Medical Fund


The Santa Fe Artists’ Medical Fund was founded in 1996 by artist Armond Lara and a group of individuals concerned about the problems faced by professional artists lacking medical insurance. Since its inception, the Santa Fe Artists Medical Fund has assisted many artists during times of medical needs through grants administered by the Santa Fe Community Foundation.

Despite changes to health care laws our fund remains pertinent to the Santa Fe community by helping artists meet their healthcare needs by paying hospitals, doctors and other medical expenses.

The Flying Blue Buffalo
Painting by Armond Lara
Courtesy of form + concept, Santa Fe NM

“This organization grew out of the awareness that artists are a vital part of the economic state of New Mexico…” —ARMOND LARA

Holiday Party & Silent Auction – December 17, 2017

In 2017, we are celebrating 21 years of providing medical assistance to our Santa Fe artists in need. Every year, the Santa Fe Artists’ Medical Fund organizes a Holiday Party and Silent Auction to raise additional resources for the Permanent Fund. More than 200 local artists donate artwork that are 6″ x 6″. This year, Matthew Rowe of the Addison Rowe Gallery will head the team that expertly hangs the show. Jesse Blanchard, Tony Sandoval and Dylan Owens of Gavin Collier and Company Custom Framing will frame the pieces. Gavin Collier and Company is our newest Major Sponsor graciously offering to provide the framing for the Auction. We are fortunate in having Paul King’s Paper Tiger and his awesome team of Robert, Annie and the rest of the team. They have been enthusiastically assisting us with our design and printing needs. The 2017 Holiday Party and Silent Auction will be hosted by the Yares Art Projects, Santa Fe Modern and Rippel Metal located at 1222 Flagman Way, Santa Fe.

The funds that are raised are disbursed throughout the year to professional artists in Santa Fe with medical needs.

Levels of Contribution









All levels of contribution will receive recognition in our advertising, email announcements, on social media with our Website and Facebook page and at the Annual Party and Silent Auction!  Please note that we are a nonprofit 501 (C)3 organization under the umbrella of the Santa Fe Community Foundation.  All donations and gifts are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.


Learn more about how to Make a Donation.