Our Mission

The Wonder Institute of Santa Fe - Art Salons & Consulting The Wonder Institute provides inspiration, information, and education on a wide variety of contemporary issues in (the world of) the Arts, the environment, and the socio-political questions of our time to an inquiring and engaged public. The Wonder Institute pursues its mission through a variety of projects, lectures, workshops, Salons, consultations, performances, and exhibitions, as well as through cutting-edge techniques of the 21st Century.

Private Consulting with Artists

Linda Durham Private ConsultingFor Artists who wonder how to (successfully) navigate the labyrinth that is today’s art world, consider a private appointment or series of appointments with Linda Durham. She will critique your materials (gently, honestly) and advise you on presentation and direction.


Fee is based on a Sliding Scale: $200 – $100 per Session (Sessions last from one to two hours).

Current Salon


"Working Wonders For Artists": a problem-solving, discussion-based Salon for motivated mid-career Artists who have reached (perhaps), an impasse in their pursuit of success and/or satisfaction in their work and career. We will identify the professional pitfalls and personal stumbling blocks encountered by the participants in today's complicated Art World and "excavate" the causes and explore workable solutions.

Eight consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 beginning February 18th. Limited to ten Artists. Inspiring guests. Facilitated by Linda Durham. Light refreshments.


For more information: eMail Linda at

Wonder Institute Adopts the River!

watershed-associationIn February 2014, The Wonder Institute demonstrated its support of the Santa Fe Adopt a River Project by sponsoring a stretch of river between Galisteo and Sandoval streets in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Join us. Learn more. Keep our Living Rivers alive.

The Santa Fe Watershed Association and the City and County of Santa Fe partner on the Adopt-the-River program to enlist businesses, groups, and individuals to help take care of the river.

Sponsors and Stewards are credited with their name and logo on hanging signs along their section of river. Their ultimate goal is to continue bringing the river back to life.