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A Celebration of Life through Color, by Elizabeth Mesh

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A Celebration of Life through Color, by Elizabeth Mesh

Artist Elizabeth Mesh specializes in fine art Pysanky eggs and watercolors, both of which incorporate elements of her European ancestry. She is the owner of New Mexico Artists for Hire, a group of artists which teaches, entertains, and team builds using art. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Ms. Mesh’s & Artists for Hire’s wide range of workshop offerings, including Traditional & Southwestern Egg Painting and Bike, Hike, and Raft with Art. For more information, please visit  nmartistsforhire.com  or...

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Just Yesterday, by Theo Helmstadter

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Just Yesterday, by Theo Helmstadter

Santa Fe potter Theo Helmstadter specializes in stoneware ceramics for both the fine art collector and the everyday user. His studio-gallery, Green River Pottery, located at the Lena Street Lofts, is open daily. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced Pottery with Theo Helmstadter. The following was originally published on August 4, 2014, on Mr. Helmstadter’s blog at greenriverpottery.com. See the original post here. Recently I’ve been trying to make my blog posts mostly pictures, few words. But this...

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Five Questions with Jane Shoenfeld

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Five Questions with Jane Shoenfeld

Pastel and mixed media artist Jane Shoenfeld has more than 20 years of experience as a fine arts teacher and art therapist. Her work has been included in exhibitions through the Smithsonian Institute, the Las Cruces Museum, Millicent Rogers Museum, and Brooklyn Museum. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Ms. Shoenfeld’s ongoing workshops, Art Adventures in the Southwest. For more information, please visit skyfields.net or santafecreativetourism.org.     Five Questions with Jane Shoenfeld SFCT:  What do you wish you had...

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Five Questions with Sasha Linda Wasko

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Five Questions with Sasha Linda Wasko

Sasha Linda Wasko is an internationally known artist and art educator whose work has been exhibited and honored on five continents. A virtuoso artist, Ms. Wasko has established herself in a variety of media, including printmaking, photography, film, and painting. Her 25 years of experience as an art instructor include tenures with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Santa Fe International Academy of Art. You can view her work and extensive bio at artgraze.com, sashawaskoart.com, and nmphotoguide.org. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is...

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The Territory of Emotions: Intuitive Painting with Julie Claire

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The Territory of Emotions: Intuitive Painting with Julie Claire

Artist and creativity coach Julie Claire, owner of Full Bloom Coaching, has worked as a singer/songwriter, painter, and co-owner of a ceramics art business. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present her upcoming workshops: Paint Big, Live Big! Intuitive Painting with Julie Claire and Intuitive Painting with Julie Claire: Release the Old, Invoke the New. For more information, please visit fullbloomcoaching.com or santafecreativetourism.org. The Territory of Emotions: Intuitive Painting with Julie Claire  by Luke Fannin Here in Santa Fe, we...

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What Does It Mean to Be a Creative Visionary?

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What Does It Mean to Be a Creative Visionary?

by Lauren Mantecón   Originally posted on Lauren Mantecón’s blog, Creating from the Core:  http://totellitlikeitis.blogspot.com/2014/06/what-does-it-mean-to-be-creative_3.html. I just returned to Santa Fe from teaching a four day workshop – “Engaging The Creative Visionary – The Unplanned Painting” at The Center for the Arts in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  It was a majestic drive traversing the red rocks of New Mexico into Chama – hitting hot springs all through Colorado – then ascending into peaks and valleys through...

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It’s Raining in Questa: Photo of the Week from Steven Bundy

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It’s Raining in Questa: Photo of the Week from Steven Bundy

Landscape photographer Steven Bundy specializes in rural, rustic, and vintage Americana images. His work has been featured at the Old Pass Gallery in Raton, NM, and the Ordover Gallery at the San Diego Museum of Fine Art, among many others, and has received such accolades as “3rd Place Honor of Distinction” at the 2013 International Photography Masters Cup. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Steven Bundy Photo Tours, full and half-day tours in and around northern New Mexico. For more information, please...

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Santa Fe Art League: New Non-Profit Supports Santa Fe Artists

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Santa Fe Art League: New Non-Profit Supports Santa Fe Artists

Santa Fe Creative Tourism is pleased to support the efforts of the Santa Fe Art League, a new non-profit organization headed by artists George Hughes and Lindy Teresi. SFAL, which aims to support artists by providing workshop and studio space, gallery shows, and other events, benefits from the consulting of local business owners and arts supporters Ron Whitmore (Artisan) and John Arnold (Santa Fe Luxury Builders). For more info, visit santafeartleague.org or email info@santafeartleague.org. See their official announcement below:    ...

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Wax Duet: Ellen Koment at Karan Ruhlen Gallery

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Wax Duet: Ellen Koment at Karan Ruhlen Gallery

Artist Ellen Koment has been working with encaustic for more than twenty years. She received her BFA from the Cooper Union Art School in New York, and her M.A. in painting from UC Berkeley. Her work has appeared in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Box Gallery, and the California Museum of Art, among many others, and she is currently represented by Karan Ruhlen Gallery. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present New Mexico Encaustic Workshops with Ellen Koment. For more about the artist, please visit ellenkoment.com. For more about...

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Four Hands, Two Views, One Vision: The Collaborative Artwork of Linda Storm & Pablo Perea

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Four Hands, Two Views, One Vision: The Collaborative Artwork of Linda Storm & Pablo Perea

by Linda Storm “Their cultures collide on canvas in a creative collaboration that has spawned an innovative approach to fine art.” – David Schwartz Pablo Perea and I have an incredible friendship, and we paint on the same canvases. There is a fascination about that. Many ask, How? Why? We too are fascinated. So begins our story: Pablo was a physician in Cuba when he began to paint with his artistic friends. He become well known as an artist and received permission to travel abroad to go to his art openings. He met the love of his life...

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Green River Pottery Five-Year Anniversary Show & Sale

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Green River Pottery Five-Year Anniversary Show & Sale

Theo Helmstadter founded Green River Pottery in 1998. He specializes in stoneware ceramics and teaches all-levels workshops at his studio-gallery. A former English teacher, Theo blogs about his life and work as an artist with articulate insight at greenriverpottery.com/blog. This month, Theo and Green River Pottery celebrate five years in their Lena Street Lofts location with a special show and sale. More from Theo below:       Green River Pottery Five-Year Anniversary Show & Sale:  July 25 – 27, Friday through...

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Open Studio Reception at Poldi Studios

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Open Studio Reception at Poldi Studios

Come by and see new works by Julianna Poldi and Connie Deschamps and learn more about painting workshops! What:      Open Studio Reception When:     Thursday, July 24th, 5-7PM Where:    Poldi Studios: The Lofts 3600 Cerrillos Rd  #739, Santa Fe, NM As seen in the July 2014 issue of THE Magazine, Santa Fe’s Monthly Magazine of and for the Arts. Poldi Studio / Workshops by SantaFe...

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Five Questions with Elizabeth Mesh

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Five Questions with Elizabeth Mesh

Artist Elizabeth Mesh specializes in fine art Pysanky eggs and watercolors, both of which incorporate elements of her European ancestry. She is the owner of New Mexico Artists for Hire, a group of artists which teaches, entertains, and team builds using art. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Ms. Mesh’s & Artists for Hire’s wide range of workshop offerings, including Traditional & Southwestern Egg Painting and Bike, Hike, and Raft with Art. For more information, please visit  nmartistsforhire.com  or...

