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Sandi J. Ludescher

Joined Artfinder: June 2013

Artworks for sale: 151

(2)

United States

About Sandi J. Ludescher

 
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  • Biography

    NOTE: Some of my paintings are available as very affordable unlimited edition art prints and on other merchandise, like tote bags, shower curtains, pillows, wallpaper, etc. I’m adding more items all the time. If you are interested, please visit my store at Society6 dot com / SandiLudescher.

    They do not sell my originals. If you are interested in a work that is no longer visible in my Artfinder store, please contact me as to its status. Some of my other work is available on my website.  I also publish a blog post on the first day of every month on my website.

    I began painting when I was about 13 and sold my seascapes right on the beaches of California. Now, I live near Santa Fe, New Mexico and, sometimes, sell my paintings right off my easel when I paint plen aire along the road. I've also lived in Central America and Eastern Europe where I worked as a journalist and photojournalist. But, painting has always been my passion. When I'm not painting, I play harp professionally, much of it for hospice patients. Music has also been a big part of my life since I was a little girl. I play several other instruments to an advanced level. It's influence is evident in my artwork.
    For painting, I'm drawn to that nebulous quality of light that the Land of Enchantment is famous for--trying to capture it in paint is like trying to catch a moonbeam.

    The incredible beauty and variations of the human form also speaks deeply to me; and, as a colorist, I have a special fascination with the phenomena of not using any "flesh" tones but stacking up color to fool the eye into seeing "flesh-color."
    My contemporary influences are  Chuck Close, Lucien Freud, Jerome Witkin, Steve Hanks, Fernando Botero, Jenny Saville and Angus MacPherson.
    Many of my pieces have social commentary or humor embedded into them. Other people have compared some of my work to Phillip Pearlstein, Lucian Freud, Jenny Seville and James Ensor.I love to work large and in series.
    I also prefer my art to show the evidence of my hand, not just in the painting but in all aspects of making a painting, even by stretching my own canvas and gessoing. 
    I also love printmaking and creating handmade books.
     My work is in collections in Tokyo, Toronto, England, Laguna Beach, Washington, D.C, Seattle and Spokane, Washington, to name a few. I've been featured on calendars and magazines with a worldwide circulation.

     I'm a  member the Rio Grande Art Association, Drawing Society of New Mexico and Urban Sketchers.

    Four of my paintings are being considered for purchase for the state of New Mexico Permanent Collection.

    NOTE TO MY COLLECTORS AND FOLLOWERS:

    Any money that you pay for shipping that I do not use for that purpose, I will refund to you. 

    If you purchase an unframed piece that you would like to have framed before you receive it, I am happy to get a quote for you. All of my framing is top quality and archival and done to museum standards by a qualified, experienced professional. 

    Are you buying a gift? Please let me know and I will be happy to wrap it appropriately and ship it directly to them with a personal note.

     Please contact me for private painting commissions. Thanks for taking the time to view my work. Enjoy!

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  • Education

    2015 - 2015

    New Mexico Art League

    2002 - 2006

    University of New Mexico

  • Awards

    2020

    Amy Ringholz Art Award grant

    Entrants capped at 100. Six grants awarded. I was one this year....😀

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    2020

    People’s Choice Award

    Women’s Work show at Ghost Wolf Gallery

    2019

    Honorable mention

    Encantada, 2019...Te Amor Siempre ( Love You Forever), from my Dia de los Muertos series

    2017

    Purchase of three paintings considered for the State of New Mexico Permanent Collection

    Three of my El Dia de los Muertos paintings are being considered for purchase by the State of New Mexico. This is part of the 1% for Art required for government buildings.

    The works will be considered for two years.

    2016

    First Place

    "Early Journey" online art show, New Mexico Watercolor Society. The painting was "Meditation."

    2016

    Featured on a Nitram Arts video

    https://youtu.be/Yb23HHX7YqA

    Yep, I'm both the musician and the artist!!

    2016

    Featured in East Mountain Living Magazine

    The magazine did a feature story on me and my paintings.

    2015

    Recognition

    I was recently recognized by the "International Federation of Women Artists" for my skill and achievements.

    2015

    Second Place- Encantada 2015 art show

    The seond place ribbon and cash prize was awarded to my painting "She Dreams of Everything She Is."
    This is an annual regional, juried show sponsored by the Rio Grande Art Association.
    This is my first participation.

    2014

    First place-watercolors

    For "Four Turkeys" at the Albuquerque Pridefest Art Show, May 30-31, 2014.

    2005

    Nathaniel Moore Memorial Scholarship

    University of New Mexico, College of Fine Arts scholarship for painting.

    1992

    Volunteer of the Year

    United Way-teaching art to homeless children

    1992

    Washington (state) Governor's Art Achievement Award nomination

    For teaching art to street kids, homeless kids and jail populations.

    1988

    Certificate of Excellence

    Colorado Springs National Exhibition
  • Upcoming Events

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    Previous events

    Event: Dia de los Muertos show

    Dates: Sept. 14, 2021 - Nov. 16, 2021

    Venue: Roswell Art Museum, Roswell, New Mexico

    This is an invitational small group show curated around and including my Dia de los Muertos series.

