Artists line Canyon Road, painting in the spring air. Each is focused on creating an original work in a short period of time, all while visitors watch and mingle. It is the perfect opening to the summer art season. Passport to the Arts celebrates it’s fourth year this May with a weekend filled with Santa Fe’s finest art, music and more.
One of the most beloved events of the weekend is the Artist Quick Draw and Auction. Participating artists have just two hours to create an original work, and the resulting pieces are auctioned later that afternoon. We are proud to announce that six of our artists are planning to participate this year. You can see Andree Hudson, Patrick Matthews, Tracee Gentry-Matthews, Jami Tobey, Dominique Boisjoli and Sandy Keller painting out in front of the gallery on Saturday May 10th.
Mark your calendars to join us for the 4th Annual Passport to the Arts on May 8th and 9th.
6 Artists, 6 Styles
Each of our six artists will bring their own unique style to the Quick Draw. From powerful animals to captivating landscapes there will be something for everyone. So what can you expect to see from each of our participants?
Cowboy Up – Andree Hudson
Andree Hudson is known for her energetic and vivid paintings. Her works often include herds of horses or longhorn cattle, and she uses bright tones to accentuate the nuances of each subject. Whether she is painting animals or people she has the ability to give her works a sense of life.
The Daffodil Field – Patrick Matthews
Patrick Matthews is an avid outdoorsman, and he can often be found painting en plein air with his subject stretching to the horizon before him. In addition to his stunning landscapes he is known for his exuberant portrayals of the American flag.
The City Of Santa Fe – Tracee Gentry Matthews
Tracee Gentry-Matthews has a knack for finding the soul of a city and then capturing it in her vivacious works. Familiar landmarks, locations and ideals surrounding a city are combined onto a single canvas in a way that gives the viewer the feeling of understanding a place.
Poem Painting for Robert Frost – Jami Tobey
One of the hallmarks of a Jami Tobey piece are the large billowing clouds that float over the landscape. Swirls accented with contrasting color show off another of her trademarks: the mosaic style that each of her paintings displays.
A Peachy Day – Dominique Boisjoli
Dominique Boisjoli seeks to impart a sense of joy with her works, and her fresh bouquets of painted blooms are how she achieves this. Her use of reds and purples are meant to energize the senses and brighten any space.
Bejeweled 2 – Sandy Keller
Sandy Keller’s works have a natural depth that is a result of her process. She starts each piece with gesso, then uses diluted acrylics and layers of glaze to build anywhere from 30-50 layers. The finished paintings are complex and abstract.
Join us on Saturday May 9th to see these artists painting during the Passport To The Arts Quick Draw, then bid on their works later that same afternoon.