|Frolicking in the sculpture garden|
When we make our cross-country trip, we always try to schedule some time in Santa Fe. Santa Fe is, in my mind, still one of the best places to shop for art in the US. Granted, over the years we've seen Santa Fe change a bit. It's gone from primarily western art (think cowboys around a campfire with horses in the dusky shadows) to contemporary representational art (think florals with ginger jars or broad landscapes with stormy skies) and finally to decorative art (think big color pieces with plenty of texture to liven up your dining room.) As the world turns, so does the Santa Fe art market.
I'm not one much for decorative wall art. The good thing is, I can still find plenty of what I do like, which is contemporary representational art. There are still a handful of galleries offering this, although even they do seem to be mixing in some of the decorative pieces to help with sales.
Here are some of my favorite Canyon Road galleries, in no particular order: Ventana Fine Art, Gallery 822, McLarry Fine Art, Meyer Gallery (and Meyer East), Sage Creek Gallery, Selby Fleetwood Gallery, Michael Henington Gallery, and Zaplin Lambert (not contemporary, but a lot of historical Taos and Santa Fe painters are represented here.)
I also took advantage of the off-season to talk to some gallery directors and to hand out my card. I was in a Santa Fe gallery not long ago, but it closed; it'd be nice to be back in Santa Fe again.
I have not mentioned Gerald Peters and Nedra Matteucci, which are off Canyon Road but nearby. Tomorrow we'll return to downtown and stop by these two fine galleries and also look at a few near the Plaza.
|Canyon Road Rooftop|
By the way, we are giving a special deal on my Acadia Workshop Center workshop (June 18-21) - $25 off. The price is now $550. If you've not been to Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island, this is your chance! It's one of my favorite places to paint. For details: http://www.acadiaworkshopcenter.com/MCJohnson.html