    Event: In Celebration

    Dates: Oct. 16, 2020 - Nov. 15, 2020

    Venue: Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos, New Mexico

    This will be a very large solo show featuring my Dia de los Muertos series. It will encompass all gallery space at Fuller Lodge. Come in Day of the Dead makeup!!

    Event: On the Surface

    Dates: June 18, 2020 - July 16, 2020

    Venue: Attleboro Arts Museum, 86 Park St., Attleboro, MA

    This is a national juried group show. It was supposed to be a physical show but has moved to online due to the pandemic. It extremely honored to be in this show.

    Event: Exhibiting Artist

    Dates: March 20, 2020 - March 20, 2021

    Venue: Bratton Hall, University of New Mexico Law Library gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    This is a highly competitive program, formerly known as the Artist-in-Residence program.” My work will be showcased from 2020 through 2021.

    Event: Healing Power of Art 2020

    Dates: Feb. 20, 2020 - April 20, 2020

    Venue: Manhattan Arts International, New York City, NY United States

    My work, Meditation, was given a Merit Award in this show.

    Event: Dia de los Muertos Invitational

    Dates: Nov. 2, 2019 - Nov. 23, 2019

    Venue: South Broadway Cultural Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Annual, invitational show featuring work and retablos themed around Dia de los Muertos

    Event: Encantada 2019

    Dates: Oct. 4, 2019 - Oct. 28, 2019

    Venue: NM EXPO, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    A juried, prestigious group show. One of my paintings received an honorable mention.

    Event: Practice

    Dates: July 2, 2019 - July 31, 2019

    Venue: Durango Arts Cente, Durango, Colorado

    This was an invitational exhibition and sale for work that had been done during direct observation of a live model.

    Event: From Our Mountain To Yours

    Dates: Nov. 15, 2018 - Jan. 9, 2019

    Venue: Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos, New Mexico

    This is a show with my featured works shared with fellow artist and friend, Betty Lehnus.

    Event: Encantada

    Dates: Oct. 5, 2018 - Oct. 30, 2018

    Venue: NM EXPO, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    This is a large, well-respected annual group show.

    Event: Women’s Work

    Dates: March 2, 2018 - March 31, 2018

    Venue: GhostWolf Gallery, Old Town, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    A juried show of 31 women artists in celebration of Women in the Arts.
    This is my second year of being invited.

    Event: Buy art, save a pet

    Dates: Oct. 21, 2017 - Nov. 18, 2017

    Venue: La Cumbre Brewery, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Benefit show for Animal Humane New Mexico.
    4 paintings—one recent that has never been shown before—“Channeling Georgia “ and 2 framed lithographs

    Event: Flora

    Dates: Oct. 20, 2017 - March 31, 2018

    Venue: Vibrance, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Seven of my floral pieces—oils and watercolor—a few never shown before. Large works.

    Event: Limited Edition 2017

    Dates: July 14, 2017 - July 31, 2017

    Venue: New Mexico Art League, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    A juried show of prints.

    Event: Encantada

    Dates: July 1, 2017 - July 31, 2017

    Venue: NM EXPO, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    This is an annual regional prestigious show for oil and acrylic paintings.

    Event: Wild!

    Dates: May 19, 2017 - June 30, 2017

    Venue: GhostWolf Gallery, Old Town, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    This is a group show to benefit endangered wildlife--and to create more awareness of their plight.

    Event: Women's Work

    Dates: March 18, 2017 - April 8, 2017

    Venue: GhostWolf Gallery, Old Town, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Juried show of 17 women artists in celebration of Women in the Arts

    Event: Women's Work

    Dates: March 9, 2017 - April 28, 2017

    Venue: Old Court House Art Gallery and Center, Woodstock, Illinois

    This is a prestigious annual show of original artwork juriedby very respected and prestigious judges.

    My oil painting, "She Dreams of Everything She Is" was accepted to this year's show.

    Event: Early Journey

    Dates: Dec. 3, 2016 - Feb. 3, 2017

    Venue: New Mexico Watercolor Society, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    This is their first online juried show. Two of my watercolors were chosen: "Georgia in Kansas" and "Meditation."

    Event: Members Fall Show

    Dates: Dec. 3, 2016 - Feb. 14, 2017

    Venue: Rio Grande Art Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    This is a group show of members work, using the space at Sacred Arts Gallery, St Makrk's Episopal Church, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

    My two works, "Almost Home" and "Pond View"--both oil on canvas and custom framed, are included in this show.

    Event: Juried Fine Art Exhibition

    Dates: Nov. 4, 2016 - Dec. 14, 2016

    Venue: The Gallery at Studio J, Denver, Colorado

    This is a prestigious show in the fine arts district of Denver, Colorado.
    My watercolor, "Here Comes the Sun," was chosen for inclusion.

    Event: Born to be Wild!

    Dates: Aug. 6, 2016 - Sept. 30, 2016

    Venue: Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos, New Mexico

    This was a group show featuring artwork that matched the theme and title of the show. My lithographic print, "4z's for Z," was included in this show.

    Event: Encantada 2016

    Dates: July 1, 2016 - July 28, 2016

    Venue: NM EXPO, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    This is an annual regional prestigious show for oil and acrylic paintings.