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Art is Breathing: Elizabeth Mesh & New Mexico Artists for Hire

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Art is Breathing: Elizabeth Mesh & New Mexico Artists for Hire

Artist Elizabeth Mesh specializes in fine art Pysanky eggs and watercolors, both of which incorporate elements of her European ancestry. She is the owner of New Mexico Artists for Hire, a group of artists which teaches, entertains, and team builds using art. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Ms. Mesh’s & Artists for Hire’s wide range of workshop offerings, including Ancient Egg Decorating, a featured workshop in DIY Santa Fe 2014, and The Amazing Santa Fe Art Race. For more information, please visit...

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Five Questions with Shirley Crow

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Five Questions with Shirley Crow

Abstract oil painter Shirley Crow creates “dreamy, amorphous depictions of swelling, abstract energies” (THE Magazine). Her work has been featured at the Zane Bennett Contemporary Art Gallery, the Buddy Holly Center, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, among many others. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Ms. Crow’s ongoing Santa Fe Creativity Workshops. For more information, please visit shirleycrow.com or santafecreativetourism.org.       Five Questions with Shirley Crow SFCT:  What do you wish...

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Escape from Chaos: Christine Hauber on Waiting

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Escape from Chaos: Christine Hauber on Waiting

Christine Hauber has been a professional photographer for nearly 20 years. She specializes in infrared and texture overlay photography. In 2001, began a 50,000-mile journey criss-crossing the United States, photographing the working people of our nation. Her book, Working in the USA, was published in 2006.  Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Ms. Hauber’s upcoming workshops: “2-Day Perfect Photo Suite 8 Crash Course in Santa Fe, New Mexico” and “2014 Santa Fe 5-Day Digital Photography Bootcamp,” both...

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Plan Your Summer Vacation with Santa Fe Creative Tourism!

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Plan Your Summer Vacation with Santa Fe Creative Tourism!

Hello and happy summer from Santa Fe Creative Tourism! As usual, the slate here is chock-full for the season, with more happening every day, making Santa Fe the perfect destination for a creative, dynamic summer trip. Here’s what’s on tap for the next few weeks: The Santa Fe Studio Tour 2014 is scheduled for Friday, June 27 – Sunday, June 29. This is a wonderful chance for visitors to discover new artists, tour their open studios, purchase art, and enjoy a fun, relaxing, art-filled weekend. The festivities begin Friday with a preview...

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Capo di Muro: A Work-in-Progress with Tony Buchen

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Capo di Muro: A Work-in-Progress with Tony Buchen

A metal sculptor for 25 years, Tony Buchen transitioned to three-dimensional virtual modeling full time in 2000. He and his collaborator, Jeralyn Goodwin, create photographs, videos, and 3-D prints of their virtual models, which can be seen at their studio and gallery in Santa Fe’s Railyard Art District. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Mr. Buchen’s ongoing workshop: Made in the Future: Working in Virtual Space. For more information, please visit buchen-goodwin.com  or  santafecreativetourism.org. Capo di Muro: A...

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Five Questions with Christine Hauber

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Five Questions with Christine Hauber

Christine Hauber has been a professional photographer for nearly 20 years. She specializes in infrared and texture overlay photography. In 2001, began a 50,000-mile journey criss-crossing the United States, photographing the working people of our nation. Her book, Working in the USA, was published in 2006.  Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Ms. Hauber’s upcoming workshops: “2-Day Perfect Photo Suite 8 Crash Course in Santa Fe, New Mexico” and “2014 Santa Fe 5-Day Digital Photography Bootcamp,” both...

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Writing with Light: Outdoor Photography Workshops with Michael DeYoung

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Writing with Light: Outdoor Photography Workshops with Michael DeYoung

Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Michael DeYoung’s ongoing DeYoung Outdoor Photography Workshops. For more information, please visit deyoungoutdoorphotography.com or santafecreativetourism.org.           Writing with Light: Outdoor Photography Workshops with Michael DeYoung by Luke Fannin Landscape and lifestyle photographer Michael DeYoung has always been drawn to the outdoors. “I’m innately an outdoor enthusiast,” he says, describing how he started taking pictures in the first...

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Music Made Visible: Sandra Duran Wilson on “On the Bright Side of the Moon”

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Music Made Visible: Sandra Duran Wilson on “On the Bright Side of the Moon”

Abstract collage artist Sandra Duran Wilson creates dramatic, textural paintings inspired by her interest in music, science, and the wide variety of art materials she uses. She is currently represented by Pippin Contemporary and Fyre Gallery, among others. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Ms. Duran Wilson’s workshops: Fun with Venetian Plaster and Playing with Plexi, as well as her ongoing mixed media workshops. For more information, please visit sandraduranwilson.com or santafecreativetourism.org.  Music Made Visible:...

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Visionary Painting, Art Journaling, and Tarot with Lisa de St. Croix

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Visionary Painting, Art Journaling, and Tarot with Lisa de St. Croix

Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Lisa de St. Croix’s ongoing workshops: “Visionary Painting,” “Creating your own Tarot Deck,” and “Travel and Nature Visual Journaling.” For more information, please visit lisadestcroix.com or santafecreativetourism.org.       Visionary Painting, Art Journaling, and Tarot with Lisa de St. Croix by Luke Fannin For Santa Fe artist Lisa de St. Croix, art has always been a personal quest, one which began in her youth and has continued to this day. She believes strongly in the uniquely...

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Pumpkin Gardener: A Work-in-Progress by Andrea Lozano

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Pumpkin Gardener: A Work-in-Progress by Andrea Lozano

Andrea Lozano has been drawing and painting for as long as she can remember. Formally trained at Olivet College and Western Michigan University, she is the co-founder of the Michigan Chapter of the American Society of Portrait Artists. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Ms. Lozano’s Art of Living Workshops, including “Selfie in Oil” and “Landscape Escape,” held in her picturesque Eldorado studio. For more information, please visit  artistandrealozano.com. Pumpkin Gardener: A Work-in-Progress by Andrea...

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To Catch a Stick of Fire: Creative Tourism Journeys to the Bahamas, Part Two

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To Catch a Stick of Fire: Creative Tourism Journeys to the Bahamas, Part Two

Earlier this year, Creative Nassau, a Bahamian creative tourism movement, submitted an application for membership in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. Throughout the application process, Creative Nassau has looked to Santa Fe and Santa Fe Creative Tourism as a model for the kind of community-fostering tourism and arts industries they would like to build. The following is their story. For more information on UNESCO and the Creative Cities Network, see our previous post, Santa Fe & the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, or visit...

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May Greetings from Santa Fe Creative Tourism!

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May Greetings from Santa Fe Creative Tourism!

Greetings from Santa Fe Creative Tourism! Here’s what’s been happening in the City Different: Congratulations are in order for Lauryl Eddlemon, winner of the latest edition of the Santa Fe Creative Tourism Sweepstakes. Lauryl’s name was selected at random from among dozens of qualified entries, entitling her to a free night at the Heritage Hotel of her choosing and an Image Transfer on Clay Workshop with Magpie Pottery. Lauryl is a graphic designer from Austin, Texas, and is looking forward to visiting Santa Fe again. Read more here:...

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To Catch a Stick of Fire: Creative Tourism Journeys to the Bahamas, Part One

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To Catch a Stick of Fire: Creative Tourism Journeys to the Bahamas, Part One

Earlier this year, Creative Nassau, a Bahamian creative tourism movement, submitted an application for membership in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. Throughout the application process, Creative Nassau has looked to Santa Fe and Santa Fe Creative Tourism as a model for the kind of community-fostering tourism and arts industries they would like to build. The following is their story. For more information on UNESCO and the Creative Cities Network, see our previous post, Santa Fe & the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, or visit...

