Featuring the work of pastel and acrylic artist R. John Ichter. The artist will be demonstrating his technique during the Canyon Road Paint Out on October 5th and 6th.
R. John Ichter
For over forty years painting has been my life and growing as an artist has been my life’s work. As a beginner, I chose what many artists say is the hardest medium, watercolor. I resolved to master watercolors and I dedicated myself to it. I painted every day for ten years, and everything I do now has grown out of the lessons I learned so many years ago. Eager for new challenges, I started experimenting with acrylic abstracts and then Pastels on black suede board.
In watercolors, the artist paints from light to dark and reserves the white of the paper. My technique in pastel developed in reverse. Painting from dark to light and reserving the black of the suede board. Along the way I started painting 3-dimensional koi in resin and acrylic, and the iridescent paints I used inspired me to do large -scale abstract paintings on the reverse of plexiglass. The new body of acrylic landscapes on canvas borrows from the experiences I have had with all the different mediums I have employed. I start with a black canvas, inspired by my pastel work. The iridescent touches and value changes add an element to my pieces that can’t be achieved in any other way. The fascinating thing, to me, is the way the pieces change in appearance depending on the time of day, or as you move around them as they hang on the wall. The process takes days, and sometimes weeks to get just right.
Some might say I’ve come full circle, but to me, it’s more of a full helix. I’m back at a beginning, but with all the experiences and experiments of a forty -year career. Everything I have done has influenced these works, because, as always, it’s about color and composition.
Moving Into Stillness
Featuring new work by Cynthia Reid
Opens October 19th with an artist's reception from 5-7pm
Show continues through November 9th.
As I paint and sketch in my studio, I have recently been listening to "The Sounds of Grand Canyon," which was recorded on location. The combination of the Navajo flute, solo piano, and guitar, combined with bird songs and water fall music, reminds me of the great healing power of nature. Nature provides us with peace and relaxation that can be difficult to find in our often busy, technology-driven world.
The intention with my current collection is to emulate the peaceful essence of nature with paintings of song birds and owls, forest scenes, and horizons. The horizon line in Moving into Stillness is intended to suggest a stable, relaxed comfort and a restful peace.
Gallery 901 is pleased to announce the opening of "Valencian Light" featuring the work of acclaimed Spanish artist Giner Bueno. The show will open with an artist's reception with Mr. Bueno on October 12th from 5-7pm. Sadly this will be his last major exhibition in the United State.
Born in 1935 in Godella, a town along the Valencian coast, he defines himself as a painter of vitality.
Gallery 901 is hosting an artist's meet and greet on June 28th from 10am - 12pm featuring sculpture artist Angela Mia De la Vega.
Exalting the human spirit through expressive faces and natural body movement has become the recognized trademark of Angela's figurative bronze sculpture. Her work's greatest inspiration is the ever-changing individuality of her children.
Gallery 901 is pleased to announce the opening of "Celebration of the Season" featuring the work of Santa Fe artist Debbie Gold.
Debbie Gold is an internationally acclaimed artist with an ability to make colors the fundamental means of all her pictorial effects, to use it to build up mass, to fill and organize space, and to compose the form as a whole.
Debbie’s goal is the nourishment of the emotional self through sheer beauty and the appeal of nature. She paints forms with color, replacing firm outlines and smooth surfaces with patches of color and thick impasto. Gold paints what she sees, stressing freshness of tonal modeling to produce velvety textures, clarity of high key effects, and spontaneity in brush and knife strokes. Debbie paints the essential character of what she sees and has fascination with the momentary quality of illumination.
Debbie Gold’s evocative style is unrivaled in its poetic beauty and reminds us of where we would rather be than where we are.
A percentage of the sales will be donated to ARTsmart whose mission is to serve our communities by providing educational opportunities in the arts that promote confidence,self-discovery, and creative problem-solving skills
Gallery 901 is honored to present a retrospective show by master impressionist painter Fedor Zakharov (1919-1994)
Location: Gallery 901, 555 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Fedor Zakharov was born to a peasant family in 1919 in the village of Alexandrovskoye in the Smolensk region. Starting in 1936 Zakharov studied at Kalinin Industrial Art College in Moscow. With the outbreak of the Second World War, Zakharov was drafted for military service at the front lines, but instead he was assigned to serve in Moscow, where he created posters and drawings for the Red Army’s war efforts. During this time, in 1943, Zakharov entered the Surikov State Art institute in Moscow from which he successfully graduated in 1950.
