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Originally from the LA area, Gretel started working with hand weaving after moving to Santa Fe 40 years ago. She learned about natural plant dyes and techniques, which lead to learning to weave, combining influences from the surrounding western landscape and traditional weaving styles of Peru, Guatemala, Bolivia and Mexico. Gretel’s business has grown and evolved from jackets and accessories to a popular line of home interior pieces and wall art. Using primarily high quality American cotton chenille, every hand woven piece is unique, with an unmatched attention to detail of colors and patterns. “I love to watch something grow before my eyes as I weave,” says Gretel, “It satisfies a special part of my soul to see every detail come alive in my designs.” When Gretel is not at her loom or designing, she is spending time with her other passion, horseback riding, another way to connect with the traditions and beauty of the West.




Born and raised in New Orleans, LA, this animal-lover visited Northern New Mexico for years, especially when getting away from the hot, humid summers in NOLA. Upon retirement, Barbara Ann moved to a mountain village on the High Road to Taos. Thejedores de las Trampas, a weaving studio in Las Trampas, NM, introduced her to weaving 15 years ago. She started with rag rugs as that was the tradition in Las Trampas. Eight years ago she moved to Taos, NM, and added wool rugs and tapestries. She’s had a life long fondness of color, and weaving with New Mexican hand-spun and hand-dyed wool, especially Churro, has given her fulfillment.





Grew up in Berlin, spent some time in France, California, and Seattle, and now lives in Maui and Santa Fe. "I have been a painter and sculptor for over 25 years and became involved with glass in 2015. I have always been attracted to organic shapes, textures and forms. During my time as a painter and sculptor, I realized that in order to arrive at an organic end product, I have to go through an organic process. Glass is, in my experience, the ideal material for this approach. Between heat, gravity, and centrifugal force, glass takes on a life of its own and as the artist, I end up collaborating with the material, rather than trying to dictate an outcome."

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Assemblage + Painting

Kevin Patrick uses techniques gleaned from 30 years of design and building experience to create abstract works that are filled with expression and exploration. After earning his BA in Art from Cal State University in the 1980s, he followed many other professional paths but always found ways to work in creative fields. In 2011, he relocated to New Mexico with his wife to work full time on art. Kevin enjoys the abstract style because it frees him to get to the source of the idea. Most of his work is in mixed media but is dominated by acrylic paints. "In 2020 I started creating assemblages that contain recycled art, found objects, and other items that stretch
back my entire life. I have been gathering objects since I
was very young and this gave me a way to use them to create pieces using old images to create new ones...I get lost in the search, the hunt to find and put the images all together and make it work.”


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Jennifer Glenn took her first metalsmithing class over twenty years ago and fell in love with the traditional craft. After earning a BFA in Jewelry and Metals from Oklahoma State, she further honed her skills studying in North Carolina, Maine, and Colorado before settling in Santa Fe. Each piece of jewelry is designed and made by Jennifer in her Santa Fe studio. Skill, care, and attention to detail go into every piece, transforming raw materials into wearable art.





Jeanine is a master pastel and oil artist with numerous awards and publications in the Southwest. A Texas native and world traveler, she now calls Santa Fe home. "The intersection of abstraction and realism is where I find myself working in painting landscapes. To discover the abstract in reality and see realism in abstract color and composition is a balance; I don't want to abandon either one but try to pursue an equality between the two. Ultimately, for me, it's a life-long quest for the beauty of a moment in nature, exploring and using a wide-range of painting mediums."



Ceramic Sculpture

In 2018 Mason resigned from his long held position in the field of electrical engineering, left his childhood home of Seattle, Washington, and moved to the desert. His intention for this dramatic transition was to revitalize himself and reinvest in creative passions he had been neglecting for years. Over the course of what was then thought to be a sabbatical, he sampled numerous mediums, suffered failures, celebrated breakthroughs, and ultimately learned a great deal about himself. Mason has since made Santa Fe, New Mexico his home and has focused his creative energy on the ceramics arts. His work ranges from functional pottery to abstract and figurative sculpture. The diversity of his work is unified by its organic, gestural quality. Mason is always seeking a sense of effortlessness in his often highly technical endeavors.

