Fine Art Friday ~ With Tamara Burgh

June 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Fine Art Friday ~ With Tamara Burgh

June 10 @ 2:00 pm 4:00 pm

**Fine Art Friday Programming is included in Museum Admission**

Let’s make animal self-portraits!

Fine Art Friday is a weekly exploration into the arts with special guests and hands-on activities.

Guest Artist Tamara Burgh will help all tap into their creative side with this fun project!


Moving alternately between Colorado and Illinois as a child, Tamara (Swede Inupiaq/Kawerak) jokes she was raised on Interstate 80. As an adult, she has lived  and worked in Alaska, Australia, Wisconsin and the Chicago area establishing  careers in graphic arts, product design, contract sculptor and publishing.  

For some twelve years she put her career on hold to care for her dementia-inflicted  mother. After mother passed away in 2016, Tamara prioritized her creativity to that of a  fine artist and relocated her home and studio from Arkansas to Santa Fe, New  Mexico.  

Tamara has always been an avid student of religion, spiritual symbolism,  mysticism and classical and Native American myth. Through her metaphysical  studies she has established a library of books by authors such as Clarissa Pinkola  Estes, Joseph Campbell, Jidda Krishnamurti, Carolyn Myss, David R. Hawkins,  Abraham Hicks, and many more. 

The majority of her life Tamara lived and worked in Caucasian suburbia while her  Native heritage remained in the background. Her art now focuses on what her  Nativeness means to her, specifically how to image her experiences and beliefs as a  mixed-race woman who’s cultural heritages are radically different. Her work is  typically an autobiographical symbolic reinterpretation of her experiences and  cultural and spiritual beliefs.  

Tamara’s creative work is a spiritual process inspired within archetypes, myth,  scripture and universal ideas as well as carefully considered symbols of her own.  Her concepts inform the medium and most of her highly detailed and complex  work takes years to complete.  “I choose to make art that is aesthetically complex and presents an element of the  sacred. I hope to make works of art that viewers can’t help but explore when they walk  into the room.”

In partnership with:

**Fine Art Friday Programming is included in Museum Admission**

This project is supported in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Fine Art Fridays are  also sponsored by:


June 10
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Santa Fe Children’s Museum
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Santa Fe, 87505 United States
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