Zakharov soon discovered the Crimea and its rich, bright, multicolored nature had a great influence on him. Here, Zakharov decided to seriously devote himself to landscape painting. The early works of Zakharovs are naive, fresh, and often given to ornamentation, but soon he started using his palette with more variety, avoiding unnatural color contrasts. He worked hard perfecting his technique, often in plein air because he could not yet afford a studio. His small apartment was very close to the Black Sea where he spent seven years painting in the ports, on the beach, and in the town. He worked almost every day, in all seasons and in any weather, never inventing subjects, always paying attention to the land and what it told him.
As Zakharov matured through the nineteen sixties his focus shifted. His style ever more successfully depicted the defining components of light and air. His strokes are larger, confident, more masterful and contrasting, the canvases suggestive of having been painted in a single breath.
Zakharov’s remarkable gifts and achievement could not go unnoticed by the official authorities. In 1970 Zakharov was nominated Honored Painter of the Ukraine and in 1978 he was again honored as the Peoples Painter of the Ukraine. He was also awarded the Red Banner of Labor and the Sign of Honor, the highest distinctions awarded to regular citizens. In 1987, he was awarded the State Prize after Shevchenko. It is amazing that Zakharov received these considerable acknowledgements in spite of the fact that he had never followed the official USSR dogmatic style of socialist realism, the artist was never a member of the Communist Party, and he never allowed his art to be used as the instrument of ideological and party propaganda. He remained, throughout his career and his entire life, devoted to art, to his painting, and to the advancement of all painting in Russia. He is remembered today, throughout Russia, simply as one of the greatest painters of his time.
Featuring new work by Paris artist Micha Tauber
Show opens with an artist's reception on October 20th from 5-7pm. This will be her first exhibition in the United States. Show will run through November 6th.
If there is one term that best defines the artist's approach, it is the word timeless, which opens onto an imaginary world based on a universe of dreams, a world in which all is sensuality, magic, fairy tales... Micha Tauber's work beckons us with escapism, journeys into the unconscious or our memory, journeys through distant or imaginary civilizations.
We discover reliefs, collages, inclusions which cut into matter. We ponder those rock fragments, a fulcrum which installs abstract shapes and volumes that will evolve toward a united whole.
Micha Tauber's painting then becomes a more poetic reality... We try to search back into our memories to attempt to find ethnic origins, an influence... in vain. The captivating mystery in her works remains intact.
Gallery 901 will be hosting an artists' reception for Spanish hyperrealist painters Jesus Navarro and Iban Navarro on July 28th from 5-7pm. It will be their first show in the United States and both artists will be in the gallery for the opening. We look forward to seeing you.
Featuring Cynthia Reid
Opens with an artist's reception on November 11th from 5-7pm and running through December 6th
With its constantly changing faces and moods, nature remains a repository of our deepest hopes. These hopes are reflected in the rich colors of Cynthia Reid’s earth and sky paintings. This impression of hope and the enduring qualities of nature are enhanced by her use of a palette knife and oil paint, a technique that emphasizes the creamy texture of the paint and the intensity of its color. Reid’s painting is grounded in a trust of her intuition and an acceptance of the unpredictable.
Above all, Reid says she wants her painting to echo the beauty and wild harmony of the natural world.
To see more of Cynthia's work click on the image below.
Opening Reception, Friday October 14, 5-7pm
Show runs from October 14 – November 2, 2016
Gallery 901 at 708 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM
Collage Artist, Kate Rivers creates dramatic pieces in her “Nest” series for her exhibition entitled “Migration”.
Rivers collects and uses what she calls ephemera: papers of all sorts: tickets, labels, receipts, maps, stamps, hand written letters, book bindings every day detritus. One piece might be made from nothing but clothing labels, tags and shopping bags. Another the paraphernalia of travel such as ticket stubs, receipts and maps. And other antique memorabilia.
Some of her collages are in shapes of nests made from the ephemera as a bird would collect and weave together to create a home that has the theme of travel or letters. Book bindings become trees in other collages.
For Rivers the exhibit “Migration” is about shifting spaces and transformation. Literally creating through collage nests and homes from various collected experiences.
