and exciting celebration of the beauty of words and images which explores the ways in which each can intensify the power of the other.
Fourteen artists and poets worked together over the past few months to create new works inspired by each other’s conceptual visions. Emails flew back and forth as the creative process unfolded. Poets visited ViVO Contemporary as well as the artists’ individual studios to view the artists’ work, discuss themes, and cultivate ideas. The result of this shared effort is an exciting show of new poetry and works of art inspired by and amplified through collaboration. Patty Hammarstedt will be collaborating for the third time with poet Renee Gregorio.
Both the art and the poetry created from this collaboration will be spotlighted in a series of poetry readings - cum - gallery openings for the show, “Giving Voice to Image 3,” which runs February 25 through April 21, 2015. Specifically, 14 sculptors, painters, book artists, printmakers, kiln glass artists, calligraphers and mixed media artists from Vivo Contemporary have been paired with 14 established and talented Santa Fe poets.
PATTERNS AND RHYTHMS AT WEYRICH GALLERY IN ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Patty Hammarstedt is among eleven artists exhibiting through the month of December 2014 at a holiday show in the Weyrich Gallery, Albuquerque, NM.

Patty is showing her 'Recent Works' which can be viewed on her website at http://birdonalimbstudio.com/home.html

Check gallery details at http://www.weyrichgallery.com
EXCAVATIONS
Excavations, the new show at ViVO Contemporary, is based on the premise that, ‘what is visible expresses all which is invisible.’ Fourteen artists (including Patty Hammarstedt) reveal, through content and form, their individual artistic explorations in vastly different media of calligraphy, book art, acrylic painting, ceramic and paper sculpture, kiln glass, collage, and printmaking.

These exhibiting artists create visual interpretations of what they have uncovered in their lifetimes - what they have seen, heard, felt, touched and discovered. This show invites the viewer to intently scratch the surface of fourteen ViVO Contemporary artists’ inspiration and subsequent creation on the subjects of their own experiences.

November 5, 2014 through January 6, 2015, M-Sat 10 - 5 and Sun 11 - 5
725 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501 Ph: 505-982-1320
"In The Mood": A Collaboration of Artists and Musicians
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” wrote the ancient Greek philosopher, Plato. Now, 2300 years later, this insightful maxim is the catalyst for ViVO Contemporary's latest show entitled "In The Mood". ViVO artists, including Patty Hammarstedt, have paired with local musicians celebrating the universal language of music and the visual language of art. This exciting new show creates a truly enveloping interactive experience by allowing visitors to listen to recorded musical links for each piece of art as they browse the gallery. Patty Hammarstedt has paired with artist/musician Paul Shapiro who will perform his woeful zen harmonica and hoppin' blues on July 18 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. Live musical performances will be featured every Friday evening, 5 -7PM, at ViVO Contemporary from June 25 through September 2, where visitors will have the opportunity to personally meet the artists and musicians to discuss their work. Don’t miss this lively summer event, certain to get anyone “In The Mood”!

GIVING VOICE TO IMAGE 2: A Collaboration of Artists and Poets
The Roman poet Horace once wrote, “A picture is a poem without words.” Now, 2,000 years later, ViVO Contemporary artists and an award-winning group of Santa Fe poets are working together for a second time giving poetic voice to artistic image. Too often, artistic disciplines remain separate. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to celebrate the beauty of both words and images and to explore the ways in which each can intensify the power of the other.

Both the art and the poetry created from this collaboration will be spotlighted in the show, “Giving Voice to Image 2,” which runs January 29 through March 4, 2014. Specifically, 12 sculptors, painters, book artists, printmakers, glass artists and mixed media artists from ViVO Contemporary have paired with 12 established, talented, and award winning Santa Fe poets.

The artists and poets have been working together during the past few months creating new works inspired by each other’s creative visions. Poets have visited the artists’ studios or the gallery to view the artists’ work, discuss themes, and cultivate ideas. Each poet has then written a new poem inspired by and amplifying an artist’s work.

