Exhibitions
POP Femme Sugar Coated Strange
November 4 - December 31, 2022
Opening reception: Friday, November 4, 5:00

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

Opens Nov 4th thru December 31st

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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Spring Salon 2022
March 1 - April 15, 2022

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 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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Max Lehman: "The Life of Death"
September 25 - November 30, 2021
Opening reception: Friday, October 29, 5:00

Opening reception October 8th with artist mingle Friday, 10-29-21 5-7pm. Dia de Los Muertos!

"The Life of Death":

For nearly two years now we all have been impacted by the Covid19 pandemic. No matter what your position, or opinion, regarding the pandemic, our collective conscience as people on Earth has been forever changed. The summer of 2020 was a particularly difficult time for me. I became gravely ill at the height of the pandemic and ended up in the hospital for two weeks. Although I was tested several times for covid; every test returned negative. The pulmonologists that cared for me were never able to give a clear diagnosis of why or how I became ill, but the effects were very dire. I was told that the condition I faced came with a 50% mortality rate. Six months after I was released from the hospital, I was still dealing with the consequences of being sick. I was pondering the very real option that I would not be able to continue making art. I was left weak, had lost a lot of weight, and could barely pick up a box of Kleenex, let alone anything close to fifty pounds, which is the standard weight of a commercial box of clay. An old joke among ceramists is never make anything heavier that you can pick up. Ha Ha Ha

In many cultures death is not a wall in the sky, but a doorway. Our ancestors remain nearby, influencing our lives and continuing to walk with us. In some cultures, the dead return once a year, usually in this season, to visit and be close to us.
With support from my husband Mark and friends, I decided to schedule this show. Due to the experience of facing my own mortality, I aspired to create a series of skull or skeleton art that illustrate death but not sadness or loss. Since the beginning of my art career skulls and skeletons have been a recurring theme in my work. Although the connotation is that skulls and skeletons represent death, I do not see it that way. Skeletal forms represent memory to me. The fact that we were here, we existed, we were alive! The pieces in this show characterize common themes woven through my life. Food and my personal struggle to remain at a healthy weight. Technology which factors into my career as a webmaster. Punk Rock which is the music I grew up on. And the simple absurdity of life itself. This meme, that has been circulating online for years, says it all, "You are a ghost driving a meat covered skeleton made from stardust riding a rock floating through space. Fear nothing!" Memento Mori-Max Lehman, October 2021

Contact us directly to add this prolific artist to your collection and for a private viewing of the work 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...

Contact us for full show statement, at Sharla@popsantafe.com to be added to the collector preview.


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