Workshop Calendar

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

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...

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Wax Duet: Ellen Koment at Karan Ruhlen Gallery

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...

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

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...

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Green River Pottery Five-Year Anniversary Show & Sale

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...

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DIY Santa Fe – A Creative Way to Discover Santa Fe / Special workshops, classes and lodging offers in March, 2013

DIY Santa Fe – A Creative Way to Discover Santa Fe / Special workshops, classes and lodging offers in March, 2013

DIY Santa Fe – A Creative Way to Discover Santa Fe Special workshops, classes and lodging offers in March, 2013 www.diysantafe.org Santa Fe is helping everyone help find their inner artist this spring by experiencing, first hand, what makes Santa Fe, New Mexico a nationally recognized center of creativity. Abundant visual arts fill the city with galleries, outdoor art and museums while Santa Fe’s adobe architecture, unique multi-cultural traditions and stunning scenery can’t help but...

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Artist Update: Mickey Bond / Mesa Dawn / Mixed media on canvas 30 x 48 inches

Artist Update: Mickey Bond / Mesa Dawn / Mixed media on canvas 30 x 48 inches

Before the heat of the day, dawn rises gently and serenely on the mesa. Mesa Dawn 4 & 5 are paintings in a larger series, called Runes, which features organic shapes, outlines and other marks made by embedding (and later removing) rocks and gravel in acrylic medium and paint. Other resists to paint and torn tree-fiber paper make crystalline patterns, translucent washes and subtle forms.  Explore the creative possibilities of acrylic, torn tree-fiber paper and polymer mediums this summer...

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Artist Update: Glinda the Good Witch, Attitude and Community by Linda Storm

Artist Update: Glinda the Good Witch, Attitude and Community by Linda Storm

Recently I was asked to mentor a high school student named Grace whom I have known all of her 15 years on this planet. Over those years I became aware of Grace’s natural artistic talent. Creating art was always easy for her. Her mentorship was a requirement by her high school, she couldn’t graduate without it. When Grace asked me to mentor her back in September I had just started teaching full time, just opened my gallery, and was responsible for all of the marketing for the Pecos Studio Tour,...

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Artist Update: The Story of Ziggy Starman Part II: My Sorrel Finds a Name and Horse Training Begins by Diane G. Rolnick

Artist Update: The Story of Ziggy Starman Part II: My Sorrel Finds a Name and Horse Training Begins by Diane G. Rolnick

The first few months of my early days with Ziggy were magical.  I could not believe I owned a horse and felt such great responsibility towards this beautiful being.  It was summertime and I used to get up at 12 midnight and go out and talk and touch him because he was the most mysterious of creatures to me.  I did not have a name for my boy because I wanted to know him well before naming him. During my “down to earth moments”, I knew we had to proceed with a training schedule.  I...

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“The Sharp Edge of the Square” featuring Susan Tierney / Opening Reception Friday May 4th, 2012

“The Sharp Edge of the Square” featuring Susan Tierney / Opening Reception Friday May 4th, 2012

“The Sharp Edge of the Square”, featuring Susan Tierney May 4, – May 20, 2012 Opening reception Friday May 4, 2012, 5:30-9:00 Appearing in The Art Den at Eggman and Walrus,130 W. Palace 2nd Fl. Susan Tierney views her world as inherently untrustworthy. She perceives instability in the most benign situations, and her work wanders to the improbable, the worst, and the weirdest possibilities that exist on the edges of everyday moments. There is a constant anxiety that springs from such a darkly...

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Artist Update: Vulnerability and Bullies by Linda Storm

Artist Update: Vulnerability and Bullies by Linda Storm

I once believed wholeheartedly that winning was the most important objective.  Since then I have had a few outstanding life lessons attempting to teach me vulnerability. They were the most emotionally painful experiences I have ever had, and shook me to the core of who I am. I woke up, just like Atalanta did when her attention was diverted by a golden apple as she was running to win a race of life and death. As an artist and Montessori teacher I am a skilled observer, and very aware that an...

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Artist Update: Taking Up Space with Linda Storm

Artist Update: Taking Up Space with Linda Storm

Everyone does it in their own way in their own time.  It is amazing to me how we each live our individual lives and have our own experiences even when we are together.  Did you ever talk with someone who was right next you at an event and you found that they had a completely different understanding of it than you?  We take up space that is inherently our own no matter how close we are to someone else. Our experiences  are ours alone.  Everything we create has a life of its own too.  It takes...

