Sandy Zane – Gallery Owner
sandyz at zanebennettgallery.com
Sandy Zane is the owner, with her husband, Ned Bennett, of form & concept and Zane Bennett Contemporary Art. Ms. Zane is also an accomplished artist and has exhibited her prints and paintings in many solo shows as well as in more than 25 solo, juried, group, and invitational exhibitions primarily in New York and New Mexico.
Ms. Zane has served on the board of the NMSU Foundation and currently serves on the boards of Creative Santa Fe and Creative Startups. Ms. Zane and Mr. Bennett are philanthropists, contributing major gifts to Alzheimer’s research, the Safety Foundation of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and to Santa Fe area educational and arts organizations including the New Mexico Museum Foundation and New Mexico School for the Arts.
In 2012 Ms. Zane was the Remarkable Woman Honoree of the New Mexico Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Ms. Zane earned a B.A. in Arts Administration from Bard Collegein Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. She is a private pilot and owns aircraft for recreation.
Frank Rose – Director
frankr at zanebennettgallery.com
Frank is a creative conductor, passionate about facilitating avenues of support for artists and orchestrating events and experiences that cultivate community, beauty, and wonder. Frank holds a degree in Photography and Digital Media from the University of Houston and is a certified mediator. He founded Gallery 1724, a community arts space in Houston’s Museum District in 2005. He has exhibited his own artwork in several exhibitions in the US, China and in South Korea as an invited artist to the inaugural Donggang River Photography Festival. He served as Press Coordinator for FotoFest, the largest and longest-running photography festival in the US and was the Owner and Publisher of ArtsHouston Magazine before moving with his wife, Kara, to Santa Fe in 2008. Frank has organized tours spanning 8 countries and produced the first Gridfest, a three-day festival bringing together 13 electronic artists from North America to perform and give workshops in Santa Fe. Frank loves expanding consciousness, hiking, good coffee, and tacos.
Brad Hart – Exhibitions Coordinator
bradh at zanebennettgallery.com
Brad Hart is responsible for making all the shows come together. He has a MFA in printmaking from Wichita State University in Kansas and a BFA in drawing from Arizona State University. He is a founding member of the Famous Dead Artists. The group was instrumental in revitalizing the art and gallery scene in downtown Wichita by hosting pop up exhibitions in old warehouses and local businesses as well as traditional gallery venues. He utilizes his somewhat compulsive printmaker nature to make the exhibits look their best.
Clara Holiday – Sales Manager
clarah at zanebennettgallery.com
Clara Holiday is a Graduate of Diamonds and Graduate of Colored Stones from the Gemological Institute of America and has a degree in Fashion Design from City College San Francisco. She sees jewelry as a form of sculpture and believes that personal adornment is a very pure form of self-expression. Clara works to bridge the science of gemology and the art of jewelry design making both more approachable and understandable. She also loves gardening and cooking with her husband Mike.
Jonathan Meade – Gallery Associate
jonathanm at zanebennettgallery.com
Jonathan Meade was born and raised in Santa Fe, NM. He received his BFA from Guilford college in Greensboro, NC. He aspires to influence positive change in the world through his art and other activities and catalyze innovation through creative expression and an optimistic attitude. The principles of earth stewardship, community consciousness and sustainable design are central to his life. At form & concept, Jonathan is principally involved with exhibit installation, event planning, social media, green development, branding and marketing.
Jordan Eddy – Marketing Manager
jordane at zanebennettgallery.com
Jordan is the bridge between form & concept and the wider world. He crafts stories that further our mission to blur the cultural lines between art, craft and design. Jordan holds a BA in journalism from the University of Oregon, where he was the marketing intern at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. He moved to Santa Fe in 2012 to work a three-month internship at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, and quickly found himself immersed in the gallery community. He performed marketing and public relations work for galleries and museums in every Santa Fe art district before landing at form & concept. Jordan also writes for a number of arts publications, and is the co-director of Strangers Collective, a local alliance of emerging creatives. If you are a journalist, please send Jordan a note!
Kate Martin – Marketing & Sales Assistant
katem at zanebennettgallery.com
Kate is a writer and filmmaker from Lawrence, Kansas. She strives to bring the voice and vision of form & concept’s artists to the small screen. She recently graduated from Santa Fe University of Art and Design, where she received her BFA in Film Production. Kate is a Robert Redford Scholar who has been published by HarperTeen. She enjoys eating tacos and watching dogs walk by the gallery.