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414 Canyon Road
Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Join us at our beautiful Canyon Road gallery, located in the heart of historic Santa Fe! Mark White's kinetic wind sculptures populate the front and back gardens, creating an opportunity for reflection and meditation. 

Built in the 1700s, our gallery houses many mediums presented in new and exciting ways. View work by painters Javier Lopez-Barbosa, Ethan White, Mark White and Charles Veilleux. Our bold sculptors include jd Hansen, Ethan White and Mark White.

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News and current events at Mark White Fine Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

New Paintings! The Shoreline Series, by Mark White

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Just weeks into 2016, Mark White Fine Art is pleased and excited to announce a new body of semi-abstracted landscape oil paintings by Mark White collectively titled Shoreline.

Mark White, Dawn's Early Light I, oil on canvas, 20 x 24 inches, $2,400

Mark White, Dawn's Early Light I, oil on canvas, 20 x 24 inches, $2,400

In many ways, Mark's latest series contains elements of past creative pursuits. A predilection for vibrant color, visible brushstrokes, and meditative compositional structure is nothing new for this painter; on the other hand, Mark's focus on water and land - and specifically, the point at which they meet - is largely unprecedented in his previous bodies of work.

Mark White, Agua Caliente Pond, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches, $4,800

Mark White, Agua Caliente Pond, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches, $4,800

For this latest group of paintings, Mark experimented with a variety of artistic surfaces - from canvas to linen to wood panel - to explore relationships with texture and light. Ranging from sun-drenched pond scenes (see Agua Caliente Pond, above) to more abstracted works featuring striated bands of forest green and shimmering gold (see Colorado River Bank, below), Mark's newest paintings are both strikingly unique and tightly cohesive.

Mark White, Colorado River Bank, oil on panel, 30 x 30 inches, $4,500

Mark White, Colorado River Bank, oil on panel, 30 x 30 inches, $4,500

Mark White, Deep Shadows, oil on linen, 40 x 30 inches, $4,800

Mark White, Deep Shadows, oil on linen, 40 x 30 inches, $4,800

We hope you're as excited for this new body of work as we are! For more information on these and other new works, contact us at 505-982-2073 or via email at info@markwhitefineart.com

Our Top-selling Kinetic wind sculpture of 2015: The Counter-Revolving Iris!

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Well, the numbers are in! Mark White's most popular sculpture of 2015 is the Counter-Revolving Iris in purple and verdigris patina! 

Mark has been making this particular model for many years, and its appeal has been widespread since its inception. The verdigris bottom blades contrast beautifully with a top layer of shiny purple.

An image of the Counter-Revolving Iris in purple and verdigris from one of our lovely clients.

Let it SNOW - Our Kinetic Wind Sculptures Love Cold Weather!!

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Brrrrrr, baby, it's getting cold outside...! 

For many full-time Santa Fe residents, winter is the very best season. Take a look at our view of Canyon Road last January:

Pretty enchanting, right?!

Pretty enchanting, right?!

One of our gallery's most common questions goes something like this: "How the HECK will this thing hold up in the snow??" Our clients come from all over -- from Switzerland to Portugal -- and we want each and every one to rest assured that we've got you covered even in wintry climes. 

Mark White's Wind Ripples 12 kinetic sculpture in Red patina -- with a sugary snow coating!

Mark White's Wind Ripples 12 kinetic sculpture in Red patina -- with a sugary snow coating!

Santa Fe is located about 7,500 feet about sea level, and depending on how the Gods of Winter are feeling, we can get plenty of snowfall in our coldest months. Typically, our kinetics are just fine outdoors; we leave them out for the duration of the season - really, we do!

Here is Mark's lovely Counter-Revolving Iris sculpture in verdigris - with a generous covering of snow.

Here is Mark's lovely Counter-Revolving Iris sculpture in verdigris - with a generous covering of snow.

We like to say that YOU know your environment the best; if you know a huge storm is coming, you can very easily remove your sculpture, pole and all, from the supporting ground rod (the heavy steel rod that gets inserted into the earth and acts as your sculpture's "anchor") and put the whole kit 'n' caboodle in the garage for the duration of the storm. This can be helpful too for those folks who travel during the winters or are worried about leaving a sculpture outside during an extended vacation.

Our Orange Fusion patina 30" Trancer with a nice snowy topping.

Our Orange Fusion patina 30" Trancer with a nice snowy topping.

The bottom line? Don't be afraid to leave your sculpture out in the cold! 

Our Canyon Road sculpture garden turns into a Winter Wonderland come December

Our Canyon Road sculpture garden turns into a Winter Wonderland come December

More snowy sculptures

More snowy sculptures

Let it snow!

Let it snow!