    Event: Exposed

    Dates: June 17, 2016 - July 3, 2016

    Venue: Argos Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

    This is show of work done in an open studio setting with a live model. All work for the show had to be executed during a specific Tuesday night group. This show culminates in a published volume highlighting the pieces in the show.

    Event: Summer Exhibition

    Dates: June 11, 2016 - Aug. 28, 2016

    Venue: Jewish Cultural Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    This is a members-only show staged at a very busy community building that is important to our community. All of the work is watercolor. Two of my paintings--"Georgia in Kansas" and "Lily Pond View" will be in this show.

    Event: The Art of the Flower

    Dates: June 11, 2016 - July 9, 2016

    Venue: New Mexico Art League, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    This is an annual regional show in a very nice venue. My oil painting,"Pond View" was invited.

    Event: Gateway to Imagination National Art Show

    Dates: May 7, 2016 - July 9, 2016

    Venue: Farmington Museum, Farmington, New Mexico

    This is an annual national juried show at a large museum. There were 450 entries from 33 states. They chose 112, representing 25 states. My large recent watercolor, " Here Comes the Sun'" was one of them.

    Event: Pulse!

    Dates: May 7, 2016 - July 31, 2016

    Venue: Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos, New Mexico

    This was a really cool show that featured artwork that had been inspired by music. There was a link to the song that inspired the artwork next to the artwork. When you scanned it, the song played on your smartphone. I had three pieces in this show: "Guitarman," "Just Whistle!" and "The Beat Goes On."

    Event: In Admiration of the Figure

    Dates: April 1, 2016 - April 30, 2016

    Venue: Gallery 606, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    This is a group show that I am organizing to showcase artwork done during open studio sessions working from a live model. There will be no photography, but every other media will eligible.
    Albuquerque and Santa Fe have a wealth of these sessions available to many fantastic artists. This is the first time in Albuquerque that their talents and work will be available for public viewing.

    Event: Master Works 2016

    Dates: April 1, 2016 - April 30, 2016

    Venue: NM Expo, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    This is a large, prestigious annual show. It is a cooperative show between three of the art associations in New Mexico concerning pastels, watercolor and oil/acrylic painting.
    Each organization is given wall space for 47 works of art. Approximately 20% who apply are invited. An artist may have a maximum of two works in the show.
    My oil painting, "Homage," was chosen for this year's exhibition.

    Event: First Anniversary Invitational Show

    Dates: March 3, 2016 - March 31, 2016

    Venue: Gallery 606, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    This is an invitational show of the artists that have been showcased during the first year Gallery 606 was open. It is a birthday party, of sorts.

    Event: Limited Edition

    Dates: Jan. 26, 2016 - March 5, 2016

    Venue: New Mexico Art League, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    An exhibition of prints of all sorts

    The opening reception is Saturday, February 6, 2016, 5-7:30 pm,

    3409 Juan Tabo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Event: Paint the Ballet 2

    Dates: Nov. 11, 2015 - Nov. 28, 2015

    Venue: Hotel Andaluz, Albuquerque, New Mexico


    This is a show of artwork created by artists working with a professional dance company co-operatively. Thirty-six visual artists participated. The idea is to create a higher profile for both the dancers and the artists.

    There will be a reception featuring dancers posing and the artists painting them during the reception.

    Event: Recent Works

    Dates: Nov. 4, 2015 - Dec. 12, 2015

    Venue: Gallery 606, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    This is a two-person show--my work and the gallery owner's. It will feature some of my oils and watercolors, with no particular theme in mind. Some of the work has never been shown before.
    The opening is Friday, November 6th and will be listed in Albquerque Artscrawl.

    Event: New Mexico Watercolor Society Fall Show

    Dates: Oct. 4, 2015 - Oct. 25, 2015

    Venue: NM EXPO, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    A juried, annual group show held at the Fine Arts Gallery at NM EXPO. My painting, "Outta Gas' will be there.

    Event: Biologique

    Dates: Oct. 2, 2015 - Oct. 31, 2015

    Venue: New Mexico Art League, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    This group features art work inspired by the patterns of nature. My newest watercolor, "Meditation,' was chosen for the show. It is of water lilies.

    Event: New Mexico Watercolor Society Members Fall Show

    Dates: Aug. 16, 2015 - Oct. 30, 2015

    Venue: Jewish Community Center of Greater Albuquerque, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    My watercolors," Chief Eagle's Coup" and "Corn Woman's Task" will be part of this show.

    Event: Encantada 2015!

    Dates: July 10, 2015 - July 28, 2015

    Venue: NM EXPO, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    This is an annual group art show of regional artists that work in mediums that don't require being framed under glass or plexiglass--like oils and acrylics.
    It is a very large and respected show.
    I have three works participating: "She Dreams of Everything She Is"
    'Just Whistle"
    "Dance!"

    Event: RGAA Summer Exhibition

    Dates: June 30, 2015 - Aug. 14, 2015

    Venue: Jewish Community Center of Greater Albuquerque, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    This is a Rio Grande Art Association membership show. It is for work that is shown on a wall and not under glass. My three works are in oil on canvas: "Gimme Shelter," "Channeling Georgia," and "The Beat Goes On."

