New Mexico Artist Retreat and Tour Spring 2020 May 28- June 7

New Mexico Artist Retreat and Tour Spring 2020 May 28- June 7

from 500.00

Fees (in USD)

Double Occupancy- $3950

Single Occupancy- $4950

Companion- $2880

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Join award-winning artist Jo Bertini on a 10 day painting adventure through the legendary landscapes of northern New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment. Abiquiu, Taos and Santa Fe are featured on the itinerary as well more historic villages and properties. Stunning landscapes, ancient native history and culture and a fascinating and enduring lineage of artists that have been drawn here from all over the globe make for an unbelievably rich experience that will feed your creative drive for years to come. The Spanish Colonial history of the region, beginning with Coronado’s Entrada in 1540, is still thriving in the villages, ranchos, and homes of New Mexico. Walk (and paint!) in the footsteps of Georgia O’Keeffe and soak in the views right out of her studio window that inspired many of her paintings. We’ll immerse ourselves in the monumental landscapes of the legendary Ghost Ranch made famous by her paintings. We will meet local artists and get a peek into their studios and, by the way, we’ll take a private tour through the legendary Taos Pueblo. The natives of Taos have lived in this very earthen fortress for, literally, hundreds of years- archaeologists believe the pueblo may date to 1000 AD! And they STILL live there, a veritable world treasure. Just talking about all this, I’m getting so excited to show you!

One-on-one mentoring with Jo, “en plein air” painting in once-in-a-lifetime settings, studio practice, amazing history and culture, fantastic food, local wine (yes, New Mexico grows excellent wine!) are all waiting for you! We’ve planned the perfect itinerary that highlights the incredibly rich landscape, history and culture, BUT- we’ve also allowed ample time to breathe, feel the beauty, reflect, discuss, paint, and just…be.

We offer rates with Double Occupancy, Single Occupancy and a special Companion rate if you want to bring along a spouse, partner or companion who is not participating in painting instruction and mentorship. Companions are of course welcome to sit in on any and all painting instruction sessions and fieldwork, we only ask that companions always be respectful and sensitive to the artists and the proceedings during painting/ instruction sessions.

A non-refundable deposit of $500.00 is required at time of registration to reserve your place, or you may pay in full. If you opt to pay the deposit, the remaining balance is due by February 28th, 2020. After February 28th, 2020, no payments can be refunded. For more info, email or call (505) 450-8361.

About Jo…

Jo Bertini is an award winning, established Australian artist. She is a painter, art educator, lecturer and writer. She is known internationally for her paintings and drawings of desert landscapes, people and animals. Her work has been acquired by private and public collections both nationally and internationally and is on display in many public art galleries, museums and institutions. She has a history of thirty years as a professional exhibiting artist. Her paintings have been curated in hundreds of solo, group and touring exhibitions, including exhibitions in Australia, China, Malaysia, USA and India. She has been widely published and reproduced and her work is included in films and television documentaries and programs. She has been awarded many art prizes, commissions and public art installations for museums, corporations and city councils and many unique international artist residencies. For ten years she worked as an Expedition Artist on scientific and ecological survey expeditions into the most remote and inaccessible desert regions of Australia. A published art book, ‘Fieldwork - Jo Bertini’ celebrates her long and intimate engagement with the Australian desert. She continues to focus her artistic interests on desert people and places, painting and working in some of the most remote and inaccessible desert regions of the world. More about Jo here.

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What’s Included

Transportation- We will pick up participants in Albuquerque at 11:00am, Thursday, May 28th at the Albuquerque Airport and/or designated meeting locations (i.e. hotel, etc.). Our shuttles will return to Albuquerque on Sunday, June 7th, ETA in Albuquerque is 11:00am. All transportation to and from scheduled itinerary is provided, as well.

Accommodations- Hotels accommodations are included.

Meals- There will be a Welcome Dinner and Reception on Day 1 and a Farewell Dinner on Day 10. Lunch is provided on Day 4 and 5. Full buffet breakfast is included during our stay at the Inn of the Governors in Santa Fe on days 8, 9, 10 and departure day. Water and snacks will be provided daily.

Museum Fees- All entrance fees to scheduled* museums and sites are included.

*if we decide, as a group, take the opportunity to add a site visit to our itinerary, you will be responsible for any additional fees if you choose to participate.

What’s Not Included

Meals are not included except as noted above.

Airfares are not included.

Travel and Health Insurance are not included. Participants are strongly urged to acquire Travel and Health Insurance.

Supplies are not included. Participants must provide all painting supplies and materials.