IT’S ZOZOFEST TIME!

Artist Reservation Form

Break out the plaid shirts and the Pokémon cards! The Annual Burning of Zozobra is the most historic show in town, and before the Old Man goes up in smoke, the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe is stoked for celebrating his impending date with destiny at a chill retro 1990’s themed party! AND IT’S ALL FREE!

Friday, August 26, 2022, 6 – 8 pm 

    • Get into an 90s mood with your favorite tunes, even better if you’re dressed in your most chill 90s style!
    • Take a selfie with Old Man Gloom photobombing over your shoulder!
    • Stuff your glooms inside Zozobra to burn away your worries when he gets torched!
    • Score fantastic Zozobra art by dozens of New Mexico artists for your collection!

Saturday, August 27, 2022, 10 am – 6 pm: 

    • The FABULOUS Zozobra Art Exhibit will be on display!
    • Live entertainment TBD

Sunday, August 28, 2022, 12 am – 4 pm

  • Don’t miss your last chance to see great ZOZOBRA art!

Gather the gang and head Southside to be among the first to meet Zozobra at the FREE Annual ZozoFest and Zozobra Art Show, Friday through Sunday, August 26-28, 2022, at Santa Fe Place Mall, located at 4250 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507. ZozoFest is located in the space next to Boot Barn at the western end of the Mall.

Come get a first-look preview of Santa Fe’s biggest malcontent, before his ginormous head and cavernous body are joined together and hauled up the pole to meet his immortal foe, the Fire Spirit, at the 98th Annual Burning of Zozobra at Fort Marcy Park on Friday, September 02, 2022. You can even put your own glooms right into ZOZOBRA and view his enormous head before it is joined to his body! 

The ZozoFest Art Exhibit recognizes the importance of Zozobra as an icon for the city of Santa Fe. The Burning of Zozobra is an unforgettable spectacle that has inspired artwork for over nine decades, and ZozoFest brings hundreds of inspired depictions of Santa Fe’s favorite grouch to one place. Old Man Gloom’s dedicated fans can purchase one-of-a-kind artwork, limited edition prints, sculptures, photographs, and creative works in a variety of media to take home. Hundreds of drawings created by Santa Fe Public School students will also be on display, showcasing the enduring love for Santa Fe’s oldest grouch.

“When the Kiwanis Club builds Zozobra, we accept that we have to get rid of him,” says Zozobra Event Chair, Ray Sandoval. “This is his entire purpose, but the artwork created in his likeness gives him a chance to stay alive year-round, existing as an important element in our history and culture.  The art show is also extremely inclusive. We’ve never had to turn down any artists and the entry fee is ZERO. It doesn’t matter if it’s an artist’s first time showing in an art show or their 100th––all are welcome.

This year, ZozoFest sends Zozobra into the 1990s for the Decades Project, so we can all imagine a trip to the era of boy bands and the Fresh Prince!  ZozoFest caps off the City of Santa Fe’s summer season with the following fun ways to connect to this iconic tradition:

Friday, August 26, 2022, 6 – 8 pm 

    • Get into an 90s mood with your favorite tunes, even better if you’re dressed in your most chill 90s style!
    • Take a selfie with Old Man Gloom photobombing over your shoulder!
    • Stuff your glooms inside Zozobra to burn away your worries when he gets torched!
    • Score fantastic Zozobra art by dozens of New Mexico artists for your collection!

Saturday, August 27, 2022, 10 am – 6 pm: 

    • The FABULOUS Zozobra Art Exhibit will be on display!
    • Live entertainment TBD

Sunday, August 28, 2022, 12 am – 4 pm

  • Don’t miss your last chance to see great ZOZOBRA art!

The Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe will have lots of fun items on display: historical artwork; photography & contemporary works for sale by local Santa Fe artists; and signed posters and Zozobra merchandise including the 2022 Official T-shirt and poster  will be available!

 

CELEBRATE THE END OF SUMMER WITH THIS FREE BASH AND SAVE THE DATE TO SAY GOOD-BYE TO GLOOM AT THE 98TH BURNING OF ZOZOBRA AT FORT MARCY PARK ON Friday, September 02, 2022!!!

ZozoFest Artist Reservation Form

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      I hereby certify that my ZozoFest art entry, which is described above is an original work of authorship by me, the undersigned ARTIST, and that I did not copy it from, nor does it include, any other person’s copyrighted work. Furthermore, I have the right to display and/or sell,the Zozofest Art work entry, free from any claim by any other person and/or entity.
      I represent and warrant that Kiwanis Club has relied on my representations contained in this form, including the Originality Certification. I agree to indemnify Kiwanis Club from and against any and all losses, liability, claims, actions, settlements, damages, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, that Kiwanis Club may incur or suffer arising out of or in any way related to the ZozoFest Art Entry or as a result of my actions or violations of my representations and warranties herein, including but not limited to claims of copyright infringement.
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