William Haskell at the Albuquerque Museum
Posted October 30th, 2014 by Manitou Galleries
Manitou Artist, William Haskell was recently included in the Albuquerque Museum's Miniatures and More Show. This show is a selective juried show and is a fundraiser for the Albuquerque Museum. All three of William's paintings sold with multiple bids and went to help the museum. This is a photo of William Haskell speaking with one of the show's visitors on opening night.
Congratulations Kim Wiggins!
Posted October 30th, 2014 by Manitou Galleries
Congratulations to Manitou Artist, Kim Wiggins for earning a Heritage Award from the Historical Society for Southeastern New Mexico. Kim Wiggins, along with Dorothy Peterson were honored. This is a photo of Kim accepting his award.
Bob Nelson on Arizona Collectibles!
Posted October 5th, 2014 by Manitou Galleries
Click here to watch episodes of Arizona collectibles featuring Manitou Galleries owner, Bob Nelson!
New Paintings from Harry Greene
Posted September 24th, 2014 by Manitou Galleries
We are very excited about Harry Greene's new work and the changes in his color pallette. His new shifts are certainly working well! The following text is from Harry:
"My attempt is to take viewers of my work beyond the obvious picturesque qualities of romantic ruin - former places of refuge and communal ceremony, poetically enhanced by the tranquility of desertion and loaded with ghosts.
The representation is always symbolic. Collapsing structures that are mysteries of stolid stone and clay, listing in wild weeds and baked ruts of earth that keep their secrets from us, but not the evidence of life, are symbolic. It is my will that they should be considered by folks as an apotheosis of human endurance.
For those who collect my work and have followed it over the years, you will notice an increased sense of glorification though the handling of color and a ripening of the primary principles: life, death, and rebirth.
It is always a wonder to me that the buttery summer afternoons, the effulgence of a brilliant western sky, swelling thunderheads, threatening storms, lavender nights - scenery often presented - becomes, with no effort, original and unique every single time.
I never tire of being at bat. Probably my expression in paint is a weak swing at the incredible screwball of metaphysical events. Still, I try to illustrate the indelible history of the life dream that is not confined to this earth. Is this too mush to ask of a painting? Maybe. But I, like all of us, do what I must."
Santa Fe, 2014
A message from Bob
Posted August 27th, 2014 by Manitou Galleries
Bob Nelson, the owner of Manitou Galleries and the Nelson Museum of the West, would like to thank all of our artists and collectors who made this year's Indian Market one of our most successful weekends ever. Thanks everyone! We appreciate your hard work and patronage.
Posted August 25th, 2014 by Manitou Galleries
I've never seen so many of our artists in one place! So much talent in this photo! Thank you to all of the artists and collectors who attended our dinner in honor of the Booth Museum.
Seated from left: Jennifer O'Cualain, Martha Pettigew
Standing first row: JD Challenger, Bob Nelson (Gallery Owner), Fran Larsen, Liz Wolf, Gail Gash Taylor, Del Pettigrew
Standing second row: Kim Wiggins, Tom Perkinson, Ethelinda, Jim Eppler
Standing third row: Steve Worthington, Jerry Jordan, Roger Hayden Johnson
Standing fourth row: Paul Rhymer, William Haskell, Jeff Cochran, David Knowlton, BC Nowlin
It's a bird! It's a plane!....
Posted August 7th, 2014 by Manitou Galleries
.....It's Martha Pettigrew's sculpture, "Gossip", heading to it's new home on Canyon Road. Please stop by the gallery to see this beautiful artwork in person.
Formerly an illustrator, Martha Pettigrew has established herself as one of the foremost Western contemporary sculptors. Her work has been accepted in such prestigious and exclusive exhibitions as: Settlers West’s The Great American West Show, Tucson Arizona; Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum’s Birds in Art, Wausau, Wisconsin; Women Artists and the West, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona; and Sculpture in the Park, Loveland, Colorado.
Pettigrew says, “I find the everyday tasks of the native people of the Southwest, especially the women, to be an endless source of inspiration. If I have achieved my goal as a sculptor if the viewer feels an emotional attachment and never tires of seeing the piece. The sculpture may become a source of inspiration in their lives.”
Kim Wiggins in Western Art Collector!
Posted July 22nd, 2014 by Manitou Galleries
Congratulations to Kim Wiggins! Kim was featured in the July issue of Western Art Collector. The article provides a fascinating biography of Kim's history, his deep roots in the American West and his beliefs about art. Some highlights include accounts of Kim's father, who was a famous photojournalist, and Kim's mother - a very well known rodeo cowgirl, nightclub owner and art collector. Kim became introduced to art primarily through his father's art gallery on Canyon Road, and his connection with many well known Western Modernists such as,
Wyeth, Hurd, Randall Davey, Bisttram, and Alexandre Hogue. You can read more about Kim Wiggins and his interesting history in his article at www.westernartcollector.com.
