Arts and Culture

Art Galleries

Joe Wade Fine Art

102 East Water St., Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 988-2727

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Established in 1971, Joe Wade Fine Art is Santa Fe, New Mexico's premier fine art gallery offering an extensive collection of emerging, established and acclaimed American artists’ work primarily from the Southwest region of the U.S. Joe Wade Fine Art features paintings and sculpture ranging from traditional realism to contemporary non-representational works and exhibits works in oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, encaustic, mixed media, bronze, ceramic, and jewelry on a year round basis. Located in El Centro, one block south of the historic Santa Fe Plaza, Joe Wade Fine Art is open Monday through Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm with extended summer hours.

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Karan Ruhlen Gallery

225 Canyon Road Compound, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 820-0807

For two decades, Owner Karan Ruhlen has represented contemporary regional and nationally known mid-career artists whose paintings and sculptures are inspired by nature and range from realistic to abstract.

Karan Ruhlen Gallery is often called one of Santa Fe’s most preeminent contemporary galleries. Our fine art gallery features abstract, contemporary, minimal, and realistic paintings and drawings, as well as sculpture, by regional and nationally known artists. Most of the artists have resided in New Mexico 15 to 55 years. Karan is a veteran painter and has been an arts advocate for more than 30 years.

Karan Ruhlen Gallery was established in 1993. The gallery has grown from its first historic location on De Vargas Street to its current location on Canyon Road - with a few stops in between. Originally, the gallery represented Texas artists and one lone New Mexican, Elaine Holien. "In those days I, too, was an established painter," says Ruhlen. Through the years the gallery has grown to represent well-establshed New Mexico artists, including New Mexico Modernist, Janet Lippincott. In the early days, the gallery was known for its "101 Cups- 101 Artists Show,"which, for 6 years was an annual exhibition. "these shows gave me the opportunity to meet and get to know many artists of New Mexico and the Southwest Region," says Ruhlen.

Karan's enthusiasm and energy over the years, combined with the dedication of her artists and staff, has created a consistent level of respect and quality. Today the gallery is distinguished in its representation of the finest artists of the region.

Karan Ruhlen, the artists, and staff would like to thank their friends and collectors for their continued support throughout the years.

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Klebau Photography Gallery

220 East Santa Fe Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
(505) 954-4777

At age sixteen Jim Klebau went to work as a staff photographer at The Portsmouth (Virginia) Star. One of his photographs — racially mixed seating on a public bus in accordance with the public accomodations ruling of the U. S. Supreme Court — was picked up by Associated Press and ran on the front page of The New York Times.

After several years of news photography, Jim decided to add to his formal education and left the newspaper to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree at Baylor University.

After graduation Jim restarted his camera career, as a staff film cameraman for Hearst Metrotone News of the Day theater newreels, followed by freelance filming for the major television networks in Washington DC. He shot presidents, screen actors, congressmen and criminals. His film awards included CINE Golden Eagle, Emmy Award and AMA Medical Journalism Award. Still clients included MGM, Paramount Pictures, Associated Press, Washington Business Journal, Newsweek and The Washington Post.

During the latter days of his assignment work, Jim began making his personal fine art photographs. Then he hit a wall. For thirty-five years he had made images for others: assignment editors, art directors and producers. “Eventually I came to the conclusion that my own eye could only be found by the rigid demand upon myself of photographing only what I liked, not caring a whit about what anyone else might like.” Jim trusted that his purely subjective images would convey the sense of place and moment when the shutter clicked. Some of those images appear in this gallery.

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Kristin Johnson Fine Art

323 East Palace Ave, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 780-5451

Kristin Johnson – Gallery Owner: After a successful career as a fine art dealer in DC and NY, Johnson spent the last decade as a corporate marketing and public relations executive. Recently, Johnson has dedicated her future to work with recognized contemporary artists. Johnson has facilitated fine art acquisitions for high profile clients and corporations such as the Heinz Family, the Forbes Corporate Collection as well as several major museums through private placement and auctions at Sotheby’s and Christies. Kristin Johnson has hosted several philanthropic fundraisers for major art institutions as well hosted lectures on collecting and connoisseurship at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.

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Last Gallery on the Right

836A Canyon Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 660-5663

Where people begin their personal art collection, and enhance an established one.

The gallery is housed in an historic adobe home. All the art is original, contemporary, abstract, representational, and magical. It hangs salon style on the walls, and the floors hold standing steel, bronze, and cast iron sculptures.

