Community Partnerships


ArtWorks visits some of Santa Fe’s world class performing and visual arts organizations. We thank the staff and supporters of these organizations, without whom ArtWorks would not exist.

Performing Arts Organizations and Works
Santa Fe Opera
Santa Fe Symphony and Chorus
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
Santa Fe Concert Association
Serenata of Santa Fe
Santa Fe Pro-Musica
Lensic Performing Arts Center

Visual Arts Organizations and Exhibitions
New Mexico Museum of Art
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian
SITE Santa Fe
Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
New Mexico History Museum

Museum of International Folk Art 


In addition to these organizations, ArtWorks selects a local poet to give a reading for students. ArtWorks Teaching Artist and Poet Esmé Olivia provides classroom workshops to all students who attend the reading. ArtWorks produces an annual Poetry Anthology which includes student poetry inspired by the reading and artwork from visual units of study.

The iconic courtyard at the New Mexico Museum of Art during an ArtWorks student exhibition


ArtWorks is a program of the Partners in Education Foundation for the Santa Fe Public Schools. Partners is an independent non-profit organization that links the community (citizens, businesses, nonprofits and government agencies) with its public schools in productive partnerships. 


Partners in Education serves Santa Fe’s publicly funded primary and secondary schools: the New Mexico School for the Deaf, the Santa Fe Indian School and the Santa Fe Public Schools.


Partners in Education works to effect positive change in the schools by working directly with teachers. Partners in Education continuously seeks to improve education in Santa Fe by providing ways to achieve creative, cost-effective and innovative solutions to educational problems.

Contact Information

PO Box 23374, Santa Fe, NM 87502


Partners in Education Foundation Staff

Sarah Amador-Guzman, Executive Director

Claire LaRose, ArtWorks Program Director

Shelley Cohen, Office Manager and Field Trip Coordinator

Partners in Education Foundation Board

Emily Garcia, Chair

Sotheby’s International Realty

Tricia Gunter, Treasurer
First National 1870

Tom Kellogg, Secretary
Hospitality Executive

Keith Burks

Property Management 

Ned Jacobs
Quezada Jacobs Family Agency – Allstate

Andrea Kavanaugh

State Employees Credit Union

Christopher Leslie

Pandemonium Productions

John Odell 

John Odell Associates


Joan Shandler


Mary Schulz

Gallerist; Arts Professional

Denise Thomas


Ex Officio 

Hilario “Larry” Chavez
Superintendent, Santa Fe Public Schools


Carmen Gonzales
Santa Fe Public Schools Board of Education