Alexander Calder: Original Wind Art Enthusiast!

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It's no surprise that our gallery's Mark White is a huge fan of Alexander Calder (1898-1976), the American artist most famous for his mobile wind sculptures. Crafted of cut-out colored metal, wire, and other materials, Calder's fluid, hyper-delicate sculptures were markedly sensitive to environmental factors, like subtle breezes.

Alexander Calder (1898 - 1976), UNTITLED, painted metal and wire hanging mobile, 24 x 84 x 42 in., 1951

Alexander Calder (1898 - 1976), UNTITLED, painted metal and wire hanging mobile, 24 x 84 x 42 in., 1951

Calder's mobiles have a distinctively mid-century vibe, characterized by their sleek lines, bold coloration, and joyfully abstracted shapes.

Alexander Calder (1898-1976), Triple Gong, c. 1948, Brass, sheet metal, wire, and paint, 39 x 75 x 2 3/4 inches 

Alexander Calder (1898-1976), Triple Gong, c. 1948, Brass, sheet metal, wire, and paint, 39 x 75 x 2 3/4 inches 

A 1959 Calder mobile at JP Morgan Chase headquarters.

A 1959 Calder mobile at JP Morgan Chase headquarters.

He's certainly best known for his sculpture, but Calder worked in a number of materials and media. Some of his most captivating pieces, in fact, are arguable his graphics-heavy, primary color-saturated paintings and works on paper.

Work on paper, ca. 1945

Work on paper, ca. 1945

Work on paper, 1967

Work on paper, 1967

1974, Work on paper

1974, Work on paper

Calder worked with wire in multiple ways, experimenting with stationary, figurative works like this portrait of his friend and fellow artist, Joan Miró:

Or how about Calder's Elephant, from the late 1920s? It has an almost cave painting-like quality in its exaggerated form and stark, simple lines.

Or how about Calder's Elephant, from the late 1920s? It has an almost cave painting-like quality in its exaggerated form and stark, simple lines.

Calder contributed a number of large-scale sculptural works to public and private collections worldwide, like the following arching, monochromatic piece here:

ca. 1965, installed in Berlin

ca. 1965, installed in Berlin

Calder's Eagle, installed in Seattle. 

Calder's Eagle, installed in Seattle. 

Calder's Four Arches, 1974, installed in Los Angeles.

Calder's Four Arches, 1974, installed in Los Angeles.

Pretty inspiring, isn't it?

Gorgeous Fall in Santa Fe!

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Mark White Fine Art recently participated in Canyon Road's annual Paint-Out and Sculpt-Out event, a day-long celebration of art that features plein-air painting, sculpting, and hands-on demonstrations. Please check out our photos below!

The day was off to a gorgeous start, with dazzling blue skies and mild temperatures.

The day was off to a gorgeous start, with dazzling blue skies and mild temperatures.

One of our visiting painters, working on a beautiful mahogany horse oil-on-canvas in our garden.

One of our visiting painters, working on a beautiful mahogany horse oil-on-canvas in our garden.

Golden light predominates in October in Santa Fe.

Golden light predominates in October in Santa Fe.

Painter Bill Suys working on gorgeous vignette of Canyon Road in oil paint.

Painter Bill Suys working on gorgeous vignette of Canyon Road in oil paint.

Local painter Natalie working on a water lily painting in our front garden.

Local painter Natalie working on a water lily painting in our front garden.

A group of pretty wind sculptures in red and purple line the gallery's front walkway.

A group of pretty wind sculptures in red and purple line the gallery's front walkway.

A Very Special Commission Piece

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We are so happy our clients Beth and Tom are enjoying their Mark White sculpture Walking Man. Though Mark has made this piece in Stainless Steel, using an oxidized or rusted finish is different for him. We love how it turned out!!

The sculpture as it appears installed in clients' yard.

The sculpture as it appears installed in clients' yard.

The original Walking Man, finished in Stainless Steel.

The original Walking Man, finished in Stainless Steel.

West by Southwest: The Collaborative Art of Bobbi Bennett and Joan Scheibel

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Our newest body of artwork at Mark White Fine Art is a collaborative series of works by artists Bobbi Bennett and Joan Scheibel. Bennett is a photographer, who splits her time between California and New Mexico. Scheibel is based in California, where she has painted for years. The artists came together for a series of mixed media pieces that incorporate photographs and paintings, arranged side by side or on top of each other.

Home Away from Home

Home Away from Home

Purple Haze

Purple Haze

Ghost Rider

Ghost Rider

Ice

Ice

What do you think? See all the works by Bobbi Bennett and Joan Scheibel by clicking here.


