Kate Samuels' Debut Of Glare Bears: Put On A Happy Face!
May 3 - June 30, 2024
Opening reception: Friday, May 24, 5:00

Glare Bears: Put On A Happy Face! New series debut at POP Gallery May 3rd 2024 with artist reception Friday May 24th 5-7pm.

Kate Samuels typically paints colorful and ethereal creatures immersed in the raw beauty of organically detailed flowers and abstract elements paired with the occasional cartoon inspiration juxtaposed with graphic or skeletal detail. What emerges are strangely genuine and unique expressions of wild sacred animals like you've never seen them before. Kate has been developing her Glare Bears characters with reference to early 1970s kitsch, early animation and takes inspiration from Mark Ryden, the King of POP Surrealism.

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Winter Salon-Back Room Extravaganza
February 1 - February 28, 2024
Opening reception: Friday, February 2, 5:00

Group exhibition of old and older works! Making room for new shows and out with the old...20% off select older works in February ONLY! Call for more details...

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Cute and Creepy 2023
October 31 - December 31, 2023
Opening reception: Tuesday, October 31, 10:00

Group featurette opens October 27th with original works by Nik Duran-Geiger, Laurie Mika, Joel Nakamura, Kelli Judkins-Cooper, Sophia Torres, and Lynden St. Victor among others.

Somewhat whimsical, or on the edge of darkness we embrace the playful side of creep for the holidays!

Soft reception for Halloween…we are open for tricks & treats at 10 am Spooky, cute and creepy ART abounds.
(Closing at 4ish to beat the ghouls home) Stay safe Santa Fe! BOO!

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Don Kennell: Thinking Wild Portals
August 4 - October 25, 2023
Opening reception: Saturday, August 12, 5:00

Summer Group Show opens with new work during August First Friday ARTWALK through September. Mingle with the artists during a reception Saturday August 12th 5p-7pm.

The team DKLA Designs creates recycled metal sculptures with Don Kennell's larger than life majestic animals in forged steel, galvanized steel or upcycled car hoods. Their work is in private, corporate and public work collections internationally! Debuting a new series of large scale wall sculptures, "Thinking Wild Portals" for summer 2023.

The window is a portal. Taking you someplace. Outdoors. Go.

Art creates a portal. A portal to another world or another way of seeing the world.

Through different eyes you can see what life might be like from a different perspective.

How would a bison see the world differently from a rabbit for example?

We share this world with other creatures. We believe all creatures on the planet are interconnected. What happens to them happens to us. At DKLA Design, our mission is to bring other species into human consciousness.

Using animal imagery makes a claim for the universal. Our methods give life to inert hard material. These forces shape this material into living creatures. And this tells the story of human beings who care.

“Thinking Wild Portals” is our way to transport the viewer to another way of seeing.-DKLA

Sneak preview available ...these you need to see in person! Contact us by phone 505.820.0788 or email Sharla@popsantafe.com.

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Native POP
August 4 - August 20, 2023
Opening reception: Sunday, August 20, 10:00

Our first Indian Market show was hosted in August 2007, Native Vinyl, featuring rising artists creating works on vinyl and found objects. The exhibition featured Rose B. Simpson, Watermelon Seven, Jake Fragua, Yatika Fields, Ryan Singer, Chris Pappan, Cannupa Hanska Luger and Douglas Miles among others.

Over time creatives Stephen Paul Judd, Bunny EchoHawk, Joe Hopkins and Brent Learned joined us during market weekend! We look forward to hosting yet another untraditional event for 2023.

Submissions now open to Sharla@popsantafe.com through July 1st.

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Joel Nakamura, Dual Existence: The Juxtaposition of Dreams and Dragons
August 1 - September 30, 2023
Opening reception: Saturday, August 12, 5:00

Artist reception Saturday August 12th features new works and a glimpse into the artwork of rising artist Kai Nakamura.

International Award winning artist Joel Nakamura is known for his unique style: a blend of folk art and sophisticated iconography rendered in a neo-primitive technique. He is chosen for many of his commissions for his knowledge of tribal art, mythology, and for his ability to convey stories and information in an intricate and engaging manner.

Nakamura's ability to render humanity in such primal, edgy hues has captured the attention of clients like Time Magazine, US News & World Report, and the Los Angeles Times. His paintings have enlivened the pages of many other books and publications, as well as the 2002 Winter Olympics opening and closing ceremonies programs. Nakamura has been profiled in Communication Arts, Step Inside Design, Confetti and Southwest Art magazines. He is proud to be the recipient of over two hundred awards of excellence.

