As promised, Anna (previous post The Old Adobe Church, the Wolf and Survival) and I headed down the mountain once again to take you on a short tour of Santa Fe galleries (see the first gallery tour in the previous post Gallery Hopping In Santa Fe).
We started our day downtown at Evoke Contemporary because it’s simply one of our favorites. Find more about Evoke at evokecontemporary.com.
Then we went round the corner to see what Skotia was up to. See skotiagallery.com.
Just walking down the street in Santa Fe is an art tour all its own. Everywhere you turn there are beautiful old adobe structures.
So we enjoyed our short stroll from Skotia over to one of the LewAllen Galleries (their other gallery is at the Rail Yard—we’ll visit there soon, I promise). Lots about LewAllen at lewallengalleries.com.
But the real highlight of our day turned out to be a visit to the Jane Sauer Gallery on Canyon Road (jsauergallery.com). As luck would have it, Jorden Nye, the Gallery Manager, was there and he gave us a significant amount of his time taking us through the gallery artist by artist. Anna knows Jorden and he is a good friend of Bill Franke’s who owns Hand Artes Gallery in Truchas, but I was meeting him for the first time.
Jorden is passionate about art and artists and has spent a lot of his adult life collecting. He says his work at the gallery is a labor of love. It shows. It was a privilege to hear about each artist’s process from someone who really knows and deeply cares. While the work was beautiful and caught my attention on its own, learning about it from Jorden made it come alive in ways I would only expect from talking with the artists themselves. I hope those of you reading this post will have a chance to come to Santa Fe and visit the gallery in person. Trust me, it’s a wonderful and enriching experience.
Anna and I had intended to go to the Rail Yard District after Canyon Road to visit more galleries but we both agreed anything would be a let down after the time spent with Jorden. So we went to Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods and headed back up the mountain. But we promise to get back to Santa Fe soon. We want to take you to the Rail Yard and Site Santa Fe, as well as visit the Farmer’s Market and Flea Market. There will be other days, other adventures.
Until then, love to you all,
P.S. This is how I spent March 8th. Nice to have you with me.