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Five Questions with Andrea Lozano

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Five Questions with Andrea Lozano

Andrea Lozano has been drawing and painting for as long as she can remember. Formally trained at Olivet College and Western Michigan University, she is the co-founder of the Michigan Chapter of the American Society of Portrait Artists. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Ms. Lozano’s Art of Living Workshops, including “Selfie in Oil” and “Landscape Escape,” held in her picturesque Eldorado studio. For more information, please visit  artistandrealozano.com. Five Questions with Andrea Lozano   SFCT:...

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Congratulations, Lauryl Eddlemon, Winner of the 2014 SFCT Sweepstakes!

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Congratulations, Lauryl Eddlemon, Winner of the 2014 SFCT Sweepstakes!

Santa Fe Creative Tourism is a project of the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission. With a directory of over 200 artists and unique workshops, SFCT offers more than 1000 hands-on opportunities every year to participate in Santa Fe’s rich arts culture and heritage. Find the workshop for you at santafecreativetourism.org.       Congratulations, Lauryl Eddlemon, Winner of the 2014 SFCT Sweepstakes! Santa Fe Creative Tourism is pleased to announce Lauryl Eddlemon of Austin, Texas, as the winner of the 2014 Santa Fe Creative Tourism...

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A Different Side of Americana: Photography Tours with Steven Bundy

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A Different Side of Americana: Photography Tours with Steven Bundy

Landscape photographer Steven Bundy specializes in rural, rustic, and vintage Americana images. His work has been featured at the Old Pass Gallery in Raton, NM, and the Ordover Gallery at the San Diego Museum of Fine Art, among many others, and has received such accolades as “3rd Place Honor of Distinction” at the 2013 International Photography Masters Cup. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Steven Bundy Photo Tours, full and half-day tours in and around northern New Mexico. For more information, please visit...

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Living Artfully: Painting Workshops with Andrea Lozano, Part Two

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Living Artfully: Painting Workshops with Andrea Lozano, Part Two

Andrea Lozano has been drawing and painting for as long as she can remember. Formally trained at Olivet College and Western Michigan University, she is the co-founder of the Michigan Chapter of the American Society of Portrait Artists. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Ms. Lozano’s Art of Living Workshops, including “Selfie in Oil” and “Landscape Escape,” held in her picturesque Eldorado studio. For more information, please visit artistandrealozano.com.     Living Artfully: Painting...

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Living Artfully: Painting Workshops with Andrea Lozano, Part One

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Living Artfully: Painting Workshops with Andrea Lozano, Part One

Andrea Lozano has been drawing and painting for as long as she can remember. Formally trained at Olivet College and Western Michigan University, she is the co-founder of the Michigan Chapter of the American Society of Portrait Artists. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Ms. Lozano’s Art of Living Workshops, including “Selfie in Oil” and “Landscape Escape,” held in her picturesque Eldorado studio. For more information, please visit artistandrealozano.com.     Living Artfully: Painting...

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Testimonial: Intuitive Painting Workshops with Julie Claire

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Testimonial: Intuitive Painting Workshops with Julie Claire

Artist and creativity coach Julie Claire, owner of Full Bloom Coaching, has worked as a singer/songwriter, painter, and co-owner of a ceramics art business. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present her upcoming workshops: Paint Big, Live Big! Intuitive Painting with Julie Claire and Intuitive Painting with Julie Claire: Adventuring in Color. For more information, visit fullbloomcoaching.com. We asked students to tell us about their workshop experiences with Santa Fe Creative Tourism artists. Here are several testimonials from the...

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Santa Fe Creative Tourism announces “Drop-in Fun with Clay Monoprints,” a Part of the 2nd Annual Celebrate Tourism Day

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Santa Fe Creative Tourism announces “Drop-in Fun with Clay Monoprints,” a Part of the 2nd Annual Celebrate Tourism Day

SANTA FE,NM–April 15, 2014: In conjunction with the 2nd Annual Celebrate Tourism Day, presented by the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce and the Santa Fe Convention and Visitors Bureau, Santa Fe Creative Tourism and Valdes Art Workshops are pleased to announce “Fun with Clay Monoprints,” an exciting all-ages drop-in workshop with American contemporary narrative artist Darlene Olivia McElroy, to be held at the Santa Fe Creative Tourism booth on May 1, 2014, from 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. during the Celebrate Santa Fe Tourism Expo at the...

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Spring Has Sprung! Here’s What’s Happening at Santa Fe Creative Tourism!

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Spring Has Sprung! Here’s What’s Happening at Santa Fe Creative Tourism!

Hello and Happy Spring from Santa Fe Creative Tourism! There’s a lot that’s been happening in Santa Fe recently, and even more in the coming months, so let’s get down to it: DIY Santa Fe: A Creative Tourism Journey 2014 is in the books. We want to offer our sincere gratitude to everyone who participated and helped to make such a big success. With dozens of artists offering hundreds of workshops in just 31 days, the thank-you list is a long one indeed! The Santa Fe Creative Tourism Sweepstakes ends tomorrow! Don’t miss out on this chance to...

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The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission To Host Artist Professional Training Workshops in the Community Gallery

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The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission To Host Artist Professional Training Workshops in the Community Gallery

SANTA FE, NM—The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission is proud to host its annual series of Artist Professional Training Courses to educate and assist artists in their careers. All events will take place in the Community Gallery, located at 201 West Marcy Street, inside the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. ALL CLASSES ARE HELD FROM 6:00 TO 7:00 P.M. AT THE SANTA FE COMMUNITY GALLERY, 201 WEST MARCY STREET, Santa Fe, NM PLEASE RSVP TO 505.955.6705 or email rdlambert@santafenm.gov   FREE 2014 CLASS SERIES   May 13 - Introduction to...

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Santa Fe & the UNESCO Creative Cities Network

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Santa Fe & the UNESCO Creative Cities Network

IF YOU’VE SPENT any time at all here at santafecreativetourism.org, you likely have noticed that we’re particularly proud of the City of Santa Fe’s status as a member of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) Creative Cities Network. The cities comprising this network are united in their common goals of creating cultural diversity and sustainable urban development, and are recognized as “creative hubs” and “socio-cultural clusters.” Member cities are chosen to represent one of seven creative...

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Immediacy Without Recourse: Encaustic Workshops with Ellen Koment–Part Two

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Immediacy Without Recourse: Encaustic Workshops with Ellen Koment–Part Two

Artist Ellen Koment has been working with encaustic for more than twenty years. She received her BFA from the Cooper Union Art School in New York, and her M.A. in painting from UC Berkeley. Her work has appeared in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Waxlander Gallery, and the California Museum of Art, among many others, and she is currently represented by Karan Ruhlen Gallery. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present New Mexico Encaustic Workshops with Ellen Koment. For more about the artist, please visit ellenkoment.com. For more...

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Immediacy Without Recourse: Encaustic Workshops with Ellen Koment–Part One

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Immediacy Without Recourse: Encaustic Workshops with Ellen Koment–Part One

Artist Ellen Koment has been working with encaustic for more than twenty years. She received her BFA from the Cooper Union Art School in New York, and her M.A. in painting from UC Berkeley. Her work has appeared in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Waxlander Gallery, and the California Museum of Art, among many others, and she is currently represented by Karan Ruhlen Gallery. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present New Mexico Encaustic Workshops with Ellen Koment. For more about the artist, please visit ellenkoment.com. For more...