Contact us directly for collectors preview at 505.820.0788 or email Sharla@popsantafe.com.

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Contemporary Spanish Market 2023
July 21 - August 1, 2023
Opening reception: Friday, July 28, 5:00

Mingle with local and visiting market artists during a celebration of new originals by Albuquerque's distinguished POP painter, David Santiago and celebrating Santa Fe painter Robb Rael's 20th Anniversary as one of the premier artisans participating in Contemporary market. New works by both artists available exclusively at POP Gallery, sneak preview available!

Contemporary Market is the worlds largest contemporary hispanic market. It takes place in the heart of the plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico every July. This years market dates are July 29th & 30th 8am-5pm and entry is free. Join us for an artist reception Friday July 28th 6-8pm.

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POP Colores!
July 1 - July 25, 2023
Opening reception: Friday, July 7, 5:00

POP Colores! is a summer group show showcasing incredibly talented creatives uninhibited by color opening during IFAM (International Folk Art Market) and featured for the 5th Annual Santa Fe ART Week, hosted by Santa Fe Tourism Department. A week of music, studio & gallery art & food in the City Different...and our exhibition runs through September!

Featuring 2 new artists Joshua Spendlove & Travis Bruce Black among others.

NAW.T.Kat Series:

The graffiti-covered trains and alleyways of Las Vegas, Nevada, impacted my childhood, as did the untouchable masterworks found in museums and galleries. I am in awe of color, line, contrast, and the energy of the creation process. I attended the Las Vegas Academy of Art where I gained a foundation in art & design. After University and traveling abroad, I began my path as an artist exploring the relationships of duality, polarity & the balance between two opposites. I find stillness and peace creating art. Through art we find harmony in chaos, and perfection in randomness. Spendlove invites you to join him on a journey of bold & playful art. In his work you will see a delicate balance of bold, vibrant hues contrasted by its opposite & the electric energy they create in proximity. Each piece will invite you in for a closer look and strike up the conversation. Using acrylic paints, patterning, and the balance of positive & negative space he creates a platform for engagement which brings a fun zen-like energy to any space.

User Interface series:
"I try to flesh out the spectrum of difference between abstraction and naturalistic form to illustrate how layered reality is and to tease out a more inclusive picture of what "real" feels like. Color is Emotion. Implied movement is Time. Design is balanced in a way that shows the vulnerability or unlikeliness of our experience.

An overarching theme for my work is how complex creatures are and how every living thing is a little package of God-knows-what-mystery. This moves me to paint."-TBB

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Pop Goes to The Dogs! 2023
June 2 - June 30, 2023
Opening reception: Friday, June 2, 10:00

Annual Benefit for ADW and SFAS...
Group exhibition featuring works colorful & whimsical art in 2D & 3D featuring Trevor Mikula & Marty Goldstein among others.

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Spring Salon 2023
March 1 - April 30, 2023
Opening reception: Friday, March 3, 10:00

New works in rotation featuring New Brow Contemporary artists. Contact POP Gallery directly for availability and pricing, and to add new works to your collection at 505.820.0788 or Sharla@popsantafe.com.

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Winter Salon: POP On LOVE
February 1 - March 31, 2023
Opening reception: Wednesday, February 1, 10:00

POP On LoVe: With LovE on our minds and hearts this winter we showcase works evoking narrative in relation to all things LoVe, often with a twist and edge.

New works in rotation featuring New Brow Contemporary artists. Contact POP Gallery directly for availability and pricing, and to add new works to your collection at 505.820.0788 or Sharla@popsantafe.com.

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POP Femme Sugar Coated Strange
November 4 - December 31, 2022
Opening reception: Friday, November 4, 10:00

Annual POP Femme Sugar Coated Strange,
The Women of New Brow and Contemporary Art

Opens Nov 4th thru December 31st (soft opening 10-5, no reception) Featuring Andrea Alvin, Corinne Geertsen, Ida Katherine Graver, Renee Lawter, Kelli Judkins-Cooper, Amy Salomone, Judy Shreve, Suzy Smith and June Valentine-Ruppe.

As we round the corner into our 16th year as Santa Fe's premiere New Brow Contemporary gallery we are extremely pleased to continue the tradition we established in 2008, with our first International juried POP Femme exhibition of amazingly talented and unrelenting women.

