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While on your visit to Santa Fe….

Take a scenic drive up Bishop's Lodge Road to Shidoni Gallery

We invite you and your friends to visit Shidoni, a truely unique gallery in Santa Fe. Shidoni has an eight acre sculpture garden and two indoor galleries

Be sure to ask about the ‘Convenient Payment Program’ as a way to purchase your new piece of art



Shidoni's Sculpture Supply Store has a large number of hand tools, armatures and wire, calipers and other essentials available for sale.

Sculpting Tools
Armature Kits and Wire
Oil Based Sculpting Clay
Shidoni's own blend of Casting Wax
Victory Brown Wax
Sprue Wax
Mold Making Supplies
Patina Chemicals
Safety Supplies

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Spring is coming. This is a season of renewal and so Shidoni is happy to be bringing back an old event to our Galleries. Shidoni will be starting up Second Saturdays again. More information on that below.

We are also still hosting our February Collector's Event. You have a little more time left to get that particular piece you have always wanted at a discount. Most work is 20-50% off.

Also, don't forget to check out our featured artist this month, Lawrence M. Ludtke. We are welcoming into our Galleries seven pieces straight from the foundry and have set up a beautiful display for your enjoyment.

Select Highlights from the February Collector's Event!

Through the end of February many pieces are 20-50% off.

William Allen
Small Dragonfly
Galvanized Steel and Copper
8 1/2 x 38 1/2 x 32 inches

Denise Williams
The Space Between Time
18 x 24 x 3/4 inches

McCreery Jordan
Time Traveler

Shidoni Presents Second Saturdays!

Come on out to Shidoni on March 8th for a day of arts education, snacks, and fun.

From 10-11:30 Kate Reightley will be talking about her process to make art come alive. From inspiration, to final product find out how an original sculpture is started.

Kate Reightley
Flamenco Spirit
10 x 9 x 8 inches

Afterwards, head down to the foundry to see the bronze pour and do a self guided tour of the Foundry to see how an original piece is transformed from it's original medium into a bronze.

Viewing the bronze pour at the Foundry is free if you mention you heard about the Second Saturday event in this email.

Kate Reightley
The Cantankerous Raven
22 1/2 x 13 x 24 1/2 inches
Featured Artist
Lawrence M. Ludtke

Lawrence M. Ludtke
Ball Four
19 x 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches

Lawrence M. Ludtke
I Got It, I Got It!
20 x 11 x 5 inches

Mr. Lawrence M. Ludtke was a fellow in the National Sculpture Society, a member of the Coppini Academy of Fine Arts and a corresponding member of the Royal Academy of British Sculptors.

His portrait and figurative sculptures are represented in prominent institutions across the United States, such as the United Air Force Academy, Johns Hopkins Medical School, Rice University, Texas A & M University, CIA Headquarters at Langley, Virginia, The Portrait Gallery of the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, and The White House.

He fulfilled commissions of famous personalities, including Presidents Reagan, Kennedy & Johnson, Winston Churchill, General Robinson Risner, John Wayne, Martha Mitchell, General "Wild Bill" Donovan, Babe Didrickson Zaharias, Governor John Connally, & General Sam Houston.

The artist also created significant liturgical art, the most notable being a life-size pieta for St. Mary's Seminary in Houston, and a Christ and Child for a pioneer Methodist church in San Antonio. In 1991 Ludtke completed twenty-two portrait heads in bronze of the Founders of the new American Quarter Horse Foundation in Amarillo. He also created bronze panels depicting the seven Congressional Medal of Honor winners from Texas A & M University for their new Corps of Cadets Center, and a seven-foot bronze of General Earl Rudder, president of Texas A & M University and hero of the Cliffs of Normandy.

In 1994 Ludtke was commissioned by the state of Maryland to create a monumental bronze sculpture for the Gettysburg battlefield. The work depicts two wounded soldiers, helping each other off the field. Ludtke beautifully captures the agony and poignancy of the battle and the war. Shidoni Foundry cast the monument, the two figures being 9' tall. A smaller edition was also cast. An eight-foot figure of a young cowgirl was placed on the grounds of The Astrodome in Houston in 1994.

An avid student of Renaissance Art, Mr. Ludtke pursued an early career in professional baseball in the Dodger organization. He served in the Army during the Korean conflict and still finds time with his busy schedule to maintain a five handicap in golf.

Mr. Ludtke passed away in May 2007.

Come by and enjoy one
of our magical bronze pours and take a self guided tour of the foundry.
Saturday afternoon pouring of Bronze
$5 per person

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"Your visit to Santa Fe is not complete without seeing Shidoni Gallery"
1508 Bishops Lodge Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87506
Scott Hicks, Gallery Director