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Lewallen Galleries

1613 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 988-3250

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LewAllen Santa Fe Now In Single Railyard Location
In Santa Fe, LewAllen Galleries is now at a single location! As of the first of the year, the gallery completed the transition from its long-time Downtown location into the award-winning, museum-like, state-of-the-art facility it owns at the Railyard Arts District. Our Railyard gallery is on Paseo de Peralta diagonally across from SITE Santa Fe and next to the Farmer’s Market. The three-story building was designed and built specifically for exhibition of fine art. With nearly 14,000 square feet of space, the LewAllen’s Railyard gallery is the largest and most modern such facility in the Railyard, which is itself fast becoming the primary center for contemporary art in Santa Fe. When you visit the city, remember we are now at this single flagship location.

When you are in the Phoenix area, please visit LewAllen Scottsdale, located on Main Street in the heart of the historic Downtown Scottsdale Arts District.

Both galleries represent internationally acclaimed contemporary artists working in a diverse range of media including painting, sculpture, works on paper and glass.

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Lisa Kristine Gallery, LLC

204 West San Francisco St., Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 820-6330

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Lisa Kristine is a San Francisco based photographer specializing in indigenous peoples worldwide. Through her work, Lisa wishes to encourage a dialogue about the beauty, diversity and hardship of our inter-locking world. The more meaning born in the images, the deeper that dialogue may be. Lisa Kristine aims to enhance her viewer’s awareness and engage them in a visual journey that is also a questioning of our existence. She wants to welcome them into the exploration of our mysterious existence with a spirit of importance, astonishment and hope.

For more than twenty-five years, Lisa Kristine has explored the globe, looking for the peoples, cultures and places that time forgot, creating indelible and unforgettable images. She brings the distant and the ancient and the rare into clearer focus. Best known for her evocative and saturated use of color, her fine art prints are among the most sought after and collected in her field. Lisa’s work has been auctioned by Christie’s New York for the United Nations with Kofi Annan; she works with foundations , educational venues and museums.

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Lyn a Fox Fine Pueblo Pottery

200-C Canyon Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 577-0835

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Dough Bowls and Storage Jars
Many serious collectors of historic pueblo pottery do not think a collection is fully complete without an example of one of the majestic large forms commonly referred to as dough bowls and storage jars.

In his classic book, Pottery of the Pueblos of New Mexico, Jonathan Batkin described the dough bowl as “…a vessel of large diameter and substantial depth, usually with an upright or flared rim”. He goes on to suggest that true dough bowls, often larger than 16″ in diameter, were not common until the late 1800′s. So when we as collectors find a fine 19th century dough bowl today, we have acquired an example of a form that was relatively new in the pueblos when it was made. The function of the dough bowls was simple and elemental: they were used to knead a large quantity of dough for baking in an outdoor horno (oven). Preparing, baking in and cleaning the horno was a major undertaking so baking multiple loaves of bread at once made sense. The bread could then be stored in the dough bowl. I was once told by a pueblo potter that the very large dough bowls, over 18″, would also be used to bathe babies. So this form reflects the warmth and nurturing of the home. For this reason, when I purchase a dough bowl, it must exude use and warmth. Size, patina (contributing to rich color), design, and wear all contribute.

Ollas, Mid-Sized Jars and Bowls
Ollas, or water jars probably require the least explanation for experienced collectors of historic pueblo pottery. They are arguably the most commonly collected of the pueblo pottery forms. Batkin in, “Pottery of the Pueblos of New Mexico,” defines an olla as “…a relatively large vessel used for collecting, carrying and storing water”. And that’s where the similarity ends. Sometimes ollas have a concave base for balancing the jar on the head, but sometimes not. Some ollas are very rounded, almost lush in form such as the Zia four color olla with deep purple in this inventory section. Others can be high shouldered and wide such as the 1880’s Zuni olla also found here; while the beautiful Acoma 4 color olla with orange bird has a very low mid-body. An olla form most commonly identified with the Aguillar sisters who were active in the first quarter of the 20th century at Santo Domingo (Kewa) pueblo is simply elegant, tall and narrow. Watch for examples of this wonderful olla form here under New Additions in the weeks to come. Finally there are forms particular to certain pueblos; again the wide Zuni olla is a good example of a form identified closely with 19th century Zuni pottery; or the wide bodied early 20th century polychromes from San Ildefonso.

Small Pueblo Indian Pottery Bowls and Jars
Small Indian pottery bowls are fairly self-explanatory including small Indian pottery chili bowls, soup bowls, serving bowls, etc. By small jars, I am referring to small versions of storage jars and ollas; traditional forms just smaller. By and large this may mean an olla or storage jar shape that is 5-6” tall not 10-18” like the traditional water and storage jars.

