ARTeNews – September 2017

Ron’s Palette

Is It September Already?

 

Santa Fe was incredible this Summer with cooler temperatures and plenty of beautiful clouds and rain. Hard to believe we are already into our “Back to School” season and summer is getting ready to say “adios”! Time really does seem to fly with this getting older thing (Sorry, just had a birthday).

I hope everyone had a chance to get down to the Indian Market in the Plaza last week. There was incredible energy and it was packed with buyers, with most of the artists giving very favorable reports on their sales.

I had the honor of introducing Donn Clark (the Bear) for his musical performance on Sunday when his band performed on the bandstand. Donn is a painter and always dreamed of playing his music on the main stage during the market and has talked about it for years. This year the organizers scheduled him to play both days and besides his great booth sales…he got to entertain the crowd with his original blues music. The topping of that was his son came in from Arizona and played bass guitar and saw the completion of his fathers dream…how cool is that!

Hope this Fall finds something cool happening in your life too! Go paint something colorful!

Namaste, Ron

Art Fusion Radio Schedule

ArtFusion_Newsletter

 

Every Thursday from noon to 1pm, you can:

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

Every Saturday from noon to 1pm, you can:

  • Listen to Art Fusion (recorded) on KTRC 1280 AM

 

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 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Songwriter Sunday
1:00 pm
The first Sunday of every month is Songwriter Sunday here at Artisan Santa Fe, 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).
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

Arturo Chavez

“We took a field trip over to Arturo Chavez’s studio/gallery to see what he was up to…come inside with us and take a peek…..” 

~ Ron Whitmore

ABOUT ARTURO

“The human eye is far more sensitive to subtle variations in color than can be revealed in photographs. Knowing my subject matter firsthand helps me to convey feeling in my paintings.”

Arturo Chavez was born in 1949 in Embudo, New Mexico near Taos. He was raised amid the spectacular vistas of Northern New Mexico. Chavez is dedicated to preserving the landscape by painting it. Chavez painted throughout his youth, but did not turn to art as a full-time career until the 1980s. Since then, he has received international recognition for his landscapes, which include exhibitions in the US embassies in Moscow, Croatia, and Guyana. Publicly, Chavez’ works can be seen as part of the permanent collections at New Mexico State University, The Bernalillo County Courthouse, The Santa Fe Capitol Collection, the Taos National Guard, and the National Hispanic Cultural Center. His work is also in corporate collections around the world including Ebner International in Linz, Austria, Fuji Electric in Japan and the permanent collection of Burlington Northern Railway. Like many gifted artists, Chavez possesses many other talents.

He is a talented musician, having studied classical concert guitar at the University of New Mexico, as well as having worked as a mission pilot for the civil air patrol. Visit Arturo’s website: www.ArturoChavez.com

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 by Artisan customer, Vic Lee.

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.

 

Exquisite, Hard-To-Find European Pads & Sketch Books

Bamboo Mixed Media
265gsm, 90% Bamboo fibre, 10% Cotton rag, Natural white
For watercolor, acrylic, pastel, sketch and mixed media. Acid-Free, natural white.

Pastel Velour Paper
260gsm, 9.36×12.48” pad, 10 sheet pad, 10 different colors
Painting Paper for pastel and oil pastel. Acid-Free, age-resistant. With 10 colors.

Nostalgie Hard Cover Sketch
190 gsm – natural white – 80 pages
Thread stitching makes for a solid binding and good flatness of the sheets. This also makes sure that double sided sketches and drawings across the fold too can be created without any problems. With an anthracite-coloured cover featuring a linen structure, the book is hard-wearing and nice to the touch.
Every book features 40 sheets / 80 pages. The heavy, natural white paper feels both solid and flexible. The fine grain of the paper makes the pen slide over the surface virtually on its own.
Clearly defined pen control and delicate hatchings allow for every kind of work – from the architectural sketch to the fast, vividly coloured draw.
Suitable for use with all dry-painting techniques in addition to wet colours, the paper brings a great sense of versatility and precision to the artistic process. Acid free, high longevity.

Sketch Diary
120gsm
A handy keepsake pocket, with 2 design-a-labels.

Watercolour Book
200gsm Hardbound
Natural white watercolor paper featuring a fine grained structure on both the front and backsides. Suitable for all the wet-painting techniques. Ideal for panoramas. Acid-free and with a high longevity.

Watercolour Postcards
30 sheets in Metal Tin / 230 gsm Rough surface

Skizze Sketch Papers
190gsm, 50 sheets/pad

Available at the Santa Fe store ONLY.

Question of the Month / Giveaway

Enter the Contest!

This Month’s Prize: “Hahnemühle Watercolour Book”

This month, we’ve got another monthly giveaway game in our newsletter. Email us your answer to our question of the month (by September 10th), and you will automatically be entered in the contest.

QUESTION:

How many 16″x20” mat boards you can get from 32″x40” mat board?

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

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!

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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, September 3, 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 the end of summer.



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