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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)

Anticipation

 

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

The 5th Annual Canyon Road Paint Out – Part 2

Last week you got a taste of what to look forward to for this year’s Canyon Road Paint Out. Today we bring you more previews and things to do. It’s more than just the chance to meet the artists, the 5th Annual Canyon Road Paint Out is also a perfect fall outing.

Bring the Whole Family

Events that visitors can look forward to include a festival parade at noon featuring several marching bands, as well as several performances by Santa Fe Music Public Schools Education Program Students in the early afternoon. If that wasn’t enough music, food, art shows and refreshments will be provided all day all along the road. Demonstrations at various venues throughout the day will inform the curious and future artists how to work with everything from bronze-casting, to painting, sculpting, canvas and jewelry making and more. There are also several artists who have decided to work with children and inspire them to become the great artists of tomorrow.

Paint Out Preview – Part 2

William and Joseph Gallery

William and Joseph Gallery will have 3 artists participating in the Paint Out this year.  They will have Isenhour, Potter and Cermanski outside in the courtyard painting. The wildlife pastels of Natasha Isenhour are sure to delight, the oil landscapes of Richard Potter will teleport the viewer to a scenic place, and the abstracts of Andrea Cermanski will cause unexpected bouts of introspection. They are also hosting one of the local school music groups  to sing for the crowd in the afternoon!

Natasha Isenhour - First Season - William and Jospeh Gallery

Natasha Isenhour – First Season – William and Jospeh Gallery

Richard Potter - Tree and Hill - William and Joseph Gallery

Richard Potter – Tree and Hill – William and Joseph Gallery

Andrea Cermanski - Vermillion - William and Jospeh Gallery

Andrea Cermanski – Vermillion – William and Jospeh Gallery

Canyon Road Contemporary

Canyon Road Contemporary is planning an exciting day with 5 artists participating in the Paint Out, a children’s chorus and even a face painter who will be dressed as a fairy! Join Jason Roberts, Tanner Lawley, Cyndia Harlan, Madina Croce and Mark Horst (who will arrive at noon) as they create new and original pieces before your eyes.

Jason Roberts - Block Set 155 - Canyon Road Contemporary

Jason Roberts – Block Set 155 – Canyon Road Contemporary

Tanner Lawley - A Mother's Love - Canyon Road Contemporary

Tanner Lawley – A Mother’s Love – Canyon Road Contemporary

Cyndia Harlan - Fall Pleasure - Canyon Road Contemporary

Cyndia Harlan – Fall Pleasure – Canyon Road Contemporary

Mark Horst - Embrace 58 - Canyon Road Contemporary

Mark Horst – Embrace 58 – Canyon Road Contemporary

Madina Croce - In The Stillness of Twilight - Canyon Road Contemporary

Madina Croce – In The Stillness of Twilight – Canyon Road Contemporary

Waxlander Gallery

In a display that will dazzle the senses and showcase the spectrum of art, Waxlander Gallery is planing to have nine artists in the Paint Out this year. Native America, landscapes, abstract, animal, cityscapes and more will be represented in this feast for the eyes. The artists whom you can expect to find painting for Waxlander Gallery this year are Andree Hudson, Marshall Noice, Tracee Matthews, Bernard Marks, Patrick Matthews, Paul Cunningham, Matthew Higginbotham, Bruce King and Sharon Markwardt!

 

Sharon Markwardt - Happy Birthday, Sweet Thing - Waxlander Gallery

Sharon Markwardt – Happy Birthday, Sweet Thing – Waxlander Gallery

Marshall Noice - Deep Evening Sky - Waxlander Gallery

Marshall Noice – Deep Evening Sky – Waxlander Gallery

Patrick Matthews - Above Hyde Park - Waxlander Gallery

Patrick Matthews – Above Hyde Park – Waxlander Gallery

Tracee Gentry-Matthews - Historic Santa Fe - Waxlander Gallery

Tracee Gentry-Matthews – Historic Santa Fe – Waxlander Gallery

Bruce King - Out of the Blue - Waxlander Gallery

Bruce King – Out of the Blue – Waxlander Gallery

Matthew Higginbotham - Bosque Waters - Waxlander Gallery

Matthew Higginbotham – Bosque Waters – Waxlander Gallery

Paul Cunningham -Natural Captivity - Waxlander Gallery

Paul Cunningham -Natural Captivity – Waxlander Gallery

Bernard Marks - Autumn On The Plaza - Waxlander Gallery

Bernard Marks – Autumn On The Plaza – Waxlander Gallery

Andree Hudson - Fishin - Waxlander Gallery

Andree Hudson – Fishin – Waxlander Gallery

Mark White Fine Art

Mark White - Reflective Aspens - Mark White Fine Art

Mark White – Reflective Aspens – Mark White Fine Art

This year painter, sculptor and creator of Kinetic Wind Sculpture, Mark White will be painting in the calming sculpture garden outside of Mark White Fine Art. Watch as he paints oil on panel and relax under the gentle motion of his Kinetic Sculptures. Not far away in another part of the garden look for artist and Gallery Director Charles Veilleux, who will be overseeing a painting area where children can create their own masterpieces.