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Meet a Local Artist: Linda Storm

Meet a Local Artist: Linda Storm

Name: Linda Storm Where did you grow up? Buffalo, NY What’s your dream job? I am living it. What is your favorite Santa Fe hangout? Last Gallery on the Right  info What is your favorite Santa Fe Gallery or Museum? Site Santa Fe www.sitesantafe.org What is your favorite part of Santa Fe? I love that I can hike into the mountains just a few minutes from downtown info What’s the most Santa Fe thing you ever did? Friday Night Canyon Road Gallery Walk info Plug a web site besides your...

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Living Room Pysanky Classes with Artists For Hire

Living Room Pysanky Classes with Artists For Hire

The art of pysanky, (or egg decorating using a wax resist method) began about 4,000 years ago in what is now Eastern Europe. The egg was a powerful mystery to the ancient people as something living could come from its shell. Decorated eggs were given to loved ones to ward off evil in life and in death. The curvy symbols on the egg represented water, earth, and community. The dye colors were red, and black, (see above picture.)  Today, the egg is still decorated in a similar way but there are a...

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Meet a Local Artist: Diane G. Rolnick

Meet a Local Artist: Diane G. Rolnick

    Name: Diane G. Rolnick Where did you grow up : New York City, Long Island, NY Dream job: Working Full-time in my studio Favorite Santa Fe hangout: Pranzo www.pranzosantafe.com Favorite Santa Fe Gallery or Museum: Site Santa Fe www.sitesantafe.org Favorite New Mexico Artist: I have many favorites What is your favorite part of Santa Fe: Sanbusco area www.sanbusco.com Favorite free activity in Santa Fe: Fridays at Site Santa Fe www.sitesantafe.org What’s the most Santa Fe thing...

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Artist Update : Julie Claire of Full Bloom Coaching and Intuitive Painting / One Day & Weekend Workshops March through May 2012

Artist Update : Julie Claire of Full Bloom Coaching and Intuitive Painting / One Day & Weekend Workshops March through May 2012

One Day Workshops –oh my! March 10 in El Rito March 24 in Santa Fe 10-5pm / $125 includes everything A wonderful way to take time for yourself, even amidst a busy schedule.  I began offering these one day experiences last summer and really enjoyed them – participants did too! It turns out you can go quite deep and have a very fulfilling time in one day.  $125 Weekend Workshops transformational experiences April 21, 22 in Santa Fe May 19, 20 in El Rito These workshops have only...

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Artist Update: Nancy Reyner / 2012 Spring Workshop Schedule / Santa Fe, New Mexico and beyond!

Artist Update: Nancy Reyner / 2012 Spring Workshop Schedule / Santa Fe, New Mexico and beyond!

  “Crash Course” in Acrylic Painting – a weekend of painting techniques in Magdalena, NM Saturday  & Sunday March 3rd & 4th, 2012. Fee $250 includes all paints and acrylic products. For more info call Laurie 575-838-6452, or laurie@villagepressprintstudio.com Week-long “Crash Course” workshop called Mastering Acrylic with added techniques  July 23-27 $920 (limit to 10) at Anderson Ranch in Snowmass, CO  970-923-3181 Gold Leaf & Acrylic Painting...

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Artist Update: Sandra Duran Wilson / 2012 Workshop Schedule / Santa Fe, New Mexico and beyond!

Artist Update: Sandra Duran Wilson / 2012 Workshop Schedule / Santa Fe, New Mexico and beyond!

2012 Workshops Only one spot left!  Spring Break Escape  March 15-16 Santa Fe, NM This is a two day class in my Santa Fe Studio where we will cover textures, backgrounds and transfers. You may also register by emailing me. Register Soon- filling up fast March 30-April 1 Austin, TX Dragonfly Gallery I love going to Austin for workshops, we always have such a blast and Nina’s place is great for classes. I will be covering a lot of new techniques I’ve learned since last year. This 3...

