ARTeNews – January 2018

Ron’s Palette

A Canvas Full of Color

I guess the New Year is a time when we all look inside a bit, give thanks that we already have a canvas full of color to start with, and set goals for what we want to see happen in the upcoming blank canvas. So let’s start with some fun goals for Artisan:

  1. To Provide a unique shopping experience along with competitive prices so our customers stay shopping with us and we put Amazon and internet out of business!
  2. To Improve our selection, service and stores constantly, to create a shopping experience so interesting that the zoo train starts stopping at Artisan.
  3. To make the Artisan Materials Expo in September the best ever! We are offering 120 incredible workshops, filling all 80 vendor booths with stuff artists really want at great prices, and will be setting an example of showmanship that will bring the Olympics to Santa Fe!
  4. To continue having fun doing all that we do in our stores: free demos, workshops, yoga class, radio program, life drawing and Art Educators night — and all the fun that we hope you’re having with our newsletters!

Now, what is all that color already on my canvas? Well, I have been working with the same partners for 29 years,  I have employees that have been with Artisan over 20 years and really care about making sure the customers are happy, and we have the best customers that have supported us for the past 42 years…my canvas runneth over!

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.

Jan 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Art Fusion Radio #59
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 Dean Howell, & Singer/Songwriter Derek Fisher.   About Dean Howell: In 1992, American artist Dean Howell moved his studio to Santa Fe,...
Jan 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Art Fusion Radio #60
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 George Rivera & Singer/Songwriter Kristina Huckabee.   About George Rivera: George Rivera, Recent Governor of the Pueblo of Pojoaque in northern New...

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Artist of the Month

Geoffrey Gorman

“This month we visited Geoffrey Gorman’s studio in Artisan’s neighborhood. His studio is packed with found objects and has a real cool vibe. We hope you enjoy the show.”  ~ Ron Whitmore

See the full article here:  ArtisanSantaFe.com/Geoffrey-Gorman

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!

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 |...
Jan 17 @ 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...
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...
Zentangle Techniques & Practice: Single Mondays @ Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
10:00 am
“Zentangle Techniques & Practice: Single Mondays with Shawn Hayden, CZT | 10:00 am-12:00 pm, at Santa Fe store. $35 + tax Come experience Zentangle, a popular art form that is easy to learn, relaxing and fun for all ages. This workshop runs for three weeks;...
Jan 24 @ 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...
Jan 29 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Paul Murray Pastel Demo @ Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
12:00 pm
“Pastel-Painting” with Paul Murray | 12pm-3pm, at Santa Fe store. FREE DEMO During this three-hour demonstration, Paul will paint for the class in soft pastel. Learn about  value relationships and color, shadows and highlights and where edges meet – while seeing his painting process in...
Jan 31 @ 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...
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 7 @ 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...
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...
Feb 14 @ 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...
Feb 21 @ 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...
Feb 24 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
The Golden Lecture @ Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
1:30 pm
“The Golden Lecture” with Phil Garrett | 1:30pm – 3:30pm, at Santa Fe store. FREE DEMO Please note: *This is a demonstration/lecture that is open to all – only the first 25 people will receive paint samples and literature on a first-come/first-served basis. We will...
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – Mar 6 @ 4:00 pm
Inside Acrylics Workshop @ Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
10:00 am
2-Day Workshop: “Inside Acrylics Workshop” with Phil Garrett | 10:00 am – 4:30 pm, at Santa Fe store. Price: $245 (Materials included) This workshop is for painters of all skill levels seeking strategies for working with acrylic paints, mediums and gels to achieve a level...
Mar 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
FREE DEMO - Printmaking Without a Press @ Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
11:00 am
FREE DEMO: “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 13 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Four Tuesday Mornings with Lee Rommel @ Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
9:30 am
Four Tuesday Mornings | Mar 13, 20, 27, Apr 3 | 9:30am-12:30pm | Santa Fe. Tuesdays with Lee Rommel run as three hour work sessions either in the morning or in the afternoon that focus on the skill of painting. The class is open to...
Mar 13 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Four Tuesday Afternoons with Lee Rommel @ Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
1:30 pm
Four Tuesday Afternoons | Mar 13, 20, 27, Apr 3 | 1:30pm-4:30pm | Santa Fe. Tuesdays with Lee Rommel run as three hour work sessions either in the morning or in the afternoon that focus on the skill of painting. The class is open to...
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...
Apr 24 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Six Tuesday Mornings with Lee Rommel @ Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
9:30 am
Six Tuesday Mornings | April 24 & May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | 9:30am-12:30pm | Santa Fe. Tuesdays with Lee Rommel run as three hour work sessions either in the morning or in the afternoon that focus on the skill of painting. The class...
Apr 24 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Six Tuesday Afternoons with Lee Rommel @ Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
1:30 pm
Six Tuesday Afternoons | April 24 & May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | 1:30pm-4:30pm | Santa Fe. Tuesdays with Lee Rommel run as three hour work sessions either in the morning or in the afternoon that focus on the skill of painting. The class...
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...

