Of course Anna and I couldn’t visit Canyon Road (see previous posts On the Road in New Mexico: Canyon Road Stroll and On the Road in New Mexico: El Farol Restaurant) without stepping into some of the galleries. To get an idea of the many diverse galleries on Canyon Road go to visitcanyonroad.com. In fact there are over 100 galleries, artist studios, boutiques and restaurants along this short half-mile stretch of road. One afternoon is simply not enough to visit them all, but we happened by some of our favorites. I thought you might like to come along:
We started with Turner Carroll Gallery which had recently hung a show of Georges Mazilu’s new work (see turnercarrollgallery.com):
We dropped by gf contemporary where we saw some amazing modern-day frescoes and an abstract artist I liked (see gfcontemporary.com):
Then on to the NuArt Gallery, one of my personal favorites (see nuartgallery.com):
Next we stopped in at Jane Sauer’s Gallery where Jorden Nye, the gallery manager, once again gave us a personal tour (see previous post Gallery Hopping In Santa Fe 2). I particularly love the whimsical animal art of Geoffrey Gorman (see jsauergallery.com):
Then we went to see what was new at the Selby Fleetwood Gallery. I absolutely love this gallery’s old building with its deep, double adobe, turquoise window sills. And this time I very much enjoyed the paintings of GiGi Mills, formerly of Truchas (see selbyfleetwoodgallery.com).
This was the first time I’d ever visited the Michael Smith Gallery which features American Indian Art and Antiquities. It was most definitely worth a stop (see michaelsmithgallery.com):
We ended our visit to Canyon Road at the Meyer East Gallery (see meyereastgallery.com):
And its companion Meyer Gallery (see meyergalleries.com):
Then, on our way to Trader Joe’s we stopped at the Railyard Arts District for a special side trip to James Kelly Contemporary to see the work of Robert Kelly, an artist I have admired for sometime (see jameskelly.com):
The Railyard is comprised of seven galleries as well as SITE Santa Fe. Housed in warehouse-style buildings, the venues are:
David Richard Gallery, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, James Kelly Contemporary, Lewallen Galleries, William Siegal Gallery, Tai Gallery, Zane Bennett Contemporary Art and SITE Santa Fe. Definitely worth a visit when you are in the area.
And with that, weary from a day of looking at art (and being inspired), we headed back up the mountain to our wonderful village of Truchas, knowing full well that it was now time to MAKE some art!
Love to you all,