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Santa Fe, NM, 87501
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Sketchbook: A Group Exihibition


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Sketchbook: A Group Exihibition

  • Beals & Co. Showroom 830 Canyon Road Santa Fe, NM, 87501 United States (map)

Seeing sketchbooks gives the opportunity to learn something about a person's art that one wouldn't by viewing it on a white wall, reading a press release, or having a conversation at a typical studio visit. It can be a very intimate and somewhat of an invasive journey. You get to see where ideas were born that led to definitive series of works and abandoned ideas that lead to giggling all in the same place. While looking through several sketchbooks by one artist you can follow the progression of how their most current voice came to be, the dabbling in varying forms and schools that it took to get where they are today. 

You recognize reoccurring ideas that have woven themselves in and out of their work for many years in many ways. There is also a diary-like quality. Flipping through pages put you back where you were when you made the sketch or perhaps you have no idea how something ended up on the page. There can be evidence of life's hardships and turning points. The Beals & Co. Showroom Project Manager, Carly Jones, asked the artists to participate in her idea for the show and painter Frank Gonzales remarks ‘I’m excited and nervous to share my sketchbook with the public and anxious to see their response.’

All are welcome to attend the opening reception for Sketchbook. Viewers will be able to experience the artist's creative processes through the Sketchbook while seeing the finished product on the wall. Featured artists include painters Frank Gonzales, David Santiago, Petecia Le Fawnhawk, Aaron Herndon, Tim Kenney; Photographer Justin Britt and sculptors Upton Greyshoes Ethelbah and Tammy Garcia.

Frank Gonzales
Acrylic on Panel
12 x 12"
Hand bound Sketchbook
5 x 8"

A. Nigh Herndon
Landscapes Tightening the Window Frames - Contained Diptych
Fiberglass Screen, Digital Pigment Print, Belgian Linen & Unprimed Canvas
14 x 11"
Moleskine Japanese Album
5.5 x 8.5"

Justin Joseph Britt
Justin Side A: Light Rain
C - Print on Metallic Paper, Plexiglass
40 x 30"
Edition 1 of 6
Moleskine Black Page Album
8.5 x 11.5"

Tim Kenney
Heavenly Aspens
Oil on Canvas
30 x 40"
Tear Sheet Sketchbook
7 x 6"


Tammy Garcia
Untitled No. 16
Limited Edition Bronze
13.5 x 13.5" ea.
Tablet Sketchbook
6 x 8.5"
$5,100 ea.


David Santiago
Fig. A
Acrylic, Charcoal, India Ink & NARS Blush on Birch Panel
49.5 x 21.5"
Pocket Moleskine
6 x 4"

Upton Greyshoes Ethelbah
Vespers II
Utah Alabaster
24.5 x 14 x 5.5"
Framed Sketches
29 x 26"


Petecia Le Fawnhawk
Crystal Lovers
Graphite on 100 lb Rag Paper
40 x 30"
Shinola Sketchbook
8.5 x 6.5"


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