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

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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.

Nov 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Art Fusion Radio #52
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 Barry McCuan & Singer/Songwriter Sydney Westan.   About Barry McCuan: Every landscape has its own special timbre, harmonies of colors and textures....

We support some of the best artists in the world!

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

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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!

Nov 29 @ 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...
Bold Expressive Still life Painting Workshop @ Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
9:30 am
“Bold Expressive Still life Painting Workshop” on December 2nd with Annie O’Brien Gonzales | 9:30a-4p, at Santa Fe store. Price: $120 (BYO supplies) or $135 (Supplies included) Let go of realism and loosen up while painting gorgeous acrylic still life paintings. This is a low-pressure,...
Dec 6 @ 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 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
FREE DEMO: What is Zentangle? @ Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
11:00 am
“What Is Zentangle®?” with Shawn Hayden | 11:00 am-1:00 p, at Santa Fe store. This is a FREE DEMO. Join Shawn Hayden at Artisan to get a free demo of this fantastic art practice that is fun, easy and rewarding. Zentangle is a method of...
Dec 13 @ 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 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...
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
Printmaking Without a Press - PREVIEW @ 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...
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...

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

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!

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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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If your experience has not met your expectations, please tell us, so that we can fix it. We strive to improve our customer service, and your feedback is very important to us. Please send us an email HERE.

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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