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Artists Residency

at El Zaguán

on Canyon Road



Five apartments (three one-bedroom, one two-bedroom and one efficiency) are occupied by Artists Residents at El Zaguán at 545 Canyon Road.  The leases run for a year - from July 1st until June 30th. Interested artists should contact us in the Spring to inquire about possible vacancies.



To learn the history of the artist colony at El Zaguán, click here.

Current rent for one-bedroom units is around $900/mo plus electric (electric runs around $20. per month) with a one-year lease.  Water, garbage and gas are included.  There is a kiva fireplace, clawfoot tub and high ceilings. One parking place behind the building is allowed each tenant. The apartment is located in a historic building (The James L. Johnson House also known as El Zaguán) on Canyon Road with adjacent historic gardens and is sponsored by the Historic Santa Fe Foundation.  Due to the building’s historic status, residents are asked to cooperate during special events and respect the building.  Requirements will be explained upon application.

To be considered for this apartment the prospective tenant must be a working artist or writer.  Samples of work and a C.V. will be required in addition to completing an application.  All Applications will be considered by agents of the Historic Santa Fe Foundation and the new tenant selected.  The new tenant must also be willing and happy to participate in the artist’s community of 5 working artists living at El Zaguán.  Residency is reviewed on a yearly basis, with tenants required to write brief essays on what they’ve accomplished during the year and to supply copies of their most current work. Leases can be renewed by mutual consent of tenant and Historic Santa Fe Foundation.   

To apply, please download and submit the application and questionnaire below. Also, please review our tenant policy. Remember to submit samples of your work.

If interested call 983-2567, write to info@historicsantafe.org for further information.

Download: El Zaguán Artist Residence Program


Apartment Plan


Living/Studio Space




Current Residents

Dominic Cappello

Adam Eisman

Max-Carlos Martinez

Billy McLane

Bethany Orbison

Carolyn Riman

Learn more about the Fall 2013 Residents



Former Residents

Bryony Rose Bensly

Angie Brown

Allison Rae Butkus

Enrique Figueredo

Linda Hunsaker

Gary Myers

Teresa Neptune

Jeff Norris

Brenda Roper

John Gregory Tweed

Sharon Wharton


Office 545 Canyon Road, Suite 2, Santa Fe,  New Mexico 87501, 505-983-2567 Email