Art in Autumn

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Marshall Noice and Andree Hudson – Paint Out 2014

Leaves are changing all along Canyon Road. Rich greens are replaced with oranges, reds, and yellows. The dried rustle as the breeze blows through them signals the approach of cooler weather. Visitors stroll through the gallery with light jackets or longer sleeves than they sported only a month ago. And all across Santa Fe people are enjoying the colors of the season.

It’s also a beautiful season for art in The City Different. Last weekend was the seventh annual Canyon Road Paint Out and Sculpt Out, and several Waxlander artists set up easels and tables in front of the gallery to demonstrate their process to eager onlookers. Visitors were delighted for a chance to see Andree Hudson, Marshall Noice, Matthew Higginbotham, Christopher Owen Nelson, Suzanne Donazetti and more. In addition to the art taking shape right before their eyes, guests on Canyon Road were also treated to performances of students from the Santa Fe Public Schools both in the parade and at select venues along the road, and the day concluded with a dancing flash mob.

canyon road trick or treat 231x300 Art in AutumnEven as the excitement of the Paint Out and Sculpt Out still lingers, we are busy preparing for another event of creative expression along The Road. Ghosts, ghouls, pirates, ninjas and a variety of other characters will fill the street on Friday October 31st as Canyon Road businesses once again welcome Trick-or-treaters. We will be one of many galleries with a pumpkin out front from 4-6 pm handing out candy to children in costume, and we look forward to seeing all the imaginative ideas that the next generation of artists bring to our door.

Bring the kids Trick or Treating along Canyon Road on Halloween, and enjoy some eye candy as you view the works of our artists.

Painting En Plein Air|The Canyon Road Paint Out&Sculpt Out

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October is a beautiful time of year in Santa Fe. The air has a crisp feel as it chills, and the mountains burst into color as the aspen leaves turn stunning shades of yellow and orange. It is against this backdrop that the Canyon Road Paint Out and Sculpt Out is held. Now in its seventh year, it is a beloved tradition in which artists from all over flock to The City Different to paint en plein air in front of galleries and with an eager public watching.

Here at Waxlander Gallery we are also eagerly preparing for this favorite fall event. Eleven of our artists will be joining us, filling the spaces in the sculpture garden and in the street in front of the gallery with canvasses and painting tools, and each brings their own unique style to their work.

CR secret event 300x300 Painting En Plein Air|The Canyon Road Paint Out&Sculpt OutSo what can you expect besides the chance to see some of your favorite artists at work? There will be a Festival parade at noon, featuring bands from several Santa Fe public schools. After that many groups will head to galleries along the road to perform. Then at 3 pm there is a secret event that will be held at Winterowd Fine Art and GF Contemporary.

Join us for all the festivities on Saturday October 18th from 10 am – 3 pm to see some of your favorite Waxlander artists painting live for the 7th Annual Canyon Road Paint Out & Sculpt Out

Woven | Suzanne Donazetti

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Silver Moon – Suzanne Donazetti

The process of weaving dates back thousands of years. Originally utilitarian in nature, it evolved over time. What started out as a process to make life easier with the creation of textiles, baskets and other goods soon became an outlet of artistic expression. Woven tapestries tell the stories and myths of history, rugs and kilims are canvases for expression, and the practical becomes a vehicle for deeper meaning.

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Wintergreen – Suzanne Donazetti

Suzanne Donazetti’s weavings also tell a story. Though painted copper is not a medium traditionally associated with woven art, the warp and weft of her metallic tapestries combine to convey a tale of place and color. “Whether it’s a piling under a bridge in a bay in Florida, or ocean waves, or a desert sunset or a moonrise over the mesa, I’m interested in the colors,” says Donazetti.

She paints her interpretation of what she sees directly onto the copper, then cuts and weaves it. “The weaving provides randomness to the design so that what was originally an abstract representation of the light as it moves across a landscape becomes fragmented and layered.”

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Sunrise Over The Sea – Suzanne Donazetti

The resulting pieces are sculptural tapestries; portraying the narrative of their inspiration, while also allowing for the viewer to interpret meanings of their own. The finished work displays a distorted checkerboard pattern where what was once two canvasses are joined to form a single work of art. They ripple slightly from the weaving, and the effect only adds depth to the story.

“Hopefully these pieces will provide moments of harmony and continuing interest for the viewer.”  

Join us for the opening of Suzanne Donazetti’s “Coming Home” on Friday October 10th from 5-7:30 pm, and see her newest works through October 20th.