The iconic sign at the beginning of Canyon Road greets visitors.

Canyon Road

Holiday Art Gift Guide

by Lynn Cline

Each of the following Canyon Road galleries, members of the Canyon Road Merchants Association, offers unique gifts for holiday giving. Each participating gallery selected an item that might be of particular interest to our readers.

Globe Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Photography ©Globe Fine Art.
Kevin Box's sculpture Rock Paper Scissors
Photography ©Kay Contemporary Art.

GLOBE FINE ART

Ginnie Cappaert’s abstract landscapes whose colors and textures convey atmosphere and mood. By deftly layering, scraping and rebuilding cold wax, oil paints and mixed mediums, she creates singular, affordable works that convey peace, serenity and joy. 727 Canyon Road, 505-989-3888, globefineart.com

KAY CONTEMPORARY ART

Local artist Kevin Box’s Stone, Paper, ScissorsMini, based on the simple hand-gesture game played the world over, is sure to delight. It’s perfect for those seeking an unusual gift. 600 Canyon Road, 505-365-3992, kaycontemporaryart.com

A crow sculpture at Manitou Galleries
Photography ©Manitou Galleries.
Meyer Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Photography ©Meyer Gallery.

MANITOU GALLERIES

In every culture, the raven figures heavily in mythology, folklore and symbolism. Jim Eppler celebrates the raven in many of his sculptures, but Raven III E, a raven holding a bit of turquoise in its beak, is a particular favorite. 225 Canyon Road, 505-986-0440, manitougalleries.com

MEYER GALLERY

Santa Fe artist Fatima Ronquillo is known for playful paintings in which childlike figures act out narratives from mythology, literature and plays. Her painting techniques reflect classical European traditions, while her imagery blends elements from folklore, Spanish Colonial art and other cultural themes. 225 Canyon Road, 800-779-7387, meyergalleries.com

La Mesa of Santa Fe, New Mexico
Photography ©La Mesa of Santa Fe.
A table setting at Leslie Flynt in Santa Fe
Photography ©Leslie Flynt.

LA MESA OF SANTA FE

Inspired by his meandering river trips, Christopher Thomson forged Musings, a series of steel wall sculptures. Check out his colorful garden sculptures, “Blooms,” and his fireplace tool sets and home furnishings, also available at the gallery. 225 Canyon Road, 505-984-1688, lamesaofsantafe.com

LESLIE FLYNT

Folk art, jewelry, handcrafted furniture and decorative accessories are among the wonderful offerings that make outstanding gifts. The colorful shop brims with whimsy, textures and styles. 225 Canyon Road, 505-955-9901, leslieflynt.com

A painting by Marshall Noice
Photography ©Ventana Fine Art.
R. John Ichter's artwork.
Photography ©Thornwood Gallery.

VENTANA FINE ART

Marshall Noice’s paintings are his sensed response to things he sees in the natural world: the beauty, the color, the light. He knows a work is complete when it feels right, when there is nothing to be added, eliminated or altered. 400 Canyon Road, 505-983-8815, ventanafineart.com

THORNWOOD GALLERY

Artist R. John Ichter begins with a single layer of resin and then painstakingly applies up to ten alternating layers of acrylic and clear resin. The process is complete when he achieves the 3-D illusion of fish swimming in water. See his collection of 3-D fish and the works of over 50 other artists at Thornwood Gallery.555 Canyon Road, 505-428-0279, thornwoodgallery.com

Hijinks by Barbara Meikle Fine Art
Photography ©Barbara Meikle Fine Art.

BARBARA MEIKLE

This spirited burro sculpture by Barbara Meikle is an edition of 30, and each has a final splattering of paint over the bronze patina, creating a one-of-a-kind finish and making Hijinks the perfect gift for your sculpture-loving friends who appreciate a kick of color. 236 Delgado Street, 505-992-0400, meiklefineart.com

GIACOBBE-FRITZ FINE ART

Sandra Pratt uses palette knives to create bold statements of emotional expression in her romantic gestural landscapes. Her work is the perfect gift for individuals looking to bring the outdoors inside. 702 Canyon Road, 505-986-1156, giacobbefritz.com

Sandra Pratt's artwork
Photography ©Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art.
Dylan Martinez glass sculpture
Photography ©Winterowd Fine Art.
Printmaking at Hecho A Mano in Santa Fe
Photography ©Hecho A Mano.

WINTEROWD FINE ART

Dylan Martinez’s trompe l’oeil sculptures, made entirely of hot, sculpted glass, appear to be sealed, water-filled plastic bags, complete with rising bubbles. The smile-inducing gift that will be enjoyed year-round!701 Canyon Road,505-992-8878, fineartsantafe.com

HECHO A MANO

Hecho a Mano primarily showcases New Mexican and Mexican artists, including masters such as Tamayo, working in the mediums of printmaking, ceramics and jewelry. With many affordable editions to choose from, you’ll find something for every collector on your list.8 30 Canyon Road, 510-916-1341, hechoamano.org

Victoria Taylor-Gore's pastel painting
Photography ©Canyon Road Contemporary Art.

CANYON ROAD CONTEMPORARY ART

The soft, glowing colors in Victoria Taylor-Gore’s pastel painting, Sparkling, infuse a room with life and spirit. This radiant work invites viewers into cozy place filled with warmth and peace. 622 Canyon Road, 505-983-0433, canyoncontemporary.com

Snake pendant by Belle Brooke
Photography ©Rock + Feather.
Evelyn Boren's Winter Rancho de Taos.
Photography ©Acosta Strong Fine Art.

ROCK + FEATHER

This snake pendant by Santa Fe jewelry designer and metalsmith Belle Brooke, is handmade from 18k yellow-gold and blackened silver, and set with top-quality diamonds and a unique garnet cabochon. See the complete collection at Rock + Feather Gallery. 822 Canyon Road, 505-780-5270, rockandfeather.com

ACOSTA STRONG FINE ART

Acosta Strong Fine Art proudly feature a mixture of old and new – which includes American Western historic art, members of the Taos Society of Artists, the Cinco Pintores and other important twentieth-century Western contemporary artists. Above: Evelyne Boren’s impressionistic Winter Rancho de Taos. 200 Canyon Road,505-453-1825, acostastrong.com

Russian Dolls at Art of Russia
Photography ©Art of Russia.
A painting by Andrea Broyles
Photography ©Zatara Contemporary.

ART OF RUSSIA

Art of Russia Gallery is dedicated to sharing Russian art with American audiences. They offer a diverse collection of paintings from the former Soviet Union, contemporary art as well as works by international artists. 225 Canyon Rd #5, 505-466-1718, artofrussiagallery.com

ZATARA CONTEMPORARY

Zatara Contemporary features the finest in new contemporary art for the sophisticated collector. Gallery artists include Salina Vaughn, Andrea Broyles and Matt Gatton. Currently, gallery visits are by appointment. 616 Canyon Road, 808-425-1439, zataracontemporary.com

Nicole Pearson
Contributor

Originally from Lawrence, Kansas, Nicole came with her fiancé back to his hometown of Santa Fe after college. They have one son. Nicole has years of experience editing academic manuscripts for publication. She holds multiple degrees, including a BS in speech, language and hearing, and two master’s degrees in education. She loves hiking, camping, reading, collecting bronze sculptures, early mornings and any opportunity to watch live sporting events.

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