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.

Quick Dry for Oil Paintings

by Krylon

This spray medium increases the oxidation rate of oil paints, so that they will dry 2 to 3 times faster. It can be used at any stage of the creation process. Contains UV light absorbers and stabilizers.

SALE PRICE: $11.38 (10% off Artisan’s already discounted price – thru January 11th)
(MSRP $16.85)

Available at both Santa Fe & Albuquerque stores.

Special Notes

Giclee-Printing

In Memoriam

In Passing

We will greatly miss these two artists.

David Solomon

It was a dark day at Artisan when we heard that David Solomon had passed. David used to work for Artisan back on the Canyon Road days as a sales clerk. David then came up with the idea of “The Bang Gallery” which utilized the workshop space we had on Canyon Road as a “pop up” gallery on the weekends. David curated many shows with this concept and helped promote a wide range of art. David went on to work for several galleries in town and was always involved in the Santa Fe art scene. David will be greatly missed by all that knew him. ~ Ron Whitmore

(From Wikipedia)

David Solomon (born 1976 in Kingston, New York) is an American artist and painter.

Solomon studied at the San Francisco Art Institute. Solomon is an artist living and working in Santa Fe‘s art community; his work has been shown in many exhibitions and art fairs across the country, including David Richard Contemporary, Gerald Peters Gallery in Santa Fe, Peter Marcelle Gallery in Bridgehampton NY, Dean Jenson Gallery in Milwaukee, and Brown Art Space in San Francisco.

“David Solomon has been an active member of the Santa Fe art community for the 11 years he has lived here, as both a painter and an independent curator,” writes Jan Ernst Adlmann in Art in America magazine. “His latest exhibition demonstrated not only his artistic maturity but also his consistent drive toward pictorial originality.” “Solomon continues to map inner territories of the imagination through an idiosyncratic synthesis of figurative inferences and abstract expression,” writes Jon Carver, Art Ltd Magazine. “The artist’s forte is the depiction of space without defining it,” writes Kathryn M Davis in The Magazine. “He likes to suggest dimensionality without showing it, thus enticing the viewer to engage. Once the vocabulary of lyrical abstraction and symbolism emerges, the playfulness of the forms becomes clearer, while their significance deepens.”

 

James Mahan

Artist. Professional. James worked at Artisan for years as a salesperson, then as a greeter, as his disabilities dictated. He always kept a positive attitude and spirit through all of his trials. He is an inspiration and will be missed greatly.  ~ Ron Whitmore

(from James)

“I am a primal ink artist and ex-Boston punk legend. I self-publish zines of my dark art and record solo vocal music. I live outside Boston and enjoy spicy food, pizza, and creating mayhem.”

“I never start my obsessive ink drawings with an idea. I pick a place on the paper to start and the ink just takes over. Hours later a drawing emerges and I give it a name. I listen to loud and aggressive music while I draw. Art is my catharsis and my way to share the darkness.”

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