May Designated as Sculpture Month on Canyon Road
For Immediate Release, Santa Fe, NM – May has been designated Sculpture Month on historic Canyon Road by the Canyon Road Merchants Association highlighted by Sculpture and Garden tours on Memorial Weekend. Participating galleries are Acosta Strong Fine Art, Art House - Thoma Foundation, Barbara Meikle Fine Art, Canyon Road Contemporary, Convergence Gallery, Dominique Boisjoli Fine Art, Freeman Gallery, Gallery 901, GF Contemporary, Globe Fine Art, GVG Contemporary, Hunter-Kirkland Contemporary, James Roybal Fine Art, La Mesa of Santa Fe, Luca Décor, Manitou Galleries – Canyon Road, Mark White Fine Art, New Concept Gallery, Owen Contemporary, Pippin Contemporary, Romancing the Stone, Sage Creek Gallery, Selby Fleetwood Gallery, Ventana Fine Art, ViVO Contemporary, and Wiford Gallery.
Memorial weekend (May 25th and 26th), galleries will present various programs/ presentations including demonstrations and discussions by sculptors about processes, developing design ideas for large-scale sculpture in site specific settings, finishes, the lost wax process and more. During the same weekend, visitors will have the opportunity to stroll through the many beautiful sculpture gardens of participating galleries.
Canyon Road, once a rural neighborhood of small farms scattered along an old Indian trail prior to the founding of Santa Fe in 1610 has evolved into a walkable art destination. Over 75 galleries occupy a mere half mile and offer work ranging from traditional realism and impressionism, to abstraction, expressionism, and contemporary realism. In addition to painting and sculpture, many galleries represent glass, ceramic, jewelry, and fiber artists, as well as historic and contemporary Native arts of the southwest.
The Canyon Road Merchants Association sponsors four events in 2019. May is Sculpture Month and May 10th and 11th is the 8th Annual Canyon Road Spring Art Festival, October 18th and 19th is the 12th Annual Canyon Road Paint/Sculpt Out and December 13th is the 3rdAnnual Canyon Road Block to Block pARTy. Check the Visit Canyon Road website for more information.