Artist in Residence Program at La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa

Experience the Arts in Santa Fe with Art Curator Receptions, Artists Painting in our Lobby, Gallery Collection Tours, Memoir Writing Classes and More

Known as “The Art Hotel of New Mexico”, La Posada was the first place to show and sell original art in public – decades before any galleries opened in Santa Fe. That program has thrived until the present day with an evolving gallery collection, Art Curator, art programs and more. La Posada is now proud to be a participant in the new citywide Santa Fe Artists in Residence program. 

Artists paint in our lobby on Thursdays and Saturdays from 4:00 pm -7:00 pm. 

Every Friday, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, join us for a chef’s reception, art talk by our art curator, Sara Eyestone, and optional gallery collection tour. 

The literary arts are also celebrated with memoir writing classes every Thursday morning from 8:45 am – 11:00 am in the Staab House. Just bring a pen and tablet – no experience necessary. 


Join these artists as they paint in the Lobby Thursdays and Saturdays from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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Sara Eyestone

Thursdays, November 9th through February

Sara Eyestone is both a highly accomplished artist and curator of the Gallery Collection at La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa. She paints in the lobby Thursdays from 4-7 pm from November 9th through February 22nd. Each Friday, from 4-7 pm, she hosts a complimentary chef’s reception, followed by an art talk and gallery tour. She also leads memoir writing classes on Thursdays from 8:45 – 11 am. 

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Betty Nance Smith

Saturday, November 18th | Saturday, December 16th | Saturday, February 17th

Betty Nance Smith is an award winning member of the prestigious Oil Painters of America. She paints from life and is known for her old masters style brushwork in her still life paintings of florals, fruits and vegetables and her sensitive, old-world portraits of children. 

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Sandra Place

Saturday, November 25th | Saturday, January 13th | Thursday, January 25th

Sandra Place attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago and is now a resident of New Mexico. Her pastel paintings reflect both the beauty of the state and her extensive travels to exotic lands.

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Darlene Olivia McElroy

Saturday, December 9th

Darlene Olivia McElroy demonstrates and discusses techniques she developed to create painted mixed media collages. This enormously gifted artist and author created the 2017 Zozobra poster.

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Adam Baker

Saturday, December 23rd | Saturday, February 10th

Adam Baker works primarily in oils, but explores other mediums as well. His paintings reflect the people and places of the rural western United States and often feature the rugged faces of ranchers, cowboys and miners

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Sally Delap John

Saturday, December 30th | Saturday, January 27th

Sally Delap John lives in the mountains in Truchas, New Mexico and it is this seemingly magical setting that inspires her work, primarily en plein air. Her paintings may be viewed throughout the original Staab House mansion at La Posada in the Rose Room, hallway and Card Room. 

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Elizabeth Rickert

Saturday, January 6th

Elizabeth Rickert’s work is brilliant and attracts attention from collectors from all over the world. These oil paintings of bold, gorgeous grasses, elegant roses, and sensitive bird’s nests are collector’s dreams and has made her one of the most popular artists in La Posada’s Gallery Collection. 

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Don Ward

Saturday, January 20th

Based in Taos, Don Ward is known for his enormous canvases that often feature expansive New Mexican skies. His work has been exhibited at numerous museums, is included in many private collections and always grace the walls of the La Posada lobby. He attended the prestigious Art Center College of Design in California.

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Kate Deal O'Donnell

Saturday, February 3rd

A love of art and gardening collectively come together to influence the aesthetics in the work of Kate Deal O’Donnell. Her gardens provide an abundance of colorful, luminous subjects, most recently resulting in a stunning iris series. She is a native of Los Alamos, New Mexico.

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Kathleen Frank

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Kathleen Frank is originally from California, where she earned a BA in Art and Design and Teachers Certificate. After teaching for years, she earned a MA in Printmaking from Pennsylvania State University. Since 2002, she has focused on New Mexico, becoming one of our most popular artists.

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