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Glass and Recycled Sculpture

Mitch is founder and director of Fuego ABQ Studio School. He does everything from studio construction, art instruction, apprentice training, and fire-building. After working as a studio artist for 15 years, Mitch founded Fuego as a way to build community through art-making. 

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Carole Belliveau was raised just outside NYC and attended Parsons School of Design. She later taught herself sculpture in order to craft one of a kind and limited edition dolls, going on to win many International Doll of the Year Awards and designing for some of the largest toy companies. Carole moved West in 1997 and was excited by the unlimited vistas, incandescent color and a landscape full of drama and light. She was inspired to paint again, and has since won many awards, most notably the Grand Prize Winner of the Cadmium Award at TRAC 2019, and several FASO BoldBrush Awards. She is a member of The Portrait Society of America, Plein Air Painters of NM, Oil Painters of America, and  American Impressionist Society.

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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 and magical beauty of the desert light.  I have longed to live in northern New Mexico since I was young so that I could be surrounded and immersed in artistic creativity.  Life had other plans as my career took me to various locales in Texas for the next twenty eight years and I have since returned to New Mexico full time. I was honored to be invited to be part of the inaugural Artist In Residence Pilot Program at Ghost Ranch. I work in all mediums and focus on painting both in my studio and plein air.

My work focuses on landscapes, structures and abstract forms.  I particularly love to paint old traditional structures when I venture out to paint. I love the sun and the high desert and the special ambience that only New Mexico can offer. 




Hello! My name is Ravelle and I'm an enamelist from Southern New Mexico. I taught myself how to enamel by reading book and watching YouTube videos! I use a kiln that heats up to 1600 degrees using sheet copper as my base. I counter enamel each piece for additional strength. The front side is kiln fired with 3 to 7 layers of glass depending on the look I'm trying to accomplish. Talk about a hot way to express art! I love the bright colors and shapes and the unique way glass melts. I also make my sterling silver ear wires. Jewelry is such a wonderful expression of the soul that I can't resist making my own. Wearing a piece that makes you feel good is a great way to start the day and a great way to make one feel special and beautiful. I hope you enjoy what I've crated with love, sweat, and may hours of practice and patience.

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Ceramic Sculpture

Greta Ruiz grew up near the small village of Guadalupita, in Northern New Mexico. She has been collecting beads, wood, metal and old things as long as she can remember and has developed her own organic methods which are reflected in the variety of styles that she works in. She developed a lifelong love of clay and in hand building in high school, and continued studies at Pitzer College, and then traveled to Japan for a year of study of Japanese Art History, Fine Art and the Japanese aesthetic. Upon her return to California she learned more about combining texture, color and shape to create integrated forms.

Greta moved back to New Mexico in 1986 to pursue her ceramic career. In 2000 she joined Santa Fe Clay and began taking classes and workshops where she explored several hand building styles. In 2002 Greta took over teaching the children’s classes at Santa Fe Clay. Working with the children reminds her to be playful in her approach to clay and that anything is possible.



Mixed Media

Born and raised in Chicago, Kim now resides in New Mexico (and loves it). She graduated from North Park University with a B.A. in Art and went on to work for Chicago area publishers as a graphic artist. She eventually began concentrating on fine art and for the last 15 years has shown her work in local galleries and art fairs. Kim is known for her use of vintage buttons, costume jewelry, collaged paper and found objects. Her highly textured, colorful mixed media pieces are sometimes whimsical, sometimes thought provoking and always original. “I sold vintage and antique items for several years and during that time I accumulated many bits and pieces of jewelry, glass, ephemera, buttons etc. that I started incorporating into my paintings. I thoroughly enjoyed highlighting these items in new and interesting ways. While I do still love painting “traditionally” in acrylic, I can’t stop making these fun pieces!”

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Upon her recent St. Lawrence University degree in art and art history, Jackie moved to Santa Fe to work in the arts and explore New Mexico's magnificent landscape.

"I love to create pieces that include aspects of nature and reflect upon my time spent outdoors. My style involves combining bold colors with fine details."

Jackie works in multiple media including graphic design, acrylic painting, and drawing.




I have always drawn people and that led me to studying human anatomy in college and a career as a medical illustrator. I specialized in heart valve surgery illustration which requires very specific tight renderings. However, I also longed to paint outside the lines and not to have to make the arteries red and the veins blue. So now I am 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.