My interest in this form has been rekindled only recently by spending time with Santa Fe gallery owner, Robert Nichols, a good friend of mine. Robert has long collected small Indian pottery jars. His wonderful collection has been composed of late 19th to early 20th century examples. Many have patina from years of pueblo use or handling by collectors. Small jars are easier to pick up, hold, examine, move, etc. than larger ollas; the best of them are irresistible, begging to be held. Pottery is a tactile art form, created by loving hands and small jars lend themselves to being appreciated by touch as well as by our eye senses. They more often have primitive, non-commercial-feeling designs which are warm and wonderful. Others have very sophisticated and beautifully executed designs elements such as the Kewa (Santo Domingo Indian pottery jar from Robert Nichols collection shown in the “small Indian pottery bowls and jars” inventory here). Many items from Robert’s collection will be coming to this site.

There are several advantages to collecting these smaller forms. First, beautiful contemporary pueblo small bowls and jars are plentiful at Indian Market and in Santa Fe galleries, but finding really exceptional small Indian pottery jars with age, use, warmth, etc. is more of a challenge. They are surprisingly rare. Next, if we live in a smaller space or we’re challenged by how to display our pottery, smaller bowls and jars are just easier. Finally, a very important consideration for me as a collector is cost. Even an exceptional small historic jar costs a fraction (sometimes a small fraction) of a great olla or storage jar. So a fine and beautiful and warm collection is possible for more of us.

Cups, Pitchers, Old Tourist Forms
We continue to explore overlooked, but rich areas of collecting historic pueblo pottery. Old pitchers and cups qualify. It is a neglected and under appreciated area. “Sophisticated” collectors lump these forms under the tourist category; ok for tourists (themselves under-appreciated for the value they’ve brought to this art form), but not for “serious” collections. As collectors willing to expand our view of what is historic and beautiful, such attitudes are to our great advantage.

Perhaps it may be helpful to understand when and how this art form began to proliferate. With the completion of the railroad to New Mexico by 1880, the tourist trade to northern New Mexico was in full swing. In Pottery of the Pueblos of New Mexico 1700-1940 Batkin says: There was “…the rapid deterioration of the (pottery) tradition after 1880 when the railroad to Albuquerque was completed. Trains filled with tourists now went near the pueblos of Santo Domingo, Isleta, Laguna, Acoma, and Zuni. Travellers, less likely to carry large vessels, indirectly discouraged their manufacture, and little pitchers, bowl and figurines became standard products of Pueblo potters.”

So there was a proliferation of these forms; (Pueblo potters, of course, knew how to make them; many ceremonial ceramics were small forms and unusually shaped.). Their attraction then is similar to their attraction today. They are plentiful (although very fine examples are not), relatively inexpensive, easily transported, and easier to display at home (compared to, say, a 20″ Kewa dough bowl). So another source of prejudice arises from these very factors: large traditional forms are prestigious while small non-traditional forms are not. Those of us who can see past this view can take advantage of a delightful collecting specialty.

Of course, like in the other forms (dough bowls, storage jars, ollas, storytellers and figures), there are certainly poorer and less attractive examples; these are abundant. Part of the fun and challenge is to sift through these and discover lovely, well made, beautifully formed and painted examples by long forgotten masters of, well, tourist ware. The fact is that all of the forms, even the large dough bowls, ultimately became tourist ware, created for an expanding (to this day) art market. Among the pleasures of this category is trying to discern which were intended as tourist pieces and which intended for use in pueblo homes. Many of these objects have wonderful patina; were cups unsold to tourists brought home to use; is the patina simply from 100 years of handling by admiring collector/owners? Robert Tenorio, the great Kewa Pueblo potter, once told me: ”If you want to see patina on old pots, see bowls that I made for food to be served at feast days; after 2 years of use, they appear to be 100 years old”. We can’t be sure and often our guess is just as valid as the experts’.

In this category, you can judge how well I have chosen examples to offer. I admit to accepting more leeway in my judgement (and make no mistake, these are personal judgements) of excellence here. Of course, I look for well made and decorated examples; fine and subtle. But in this category we can allow our love of fun in collecting to run a little wild. So somewhat funky, more primitive examples are among my favorites. For such an example, see the turn-of-the century pottery basket from Santo Domingo with the parade of cascading funky bird heads that is in the group photo rotating on the Home Page. It is also fun to surmise if a common feature may be indicative of a particular artist’s or families’ work. I have great love for early 20th century tea/coffee cups from Isleta Pueblo. More than once, I have found cups where the cup handle is placed high on the cup and at an identical angle, clearly (at least to my unskillful eye) the signature of a proud artist.

Storytellers, Figurines and Nativity Scenes
This is a wonderful time to consider Native American storyteller figurines as an area of collecting interest for lovers of historic pueblo pottery. In this case, history, in a sense begins in 1964 when Helen Cordero created the first Native American storyteller figurine. Of course, satiric and comical ceramic figures from Cochiti pueblo are documented for sale to tourists as early as the 1870’s (see figure 3 in Barbara Babcock’s classic work “The Pueblo Storyteller” and in the Wheelwright Museum exhibit catalog called “Clay People”).