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"Dreaming Out Loud"
Featuring the work of R. John Ichter
Show opens with an artist's reception on
September 23rd from 5-7pm
The artist will be painting in the gallery on Saturday the 24th
Show runs through October 13th
R. John Ichter is an award-winning artist who is quickly captivating the art scene wherever his work is shown. Also known as “Bob” to his friends, Ichter’s romantic pastels are richly colored and hand-rubbed onto lushly textured black suede archival board. The strengths of Ichter’s pastels include vibrant, saturated colors and strong compositions. According to Ichter, each piece is designed to evoke a certain time of day and to transport the viewer to another place.
Autumn and dusk are favorite themes, which have been inspired by landscapes from around the world. You may find yourself gazing into the rolling hills of the French countryside, strolling along a windy Normandy beach, exploring a pathway through a North Carolina Blue Ridge forest, gazing at a dragonfly resting upon a patch of waterlilies in Claude Monet’s gardens at Giverny or floating along the river Seine. Be it sunrise, sunset or a full moonlit night, you are certain to want to return again and again. Investors and collectors range from well known celebrities to Fortune 500 companies such as The Coca-Cola Company, Bank of America and Accenture.
To see more of Bob's work please click on the image below.
“New Beginnings: A Path of Wabi Sabi"
Featuring the work of Rachel Darnell
Show opens with an artist's reception on September 16th, 5-7 pm
Show runs through October 11th
This show is a snapshot of where I am now. Throughout my life I have studied and created art as well as searched for meaning through various techniques and philosophies. I have found “Wabi Sabi”, the Japanese aesthetic philosophy. It is a world view that accepts the impermanence and imperfection of the beauty as exemplified in nature. The concept resonates with me as an artist. Asymmetry, simplicity, texture and the voice of the media itself are central to my process as an artist and are definitions of Wabi Sabi. My new body of work incorporates these elements. I layer paint in washes: depth, movement and composition emerge from the voice of the paint itself. Sculptors say they find the image in the stone; I feel as if I find the image in the paint itself. The paint leads.
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Mother Earth's Gifts
Show opens with an artists' reception Friday August 19 from 5-7pm and runs through Friday September 9th.
Eddy Shorty a Navajo sculptor draws from a rich tradition of stone carving and sculpting. He sees the rough hewn stone as a gift from Mother Nature which speaks to him of potential images. His talent to find the image and bring it to life through sculpting is a spirit gift as well. He hand carves in various stone and sculpts in wax for bonze pieces. Shorty creates spirit animals and depictions of Navajo dancers and legends.
Please click on the image below to see more of Eddy's work
"Other Times And Places"
Featuring Dean Mabe
Opening with an artist' reception on August 19th from 5-7pm
and runs through September 9th
Dean's art is a culmination of years spending time on his ranch in southern Colorado with his horses, watching sunsets, mountain hunting trips, hikes into wilderness areas, and climbs up 14,000 foot peaks. After sketching and working with acrylic and oils, Dean settled into oils to tell his story. His art tells his experience of time he spent in a saddle, watching the sunrise, or the moment summer turns to autumn. His work is representational and somewhat impressionistic, with just enough detail to capture the moment.
Click the image below to view more work by Dean Mabe
Wynn’s new show “Adelita: Women Soldiers of the Mexican Revolution” will open with an artists' reception on Friday July 1st from 5-7pm. Show closes July 26th.
Adelita was the name given to the women who followed brothers, husbands and lovers to war during the uprising of the Mexican Revolution. From 1910-1920, these camp followers cooked, cleaned and nursed wounds. When it came time for military combat, Adelitas bravely picked up guns and fought. In many respects, the Mexican Revolution was not only a men's but a women's revolution.
Women became soldaderas both voluntarily and through brutal force. Male soldiers often kidnapped women from villages and forced them to join armies. In general, it was said that horses were treated better than the Adelitas. Many of the women rebels were crusaders for land reform in Mexico. Whatever their reason for joining the Revolution, life for a soldadera was extremely hard.
Encaustic artist and photographer Angel Wynn has produced a body of work to honor the legacy of the Adelita warrior. “I had come across some painted murals that introduced me to these women, for days all I could think about was the difficult lifestyle they endured”, says Wynn, “After more research, I became very fascinated by the Adelitas. A passion to tell their story set in and would not leave me alone.”
Starting with a photograph of a re-enactor or historic figure from the Mexican revolt, Wynn paints over her images using encaustic wax, an ancient art form from the 5th century B.C. Combined with a contemporary style, Wynn has created a powerful show to honor these courageous warriors. "With this exhibit, I hope to instill an awareness about these extraordinary women," says Wynn. “This year marks the 100th anniversary of the rebels only assault on a US border town here in New Mexico”.
