What better way to pass a Saturday than perusing galleries and listening to music along one of Santa Fe’s most distinctive destinations, Canyon Road?

Join the merchants of Canyon Road, fellow art lovers, local musicians, and community members of all stripes on Mother’s Day Weekend, May 11th through the 13th, for an unforgettable day of fine art, great music, and silent auctions. The whole event is designed as a fundraiser for the Santa Fe Public Schools Music Education Program, so in addition to having a great time, you will be helping to develop the creative minds of the city’s youth.

Grab your passport, or map of the events, in the morning and spend the rest of the day exploring Canyon Road’s half-mile stretch of galleries, restaurants, and shops.


Several of the galleries along the road will be hosting silent auctions with a wide array of art, gifts, and other items available for bidding throughout the day. It’s the perfect opportunity to take home a signature piece of work or just to have fun trying to outbid your competitors. And don’t forget—it’s all for a good cause!

In the afternoon several local artists will participate in a fun “quick draw,” creating original works of art using a variety of techniques and media in just 90 minutes and offering a rare glimpse inside the creative process along the way. The finished pieces will be auctioned off as soon as they are dry enough to take home. Whether you are a collector, an artist, or simply a lover of fine art, this will be a unique opportunity to see the creation of a work of art from initial inspiration to final brush stroke.

Playing for Change

Student musicians from the Santa Fe Public schools will be playing at various venues throughout the day, creating a melodious backdrop for the events. In the evening, John Rangel will be performing at Ventana—also located on Canyon Road—  during a free concert.

A Day of Fun

From music lovers to art collectors, and from those who want to support the community to those who just want to get outside and enjoy the festivities, the daylong events promise something for everyone. Bring the family, come for the food, place a bid, and relax to the rhythm of the music along Canyon Road!

Passport to the Arts Overview

Friday, May 11th Mother’s Day Weekend begins with Friday evening art openings, gallery receptions, and special exhibits at many of the 100 galleries and boutiques along Santa Fe’s historic Canyon Road.

Friday Night Openings are a tradition during the six month summer art season in Santa Fe, and this evening promises to be quite special. Many galleries stay open late with special shows, art openings, exhibits, and receptions. With some galleries offering refreshments and entertainment, the Art Walk will have a festive community atmosphere that encourages everyone to have fun and mingle.

Saturday, May 12th      The experience continues on Saturday with myriad special events including an Artist Quick Draw and Live Auction, silent auctions, artistic demonstrations, and live musical performances. Passport to the Arts Banners are displayed at all 57 participating businesses. Saturday events include:

Artist Quick Draw      9:30 – 11 am

Silent Auctions                        10 am – 5 pm

Special Events & Live Music             10 am – 5 pm

Student Musical Performances          1 – 3 pm

Tribute Trio Concert 5:30 – 7:30 pm

All Friday evening and Saturday events are free and open to the public.

Sunday: The weekend of events concludes on Sunday with the annual Mother’s Day tour of historic buildings organized by the Historic Santa Fe Foundation.


Artist Quick Draw

Saturday     9:30 – 11 am



The Galleries at 225

225 Canyon Road

Waxlander Gallery & Sculpture Garden

622 Canyon Road

The William and Joseph Gallery

727 Canyon Road



In this lively outdoor art event, 34 regional artists will race the clock to start and complete a work of art in a fast-paced 90 minutes – all under the watch of hundreds of mingling spectators. The Artist Quick Draw begins with a shotgun start at three locations. Quick Draw challenges professional artists to create a finished piece, ready for sale, under the pressure of time and in public view.

Together, artists and onlookers will become absorbed in the creative process. Spectators will be caught up in the excitement of watching artwork in a variety of mediums come to life before their eyes, and will have the chance to ask the artists about their work and inspiration.

Visitors are encouraged to stroll along historic Canyon Road to watch the artists, each one using very individual techniques refined over years. All artists’ works created on site are for sale at the live auction that follows. In the enchanting setting of a spring morning on Canyon Road, visitors will sense the allure that has brought artists to Santa Fe for more than a century.

