By Rey Móntez
For almost four centuries the Móntez family has made Santa Fe its home. Since the 1600’s, family members have been builders, farmers, artisans, and those in the clergy. Among the most accomplished of the artisans is Ramón Móntez (featured in Tradición Revista magazine), whose devotion and perfection to detail represent the heritage and inspiration for Móntez Gallery.
Since 1989 the Móntez Gallery presents the largest collection of contemporary and antique Spanish Colonial Art in New Mexico for the discriminating buyer. Móntez Gallery is recognized by awards of distinction for its authenticity, representation, and preservation of this specialized art form. We have become known for our credibility and reputation for quality religious art objects from New Mexico, Mexico and around-the-world! We were voted the “Best Hispanic Gallery in Santa Fe” by Santa Feans; Southwest Magazine listed us as an important reason to visit Santa Fe; Travel & Leisure Magazine stated that we were the gallery to visit for Christmas shopping; all major travel guide books, such as Frommers and Fodor’s, list us as an important gallery to visit while in the Santa Fe area. National Geographic Travel has recommended us, as have The Santa Fe New Mexican and Dot magazine.
What do Al Pacino, Ali McGraw, Barbara Anderson, Ben Kingsley, Billy Bob Thornton, Brian Denehy, Jane Fonda, Judge Reinhold, Laura Dern, Lauren Hutton, Marsha Mason, Robert Englund, Steve Martin, Tommy Lee Jones, and Wes Studi have in common? They have all shopped and made purchases at Móntez Gallery! Other shoppers include Jennifer Tilly, Madelyn Allbright, Naomi Judd and Peter Macnicol.
One celebrity that had his scouts purchase santos for his movie “Appaloosa” filmed close to Santa Fe, is Ed Harris. Since Móntez Gallery helped the movie with santos and period photographs, Mr. Harris gave Rey an autographed photograph thanking him “[for] all the great goodies for Appaloosa.” Because he is a movie buff, Rey has on display autographed pictures of all celebrities who have made purchases at Móntez Gallery.
Móntez Gallery is now located in Truchas, New Mexico. Include yourself among our many happy clients — serious art collectors, seekers of devotional art forms, and those attracted and inspired by the representation of history and culture — who have repeatedly used our expertise and quality service and invested in our special one-of-a-kind art pieces.