Past exhibitions included cute & creepy works by Virginia Lincoln, Corinne Geertsen, Judy Shreve, Carrie Ann Baade, Marie Sena, Kathie Olivas, Jennybird Alcantara, Kristen Margiotta, Catherine Brooks, Valerie Milovic, Renee Lawter, Kate Samuels, Artist Sisters Miss Mindy & CJ Metzger, Kari Lise-Alexander, Vahge, Jen Musatto, Amy Huddleston, Jenny Berry, Tammi Steele-Otis, Juli Adams, Phresha LaVandel, Aunia Kahn, Rudy Fig, Brenda Dunn, Laurie Mika, Sophia Torres, Anna Rivera, Patricia Aguilar, D. Gunther-Brown, June Valentine-Ruppe, and Zoe Williams among others.

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Spanish Market 2022
July 29 - August 30, 2022
Opening reception: Saturday, July 30, 5:00

Show opens Spanish Market weekend, featuring emerging and recognized new brow contemporary & surrealist artists working in 2D & 3D.

Contemporary Market is the worlds largest contemporary hispanic market. It takes place in the heart of the plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico every July. This years market dates are July 30th & 31st 8am-5pm and entry is free.

Art collectors travel from all over the United States for this diverse art show/market to add to their private art collections. visit the booths as well as diverse cuisine and gallery collections!

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POP Goes To The Dogs
January 1 - January 31, 2022

POP Goes To The Dogs is a Bi-Annual event featuring many new and resident POP Gallery artists with a portion of show proceeds benefiting local animal non-profits including ADW and SFAS.

Santa Feans we recognize the importance of the arts and charity in our community. We partner with local literacy organizations, charities/events such as Assistance Dogs of The West, The Santa Fe Childrens Museum, Project 236, Read Across America, NM-NEA, Gerards House, Under Dog Rescue, The Adaptive Ski Program, Buckaroo Ball, Meds and Food for Kids, Bienvenidos Outreach and Southwest C.A.R.E. Center among others. A portion of every sale at Pop Gallery goes directly back into our art community through charitable donations.

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Clifford Bailey, new paintings
December 1 - January 31, 2022

Internationally renowned and a passionately original artist, Clifford Bailey's paintings evoke the era and ambiance of the roaring twenties, but with a modern twist; from his portraits of musicians in fine-tailored suits to his sparse and dramatic street scenes, jazz, jazz bands & nightlife, his recognizable style is unique and his work continues to be admired and acquired by collectors around the world. There are current artists whom Clifford politely and generously comments have been influenced by his work over the years and there is no doubt when you have a Clifford Bailey work--its the real deal.

Of his style and influences, Bailey says, "I think there's a little bit of a showman in me that has some flamboyance. My influences? Schiele, Klimt, Toulouse Lautrec, Modigliani and then Mad magazine and Walt Disney mixed in. The list goes on and on. Even abstract artists like Franz Kline. He especially had a big effect on me with his use of black. And those early Japanese prints of warriors with grimacing faces -- that bass player I paint so often with that smile is my samurai warrior."

Clifford Bailey originals and giclees are available exclusively in Santa Fe, NM at POP Gallery. Contact us directly to add this prolific artist to your collection at 505.820.0788.

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Secular Santero: The New Mexico Retablo Reimagined
July 16 - September 20, 2021

"My Secular Santero" series, depicts figures outside of the traditional Christian based cast of characters. Many are is inspired by the inevitable mixing of native and Mexi-Spaniard people both culturally and in the DNA within the New Mexico territory.
With theses pieces I am trying to show the connection between the original New Mexican santeros and outsider art. We think of retablo style as "traditional" but the original painters were creating a style from a void very much like outsider artists creating new expressive motifs and unique aesthetic.
Most of the original Northern New Mexican Retablos were modeled after print engravings. Since the land was so remote from Mexico City not many of the baroque style paintings made the trip if any at all. So local artisans had to take the task of creating the art, under their own hands."- BM 2021

The exhibition will be available for viewing online and in person July 15th. Join us for an artist reception Saturday July 24th during Spanish Market 2021!!

Please contact the gallery directly for a personal sneak preview by phone 505-820-0788 or email Sharla@popsantafe.com.

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Lynden St. Victor, The Zodiac Portraits
September 4 - October 31, 2020
Opening reception: Friday, September 4, 6:00

We are pleased to celebrate our 13th year as Santa Fe's premiere New Brow Contemporary Gallery. In spite of the current challenges we are celebrating art in 2020 with a new found gratitude for our planet and the universe. Lynden St. Victor helps us focus on the beautiful aspects of his untamed artistic portraits in the Zodiac Series.