A founding member of the Santa Fe Pleinairians, a weekly plein air painting group and a member of the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, plein air painting is the basis of my work in and out of the studio. I have exhibited in juried and non-juried shows, winning prize for figurative and contemporary interpretation categories. The City of Albuquerque recently purchased my painting, "New Mexico Dream" for their public art collection. My work is in collections nationwide.



Designs of Erika

Erika is a Swedish-born Santa Fe artist who marries form and function in all that she creates. 
She transforms hardy materials originally made to withstand the elements into sleek, contemporary pieces that are as practical as they are stylish. Something viewed as purely functional by many, morphs into sculpture with Erika’s vision and nod to Scandinavian design. Her creations have been featured in galleries and exhibits in both the United States and Sweden. These designs in woven and clear vinyl are practical as they are attractive. They are stain, mildew, fade, and mold resistant. Some are waterproof.  Careful attention to detail results in light weight articles that hold their shape. Erika's goal as an artist is to “create pieces that both enhance and beautify the world around us.”

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“I want to make the ordinary extraordinary and depict beauty in the unnoticed and represent the ambience of a place and time that has a special, memorable, or familiar iconic presence. Many of the places I paint are rural scenes that include abandoned buildings that have a long history. I try to capture the beauty and a sense of time and place, focusing on light and shadow and the abstract qualities in the puzzling shapes that warp over a surface. I use the colors and tones, along with bright contrasting whites and shadows created by the hot sun. I was raised in Indiana but lived in Massachusetts, New York City, Europe, then Montana and Santa Fe. With 40 plus years as a dedicated painter I am still looking for complex and hidden compositions in the seemingly simplest of places.” Sheila Miles has exhibited in over 300 gallery and museum exhibitions, in 150 public collections, and is an art consultant, mentor, and teacher.






A native of Los Angeles who has lived in New Mexico on and off for decades, Wyatt Welker now makes his home in Santa Fe. Although originally a cartoonist, he now primarily paints portraits in acrylic, a medium often overlooked simply because it is bad. He soldiers on, however, driven by his current obsession with the human face. His favorite movie is the one where Anthony Edwards dies in the La Brea Tar Pits in the end.






Santa Fe artist working primarily in oils. For the past ten years Raquel's paintings have focused New Mexico churches, Southwest architectural features, and high-desert plant life. These have lead to her current series and original interest and passion: indoor still-lifes–be they traditional florals and fruit, or more quirky subjects. She grew up primarily in Oregon, Texas and Italy and spent several years in North Africa and France as a teen. Travel has always been a passion, but living in Northern New Mexico has awakened in her the fascination with light and shadows, color and form. She hopes this passion shows in the many subjects she paints.


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We love what we do. We love the animals and the natural environments that inspire our artworks. We love connecting with the communities where our sculptures are located. And we love bringing something of beauty into the world that resonates with the viewer. As a company, our mission is to activate public space while bringing nature into human consciousness.




Encaustic Collage

Ginny Wallace-Curry is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and comes from a family of artists. She moved to Santa Fe in 2011 after retiring from a career as a lawyer and labor arbitrator. In retirement, she is able to devote more time to her lifelong passion: making art. Over the years, Ginny has taken numerous and diverse classes and workshops across the country and in Italy. She works in many media: ceramics, collage, printmaking, encaustic, painting, drawing, and book arts.

Across all media, her work searches for the magic and mystery in the past and present worlds. She has carved ancient symbols, real and imagined, into clay. Her collages and encaustic paintings combine the ephemera of life, from magazines, books, nature, and found objects, to tell a story or create interesting juxtaposition of images and patterns. In all media, texture heavily inspires Ginny’s work.

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Inspired by the frescoes and fairy tales of old Europe, Lisa began creating her painted canvas dreamscapes in 2010. Both romantic and ethereal in feeling, they evolved naturally from her prior 10 years of experience painting murals and decorative finishes for homes. Working mostly large-scale, her paintings become a "glimpse of serenity" that invites the viewer to wander into a timeless world. In her airy Northern New Mexico mountain studio, she lets the images grow naturally, using tinted gesso, acrylic, pastel, glazes, stencils she makes from pressed leaves and flowers, her nature sketches, or historical designs, to build layers of organic pattern and texture. Flowers, birds, and animals emerge, colors shift between faded and fresh, as she explores her landscape that is partly real, partly imaginary.