This tradition did not die. In the 1930’s-1950’s, a number of artists at Cochiti (Damacia Cordero, Teresita Romero, Laurencita Herrera and Helen Cordero for example) were producing Native American animal figurines and adult figures holding drums or pots (called Singing Ladies, according to Babcock) or singing to a baby in their arms. The latter came to be known as “singing mothers”.

In 1964, Alexander Girard commissioned Helen Cordero a well known Cochiti potter even then, to create the first Native American storyteller figurine (see image in Babcock, plate 3, p. 95) effectively “creating a new genre of pueblo pottery” in Babcock’s words.

Today, Helen Cordero Native American storytellers are a great collectible, often commanding $10,000-20,000 and upwards. While wonderful, they are often beyond the budget of many collectors today.

So there is an opportunity for us in the work of those Native American figurative potters who preceded Helen Cordero and those who were her contemporaries. Like Helen, these potters used traditional materials (clay, slip, paint) and fired traditionally outdoors in most cases. Using Babcock as a source, in addition to the artists named above, these potters include in no certain order: Mary Francis Herrera, Josephine Laweka, Marie Laweka, Francis Naranjo Suina, Dorothy Trujillo, George Cordero, Louis (and Virginia) Naranjo, Felipa Trujillo, Marie G. Romero (with her mother Persingula Gachupin) who made the first storytellers at Jemez Pueblo in 1968, and others.

An adjunct to this collecting approach is the very recent shortage and near disappearance of the old Cochiti white slip. If the slip disappears entirely (and several potters that I spoke with at Indian Market 2010 spoke of being completely out or near so) the color that was produced by outdoor firing of this old slip will disappear. For that reason, the current work of veteran artists such as Ada Suina, Mary and Leonard Trujillo, Martha Arquero among others may fundamentally change in the very near future. For this reason, I was buying actively from each of these artists at 7:00 a.m. this year as Indian Market opened.

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Manitou Galleries - Canyon Road

225 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(877) 986-9833

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Manitou Galleries is one of the foremost galleries in the West, with locations on Palace Avenue just off the Santa Fe plaza, on the famous Canyon Road in Santa Fe, and in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The gallery offers one of the finest collections of contemporary representational paintings, sculpture, prints, glass, and fine jewelry, and our experienced and knowledgeable staff is always friendly and accommodating.

Manitou was established in 1975 in Cheyenne, Wyoming by Robert Nelson. Through his appreciation of art and antiques he has worked to build a strong, credible reputation as a fine art and historic collectible resource to collectors worldwide. Our Santa Fe location opened in 2001 and we expanded to Canyon Road in 2011.

Manitou on Palace hosts lively openings every first Friday of the month in conjunction with the West Palace Arts District's First Friday Art Walk. At our Canyon Road gallery, you can find us open till 7:00 on the fourth Fridays of the month, May-September. The openings feature live music in the summer and artists in attendance throughout the year.

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Manitou Galleries - Palace Ave

123 West Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(800) 283-0440

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Manitou Galleries is one of the foremost galleries in the West, with locations on Palace Avenue just off the Santa Fe plaza, on the famous Canyon Road in Santa Fe, and in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The gallery offers one of the finest collections of contemporary representational paintings, sculpture, prints, glass, and fine jewelry, and our experienced and knowledgeable staff is always friendly and accommodating.

Manitou was established in 1975 in Cheyenne, Wyoming by Robert Nelson. Through his appreciation of art and antiques he has worked to build a strong, credible reputation as a fine art and historic collectible resource to collectors worldwide. Our Santa Fe location opened in 2001 and we expanded to Canyon Road in 2011.

Manitou on Palace hosts lively openings every first Friday of the month in conjunction with the West Palace Arts District's First Friday Art Walk. At our Canyon Road gallery, you can find us open till 7:00 on the fourth Fridays of the month, May-September. The openings feature live music in the summer and artists in attendance throughout the year.

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Mark White Fine Art

414 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 982-2073

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Join us at our beautiful Canyon Road location of Mark White Fine Art for an amazing journey of art and motion. Walk through Mark’s stunning kinetic wind sculpture garden under the serene movement of the wind sculptures to experience their meditative qualities. The garden is also populated with figural sculptures from Mark White and jd Hansen.

Built in the 1700s, our gallery houses many mediums presented in new and exciting ways. View work by painters Javier Lopez-Barbosa, Ethan White, Mark White and Charles Veilleux. Our bold sculptors round out the inside with jd Hansen, Ethan White and Mark White.