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The Gathering Place: Knitting & Weaving Workshops with Miriam Leth-Espensen–Part Two

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The Gathering Place: Knitting & Weaving Workshops with Miriam Leth-Espensen–Part Two

Fiber artist Miriam Leth-Espensen, owner and operator of Miriam’s Well and the Santa Fe School of Weaving, has more than 50 years of professional knitting, weaving, and design experience. Her boutique store in downtown Santa Fe features her finished work, knitting and weaving kits of her own design, and Santa Fe’s largest selection of weaving, knitting, and spinning materials. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Ms. Leth-Espensen’s ongoing fiber arts workshops. For more information, please visit...

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The Gathering Place: Knitting & Weaving Workshops with Miriam Leth-Espensen–Part One

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The Gathering Place: Knitting & Weaving Workshops with Miriam Leth-Espensen–Part One

Fiber artist Miriam Leth-Espensen, owner and operator of Miriam’s Well and the Santa Fe School of Weaving, has more than 50 years of professional knitting, weaving, and design experience. Her boutique store in downtown Santa Fe features her finished work, knitting and weaving kits of her own design, and Santa Fe’s largest selection of weaving, knitting, and spinning materials. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Ms. Leth-Espensen’s ongoing fiber arts workshops. For more information, please visit...

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Santa Fe Studio Tour 2014

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Santa Fe Studio Tour 2014

              Santa Fe Studio Tour Invites Visitors to Discover and Tour Artists’ Open Studios for an Art-Filled Weekend June 27 – 29, 2014   WHO: 60 Santa Fe Artists opening their studios to the public.   WHAT: SANTA FE STUDIO TOUR 2014.   WHEN: 3 Days: Friday, June 27, 2014 – Sunday, June 29, 2014. Preview Party & Group Show – Friday, June 27, 2014 5:30pm – 7:30pm at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design Gallery Space Saturday, June 28, 2014 10:00am – 5:00pm; all art studios open...

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Where Art & Science Join: Mixed Media Workshops with Sandra Duran Wilson–Part Two

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Where Art & Science Join: Mixed Media Workshops with Sandra Duran Wilson–Part Two

Abstract collage artist Sandra Duran Wilson creates dramatic, textural paintings inspired by her interest in music, science, and the wide variety of art materials she uses. She is currently represented by Pippin Contemporary  and Fyre Gallery, among others. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Ms. Duran Wilson’s workshops:  Fun with Venetian Plaster and Playing with Plexi, as well as her ongoing mixed media workshops, all part of DIY Santa Fe 2014. For more information, please visit  sandraduranwilson.com  or...

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What is the Economic Value of Creative Tourism in Santa Fe, New Mexico?

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What is the Economic Value of Creative Tourism in Santa Fe, New Mexico?

Did you offer art or art related workshops in Santa Fe, NM in 2013?   If so, you are invited to participate in a research project titled What is the Economic Value of Creative Tourism in Santa Fe, New Mexico?, conducted by Brent Hanifl from the University of Oregon’s Arts and Administration Program. The purpose of this research project is to identify the economic value of “Creative Tourism” (workshop) activity in Santa Fe, New Mexico. You were sought / selected to participate in this study because you offer art related workshops to the...

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Where Art & Science Join: Mixed Media Workshops with Sandra Duran Wilson–Part One

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Where Art & Science Join: Mixed Media Workshops with Sandra Duran Wilson–Part One

Abstract collage artist Sandra Duran Wilson creates dramatic, textural paintings inspired by her interest in music, science, and the wide variety of art materials she uses. She is currently represented by Pippin Contemporary  and Fyre Gallery, among others. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Ms. Duran Wilson’s workshops:  Fun with Venetian Plaster and Playing with Plexi, as well as her ongoing mixed media workshops, all part of DIY Santa Fe 2014. For more information, please visit  sandraduranwilson.com  or...

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DIY Santa Fe: A Creative Tourism Journey–Take a Peek at Week Three!

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DIY Santa Fe: A Creative Tourism Journey–Take a Peek at Week Three!

              DIY Santa Fe: A Creative Tourism Journey–Take a Peek at Week Three! Greetings from Santa Fe Creative Tourism! DIY Santa Fe: A Creative Tourism Journey is officially underway! Don’t miss out on the most diverse and comprehensive workshop schedule of the year, plus, deals on accommodations from our partner hotels and lodgings. Plan your whole visit right here at santafecreativetourism.org. Here’s a peek at what’s in store for Week Three of DIY Santa Fe. Be sure to check the calendar for...

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Testimonial: Art Workshops with Julia Cairns

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Testimonial: Art Workshops with Julia Cairns

Artist and illustrator Julia Cairns grew up in Oxfordshire, England, and was first inspired to paint while traveling and living in Africa. She credits her trademark colorful and whimsical style to the nine years she spent living in the Okavango Swamps, during which time she was commissioned to design four series of postage stamps as well as paint the portrait of the President of Botswana. Her paintings have been licensed for jigsaw puzzles, mugs, fabric designs, and many other products, and she has illustrated ten children’s books....

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Global Reach, Local Focus: Glass Art Workshops with Bullseye Glass Co.–Part Two

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Global Reach, Local Focus: Glass Art Workshops with Bullseye Glass Co.–Part Two

Bullseye Glass Co. is a manufacturer of colored glass for art and architecture with worldwide distribution. Their commitment to research and education of glass art has led to collaboration with a community of artists all over the world to produce and promote quality glass art. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Bullseye Glass Company’s Santa Fe Resource Center classes, including Hip to be Square: Graphic Coasters, a DIY Santa Fe 2014 featured workshop. For more information, please visit bullseyeglass.com...

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Global Reach, Local Focus: Glass Art Workshops with Bullseye Glass Co.–Part One

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Global Reach, Local Focus: Glass Art Workshops with Bullseye Glass Co.–Part One

Bullseye Glass Co. is a manufacturer of colored glass for art and architecture with worldwide distribution. Their commitment to research and education of glass art has led to collaboration with a community of artists all over the world to produce and promote quality glass art. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Bullseye Glass Company’s Santa Fe Resource Center classes, including Hip to be Square: Graphic Coasters, a DIY Santa Fe 2014 featured workshop. For more information, please visit bullseyeglass.com...

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DIY Santa Fe: A Creative Tourism Journey–Take a Peek at the Final Weekend!

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DIY Santa Fe: A Creative Tourism Journey–Take a Peek at the Final Weekend!

              DIY Santa Fe: A Creative Tourism Journey–Take a Peek at the Final Weekend! Greetings from Santa Fe Creative Tourism! DIY Santa Fe: A Creative Tourism Journey is officially underway! Don’t miss out on the most diverse and comprehensive workshop schedule of the year, plus, deals on accommodations from our partner hotels and lodgings. Plan your whole visit right here at santafecreativetourism.org. Here’s a peek at what’s in store for the final weekend of DIY Santa Fe. Be sure to check the...

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His Own Little Universe: Pottery Workshops with Theo Helmstadter–Part Two

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His Own Little Universe: Pottery Workshops with Theo Helmstadter–Part Two

Santa Fe potter Theo Helmstadter specializes in stoneware ceramics for both the fine art collector and the everyday user. His studio-gallery, Green River Pottery, located at the Lena Street Lofts, is open daily. You can also read about Mr. Helmstadter’s work and life as an artist on his blog, The Potter’s Notebook. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced Pottery with Theo Helmstadter, a DIY Santa Fe 2014 featured workshop For more information, please...

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His Own Little Universe: Pottery Workshops with Theo Helmstadter–Part One

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His Own Little Universe: Pottery Workshops with Theo Helmstadter–Part One

Santa Fe potter Theo Helmstadter specializes in stoneware ceramics for both the fine art collector and the everyday user. His studio-gallery, Green River Pottery, located at the Lena Street Lofts, is open daily. You can also read about Mr. Helmstadter’s work and life as an artist on his blog, The Potter’s Notebook. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced Pottery with Theo Helmstadter, a DIY Santa Fe 2014 featured workshop. For more information, please...