Passport to the Arts

Quick Draw Locations, Artists, and Sponsors

The Galleries at 225,  225 Canyon Road

Rush Cole | Jewel Mark

Barbara Ivey | Waxlander Gallery

Cheryl Koen | Waxlander Gallery

Robert Kuester | Sage Creek Gallery

Tanner Lawley | Canyon Road Contemporary Art       

Margi Lucena | Selby Fleetwood Gallery

Jan Mapes | Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery

Barbara Meikle | Pippin Meikle Fine Art

Jason Roberts | Canyon Road Contemporary Art

Linda Kyser Smith | Sage Creek Gallery

James Trigg | Waxlander Gallery

Jesse Wood | Meyer East Gallery


Waxlander Gallery and Sculpture Garden, 622 Canyon Road

Michael Bergt | Jane Sauer Gallery

Dominique Boisjoli | Dominique Boisjoli Fine Art

Rudy Gonzales | Darnell Fine Art

Morika Hensley | Tresa Vorenberg Goldsmiths

Andrée Hudson | Waxlander Gallery

Bernard Marks | Waxlander Gallery

Raymond Nordwall | Nordwall Gallery and Studio

Gin Pollock | Darnell Fine Art

Jeremy & Eileen Rosetta | River Trading Post

Anthony R. Sanchez | Tresa Vorenberg Goldsmiths

Brad Smith | Brad Smith Gallery


The William and Joseph Gallery ,  727 Canyon Road

Steven Boone | Steven Boone Gallery

Fred Calleri | Beals and Abbate Fine Art

Andrea Joy Cermanski | The William and Joseph Gallery

George Duncan | Vivo Contemporary

Annie O’Brien Gonzales | Matthews Gallery

Natasha Isenhour | The William and Joseph Gallery

Sandy Keller | Gallery 822

Ann Laser | Vivo Contemporary

Lisa Linch | Lakind Fine Art

Richard Potter | The William and Joseph Gallery

Linda St. Clair | Gallery 822

Quick Draw Live Auction

Saturday     11:30 am

Wiford Gallery | 403 Canyon Road

 After putting down their brushes, palette knives, paints, and tools; artists will have just 30 minutes to prepare their works for sale, frame them if necessary, and deliver them to the Live Quick Draw Auction.

The smell of wet paint and excitement will fill the air when Auctioneer Paul Margetson opens the bidding at the Quick Draw live auction, which takes place at the Wiford Gallery’s spacious outdoor sculpture garden. All Quick Draw Artists will be on hand for this terrific event, and they have agreed to donate a percentage of the sale of their pieces to the Santa Fe Public Schools Music Education Program.

People interested in bidding in the live auction may register online through May 11th at visitcanyonroad.com or at any Quick Draw location on May 12th.


Silent Auctions       10 am – 5 pm

An exceptional collection of paintings, sculpture, glass, jewelry, weavings, and pottery is available to be viewed and bid upon at fifty galleries, boutiques, and jewelers along Canyon Road. A portion of proceeds benefit the Santa Fe Public Schools Music Education Program.

Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to bid on an incredible catalog of paintings, sculpture, glass, jewelry, weavings, and pottery in the Passport to the Arts Silent Auction. Items are on display and bids may be placed at the following locations where the Passport Banner is displayed.