Summer Color

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We're in the final few weeks of Summer 2015, and it's been great to meet so many new faces on Canyon Road - and to correspond via phone and email with so many of you as well! Take a peek at a few of Mark White's latest paintings. These four are all acrylic on wood panels. As always, we wish everyone could see these works in person, but for now these images will have to suffice!

Mark White, Violet Shadows, Acrylic on panel, 16" x 16"

Mark White, Violet Shadows, Acrylic on panel, 16" x 16"

Mark White, Out of the Woods, Acrylic on panel, 20" x 16"

Mark White, Out of the Woods, Acrylic on panel, 20" x 16"

Mark White, Day's Edge, Acrylic on panel, 16" x 16"

Mark White, Day's Edge, Acrylic on panel, 16" x 16"


In the News

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It was a lot of fun to open up the most recent issue of Santa Fean magazine, and see a sculpture by Mark White featured in a home tour!

There's Mark's Wind Ripples wind sculpture in Orange Fusion patina - right next to a Star York sculpture!

There's Mark's Wind Ripples wind sculpture in Orange Fusion patina - right next to a Star York sculpture!

Sample food and art over two nights - for only $35!

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We are already drooling in anticipation of this year's Edible Art Tour.

Santa Fe is the absolute perfect town for just this kind of event: what better way to showcase our uniquely fantastic art galleries, and our amazing restaurants?! This year's event is a two-day affair, spread out over the weekend of June 13 and 14. Mark White will be open for the June 13 day of the event from 5-8pm and we really hope you'll come say hi if you're around.

You can call us at 505-982-2073 to learn more about the event, or you can visit the official event website here. This year, we are partnering with local business Adobo Catering, a relationship that will allow our guests to sample bite-size foods and drinks while perusing the gallery.

Don't forget to buy tickets! For just $35, you can stroll around multiple Santa Fe arts districts and enjoy tastes and sights made available for just this one special weekend in June.

A Mark White "Orb" Sculpture... Down Under!

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It's thrilling for us to get photos and videos from our collectors! Ray, who lives in Melbourne, Australia, sent us these two videos of his Orb 6 moving in gentle winds. He writes, "You can hear bellbirds singing in the background - a constant refrain. You may also (just) be able to see a Koala in the eucalyptus tree above the Orb."

Fun and Fanciful New Sculptures at the Gallery!

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We are thrilled to have a new sculptor, Pokey Park, join our gallery on Canyon Road. Park was born and raised in Georgia, but has made her home in the American West for years. Of her incredibly detailed, marvelously animated bronze sculpture, Pokey has said "They are whimsical, with an edge."

Above are two sides of Pokey's sculpture Talvez Mañana. We're placing this reflective reptile outside in our front garden. Won't you come by and lounge with us? 

Bright new work by C.C. Opiela

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Colorado-based painter C.C. Opiela works in a variety of media; we've just received some selections of her horse and floral paintings, which incorporate both abstracted and figurative elements. Here are a few we're loving:

Time Traveler, 30" x 40"

Time Traveler, 30" x 40"

Painted Sketch (a triptych - each slender panel measures 6" x 60")  

Painted Sketch (a triptych - each slender panel measures 6" x 60")

 

Excalibur, 36" x 48"

Excalibur, 36" x 48"

A Beautiful Painting finds a Happy Home!

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We were thrilled to get a snapshot of a Mark White painting installed in the home of its new owners, Dr. Jerry Niederman and Cam Higginbotham of Oak Park, Illinois.

Pictured above is Cam Higginbotham with Mark White's painting Keys Reflections. We are so happy when clients share photos with us! 

Mark White, Keys Reflections, oil on panel, 60" x 48"

Mark White, Keys Reflections, oil on panel, 60" x 48"

Aspen Akimbo!

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The blazing blues of Mark White's Aspen Skies III are the perfect complement to a chilly Santa Fe day.

Mark White, Aspen Skies III, patina on engraved aluminum panel, 44" x 20"

Mark White, Aspen Skies III, patina on engraved aluminum panel, 44" x 20"

Wacky Winter Weather in Santa Fe

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Hi there! Not sure about you guys, but here in Santa Fe we've had snow, then rain, then 60 degrees, then snow again! It's all gorgeous... and it's all over the place :)

Two weekends ago we had some light snow...

Two weekends ago we had some light snow...

...and the very next weekend it felt like April!

...and the very next weekend it felt like April!

....And THEN we had more of this stuff!

....And THEN we had more of this stuff!

Under the Sea!

Mark White

Mark White's patina-on-metal paintings have us longing for warmer weather. Below are four pieces currently on view at our Canyon Road Gallery.

Gathering IV 

Gathering IV 

Glowing Palms

Glowing Palms

Passing IV

Passing IV

Go Fish

Go Fish