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Santa Fe Arts Professionals: Heidi Loewen

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Santa Fe Arts Professionals: Heidi Loewen

Ceramic artist Heidi Loewen specializes in porcelain sculpture and pottery. She is the owner of Heidi Loewen Porcelain Gallery & School, where she also teaches private and small group ceramic workshops for all experience levels. Her work has been featured at Cynthia Drennon Fine Arts (Los Angeles), Lyon & Lyon Fine Art (New Orleans), and Costello Child Contemporary Art (Scottsdale, AZ), among many others. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Ms. Loewen’s ongoing workshop, Ceramics with Heidi Loewen Porcelain Gallery, a...

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Start the Countdown: DIY Santa Fe is Almost Here!

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Start the Countdown: DIY Santa Fe is Almost Here!

Start the Countdown: DIY Santa Fe is Almost Here! Greetings from Santa Fe Creative Tourism! Well, here we are already halfway through February, which means spring is just around the corner and, better yet, DIY Santa Fe: A Creative Tourism Journey is just two weeks away! While we’re proud to say you can find a wide range of offerings from Santa Fe Creative Tourism artists pretty much any time, our annual March event packs a year’s worth of workshops into just 31 days, the most diverse and comprehensive schedule of classes you could ever hope...

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Santa Fe Artists: Inspiring Students from Around the World — Part Two

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Santa Fe Artists: Inspiring Students from Around the World — Part Two

DIY Santa Fe: A Creative Tourism Journey is a project of the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission’s Creative Tourism program, which offers over 250 creative experiences throughout the year. In 2005, UNESCO named Santa Fe to the Creative Cities Network, the first American city to be so honored. DIY Santa Fe features hundreds of immersive, hands-on arts experiences in and around Santa Fe during the month of March, and includes exclusive partner deals with some of the region’s finest accommodations and dining establishments. - Santa Fe Artists:...

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Santa Fe Artists: Inspiring Students from Around the World — Part One

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Santa Fe Artists: Inspiring Students from Around the World — Part One

DIY Santa Fe: A Creative Tourism Journey is a project of the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission’s Creative Tourism program, which offers over 250 creative experiences throughout the year. In 2005, UNESCO named Santa Fe to the Creative Cities Network, the first American city to be so honored. DIY Santa Fe features hundreds of immersive, hands-on arts experiences in and around Santa Fe during the month of March, and includes exclusive partner deals with some of the region’s finest accommodations and dining establishments. - Santa Fe Artists:...

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Local Artist Attracts, Inspires Students from across U.S.: Sandra Duran Wilson’s Mixed Media Workshops — Part Two

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Local Artist Attracts, Inspires Students from across U.S.: Sandra Duran Wilson’s Mixed Media Workshops — Part Two

Abstract collage artist Sandra Duran Wilson creates dramatic, textural paintings inspired by her interest in music, science, and the wide variety of art materials she uses. She is currently represented by Pippin Contemporary  and Fyre Gallery, among others. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Ms. Duran Wilson’s workshops: Fun with Venetian Plaster and Playing with Plexi, as well as her ongoing mixed media workshops, all part of DIY Santa Fe 2014. For more information, please visit sandraduranwilson.com or...

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Local Artist Attracts, Inspires Students from across U.S.: Sandra Duran Wilson’s Mixed Media Workshops — Part One

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Local Artist Attracts, Inspires Students from across U.S.:  Sandra Duran Wilson’s Mixed Media Workshops — Part One

Abstract collage artist Sandra Duran Wilson creates dramatic, textural paintings inspired by her interest in music, science, and the wide variety of art materials she uses. She is currently represented by Pippin Contemporary  and Fyre Gallery, among others. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Ms. Duran Wilson’s workshops: Fun with Venetian Plaster and Playing with Plexi, as well as her ongoing mixed media workshops, all part of DIY Santa Fe 2014. For more information, please visit sandraduranwilson.com or...

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Farewell, Sashie: Sasha Linda Wasko on Fleeting Spirit

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Farewell, Sashie: Sasha Linda Wasko on Fleeting Spirit

Sasha Linda Wasko is an internationally known artist and art educator whose work has been exhibited and honored on five continents. A virtuoso artist, Ms. Wasko has established herself in a variety of media, including printmaking, photography, film, and painting. Her 25 years of experience as an art instructor include tenures with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Santa Fe International Academy of Art. You can view her work and extensive bio at artgraze.com, sashawaskoart.com, and nmphotoguide.org. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is...

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So Much to Say: Assemblage & Mixed Media Workshops with Trina Badarak–Part Two

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So Much to Say: Assemblage & Mixed Media Workshops with Trina Badarak–Part Two

Artist Trina Badarak works in contemporary collage, book arts, and assemblage, exploring such themes as memory, heritage, and transition. Her book art exhibit, Migration: Ebb & Flow, was featured last September at the Santa Fe Public Library. Her other work has also been featured at the Los Alamos Public Library and the Santa Fe Book Arts Group‘s annual Rotunda Exhibit. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Ms. Badarak’s ongoing assemblage and mixed media workshops. For more information, please visit...

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So Much to Say: Assemblage & Mixed Media Workshops with Trina Badarak–Part One

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So Much to Say: Assemblage & Mixed Media Workshops with Trina Badarak–Part One

Artist Trina Badarak works in contemporary collage, book arts, and assemblage, exploring such themes as memory, heritage, and transition. Her book art exhibit, Migration: Ebb & Flow, was featured last September at the Santa Fe Public Library. Her other work has also been featured at the Los Alamos Public Library and the Santa Fe Book Arts Group‘s annual Rotunda Exhibit. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Ms. Badarak’s ongoing assemblage and mixed media workshops. For more information, please visit...

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Sign Up for the Santa Fe Creative Tourism Sweepstakes and Win!

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Sign Up for the Santa Fe Creative Tourism Sweepstakes and Win!

The 2014 edition of DIY Santa Fe: A Creative Journey is just around the corner, and Santa Fe Creative Tourism is pleased to announce another opportunity for you to win a workshop with one of our featured artists, Sandra Duran Wilson! All you need to enter is a valid e-mail address. Winner to be drawn randomly from all participating entries, and will receive Duran Wilson’s two-day mixed media workshop, “Playing with Plexi,” and one night’s stay at the Heritage Hotel of their choosing. Drawing to be held on February 17,...

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Creative Getaways: Sculpture Workshops and Art Retreats with Carrie Quade–Part Two

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Creative Getaways: Sculpture Workshops and Art Retreats with Carrie Quade–Part Two

Sculptor Carrie Quade was raised in Delaware, and she received her degree in art education from the University of Delaware. A versatile and curious artist, her work includes cast bronze sculptures, ceramics and pottery, clay monoprints, and oil paintings, and has been featured by the National Sculpture Society and Scottsdale, Arizona’s annual “Celebration of Fine Art,” one of the nation’s largest fine art festivals. Ms. Quade’s work has been commissioned by National Geographic and the National Christmas Center, among...

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Creative Getaways: Sculpture Workshops and Art Retreats with Carrie Quade–Part One

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Creative Getaways: Sculpture Workshops and Art Retreats with Carrie Quade–Part One

Sculptor Carrie Quade was raised in Delaware, and she received her degree in art education from the University of Delaware. A versatile and curious artist, her work includes cast bronze sculptures, ceramics and pottery, clay monoprints, and oil paintings, and has been featured by the National Sculpture Society and Scottsdale, Arizona’s annual “Celebration of Fine Art,” one of the nation’s largest fine art festivals. Ms. Quade’s work has been commissioned by National Geographic and the National Christmas Center, among...

