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. If the artist is participating in the annual Santa Fe Studio Tour, a direct link will connect to the artist's Page/Studio Number on the Santa Fe Studio Tour App .
I am a modern tapestry weaver working on a single warp tabletop loom. Swirling, fluid, circular shapes predominate the landscapes of my work, pooling together into larger forms as well as threading subtly into the background. I rarely feature hard lines, preferring the loose way the wind blows, the clouds float, and water curls its lips. From my location and memories I pull color palettes into visions that gain momentum line by line, bottom to top.
My work is inspired by the canyons and peaks of cityscapes, geologic rock formations, and observations of both human-made and natural structures that reveal layers of history and time. My jewelry is fabricated and forged by hand, like the structures that are its inspiration, viewed as silhouettes on the horizon. OPEN365.
I make decorative and functional vessels that are made mostly from local clays. I try and convey an "ancient elegance" by combining surfaces that have depth and patina with more modern shapes and patterns. When I'm not at the Raku kiln I enjoy working with smaller porcelain and stoneware pieces. OPEN365.
I am an abstract Realist, Colorist and Plein Air Painter. Born in Western New York state, I spent my childhood growing up in the dusty plains of Southeast New Mexico where I gained an early appreciation of the unique magical beauty of the desert light. I work on landscapes, structures and abstract forms. I particularly love to paint old traditional structures when I venture out to paint. I have no artsy words to describe why I paint. It is an enjoyable itch that I have to continually scratch. I love the sun and the high desert and that special ambience that only New Mexico can offer.
New Mexico’s landscapes, brilliant open skies, huge mountains, colorful sunsets and the earth tones of the American Southwest have been inspirational and reflected in my artwork for a long time. The social confinement experienced the last two years forced an inward approach to my artwork as seen in my mark-making, painting intuitively, nothing planned with random marks, allowing for the piece to inspire or talk to me and give me direction. It’s been a blessing! OPEN365.
The word encaustic comes from the Greek word “enkaustikos” which means “to burn in”. The oldest surviving piece is from the 1st century B.C. The process is an ancient technique involving melted beeswax, damar resin and pigment applied in layers which are like translucent veils. I seek to create images that resonate with my history as well as the modern; the rare and the common. The fusion of each layer of wax to the layers beneath with the fire of a blowtorch helps me physically and emotionally build the story I am telling.
My work abstracts nature. Inspired by the culture, light and landscape of the southwest, my main body of work is a series of atmospheric landscapes celebrating the colorful seasons and senses of the Land of Enchantment. By using mostly warm colors – red, rust, orange, ochre and yellow – I try to convey the warmth and beauty of New Mexico’s high desert. OPEN365.
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