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What is pysanky? Find out in Santa Fe! Southwest Egg Decorating Package with Artists for Hire / March 2012

What is pysanky? Find out in Santa Fe! Southwest Egg Decorating Package with Artists for Hire / March 2012

DIY Santa Fe – 2012 Spring Break Package features exclusive lodging savings of 20% on the Inn’s accommodations during the entire month of March, 2012. Guests book their hotel accommodations directly with the Inn and Spa at Loretto at our Reservations Toll Free phone number: 866-582-1646 or online. Guests reserve all DIY workshops and classes directly through the artist of interest. It is recommended that you contact the artist prior to booking your room reservation to ensure class...

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The art race is on! Are you ready? The Amazing Santa Fe Art Race & Package with Artists for Hire / March 2012 in Santa Fe, New Mexico

The art race is on!  Are you ready? The Amazing Santa Fe Art Race & Package with Artists for Hire / March 2012 in Santa Fe, New Mexico

DIY Santa Fe – 2012 Spring Break Package features exclusive lodging savings of 20% on the Inn’s accommodations during the entire month of March, 2012. Guests book their hotel accommodations directly with the Inn and Spa at Loretto at our Reservations Toll Free phone number: 866-582-1646 or online. Guests reserve all DIY workshops and classes directly through the artist of interest. It is recommended that you contact the artist prior to booking your room reservation to ensure class...

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Enter to win a creative vacation today! DIY Santa Fe March 2012 – Month long celebration of DIY and hands on learning.


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Enter to win a creative vacation today! DIY Santa Fe March 2012 – Month long celebration of DIY and hands on learning.

  To commemorate DIY Santa Fe, Santa Fe Creative Tourism and the Inn and Spa at Loretto are giving away a two-night, art-inspired getaway to Santa Fe in March 2012. To enter, contestants can visit DIY Santa Fe to complete the entry form (located below), which asks contestants to summarize in 150-words or less, what the ‘Spirit of Santa Fe’ means to them. A committee of DIY artist judges will read all submissions and select the final winner. The winner will be announced on Feb. 20, 2012...

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Book your creative vacation today! DIY Santa Fe March 2012 – Month long celebration of DIY and hands on learning.

Book your creative vacation today! DIY Santa Fe March 2012 – Month long celebration of DIY and hands on learning.

Experience the Land of Enchantment in a truly hands-on manner while getting to know the city’s art, culture, history, heritage and people. Santa Fe Creative Tourism and The Inn and Spa at Loretto have partnered to present our DIY Santa Fe – 2012 Spring Break Package, featuring fabulous workshops, classes and experiences taught by local community members in vibrant artists’ studios and other settings. From painting and glassworks, writing and journaling, to photography and crafts, experiencing...

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Give a DIY Vacation for Christmas: Experimental Drawing and Mixed-Media Package with Diane G. Rolnick

Give a DIY Vacation for Christmas: Experimental Drawing and Mixed-Media Package with Diane G. Rolnick

DIY Santa Fe – 2012 Spring Break Package features exclusive lodging savings of 20% on the Inn’s accommodations during the entire month of March, 2012. Guests book their hotel accommodations directly with the Inn and Spa at Loretto at our Reservations Toll Free phone number: 866-582-1646 or online. Guests reserve all DIY workshops and classes directly through the artist of interest. It is recommended that you contact the artist prior to booking your room reservation to ensure class...

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Artist Update: The Pause Before the Creation by Elizabeth Mesh of Artists for Hire

Artist Update: The Pause Before the Creation by Elizabeth Mesh of Artists for Hire

This summer I could not mountain bike as my knee was recovering from an accident. I spent a lot of time out in the woods and near the river. And I spent a lot of time drawing. Using an ink pen, sometimes thick, sometimes fine, I drew everything I saw. I spent hours experiencing the wind and sun and earth. I was rewarded with the siting of many animals like snakes, ninja chipmunks, blue herons, and gigantic, I mean humungous beavers. Artists and anyone who is trying to create something under...

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DIY Santa Fe Art Getaway Contest : What does the Spirit of Santa Fe mean to you? by Teena Robinson

DIY Santa Fe Art Getaway Contest : What does the Spirit of Santa Fe mean to you? by Teena Robinson

The Spirit of Santa Fe There is a spiritual energy in Santa Fe that overtakes you and makes you have to create. The beauty of the area infuses and mesmerizes you. That is what happened 6 years ago when the decision was made to move here. The Spirit of Santa Fe has captured my heart and soul and now I am part of it. - TEENA ROBINSON Sign up for “Introduction to Encaustic Painting” with Teena Robinson Friday March 16th, 2012 Saturday, March 17th, 2012 Thursday, March 29th, 2012 Friday, March...