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Mati Jewelers

133 West San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 467-6913

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Mati by Kabana
Mati by Kabana, Kabana’s local boutiques in New Mexico, showcase the largest selection of Kabana found anywhere. Mati is also proud to represent many other jewelry designers as well as some of the finest Swiss watch brands.

Mati is locally owned and operated in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Kabana's History
Kabana was founded by Stavros Eleftheriou in 1975. Housed in what was once an old Mission Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico, this historic building is now home to the skilled goldsmiths and craftspeople that make Kabana's distinctive Collections. Kabana, renowned and undisputed Master of Inlay, is one of the few jewelry manufacturing companies in the United States that does not outsource any portion of our product. From the drawing table to finish, each piece is produced entirely in the United States. Our innovative design team creates pieces of exquisite beauty. Our artisans not only utilize the traditional methods of inlay but also take it to new heights of expertise. It is the combination of contemporary design, time-honored methods and our state of the art production facility that results in Kabana’s Collections.

Kabana stays faithful to the old traditions of handmade jewelry. However, to ensure and maintain our reputation for high precision and the quality of our product, Kabana employs the latest in technology with high tech machines and tools. Our almost non-existent personnel turnover has enabled us to train employees for many years, turning them into masters of skill.

We will always be our biggest competition, as we continue to pursue the ultimate, the unique, and the extraordinary.

Kabana’s jewelry is 100% made in the United States of America.

Major worldwide economical shifts have resulted in a dramatic new landscape in the realty of consumer’s goods. The temptation is often great for an industry to save a lot of money by finding much cheaper labors overseas. Many jewelers currently save on craftsmanship, by delocalizing their

production to Southwest Asia. But what they may save somewhere, they are bound to lose elsewhere, as this requires huge sacrifices regarding the quality of manufacturing. A loss in quality that will be suffered by the end consumer: poor design and manufacturing quality will eventually affect the experience of those who will wear this jewelry. The fact that Kabana is 100% made in the US is therefore
of prime importance. Made in the USA is therefore one direct consequence of the extremely high quality of Kabana’s jewelry products, especially as compared to the low standards characterizing the collections of its competitors producing in Asia.

Kabana produces a labor-intensive product. Cutting, polishing and setting inlays is a minute and time- consuming activity. In order to do so, Kabana provides many jobs in the USA, where the wages are higher than in Asia, but so are the craftsmanship and skills. It is also a great and loyal behavior, towards our country, and Kabana is extremely proud to support the local and national economy.

Finally, Kabana’s strength and most precious capital are its employees, many of which have been working here since its foundation. Kabana is a community, a family, deeply grounded in Albuquerque and New Mexico. It means that the design team, the sales people and the customer service work in the same building as the production team. Everyone can see what the other is doing, and everyone has a daily, global overview of the company’s activity and production; employees know the product very well and see creations evolving at each stage.

Producing at home is a positive contribution to the life of the community, and to the economy, local, state-wide and national. This is a fundamental feature of the company and a source of great pride at Kabana.

Craftsmanship
The secret behind Kabana’s ever-growing success stems from the union of two essential factors. The first one is Kabana’s design, outstanding, innovative, contemporary and delightfully feminine. The second factor is its perfect, tried-and-tested, renowned craftsmanship, ultimately resulting in Kabana’s legendary quality and comfort.

Such is Kabana, who remained faithful to these highly demanding standards of excellence, ever since 1975 when Stavros Eleftheriou founded the company. At Kabana, countless attentions go into the smallest crafting details. Wearing a piece of Kabana jewelry is a whole experience, made both of visual pleasure and of comfort. Kabana is adamant: a piece is great, only when its beauty 100% matches its comfort and flawlessness. That is why the manufacturing process insures, through various tough fabrication specifics and quality controls, that, people are both proud and happy to own and wear a Kabana piece. This is the goal of our craftspeople.

Kabana’s manufacturing process never surrenders to simplicity; on the contrary, we always push forward, building on our countless successes to come up with new and better crafting techniques,

to constantly enhance our jewelry. We achieve this through a perfect combination of traditional techniques, performed by hand in a timeless ritual and the latest available production technologies.

Inlay jewelry is a process as precise as it is intricate. Yet Kabana aims for that challenging difficulty, never forgetting that each crafted piece will eventually become a unique, significant piece of Jewelry. At Kabana, technical prowess means reaching even higher beauty and elegance. In the end, being so firm on quality and so forward-looking on craftsmanship will dramatically favor that what has to shine through: craftsmanship is in the extreme smoothness of the inlay, the wholeness of the piece and the extreme purity of its design. As Greek philosopher Aristotle (a precursor of Stavros) once said: “Quality is a habit, not an act”.

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Matthews Gallery

669 Canyon Rd, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 992-2882

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Recommended as one of Santa Fe's leading galleries by Art & Auction, Travel and Leisure and Forbes, Matthews Gallery shows distinctive European and American masters, modernism and contemporary art by established artists. Our exhibition program features a fresh approach to combining recognized master works with the art of today.

