ARTeNews – December 2017

Ron’s Palette

 

December Already?

Hard to believe we are all closing out another year…I really do think time speeds up as we get older.

Artisan is now 42 years in business, and I have been with Artisan 29 of those years, about 20 as one of the owners. My partners (like myself) all started as retail clerks working together at the front counter on Canyon Road. Our business has changed a lot from the old days back when we operated out of a rambling adobe building with a dirt parking lot with six spaces. Back then we had accounts in a cardboard box under the front counter for many of the local artists, didn’t need to take Mastercard or Visa, there was no internet, our floor was slowly falling into the basement and it flooded every time it rained. I used to pick out stretcher bars for Tom Lovall, carry out gesso for Agnes Martin, wrap paper for R. C Gorman, cut canvas for Fritz Scholder and make prints for Clark Hulings (just to drop a few names). Georgia O’Keeffe used to shop in our store before my time, and — according to the original owners, Bill and Jack — was not an easy customer to make happy (enough said).

It would be easy to think of those as the “Good Ole Days” but the “Good Ole Days” are still here. The names have changed, but the spirit of the artist — that has kept my partners and myself a part of Artisan for so many years — has not. I still get to rub shoulders with some of the best artists in the world that continue to come through our front door (and some are easy to make happy and some are still not). We now have art classes in the store, a python, life drawing, a radio show, a yoga class, free demonstrations, and the Artisan Materials Expo at Buffalo Thunder coming up. Artisan has an internet presence, takes M/C, Visa, AMEX and Discover, has a loyalty program, offers giclee printing, custom canvas stretching and something the internet absolutely, positively, no way in the world can offer…an honest, old-fashioned shopping experience with REAL people!

We hope you have a blessed, non-stressed holiday season, and please know that we appreciate you for keeping our business viable all these years!

Namaste, Ron

Art Fusion Radio Schedule

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Every Thursday from 11am to noon, you can:

  • Watch the show being recorded LIVE! at the Artisan Santa Fe store.

Every Saturday from noon to 1pm, you can:

  • Listen to Art Fusion (previously recorded) on AM 1260 KTRC

 

You can also hear podcasts of past shows HERE. To read more about each artist and songwriter for upcoming shows, click on one of the shows listed below.

Dec 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Art Fusion Radio #54
11:00 am
Art Fusion: Broadcasting LIVE at Artisan Santa Fe, on Thursdays, 11AM to Noon. Listen on 1260 AM KTRC Saturdays at noon. This week: Visual Artist Catherine Molland & Singer/Songwriters Max Hatt/Edda Glass.   About Catherine Molland: The beginning of Catherine Molland’s love of art began with a...

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Artist of the Month

Rose Masterpol

“This month we visited the beautiful studio of Rose Materpol. She gave us a wonderful tour, and we were overwhelmed with her artwork. We hope you enjoy the show.”  ~ Ron Whitmore

Workshops, Free Demos & Various Events

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Artisan Events

There is lots going on all the time at Artisan! We offer free demos, paid workshops and more. To see all the events, click HERE!