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DIY Santa Fe Art Getaway Contest : What does the Spirit of Santa Fe mean to you? Whispers by Sandra Duran Wilson

DIY Santa Fe Art Getaway Contest : What does the Spirit of Santa Fe mean to you? Whispers by Sandra Duran Wilson

 Whispers by Sandra Duran Wilson Stars light the path to the mountain top as the cool night wraps its fingers around the animals moving quietly through the forest. The full moon ascends in a brilliant robe of orange- yellow as it paints the surroundings in an ethereal glow. Spirits dance on the clouds as the nights’ melody resonates. Memories of ancient people whisper our names and the night gives way to red dawn entering on a wing. Brilliant turquoise skies are interrupted by big fluffy white...

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Pysanky Class with Artist For Hire

Pysanky Class with Artist For Hire

This picture of a painted goose egg is the culmination of many years of my working with Pysanky-the ancient Eastern European art that goes back 4,000 years. In this painting, the egg, a symbol of life since the beginning of time, has renderings of daffodils, a flower seen in this country and in Europe. The white flowers symbolize lace, a form of art that “ties together” such countries as England, Poland, France, Germany, Ireland, and the Netherlands, as well as much of Europe. Lace was often...

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Fashionwerks / September 24th, 2011

Fashionwerks / September 24th, 2011

Featuring a unique collection of Art-To-Wear clothing, jewelry & accessories designed and created by select New Mexico fashion artists. Come meet the designers, see their exceptional creations and learn about their processes. Free admission and free parking When: September 24th, 2011 Where: Santa Fe Women’s Club, 1616 Old Pecos Tr., Santa Fe, NM Time: 10am-4pm Sandra Holzman Phone: 505.414.1292 Website/Blog Address: http://sandrasilk.com...

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DIY Santa Fe – Spring Break March 2012 – Workshops, Classes and Experiences in Santa Fe, New Mexico

DIY Santa Fe – Spring Break March 2012 – Workshops, Classes and Experiences in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Experience the Land of Enchantment in a truly hands-on manner while getting to know the city’s art, culture, history, heritage and people. Santa Fe Creative Tourism and The Inn and Spa at Loretto have partnered to present our DIY Santa Fe – 2012 Spring Break Package, featuring fabulous workshops, classes and experiences taught by local community members in vibrant artists’ studios and other settings. From painting and glassworks, writing and journaling, to photography and crafts, experiencing...

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An Artist’s Personal view on the Artist as a “Professional” (And Who and What decides this criteria, anyway?) Part II

An Artist’s Personal view on the Artist as a “Professional” (And Who and What decides this criteria, anyway?) Part II

An Artist’s Personal view on the Artist as a “Professional” (And Who and What decides this criteria, anyway?) Part II Part One Here August 2011 Recently piqued by a discussion on an online art business site about what criteria designates an artist as professional and how important is it be defined a “professional”, I developed a series of questions that need to be answered around this topic. 1. How does the label of professional connect with the activity of an artist? 2. What qualifies a...

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An Artist’s Personal view on the Artist as a “Professional” (And Who and What decides this criteria, anyway?) Part I

An Artist’s Personal view on the Artist as a “Professional” (And Who and What decides this criteria, anyway?) Part I

by  Part Two Here July 2011 Charging through channels on the TV the other day, I settled on a Gauguin biopic that culminates with the artist creating his masterpiece “D’ou venons-nous? Que sommes-nous? Ou allons-nous?” which translates into “Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?”. I have been asking myself these questions in more detailed personal form for the last few years: What is my relationship to the world around me that has grown so technically oriented yet is still so...

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Artist Update : Artists for Hire

Artist Update : Artists for Hire

Artists for Hire is launching a new, fun, easy, great way to learn about art and history in Santa Fe. And there will be more details about it in the coming weeks! So, stay tuned… Here are some pictures from a recent outing I took to the Plaza. The first person to guess the tribe of origin and the meaning of the two figures in the tapestry by Zanie Gilmore, will get a $5.00 gift certificate to the St. Francis Hotel off one block near the Plaza, or Starbucks-your choice. Please send your...

