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Matthews Gallery Unveils Never-Before-Seen Artwork by William Lumpkins

William Lumpkins- Serigraph- Matthews Gallery

Architect and artist William Lumpkins (1909-2002) designed more than 2,000 buildings in Santa Fe, founded the Santa Fe Art Institute, and was an important player among the area’s early modernist artists. There’s no doubt this “Renaissance Man” left an enduring mark on the City Different, but one body of work by Lumpkins has yet to reach the public eye. This spring, Matthews Gallery will present never-before-seen prints and drawings from the private collection of a Lumpkins family member in NEW MEXICO MODERNS: The Lumpkins Files, opening April 18 from 5-7 pm and running through April 25.

Lumpkins lived in Santa Fe for most of his life, working among artists like Jozef Bakos, Willard Nash and N.J.O. Nordfeldt. He was a founder of the Transcendental Painting Group, a collective of Southwestern artists influenced by Wassily Kandinksy and other abstract expressionists. The Lumpkins Files features serigraphs and felt-tip pen drawings from the 1960’s and 1970’s, around the time Lumpkins settled in Santa Fe for the third and final time.

“Bill was in his late 50s and early 60s when he made these works, but they’re bold aesthetic experiments in unusual media,” says gallery owner Lawrence Matthews. “It’s a rare and exciting experience to discover new sides of an artist more than a decade after his death.”

Lumpkins was mostly known for his abstracted watercolor landscapes. Printmaking and drawing allowed him to stretch his palette and abstract vocabulary in new directions. In the series of serigraphs, dated 1965, the artist shattered the landscape into jagged blocks of color that overlap to form a complex, multilayered picture plane. For the drawings, made in the early-to-mid 1970’s, Lumpkins selected uncharacteristically bright hues and kept them starkly divided. Land forms, trees and buildings tumble across the page, often vanishing among many-sided geometric forms.

Experience this once-in-a-lifetime show at the reception for NEW MEXICO MODERNS: The Lumpkins Files on April 18 at Matthews Gallery from 5-7 pm. For more information, visit or contact us at

Moveable Feast: Edible Art Tour 2014


Santa Fe is known nationwide for its diverse art scene and delicious cuisine. For one wonderful night in February, it all comes together on Canyon Road for the Edible Art Tour (EAT). The ArtSmart charity walk pairs Santa Fe’s best restaurants with galleries along the famed art route for a night of gazing and grazing.

At EAT, you’ll feast on appetizers from Santa Fe mainstays like Dr. Field Good’s (hosted by Canyon Road Contemporary), La Boca (at InArt Santa Fe) and Canyon Road’s own Tea House (Bill Hester Fine Art). You’re sure to go home with a full tummy, and perhaps some great art as well!
The best part about EAT is that proceeds from ticket sales go to local nonprofit ArtSmart, which provides funding for art programs at Santa Fe schools. If you bring a date to the event, you’ll be paying for more than a semester of art supplies for a creative student. If you invite four friends, that’s enough for a 6 week scholarship for a young artist.
Check out a list of participating galleries and restaurants below, and click over to the ArtSmart website to buy tickets. You can learn more about EAT on the Canyon Road Merchants Association website. We’ll see you on the road!
Participating Canyon Road Galleries
Abbate Fine Art & Old House and Agave Lounge at Eldorado
Barbara Meikle Fine Art & Maria’s New Mexican Kitchen
Bill Hester Fine Art & The Tea House
Canyon Road Contemporary & Doctor Field Goods and Duel Brewing Company
Chalk Farm Galleries & The Capitol Grill
Charles Azbell Gallery & Del Charro Saloon
Frank Howell Gallery & Saffron of Santa Fe
Gaugy Gallery & Peas ’n’ Pod
GF Contemporary & Dinner for Two
Giacobbe Fritz Fine Art & Rooftop Pizzeria
InArt Santa Fe & La Boca
Marc Navarro Gallery & El Epazote
Mark White Fine Art & Blue Corn Cafe and Brewery
Matthews Gallery & Museum Hill Cafe
Meyer Gallery & La Casa Sena
Pippin Contemporary & Jambo Cafe
Sage Creek Gallery & Pizzeria da Lino
Silver Sun Santa Fe & The Pantry Restaurant
Tansey Contemporary & La Plazuela
Tresa Vorenberg Goldsmith & The Steaksmith
Ventana Fine Art & Pink Adobe and Guadalupe Cafe
Vivo Contemporary & Raaga
Waxlander Gallery & Terra
Wiford Gallery & Luminaria
Winterowd Fine Art & Amaya
Zaplin-Lampert Gallery & Whole Hog
Several downtown galleries are also participating in EAT. You can take a short walk from Canyon Road to downtown Santa Fe, or hop on a shuttle that run throughout the event.
Andrew Smith Gallery & TerraCotta Wine Bistro
Blue Rain Gallery & Red Sage
Galerie Zuger & Blue Corn Cafe & Brewery Downtown
Heidi Loewen Porcelain Gallery & Swiss Bakery Pastries and Bistro
Joe Wade Fine Art & El Farol
Littlebird at Loretto & Cowgirl BBQ
Pop Gallery & CG HIggins
Signature Gallery & Tanti Luce 221
Windsor Betts & La Plancha de Eldorado