Dec 16 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Painting with Acrylics - ABQ @ Albuquerque
9:30 am
Polly Jackson | Saturdays, 9:30-Noon / $75  / 4 classes / ongoing / 10 student limit.  Learn to paint shape and form without drawing. Emphasis on color, space and composition, value and texture, contrast and balance. We learn the principles of design, the medium and techniques,...
Dec 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Free Figure Drawing Sessions @ Santa Fe | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
11:00 am
Presented by M.U.S.E Artists.  A great way to start drawing the figure. Draw from a live, clothed model. This is a free event. Models will accept tips. Space is limited, so come early for a good seat. Please NO painting, sculpture or pastels. Chairs will...
Dec 23 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Painting with Acrylics - ABQ @ Albuquerque
9:30 am
Polly Jackson | Saturdays, 9:30-Noon / $75  / 4 classes / ongoing / 10 student limit.  Learn to paint shape and form without drawing. Emphasis on color, space and composition, value and texture, contrast and balance. We learn the principles of design, the medium and techniques,...
Dec 30 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Painting with Acrylics - ABQ @ Albuquerque
9:30 am
Polly Jackson | Saturdays, 9:30-Noon / $75  / 4 classes / ongoing / 10 student limit.  Learn to paint shape and form without drawing. Emphasis on color, space and composition, value and texture, contrast and balance. We learn the principles of design, the medium and techniques,...
Jan 6 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Painting with Acrylics - ABQ @ Albuquerque
9:30 am
Polly Jackson | Saturdays, 9:30-Noon / $75  / 4 classes / ongoing / 10 student limit.  Learn to paint shape and form without drawing. Emphasis on color, space and composition, value and texture, contrast and balance. We learn the principles of design, the medium and techniques,...
Zentangle Techniques & Practice: Three Mondays @ Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
10:00 am
“Zentangle Techniques & Practice: Three Mondays with Shawn Hayden, CZT | 10:00 am-12:00 pm, at Santa Fe store. $99 (materials included) Come experience Zentangle, a popular art form that is easy to learn, relaxing and fun for all ages. During this three week course students...
Jan 13 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Drawing The Line Demo @ Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
1:30 pm
FREE DEMO: “Drawing The Line” with Michael Bergt | 1:30pm-3:00pm, at Santa Fe store.  Because early printmaking techniques were limited to the use of lines, artists who wished to reproduce their work were compelled to devise a way to create subtle value changes, and to...
Jan 16 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Six Tuesday Mornings with Lee Rommel @ Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
9:30 am
Six Tuesday Mornings | Jan 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13 & 20 | 9:30am-12:30pm | Santa Fe. Lee will be covering the importance of all basics of painting. She will teach basics of: Composition | Values | Understanding Color theory and Color Mixing |...
Jan 16 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Six Tuesday Afternoons with Lee Rommel @ Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
1:30 pm
Six Tuesday Afternoons | Jan 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13 & 20 | 1:30pm-4:30pm | Santa Fe. Lee will be covering the importance of all basics of painting. She will teach basics of: Composition | Values | Understanding Color theory and Color Mixing |...
Four Friday Mornings: Non-Toxic Oil Painting @ Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
9:30 am
Four Friday Mornings | Jan 19, 26, Feb 2 & 9 | 9:30am-12:30pm | Santa Fe. Learn how to paint in oils, or take your skills to the next level! This dynamic step-by-step course will cover the fundamentals of oil painting as well as showcase...
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Color Mixing: Non-Toxic Oil Painting @ Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
10:00 am
Color Mixing: Non-Toxic Oil Painting | Jan 20 | 10am-4pm | $120 (+ $15 for Materials) | Santa Fe. Learn how to mix oil colors more quickly and easily. This workshop will focus on mixing oil colors for accuracy. Students will develop strategies for working...
Feb 3 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Drawing The Line @ Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
1:30 pm
“Drawing The Line” Workshop with Michael Bergt | 1:30pm-4:30pm, at Santa Fe store. Price: $70 (BYO materials) + tax  In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to create drawings with clean, distinct and articulate lines – the kind you find in Michael Bergt’s art works....
Feb 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Fabulous Paint-Stick: Shiva DEMO @ Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
2:00 pm
“Fabulous Paint-Stick: Shiva DEMO” with Richeson Art | 2pm-3pm, at Santa Fe store. FREE DEMO Tom Woody from Richeson Art will join us at Artisan Santa Fe for a one hour visual-demonstration. He will talk about a versatile method for creating and transferring images onto...
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Shadow Mysteries, Highlight Magic @ Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
10:00 am
“Shadow Mysteries; Highlight Magic” with Paul Murray | 10am-4:30pm, at Santa Fe store. Price: $135 (Supplies included) + tax During this workshop, Paul will render a landscape painting for the class in soft pastel. As a painter who is committed to value relationships and color, Murray...
Mar 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
FREE PREVIEW - Printmaking Without a Press @ Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
11:00 am
FREE PREVIEW: “Printmaking Without A Press” with Catherine Trapani | 11 am – 12:30 pm, at Santa Fe store.  Join us for a dynamic print demonstration that will bring a fresh and exciting elements to your artwork! Catherine will be previewing techniques from her forthcoming...
Mar 17 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Printmaking Without a Press @ Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
10:30 am
Workshop: “Printmaking Without A Press” with Catherine Trapani | 10:30 am – 4 pm, at Santa Fe store. Price: $150 (Materials included) Discover the alchemy of mixed media as we explore low-tech printmaking techniques that bring big results! Ideas will flow as we literally layer...
Apr 12 – Apr 14 all-day
Mindful & Meditative Pocket Sketching @ Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
12:00 am
Mindful & Meditative Pocket Sketching | April 12, 1pm-5pm • April 13, 14, 9:30am-5pm | $300 | Santa Fe. The easy-to-learn watercolor introduction for plein air and urban sketching for the very raw beginner to professional. You can work quickly indoors or plein air (outdoors...
Sketching and Watercolor in Your Own Handmade Journal @ Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
12:00 am
2-Day Workshop: “Sketching and Watercolor in your own Handmade Journal ” with Jane LaFazio | 9:30am-4:30pm, at Santa Fe store. Price: $250 + tax In this fun two-day workshop, you’ll learn to create an easy and attractive handmade journal and begin to fill it with your...

Laugh of the Month

Stuff Around The Store

Cool Item

Of The Month

Artisan carries a lot of unique and/or one of a kind items. Here is one you might find interesting.

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Special Notes

Giclee-Printing

You’ll Wanna See These!

Sales & Promotionals

You can find some good deals in this section. We’re always coming up with something that will work with your pocketbook!

Yellow Label Canvas Sale

Happenings In Our Community

Check It Out!

There’s a lot going on in our community. Here’s a taste!

A local employee at Artisan Santa Fe, Anastasio Wrobel, has made t-shirts for the holidays with an image from their project The Non-BInary Coloring Book. Anastasio’s work is focused on gender neutral education and inclusivity. You can get a t-shirt online at https://tinyurl.com/ycjbdo6z. They are currently showing work at Iconik Coffee on Lena St. with Niomi Fawn’s Dark Nights of Winter Show Group Show and prepping for engagements at The Betterday Coffeeshop in January 2018 & Art.i.fact Santa Fe in February 2018. For more information visit www.aungrobo.us.

 

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Music

Songwriter Sunday

A lot of us up here at Artisan are also musicians, singers & songwriters. Here’s how we feed our muse!

SongwriterSundaySongwriter Sunday is taking a break!!

Songwriter Sunday is on hold until further notice. But keep practicing…and writing…!!!

Happy Holidays to everyone!!



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