Santa Fe artist Susan Cornish works in the tradition of the painter-printmaker, moving between and mingling both worlds of technique. Her work focuses on the New Mexico landscape with a rhythmic, symbolic language of shape, line and color.

Argos is pleased to present an exhibit of etchings, monotypes and mixed-media work on paper by Susan Cornish. Go to Events Listing to preview the exhibit.

Reception: Friday June 27th, 5:30 – 7:30

Exhibit: June 27th thru July 13th


The Ryder Studio offers advanced training in drawing and painting from life. Its atelier setting is evocative of the 19th century French Academy. Argos’ exhibit of work by Studio faculty and students runs another two weeks, through May 2nd. A sampling of the exhibit is here: .


If you missed Robert Bell’s walk-through tour at the opening of the exhibit, he will reprise it on Monday, Dec. 30, at 7pm. The exhibit explores the many connections between Whistler and the art scene he encountered in Paris and London at the turn of the century. Few artists cut as colorful a figure as Whistler, or were at the center of as many good stories. Bell gives a highly entertaining 50-minute presentation.

Please RSVP at (505) 988-1814. The exhibit closes January 4th.


Whistler is one of the more colorful figures in the history of art. This exhibit presents a collection of Whistler’s original prints, in context with work by his contemporaries. This showing is the eighth in Argos Gallery’s series of exhibits of historical original prints from the collection of Robert Bell. Bell will offer a tour of the exhibit with commentary, on the Saturday after the opening. Please go here for more information.


Work on paper means different things to different artists. This exhibit shows work on paper by four artists regularly exhibiting at Argos, in context with the paintings and prints they are better known for. Go here for exhibit pages of the work of Thayer Carter, Whitman Johnson, Eli Levin, Sarah McCarty.

Opening: Friday, October 25th, 5 – 7:30pm, 1211 Luisa St. (at Cordova Rd.)

Exhibit: October 25th through November 22nd


Eli Levin will appear on New Mexico PBS’ Colores program today, Friday 7/26 at 9pm. The interview can also be viewed online. More information is at:


It’s Eli’s 75th birthday. We celebrate with a survey exhibit of sixty of his etchings spanning fifty-three years, and fifteen new paintings in his signature bar-scene theme. By most measures, Eli Levin is Santa Fe’s best-known artist. You’re invited to the party.

Reception Friday June 14th, 5-8pm.
Exhibit June 14th thru July 7th.

Preview the exhibit at


Eli will talk about the history of etching, about his career as a printmaker, and give a walking tour of his exhibit of etchings at the Harwood Museum in Taos, on Sunday April 28th at 1:00pm. The Talk is free with the price of admission to the Museum.

Eli’s exhibit opened on Feb. 9 and will run through Sunday May 5th. View the exhibit here.

Eli Levin has worked in intaglio printmaking all his career, since 1965. He has hosted an etching group at his studio since 1981, open to the local community, and taught many artists to work in the various intaglio techniques.

Levin began his career in New Mexico with a visit to Taos, staying a few doors down Ledoux Street from the Harwood Museum, nearly fifty years ago.


The portrait-prints exhibit has been held over through Friday, Jan. 11th. Continuing interest is high, partly due to excellent press in the Albuquerque Journal and the Santa Fe New Mexican (“…museum-caliber and should not be missed.” –Douglas Fairfield, Pasatiempo 12/28/12).

We’ve decided to close the exhibit with a guided tour by the owner of the collection Robert Bell, on Friday the 11th, 5:30-7:00. Bob will discuss the nearly 500-year history spanned by the 151 artworks on hand, and the intricate relationships therein between artists and techniques. A sampling of images is here.

The setting will be informal, but please RSVP so we can plan: 505-988-1814 or The exhibit is at our Studio on Luisa St. Hope to see you there.


Robert Bell delivers another in a series of historical print exhibits at Argos Gallery, from his extensive collection. This year, we survey portraits and self-portraits throughout the 500-year history of Western printmaking. From Durer to Jasper Johns, Bell’s selection of more than 150 prints is a rich fabric of cross-influences and self-referencing, playing from one artist to another, one era to another.

The exhibit opens on Friday, December 7th, 4:30-7:00pm.

Bell delivers a lecture on the exhibit Saturday, December 8th, 3pm,
at Argos Studio, 1211 Luisa Street, 505-988-1814. Please RSVP, reserved seating.