This unique collaboration entitled “Giving Voice to Image 2”, is being celebrated in a series of poetry readings-cum-gallery openings at ViVO Contemporary, 725 Canyon Road. The first opening will take place on Friday, January 31, from 5:00 until 7:00 PM featuring Julia Deisler, Renee Gregorio, Donald Levering, Mary McGinnis, Elizabeth O’Brien and Elizabeth Raby with an introductory reading by Barbara Rockman.. The second reading will take place on Friday, February 7 from 5:00 until 7:00 PM, also at ViVO Contemporary, featuring Paul Biagi, Mike Burwell, Lauren Camp, Shebana Coelho, Miriam Sagan and Lauren Camp reading Darryl Williams’ poem, with an introductory reading by Barbara Rockman. Artists will also be in attendance each evening.

Both readings are free and open to the public. A limited publication of the poetry texts and art images will be available for purchase throughout the show’s duration.


"AS THOUGH ICE BURNED" Ignites Winter’s Chill
December 4, 2013 through January 28, 2014

Almost a century ago William Butler Yeats wrote: “Suddenly I saw the cold and rook-delighting heaven that seemed as though ice burned...” Sparked by this intriguing concept, twelve ViVO Contemporary artists (including Patty Hammarstedt) embrace winter’s chill and explore the inner heat of their art. New works of calligraphy, collage, glass, sculpture, painting and mixed media ignite this show of interplay with fire and ice for ViVO Contemporary’s final show of 2013. This is a show not to be missed - don’t be left out in the cold!
UNFOLDED: Paper, Pages, Pen
July 3 - August 20, 2013
Opening Reception July 5 from 5-7 PM
ViVO Contemporary, 725 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501
The new show at ViVO Contemporary celebrates the versatility, tactility, and metaphoric power of paper. Sculptor Ilse Bole, Book Artist Joy Campbell and Calligrapher Patty Hammarstedt create bodies of work which reveal and highlight the contrasts of each artist's paper based art.
COLORADO SHOW
July 6 - September 3, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, July 6 from 6 - 9 PM
Creative Framing Art Gallery,916 Main Street,Louisville, CO 80027
Patty Hammarstedt exhibits abstract calligraphy.

SOUTHWEST SUBLIME
June 22 - August 21, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, June 22 from 5 - 7 PM
ViVO Contemporary, 725 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Patty Hammarstedt exhibits abstract calligraphy in this themed group show.
DEAD MAN'S BURDEN premier at L.A. Film Festival, June 16, 2012
Title design by Patty Hammarstedt. View the following website to view a trailer for Dead Man's Burden, Jared Moshe's directorial debut of his own script about a post-Civil War brother and sister whose relationship is tested when a mining company expresses an interest in buying their land. http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/e
STRATA: Life Layers
October 5 - 28, 2011; Opening Reception: Friday, October 7 from 5 - 7PM
ViVO Contemporary, 725 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Patty Hammarstedt exhibits abstract calligraphy and book art.
SANTA FE BOOK ARTS GROUP SHOW
September 9 - December 16, 2011, 9PM to 5PM, Monday thru Friday
Opening Reception: Friday, September 9 from 4 - 6 PM
New Mexico State Rotunda Capitol
Two works by Patty Hammarstedt have been accepted into this juried exhibition of artist books. 'Pop Ups' Primer and 'Boxed Journal with Glass Pen' will be displayed
18 DAYS Fine Arts Exhibition!
"Curves", a work of original calligraphy by Patty Hammarstedt was selected for exhibition in "18 DAYS Fine Art Exhibition!". The juried exhibition is jointly sponsored by the New Mexico Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts and The Center for Contemporary Arts and runs February 11 through March 20, 2011 at the Muñoz Waxman Gallery on the CCA campus.
ELEMENTS SOUTHWEST: Awestruck in the Desert
November 10 - December 7, 2010
ViVO Contemporary, 725 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Patty Hammarstedt exhibits calligraphic-based art relating to her experiences in the Land of Enchantment.