Friday, October 14, 2011

Upcoming Juried Show

CONTEMPORARY SOUTHWEST REALISM at Arroyo Gallery on Canyon Road in Santa Fe


- Entry Deadline: October 15, 2011

- 10 finalists will be selected for our November Juried Group Show, from which a GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected by JAMIE MARKLE, Publisher and Editorial Director, FW MEDIA.

- GRAND PRIZE: A one- person show May 2012 at Arroyo, Canyon Road’s first fine art gallery!

Artist is invited to attend the opening and reception of the May show, scheduled reception and opening 5-7pm, May 4th. Show to run through May 23, 2012.

A 5- night stay May 1- 6, 2012 is included for the winner at Fairmont Heritage Place El Corazon de Santa Fe (no cash value).

Contact Arroyo directly for details.

JUROR for the grand prize is JAMIE MARKLE, PUBLISHER & EDITORIAL DIRECTOR of FW MEDIA- including Southwest Art Magazine and The Collector's Guide, among many other publications.

Monday, October 10, 2011

EAI National Juried Show Winners

The Juried Exhibition opening was very impressive to view and there was a wonderful turn out of patrons and artists. We were impressed with the juried artists that made the trip to be part of the show from Illinois, California, Colorado, and Arizona. Thanks to all of you who were able to attend, your presence definitely helped make this show a success.

Linda Durham, the juror took 2 hours to carefully pick Best of Show and Award of Excellence. She said it was very difficult to choose the winners from such a wide range of talent.

The winners are:
Best of Show - Linda Fillhardt (New Mexico)
Award of Excellence - Heidi Sussman (New Jersey)

The show remains up through the end of October.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

National Exhibition Opens at EAI

NATIONAL EXHIBITION OPENS AT EAIThe Encaustic Art Institute (Institute) opens its first national juried exhibition Saturday, October 8th, with a reception in its Pyramid Gallery from 1:00 - 6:00 PM.

Juror for the exhibition was noted gallery owner Linda Durham, who helped establish contemporary art in Santa Fe. For more than 30 years, she owned and operated Durham Contemporary Art Gallery. Durham selected 40 paintings by 29 artists for the premier exhibition of what will become an annual national encaustic exhibition at the Institute.

Selected artists come from eleven states and are predominately women. Represented are Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington. Durham will award Best of Show and Award of Excellence cash prizes for the exhibition.

New Mexico artists represented in the exhibition include Albuquerque residents Molly Geissman, Kate Palmo, Harriette Tsosie and Frederick Yost; Farmington resident Michael Billie; Santa Fe residents Guy Baldovi, Linda Fillhardt, Barbara Gagel, Sherry Ikeda, Teena Robinson, and Cherry Whitener Rohe; and Taos resident Paula Verona.

The Institute is located at 18 County Road 55 A (General Goodwin Road), Cerrillos, NM. Take the historic Turquoise Trail--Highway 14--south from Santa Fe or north from Albuquerque. Look for the signs and flag.

Those who miss the opening reception can visit the exhibition weekends from 1:00 - 6:00 PM or by appointment through the end of October. Call 505/424-6487.

For more information about the non profit Encaustic Art Institute, visit: and