Passport to the Arts  Silent Auction Locations


Alexandra Stevens Fine Art
Art of Russia Gallery
Beals and Abbate Fine Art
Brad Smith Gallery
Canyon Road Contemporary Art
Chalk Farm Gallery
Charles Azbell Gallery
Dancing Ladies de Santa Fe
Darnell Fine Art
Dominique Boisjoli Fine Art
Elysee Fine Art & Jewelry
Frank Howell Gallery
Gallery 822
GF Contemporary
Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art
Greenberg Fine Art
Intrigue Gallery
Jane Sauer Gallery
Jewel Mark
Karan Ruhlen Gallery
Karen Melfi Collection
La Mesa of Santa Fe
Lakind Fine Art
Leslie Flynt
Marigold Arts
Mark White Fine Art
Martha Keats Gallery
McLarry Fine Art
McLarry Modern
Meyer East Gallery
Meyer Gallery
Mill Fine Art
Nordwall Gallery and Studio
Pippin Meikle Fine Art
Reflection Gallery
River Trading Post
S. R. Brennen Gallery
Sage Creek Gallery
Santa Kilim
Selby Fleetwood Gallery
Silver Sun
Steven Boone Gallery
The William and Joseph Gallery
Tresa Vorenberg Goldsmiths
Turner Carroll Gallery
Ventana Fine Art
Vivo Contemporary
Waxlander Gallery



Some Items from the Silent Auction Catalog

John Nieto, acrylic on canvas, Ventana Fine Art

Plains Sioux Quill Outfit, River Trading Post

Derek Gores, Ms. Fascinating Readdressed, 12” x 12” collage on canvas, Lakind Fine Art

Pamela Frankel Fiedler, From a Vantage Point of Caution, 20” x 16” oil on canvas board,           Intrigue Gallery

Lance Green, Red Earth Dancer, acrylic on canvas, Canyon Road Contemporary Art

Vera Lavika, Sleeping Beauty turquoise and sterling broche, Jewel Mark

Tomasz Kopera, Exiled, giclée, limited edition of 25, Chalk Farm Gallery

Tresa Vorenberg, 18 karat gold earrings with turquoise inlay, Tresa Vorenberg Goldsmiths

Fernando Diaz, Vision Romana, mixed media on canvas


Saturday Special Events & Music

Spend the afternoon in rhythm with a variety of live musical offerings and special shows. Your event Passport will guide you through the intimate interiors and lovely gardens of the century old adobes that line Canyon Road.

Enjoy myriad special exhibitions, trunk shows, live music, and food; experience the world of art and the magic of this incredible half-mile.

Karen Melfi Collection – Jewelry designers will be in attendance

Jewel Mark – Live Music by Chicanos Son

Canyon Road Contemporary Art – Painting Demonstration from 11 – 3

Gaugy Gallery – Live Music

Marigold Arts – Trunk Show

Waxlander Gallery – Live Music

Tresa Vorenberg Goldsmiths – Artist Reception

Winterowd Fine Art – Special Art Installation

Beals and Abbate Fine Art – Live Music by The Lonesome Heroes

Curiosa – Trunk Show, French Theme

Chalk Farm Gallery – Live Music

Gallery 822 – Carnivale theme, Samba Music

Jazz on Canyon Road

Saturday     5:30 – 7:30 pm

Ventana Fine Art | 400 Canyon Road


The Tribute Trio will perform at a free outdoor concert at Ventana Fine Art on the corner of Canyon Road and Garcia Street.

Pianist John Rangel, Bassist Michael Glynn, and Drummer Cal Haines will honor the powerful influence of legends who helped shape the evolution of jazz, focusing on original compositions that compel listeners and musicians alike.

Remember to bring a lawn chair for the evening musical event.


Student Musical Performances

Saturday     1 – 3 pm

Orchestras, bands, and choirs from the Santa Fe Public Schools Music Education Program will perform at multiple outdoor venues.


Pippin Meikle Fine Art

Art of Russia Gallery

Sage Creek Gallery

Marc Navarro Gallery

Mill Fine Art

Waxlander Gallery

Darnell Fine Art

Dancing Ladies de Santa Fe

Steven Boone Gallery

Vivo Contemporary

The William and Joseph Gallery

Gallery 822


Participating Santa Fe Schools


Acequia Madre Elementary

Amy Biehl Community School at  Rancho Viejo

Carlos Gilbert Elementary

Chaparral Elementary

Capital High School

EJ Martinez Elementary

El Dorado Community School

Gonzales Community School

Santa Fe High School

Tesuque Elementary

Mother’s Day Tour

HISTORIC SANTA FE ~ 100 YEARS SINCE STATEHOOD Sunday May 13, 2012       1 – 4 pm

This year’s annual Mother’s Day Historic House Tour celebrates 100 years of statehood. Using information from the 1912 King’s Map of Santa Fe, the foundation tour highlights buildings on portions of Canyon Road, Garcia Street and Acequia Madre that were in existence in 1912.

