Are you planning on visiting Santa Fe? If so, prepare to be stunned by the natural beauty of its high desert setting. New Mexico’s austere beauty has drawn many accomplished artists who have tried to capture the essence of the landscape and its people. From Georgia O’Keeffe’s intimately detailed florals to Alexander Calder’s magnificent El Sol Rojo, New Mexico brings out the best in artists.
The impressive art galleries of Santa Fe reflect that love of color and evocative art. We’ve listed some of the best in alphabetical order below.
The Art Galleries of Santa Fe
Blue Rain Gallery
For 25 years, Blue Rain Gallery has showcased the works of outstanding Native American artists. Tammy Garcia’s bronzes, Preston Singletary’s glass, and Jim Vogel’s paintings are some of the exquisite pieces you’ll find on display here. Be sure to check out their Friday night openings!
Provocative, evocative, and compelling… Three words that aptly describe the contemporary art within this trend-setting gallery! Visit Evoke Contemporary to see what the galleries of the future will look like. From representational to “twisted”, you’ll find it all within this carefully curated contemporary collection.
Gerald Peters Gallery
With an 8,500 square foot gallery that includes a sculpture garden, extensive research library, and bookstore, the Gerald Peters Gallery is well worth an extended visit. You’ll find a wide selection of art genres at the gallery, which is world-renowned for its nineteenth and twentieth-century American art.
Paintings and sculpture are accompanied by an equally impressive collection of art glass in the LewAllen Galleries. The Contemporary Division offers a range of media from the many schools of contemporary art. The secondary market benefits from the fine selection of American and European modernist works in the Modern Division.
Nedra Matteucci Galleries
Combining centuries of European painting techniques with the unique subject matter of the American West and Southwest has produced the treasured art for which the Nedra Matteucci Galleries are known. The setting is almost as historic and inviting as the art within. Whether you enjoy monumental sculptures like those in the one-acre garden or paintings reminiscent of Charles Russell, this gallery is a must for fans of Western or Southwest art!
Niman Fine Art
The family-owned and operated Niman Fine Art gallery offers a vast and ever-changing portfolio of fine art. Highlights of the portfolio include mixed-media photography by Michael Namingha, contemporary sculpture by Arlo Namingha, and works from internationally renowned artist Dan Namingha.
Juan Kelly’s own art is as fascinating as the gallery he owns. Filled with figurative magical realism and organic abstracts, the Nuart Gallery hosts spectacular shows featuring the works of American, Latin American, and European artists.
Selby Fleetwood Gallery
The Selby Fleetwood Gallery features a full range of contemporary work by many exceptional artists. Abstract, figurative, landscape, mixed media, and representational paintings and sculpture are all on display.
This gallery is named for the volcanic rock formation that is at the heart of a sacred legend of the Navajo people. Fifth-generation art dealer Jed Foutz has merged his love for Navajo art with his appreciation for mid-century modern furnishings in this uniquely eclectic gallery. If you’re looking for an exquisite piece of historic or contemporary Native American art, you’ll definitely want to stop in at Shiprock Gallery.
William Siegal Gallery
The William Siegal Gallery specializes in Pre-Columbian art and antiquities. The gallery features museum-quality textiles and other ancient objects juxtaposed against contemporary paintings, sculptures, and photography. The overall effect is breathtaking!
You won’t find a finer selection of Native American, Southwestern, historic, or contemporary art on the secondary market that at Windsor Betts! Influential Native American artists Kevin Redstar, Fritz Shoulder, and T.C. Canon are represented, along with Louisa McElwain and other well-known artists.
Zaplin Lampert Gallery
The renowned Zaplin Lampert Gallery specializes in the art of the American West and that of famed New Mexican printmakers Gustave Baumann and Gene Kloss. You’ll also find nineteenth and early twentieth-century American paintings along with early works from Santa Fe Art Colony and Taos Society artists.
Welcome to the beauty of Santa Fe
Embracing beauty is easy while visiting Santa Fe. You’ll be surrounded by loveliness, whether natural or manmade, everywhere you go. Even our gorgeous luxury vacation rental properties feature stunning art from some of the galleries listed above. If you’re staying with us, mention that fact at the gallery you’re visiting and you just may be treated to a special tour! Contact Aqui Santa Fe for your next stay in this beautiful and artistic town.