We also assist collectors in building collections, valuation and art asset cataloging and management.

The gallery exhibits European and American modernism and established contemporary artists. We have a compelling and diverse selection of paintings, works on paper and sculpture in the traditional, modernist and contemporary traditions.

Our staff is one of the most knowledgeable in Santa Fe. We offer collectors fact-based information about artists and the art market to help build their collections.

We are a member of the Santa Fe Gallery Association and the Canyon Road Merchants Association.

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Mavericks of Santa Fe

80 E. San Francisco St., Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 995-8484

Step out of the Plaza and into the lap of authentic Southwestern luxury at Maverick's of Santa Fe. Here you'll be surrounded by the finest natural hides and fabrics from top fashion designers. Choose from a selection of one-of-a-kind, couture, and ready-to-wear pieces assured to put you on the fashion "A" list whether you're on the town or at the office.

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Mclarry Modern

225 Canyon Road, Suite 8, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 983-8589

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Many have called McLarry Modern a highlight of their Santa Fe experience, and we want it to be yours also. Walk over from the plaza or park here in the 225 Canyon Road cul-de-sac to begin your art journey. You will find plenty of beautiful sculptures on your way in, and our main floor exhibits fifteen artists—local, national and international.

Upstairs is home to the studio of Poteet Victory and his Abbreviated Portrait Series. If you are already familiar with the series, then bring your friends! If not, then ask for the tour and get ready for a brain teaser. The series features fourteen abstract portraits of iconic people, portrayed with colors and symbols meant to trigger your memories.

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Medicine Man Gallery

602A Canyon Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 820-7451

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Dr. J. Mark Sublette, a former physician, is the founder of Medicine Man Gallery. He is the author of numerous catalogs on Native American subjects and is an authority on the artwork of Maynard Dixon. Sublette is a contributor for Western Art Collector and Canyon Road Arts. He is also the author of the Charles Bloom Murder Mystery series. The first book in the series is Paint by Numbers, and his second book, Kayenta Crossing, will be released in July 2013. The photographs featured in his novels are his other love, which he shares on his website at www.marksublette.com.

Medicine Man Gallery has grown in content as well as space. Once known only for antique and Native American art, it now houses the finest in Early American and Western paintings. Along the way Mark has made the life work of western illustrator and artist Maynard Dixon a specialty. One room in the gallery is dedicated to works by Maynard Dixon.

He also collects works of the Taos Society of Artists. Contemporary Fine art & sculpture have also been added. The works of over 30 well-known contemporary artist and sculptors are represented. Works range from the ethereal realism of Peter Nisbet paintings to the cubist works of Ed Mell to the western sculpture and paintings of the Cowboy Artists of America.

Mark’s involvement in the arts is all encompassing. He buys, sells and researches. A constant student of the many areas he delves into, he is happy to pass along the knowledge, the delight in sharing his passion is evident as he speaks.

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Pottery

Adobe Gallery

221 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 955-0550

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Specialists in contemporary and historic Southwest Indian Pueblo Pottery and Native American Paintings, Adobe Gallery's collection comprises historic and contemporary Southwest Indian Pueblo Pottery, Kachina/Katsina Dolls, Southwest Indian Jewelry, Native American Baskets, Mission Oak Furniture, and other Fine Artwork from non-native European American Artists that compliment the collection.

One of the many things to do in Santa Fe is to visit Adobe Gallery. Our beautiful walk-in Santa Fe Gallery is located at the beginning of Historic Canyon Road. Our staff is professional and knowledgeable in Acoma, Cochiti, Hopi, Isleta, Jemez, Kewa/Santo Domingo, Kewa/Cochiti, Laguna, Maricopa, Mojave, Ohkay Owingeh San Juan, San Ildefonso, Santa Ana, Santa Clara, Taos, Tesuque, Zia, and Zuni Pueblo pottery and artwork. We also have a book selection that includes a large Southwest Indian Pueblo and arts and crafts collection.

Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery

100 West San Francisco St, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 986-1234

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Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery is the premier American Indian pottery gallery in the United States. We are located at 100 West San Francisco Street, in the heart of Santa Fe's historic plaza area. Since 1993, we have only sold Native American pottery from the southwest and pottery from the village of Mata Ortiz in Chihuahua, Mexico.

Our pieces date from the 1880's to the present. Depth within this one media is what we strive for, often representing six generations of one family. Maria Martinez, recognized as the most famous Indian potter, is our specialty and we always have a large selection of her work.