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Celebrate a Brand New Year with Santa Fe Creative Tourism!

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Celebrate a Brand New Year with Santa Fe Creative Tourism!

Celebrate a Brand New Year with Santa Fe Creative Tourism! by Luke Fannin Hello and Happy New Year from Santa Fe Creative Tourism! 2014 has officially arrived, and along with it a full calendar of workshops and creative arts experiences to help make the coming year one you won’t soon forget. Along with all of our ongoing mainstays, like Ceramics at Heidi Loewen Porcelain Gallery and Monotype Printmaking with Sasha Linda Wasko, we’ll be unveiling some brand new workshops, including the Creative iPad Mixed Media Laboratory with Diane Rolnick...

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Stories in Clay: Ceramics Workshops with Ginny Zipperer — Part Two

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Stories in Clay: Ceramics Workshops with Ginny Zipperer — Part Two

Potter and sculptor Ginny Zipperer has nearly forty years of experience in ceramics. Mostly self-taught, Ms. Zipperer has worked with functional pottery, raku, and bas relief sculpture. She currently teaches and works at Baca Street Pottery. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Ms. Zipperer’s ongoing workshop, Family Clay Play, also a part of DIY Santa Fe 2014. For more information, please visit bacastreetpottery.com or santafecreativetourism.org. - Stories in Clay: Ceramics Workshops with Ginny Zipperer – Part Two by...

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Stories in Clay: Ceramics Workshops with Ginny Zipperer — Part One

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Stories in Clay: Ceramics Workshops with Ginny Zipperer — Part One

Potter and sculptor Ginny Zipperer has nearly forty years of experience in ceramics. Mostly self-taught, Ms. Zipperer has worked with functional pottery, raku, and bas relief sculpture. She currently teaches and works at Baca Street Pottery. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Ms. Zipperer’s ongoing workshop, Family Clay Play, also a part of DIY Santa Fe 2014. For more information, please visit bacastreetpottery.com or santafecreativetourism.org. - Stories in Clay: Ceramics Workshops with Ginny Zipperer — Part One by...

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Fantasy Desert Butte Landscape: A Work-in-Progress with Margot Guerrera

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Fantasy Desert Butte Landscape: A Work-in-Progress with Margot Guerrera

Margot Guerrera — sculptor, adornment designer, and painter of miniatures — works in watercolor and other natural pigments, which she collects and makes herself. Her work is available to view and purchase at her Etsy shop, MargotGuerrera. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Ms. Guerrera’s ongoing workshops: Miniature Painting, Mineral Pigment Making, and Sacred Painting. For more information, please visit margotguerrera.blogspot.com, artistsminerals.blogspot.com, or santafecreativetourism.org.    ...

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Five Questions with Andrea Cermanski

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Five Questions with Andrea Cermanski

Abstract artist Andrea Cermanski works in acrylic, encaustic, and mixed media. She is currently represented by the William and Joseph Gallery, Art Gallery H, and Pez Gordo Gallery. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Ms. Cermanski’s workshops, a featured part of DIY Santa Fe 2014: Painting with Texture, Abstract Painting, The Art of Color, and Exploring Encaustics. For more information, please visit santafemodernpainter.com or santafecreativetourism.org. Five Questions with Andrea Cermanski SFCT:  What do you wish you had...

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Artist’s Statement: Sasha Linda Wasko

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Artist’s Statement: Sasha Linda Wasko

Sasha Linda Wasko is an internationally known artist and art educator whose work has been exhibited and honored on five continents. A virtuoso artist, Ms. Wasko has established herself in a variety of media, including printmaking, photography, film, and painting. Her 25 years of experience as an art instructor include tenures with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Santa Fe International Academy of Art. You can view her work and extensive bio at artgraze.com, sashawaskoart.com, and nmphotoguide.org. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is...

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Testimonial: Mixed Media Workshops with Sandra Duran Wilson

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Testimonial: Mixed Media Workshops with Sandra Duran Wilson

Abstract collage artist Sandra Duran Wilson creates dramatic, textural paintings inspired by her interest in music, science, and the wide variety of art materials she uses. She is currently represented by Pippin Contemporary and Fyre Gallery, among others. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Ms. Duran Wilson’s workshops: Fun with Venetian Plaster and Playing with Plexi, as well as her ongoing mixed media workshops, all part of DIY Santa Fe 2014. For more information, please visit  sandraduranwilson.com  or...

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Closing Out the Year with Santa Fe Creative Tourism: The Last Art Workshops of 2013

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Closing Out the Year with Santa Fe Creative Tourism: The Last Art Workshops of 2013

Santa Fe Creative Tourism and DIY Santa Fe: A Creative Tourism Journey are projects of the City Santa Fe Arts Commission. With over 250 unique creative experiences offered throughout the year, Santa Fe has something for everyone. In 2005, UNESCO named Santa Fe to the Creative Cities Network, the first American city to be so honored.     Closing Out the Year with Santa Fe Creative Tourism: The Last Art Workshops of 2013 If taking an art workshop was on your bucket list for 2013, you only have a few more days to tick the box on that...

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Testimonial: Glass Paperweight Making with Aurora Borealis Glassworks

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Testimonial: Glass Paperweight Making with Aurora Borealis Glassworks

Jeffrey “Smitty” Schmitt is the owner of Aurora Borealis Glassworks, LLC. A self-taught glass artist, Smitty has over 30 years of experience with the medium, and his work can be found in galleries and shows throughout the Southwest. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Glass Paperweight Making with Aurora Borealis Glassworks. For more information, please visit auroraborealisglassworks.com  or  santafecreativetourism.org. - Testimonial: Glass Paperweight Making with Aurora Borealis Glassworks We asked students to tell us...

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Experience Life through Art: Santa Fe Art Workshops

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Experience Life through Art: Santa Fe Art Workshops

Santa Fe Creative Tourism is a project of the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission. If you would like to take a workshop with one of our 200+ artists, check out our calendar. Artists and organizations: click here to list your workshops and other arts-related events, or to be a featured artist on our blog.         Experience Life through Art: Santa Fe Art Workshops by Luke Fannin As a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, Santa Fe has an excellent reputation as a center for the cultural arts, one which continues to grow...

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A Delicate Obsession: Glass Bead Making with Donna Nova

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A Delicate Obsession: Glass Bead Making with Donna Nova

Santa Fe glass artist Donna Nova specializes in lampworked beads. Her designs and jewelry have appeared in dozens of publications over the years, and her finished work has sold in bead shops and galleries across the country, from the Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass Gallery in Dallas, Texas, to Washington, D.C.’s Beadazzled. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Glass Bead Making with Donna Nova Designs. For more information, please visit donnanova.com or santafecreativetourism.org.     A Delicate Obsession: Glass Bead...

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Sharing the Holiday Joy: Art Workshops with Santa Fe Creative Tourism

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Sharing the Holiday Joy: Art Workshops with Santa Fe Creative Tourism

- - - - - - - Sharing the Holiday Joy: Art Workshops with Santa Fe Creative Tourism by Luke Fannin You may have noticed lately, on this blog or through the extensive network of artists, art students, and art lovers with whom we communicate, that we here at Santa Fe Creative Tourism have been on the lookout for workshop testimonials, reviews, and stories. That’s because we like to hear about the good work our artists do, the enthusiasm their efforts engender across the country and around the world, and the positive ways they inspire and...