I began my artistic career as an illustrator and graphic designer for print media; I now concentrate on painting with acrylics, oils with cold wax, and encaustics as I venture into the abstract.  My method of creation requires that I face and embrace change and the unexpected, painting layer upon layer, often destroying or obscuring one layer to create the next. While I am often terrified by what I am doing, I have also learned to 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.  I am delighted, too, to find that my abstract paintings invite wide and lively interpretations by viewers and collectors. 




Alice Bailey’s sojourn through design began at age 15 and has encompassed fashion, costuming, interior design, hand-painted silk scarves, jewelry and mosaics for over 30 years. Though she has been creating mosaics for over 10 years, her newest passion is one-of-a-kind mosaic sculpture. Reflective to her jewelry designs, Alice implements gems, minerals, fossils and natural stones to embody elegance and motion; clearly revealing her passion for color and texture. The beauty of her sculptures offers the individual dance of interpretation for each viewer. The impact of Alice’s mosaic sculptures is enchanting and leaves one wanting to see more!




This small batch, limited production jewelry collection is crafted in reclaimed orchard wood from the northern New Mexico village of Cuartelez. My friend and I harvest declining walnut and fruit trees on his ancestral property there. After finishing a B.S. in Industrial Design, I realized that my true passion lay in handwork. My preference for the plane over the pixel led me to complete a formal training program in Fine Woodworking and Professional Craft. I embrace certain elements of the 19th century Arts & Crafts stylistic tradition—simple lines, handsome proportions, restrained decoration, and native materials—while remaining unburdened by the utopian, anti-industrial philosophy of the movement. I incorporate the commercial furniture production techniques of steam bending and bent lamination.




“I am a contemporary abstract painter with a lifelong interest in psychology and the ‘ins and outs’ of human connection. Using a gestural approach, I combine acrylics, oil pastels and mark-making tools to explore the open spaces living in the midst of mass, color and intersections. My intention is to express the freedom that comes from squeezing through constrictions, there to find hope and space to breathe.”

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Jamie Chase was born in Sacramento, California in 1955, and received his BA in Painting and Drawing from San Francisco Art Institute, 1977. He also attended Academy of Art College in 1975 majoring in painting, drawing, and animation. He currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Chase works with the fundamentals of perception: the human experience, the personal environment, and the way the two interact with each other. His figures, at times become so abstract as to seem like columns of pure internal energy, are inseparable from their surroundings that may be seen as external energy fields. In this way, the artist refines and concentrates reality to its essence: each person is a unique expression of energy within the larger sphere, an individual dynamo connected to the basic power source. In this way, Jamie Chase is truly a generative artist. Each painting is an incarnation, like the best of personal relationships. It unfolds as he interacts with it, developing strength in some areas and receding in others.

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I was raised in the 50s in the orange and lemon groves of LA county. In this rural community where I grew up there was dirt under my feet, fresh air and lots of land to roam. I have endless memories of the natural world of my childhood. I’ve lived in the Southwest now for 35 years, and every day I observe and appreciate a broader scope of color and light. I’m influenced daily by the vast skies, glorious sunsets and warm round hills. The birds and animals are not only captivating but endlessly entertaining. My work reflects these influences in a dreamlike nature that comes from a place both real and ethereal.




Nature has influenced artists throughout time, and artists working in glass often draw on nature for their inspiration. Elodie Holmes and Caleb Smith have based their collaborative creations on elements in the natural world, both in their use of materials and in the intellectual content. These metal and glass sculptures focus on ecological elements to express our interconnection with the environment.
Both are avid gardeners and beekeepers, and the importance of bees as pollinators is central to their work, for which they have created larger-than-life blown glass flowers and bees. Bees depend on flowers to provide nectar for sustenance and in the process, they pollinate crops and flowers which then birds, insects and other animals thrive on. This symbiotic relationship demonstrates the essential role that bees play in the survival of the environment; the artists ask the viewers to be mindful of this fragile balance that is being threatened by pesticides, habitat disruption, and climate change.


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