SUMMER 2016 ARTFEAST
Save the Date: June 10, 2016
5pm - 8pm
Gallery 901 will be pairing with Executive Chef Inc"s Harold Orner.
ARTsmart’s popular ARTfeast Edible Art Tour takes place during Santa Fe’s best time of the year! Peruse the city’s best galleries with food and drink provided by top restaurants and caterers. And all ticket proceeds benefit ARTsmart programs for the youth of New Mexico. It’s a feast for the eyes and the palate!
Opening Reception: May 6th from 5-8 pm
Artist Quick Draw: May 7th 10-3 pm
Experience the World of Art on Canyon Road in this amazing two-day art adventure. Artists and art lovers from around the country will converge on Santa Fe over Mother’s Day weekend for Passport to the Arts. More than 100 artists will participate in the weekend’s activities! This is a once-a-year opportunity to acquire a very special, original piece for your art collection. Gallery 901 will be featuring artists Karen Frey, Catherine Kirkwood, Angel Wynn, Dean Mabe and Eddy Shorty. An artists' reception will be held on May 6th from 5-8 pm to include a silent auction. The silent auction will end on Sunday May 8th at 5 pm. Winners will be notified by the gallery.
Headline events include the Artist Slow Draw, Artists’ Reception and Live Auction on Saturday. More than 100 artists will participate in the weekend’s activities. The event is organized by the Canyon Road Merchants Association with support from our valued business partners. Portion of the sales will benefit the music programs in our public schools.
Dining with the Artist
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Featuring: Eddy Shorty
Navajo Sculpture Artist
Amaya Restaurant in the Hotel Santa Fe
1501 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe, NM
Prix Fix $35.00
Tortilla Sour or Field Green Salad
Glazed Scallops with vegetables and parmesan grati, soy caramel sauce
Ancho lacquered braised bison short ribs with green chili risotto
Reservations at: 505-955-7805
Dine Blanket Pattern #1
Encaustic mixed media
Dining with the Artist
Encaustic, Photography & Mixed Media
Featuring Santa Fe artist Angel Wynn
Wednesday January 27th, 2016 at 6pm at Amaya Restaurant located in the Hotel Santa Fe
1501 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Prix Fixe: $30.00
Golden Beet Salad with local Goat Cheese and Sherry Aged Vinaigrette or Red Chile Vegetarian Soup
Pan Seared All Natural Chicken Breast with Quinoa, Vegetables and smokey Poblano Chile Sauce
Pan Seared Atlantic Salmon , Clams, Black mussels in a Saffron Vegetable Broth
Almond Pear Tart
RESERVATIONS AT 505- 955-7805 or email@example.com
Featuring watercolorist Roberta Parry
Show opens Tuesday, December 1st
and runs through Thursday, December 31st
Artist reception Thursday, December 3rd, 5-7
Santa Fe Main Library
Second Floor Gallery
145 Washington Avenue
Santa Fe, NM
"Full Circle" brings Roberta Parry's early past as an artist to fulfillment in the present. In "Arizona Aspects," she revisits scenes from her childhood. In "El Rancho de Las Golondrinas," she is becoming acquainted with her new home.
Roberta studied as an art major at the University of Arizona in Tucson and at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. Finding the need to help support a family, she changed her major to Education, with minors in Psychology and Fine Arts. She taught elementary students, college undergraduates, and in-service teachers; wrote curriculum materials; served as a national curriculum consultant; did a stint as a freelance editor; and managed the office of a pedodontic and orthodontic practice. During these years, she also studied writing and wrote four novels, four plays, and a short story collection. She lived in California, North Carolina, Indiana, New York City, Colorado, and New Jersey. She traveled Europe and Hawaii; visited Peru, Mexico, Kenya, and the Caribbean Islands.
Now settled permanently in Santa Fe, she is returning to her two first loves--the Southwest and painting.
Gallery 901 is proud to present Angel Wynn: Past, Present, Future, the gallery’s first solo exhibition dedicated to the artist. The show will be held in the main gallery of the new Encaustic Art Institute located in the Railyard Art District.
Angel Wynn: Past, Present, Future surveys twenty years of the artist’s work starting with 1995 when her photography began to specialize on America’s First Nations, up to 2015 with current mixed media artwork and where she is heading. Upon moving to Santa Fe, Wynn became inspired by the local art movement and launched into using photographs, oils and encaustic wax with color pigments to create one-of-a-kind pieces.
