ARTeNews – July 2017

Ron’s Palette

Gives “Shopping Cart” a ‘Whole’ New Meaning

I just read that Amazon has bought Whole Foods in order to make a dent in Walmart.

I can’t quite figure out that logic, but I’m sure it has to do with the new trend of buying your groceries online. Walmart then announced it bought Bonobos as its latest online company purchase in their strategy against Amazon. Amazon has already destroyed Borders and many other brick and mortar stores so why not go after Walmart. Walmart has also destroyed a lot of other retailers when they open up in small towns. I hate being negative but this trend of getting everything from Amazon and Walmart is a bit scary. I guess I am still one of those old fashioned type of shoppers that like to go into a store and see things and then support the retailer who has them and showed them to me.

As Amazon grows in power, it will continue to dictate what products succeed and which fall by the way side. They cherry-pick the most popular items from a manufacturer’s product line, sell them cheap and in great volume, and the rest of the product offering falls away and then is discontinued or unavailable.

I hope the new generation has the consciousness to realize that if you don’t support local business…it goes away. When it goes away, so does a lot of the tax base for cities to offer programs for youth, art installations, and many of the other “fluff” programs we all benefit from. Our society continues to head in the direction of “fast and cheap” without thinking that this has a price to pay as well.

On the positive side…Amazon has bigger brothers in India and China that are probably figuring out ways to put dents in Amazon…so Amazon is opening up some brick and mortar stores…go figure?

Namaste, Ron

Art Fusion Radio Schedule

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Every Thursday from noon to 1pm, you can:

  • Listen to Art Fusion live on KVSF 101.5 FM, or streaming live on the web HERE
  • Watch the show being broadcast LIVE! at the Artisan Santa Fe store.

 

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.

Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art Fusion Radio #44
12:00 pm
Broadcasting LIVE at Artisan Santa Fe:  Art Fusion: Live radio program on KVSF 101.5 FM, Thursdays, Noon to 1 PM. This week: Artist Jeanne Hyland & Singer/Songwriter Mike Gann   About Jeanne Hyland: The love of nature’s beauty, energy, and form in tandem with an intense...
Oct 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art Fusion Radio #45
12:00 pm
Art Fusion: Broadcasting LIVE at Artisan Santa Fe,  on Thursdays, Noon to 1 PM. Listen on AM 1280 Saturdays at noon. This week: Artist Ron Pokrasso & Singer/Songwriter Lenny Tischler   About Ron Pokrasso: My artistic development spirals around a need to express, making new discoveries,...

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Artist of the Month

Glenn Strock

“This month we visited Glen at the site of his latest project, and spoke to him about the challenges he faced in the creation of this wonderful piece of artwork. Be sure to take a drive to see the artwork in person, on the Santa Fe County Human Resources Office at the Solana Center on West Alameda.”  ~ Ron

ABOUT

Glen Strock is an artist living in New Mexico.

THE WORK

(from an article in the Santa Fe New Mexican)

WATCH VIDEO
Artist Glen Strock wanted to show how New Mexico’s cultures can come together in a spirit of compassion. But some people saw just the opposite. Strock, 69, signed on to paint a mural this fall in conjunction with Santa Fe County Teen Court, a remediation program for juvenile offenders. The mural has been vandalized and criticized. As a result, changes are being made.

It is the latest front in an ongoing local battle over how to acceptably depict Colonial New Mexico, a time of conflict between the Spanish and Native Americans, in public art. The mural, black on the white-and-beige exterior of the Santa Fe County Human Resources Office on West Alameda Street, shows a Spaniard on horseback. A Native boy sits before the horse, a cross of reeds in one hand. The Spaniard’s unsheathed sword looms above him. The sword since has been whited out. The mural’s overseers decided to change course last week, bowing to the public backlash that spanned a spectrum of displeasure, said Jennifer Romero, manager of the Teen Court, which is responsible for the commission and creation of the mural.

Read the complete article HERE.

Workshops, Free Demos & Various Events

ArtSpot

 

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!

 