Illuminating the Way

More than 30,000 people are expected to travel the length of Canyon Road for this year’s Farolito Walk. The beloved holiday event is a Santa Fe tradition dating back to the 1970’s and celebrates Santa Fe’s traditional holiday decorations — small bonfires of pitchwood called luminarias and votive candles in small bags called farolitos.

Businesses and galleries the length of Canyon Road will line their fronts with farolitos, while carolers sing amongst the revelers. Luminarias beckon travelers with their promise of warmth, and mugs of steaming cider or cocoa will be seen in many a hand. The festive atmosphere permeates everybody and everything, serving to enhance the glow of the flickering candles.

While many businesses will be closed, look for open doors along the path. Waxlander Gallery will be open with a show of small holiday works, perfect for a break from the chill. The Teahouse will host a bonfire and warm beverages will be available for you to buy for your return trip down the road.

The walk starts at 5:30 pm, at which time barricades and police officers will limit vehicle access to the road, after 6 pm no vehicles will be allowed except for emergency crews. Revelers are encouraged to ride the bus in order to enjoy the experience without the stress of finding a parking spot. Buses will run approximately every 15 minutes to and from the PERA parking lot.

Happy Holidays, and enjoy the Farolito Walk.

Scarlett’s Antique Shop and Gallery

Scarlett’s Antique Shop & Gallery, 225 Canyon Road, will host the annual Hot Chocolate and Baked Goods Sale on Christmas Eve during the Canyon Road Farolito Walk for the benefit of The Heart & Soul Animal Sanctuary in Glorieta.

Baked goods and hot chocolate are being provided by volunteers, and include homemade fudge, biscochitos, cakes, assorted cookies, and many other scrumptious goodies. All proceeds benefit The Heart and Soul Animal Sanctuary.

Santa Fe artist, Julian Romero, has created a charming gingerbread Dog House with a Playful Puppy which will be auctioned during the event. You may preview this wonderful creation as well as enter your bid at Scarlett’s beginning December 14th.

Also available are dog biscuits for big and little dogs, donated by the San Marcos Feed Store.

Please stop by during the Farolito Walk for a treat and cup of hot chocolate, or to pick up some sweets for Christmas Day.

From the City of Santa Fe

Canyon Road and some surrounding streets will be accessible until 5:30 p.m. at which time barricades are placed and police officers will allow limited access to residents and guests only until 6 p.m. After this time there will be absolutely no vehicles permitted, except emergency vehicles. No passes will be issued to residents—they are urged to have party guests arrive before 6 p.m.

The streets that are closed are: Paseo de Peralta at Halona; Paseo de Peralta at E. Alameda; Paseo de Peralta at Old Santa Fe Trail; Canyon Road; Acequia Madre at Garcia; Acequia Madre at Camino del Monte Sol ; Canyon Road at Palace Avenue and Delgado at Alameda. The streets will re-open between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. depending upon how large a crowd remains after the walk officially ends at 9 p.m.

Enjoy a stress-free walk and ride the bus

The annual Santa Fe Trails special-event shuttles will take Canyon Road walkers from the South Capitol Station off of Pen Road to the PERA building beginning at 5:30 p.m. Buses will run approximately every 15 minutes with the last bus leaving PERA at 10 p.m. People who live on the south side of Santa Fe can park at Santa Fe Place south of JC Penney and take the Route 2 bus. Fares are $2 round-trip, children and youth ride free and seniors ride for $1 round-trip.


