Santa Fe, NM
Various locations, June 27-29
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The 10th annual Santa Fe Studio Tour continues its tradition of bringing artists and art enthusiasts together this month. For two days, June 28-29, one can visit 58 professional and up-and-coming painters, sculptors, photographers, ceramicists, and mixed-media artists in 37 private studios throughout Santa Fe County. “I love the enthusiasm of the artists,” says tour administrator Jennifer Box. “It doesn’t matter if they’re already in galleries or they’re totally novice and this is their first show, they’re just so excited about their art and sharing it. It’s a great community.”
On Friday, June 27, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., there is a preview party at the Santa Fe University of Art & Design. Participating artists show one piece of work so that visitors can sample the wide range of art and talk with them about their craft. Each studio in the self-guided tour is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, with many artists giving demonstrations and discussing their artistic techniques and philosophies. “We have about 8,000 artists in the Santa Fe area, and this is the one time of year where people get to go into the studio and creative capsule of the artist and be able to see what their process is and what their environment looks like,” Box says. “It’s a different take on an art event because the artists are welcoming you into their studios.”
The tour is also special in that it gives novice artists just as much recognition as more established artists. Past participating artists include Ilse Bolle, Kevin Box, Steve Worthington, and Linda Ellis. “Santa Fe is definitely one of the top three art markets and a lot of the time you see the work on the walls looking pristine in a gallery and you don’t get to know that artist,” Box says. “The galleries here are fantastic, and it’s really nice to see the work there, but now you get to meet the artists in their settings as well.” —Joe Kovack
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