Native American Art

Buying Native American Art

Jemez 11-figure nativity set by Maxine Toya. By Ashley M. Biggers Lyn Fox, owner of Lyn A. Fox Fine Pueblo Pottery in Santa Fe, didn’t start out as a pueblo pottery expert. He and his wife purchased their first pueblo pottery piece directly from the artist. It was a small storyteller (a woman figure with her children gamboling around her) …

Alexander Girard

Place Making

By Ashley M. Biggers In a letter to friends, Alexander Girard enumerated the reasons for his 1953 move from Michigan to Santa Fe. One of the most influential interior and textile designers of the 20th century, Girard (1907–1993) also ventured to the Land of Enchantment to be closer to the Mexican and Pueblo cultures that inspired him to reintroduce color …

Touchstone Gallery

Touchstone Gallery features the natural wonders of the mineral and fossil world. Showcasing authentic fossil and mineral specimens, jewelry, and home décor items from around the globe, Touchstone Gallery is an enchanting location that visitors of all ages will enjoy! At our gallery you can examine fossil bones and teeth from ancient and extinct creatures such as Dinosaurs, Mammoths, Megalodon …

Origami in the Garden

Origami means “folding paper” in Japanese. Origami in the Garden is an outdoor exhibition, created by Santa Fe artists Jennifer and Kevin Box that captures the delicate nature of this paper art form in museum-quality sculptures. Discover what can be folded from a single piece of paper: soaring birds, gliding airplanes, galloping ponies, floating boats, and emerging butterflies. The exhibition …

Heidi Loewen Fine Art

Heidi Loewen Fine Art

“Clay is ancient. Clay is interactive. Clay is my joy. Porcelain, my sculptural canvas.”Photography by Gabriella Marks Heidi Loewen, ARTsmart’s 2019 Artist of the Year, is a favorite among tourists and residents. Heidi Loewen Fine Art is near the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Her smoked porcelain platters and gold-leaf illuminated sculptures make an excellent complement to New Mexico’s legendary, celebrated artist. …

Wahleah's Taos Pueblo Gallery

Wahleah’s Taos Pueblo Gallery

In the midst of the magnificent blue mountains of the Sangre de Cristos lies the timeless American Indian village of Taos Pueblo. Within the borders of this renowned, majestic, ancient settlement, you will find a hidden treasure, Wahleah’s (pronounced Wa-Hey-Lah) Taos Pueblo Gallery. Wahleah’s is located on the pueblo’s south side, across the river and over the footbridge from the …

Prescott Gallery & Sculpture Garden

Prescott Gallery & Sculpture Garden

Life and art join to reveal a dynamic partnership in the work of Fredrick Prescott. The joy and animation seen in Prescott’s sculpture simultaneously evoke the natural world and its imaginary counterpart. As graphically bold and colorful as his pieces are, they always look perfectly at ease in a natural setting, though there is no denying their contemporary style. Using …

New Mexico Culture

Multicultural Multiplicity

Russell Sanchez, San Ildefonso, Polychrome water jar. 2018.Photo courtesy King Galleries. — By Eve Tolpa Russell Sanchez and Arthur López, Immaculate Conception and Avanyu Jar. Photo courtesy King Galleries. A BRIGHTLY PAINTED CHRIST CHILD AND LAMB adorn a stone-polished clay vessel, which San Ildefonso potter Russell Sanchez built coil by coil and contemporary santero (an artist who creates religious artwork) …