breath in the fresh pinon trees... chase the raven across the blue sky
Some of the best ideas and growth in creativity happen when you have the freedom to find out who you are by exploring your world. By discovering, playing and recharging in an inspirational art studio nestled in nature.
My hope – that you experience a more beautiful, authentic life… When you getaway… to Santa Fe.
Beverly Todd, Chief Getaway Artist
Bev launched Santa Fe Artist Getaway in 2019 - a place for her abstract expressionist art to flourish and for all artists to stay, play, and create. A former non-profit executive, now a creative entrepreneur, Bev shares her passion for exploration, adventure, and creativity.
The Santa Fe Artist Getaway is five+ acres of awe-inspiring nature along the Apache Ridge, just eight miles east of Santa Fe. Located in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountains and surrounded by pinon trees and yellow-blooming chamiso shrubs, this artist retreat offers solitude in an inspiring mountain setting.
The Santa Fe Artist Getaway includes two professional art studios standing side-by-side along the ridge.
Studio Raven – With a full wall of windows facing the north mountains, this 2,000 square-foot studio includes creative space with 20-foot ceilings, a full kitchen and sleeping loft. The studio was built by world-class painter Elias Rivera who created his most expansive works in style, color and size here. With a contemporary western vibe, Studio Raven is fully renovated and ready to welcome you. It is named for the playful ravens that often perch on the roof and soar across the skyline.
Studio Gray Fox – A smaller version at 1,000 square-foot, this is the home studio for owner Beverly Todd, an abstract expressionist artist from Nebraska who fell in love with Santa Fe and made this home in 2019. The studio originally was built for Susan Contreras, Elias’ wife who painted exaggerated characters in masks. It also serves as an overflow space for large retreats. Named for the gray fox that makes its home in northern New Mexico and two of Beverly’s family names – Gray and Todd (fox in Scottish).
it happens here
Here, you can give form to your vision and create something of enduring value.
Retreat/workshops – Studio Raven is a place for retreats and workshops of all types –painting, writing, dancing, personal development, yoga and more. Teaching artists are arriving from across the country to share and to inspire… like a graduate school for creatives.
Residency – Studio Raven welcomes artists who want to getaway to live and create for a week, for a month, or more. Like an Airbnb for creatives, it accommodates one to four people in the sleeping loft with two queen beds. The studio includes a full kitchen, full bath and laundry, along with tables, chairs and easels. Creatives from all arts will find this a special place to nurture their spirit and expand their imagination. For residency r information, dates and rates, go to Book Studio Raven.
Rent – Make Santa Fe Artist Getaway the place for your workshop or special event. Studio Raven easily accommodates 20 students in a workshop setting and 50-plus in a lecture setting. Included for your use: tables, chairs, easels, dual clean-up sinks, lap-top compatible projector and screen, black backdrop for photography, full kitchen and dining area, porch and outdoor space for plein-air, trails and peaceful meditation benches. For workshop rental or event rental, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.