Tickets for the self-guided tour are $5.00 and can be purchased at the four properties on the Foundation Registry listed below.


El Zaguán – 545 Canyon Road

The Olive Rush House & Studio – 630 Canyon Road

The von Horvath House – 728 Canyon Road

441 Acequia Madre Casita


Along the tour route, New Mexico state flags are displayed on historically significant properties included on the tour. Most of the businesses in pre-1912 structures along Canyon Road are inviting tour participants to come in and explore their buildings. Many of these properties could qualify for historic listing once historic and architectural documentation is performed. As you tour the buildings be sure to examine the windows, ceilings, floors and thickness of the walls. This will give you clues as to their age.


27 Canyon Road buildings in existence in 1912


Café des Artistes 223 Canyon Road
Pachamama 223 Canyon Road
Ventana Fine Art 400 Canyon Road
Canyon Road Contemporary 403 Canyon Road
Hahn Ross Gallery 409 Canyon Road
Mark White Fine Art 414 Canyon Road
Gaugy Gallery 416 Canyon Road
Marigold Arts 424 Canyon Road
Nathalie Home 503 Canyon Road
Morning Star Gallery 513 Canyon Road
Mill Fine Art 530 Canyon Road
S. R. Brennen Galleries 555 Canyon Road
Selby Fleetwood Gallery 600 Canyon Road
Ernesto Mayans Gallery 601 Canyon Road
New Concept Gallery 610 Canyon Road
Mirador / Dish & Spoon 616 Canyon Road
Friends Meeting House 630 Canyon Road
Brad Smith Gallery 634 Canyon Road
Darnell Fine Art 640 Canyon Road
Martha Keats Gallery 644 Canyon Road
Silver Sun 656 Canyon Road
Dancing Ladies 667 Canyon Road
Nüart Gallery 670 Canyon Road
Giacobbe Fritz Fine Art 702 Canyon Road
Steven Boone Gallery 714 Canyon Road
Curiosa 718 Canyon Road
Geronimo 724 Canyon Road
Teresa Neptune Studio Gallery 728 Canyon Road


Corpus Christi Procession in the 200 block of Canyon Road in 1905. Courtesy Palace of the Governors Photo Archives (NMMH/DCA) #023048 – Historic Santa Fe Foundation






Passport to the Arts

Quick Draw Artist Biographies and Statements

Michael Bergt

Jane Sauer Gallery

Michael Bergt sculpts and paints figures from life as well as his fertile imagination. His subject matter covers the gamut including still lifes, florals, and interiors. He often uses mythology as reference points for his handling of contemporary subject matter. He has mastered egg-tempera and is now leading a nationwide effort to call attention to this oft forgotten medium — the Society of Tempera Painters.
Dominique Boisjoli

Dominique Boisjoli Fine Art

Originally from Montreal Canada, Dominique Boisjoli started painting at the age of 8.  “Painting is the language I choose to bring happiness in everyone’s life.”  Dominique is an internationally collected artist who has lived in the United States for over 20 years.  She loves to express her joyful explosion of color and movement on a large scale.
Steven Boone

Steven Boone Gallery

Steven has a firm foundation in the basics of art, gained through years of study leading to a degree in painting from The Maryland Institute, College of Art. It has always been important to him as an artist to be unconstrained in his expression and to experiment. He has experience with many approaches and techniques: painting tight still-lifes with extensive underpainting, bold landscapes using just a palette knife, portraits, abstracts, and non-objective paintings.
Fred Calleri

Beals and Abbate Fine Art

A graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, Fred Calleri has taken his education in figurative and representational painting to another quality. His slight distortions in the figure offer a romantic and mysterious edge that is evolving to a smoother blending of the representational narrative that is created in each painting.
Andrea Joy Cermanski