The Mission-
I believe our mission on earth is to evolve - into what exactly, I have no idea. And I also believe that the road to expedite this mission is to live this current life with two main goals - and these have become my mantra (with a shout out to the amazing Bishop John Shelby Spong), "To live wide-eyed in the Mystery of Life and Dare to Love Wastefully".-LSV

POP Gallery is the official home gallery for Lynden St. Victor and debuts all original works, new releases and offers commission opportunities exclusive to POP Gallery collectors. Contact us directly to discuss the opportunities available in adding this prolific artist to your collection at 505.820.0788.

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"Guerra y Tierra", Brandon Maldonado & Vicente Telles
July 3 - August 31, 2020
Opening reception: Friday, July 3, 5:00

New Mexico artists, Brandon Maldonado and Vicente Telles have collaborated on a new show, "Guerra y Tierra" open July through August. Combining two very different styles and multiple medias the focus is a large Mexican altar, the first collaboration of these two celebrated artisans.

In light of Summer 2020 cancellations for International Folk Art, Spanish Markets and Indian Markets we are creatively responding to what our show season will look like, and will keep our mailing list of friends, artists & collectors up to date. It is an understatement to say we've appreciated your support in the past and we appreciate it now.

Please email or call/text my cell with your interest in any of these works. (higher res files available) Of course we'll want them to hang for the show which we have planned to video for everyone, not able to make it to Santa Fe by July, but we still hope you come to visit soon. Stay safe! POP Gallery

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Summer 2020: Relaxed in Spite of it All
June 19 - July 20, 2020
Opening reception: Friday, June 19, 12:00

We are open again just in time for summer art goers to begin descending on the Santa Fe ART scene. Its a crazy time for all of us and crazy times call for us to extend more love and kindness to our communities and world. We are grateful for our artists continuing to create incredible new work with sure uncertainty of sales. And we are ever grateful for collectors new to the art market and those seasoned veterans for investing in living artists now more than ever!

Introducing surreal photography by AZ artist Corinne Geertsen! New paintings from internationally acclaimed Joel Nakamura, new original sculpture from visionary ceramicist Max Lehman in house now! Coming soon are new originals from nature painter Kate Samuels & porcelain sculptures from Jeffrey Herrity!

Please enjoy perusing the art online and don't hesitate to call us for a private viewing in person or remotely. Please feel free to pop by the gallery or join us for artist talks and receptions.

Stay safe and let's create a magical summer together! Pop Gallery Team- Michael, Sharla & Rowan

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Brandon Maldonado, "Identidades"
July 5 - August 31, 2019
Opening reception: Saturday, July 27, 6:00

Exhibition opens Friday July 5th-August, artist unveiling 6pm
Spanish Market Reception Saturday July 27th 6pm

One of New Mexico's most celebrated New Brow Contemporary artists, it's not hard to understand why Brandon Maldonado's paintings are in high demand. Maldonado paints images of fictional saints, portraits of family members, and contemporary scenes such as quinceaneras, figures crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, and in 2018 POP Gallery showcased his love letter to Mexico, a Neo-Picasso series, which garnered international recognition as well featured articles in the Pasatiempo and THE Magazine.

His style borrows freely from Catholic retablos and ex-votos, early Flemish painting, Cubism, and popular culture, all of which Maldonado combines to create colorful and intricate oil-on-panel paintings. Largely self-taught as a painter, Maldonado's early Día de los Muertos images, are still classic while he continues to evolve artistically and make relevant work reflecting on historical importance as well as commenting on current issues.

Identidades: This exhibition consists of 6 central paintings retelling the story of what is widely known as The Spanish Conquest of the New World, but what should more realistically be referred to as The Mexican Spanish War as proposed by historian Matthew Restall in his 2018 reexamination of the subject "When Montezuma met Cortes." When approaching this series of works it was important to me that both the Indigenous and Spanish perspectives were present. So I attempt to depict these perspectives in oil paint using a style that recalls the qualities of the traditional art of New Mexico such as retablo paintings and their three dimensional counter parts known as bultos. Within these uniquely New Mexican works can be found an enchanting sense of naivety that comes as a result of the original makers being untrained artists using what materials they can find in the region. A huge departure from the academically trained painters of Europe whose art provided them the source material to which their works referenced. See more...

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