Wynn’s paintings start with a photograph. The art is about culture, spirituality and imagination. “I’ve always been inspired by Americana art, history and the Southwest,” says Wynn, “Multiple layers are used until I achieve the richness of color and depth I’m looking for. This effect is endlessly exciting to me.” The result of Wynn’s art is a curious combination of glass-like surface and organic variation of textures. The encaustic medium appears to glow and takes on an enchanting dreamlike appearance. The representational and romantic elements of Wynn’s artwork continue to push the boundaries of her independence as a visionary artist.
Angel Wynn: Past, Present, Future will feature a range of the artist’s work that includes: American Indian stock images; gold tone photographic prints; exploration of encaustic medium; s3elections from her Anasazi Ancient Pueblo show; in-camera effects of ghost illusions; a complex series on the Bison; and the Mexican Revolution, an introduction to Wynn’s new work.
Photographers and artists who have strongly influenced Wynn are Edward S. Curtis, Annie Leibovitz, Fritz Scholder and Andy Warhol. A few from the list of museums that have purchased photography and art by Wynn are the Smithsonian, California Indian Museum, Heard, Vokendunde and Toulouse History Museum.
Angel Wynn In Retrospect will be on view at Gallery 901’s art space in the Encaustic Art Institute’s front gallery, 632 Agua Fria Street, Santa Fe NM, from November 4 through November 29, 2015. An artist reception will be held Friday November 6, from 5-7pm. Wynn will give free demonstrations at the Institute each Saturday in November, 1-3pm. The Encaustic Art Institute gallery hours are 11am-5pm Wednesday through Sunday. To make an appointment, call Gallery 901 at 505-780-8390 or artist Angel Wynn 505-819-1103.
Gallery 901 is happy to be sponsoring the 3rd Annual Hungry Mouth Festival and we would like to invite you to attend and support this event and St. Elizabeth Shelter.
The Hungry Mouth Festival is Saturday, October 17th from 5:30-9pm at the Eldorado Hotel. It is a compassionate cook-off between three of Santa Fe’s top chefs : James Campbell Caruso, David Sellers and Anthony Smith. John and I chose to sponsor the Chef James Campbell Caruso and we will have a Gallery 901 Team cooking directly with Chef James and trying to get your vote for a 4 course meal. There will also be an open bar serving a custom beer from Dual Brewery called “Samaritan”, amazing wines from Santa Fe Boutique Wines, and a custom cocktail from the Cava Bar.
The live auction will feature trips to Napa Valley, New York City and Lake Como Italy as well as a 1957 Chevy Belair. The Silent Auction will include collectable art – including a piece from Gallery 901 - jewelry, spa services, and many other desirable items.
You can get your tickets and more info at www.steshelter.org/hungry-mouth-festival.
Please join us in supporting this great cause!
“Different Strokes” brings together two passionate and creative Santa Fe artists who use their respective tools to bring out the fervor, movement and energy in their work, Deborah using oil and Bobbie, digital software.
Deborah Gold is a internationally acclaimed artist with an ability to make colors the fundamental means of all her pictorial effects, to use it to build up mass, to fill and organize space and to compose the form as a whole.
Deborah’s goal is the nourishment of the emotional self through sheer beauty and the appeal of nature. She paints forms with color, replacing firm outlines and smooth surfaces with patches of color and thick impasto. Gold paints what she sees stressing freshness of tonal modeling to produce velvety textures, clarity of high key effects, and spontaneity in brush ad knife strokes. Deborah paints the essential character of what she sees and has a fascination with the momentary quality of illumination.
Deborah Gold’s evocative style is unrivaled in its poetic beauty and reminds us where we would rather be than where we are.
Bobbie Goodrich spent many years as a representational oil painter and seldom allowed herself the freedom of interpretive expression. All of that changed when she entered the world of digital photography. While the camera still remains the source of initial documentation, her process for creating intimate and interpretative work has changed dramatically. With a solid foundation of fine art principles she challenged herself to learn the tools of the trade and began experimenting in the digital darkroom; employing innovative digital techniques to her raw images she is able to communicate her inner feelings and abstract thoughts about her subjects. She gradually replaced her paints, brushes and canvas for alternative methods of expression.
As a fine art photographer, with the use of color, brush strokes and texture she creates a painterly portrayal of her in-camera initial raw capture. She feels most successful when she has characterized a similitude of excitement and energy or romantic stillness inherent in her subject.