ARTeNews – June 2017

Ron’s Palette

If you’re a pastelist, listen up!!

I love the Spring with all these beautiful pastel colors popping out just in time for the International Association of Pastel Societies Convention in Albuquerque. This show is a biennial get together of all the pastel associations from around the world at the Hotel Albuquerque on Thursday, June 8th, Friday, June 9th and Saturday, June 10th. The vendor floor consists of thirty-five vendor booths selling pastel related materials at fantastic prices.  The vendor floor is free admission and open 10 AM to 5 PM. Please come on down if you are interested in pastels and see the largest selection of materials in one place and be able to talk to the manufacturers about their products…bet there’s a color you have never seen before!

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.

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

Pablo Antonio Milan

“Out of deepest sympathy for his unexpected death on May 3, 2017, Artisan is featuring Pablo Antonio Milan as our Artist of the Month. Pablo has been coming into Artisan since the beginning — way back on Canyon Road. We waited on him for supplies, stretched his canvas and laughed with him many times over the years. Pablo will be greatly missed at Artisan and his legacy will live through his daughters and family that loved him, his friends and the art that he created while he was still on this earth. Rest in Peace dear friend! ”  ~ Ron

About

Pablo Antonio Milan, a recognized Southwest contemporary artist, is renowned for his use of bright colors and his acrylic painting techniques, from delicate and bold washes, layering and splattering of paints and powerful brushstrokes and palette knife.

Milan was accepted into his first gallery at 17, and now at age 55, is in both private and corporate collections throughout the world. He has exhibited in galleries from Florida to Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada and California.

The Work

An expressionistic colorist, Milan first layers the paint, at times painting 25 layers on the canvas, only adding the imagery in the final stages. “This gives the paintings depth and the appearance of changing colors throughout the day, depending on the light,” Milan said. “Layering also allows the colors to really pop under the lights of night.”

A prominent and recognized artist, Milan’s paintings are viewed as highly collectible. His distinctive contemporary edge, both in color and style, evolve into a mystical illusion of imagery from the Southwest.

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

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...

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.

 

Princeton Brush: NOW Always 40% OFF!

About Princeton Artist Brush Company & NextGen Lines!

Princeton Artist Brush Company is the largest artist brush supplier in North America. Over 25 years ago, Howard Kaufman began a small brush business in the basement of his home in Princeton, New Jersey. He believed that by focusing on innovation, value and the best service, he would always have an appreciative audience for his products. Princeton owns a brush factory with Naohide Takamoto, a 5th generation brush maker. As Naohide Takamoto’s grandfather invented Golden Taklon, Naohide has continued the Takamoto legacy with Princeton’s Next-Gen Synthetics that out perform natural hair for a fraction of the price! These ranges include Neptune, Catalyst Polytip, Elite, Summit and most recently Velvetouch brushes.

Neptune Series – New at Santa Fe store!

When we set out to create a synthetic version of squirrel, we developed a brush that may actually outperform the natural version. Neptune™ is our softest and thirstiest synthetic brush, delivering oceans of color. Experts in natural hair have been incredulous that this is actually synthetic. We are proud to offer Neptune™ in a beautiful range of shapes including mottlers and quills with rich wood tones and sea glass aquarelle handles.

Check either store for availability of all other Princeton Brushes.

Special Notes

Giclee-Printing

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Sales & Promotionals

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

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Happenings In Our Community

Check It Out!

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

 

 

Enjoy a world class art show featuring the best of the best in the pastel medium and shop the Trade Show at the same time – All FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC

The International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) holds a biennial Convention at Hotel Albuquerque, New Mexico.In conjunction with the convention, IAPS hosts two events that are FREE and open to the Public during the convention. The SOLDOUT 12th Biennial Convention will be held in June and will welcome over 600 participants from around the world.

PASTELWORLD

PastelWorld is an exhibition featuring the best of the best in the pastel medium from around the world. Over 1000 entries were received from pastel artists in this prestigious juried art competition. Approximately 200 paintings will be on display. These include award winners in the organization’s Master Circle competition as well as the general membership, and works from the judges and convention instructions. Truly an opportunity to enjoy the best in the medium all, under one roof.

PastelWorld will be open to the public
Thursday, June 8 – Saturday, June 10 from 9am – 9pm

TRADE SHOW
Additionally, the convention Trade Show featuring dozens of vendors who specialize in materials and supplies for the pastel artist will take place inside Hotel Albuquerque. It is free and open to the public. Not only will visitors be able to see the latest supplies and materials available, but also many special demonstrations by artists within the medium will take place during the Trade Show.

The Trade Show will be open to the public Thursday, June 8 – Saturday, June 10 from 10 am – 5 pm

IAPS is a non-profit organization dedicated to demonstrating the value, validity, and enduring quality of pastel artworks, as well as to creating educational possibilities for the appreciation of this luminous medium. Founded in 1994, IAPS is the only organization in the world that provides membership, communication and conference opportunities for regional and national art societies devoted solely to the medium of pastel.

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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, June 4, 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 May showers, if we ever get them!!



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