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Valentine’s Day is for Lovers! Knitting Lovers!

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Valentine’s Day is for Lovers! Knitting Lovers!

Fiber artist Miriam Leth-Espensen, owner and operator of Miriam’s Well and the Santa Fe School of Weaving, has more than 50 years of professional knitting, weaving, and design experience. Her boutique store in downtown Santa Fe features her finished work, knitting and weaving kits of her own design, and Santa Fe’s largest selection of weaving, knitting, and spinning materials. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Knitting in All Directions with Miriam Leth-Espensen.  For more information, please visit...

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Art Adventures in the Southwest: Drawing & Painting Workshops with Jane Shoenfeld

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Art Adventures in the Southwest: Drawing & Painting Workshops with Jane Shoenfeld

Pastel and mixed media artist Jane Shoenfeld has more than 20 years of experience as a fine arts teacher and art therapist. Her work has been included in exhibitions through the Smithsonian Institute, the Las Cruces Museum, Millicent Rogers Museum, and Brooklyn Museum. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Ms. Shoenfeld’s ongoing workshops, Art Adventures in the Southwest, a part of DIY Santa Fe 2014. For more information, please visit skyfields.net or santafecreativetourism.org.     Art Adventures in the Southwest: Drawing...

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Testimonial: Southwest Egg Decorating with Elizabeth Mesh

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Testimonial: Southwest Egg Decorating with Elizabeth Mesh

Artist Elizabeth Mesh specializes in fine art Pysanky eggs and watercolors, both of which incorporate elements of her European ancestry. She is the owner of New Mexico Artists for Hire, a group of artists which teaches, entertains, and team builds using art. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Ms. Mesh’s & Artists for Hire’s wide range of workshop offerings, including Ancient Egg Decorating, a featured workshop in DIY Santa Fe 2014, and The Amazing Santa Fe Art Race. For more information, please visit...

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Congratulations, Shireen Jackson, Winner of the 2013 SFCT Facebook Caption Contest!

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Congratulations, Shireen Jackson, Winner of the 2013 SFCT Facebook Caption Contest!

Santa Fe Creative Tourism announces a year of workshop giveaways in partnership with Heritage Hotels. This exciting new series of contests and sweepstakes invites participants to share their best ideas, talents, and creations in an effort to win a free workshop with one of Santa Fe’s finest artists. Five giveaways are planned through April 2014… - - - Congratulations, Shireen Jackson, Winner of the 2013 SFCT Facebook Caption Contest! Santa Fe Creative Tourism is pleased to announce Shireen Jackson of San Angelo, Texas, as the winner of...

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In Authentic Light: Photography Workshops with Craig Varjabedian

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In Authentic Light: Photography Workshops with Craig Varjabedian

Fine art photographer Craig Varjabedian has been creating profound images of the American landscape for 40 years. His work has appeared in the Albuquerque Museum, the Afterimage Photography Gallery in Dallas, and Gerald Peters Gallery in Santa Fe, among many others, and has also been collected in several books, including Landscape Dreams: A New Mexico Portrait, and Ghost Ranch and the Faraway Nearby. His upcoming show, Under a Western Sky, opens this Friday, December 6, at William R. Talbot Fine Art in Santa Fe, NM. Santa Fe Creative Tourism...

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Testimonial: Weaving Workshops with Miriam Leth-Espensen

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Testimonial: Weaving Workshops with Miriam Leth-Espensen

Fiber artist Miriam Leth-Espensen, owner and operator of Miriam’s Well and the Santa Fe School of Weaving, has more than 50 years of professional knitting, weaving, and design experience. Her boutique store in downtown Santa Fe features her finished work, knitting and weaving kits of her own design, and Santa Fe’s largest selection of weaving, knitting, and spinning materials. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Ms. Leth-Espensen’s ongoing fiber arts workshops. For more information, please visit...

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Photo Intensive Workshops with Don Kirby

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Photo Intensive Workshops with Don Kirby

Landscape photographer Don Kirby has been producing iconic images of the American landscape for more than 35 years. Selected collections of his work have appeared in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Portland (Oregon) Art Museum, and Santa Fe’s New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Mr. Kirby’s Santa Fe Photo Intensive Workshops. For more information, please visit donkirby.com or santafecreativetourism.org.     Photo Intensive Workshops with Don Kirby  by Luke Fannin If you’ve...

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Testimonial: Beginning Weaving with Miriam Leth-Espensen

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Testimonial: Beginning Weaving with Miriam Leth-Espensen

Fiber artist Miriam Leth-Espensen, owner and operator of Miriam’s Well and the Santa Fe School of Weaving, has more than 50 years of professional knitting, weaving, and design experience. Her boutique store in downtown Santa Fe features her finished work, knitting and weaving kits of her own design, and Santa Fe’s largest selection of weaving, knitting, and spinning materials. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Ms. Leth-Espensen’s ongoing fiber arts workshops. For more information, please visit...

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“Alchemy”: A Work-in-Progress with Julianna Poldi

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“Alchemy”: A Work-in-Progress with Julianna Poldi

Award-winning abstract artist Julianna Poldi works primarily in acrylics, creating richly textured abstracts that evoke a sense of communion with nature. She has been represented by galleries across the U.S. and Canada, including her most recent exhibition at Gallery Catalyst in Toronto. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Ms. Poldi’s workshops (also a part of DIY Santa Fe 2014): Transformative Art, Introduction to Abstract Painting, Directed Painting, Small Paintings on Paper, and Team-Building Through Art. For more...

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Congratulations, Janet Roper, Winner of the 2013 SFCT Facebook Fiber Arts Contest!

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Congratulations, Janet Roper, Winner of the 2013 SFCT Facebook Fiber Arts Contest!

Santa Fe Creative Tourism announces a year of workshop giveaways in partnership with Heritage Hotels. This exciting new series of contests and sweepstakes invites participants to share their best ideas, talents, and creations in an effort to win a free workshop with one of Santa Fe’s finest artists. Five giveaways are planned through April 2014… - - - Congratulations, Janet Roper, Winner of the 2013 SFCT Facebook Fiber Arts Contest! Santa Fe Creative Tourism is pleased to announce Janet Roper of Minnesota as the winner of the 2013 Santa...

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Celebrate the Holidays with Santa Fe Creative Tourism

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Celebrate the Holidays with Santa Fe Creative Tourism

                    The Arts: A Source of Mindfulness in the Holiday Season by Luke Fannin It is, as they say, that time of year, when each celebration seems to spill into the next, and every second in between seems to be filled with shopping, planning, and preparing. However you choose to participate in the holiday season, the next 6-8 weeks mark a period of major cultural, spiritual, and (gulp) commercial activity in our country and around the world. It is a time we associate with family and...

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“Everything is Turning”: A Work-in-Progress with Marguerite Wilson

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“Everything is Turning”: A Work-in-Progress with Marguerite Wilson

Fiber artist Marguerite Wilson, a student of Vaastu architecture and sacred geometry, creates beautiful handmade quilts. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present her workshops: Finding Order in Times of Chaos and Building a Vaastu House in the Twenty-First Century, also a part of DIY Santa Fe. For more information, please visit margueritewilson.com or  santafecreativetourism.org.   “Everything is Turning”: A Work-in-Progress with Marguerite Wilson We asked artists to give us a glimpse of their creative process in action....