    Event: ABQ Pridefest 2015

    Dates: June 12, 2015 - June 13, 2015

    Venue: NM EXPO, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    This is the 39th annual art show held in conjunction and opening the month-long celebration of LGBT Pride.
    It is a pop up show--lasting only 24 hours.
    I had four paintings in it--two oils: "Playing Lizzie Taylor" and "The Beat Goes On"

    Event: Nude Nite-Tampa

    Dates: March 5, 2015 - March 7, 2015

    Venue: Broom Factory, 3606 E 4th Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33605

    This is a juried show that specializes in transforming a raw factory in to a sophisticated pop up gallery. The industrial venue showcases the beauty of the nude in stunning contrast and enhances A cash bar, catered food, live music.

    Event: Paint the Ballet

    Dates: Nov. 6, 2014 - Dec. 31, 2014

    Venue: New Mexico Art League, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    This show is a cooperative effort between New Mexico Ballet and 36 visual artists. The intent is to benefit both the dancers and the artists through heightened visibility within the community. The dancers posed for the models and the artists also attended a class and rehearsal. The works in the show are the results.
    Many of these paintings have also been featured at the studio where the dancers study and rehearse.
    I have three pieces in the show: "Spartacus," "Antoinette," and "Dance!."

    Event: 26th Annual Fine Arts Show

    Dates: Oct. 3, 2014 - Oct. 12, 2014

    Venue: Annual Fine Arts Show, Old San Ysidro Church, Corrales, New Mexico

    The proceeds from this show goes to preserve and maintain this historic landmark. It is no longer used for worship but for weddings and cultural events.
    Three of my paintings will be in the show: Up Close and Personal, an oil on gessoed paper; Sanctuary, a watercolor; and, Four Turkeys, a watercolor.

    Event: The Elegant Nude

    Dates: Sept. 23, 2014 - Nov. 1, 2014

    Venue: The Gallery at the Watershed, Eugene, Oregon

    This national show was juried by former rock star Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship.) Mypainting "Three Nudes" was chosen.

    Event: Artist Showcase

    Dates: Sept. 2, 2014 - Dec. 1, 2014

    Venue: Artist's Showcase, Hotel Andaluz, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    "August Sky," a large ( 35" x 70") oil painting will be showcased in this beautiful historic and restored hotel in downtown Albuquerque.

    Event: August Sky

    Dates: Sept. 1, 2014 - Dec. 1, 2014

    Venue: Artist's Showcase, Hotel Andaluz, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    A large, 35.5" x 7-0," oil on canvas of a New Mexico during the rainy season.

    Event: ABQ Pridefest 2014

    Dates: May 30, 2014 - May 31, 2014

    Venue: NM EXPO, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    The show opens events, activities and celebrations of Gay Pride month.

    My paintings--Up Close and Personal, My Gioconda, Portrait of a Nude Dancer, Nude Dancers and "Four Turkeys" participated. I won first place in watercolors for "Four Turkeys."

    Event: Artist's Showcase

    Dates: May 1, 2014 - Aug. 1, 2014

    Venue: Hotel Andaluz, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Four or five of my paintings were chosen to showcase, Native American and landscape scenes.
    I will also be featured in an "Artists in Action" where I will be painting "live" during a champagne and hors d oeuvre reception. The space will be shared with one other artist.

    Event: Male Man:Women Artists Depicting Men

    Dates: May 1, 2014 - May 30, 2014

    Venue: Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, California

    I have three paintings showcased in the video portion of this show: 1) Hard Day's End, 2) Guitarman; and 3) Playing Lizzie Taylor

    Event: Portrait of a Nude Dancer

    Dates: Feb. 7, 2014 - March 30, 2014

    Venue: Nudes Downtown 2014, Astoria, Oregon

    What is the dancer contemplating in this captured moment?

    Event: "Voices Against Racism"

    Dates: June 1, 1990 - June 30, 1990

    Venue: Peace and Justice League, Vancouver, British Columbia

    Oil painting, " Our Daily Bread."

    Event: ArtWalk

    Dates: May 1, 1990 - May 31, 1990

    Venue: The Garden Restaurant and Galery, Sandpoint, Idaho

    watercolors and oils

    Event: Solo Exhibition

    Dates: Oct. 1, 1989 - Oct. 31, 1989

    Venue: Interplayers Theatre Gallery, Spokane, Washington

    mixed media, watercolors and oils

    Event: Solo Work

    Dates: July 1, 1989 - July 31, 1989

    Venue: Waldsdorf Gallery, Ridpath Hotel, Spokane, Washington

    watercolors and oils

    Event: "Read Between the Lines"

    Dates: April 1, 1989 - April 30, 1989

    Venue: Riverpark Square, Spokane, Washington

    Watercolors

    Event: "Women in Washington's History" Invitational Centennial Exhibit

    Dates: March 1, 1989 - March 31, 1989

    Venue: Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington

    two oil paintings: "Centennial Mother and Child" and "Baskets for Sale."

