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Fact & Affect – realism and the subjective

Artists committed to academic-realist painting skills do not always use them to depict the factual. Argos presents two realist painters, Zienna Brunsted Stewart and Vahn Phan, who portray the deeply subjective. Reception: Friday October 26th, 5:30 – 7:30 Exhibit: October 26 thru November 18th Preview the exhibit here

Eli Levin – Nudes

Eli Levin has published a new book through Sunstone Press that surveys his struggle with the nude as an art form. The book is an almost unique example of a painter critiquing his own fifty-five year body of work on the subject of the nude. This exhibit displays work from across thirty-five years, taken from […]

Full Disclosure

The Tuesday Night Drawing Group’s fifth annual push-pin exhibit of drawings. The Tuesday Night Drawing Group is Santa Fe’s longest-running artists-model drawing group. It originated in Eli Levin’s studio in 1969, and now meets weekly at Argos Studio/Gallery. By tradition, it is a short-pose format and is open to anyone. Opening Reception: Friday, March 23rd, 6:00–8:00 […]

2017 historical prints exhibit

The Nude – A Survey in Prints Our 2017 historical prints exhibit focuses on the nude. Kenneth Clark writes that the nude is not a subject in art so much as it is an art form, invented in ancient Greece, with its own systematic visual language. This exhibit surveys images of the nude, dating from the […]

Bob Richardson – Paintings and Drawings

Behind the Scenes – Paintings and drawings by Bob Richardson that explore personality through figure and portrait. Go here to preview the exhibit. Reception: Friday, September 22nd, 6:00–8:00 Exhibit: September 22nd through October 15th

Ryder Studio Exhibit at Argos

Most modern-day art centers in the U.S. can point to their atelier-style schools of realism, and in Santa Fe we have the Ryder Studio. Argos is pleased to present its annual exhibit of work by both students and instructors. These exhibits are opportunities for the public to regain an appreciation of the commitment realist artists […]

The Tuesday Night Drawing Group Push-Pin Exhibit

The Tuesday Night Drawing Group was started by Eli Levin in 1969 and has met continuously since then. This week it presents its yearly, self-curated push-pin exhibit of drawings from the live model. Go here for details and a preview of the images. Reception: Friday, March 27th, 6pm – 8pm Exhibit: March 27th through April 20th

Annual December historical prints exhibit

Fine-art printmakers have often been motivated to work in print cycles, or in looser series of thematically related imagery. This exhibit explores the tradition across five centuries and twenty artists, beginning with Albrecht Durer and his print cycle of woodcuts known as the “Small Passion”. Robert Bell curated the exhibit from his collection of fine art […]

XPOSED – Tuesday Night Drawing Group

  The Tuesday Night Drawing Group presents its yearly, self-curated push-pin exhibit of work from the live model. Go here for more info and a preview of the images. Reception: Friday, June 17th, 6pm – 8pm Exhibit: June 17th through July 3rd