The Three Muses Drawing Extravaganza that we've been planning for a couple of months happened last Saturday night at the Center for Contemporary Art (CCA) in Santa Fe. Three models posing simultaneously for four hours. I don’t have the official attendance numbers, but there were between 35 and 40 participants. Great models, lots of drawings, and everyone seemed to be very happy with the event. Drawing after hours in a huge gallery space was a special treat.
Half way through the event we had a 20-minute break during which several of us put one of our drawings up on a magnetic wall. So now I can claim that I exhibited at the Muñoz Waxman Gallery on October 25, 2014. For a couple of hours.
Attendance continues to be near capacity at our Tuesday night drawing group with 14 artists showing up last night. After struggling all night with mediocre sketching efforts, I ditched the idea of trying to do a “good” drawing and just went for “bold and stylized.”
I'm getting some drawings ready for a show of nudes early next year. I might include some charcoal-on-newsprint originals, but most pieces will be images that originated as charcoal-on-newsprint life drawings, enhanced digitally, then made into limited edition prints on paper, canvas, or aluminum.
Meanwhile, a big life drawing event happens this Saturday in Santa Fe at the Center for Contemporary Art, in the Munoz Waxman Gallery: Three Muses Drawing Extravaganza.
Three models, 4 hours, with light refreshments, $18/artist.
Around 45 artists have responded so it should be a great event. It might be the first of its kind in Santa Fe, as far as I know. I've been to all-day events like this in London, with a dozen or more models posing at once.
So, I hereby proclaim Santa Fe to be the London of the Southwest.
For more information about the CCA event, visit Argos Gallery's Three Muses web page.
Since joining the Tuesday Night drawing group three years ago, other artists occasionally would say “Do you remember Raven? He moved to New York and is modeling there.”
I had this image of a wild and crazy guy with a great body, an interesting if not weird character who was a great model. When the model walked in to the gallery’s drawing space last Tuesday night I thought “Wow, interesting character. Braided beard. Wire-rimmed glasses. Muscular body. Tattoos.” Yep, Raven. He’s in town temporarily and was filling in for a regular model who had to cancel.
Excellent model and an interesting evening of great poses. I mean, come on . . . the braided beard alone is pretty cool.