    Event: Art Wyoming

    Dates: Dec. 1, 1988 - Dec. 16, 1988

    Venue: Cheyenne Center for the Arts, Cheyenne, Wyoming

    2 watercolors

    Event: Grand Opening Exhibition

    Dates: Oct. 8, 1988 - Nov. 15, 1998

    Venue: Picture This! Gallery, Spokane, Washington

    watercolors and oils

    Event: "41st Annual National Watercolor Exhibition"

    Dates: Sept. 1, 1988 - Sept. 16, 1988

    Venue: Colorado Springs Art Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado

    3 watercolors

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Education

2015 - 2015

New Mexico Art League

2002 - 2006

University of New Mexico


Awards

2020

Amy Ringholz Art Award grant

Entrants capped at 100. Six grants awarded. I was one this year....😀

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2020

People’s Choice Award

Women’s Work show at Ghost Wolf Gallery

2019

Honorable mention

Encantada, 2019...Te Amor Siempre ( Love You Forever), from my Dia de los Muertos series

2017

Purchase of three paintings considered for the State of New Mexico Permanent Collection

Three of my El Dia de los Muertos paintings are being considered for purchase by the State of New Mexico. This is part of the 1% for Art required for government buildings.

The works will be considered for two years.

2016

First Place

"Early Journey" online art show, New Mexico Watercolor Society. The painting was "Meditation."

2016

Featured on a Nitram Arts video

https://youtu.be/Yb23HHX7YqA

Yep, I'm both the musician and the artist!!

2016

Featured in East Mountain Living Magazine

The magazine did a feature story on me and my paintings.

2015

Recognition

I was recently recognized by the "International Federation of Women Artists" for my skill and achievements.

2015

Second Place- Encantada 2015 art show

The seond place ribbon and cash prize was awarded to my painting "She Dreams of Everything She Is."
This is an annual regional, juried show sponsored by the Rio Grande Art Association.
This is my first participation.

2014

First place-watercolors

For "Four Turkeys" at the Albuquerque Pridefest Art Show, May 30-31, 2014.

2005

Nathaniel Moore Memorial Scholarship

University of New Mexico, College of Fine Arts scholarship for painting.

1992

Volunteer of the Year

United Way-teaching art to homeless children

1992

Washington (state) Governor's Art Achievement Award nomination

For teaching art to street kids, homeless kids and jail populations.

1988

Certificate of Excellence

Colorado Springs National Exhibition

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Previous events

Event: Dia de los Muertos show

Dates: Sept. 14, 2021 - Nov. 16, 2021

Venue: Roswell Art Museum, Roswell, New Mexico

This is an invitational small group show curated around and including my Dia de los Muertos series.

Event: In Celebration

Dates: Oct. 16, 2020 - Nov. 15, 2020

Venue: Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos, New Mexico

This will be a very large solo show featuring my Dia de los Muertos series. It will encompass all gallery space at Fuller Lodge. Come in Day of the Dead makeup!!

Event: On the Surface

Dates: June 18, 2020 - July 16, 2020

Venue: Attleboro Arts Museum, 86 Park St., Attleboro, MA

This is a national juried group show. It was supposed to be a physical show but has moved to online due to the pandemic. It extremely honored to be in this show.

Event: Exhibiting Artist

Dates: March 20, 2020 - March 20, 2021

Venue: Bratton Hall, University of New Mexico Law Library gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico

This is a highly competitive program, formerly known as the Artist-in-Residence program.” My work will be showcased from 2020 through 2021.

Event: Healing Power of Art 2020

Dates: Feb. 20, 2020 - April 20, 2020

Venue: Manhattan Arts International, New York City, NY United States

My work, Meditation, was given a Merit Award in this show.

Event: Dia de los Muertos Invitational

Dates: Nov. 2, 2019 - Nov. 23, 2019

Venue: South Broadway Cultural Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Annual, invitational show featuring work and retablos themed around Dia de los Muertos

Event: Encantada 2019

Dates: Oct. 4, 2019 - Oct. 28, 2019

Venue: NM EXPO, Albuquerque, New Mexico

A juried, prestigious group show. One of my paintings received an honorable mention.

Event: Practice

Dates: July 2, 2019 - July 31, 2019

Venue: Durango Arts Cente, Durango, Colorado

This was an invitational exhibition and sale for work that had been done during direct observation of a live model.

Event: From Our Mountain To Yours

Dates: Nov. 15, 2018 - Jan. 9, 2019

Venue: Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos, New Mexico

This is a show with my featured works shared with fellow artist and friend, Betty Lehnus.

Event: Encantada

Dates: Oct. 5, 2018 - Oct. 30, 2018

Venue: NM EXPO, Albuquerque, New Mexico

This is a large, well-respected annual group show.

Event: Women’s Work

Dates: March 2, 2018 - March 31, 2018

Venue: GhostWolf Gallery, Old Town, Albuquerque, New Mexico

A juried show of 31 women artists in celebration of Women in the Arts.
This is my second year of being invited.

Event: Buy art, save a pet

Dates: Oct. 21, 2017 - Nov. 18, 2017

Venue: La Cumbre Brewery, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Benefit show for Animal Humane New Mexico.
4 paintings—one recent that has never been shown before—“Channeling Georgia “ and 2 framed lithographs

Event: Flora

Dates: Oct. 20, 2017 - March 31, 2018

Venue: Vibrance, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Seven of my floral pieces—oils and watercolor—a few never shown before. Large works.

Event: Limited Edition 2017

Dates: July 14, 2017 - July 31, 2017

Venue: New Mexico Art League, Albuquerque, New Mexico

A juried show of prints.

