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.
All of my work is born from the personal narrative, but not necessarily realized at the time of conception. There is an innocence that remains, and the excitement of discovery that drives the creative process. The biographical sketch becomes more apparent after a deeper query of self, and this interaction between the person and global narrative.
To say that these events are planned would be a violation of the creative process, misleading artist, the viewer, and their participation with the photographic dialogue. And yet, the realization of self-discovery continues to be anticipated with each moment that is captured, however painful the journey might reveal.
FAVORITE PLACES: Birds Unlimited
Karen makes her images into her own creations through camera techniques and digital manipulation allowing her to have control of the image to express mood and emotion. Among her main photographic interests are nature and the way in which humans fit into and alter the natural world. Often using the landscape, she builds images that hold a story, a feeling or a suggestion of human connection to parts of nature that we might take for granted. She infuses her work with the unseen – often touching on the psychological or emotional and sometimes the ethereal. There is a human presence in each of the images, which is often implied rather than obvious.
After 20 years in the Southwest, and having been heavily immersed in high technology during that time, Gerd Kunde rediscovered an appreciation for the much slower and more deliberate art of analog photography. An " old-school photographer, " who believes in touching people emotionally with his black-and-white photography of the world, his latest series is a collection of large-scale photographs of New Mexico. Photos are captured with a large format Horseman-617 camera that uses 120 negative film and printed up to six feet wide on silver halide Ilford paper or on hand crafted Arches paper by the artist, in the platinum-palladium process.
"While being a scientist, I am in pursuit of transcending my training . . . The picture - and this is fundamental - has the unity of an organism. Its elements were not put together, with whatever skill or taste, or ingenuity. It came into being as an act of sight." I might add that the "sight" deserves to be recorded in all gradual detail and without quantization; hence I believe in analog capture on large- format lm."
FAVORITE PLACES: Four Seasons Resort
"Paintings for me are anchors to other worlds, other realities, other consciousnesses. These worlds are states of consciousness that are not always easily accessible in the daily momentum of our everyday lives. Art connects us to parts of our being, our soul that may be at some times elusive, but are where we ultimately vibrate at the deepest level."
I'm Bettina. I'm an artist. I live in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I was born on the island of Bermuda, and the colors, and flora and fauna of my childhood are a big influence on my work. In Bermuda houses are painted pink and yellow, and the ocean is turquoise.
I moved to New Mexico when I was twenty seven, and have lived here for the last twenty eight years. The natural world and its creatures are an important part of my work.
FAVORITE PLACES: The Tea House
It is said in Zen, “…the ideas of the poet should be noble and simple.”
My art, influenced by these concepts, are also entrenched in the formal properties of the painting process—color, edge, space and form. Colors transfuse the surface and each other in magical ways.
I layer paint until I capture the right note.
My reductive color fields like poetry makes deep listening fundamental.
FAVORITE PLACES: Scottish Rite Temple
Since my youth, art has played a leading role in my life. I love creating beauty in everything I do and truly love the life the creative world of art has given me. I have had my designs in several galleries and boutiques in California and am now very active in the Art World here in Santa Fe, NM.
While designing and working with beautiful stones and metals, I began researching the energies and properties of each individual stone. With these energies in mind, I have been able to expand the meaning and creativity of each design.
Santa Fe being one of the centers of the Art world allows me the opportunity to broaden the exposure of my jewelry. Here I hope to grow even more as a creative and respected artist/ designer evolving and growing to become more detailed and creative in every direction. OPEN365.
FAVORITE PLACES: Scottish Rite Temple