 

Mill Fine Art

Facing East - Mill Fine Art

Facing East – Mill Fine Art

For those who are planning to attend events the night before the Paint Out, look for a special opening at Mill Fine Art. Artist John Chang will be curating an exhibit of four contemporary Chinese artists in a show titled ‘Facing East’. The art in this extraordinary show challenges the traditional notions of east and west and will prove a stunning introduction to the genre.

 

 

 

If you missed it, be sure to check our Part 1 of this post for more previews of what to expect this Saturday!

Painting Plein-air – The 5th Annual Canyon Road Paint Out – Part 1

The history of Canyon Road is what brings the current artisans together for the 5th Annual Canyon Road Paint Out. Paying homage to their predecessors, they will come together on October 20th to honor the tradition of plein-air painting that was established early in the artistic history of Santa Fe. Several venues are also planning special events the night before to extend the celebration.

More than 100 artists from 25 galleries are planning to participate this year. Sculptors, jewelers and of course painters will be working in gardens and on the street to create original works of art for excited onlookers. The event runs from 10 am – 3 pm on Saturday October 20th, but many festivities will start the night before with special openings and events.

Buying Your Favorite Paint Out Piece

So what happens to all of the art? That depends on the gallery! Some will hang the pieces as soon as they dry, others will allow collectors to purchase straight from the easel. Others still will hold mini-auctions to give connoisseurs the chance to win an original piece of art. Talk to the galleries representing your favorite artists to determine how the art will be handled once it dries.

Paint Out Preview

Medicine Man Gallery

Medicine Man Gallery is pleased to have P.A. Nisbet painting in the Paint Out this year.

Dawn, Sea of Cortez - P.A. Nisbet

Dawn, Sea of Cortez – P.A. Nisbet

P. A. Nisbet was born in North Carolina in 1948 and began the study of painting at age ten. He has been a student of fine art for thirty-five years, beginning in watercolors and proceeding to oils by age 25. P. A. Nisbet received a liberal arts degree from the University of North Carolina followed by a commission in the United States Navy. He served as a line officer at sea with a ten month tour of duty in Vietnam. During that time P. A. Nisbet was appointed by the Secretary of the Navy to serve as Director of Art Services for the Navy’s Office of Information. Following Naval Service in 1974 he commenced a free-lance commercial art business providing graphic design and illustration for over 25 national organizations. In 1980, P. A. Nisbet located to the Southwest and began painting landscapes. Since then he has completed and sold hundreds of paintings which are derived from experiences throughout the world. P. A. Nisbet has traveled to such remote places as the South Pole and China, but his preferred locale for painting is in the deserts of the Southwest and Mexico.

Gallery 822

Lucy - Linda St. Clair - Gallery 822

Lucy – Linda St. Clair – Gallery 822

Linda St. Clair : Within the great tradition of painting, Linda St. Clair has set herself apart as an innovator who creates animal portraits that explore the personalities of creatures great and small. Whether her subjects are of the barnyard, domestic or wild variety, they are undeniably the product of an artist inspired by wildlife’s vital energy and its broad emotional range.  “My goal is offer the viewer a rare, if not surprising, glimpse into an animal’s individuality, its endearing qualities and often complex internal state,” St. Clair said. “I want my work to tell a story, to make us feel a connection with the subjects, to remind us all that upon closer inspection, animal emotions and relationships are not unlike our own.”

Aspen Fireworks - Sandy Keller - Gallery 822

Aspen Fireworks – Sandy Keller – Gallery 822

Sandy Keller: Keller’s oil landscapes are rich with color and texture.  Clouds, water, and strong verticals, such as those found in Aspen trees, all are luminous and appear to glow from within.  “It is always about color and creating that magic moment when two or more colors vibrate against each other.  That compelling force draws the viewer in, perhaps evoking a memory of a transient moment once seen.”

 

El Coralino - Jane Chavez - Gallery 822

El Coralino – Jane Chavez – Gallery 822

Jane Chavez: Chavez has been connected to the land of the Southwest and has owned and loved horses since childhood.  Her passion for baskets goes back to her early childhood years in Argentina where she loved the horse drawn carts piled high with baskets for sale.  “My art reveals a personal interpretation of multicultural interests and my environment.  The baskets are contemporary in nature and traditional in materials.  I use a coiled basketry technique with creative designs and imaginative sterling silver metal work.  The baskets’ shapes vary, depending on the original hand-stamped sterling silver which serves as the base for the horsehair bundles.”