The William and Joseph Gallery

Andrea is an artist and educator who lives and works in Santa Fe. An artist for sixteen years, with a Masters in Art Education, she describes her work as a conversation in color inspired by the intricacies of the natural world.  Extracting her palette from nature, her work embodies the delicate interplay of light and color, texture and form.
Rush Cole

Jewel Mark

Award-winning artist, writer and photographer Rush Cole focusses on beauty, color, and light in her work. Her love of all life is obvious in her vibrant portraits of people and horses, landscapes, and still lifes. Proficient in pastel, watercolor, acrylics, and oil, Cole’s art has been included in juried national exhibits from New York to L.A., and her numerous awards include Best of Show in the National Watercolor Society.
George Duncan

Vivo Contemporary

“My art is an expression of what I call architectural surrealism, suggesting the mystery of chaotic complexity incompletely contained within a structure of rigorous formality.  To me surrealism suggests an expression of surprise through weird juxtapositions that challenge rational thought, elevate spontaneity, and fracture arrangements.”
Annie O’Brien Gonzales

Matthews Gallery

Equally proficient in oil, acrylic, and mixed media, Annie creates abstracted spontaneous images on canvas, board, and paper adding texture by drawing, scratching and erasing surfaces. “It’s all about color, pattern and texture to me. I choose colors that thrill me and add texture when it’s needed. I’m painting all the time either in reality or in my head. I’m not much for ‘rules’ and like to add charcoal, graphite, crayon, or collage if I can get away with it.”
Rudy Gonzales

Darnell Fine Art

As student, teacher, craftsman, and artist, Rudy Gonzales has traveled down many roads guided by his desire to participate fully in all aspects of life. He is widely known today for his nude bronze figures that reflect the tension between creating abstract and figurative work. Some of his pieces embody the spirit of mother earth and the natural beauty within us and surrounding us. Others celebrate the simple energy and power of being alive.
Morika Hensley

Tresa Vorenberg Goldsmiths

Currently a senior at Taos High School, Morika comes from a family of artists and has been drawing and making jewelry since 1997. Under the gifted eyes of her father, Taos artist Jackson Hensley; mother, goldsmith Tresa Vorenberg; and half-brother, artist Michael Hensley, Morika has developed artistic talents of her own. She will produce a work with pencil on paper in the Artist Quick Draw. Her jewelry can be seen at Tresa Vorenberg Goldsmiths on Canyon Road.
Andrée Hudson

Waxlander Gallery

Andrée Hudson, a Colorado based acrylic artist, studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art, receiving her BFA in Illustration and Visual Communications.  An early talent in medical illustration was encouraged to grow in many artistic directions. Her paintings of the living form catch a moment in time and you can feel the motion in her vibrant colors.  Andrée is collected nationally and internationally.
Natasha Isenhour

The William and Joseph Gallery

“People often ask if I know what colors I will use before I begin,” Natasha says. The answer is “no.” More often than not, she steps up to the oil box or the pastel box and allows herself to be inspired by a color. Natasha’s passion and emotion drive her work, and she finds that the subject matter is merely a catalyst to convey emotion through color.
Barbara Ivey

Waxlander Gallery

Barbara Ivey lives in South Fork, CO, where her studio is surrounded by wildlife, rivers, and mountains.  Juried shows she has participated in include: American Women Artist shows, Albuquerque Miniatures, CM Russell Museum shows,  American Plains Artists, Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity, Heart of the West- Cowgirl Museum (Ft Worth, TX), and Gilcrease Museum.  Barbara Ivey’s honors are many, including the Grumbacher Gold and publications in Cowboys and Indians and American Art Collector.
Sandy Keller

Gallery 822

A full time artist, Sandy lives in Santa Fe with her husband who creates her solid wood art panels.  She is featured in several publications including two books (Acrylic Innovation and Art Journey, New Mexico) and articles in Western Art Collector, Southwest Art, and Focus magazine.  Sandy is a consummate artist, painting both in acrylic and oil paints, abstract to impressionistic.
Cheryl Koen

