Gourmet Dinner & Auction


If you wish to purchase a ticket, please call 505-603-4643.



Above: ARTfeast 2013 Gourmet Dinner, Images courtesy of Alex Ignado
Left: Eldorado Executive Chef Anthony Smith


This unforgettable evening honors artist Phyllis Kapp, including haute cuisine by five of Santa Fe’s tops chefs, vibrant student artworks, and convivial company.

WHEN: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 6:00 PM

WHERE: Eldorado Hotel & Spa, 309 West San Francisco Street

TICKETS: $200 per person, limited seating

TABLE DISCOUNTS: Tables for ten $1,850




HONORARY ARTIST VIDEO SPONSOR: Western Art and Architecture

PHYLLIS KAPP. ARTsmart is proud to honor Phyllis Kapp, a Santa Fe legend whose joyful watercolors have been highlighted at Waxlander Gallery on Canyon Road for nearly three decades.

"Take My Heart and My Hand," by Phyllis Kapp. Live auction item for the 2014 ARTfeast Gourmet Dinner & Auction.

“Take My Heart and My Hand,” by Phyllis Kapp. Live auction item for the 2014 ARTfeast Gourmet Dinner & Auction.

CUISINE. Five sumptuous courses with a dessert-bar finale are created by five of the Santa Fe’s top chefs, headed by Eldorado Executive Chef Anthony Smith. The all-star lineup includes: Juan Bochenski, Executive Chef at Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi; Angel Estrada, Executive Chef at Midtown Bistro; Martín Rios, Owner/Executive Chef at Restaurant Martín, and Kate Wheeler, Food & Spice Guru at Savory Spice Shop.

LIBATIONS. Exceptional wines and spirits selected by sommelier Kate Collins complement each course.

LIVE AUCTION. Be ready to bid on an original watercolor by Kapp and a set of 12 one-of-a-kind hand-painted plates and matching platter designed by fifth-graders in the famed ARTsmart “I Made It!” plate competition. Also on the block is a “Return to Santa Fe” package with a hotel/airfare combo to attend 2015 ARTfeast Santa Fe.

STUDENT ART. In the silent auction, bid on watercolor paintings by Lori Andrew’s Santa Fe High School students mentored by Kapp and 50 winning “I Made It!” one-of-a-kind hand-painted plates that enliven your next dining experience.

“I Made It” Plates: Snowflakes
By Stephanie Morris & Amy Birkan’s Students from Gonzales Elementary

Kaschner Meghan Kaschner










Platter by Meghan Kaschner


Baten Rachel Baten Carey Briannon Carey Chavez Mariah Chavez Espinosa Annika Espinosa
Medina Janiece Medina Montano Mya Montano Olivas Brittany Olivas Padilla Luke Padilla
Silva Anais Silva Sydney Pinon Pacheco Taylor Megan Taylor Wilson Kiera Wilson



Past Honorary Artists

Every year ARTsmart selects an artist who is distinguished not only in New Mexico but throughout the world. As part of his/her mission, the Honorary Artist works with high school students in creating art projects. Past honorary artists include: metalworker Tom Joyce, who inspired students to forge their ideas in iron. Fran Larsen and Sam Scott, who helped students see the world as colors, shapes and lines, and Roxanne Swentzell, whose students expressed how they felt that day in ceramic masks.

2014 Honorary Artist: Phyllis Kapp

2013 Honorary Artist: Star York — watch the video here.
2012 Honorary Artist: Poteet Victory — watch the video here.
2011 Honorary Artist: Rebecca Tobey– watch the video here.
2010 Honorary Artist: Sam Scott — watch the video here.
2009 Honorary Artist: Fran Larsen
2008 Honorary Artist: Roxanne Swentzel
2007 Honorary Artist: Tom Joyce
2006 Honorary Artist: Richard Tuttle
2005 Honorary Artist: Agnes Martin