December 1, 2018 - long term display
Patricia Gaylord Anderson Gallery
New Mexico is home to a lot of great things, from important historical sites and diverse state parks to roasted green and red chilies. It’s also a land rich with artistic traditions, and continues to be an inspiration to artists today. Native artists and craftsmen have been working here for centuries, while artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe and Marsden Hartley have traveled here seeking new ideas for their work. Today New Mexico continues to attract artists from around the world, whether they seek the mountains of Santa Fe or the unique community of the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program. Art has always been one of New Mexico’s strongest assets, and will undoubtedly continue to be one of its defining features in the twenty-first century.
New Mexico is a place with so much to offer. From our stunning landscapes, unique architecture, and ranching culture, to our Native American, Hispanic, and Anglo heritage, the artists in this exhibition all worked in a grand scale to immerse the viewer in the state’s wide open spaces. Whether incorporating indigenous plants into their artwork or combining old and new traditions, these artists are showcasing the best of the Land of Enchantment.