Waxlander Gallery

Known for portraying beauty, grace and movement in equine subjects, Koen is equally at home capturing the personality of the New Mexico Landscape. Each of her paintings is a personal memory for the artist, and the viewer reaps the benefits of seeing technically correct paintings that are also a window to the artist’s heart and soul.
Robert Kuester

Sage Creek Gallery

A native of Iowa, Robert Kuester spent two years at Drake University, and went on to obtain a BFA from the Art Center of Design in Los Angeles. Living in New Mexico since 1986, Robert paints still life, landscapes, figures, and commissioned portraits in oils only.
Ann Laser

Vivo Contemporary

Historically, art has been recognized as one avenue to the soul.  “I find that this is true for me,” says Ann. “Being at one with myself in the creative process has a way of opening me to the larger mystery of life.”  For Ann, there is nothing more exciting than experiencing the transcendent moment when the print comes off the press or the brush meets the canvas.
Tanner Lawley

Canyon Road Contemporary Art

Since August of 2008, Tanner has created hundreds of original artworks that can be found in a growing number of public and private collections. Best known for his bold and colorful heart paintings, his peers and friends call him “The Heart Artist.” He is now internationally known and represented in some of the largest art markets in the world. Tanner paints and lives in Allen, TX with his wife D’Anne, and daughter Haven.
Lisa Linch

Lakind Fine Art

Art lovers have been connecting with and acquiring Lisa Linch paintings for more than a decade. Drawn in by astute color harmonies and inviting compositions, viewers are rewarded on emotional and aesthetic planes in painting after painting. A buoyant spirit permeates her work; and her canvases are the splendid fruits of impeccable training, an international education, and a lifelong tendency to keep surpassing her last achievement.
Margi Lucena

Selby Fleetwood Gallery

Whether painting en Plein Air or in the studio, Margi captures the beauty of the natural landscape and the constantly changing light, atmosphere, and color of southwestern vistas. Her goal as an artist is to establish a connection between her expression of what she sees and the viewer. “The amazing and magical landscape of New Mexico keeps me simultaneously grounded and floating on air.”
Jan Mapes

Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery

Growing up in a military family, Jan dreamed of living with cowboys, horses, cattle, and wildlife amid the beautiful landscapes of the west. Today Jan lives in southeastern Colorado where she and her husband raise and train cutting horses. Here she finds her artistic subjects in the mounted cowboys and ranch animals, whose movements and expressions she captures so beautifully in her sculptures and paintings.
Bernard Marks

Waxlander Gallery

Bernard Marks is a local Santa Fe artist whose work is primarily created plein air.  He travels with his wife in their RV to many famous spots in the great American southwest such as Palo Duro Canyon, Canyon de Chelly, and the Grand Canyon.  Using bold colors, Bernard captures the sunlight of these beautiful spots with each stroke of his brush. His artwork is collected nationally and internationally.
Barbara Meikle

Pippin Meikle Fine Art

Native New Mexican Barbara Meikle pursues her artistic dreams with color and energy, using horses and burros as her guide. She has spent her life painting and drawing them, as well as the landscape of New Mexico, and has work in collections around the globe.
Raymond Nordwall

Nordwall Gallery and Studio

Nordwall, of Pawnee and Ojibwe descent, is known for his contemporary depictions of traditional Native American cultures including warriors, dancers, and tribe leaders depicted with vivid palettes and loose brush strokes. He graduated with honors from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe in 1987, and has exhibited in galleries and museums across the country including the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center in Oklahoma City.
Gin Pollock

Darnell Fine Art

Gin Pollock is an artist of exceptional talent and vitality whose art alternates between works that grapple with the lonely side of human experience and pieces that celebrate life and its possibilities with exuberance and wit. Though rigorously schooled in art history and technique, her works resound with echoes of the Masters and her compositions have impeccable balance and movement. Her work also reveals a tremendous unbridled energy, utterly personal and unbound by abstract thought.
Richard Potter