The Season Of Giving

It’s a lament heard often during the holiday season, “I don’t know what to give [this person].” The phrase isn’t a sign that one does not know another well, nor does it imply that the recipient already has everything they want. Rather the song of the idealess shopper is an indication that they have not yet found the item that not only will the recipient love, but that the giver feels expresses their personal insight into those close to them.

For all those shoppers who have yet to find that perfect, and unique, gift this holiday season we have the solution. Original works of art are timeless treasures that show that the giver understands the tastes of the recipient, and you can rest assured that there won’t be two of the same thing given.

Here on Canyon Road we’ve seen galleries and boutiques bursting with giftable items. Take a virtual peek of a sampling of the one-of-a-kind items you can find, then tour the road to find even more. Are there now too many options? Buy gift certificates to your favorite restaurants, boutiques and galleries for those people whom “I don’t know…” just turned into “I can’t decide”.

Bacigalupa Studio

Though known principally for his sculpture (the bronze St Francis and the Prairie Dog fronting Santa Fe’s City Hall), Andrea Drew Bacigalupa works in all media, with many of his original designs priced much lower than his paintings and sculpture. The Studio has consistently through the years supplied original works at modest prices, most of which will again be available through the holiday season 2012 on Canyon Road, in addition Bacigalupa Studio will be also feature books with Christmas themes by Drew Bacigalupa.

Ceramics from Bacigalupa Studio

Medallions from Bacigalupa Studio

Christmas Books from Bacigalupa Studio

New Concepts Gallery

The gallery is located in an old adobe building that dates back to the 1800’s, reminding us of the days when Canyon Road was inhabited by artists who lived here and had their studios on the street. Representing a stable of 12 professional artists working in a diverse mix of mediums and contemporary styles, there is plenty here to catch the eye. (Santuario Christmas by: Steven A. Jackson shown at top of post)



Title: Anticipation
By: Julia Roberts
Image size 8.5″x8.5″
Etching and aquatint on zinc
$375 unframed
$485 framed

Canoncito Church in Snowstorm

Title: Churchyard in Snowstorm,
Canoncito at Apache Canyon, NM
By: Steven A. Jackson
Digital archival print
16″x22″ framed $350
20″x27″ framed $500

Canyon Road Contemporary

Canyon Road Contemporary has a unique giftable item for the season. Hand-crafted, limited edition music boxes by Tanner Lawley! The prices range from $300 to $540. The boxes are imported from Italy, and feature the paintings, “Joyful Love”, Love on a Rainy Day”, and “Soul Mates”. Each music box is signed by the artist and includes a letter of authenticity. They are as sure an expression of art, music and love as any gift could ever be. The image to the right is “Joyful Love”.

Waxlander Gallery

Waxlander artist Chris Turri loves to work with metal. While metal has permanence, it is also a medium which changes over time. Inspired by the cultural landscape of New Mexico, he uses discarded items to give objects new purpose as lasting treasures.

Windspirit Totem Into the Desert – Chris Turri

Story Totem Turquoise Trail – Chris Turri

Mark White Fine Art

The new We series by artist Mark White is a fun play on body language and interaction. Two figures stand, sway, sit or dance, showing how much body language can emphasize. Shown here is one of the smaller We sculptures, but make sure to check out the full range for that perfect item.

WE small

Tresa Vorenberg Goldsmiths

With a combination of engineering and a creative design Michael Buris and Katherine Goulandris  of Studio Q have created a whole new look in jewelry.  Fully adjustable, these unique necklaces can a be adjusted to fit any neckline.  Made of Sterling Silver prices range from $175.00 to $295.00, with some special pieces with gold accents ranging from $335.00 to $495.00.  Exclusively at Tresa Vorenberg Goldsmiths.

Rings by Steven Battelle: A carved Ruby set in an 18kt  bezel and Sterling Silver ring for $480.00 and a Natural Pink Sapphire set in an 18kt bezel and Sterling Silver Ring for $420.00.  A special holiday gift at an affordable price.

Celebrating the Holiday season these and many of our Artists are an additional 10% off through the month of December.

Necklaces By Studio Q

Rings By Steven Battelle