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Marshall Noice- Waxlander Gallery- Canyon Road Paint Out

Marshall Noice of Waxlander Gallery at the Canyon Road Paint Out & Sculpt Out

The Historic Canyon Road Paint Out & Sculpt Out is a week away! As we finalize our list of over 100 participating artists, that age-old question comes to mind: what is art? At our plein air festival on October 18, the answer is… anything and everything. As you stroll up Canyon Road, you’ll have the chance to engage with painters, sculptors, jewelers and even fashion designers. Name a medium, and you’ll probably find someone using it outside our world-famous galleries.

But wait, there’s more! This year, we’re featuring one very special variety of art that you’ve never witnessed before. It’s a special happening at 3:00 PM outside Winterowd Fine Art and GF Contemporary that will answer the question…

Clue to a Special Event at the Canyon Road Paint Out- Experience Canyon Road Blog


It’s the birth of a mysterious new art movement, and you can take part! Share this special clue with your friends on social media, and make sure to be there on October 18. Check out our first picture clue here, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates on all of our Paint Out events.



Canyon Road Paint Out- Canyon Road Merchants Association

We’re 3 1/2 weeks away from the 7th Annual Historic Canyon Road Paint Out & Sculpt Out, and excitement is building. As galleries all along Canyon Road register their artists for the event, it’s shaping up to be the plein air festival’s biggest and most diverse year yet. All day on October 18, art enthusiasts from across the country will have the opportunity to connect with painters and sculptors, jewelers and printmakers, photographers and clothing designers. Though their mediums are diverse, the artists are all tied together by this colorful ribbon of road that has fostered the creative spirit for more than a century.

Check out our last blog for more information on this exciting weekend, and make sure to follow the Canyon Road Merchants Association on Facebook and Twitter for daily updates.

But wait! We’re also planning a top secret event that has never happened on Canyon Road before. Follow our COUNTDOWN TO PAINT OUT blog series over the next few weeks for clues. For now, all we can give you is a time and a place:

Canyon Road Paint Out- Clue 1


Canyon Road Paint Out and Sculpt Out- Canyon Road Merchants Association

Friday & Saturday, October 17 & 18, 2014

Over 150 artists join in this exceptional outdoor event that stretches the length of Santa Fe’s historic Canyon Road. The Paint Out & Sculpt Out celebrates the tradition of painting & sculpting “en plein air” that began a century ago on this iconic Santa Fe trail. Experience the creative process of established and emerging artists – including weavers, jewelers, potters, and carvers – who take the opportunity to showcase their world-class talents alongside the sculptors and painters.

Throughout the day at numerous venues, a variety of artistic demonstrations and musical performances take place at myriad locations on Canyon Road. Artists at some locations will be working with children.

A festival parade with marching bands takes place at noon and students from the Santa Fe Public Schools Music Education Program will perform in the early afternoon. Music, food, art shows, and refreshments will be offered at locations all along Canyon Road.

Click here for more information, and connect with the Canyon Road Merchants Association on Facebook and Twitter for daily news from the road!

Letters from Canyon Road: Santa Kilim

Santa Kilim - Canyon Road - Santa Fe New Mexico

Santa Kilim at 717 Canyon Road

Santa Kilim established its new Canyon Road location 3 years ago in a building that formerly housed the art supply store, Artisan; many of our visitors recall with nostalgia how, over the decades, they came here to sift through fine pigments, canvas and paintbrushes. Carrying on the creative legacy of the landmark building, Santa Kilim offers visitors an alternate experience of Canyon Road, an opportunity to encounter Morocco and other parts of the world through material culture—textiles, architectural elements and antiques. Local artists now come to the gallery in search of textile fragments and objects to incorporate into their own work; tourists, locals, designers and architects find inspiration and statement pieces for their homes and projects.

Artist Johnny Masur- Santa Kilim - Canyon Road Paint Out

Canyon Road Paint Out

Periodically, Santa Kilim has featured artists in the gallery, such as Johnny Masur, who participated in the annual Paint-Out and whose rich oil-on-linen works have been characterized as ‘Romantic Realism’; Moroccan artist Hayat Saidi, founder of Women’s Art World, who took part in Passport to the Arts and Artist Quick Draw to create a piece for the annual art auction; and Icelandic artist Maria Sigridur Jonsdottir, whose ethereal paintings are currently on display.

Enamel Art-Pilar Martin Henry- Santa Kilim Santa Fe New Mexico

Enamel, Pilar Martin-Henry

The latest addition to Santa Kilim’s collection is ‘Glass on Metal’ by Spanish artist Pilar Martin-Henry; it is an example of enameling, an ancient art technique that involves using vitreous enamels (finely ground glass) applied to clean metal, such as copper, and fusing the glass to metal at high heat. Pilar’s artistic journey began 8 years ago following her study of different enameling techniques; she carries on the legacy of her mother, who was enameling from young adulthood. Pilar describes her art as ‘transformation channeled through enameling, which is a passage into light and color’.

Learn more on the Santa Kilim homepage, and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-date Canyon Road news. Also, don’t forget to plan your trip to Santa Fe for Passport to the Arts 2014!