The Member Gallery is an alphabetical listing by last name. Click on a picture and it will activate a slideshow of work. Each listing shows an example of the artist's work, their website link, and a short artist statement. If an artist is open during certain hours during the year, it will be noted as OPEN365.Click on their website link to make an appointment.
"I enjoy giving new life to older materials, leaving only a fragment of their original state. When you see my paintings, they feel almost built, with lots of layering and ripping away. I mine a personal and aesthetic history for source material, re-using scraps of old handwritten letters, worn labels, sheet music, sewing patterns, and other memorabilia from my childhood and the lives of family members creating something new from something old.”
Carol Gove works out of her Santa Fe, NM studio as an abstract mixed media collage artist . Her paintings and collages are exhibited nationally at Gebert Contemporary in Scottsdale, Stremmel Gallery in Reno and online at Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art. She is a member of the DeCordova Museum Corporate Art Program and The National Association of Women Artists in New York. Her work can be found in public collections including the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston. She has been accepted in many nationally juried shows including a 100 year retrospective exhibit “In Context: Collage & Abstraction” at the Pavel Zoubok Gallery in New York. In addition to working in her studio, Carol is a dedicated volunteer and has given much of her time the last 20 years to animal rescue. She is currently the Board Vice President at Felines & Friends New Mexico in Santa Fe and has donated her artwork to many non-profit causes.
FAVORITE PLACES: Izanami
At the tender age of eight I visited The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri with my aunt Gladys. This was a big deal for a young girl growing up in a small rural agricultural town several states away! It was the first museum I had ever seen. As a result, my life journey toward the painter I am today began.
For a time I painted exclusively with watercolor, a perfect match for my life as an art educator and frequent traveler. Lately, I am enjoying a rediscovery of oils. I use it almost exclusively in the studio and then watercolor en plain air. I simply love both.
My paintings are attempts to express a reverence for the natural world through plant portraits, trees, and landscapes. The passion I have for painting is strongly linked to an enthusiasm and infinite appetite for all things outdoors. Nature compels me. My hope through the paintings I do is to reveal and share some of what I enjoy in nature.
FAVORITE PLACES: Rancho Viejo has 14 miles paved hiking trails!
Hand building with clay is one joyful experiment after another. With no need to replicate yesterday’s project and no constraints on my creativity—forms, expressions, and textures evolve around one another and are transformed as each develops a life of its own. Fairy houses become aviaries, flowers become magical, bowls and boxes become vases, nests, and chimneys. Globes become pears and mushrooms become rooftops. Each unique object is a product of whimsy looking for a home where the fanciful is valued.
FAVORITE PLACES: Santa fe Children's Museum
The Silent Master - Albert Handell - lives and paints in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and teaches nationally and internationally. Since 1961, he has had over thirty one-man shows and has received over seventy prizes and awards. He is a Master Pastelist and PSA Honoree, as well as an American Impressionist Society and Oil Painters of America Master Artist. Mr. Handell has received grants from the John F. and Anna Lee Stacy Foundation and from the Elizabeth T. Greenshields Foundation, Montreal Canada. His paintings are in numerous private and public collections and museums.
Mr. Handell welcomes studio visits and offers workshops throughout the year. Check his website for upcoming events or text for a studio appointment. OPEN 365.
FAVORITE PLACES: The Pantry
I am curious about how the shape of the world (natural and artificial) is both put together and organized (or sometimes not). I find that to make an object, a sculpture - this is strongly connected to the idea of change – constructing/reconstructing/redefining an idea, changing the memory, changing the shape – yielding a new idea.
FAVORITE PLACES: Hike near Ragle Park
As an artist I try to capture feelings that transcend words. My medium of choice is painting. I often don’t know what the end result of my paintings will be as they evolve during the creative process. Painting a literal representation of a subject comes naturally, but to paint a feeling is a challenge.
Geography has a powerful influence on my psyche and process. The seas off the East coast supplied influence through movement, shape, color and sound. The New Mexico skies now move me similarly. The sky here is the ocean of the desert.
Transitioning from the traditional environment of the East to Santa Fe has had a freeing effect upon my artistic expression. I have found a depth here in my art and creative process I had not experienced before.
FAVORITE PLACES: Midtown Bistro Second Street
Every day is a new opportunity to be inspired by the world around me. My designs are interpretations of what I see and experience. A magnificent sunset, garden flowers, incredible landscapes and vistas of all kinds bring to mind the four elements of Earth, Fire, Sky and Water. I use semi precious gemstones, seashells, corals, pearls and glass beads to create beaded bracelets, earrings and necklaces that all have the innate healing energies of the gemstones. All of my work is original and one of a kind, created in my south Santa Fe, NM studio. A trip away from home offers countless inspirational experiences, but actually, just looking out of my windows on any day allows me to see the majestic and powerful beauty of our New Mexico landscapes, wildlife and plants. From simple single strand necklaces to multi strand bracelet and necklace sets, my imagination and inspiration continues to feed my creative side!
Currently I am working on a series that is a fundraiser for World Central Kitchen Ukraine called my Solidarity Series. Each piece is designed using blue and yellow gemstones or pearls to resemble the colors of the Ukrainian flag. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of every piece in my Solidarity Series is being donated to World Central Kitchen Ukraine in an effort to help feed the Ukrainian refugee families. I will continue to use my jewelry design for the good of others, as well as for my own creative outlet.OPEN365.
FAVORITE PLACES: The Ranch House