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 began my artistic career as an illustrator and graphic designer for print media; pen and ink were my best friends. Now I venture into the abstract, painting with mixed media – acrylics, paper collage, hot and cold waxes and oils.
Recognizing the tensions that occur from historical, political, social, religious, and geological forces, I confront the unknown and challenge myself to listen to the painting and go where it takes me.
Painting layer upon layer, often destroying or obscuring one layer to create the next, I keep moving forward through the process until the painting is "fully baked". Terrified by what I am doing,
I recognize that this method of creating new works of art mirrors life and has the potential to produce a final image that is richer and more nuanced than any painting that I might have planned with precision.OPEN365.
FAVORITE PLACE: Cafecito
Artist and educator Monika Steinhoff, works in egg tempera, encaustic, cold wax and
is a print maker as well. Her paintings are a mirror to reality - social, political, and spiritual - with a dose of sense of humor. They have been described as magical, realism, narative and poetic. She has had numerous museum shows, two of which were solo shows and has been a gallery owner for over ten years. A participant in All Species/Earth Day Painted Mural, Santa Fe, 1989, 90; lead artist for youth mural "May the Forest Be With You" Santa Fe Mural Task Force, 1998. Member of Association Socially Engaged Artists, One of a Kind Artists Cooperative (president 1975-1978), Santa Fe Council Arts (artist's advocacy committee).OPEN365.
Viewing the world with intense engagement has always brought me great delight. But there is no finer experience of the world than channeling that gaze into an artistic creation.
For me, painting is an act of loving and intense involvement. As I work, I find myself falling in love with a twisted tree, a craggy rock, a work-worn hand, a momentous cloud, a mischievous shadow.
he completion of a painting is, to me, the cementing of a personal relationship with every detail of the subject that will remain with me long after the work has left my hands.
Inspired by the beauty of New Mexico and the Southwest, I now find myself in the perfect setting and state of mind to see deeply and intensely and transform the reverential gaze into creative expression.
FAVORITE PLACES: Rustica Fresh Italian Kitchen and Rudy's Barbaque
Something magical awakened in me. I remember the smell of the oil paint, the feel of the brush in my hand, and the delight of seeing colors smeared onto the canvas. Every part of my 3-year-old body was immersed in the experience. After I left the scene, I heard my father shout, “What happened to my painting?!”
I loved to read enchanting stories about powerful goddesses. To me they were real.
My ancestors believed divine females gave birth to seasons, healed disease, created the arts, and fiercely protected the innocent. Goddesses foresaw the future, grew magical golden apples, arched over earth as a blanket of stars, and offered eternal life.
Today, with acrylic paint and precious pigments on canvas, I resurrect divine divas and place them in a world that represents their transcendent gifts. My purpose is to share the wisdom of their stories, to renew respect for the divine feminine, and to create a conversation about how our beliefs affect the manipulation of nature, gender roles, social structures, and politics.
My paintings of the natural world derive from marveling at dew drops on a spider’s web, discovering ancient fossils, and watching seeds and flowers bloom.
FAVORITE PLACES: Tune-Up Cafe
Carol’s work over the past few years has been influenced by the Bay Area Abstract Figurative painters, and the French mid-century painter, Nicolas de Staël.
Her painting journey has been to find primal, universal truths through layering, scraping, and scumbling her oils, oil sticks, and cold wax.
These surfaces include linen, wood panels, and aluminum, and sometimes Arche oil paper.
She is captivated by the idea of pentimento, and now creates an underpainting first, which is then repainted allowing bits of the underpainting to peep into the overall piece, and thus create an archeology of thoughts.
Papier mache, collage, and assemblage work has now been added to her accomplishments.
FAVORITE PLACES: Masa Sushi
Through large-scale abstract painting, Beverly’s art playfully dances with color and movement. Her painting process is physical, using hardware-store brushes, broken sticks, rags and hands to drip, scrape, wipe and pull paint across surfaces. She works in acrylic, oil, and soft wax, and with paper.
Beverly grew up in rural American near Union, Nebraska. Often happily lost for hours in the open prairie landscape that inspires her work today. In 2018, Beverly began painting in Santa Fe and wanted to give other creatives the same experience, opening Santa Fe Artist Getaway in 2020 where she is Chief Getaway Artist, creativity coach, and an abstract expressionist painter. Beverly paints and teaches at her home studio in Santa Fe. Her art hangs in collections across the U.S. and Canada including the University of Nebraska, the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, and the Wilson Performing Arts Center. Her art is featured in “Wild Lands,” published by the Jen Tough Gallery. She has shown in “Terrain”/Jen Tough Gallery, Gallery 1516, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, Kansas City Artist Coalition, Norfolk Arts Center, Mark Arts Wichita, and the Nebraska Governor’s Residence.
FAVORITE PLACES: Harry's Roadhouse
Making jewelry has always intrigued me. I like learning about the various gemstones and the types of properties that have been associated with them. I like the idea that they have served as talismans in many different cultures for centuries.
I have been working with wire wrapping techniques for years and have developed my skills in wire weaving, wrapping and bail making. I mostly work in copper.
My pieces are oxidized using a liver of sulphur solution to produce a beautiful patina finish. I then polish my pieces and check them for smoothness.
In the final step, I finish them with Renaissance Wax, a museum quality crystalline wax that protects the piece and enhances the artistry.
I hope you enjoy my pieces. I enjoy making them and hope that anyone wearing my jewelry feels the love and creativity that went into each unique piece. OPEN365.
FAVORITE PLACES: Pantry Dos Restaurant
I have always drawn people and that led me to studying human anatomy in college and a career as a medical illustrator.
However I also longed to paint outside the lines and not have to make the arteries red and the veins blue.
So I am now a fine artist working to convey images with fewer details and more overall freedom.
I still paint people, but find more and more that I am going outside with my oil paints in my backpack to follow an arroyo or a mountain stream and learn about the bones of the land I live in.
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