We also appraise American Indian pottery. If you are unable to bring the piece to us, we can appraise from clear photographs. We will need photographs of the piece straight on, the inside and the bottom plus an accurate measurement of the height and diameter. (please no rulers placed in the photo) Any information about the history of the piece is requested. Our charge is $100 per piece.

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Bahti Indian Arts

119 East Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 983-4542

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Tom Bahti began his career in Indian arts in 1949. After graduating from the University of New Mexico with a degree in anthropology, he and his bride, Peggy, opened Ghost Ranch Trading Post.

Moving to Tucson that winter, he was partners with John Tanner at Desert House Crafts before opening Tom Bahti Indian Arts in 1952.

In 1966 he authored the first general introduction to the work of artists of the region. Entitled Southwest Indian Arts and Crafts, it was the first of a trilogy of books - Southwest Indian Tribes and Southwest Indian Ceremonials, that together have sold over a million copies, and have been revised and expanded by his son Mark in subsequent editions.

Mark took over upon Tom's death in 1972 and continues to run the store, with his wife, artist Emmi Whitehorse (www.ewhitehorse.com). Together they opened a a second shop in Santa Fe). Some of the artist they work with are the great-great grandchildren of artisans who sold to Tom Bahti.

A researcher/author like his father, Mark has written a number of books as well, including A Consumer's Guide to Southwest Indian Art, Pueblo Stories and Storytellers, Navajo Sandpainting Art (co-authored with Eugene Baatsoslanii Joe), Collecting Southwest Native American Jewelry, Southwest Indian Weaving, Southwest Indian Designs, Spirit in the Stone (a book on animal carvings and fetishes) and, most recently, Stone and Silver.He is also working on another book (on pottery artists) and two research projects.

And, like his father before him, he continues to be involved with Indian-run organizations addressing education, health and employment issues. He is a long-time board member of the Tucson Indian Center, Chair of the Institute of American Indian Arts' Foundation in Santa Fe. He also serves on the board of the Amerind Foundation.

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Beals and Abbate Fine Art

713 Canyon Rd, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 438-8881

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Abbate Fine Art is a premier contemporary gallery located on Historic Canyon Road in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Featuring paintings, sculpture, woodworks, mixed media works and photography, the gallery takes pride in working closely with individuals seeking the next must-have piece to complete their collection.

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
(505) 476-1250

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The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, one of four museums in the Museum of New Mexico system, is a premier repository of Native art and material culture and tells the stories of the people of the Southwest from pre-history through contemporary art. The museum serves a diverse, multicultural audience through changing exhibitions, public lectures, field trips, artist residencies, and other educational programs.

More than 65,000 visitors come to the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture each year, of which 30% hail from New Mexico, 50% from other states, and 20% from foreign countries. It is MIAC's mission to provide cross-cultural education to the many visitors to Santa Fe who take part in our programs and to New Mexican residents throughout the state. It is especially important that MIAC serve the Indian communities in our state and throughout the Southwest whose contemporary and ancestral cultures are represented in the museum's collections.

The mission of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology is to inspire appreciation for and knowledge of the diverse native arts, histories, languages, and cultures of the Greater Southwest.

Vision Statement
We have an integrated, effective staff who perform our mission with high morale and dedication through effective teamwork and sharing responsibility for projects.

Our state-of-the-art-exhibits continue to excite and inspire people to learn more about Native cultures and the anthropology and archaeology of the Greater Southwest.

We are viewed as a leader in our field resulting in increased recognition by international scholars, our funders, our stakeholders, accrediting agencies, and other museums.

We strive to improve our facilities and increase access through the digitization of our collections and the development of the Center for New Mexico Archaeology.

Nancy Youngblood Fine Traditional Native American Pottery

7 Avenida Vista Grande, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508
(505) 466-1690

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To feel the fire, you have to be the fire. To be the fire, you have to be one with the flame. Nancy Youngblood is the flame. She is the flame that dances behind every jewel-like piece of pottery she produces. Each piece is like her child; birthed by Nancy's flame into perfection.

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Palace of the Governors

105 W. Palace Ave., Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 476-5094

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Originally constructed in the early 17th century as Spain's seat of government for what is today the American Southwest, the Palace of the Governors chronicles the history of Santa Fe, as well as New Mexico and the region. This adobe structure, now the state's history museum, was designated a Registered National Historic Landmark in 1960 and an American Treasure in 1999.

Exhibits, collections and archives at the Palace of the Governors reflect the Spanish colonial (1540-1821), Mexican (1821-1846), U.S. Territorial (1846-1912) and statehood (1912-present) periods of History. The collection consists of more than 15,000 catalogued objects, many of which were donated to the Museum of New Mexico in the 1970's by the Historical Society of New Mexico.