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Walking by Moonlight in Bandelier with Beth Surdut

Walking by Moonlight in Bandelier with Beth Surdut

    Walking with the ancients by moonlight, my feet joined 10,000 years of  footfalls.  A resident raven listened to my questions as the moon rose over these ancestral pueblo dwelling places.Then we were silent in a landscape full of night sounds. For information on the July show visit http://surdut.blogspot.com The Listening to Raven series of drawings and stories are featured in a solo exhibition July 1-30, 2011. Read more raven adventures and see portraits of this clever corvid at...

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Life of a Poet – Interview with Annell Livingston

Life of a Poet – Interview with Annell Livingston

originally posted at Poets United – A Community For Poets Who Blog. Life of a Poet – Annell Livingston Kids, I am blown away by how many multi-talented creative folk there are, doing such great work, in this community.  Annell Livingston is such an artist.  At Some Things I Think About, you will find her poetry, but will soon discover she always has an art project on the go as well: paintings, exquisite miniature artists books, and her recent Red Shoes Project, which included...

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Artist Update: You asked what do I think of poetry? Annell Livingston

Artist Update: You asked what do I think of poetry? Annell Livingston

How did I get started on the blog? I read a blog of my friend Gail Siptak, Eye with a View. I thought I could do that, a good place to write. I had no idea what I might want to write? I thought it would be like a personal journal, perhaps letters to myself?  When I choise my name I was thinking it would be some things I think, then the gremlin in the computer put “-annell-annell”, I knew that wasn’t right, but didn’t know how to change it. I’m a real techno-peasant. As a child I was the...

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Artist Update: Annell Livingston

Artist Update: Annell Livingston

  I stand in the ring In the dead city And tie on the red shoes … They are not mine, They are my mother’s Her mother’s before, Handed down like an heirloom But hidden like shameful letters. –Anne Sexton The red shoes are a symbol of creativity for women and our legacy. It is this legacy that The Red Shoes artists book project addresses. And it is this legacy that contemporary women do not know or have forgotten. Women today are able to grasp the pen, hold the brush, sing and dance...

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ARTISTS OF BULLSEYE GALLERY

ARTISTS OF BULLSEYE GALLERY

More about Michael Endo Friday, July 8 (EVS723-0001) 6:00-8:30pm (Open House) 6:30-7:30pm (Talk) FREE ADMISSION RESERVATION REQUIRED FOR TALK Contact us by July 7 Join us for a festive Open House and meet artists Silvia Levenson, Nathan Sandberg, Ted Sawyer and Stacy Lynn Smith. From 6:30–7:30, Bullseye gallerist Michael Endo will present The Artists of Bullseye Gallery, a talk surveying contemporary studio glass by discussing a cross-section of artists represented by Bullseye Gallery, from...

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Santa Fe Studio Tour

Santa Fe Studio Tour

Creative Santa Fe Announces Santa Fe Studio Tour 2011 5th Bi-Annual Event June 17-19 Free Preview Party Friday, June 17 Free Studio Tours, Saturday & Sunday, June 18-19 WHAT: Santa Fe Studio Tours 2011 Free Preview Party (June 17) Santa Fe Studio Tours 2011 (June 18-19) An exciting opportunity for tourists and locals to meet the people who make Santa Fe a creative and “different” city as well as one of the best art markets in the country. Forty-two of Santa Fe’s fine artists...

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ARTIST TALK: SILVIA LEVENSON

ARTIST TALK: SILVIA LEVENSON

More on Silvia Levenson Wednesday, July 6 (EVS726-0001) 5-7pm FREE ADMISSION RESERVATION REQUIRED Contact us by July 5 By refashioning items from house wares to pharmaceuticals to hand grenades in candy-colored glass, Silvia Levenson presents a dark and comic vision of modern home life in her kilncast sculptures, which have been widely collected and exhibited. Join the artist for a discussion of her work and ideas while she’s visiting from Italy as a participant in Art Santa...

