Our New Gallery Space

The gallery space, set up for a Shakespeare Reading Group.

The gallery space, set up for a Shakespeare Reading Group.

Our gallery space may have a humble, warehouse appearance, but it’s roomy, pleasant, and unique. We want to make it an inspirational, artistic place to visit. We call it “warehouse elegance.”

The space is made available by the International Shakespeare Center which uses it to host Shakespeare reading groups, presentations, performances, and other events. It’s also available for short-term rentals by other groups and individuals.

Our first gallery events are part of the International Shakespeare Center’s inaugural Santa Fe Summer Shakespeare, a three-month festival of performance and interactive events during June, July, and August (and running through the first part of September).

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This summer we will host three “Shakespeare” drawing events, called iDraw Shakespeare. They are scheduled on the second Thursday of June, July, and August, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (June 13, July 11, and August 8). See the specific calendar dates for event details.

Each of these three drawing sessions feature two models in Elizabethan costume. One model will take a one-hour pose while the other model takes a two-hour pose. There will be a 5-minute break every 20 minutes. You choose which model you want to draw, or change models during any 5-minute break.

Poses start promptly at 6:30 P.M., so you should arrive early enough to choose a spot and set up.

A Gallery Somewhere is located in the Shakespeare Reading Room, at 3209 Calle Marie, Suite A.

A Gallery Somewhere is located in the Shakespeare Reading Room, at 3209 Calle Marie, Suite A.

All levels of drawing experience are welcomed!
You do not have to be an experienced or skilled artist to participate in these drawing sessions. Other drawing groups facilitated by organizer/gallery director John Tollett are known for non-judgemental attitudes, lively conversation, and background music. Many drawers attend as much for the social interaction as for the artistic experience.

Fee: $10 cash at the door

Bring your own art supplies and a portable easel (if you want to use an easel).
Some artists prefer to use a smaller pad (or iPad) on their lap, or use two chairs (one for sitting; another, turned around, to support their drawing pad).
There are plenty of chairs available.
Dry media is preferred. If you want to use a water-based medium, bring a drop cloth to protect the floor beneath you.

No toxic chemicals, please.

For more information, contact John Tollett at jtcanvas@me.com