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

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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.