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Artist Update:The Seasons of Santa Fe: Poems and Images with Lorraine Schechter

Artist Update:The Seasons of Santa Fe: Poems and Images with Lorraine Schechter

Inspired by the beauty and mystery of the New Mexico landscape since first coming here in 1969, I’ve continued to investigate the four seasons of this magical land in my poems, mixed-media paintings, and prints. Each month or two, I’ll post an image and poem evocative of the light and color of the northern New Mexico region, and the seasonal changes taking place outside and in. Please join me here, or on my website at www.lorraineschechter.com where you can also contact me to arrange studio...

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Artist Update:Listening to Ravens with Beth Surdut

Artist Update:Listening to Ravens with Beth Surdut

Listening To Raven series La troca (the truck)– the older rounded forms mimic the languid curves and patinas of this high desert and mountains that color my soul. In Alaska, Mark has been caring for ravens and eagles for the past 16 years. Although there are certainly professional nature photographers with admirable patience, skill, and talent, this man’s love is uniquely communicated through his actions and photographic documentation of his avian friends. His photographs and the stories...

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My Fascination with Calcedonia Glass by Elodie Holmes / Liquid Light Glass

My Fascination with Calcedonia Glass by Elodie Holmes / Liquid Light Glass

My fascination with Calcedonia, or silver glass, started in Santa Fe at Peter VanderLaan’s old studio, about 15 years ago. During the 5 years that I worked out of his studio, he melted his own formulas and shared some of his knowledge of glass melting with me. This fascination of glass colors continued in Italy where I spent time with Dino Rosin, sitting behind his bench, watching he and his team working the glass, and having homemade lunches every day with his family. I was lucky enough to...

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Artist Update: Return to Santa Fe with Cathy Carey & Expressive Color, Impressionist Texture Workshop

Artist Update: Return to Santa Fe with Cathy Carey & Expressive Color, Impressionist Texture Workshop

Every year I return to Santa Fe to paint and teach painting workshops. As the time nears, I start thinking about all the things I love about my time in Santa Fe. I go there to paint so my first week is spent walking the streets and dirt roads looking for sights and inspiration, the hardest part being picking from all the ideas that crowd into my head. The early morning walks with my Golden Retrievers and watercolor sketchbook, as we reacquaint ourselves with the familiar sights and our old...

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En route to a fellow UNESCO site with Becki Banet

En route to a fellow UNESCO site with Becki Banet

En route to a fellow UNESCO site, trekking this week from Santa Fe to Banff!  My happy tasks include Santa Fe Creative Tourism, geo-caching, and extending the reach of the Journey Stick Experience®to include Canada! I’ll also be gathering evidence about a luscious gift called water, with hopes to bring back photos of this luxuriant element we can only imagine! Is there a hue that is included in the copper rainbow range of emotion? Just what hue of blue fills Lake Louise? What is the primary...

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Artist, Elizabeth Mesh, Talks about the Creative Process.

Artist, Elizabeth Mesh, Talks about the Creative Process.

As a teacher and owner of Artists for Hire, my number one rule is that there are no mistakes. I take this even further in a workshop or session…I try to bridge the gap between what the artist thinks should be produced and what they need to produce. This is a subtle, but very profound gap that can be worked out if the teacher and artist are aware of it. In regular, weekly, sessions with people, or in large workshops, over several days, I help the artist find what works for them to make...

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Bicycle New Mexico 26th Annual Century Ride & Artist Update from Artists for Hire

Bicycle New Mexico 26th Annual Century Ride & Artist Update from Artists for Hire

This Sunday, May 15th, the Santa Fe Century is happening. This 20 year old event is a fun bicycle ride for people all over the Southwest and tours some of Santa Fe’s most beautiful surrounding areas. Lots of wind always accompanies the ride–so visitors be ready! The pit stops have plentiful food, water and gatorade. The funnest pit stop is the one in Galisteo. It is the one pit stop that facilitates participants in the 50, 75 and 100 mile rides. That means that people from all...

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An Artist Update: Greetings from Julia Cairns Fine Art

An Artist Update: Greetings from Julia Cairns Fine Art

  As the spring winds howl outside my studio, I am thankful for the fact that it is not a tornado or that we are not deluged with rain (altho’ some might be nice). Between the winds, there have been some nice warm sunny days here in Santa Fe and even some brave daffodils appearing in the garden (I use the term loosely as it is nigh impossible to grow a conventional ‘garden’ in the high desert). I have been busy in my studio and am still creating work in acrylic...

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