Inspired by sweeping vistas of high plains and mountains, a special quality of light punctuated by glorious sunsets, and a history that includes indigenous inhabitants here for millennia and European settlers here for centuries, Santa Fe is an arts community with thousands of working artists.

Northern New Mexico has been a center for the visual arts throughout its history. Its sculptural traditions range from the clay vessels and figures of early Pueblo Indian artists, to the wood carvings of the Spanish settlers, to the figurative and abstract sculptures of contemporary 21st century artists. Santa Fe is the third largest art market in the United States in terms of sales of art, and is also a national leader in terms of the percentage of its population engaged in the arts.

All the artists chosen for this exhibit live and work in the Santa Fe area. They represent the three cultures that are dominant in the community – Anglo, American Indian and Hispanic.  Of the sixteen artists represented here, all but two are still living and creating notable works of art. Ten of the artists are American Indian, all but one from tribes indigenous to New Mexico and the Southwest.

Santa Fe is imbued with a creative spirit that nurtures artists. These striking works of art spring from the power of this extraordinary place. The Santa Fe Botanical Garden is pleased to showcase these artists and honor their work.

Dr. Letitia Chambers, Guest Curator and Clayton Bass, CEO, Santa Fe Botanical Garden

Artists in the show will include Kevin Box, Bill Barrett, Doug Coffin, David DeStafeno,Tammy Garcia, Phillip Haozous, Allan Houser, Estella Loretto, Frank Morbillo, Arlo Namingha, Dan Namingha, Michael Naranjo, Bill Prokopiof, David Pearson, Gilbert Romero and Roxanne Swentzell.

The Power of Place Preview Party at Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill

  • By invitation only
  • Thursday, May 14, 5-7pm
  • Meet the Artists – Wine and Lite Bites

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