ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Coleman Mills, Nigel Conway - Pop Gallery - September 1st - September 30th <p style="text-align: justify;">Join us as Contemporary Artists Nigel Conway &amp; Coleman Mills present new works during September's Annual Wine &amp; Chile Fiesta, Artist Reception Saturday September 27th, 6pm.&nbsp;<br /><br />CONWAY (MADRID,NM): Famous for his abstract figurative paintings with their captivating big eyes and lips, Nigel has made his career into an artistic adventure, continually exploring new subjects and creating paintings that excite him and his collectors. His self-taught style combines his playfulness and deep connection with the subjects he paints, working on a painting sometimes for months just to add a minute detail. Nigel&acirc;&euro;&trade;s paintings have an almost magnetic effect on their viewers, attracting collectors both nationally and internationally.<br /><br /><br />MILLS (FAIR HOPE, AL): Preferring the title "painter" over that of "artist", Wm. Coleman Mills' work is an exploration of mnemonics. In his own words, Mills is far more interested in "the memory of a place, with its' inherent inaccuracies and overlays of emotions, than a photographic recollection". An avid outdoorsman, Mills draws inspiration from hours spent in the broomsedge fields, pinoak forests, saltmarshes and grassflats of the American South. He combines the saturated colors and organic forms of this natural world with the regulating lines of his architectural education to create richly textured compositions deeply imbedded with memory and place.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:02:02 +0000 Lynden St. Victor, Clifford Bailey, Bryan Tubbs, Jeff Brock - Pop Gallery - September 1st - September 30th <p style="text-align: justify;">Featuring Lynden St. Victor, Clifford Bailey, Bryan Tubbs &amp; Jeff Brock among others. Annual event hosted during Santa Fe's Wine &amp; Chile Fiesta and the Santa Fe Concorso.&nbsp;<br /><br />Exhibit opens Sept 1st with artist reception &amp; art raffle to be hosted later in September during the 24th Annual Wine &amp; Chile Fiesta. Enjoy local chile infused delicacies from the Chocolatesmith, Saturday September 27th 6pm! Santa Fe's own Jeff Brock of Rocket Heads Studio will be showcasing new works and his latest record setting Bonneville Flats car, Bombshell Betty...Calling all fast cats to POP, one nite only!!</p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:59:57 +0000 Lynden St. Victor - Pop Gallery - August 23rd - September 30th <p style="text-align: justify;">Lynden will be unveiling his newest work "Hope Floats" and offering a sneak peak into "Summer" still on the easel, only at POP Gallery Saturday August 23rd at 6pm.&nbsp;<br /><br />Excerpt from "Archer diary", a recent release from Lynden St. Victor will be featured amongst other works during our Un-Indian Market event. Join the artist in his first Santa Fe showing at the new POP Gallery Saturday August 23rd 6pm. Annual benefit for Assistance Dogs Of The West, raffle opens August 1st ends, Sept 30th.&nbsp;<br /><br />Acknowledging the good in our lives, whether a tree trunk or a sliver, is the foundation upon which peace is built. The Buddha says "Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are, it soley relies on what you think. Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow come and go like the wind. To be happy, rest like the giant tree, in the midst of them all."<br /><br />According to Eckhart Tolle, being spiritual has nothing to do with what you believe and everything to do with your state of consciousness. And what blurb about the essence of peace would be complete without Lao Tzu: "Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world."<br /><br />The Archer, while acknowledging the wisdom of the ancients and the discoveries of the present, puts the power of choice in our own hands as she shoots a silver lining into the clouds. Gratitude is our gateway to peace and peace our gateway to understanding the nature of all things. -LSV</p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:57:04 +0000 Rebecca Bluestone, Chris Richter, Jay Tracy - Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art - September 5th - October 4th <p style="text-align: justify;">"The Edges" presents new work from three gallery artists which will hang around the edges of Renate Aller's solo exhibition. All the work is fresh from the studio: silk tapestries from Rebecca Bluestone, mixed media paintings from Jay Tracy and color-field paintings from Chris Richter.</p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:48:28 +0000 Renate Aller - Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art - September 5th - October 4th <p style="text-align: justify;">Well-known for her series "Oceanscapes - One View, Ten Years", Renate Aller continues to awe with her elegant large scale, meditative photography. Our September 2014 exhibition will feature new Oceanscapes juxtaposed with "desertscapes." taken from her travels in the deserts of Colorado and New Mexico. The exhibition is presented in conjunction with the publication of her most recent monograph from Radius, titled, "Ocean | Desert."</p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:45:23 +0000 Julie Blackmon - photo-eye Gallery - September 26th - November 15th <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">photo-eye Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of photographs by Julie Blackmon,&nbsp;<em>Homegrown,</em>&nbsp;celebrating the release of her second monograph published by Radius Books<em>.&nbsp;</em>The opening and artist reception will take place on September 26<sup>th</sup>, 2014 from&nbsp;5-7 pm.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">Drawing on the Dutch notion of &ldquo;a Jan Steen Household,&rdquo; meaning a boisterous and untidy<ins datetime="2014-07-31T17:06">&nbsp;</ins>home filled with rambunctious children, Blackmon crafts images of domestic disarray in a contemporary suburban context. &nbsp;These engaging tableaus are photographed in and around Blackmon&rsquo;s Missouri home, often depicting her own children and extended family. &nbsp;Avoiding the overtly sentimental, Blackmon&rsquo;s precisely orchestrated compositions blend wit and whimsy in the face of everyday realities. Blackmon's large-scale color photographs draw&nbsp;inspiration fromeveryday life&nbsp;as well as fiction; recent images&nbsp;draw from&nbsp;the works of Edward Gorey, Tim Burton,&nbsp;Lewis Carroll and Federico Fellini&nbsp;&mdash; and&nbsp;continue to be influenced by&nbsp;17<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;century Dutch and Flemish paintings</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">Ms. Blackmon&rsquo;s work is represented in a number of museum collections internationally, including: The Museum of Contemporary Photography-Chicago, The Museum of Fine Arts-Houston, The George Eastman House-Rochester, and The Musee Francais de la Photographie in Bievres France. In 2008 she was recognized as American Photo&rsquo;s Emerging Photographer, named to the venerable PDN 30 by Photo District News in 2007, and won the Project Competition at the Santa Fe Center for Photography in 2006. Ms. Blackmon currently lives and works in Springfield, Missouri.</span></p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:05:54 +0000 Sam Scott - Center for Contemporary Art - August 23rd 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Join&nbsp;<strong>Sam Scott</strong>&nbsp;for an intimate walk-through of his new exhibition,&nbsp;<em>Messages from the Wounded Healers</em>. Infused with mythology, symbolism, and various influences, this series of never-before-seen paintings have developed over the decades since 9/11 as an examination of the earth's destruction, persistence, and hope. Through this special event, Scott shares the stories, characters, and places that appear in this massive body of work.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <div align="left"> <div align="left">&nbsp;</div> </div> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:00:05 +0000 Sam Scott - Center for Contemporary Art - August 22nd - November 2nd <p style="text-align: justify;">An abstract painter with a background in figure drawing,&nbsp;<strong>Sam Scott</strong>&nbsp;has always been interested in the energies connecting humans, earth, and life's great mysteries. Soon after 9/11 Scott began a series of large paintings called<em>The Wounded Healers</em>. As portraits of singular characters that are neither human nor non-human, but laden with wounds and emerging from the earth, these paintings describe a terrible destruction of life and the trembling hope that remains.</p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:58:13 +0000