People have been asking me what my vision is for the gallery.
As with so many creations in our lives, I have a vision that started out as a seed of inspiration, an image in my subconscious that is in the process of being translated to images, words, and articulated ideas.
The unfolding process includes meeting our artists (and falling in love with them) and meeting our clients (and learning what artists and pieces make them happy). The gallery is about curating the work of the small studio artists around the world and the beautiful colors, patterns and textures they create. The gallery will always be about that. After all, that’s why I was drawn to this particular place and became the new owner.
The process also means that our team (Melissa, Nymphe, and our wonderful supporting cast) is settling into a new cadence of activities and routines: when and how often we update the website, the ensembles we select and create, the photos we take, the descriptions we write. They will all look and feel a little different. And changes will continue to come as we freshen up the logo and website later this year.
We will continue to represent the artists that the gallery has carried and that you love. As I meet the current and new artists, I will bring what excites me to the gallery and to you – the beautiful clothes, and the ideas and processes behind them. Many pieces from your favorites are coming this summer!
And, as with art creations, I don’t know where this path will lead ultimately – but I’m delighted to be on this journey and there is nowhere else I’d rather be. I hope you’ll come along for the ride. When Santa Fe Weaving Gallery opened in 1976, I’m sure the original founders had no inkling that the gallery would be around in 2014 as a premier gallery of artisan wear representing domestic and international artists, selling to global clients.
I’d love to hear from you – drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell me what you love about the gallery, ask me questions, or to arrange a visit – and even include a picture of you in your favorite gallery piece! I look forward to meeting many of you during the upcoming Santa Fe Opera, Folk Art Market, and Indian Art Market events.
P.S. Note that our store hours will expand to 10 am – 5:30 pm for the month of June, and 10 am – 6 pm starting July 1.