Hello Friends,

Welcome to Artisan’s website!

Our website is an extension and reflection of what Artisan is as a company. We began on Canyon Road in Santa Fe in 1975. The current four owners all began as retail clerks and  have worked together for over 20 years. We have two retail stores in Santa Fe and Albuquerque that have employees who are mostly artists dedicated to their art and helping you with yours. Our website is competitively priced with other internet art material sites from much larger companies. Please visit our stores in Santa Fe or Albuquerque, call or click, and allow us an opportunity to earn your business.

Ron’s Palette

Thanks for making Expo GREAT…!

Wow! What a rush the Expo was. I know this sounds very “Santa Fe” but the vibe through the whole thing was incredible.

It started out with Chris Chickering’s great musical performance at the Vendor/Instructor party and continued thoughout the whole show. We had our best Expo in so many ways.

The workshop attendance was up over 30% and we had so many positive comments about the variety of classes and instructors. The Muse group offered free life drawing in the hallway and the vendor floor was packed all three days. The manufacturers all loved coming to Santa Fe and many said this was their favorite of all the consumer shows they attend because of the quality of artists they get to interact with.

Much gratitude goes out to Artisan’s great staff, my partners, the instructors, vendors and all the attendees for all adding their presence into the mix to make it such a positive show. Thanks goes out to Artist Magazine for co-sponsoring the show and giving the Expo national and international coverage.

We are constantly learning, changing and trying to improve the Expo so any feedback is always appreciated. After such a great rush…it takes me a while to get back to business as usual…so maybe I’ll just float a bit longer….


Budding Artist Update


Our Budding Artists – Katie Broyles & Jonah Hoffman – are busy into their school schedules, and working hard. This month we have some examples of Jonah’s latest works. Check them out here. We’ll have more holiday presence from our Budding Artists in December.

Cool Item of the Month

Fluid Watercolor Paper
…it’s cooool…!!

Come in the store and see the variety, and choose something that works for you.


Available Now at the Santa Fe store & SOON at the Albuquerque store.


Artisan Employee’s Art Gallery

We have such a creative group of employees and are very proud of them and their artwork. Check out the Artisan Employee’s Art Gallery homepage and let us know what you think.

Artist of the Month

Meet Raymond Nordwall.

Through my art, I want to inspire people to learn more about the Native cultures and their appreciation of nature. When I’m in a beautiful place, I can’t help to think about the Creator, and what He has given to us.

To see our past featured artists, go to Past Featured Artists

Take a Video Tour of our Santa Fe Store

Don’t worry, no driving involved!

Take a Video Tour of our Albuquerque Store

Sit back and enjoy the ride!

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