Event: Encantada

Dates: July 1, 2017 - July 31, 2017

Venue: NM EXPO, Albuquerque, New Mexico

This is an annual regional prestigious show for oil and acrylic paintings.

Event: Wild!

Dates: May 19, 2017 - June 30, 2017

Venue: GhostWolf Gallery, Old Town, Albuquerque, New Mexico

This is a group show to benefit endangered wildlife--and to create more awareness of their plight.

Event: Women's Work

Dates: March 18, 2017 - April 8, 2017

Venue: GhostWolf Gallery, Old Town, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Juried show of 17 women artists in celebration of Women in the Arts

Event: Women's Work

Dates: March 9, 2017 - April 28, 2017

Venue: Old Court House Art Gallery and Center, Woodstock, Illinois

This is a prestigious annual show of original artwork juriedby very respected and prestigious judges.

My oil painting, "She Dreams of Everything She Is" was accepted to this year's show.

Event: Early Journey

Dates: Dec. 3, 2016 - Feb. 3, 2017

Venue: New Mexico Watercolor Society, Albuquerque, New Mexico

This is their first online juried show. Two of my watercolors were chosen: "Georgia in Kansas" and "Meditation."

Event: Members Fall Show

Dates: Dec. 3, 2016 - Feb. 14, 2017

Venue: Rio Grande Art Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico

This is a group show of members work, using the space at Sacred Arts Gallery, St Makrk's Episopal Church, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

My two works, "Almost Home" and "Pond View"--both oil on canvas and custom framed, are included in this show.

Event: Juried Fine Art Exhibition

Dates: Nov. 4, 2016 - Dec. 14, 2016

Venue: The Gallery at Studio J, Denver, Colorado

This is a prestigious show in the fine arts district of Denver, Colorado.
My watercolor, "Here Comes the Sun," was chosen for inclusion.

Event: Born to be Wild!

Dates: Aug. 6, 2016 - Sept. 30, 2016

Venue: Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos, New Mexico

This was a group show featuring artwork that matched the theme and title of the show. My lithographic print, "4z's for Z," was included in this show.

Event: Encantada 2016

Dates: July 1, 2016 - July 28, 2016

Venue: NM EXPO, Albuquerque, New Mexico

This is an annual regional prestigious show for oil and acrylic paintings.

Event: Exposed

Dates: June 17, 2016 - July 3, 2016

Venue: Argos Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

This is show of work done in an open studio setting with a live model. All work for the show had to be executed during a specific Tuesday night group. This show culminates in a published volume highlighting the pieces in the show.

Event: Summer Exhibition

Dates: June 11, 2016 - Aug. 28, 2016

Venue: Jewish Cultural Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico

This is a members-only show staged at a very busy community building that is important to our community. All of the work is watercolor. Two of my paintings--"Georgia in Kansas" and "Lily Pond View" will be in this show.

Event: The Art of the Flower

Dates: June 11, 2016 - July 9, 2016

Venue: New Mexico Art League, Albuquerque, New Mexico

This is an annual regional show in a very nice venue. My oil painting,"Pond View" was invited.

Event: Gateway to Imagination National Art Show

Dates: May 7, 2016 - July 9, 2016

Venue: Farmington Museum, Farmington, New Mexico

This is an annual national juried show at a large museum. There were 450 entries from 33 states. They chose 112, representing 25 states. My large recent watercolor, " Here Comes the Sun'" was one of them.

Event: Pulse!

Dates: May 7, 2016 - July 31, 2016

Venue: Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos, New Mexico

This was a really cool show that featured artwork that had been inspired by music. There was a link to the song that inspired the artwork next to the artwork. When you scanned it, the song played on your smartphone. I had three pieces in this show: "Guitarman," "Just Whistle!" and "The Beat Goes On."

Event: In Admiration of the Figure

Dates: April 1, 2016 - April 30, 2016

Venue: Gallery 606, Albuquerque, New Mexico

This is a group show that I am organizing to showcase artwork done during open studio sessions working from a live model. There will be no photography, but every other media will eligible.
Albuquerque and Santa Fe have a wealth of these sessions available to many fantastic artists. This is the first time in Albuquerque that their talents and work will be available for public viewing.

Event: Master Works 2016

Dates: April 1, 2016 - April 30, 2016

Venue: NM Expo, Albuquerque, New Mexico

This is a large, prestigious annual show. It is a cooperative show between three of the art associations in New Mexico concerning pastels, watercolor and oil/acrylic painting.
Each organization is given wall space for 47 works of art. Approximately 20% who apply are invited. An artist may have a maximum of two works in the show.
My oil painting, "Homage," was chosen for this year's exhibition.

Event: First Anniversary Invitational Show

Dates: March 3, 2016 - March 31, 2016

Venue: Gallery 606, Albuquerque, New Mexico

This is an invitational show of the artists that have been showcased during the first year Gallery 606 was open. It is a birthday party, of sorts.

Event: Limited Edition

Dates: Jan. 26, 2016 - March 5, 2016

Venue: New Mexico Art League, Albuquerque, New Mexico

An exhibition of prints of all sorts

The opening reception is Saturday, February 6, 2016, 5-7:30 pm,

3409 Juan Tabo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Event: Paint the Ballet 2

Dates: Nov. 11, 2015 - Nov. 28, 2015

Venue: Hotel Andaluz, Albuquerque, New Mexico


This is a show of artwork created by artists working with a professional dance company co-operatively. Thirty-six visual artists participated. The idea is to create a higher profile for both the dancers and the artists.