The William and Joseph Gallery

Richard’s study of drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, and art history at the University of New Mexico acted as a catalyst to his subsequent exploration and development in the visual arts. Now, a leading contemporary in the field of encaustic painting, his work is collected internationally and four of his pieces have been added to the State of New Mexico’s permanent art collection.
Jason Roberts

Canyon Road Contemporary Art

Jason Roberts’ multi-faceted combinations of portraits, still lifes, and figurative paintings are featured in block sets. The fine art, wooden, nesting blocks that he uses have five solid sides with a one-of-a-kind painting on each. Usually, a block set consists of ten blocks with a total of fifty paintings. His work is not only fun to look at; with its vivid colors and textures, it is meant to be touched.
Jeremy & Eileen Rosetta

River Trading Post

The Rosettas create authentic, handmade Native American jewelry of the highest quality using sterling silver, brass, copper, natural turquoise, and shells. Traditional and contemporary designs are used along with petroglyph symbols. The designs are original and one of a kind. The Rosettas’ work has been featured at Santa Fe Indian Market, The Heard Museum Guild Fair, and the National Museum of the American Indian’s George Gustav Heye Center.
Anthony R. Sanchez

Tresa Vorenberg Goldsmiths

A native New Mexican, Anthony attended Highland University where he studied with New Mexico artists Elmer Schooley, Ray Drew, and Frank Walker. He graduated from Highlands with a BA in Fine Arts with multiple fine art disciplines (Oil and Water Color painting, Drawing, Ceramics, Weaving, Photography and Art History). His subject matter encompasses intimate landscapes, still life, and detailed close ups. He enjoys work that reveals the basic elements of design found in nature.
Brad Smith

Brad Smith Gallery

Brad Smith illuminates the canvas and Canyon Road with his signature style – a blend of cutting-edge and classic Santa Fe. Visit the gallery and you will get the pleasure of observing an artist in creative action, as Brad Smith often paints right in the gallery. “I have a gallery in Santa Fe, because it is my destiny. Just like the acorn is destined to be a tree…that is where my life has brought me. I embrace that and am happy, feeling I am on purpose for the first time in my life. I have arrived where I am supposed to be.”
Linda Kyser Smith

Sage Creek Gallery

Linda Kyser Smith brings a strong sense of color and composition to her figurative paintings of women – “they can be so glamorous, so dramatic, poetic and exotic” and children – “they are so unbelievably lovely-to try to capture that is such a challenge”.  After years of training and studying with artists such as Raymond Kinstler and Harley Brown, Linda finds the mediums of Oil and pastel to be the most suitable for her work.  Even though her portraits are strong and bold they give the viewer a sense of the soft vulnerability of her subjects.
Linda St. Clair

Gallery 822

Growing up on a farm in Tennessee, Linda learned a lot about the mannerisms and attitudes of animals.  Later, living in Dallas, she was guided by her late husband, painter Dean St. Clair, and turned her full attention to painting.  “My goal is to offer the viewer a rare, if not surprising, glimpse into an animal’s individuality, its endearing qualities and often complex internal state.”  Linda now lives in Santa fe and is a two-time recipient of the Grumbacher Gold Medal and member of the Society of Animal Artists in New York.
James Trigg

Waxlander Gallery

James is a nationally acclaimed, award-winning artist who specializes in painting the magnificent vistas of the American Southwest, particularly the villages and missions of northern New Mexico. He works both plein air on location and in his studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Trigg’s art captures his love of the astonishing colors and forms in Southwestern landscapes, from alluring desert scenes to intimate glimpses of the magical northern New Mexico landscape.
Jesse Wood

Meyer East Gallery

After attending the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia, Jesse spent the better part of a decade living in Europe, South Africa and various American ports of call while traveling to Asia and South America. Currently settled in New Mexico and focused on painting, Jesse has rediscovered his enthusiasm for the limitless Southwestern desert, though his artwork reflects the variety of places he has visited in the past.