Sep 26 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
PM Painting with Lee Rommel @ Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
1:30 pm
PAINTING ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON on September 26th with Lee Rommel | 1:30a-4:30p, $40 per session, at Santa Fe store. 3 SPOTS AVAILABLE.  Lee will be covering the importance of all basics of painting. She will teach basics of: Composition / Values / Understand- ing Color theory and Color...
Sep 27 @ 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...
PREVIEW: Alla Prima Oil Painting: Non-Toxic Technique
1:30 pm
PREVIEW for Kathryn Stedham’s ONE-DAY Workshop  @ Santa Fe store.)  THIS IS A PREVIEW FOR Kathryn Sedhams one-day workshop HERE. “Alla Prima” is a painting technique in which a canvas is completed in one session, often having a thickly applied impasto. <Origin of alla prima....
Oct 3 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
AM Painting with Lee Rommel @ Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
9:30 am
PAINTING ON TUESDAY MORNING on Oct 3rd with Lee Rommel | 9:30a-12:30p, $40 per session, at Santa Fe store. 2 SPOTS AVAILABLE.  Lee will be covering the importance of all basics of painting. She will teach basics of: Composition / Values / Understand- ing Color theory and Color Mixing...
Oct 3 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
PM Painting with Lee Rommel @ Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
1:30 pm
PAINTING ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON on October 3rd with Lee Rommel | 1:30a-4:30p, $40 per session, at Santa Fe store. 3 SPOTS AVAILABLE.  Lee will be covering the importance of all basics of painting. She will teach basics of: Composition / Values / Understand- ing Color theory and Color...
Oct 4 @ 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...
Alla Prima Oil Painting: Non-Toxic Technique
10:00 am
ONE-DAY Workshop. October 7, 10am-5pm, $120/$135 @ Santa Fe store.  “Alla Prima” is a painting technique in which a canvas is completed in one session, often having a thickly applied impasto. <Origin of alla prima. Italian: literally, at the first.> This is a particularly useful...
Oct 10 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
AM Painting with Lee Rommel @ Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
9:30 am
PAINTING ON TUESDAY MORNING on Oct 10th with Lee Rommel | 9:30a-12:30p, $40 per session, at Santa Fe store. 2 SPOTS AVAILABLE.  Lee will be covering the importance of all basics of painting. She will teach basics of: Composition / Values / Understand- ing Color theory and Color Mixing...
Oct 10 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
PM Painting with Lee Rommel @ Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
1:30 pm
PAINTING ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON on October 10th with Lee Rommel | 1:30a-4:30p, $40 per session, at Santa Fe store. 3 SPOTS AVAILABLE.  Lee will be covering the importance of all basics of painting. She will teach basics of: Composition / Values / Understand- ing Color theory and Color...
Oct 11 @ 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...
Faces and Figurative Features in Drawing and Painting @ Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
10:00 am
“Faces and Figurative Features in Drawing and Painting” on October 14th with Lee Rommel | 10a-1p, $65, at Santa Fe store. Physical features of the human body can be intimidating and hard to articulate, so we prepared this class for you to come in and focus...
Oct 18 @ 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...
Oct 25 @ 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...
FREE DEMO: Two Fun & Simple Books For Artists @ Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
1:30 pm
FREE DEMO of November 11th Workshop, TWO FUN AND EASY BOOKS with Julie R. Filatoff | 1:30-3:30pm | Santa Fe.   Please join us for a free preview demo of our forthcoming “Two Fun-and-Easy Books” Workshop on Saturday, November 11th, which focuses on the single-signature pamphlet-stitch...
Oct 31 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Six Tuesday Mornings with Lee Rommel @ Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
9:30 am
Oct 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, 28 & Dec 5 | 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 | Brushwork | Edges | How...
Oct 31 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Six Tuesday Afternoons with Lee Rommel @ Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
1:30 pm
Oct 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, 28 & Dec 5 | 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 | Brushwork | Edges | How...
Nov 1 @ 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...
Nov 7 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Painting With Acrylics - 7 Tuesdays
12:00 pm
TUESDAYS, Nov. 7 thru Dec. 19th (7 weeks), Noon-3pm, $120 @ Albuquerque Store. Learn an underpainting/layering technique that gives vibrant colors and great depth.  Beginners welcome, too. Learn to paint shape and form without drawing. Emphasis on color, space and composition, value and texture, contrast...
Nov 8 @ 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...
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Two Fun & Simple Books For Artists @ Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
10:00 am
“Two Fun & Simple Books for Artists” on November 11th with Julie R. Filatoff | 10a-4:30p, $95, at Santa Fe store. In this one day workshop students will discover two exciting book-making processes – the Single-Signature Pamphlet Stitch and the Origami Pocket Book. The Single-Signature...

Cartoon of the Month

Cartoon_July-2017

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.

 

Bill Worrell’s CD and Pad: Free Shipping thru July!

 

Bill Worrell “Handing It Over” CD: $20

Bill Worrell is a man of many talents…writing, sculpting, jewelry, painting, clay throwing and singing and songwriting. He has come out with a new album recorded at his own recording studio…Rough, Raw and Real Records. This album is 17 songs and is titled “Handing It Over”. This album is classic Worrell in an uplifting, humorous way, how only Worrell sees the world! Available at Artisan for $20.00 Free Shipping thru July!

 

WorrellPad_1Bill Worrell Pad: $15

Bill Worrell has been an inspiration to me ever since he walked through the doors of our Canyon Road store over 25 years ago. His creativity is endless. He expresses himself in everything he does, from small ceramic bowls to monumental bronzes. He is constantly writing…books, songs, poems or just creative ideas. He encouraged me to keep a journal years ago, and it has changed my life (or at least documented it). I hope this journal propagates the magic, mystery and music hidden in your soul, and may your journey be well recorded. Namaste, Ron. You can purchase the pad HERE.

Check either store for availability.

Question of the Month / Giveaway

Enter the Contest!

This Month’s Prize: Kiss An Artist Pad (6″ x 8″)

This month, we’re starting a new monthly giveaway game in our newsletter. Email us your answer to our question of the month, and you will automatically be entered in the contest.

QUESTION:
Which is a more ‘opaque’ white…Zinc or Titanium?

Email your answer to giveaway@artisan-santafe.com. One winner will be chosen. Winner must pick up the pad at the Santa Fe store.

Special Notes

Giclee-Printing

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Happenings In Our Community

Check It Out!

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

 

 

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Do I Hear Music?

Songwriter Sunday

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

SongwriterSundaySunday, July 2, 1:00 – 4:00pm
at the Santa Fe store

The first Sunday of every month is Songwriter Sunday here at Artisan, in the Artisan Performance Corner. If you’re a songwriter, come on down with your guitar and 1-3 songs (if you tickle the ivories, a keyboard is provided). The Performance Corner has a great sound system! Mikey likes it…!

Write a song about Independence Day!! Not to be confused with In Depends Day. Something else entirely.



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