There will be a reception featuring dancers posing and the artists painting them during the reception.

Event: Recent Works

Dates: Nov. 4, 2015 - Dec. 12, 2015

Venue: Gallery 606, Albuquerque, New Mexico

This is a two-person show--my work and the gallery owner's. It will feature some of my oils and watercolors, with no particular theme in mind. Some of the work has never been shown before.
The opening is Friday, November 6th and will be listed in Albquerque Artscrawl.

Event: New Mexico Watercolor Society Fall Show

Dates: Oct. 4, 2015 - Oct. 25, 2015

Venue: NM EXPO, Albuquerque, New Mexico

A juried, annual group show held at the Fine Arts Gallery at NM EXPO. My painting, "Outta Gas' will be there.

Event: Biologique

Dates: Oct. 2, 2015 - Oct. 31, 2015

Venue: New Mexico Art League, Albuquerque, New Mexico

This group features art work inspired by the patterns of nature. My newest watercolor, "Meditation,' was chosen for the show. It is of water lilies.

Event: New Mexico Watercolor Society Members Fall Show

Dates: Aug. 16, 2015 - Oct. 30, 2015

Venue: Jewish Community Center of Greater Albuquerque, Albuquerque, New Mexico

My watercolors," Chief Eagle's Coup" and "Corn Woman's Task" will be part of this show.

Event: Encantada 2015!

Dates: July 10, 2015 - July 28, 2015

Venue: NM EXPO, Albuquerque, New Mexico

This is an annual group art show of regional artists that work in mediums that don't require being framed under glass or plexiglass--like oils and acrylics.
It is a very large and respected show.
I have three works participating: "She Dreams of Everything She Is"
'Just Whistle"
"Dance!"

Event: RGAA Summer Exhibition

Dates: June 30, 2015 - Aug. 14, 2015

Venue: Jewish Community Center of Greater Albuquerque, Albuquerque, New Mexico

This is a Rio Grande Art Association membership show. It is for work that is shown on a wall and not under glass. My three works are in oil on canvas: "Gimme Shelter," "Channeling Georgia," and "The Beat Goes On."

Event: ABQ Pridefest 2015

Dates: June 12, 2015 - June 13, 2015

Venue: NM EXPO, Albuquerque, New Mexico

This is the 39th annual art show held in conjunction and opening the month-long celebration of LGBT Pride.
It is a pop up show--lasting only 24 hours.
I had four paintings in it--two oils: "Playing Lizzie Taylor" and "The Beat Goes On"

Event: Nude Nite-Tampa

Dates: March 5, 2015 - March 7, 2015

Venue: Broom Factory, 3606 E 4th Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33605

This is a juried show that specializes in transforming a raw factory in to a sophisticated pop up gallery. The industrial venue showcases the beauty of the nude in stunning contrast and enhances A cash bar, catered food, live music.

Event: Paint the Ballet

Dates: Nov. 6, 2014 - Dec. 31, 2014

Venue: New Mexico Art League, Albuquerque, New Mexico

This show is a cooperative effort between New Mexico Ballet and 36 visual artists. The intent is to benefit both the dancers and the artists through heightened visibility within the community. The dancers posed for the models and the artists also attended a class and rehearsal. The works in the show are the results.
Many of these paintings have also been featured at the studio where the dancers study and rehearse.
I have three pieces in the show: "Spartacus," "Antoinette," and "Dance!."

Event: 26th Annual Fine Arts Show

Dates: Oct. 3, 2014 - Oct. 12, 2014

Venue: Annual Fine Arts Show, Old San Ysidro Church, Corrales, New Mexico

The proceeds from this show goes to preserve and maintain this historic landmark. It is no longer used for worship but for weddings and cultural events.
Three of my paintings will be in the show: Up Close and Personal, an oil on gessoed paper; Sanctuary, a watercolor; and, Four Turkeys, a watercolor.

Event: The Elegant Nude

Dates: Sept. 23, 2014 - Nov. 1, 2014

Venue: The Gallery at the Watershed, Eugene, Oregon

This national show was juried by former rock star Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship.) Mypainting "Three Nudes" was chosen.

Event: Artist Showcase

Dates: Sept. 2, 2014 - Dec. 1, 2014

Venue: Artist's Showcase, Hotel Andaluz, Albuquerque, New Mexico

"August Sky," a large ( 35" x 70") oil painting will be showcased in this beautiful historic and restored hotel in downtown Albuquerque.

Event: August Sky

Dates: Sept. 1, 2014 - Dec. 1, 2014

Venue: Artist's Showcase, Hotel Andaluz, Albuquerque, New Mexico

A large, 35.5" x 7-0," oil on canvas of a New Mexico during the rainy season.

Event: ABQ Pridefest 2014

Dates: May 30, 2014 - May 31, 2014

Venue: NM EXPO, Albuquerque, New Mexico

The show opens events, activities and celebrations of Gay Pride month.

My paintings--Up Close and Personal, My Gioconda, Portrait of a Nude Dancer, Nude Dancers and "Four Turkeys" participated. I won first place in watercolors for "Four Turkeys."