New Work by Roger Rossi
Posted July 17th, 2014 by Manitou Galleries
Our Palace Avenue location is showing new work by Roger Rossi. His new oil paintings feature the architecture and floriculture of Santa Fe. Rossi's new subjects include the famous St. Francis Cathedral and the charming courtyards and adobes near Canyon Road. The paintings are teeming with plant life and are painted with surprisingly crisp details that reward careful inspection. Personally, I really like how Roger Rossi's paintings look nearly photgraphic from across the room. However, as one nears the surface of the painting, all of the expressive brushstrokes and painterly activity becomes apparent.
Roger frequently travels to Europe, where he finds inspiration for his paintings in the landscapes and gardens of Italy, France, Spain and England. He serves on the Board of the Salmagundi Club, the Allied Artists of America, Audubon Artists and the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibitions. He exhibits continually with these organizations and is a member of Oil Painters of America and the Artist Fellowship.
Wayne Salge's Cecil installed in a public park in Little Rock!
Posted June 17th, 2014 by Manitou Galleries
Wayne Salge's "Cecil" being loaded, unloaded and permanently installed along the river walk area in Little Rock, AR, April, 2014."Cecil" is an edition of 6 – 16'h x 6'w x 4'd – bronze with stainless steel pyramid – $80,000.00.
Liz Wolf on the Cover of Southwest Art!
Posted June 12th, 2014 by Manitou Galleries
Sunday With the Artists
Posted June 10th, 2014 by Manitou Galleries
Sunday June 8th marked the first of our seasons “Sunday with the Artists” events. Alvin Gill-Tapia joined us at our Manitou Galleries location at 225 Canyon Road to discuss his life and artistic development with a group of clients. Alvin Gill-Tapia has been a painter for over 20 years. Through his mentorship from a stunning roster of teachers and artists along with his many years in the New York art scene, Alvin developed his unique artistic style. In addition to his artistic development, Alvin discussed the architecture of his native Northern New Mexico. He draws great inspiration from its beauty and history. Alvin showed slides of both the architecture of the area as well as his own personal artistic perspective on these historic sites, discussing his technique and relationship with each piece. It was an honor to host this dynamic and engaging artist for our first “Sunday with the Artists” event of 2014.
Join us next month on July 6th from 2-3 pm for our next “Sunday with the Artists” event featuring Jim Eppler.
June Preview in Western Art Collector
Posted May 19th, 2014 by Manitou Galleries
Click here to download the preview of our June show at our Palace Ave gallery from Western Art Collector!
Manitou at the Briscoe
Posted April 24th, 2014 by Manitou Galleries
Manitou’s ever intrepid, sales dude (and surf guru), Jamie, flew in to San Antonio last month for The Briscoe Western Art Museum‘s 13th annual, Best of Western Art Show/Weekend Extravaganza.
Over 60 Artists display their works on two gigantic floors of the Jack Guenther Pavilion, located on San Antonio’s famous river front. The event includes two nights of ridiculously lavish dinners, artist awards, live music, ceremony and legendary, Lone Star State, festivities. Collectors from all over the world (and especially Texas) attend and celebrate each and every year in San Antonio.
Jamie represents Manitou in San Antonio at this annual event and claims to need an entire month (following) to recover from all the fun. Oh, he gets a little work in too, networks relentlessly . . .and prepares tirelessly, 6 months in advance of this much touted annual event.
Manitou Artists displayed and in attendance were: Nicholas Coleman, Jerry Jordan and Kim Wiggins.
Jamie with Jerry Jordan
Jamie with Kim Wiggins
Jamie with Nicholas Coleman
At the close of The Briscoe Museum’s Annual Show on 04/27, original works by Jerry Jordan, Nicholas Coleman and Kim Wiggins will transfer to Manitou Gallery’s West Palace Avenue location. Expect to view these absolutely remarkable works by May 1st.
Jerry and Marilyn Jordan
Kim and Maria Wiggins with Jamie and CeCe Wright
Passport to the Arts 2014; May 9-11
Posted April 7th, 2014 by Manitou Galleries
The Canyon Road Merchants Association is pleased to announce Passport to the Arts 2014, a special event that connects art lovers with world-class artists and galleries in the famed art destination. The annual three-day celebration begins Friday evening with art openings and receptions at many Canyon Road galleries. Special events, headlined by the Artist Quick Draw and Live Auction, continue throughout the day on Saturday at multiple Canyon Road venues.
Art lovers will find incredible art without the attitude. Look over the shoulders of artists, visit amazing restaurants and exquisite shops, and enjoy everything that historic Canyon Road has to offer. Passport to the Arts will also feature a silent auction, music, children's art projects, and a variety of special shows and exhibitions celebrating the art of Canyon Road.
For more information or to register for bidding in the Live Auction, please call the association office
at 505.795.5703 or visit the website at www.VisitCanyonRoad.com.