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Testimonial: Jane Shoenfeld’s Art Adventures in the Southwest

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Testimonial: Jane Shoenfeld’s Art Adventures in the Southwest

Pastel and mixed media artist Jane Shoenfeld has more than 20 years of experience as a fine arts teacher and art therapist. Her work has been included in exhibitions through the Smithsonian Institute, the Las Cruces Museum, Millicent Rogers Museum, and Brooklyn Museum. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Ms. Shoenfeld’s ongoing workshops, Art Adventures in the Southwest. For more information, please visit skyfields.net or santafecreativetourism.org.       Testimonial: Jane Shoenfeld’s Art Adventures in the Southwest...

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Five Questions with Julianna Poldi

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Five Questions with Julianna Poldi

Award-winning abstract artist Julianna Poldi works primarily in acrylics, creating richly textured abstracts that evoke a sense of communion with nature. She has been represented by galleries across the U.S. and Canada, including her most recent exhibition at Gallery Catalyst in Toronto. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Ms. Poldi’s workshops (also a part of DIY Santa Fe 2014): Transformative Art, Introduction to Abstract Painting, Directed Painting, Small Paintings on Paper, and Team-Building Through Art. For more...

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So Many Quilts, So Little Time: Marguerite Wilson on “Moon Garden”

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So Many Quilts, So Little Time: Marguerite Wilson on “Moon Garden”

Fiber artist Marguerite Wilson, a student of Vaastu architecture and sacred geometry, creates beautiful handmade quilts. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present her workshops: Finding Order in Times of Chaos and Building a Vaastu House in the Twenty-First Century, also a part of DIY Santa Fe. For more information, please visit margueritewilson.com or  santafecreativetourism.org.   So Many Quilts, So Little Time: Marguerite Wilson on “Moon Garden” We asked artists to share the story behind their favorite creation from...

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Custom Holiday Tours throughout Northern New Mexico with Seven Directions

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Custom Holiday Tours throughout Northern New Mexico with Seven Directions

Santa Fe Creative Tourism is a proud partner of Seven Directions | Cultural and Sustainable Tours: Custom Holiday Tours throughout Northern New Mexico with Seven Directions This holiday season, Seven Directions | Cultural and Sustainable Tours offers the opportunity for a flexible, one-of-a-kind travel experience in beautiful Northern New Mexico. From December 24 – January 6, guests can plan their itineraries from a menu of activities and locales around the region, including world-class skiing, fine cuisine, art gallery shows,...

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The Existential Artist: Abstract Painting & Creativity Workshops with Shirley Crow

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The Existential Artist: Abstract Painting & Creativity Workshops with Shirley Crow

Abstract oil painter Shirley Crow creates “dreamy, amorphous depictions of swelling, abstract energies” (THE Magazine). Her work has been featured at the Zane Bennett Contemporary Art Gallery, the Buddy Holly Center, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, among many others. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Ms. Crow’s ongoing Santa Fe Creativity Workshops, which are also a part of DIY Santa Fe. For more information, please visit shirleycrow.com or santafecreativetourism.org.       The Existential...

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Musician, Author, Philanthropist Peter Buffett Coming to Santa Fe

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Musician, Author, Philanthropist Peter Buffett Coming to Santa Fe

Peter Buffett is an award-winning composer, musician, author, and philanthropist. His book, Life is What You Make It, has been translated into 15 languages and has sold more than half a million copies worldwide. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Life is What You Make It: A Concert & Conversation with Peter Buffett, November 7 at Lensic Performing Arts Center. For more information, please visit peterbuffett.com or santafecreativetourism.org.    Musician, Author, Philanthropist Peter Buffett Coming to Santa Fe by Luke...

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DIY Santa Fe: A Creative Tourism Journey – March 2014

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DIY Santa Fe: A Creative Tourism Journey – March 2014

DIY Santa Fe: A Creative Tourism Journey is a project of Santa Fe Creative Tourism and the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission, taking place in March 2014. A month-long showcase of the rich arts heritage and culture of Santa Fe, New Mexico, DIY Santa Fe is an opportunity to spend your spring break realizing your creative potential with one of more than 200 of Santa Fe’s finest artists and artisans. For more information, please contact Brent E. Hanifl, B.E.Hanifl & Associates, (608) 792-5746, santafecreativetourism@gmail.com, or Chris...

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Congratulations, Nikki May, Winner of 2013 SFCT Sweepstakes!

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Congratulations, Nikki May, Winner of 2013 SFCT Sweepstakes!

Santa Fe Creative Tourism announces a year of workshop giveaways in partnership with Heritage Hotels. This exciting new series of contests and sweepstakes invites participants to share their best ideas, talents, and creations in an effort to win a free workshop with one of Santa Fe’s finest artists. Five giveaways are planned through April 2014… - - - Congratulations, Nikki May, Winner of 2013 SFCT Sweepstakes! Santa Fe Creative Tourism is pleased to announce Nikki May of Paducah, Kentucky, as the winner of the 2013 Santa Fe Creative...

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Woven Oneness: Julianna Poldi on “Raven”

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Woven Oneness: Julianna Poldi on “Raven”

Award-winning abstract artist Julianna Poldi works primarily in acrylics, creating richly textured abstracts that evoke a sense of communion with nature. She has been represented by galleries across the U.S. and Canada, including her most recent exhibition at Gallery Catalyst in Toronto. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Ms. Poldi’s workshops (also a part of DIY Santa Fe 2014): Transformative Art, Introduction to Abstract Painting, Directed Painting, Small Paintings on Paper, and Team-Building Through Art. For more...

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Five Questions with Marguerite Wilson

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Five Questions with Marguerite Wilson

Fiber artist Marguerite Wilson, a student of Vaastu architecture and sacred geometry, creates beautiful handmade quilts. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present her workshops: Finding Order in Times of Chaos and Building a Vaastu House in the Twenty-First Century. For more information, please visit margueritewilson.com or santafecreativetourism.org.     Five Questions with Marguerite Wilson SFCT:  What do you wish you had known when you were first starting out as an artist? MW:  That I should learn to draw. I considered my...

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The Road to Something Else: Digital Mixed Media with Diane Rolnick

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The Road to Something Else: Digital Mixed Media with Diane Rolnick

Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Diane Rolnick’s experimental digital mixed media workshops (October 19 & 26) . For more information, please visit or dianerolnick.com or santafecreativetourism.org.         The Road to Something Else: Digital Mixed Media with Diane Rolnick by Luke Fannin Mixed media artist Diane Rolnick has never let herself or her work be pinned down by a single medium, working extensively in oils, acrylic, encaustic, and printmaking, to name a few, in a career spanning more than 20...

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Santa Fe Creative Tourism Workshops: from Traditional to Cutting Edge, and Everything in Between

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Santa Fe Creative Tourism Workshops: from Traditional to Cutting Edge, and Everything in Between

A Society’s Progress: Santa Fe Artists Lead, and We Follow by Luke Fannin Lately, I’ve been rewatching The West Wing (this comes on the heels of bingeing on House of Cards, because obviously there’s just not enough real-life political drama to satisfy me these days). In a recent episode, Toby Ziegler, my favorite perpetually sad and morally-outraged character, said something that got me thinking. Arguing with a member of the House Appropriations Committee over the necessity and efficacy of the National Endowment for the Arts, Toby rants,...

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Five Questions with Dana Micucci

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Five Questions with Dana Micucci

Dana Micucci is a journalist, author, and practitioner of the healing arts. In more than 25 years as a journalist she has written for such esteemed publications as the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and International Herald Tribune, among many others. Her books include Sojourns of the Soul: One Woman’s Journey around the World and into Her Truth (Quest Books), and Artists in Residence: A Guide to the Homes and Studios of Eight 19th-Century Artists in and around Paris (The Little Bookroom). Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present...

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