Event: Artist's Showcase

Dates: May 1, 2014 - Aug. 1, 2014

Venue: Hotel Andaluz, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Four or five of my paintings were chosen to showcase, Native American and landscape scenes.
I will also be featured in an "Artists in Action" where I will be painting "live" during a champagne and hors d oeuvre reception. The space will be shared with one other artist.

Event: Male Man:Women Artists Depicting Men

Dates: May 1, 2014 - May 30, 2014

Venue: Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, California

I have three paintings showcased in the video portion of this show: 1) Hard Day's End, 2) Guitarman; and 3) Playing Lizzie Taylor

Event: Portrait of a Nude Dancer

Dates: Feb. 7, 2014 - March 30, 2014

Venue: Nudes Downtown 2014, Astoria, Oregon

What is the dancer contemplating in this captured moment?

Event: "Voices Against Racism"

Dates: June 1, 1990 - June 30, 1990

Venue: Peace and Justice League, Vancouver, British Columbia

Oil painting, " Our Daily Bread."

Event: ArtWalk

Dates: May 1, 1990 - May 31, 1990

Venue: The Garden Restaurant and Galery, Sandpoint, Idaho

watercolors and oils

Event: Solo Exhibition

Dates: Oct. 1, 1989 - Oct. 31, 1989

Venue: Interplayers Theatre Gallery, Spokane, Washington

mixed media, watercolors and oils

Event: Solo Work

Dates: July 1, 1989 - July 31, 1989

Venue: Waldsdorf Gallery, Ridpath Hotel, Spokane, Washington

watercolors and oils

Event: "Read Between the Lines"

Dates: April 1, 1989 - April 30, 1989

Venue: Riverpark Square, Spokane, Washington

Watercolors

Event: "Women in Washington's History" Invitational Centennial Exhibit

Dates: March 1, 1989 - March 31, 1989

Venue: Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington

two oil paintings: "Centennial Mother and Child" and "Baskets for Sale."

Event: Art Wyoming

Dates: Dec. 1, 1988 - Dec. 16, 1988

Venue: Cheyenne Center for the Arts, Cheyenne, Wyoming

2 watercolors

Event: Grand Opening Exhibition

Dates: Oct. 8, 1988 - Nov. 15, 1998

Venue: Picture This! Gallery, Spokane, Washington

watercolors and oils

Event: "41st Annual National Watercolor Exhibition"

Dates: Sept. 1, 1988 - Sept. 16, 1988

Venue: Colorado Springs Art Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado

3 watercolors


 

Biography

NOTE: Some of my paintings are available as very affordable unlimited edition art prints and on other merchandise, like tote bags, shower curtains, pillows, wallpaper, etc. I’m adding more items all the time. If you are interested, please visit my store at Society6 dot com / SandiLudescher.

They do not sell my originals. If you are interested in a work that is no longer visible in my Artfinder store, please contact me as to its status. Some of my other work is available on my website.  I also publish a blog post on the first day of every month on my website.

I began painting when I was about 13 and sold my seascapes right on the beaches of California. Now, I live near Santa Fe, New Mexico and, sometimes, sell my paintings right off my easel when I paint plen aire along the road. I've also lived in Central America and Eastern Europe where I worked as a journalist and photojournalist. But, painting has always been my passion. When I'm not painting, I play harp professionally, much of it for hospice patients. Music has also been a big part of my life since I was a little girl. I play several other instruments to an advanced level. It's influence is evident in my artwork.
For painting, I'm drawn to that nebulous quality of light that the Land of Enchantment is famous for--trying to capture it in paint is like trying to catch a moonbeam.

The incredible beauty and variations of the human form also speaks deeply to me; and, as a colorist, I have a special fascination with the phenomena of not using any "flesh" tones but stacking up color to fool the eye into seeing "flesh-color."
My contemporary influences are  Chuck Close, Lucien Freud, Jerome Witkin, Steve Hanks, Fernando Botero, Jenny Saville and Angus MacPherson.
Many of my pieces have social commentary or humor embedded into them. Other people have compared some of my work to Phillip Pearlstein, Lucian Freud, Jenny Seville and James Ensor.I love to work large and in series.
I also prefer my art to show the evidence of my hand, not just in the painting but in all aspects of making a painting, even by stretching my own canvas and gessoing. 
I also love printmaking and creating handmade books.
 My work is in collections in Tokyo, Toronto, England, Laguna Beach, Washington, D.C, Seattle and Spokane, Washington, to name a few. I've been featured on calendars and magazines with a worldwide circulation.

 I'm a  member the Rio Grande Art Association, Drawing Society of New Mexico and Urban Sketchers.

Four of my paintings are being considered for purchase for the state of New Mexico Permanent Collection.

NOTE TO MY COLLECTORS AND FOLLOWERS:

Any money that you pay for shipping that I do not use for that purpose, I will refund to you. 

If you purchase an unframed piece that you would like to have framed before you receive it, I am happy to get a quote for you. All of my framing is top quality and archival and done to museum standards by a qualified, experienced professional. 

Are you buying a gift? Please let me know and I will be happy to wrap it appropriately and ship it directly to them with a personal note.

 Please contact me for private painting commissions. Thanks for taking the time to view my work. Enjoy!

 
 
 
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