Paseo Pottery

1424 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 988-7687

Paseo Pottery represents a select few of Santa Fe's best ceramic artists. Working in the time honored tradition of quality, functional pottery, each artist produces their own distinct line of handcrafted dinnerware, accessories, and one of a kind pieces. Located behind The Sage Bakehouse, near the expanding Railyard District, PASEO POTTERY invites you to visit our studio and showroom.

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Rainbow Gate

320 Sandoval St., Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 983-8892

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Welcome to Rainbow Gate, home of colorful, handmade, hand painted dinnerware and pottery. Enjoy our vibrantly themed ceramic plates, bowls, cups, teapots, vases and more...brilliantly painted with a variety of motifs including: Birds, Fruit Plates, southwest charm, critters and a vast array of Rainbow Ware colors.

Not far from Santa Fe, on the road to Lower Colonias in the conifer forests high in the mountains above Pecos, New Mexico you might notice one very different kind of metal gate of the type usually seen closing a gap in the barbed wire fences of the ranches out west. This one has its horizontal bars painted the colors of the spectrum. It is the rainbow gate, and beyond it is the home and studios of the artists Allan Walter and Jenny Lind. When they decided in 1994 to start a ceramic art business in Santa Fe, it was an easy decision to name the new enterprise Rainbow Gate, perfectly conveying the artists' sensibility and passion for color.

New Mexico's colors are the colors of the sun and the earth and the sky. The colors of Spain. Literally. Look at the flags and you will see the same colors. The golden yellow of the sun and the red of the earth. And then, in Santa Fe, that sky behind the flag! A blue so chromatic that its saturation penetrates through the eyes to the soul. We think of places in colors of their artists. Goya, Picasso and Miro color Spain. Perhaps more than any other, Georgia O'Keefe has colored New Mexico.

In New Mexico colors are revealed by an extraordinary light - light so clear and intense it has always inspired artists - from Anasazi masters to Ansel Adams and Georgia O'Keefe to the not yet known masters working in Santa Fe and Taos today. Illuminated by that extraordinary light, New Mexico works its numinous way with artists. The light sculpts as well as paints and in the art of ceramics, especially, a powerful synthesis of beauty is possible. These things of elemental essences are found in the ceramic art of Rainbow Gate.

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Santa Fe Clay

545 Camino de la Familia, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 984-1122

Santa Fe Clay occupies a 10,000 square-foot warehouse in the historic Railyard District in downtown Santa Fe. Our facility includes a complete retail supply business, gallery, and fully equipped studio. It is also home to twenty resident ceramic artists. Our year-round classes and workshops provide an inspirational and creative environment for students ranging from children to adults, from beginners to professionals. Through our Summer Workshop Program, and our reputation has been firmly established for bringing quality programming, including nationally recognized artists, to the Santa Fe area. Our elegant 1100 square foot gallery enhances the scope of the Southwest’s most complete Ceramic Art Center. We are open to the public year-round and visitors are always welcome to tour the shop, gallery and studios.

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Turquoise Butterfly

149 E. Alameda Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 982-9277

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One of the most unique and one-of-a-kind galleries in Cloudcroft, New Mexico Turquoise Butterfly Store Frontwas purchased by Ken and Barbara Rice called the Copper Butterfly. The store showcased artists’ works from all over New Mexico, as well as surrounding states. It truly was a rare find… however, in December 2010, the mall next to the Copper Butterfly burned down and the fire consumed the Copper Butterfly as well. It was a sad day to see all of the beautiful art turned into ashes…

But two years later, out of the ashes of the Copper Butterfly comes the new Turquoise Butterfly! Turquoise Butterfly is an artistic business located in an old, historic, adobe building along the Santa Fe River in prestigious Santa Fe, New Mexico. It also is a rare find and so visually exciting that visitors cannot resist taking pictures of the historic building with amazing mosaic art throughout.

At the Turquoise Butterfly you will find unusual jewelry, useful and beautiful pottery, clothing, mesquite-inlaid furniture, amazing Southwestern art, a fine gallery, and so many other treasures. We believe in supporting talented artists in the area as well as finding those unique items that you will only see in our store.

Come take a step back in time as you walk through the mosaic columns, old Tibetan doors, and thick adobe walls and into the heart of art. Located between the Inn at Loretto, the Inn of the Five Graces, and the Inn of the Governors, the Turquoise Butterfly is a must-see destination. Visit us online or explore us in the beautiful city of Santa Fe!

Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian

704 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
(505) 982-4636

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Founded in 1937. Ongoing exhibitions of contemporary and historic Native American art with an emphasis on the Southwest. Exhibitions feature works by established and emerging Native American artists. The historic Case Trading Post hosts ongoing events by featured artists and sells an array of jewelry, baskets, folk art, pottery, and weavings. Free admission. Open 7 days a week 10-5, Closed Christmas & New Year's days.

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