Selby Fleetwood Gallery

Cambria - Kirk Tatom - Selby Fleetwood Gallery

Cambria – Kirk Tatom – Selby Fleetwood Gallery

Kirk Tatom: Gravitating towards the rural and natural, Kirk Tatom’s representational landscapes are replete with convincing details and alluring beauty.  His bucolic pastoral scenes and wild, open spaces transport the viewer into a private reflection of organic harmony.  Encouraging translucency and softness in his work, Kirk crafts a place of romantic wonder in his work.  His palette is mostly naturalistic but often veers into a selected and harmonious set of colors.  In painting the seasons, Kirk might emphasize the monochromatic and neutral quality of a cold winter’s day just after fresh snowfall while amplifying the fresh yellow greens of a wet spring in other works.

Ascend - Margi Lucena - Selby Fleetwood Gallery

Ascend – Margi Lucena – Selby Fleetwood Gallery

Margi Lucena: The light and color of the southwest landscape captivate Margi Lucena and are the enduring subjects of her illustrative pastels on panel.  Her intimate works convey an honest admiration for the desert, its rocks, canyons, cactus, trees, and skies.  As she says, “I try to paint what I see and how I feel about the beauty of the natural landscape that surrounds us.”  Painted mostly en plein air, Margi’s work empathetically details the characteristic qualities of light and shadow in the New Mexico landscape throughout all four seasons; the thin cold of winter and the lush heat of summer.  Margi rapidly captures the shape of cool color in canyon shadows and the brevity of warm highlights on the edges of chamisa plants or cactus.  With a fast and gutsy approach she achieves a rendering of the essential qualities that make the central and northern New Mexico environment particular and enchanting.

Confection - Gigi Mills - Selby Fleetwood Gallery

Confection – Gigi Mills – Selby Fleetwood Gallery

Gigi Mills: Like the work of Milton Avery, Gigi abstracts space and forms to merely reference the physical world.  Her beaches, seasides, and interiors are placed in an impossible mixture of points of view, resulting in truly imaginary spaces.  An attention to flat geometric shapes, a rarity of detail, and a tendency to define her figures as silhouettes lends anonymity to her subjects.  Gigi observes, “The reduction of forms to a simplified elegance is essential to my paintings.  A successful piece should have the psychological and aesthetic weight to hold the viewer, to entice them to keep coming back to it.  It’s my goal with each painting to create extraordinary beauty with the ballast of emotional complexity.”

Tresa Vorenberg Goldsmiths

Tresa Vorenberg Goldsmiths will have one artist, Gary Smathers,  painting during the Paint Out. They will also be showcasing the latest jewelry designs of Laurie Donovan with a reception the evening before and a chance for custom design consultations that day.

Laurie Donovan - Tresa Vorenberg Jewelers

Laurie Donovan – Tresa Vorenberg Jewelers

Laurie Donovan: Please join us as we feature new jewelry designs by award winning artist, Laurie Donovan, Oct. 19 – Nov. 30. Meet the artist during the Canyon Road Art Walk on Friday, October 19 from 5-7pm. Make a special custom design consultation appointment with her on Saturday, October 20 between 11 & 5:30. “My jewelry is designed to reflect classic elegance hand-fabricated in precious metals,” Laurie Donovan says. “Unusual and precious gemstones inspire scenes or creatures as a subject for the piece. I deliberate about the surface techniques on the gold that I will use to enhance the stone. The gemstones tell the story, my work puts it all together to create these one of a kind works of art. The techniques often evolve as the story unfolds. Some of the pieces are delicate or fragile-looking and precious, just like life itself.”

Gary Smathers - Tresa Vorenberg Jewelers

Gary Smathers – Tresa Vorenberg Jewelers

Gary Smathers: Gary’s artistic education includes study in painting, drawing, and printmaking at Cass Technical High School in Detroit Michigan, the Pratt institute of Art in Brooklyn, and a degree from Eastern Michigan University.  He has continued his creative and technical development through professional work in the publishing world.  Drawing from sources as diverse as the sciences, theater, and the vast tapestry of art history, his recent work emerged primarily from the immediacy of extemporaneous sketching, the more structured world of editorial illustration, and figure drawing classes.  The bridge that links these different artistic expressions is a desire to learn more about the creative process and, of course, the journey that unfolds.

Ventana Fine Art

Ventana Fine Art announces an exhibition and Pre-Paint-Out Party from 5 to 7 pm on Friday, October 19, the eve of the fifth annual Historic Canyon Road Paint out.  Ventana artists John Axton, Barry McCuan, Tom Noble, Tricia Cherington-Ratliff, and Frank Balaam will be present at the party and exhibition of their most recent works on Friday evening, and will return to paint in Ventana’s gardens from 10 to 3 on Saturday, October 20, when all of Canyon Road will bustle with artists at work.

Barry McCuan - Ventana Fine Art

Barry McCuan – Ventana Fine Art

John Axton - Ventana Fine Art

John Axton – Ventana Fine Art

Tricia Cherington-Ratliff - Ventana Fine Art

Tricia Cherington-Ratliff – Ventana Fine Art

Tom Noble - Ventana Fine Art

Tom Noble – Ventana Fine Art

Frank Balaam - Ventana Fine Art

Frank Balaam – Ventana Fine Art

 Please see Part 2 of this blog where we preview more participating galleries and some of the other events.