Time is flying for me. So far, this year is good to go! I was invited to join the BORDER ARTISTS, a 501C3 arts organization formed in Las Cruces I believe 20 years ago. They keep their membership down to 20 artists so I am even more honored to have been selected to join. A few members are already friends and now I look forward to getting to know all the artists and their work better. They do GOOD works for the community. Fundraisers for PBS, scholarships.... Looking forward to our exhibitions and helping out. Please go to their website to check out the artists (including me, of course) and some of their works.
Short blog so enjoy my brevity and check out MY website, too. nolanwinkler.com
Finished this commission for the new Santa Fe Presbyterian Hospital about one month ago and just got a quick installation shot from the consultant on the job. Fun to do and so grateful to have had my submission selected over 200 submissions. WOW. Below is a picture of the installed work...chairs and plants yet to be added. Then individual pictures of each piece. Each piece measured 40x60".
Next? Awaiting a downpayment check for another commission. Wheee.
I am thrilled to have two of my paintings selected to become part of the Capitol Art Collection in Santa Fe's Round House/State Capitol building. Thanks to the Capitol Art Foundation members for inviting me to submit work. The two pieces will soon be boxed in plexiglass and hung in their wonderful collection. The fun part is that I know so many of the artists already in the collection. If you haven't been to the Round House to see the collection, I hope you will make the effort and take the time to view floors of wonderful art from NM artists. The two pieces below are soon to be hung and I can't wait to see them included.
STEP OUT OF THE SHADOWS
and GRACE UPON THE VISIT
Sharing a couple of hubcaps my husband, RWWinkler and I did for a LANDFILL ART project a few years ago. The project has had numerous shows and is having a book or catalogue done. Very fun project. Please google: Land Fill Art to get a glimpse at hundreds of hubcap art pieces.
This is my husband's. LOTS of text and collage work.
And mine: ON THE ROAD AGAIN
AndToday I put up many of my small abstracts at RioBravoFineArt Gallery in Truth or Consequences. There, they are on walls with some older work from my retrospective and it is fun for me to see them together. I have low prices on all work at the gallery for the time being. Would appreciate it if you went through my photos in this blog and found one (or more) you MUST have. Then, email Eduardo Alicea at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 575.894.0572. Or stop in at the gallery and see the work in person! 110 North Broadway Avenue, Truth or Consequences, NM 87901. In any case, enjoy the pictures. If you see any in the 'wall' pictures I have not shown individually and want information, please use the Comment section and I'll get the info to you.
And now some of the small 6x6" paintings, framed to 8x8"....
And, some of the retrospective work...
Thanks so much for viewing. I would enjoy reading any comments you may have.
I'm very excited to share the stage, er gallery walls with Albuquerque artist, Lloyd Brown for this exhibit at Unsettled Gallery in Las Cruces. The opening is Friday, May 4th from 4-8pm. We've both done abstract works for this show. Below you'll see a couple of our images for it. After than, I'll add more of mine. We artists have big egos to be able to put the work out for all to view (and comment on, good or not so good). We love comments and questions. We love our work and hope you do, too, and find something to identify with in the work. Hope to see you who are relatively nearby at the opening. Or the show lasts till June 9th.
I will have a lot of 12x12" paintings and a lot of 6x6" and framed to 8x8" paintings. All colorful and wonderful, says the unbiased artist herself! This exhibition is definitely my jump into COLOR. Come see it.
This coming May I will be in a two person exhibit with northern New Mexico artist Lloyd Brown (Google him and his work). It is at the Unsettled Gallery in Las Cruces, NM. The title of our show is PAINTING OUT LOUD. When the title was selected I thought I needed to do some more colorful work than I normally do. So far I have about 11 small 12x12" mostly colorful paintings and these 6 VERY small paintings. These measure just under 6x6" and then framed in white (with black grounds) to 8x8" and will retail for $150. each in the exhibit. Having a difficult but rewarding time with all this color. Small works are WORK! Please enjoy these few preview pieces and pencil us in for a May exhibit in Las Cruces. Another reminder will go out once we're close. Thanks! It's always nice to have a red dot (sale) pre opening, so don't be shy.
"There must be some way out of here," said the joker to the thief. Bob Dylan
Kick you shoes off, do not fear. Bob Dylan
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I feel as high as a bird. B. Dylan
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And if you start to fall, I'll be there to catch you. Samuel T. Herring
What has drawn me to your door?
This exhibit opens on Friday, January 5th, 2018 from 3-8pm. Lots of hours to find your way to the Unsettled Gallery & Studio in Las Cruces. Ten artists I'm told. And my first official show of this new year. The image shown is from a snow series that will be hanging in the gallery to give you a 'good' chill. The exhibit will last till sometime in mid February, but most fun is to hit the opening.
HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all!
Yes, it will be a fun and interesting hour or so on Saturday at 1 and I hope you'll be there. The Las Cruces 9 show and my retrospective continue to be up until November 26th at this gallery. WORTH A DRIVE TO SEE THEM.
My own retrospective is doing well sales wise and the painting shown above was the first to sell. But the pieces shown below are still available, and more. Lots more as I have 50 pieces on the walls and more unframed in a standing portfolio. Come on down! Feel free to bring your checkbook or put a piece or 5 on law away.
The Las Cruces 9 show is a stunner and I'll walk us through that show, too. These artists outdid themselves and have received many kudos on the work and their professionalism. WORTH A DRIVE TO SEE THEM. Lay away, buy it now... all available for your collecting ease.
See you there! Or see you on the November 2nd Saturday Art Hope in November.
Now for those pieces of mine still available...These drawings/paintings are on handmade paper at approx 30x22" and all are charcoal and acrylic and oil bar. The idea to do a series of drawings came after watching Jim Dine on Charlie Rose so many years ago. So inspiring, what an artist, what a guy! So first shown is NIGHTSHADE. Next is MEXICAN BIRD OF PARADISE. Then BIRDBATH AND FRIENDS. And last shown: CACTUS AND ROSES. Many more of these drawings are at the gallery pinned to the wall, unframed.
I recently sent you a blog regarding my retrospective: I LIKE YOUR OLD WORK BEST opening at RioBravoFineArt Gallery in Truth or Consequences, NM on October 14th (though the show and the one I'm blogging about now are both up and ready to view and purchase).
This is to tell you that I was asked by the gallery owner if I'd be interested in curating a Las Cruces artist's exhibition. I immediately agreed. I have selected only 9 of the many fine artists in that city to the south but that is only because space was a factor. My reasons for selecting these 9 had nothing to do with any theme other than to show nine professional artists whose work I admire. A lot.
This show: THE LAS CRUCES 9 runs now until Nov. 26th (same as my retro) and I hope you will join all of us at the opening reception on Oct. 14th, Sat. from 6-9pm at the monthly Art Hop in TorC....lots of galleries to see if you desire. But be SURE and spend a lot of time with us at our openings. Ask questions of us.
It's me, Nolan Winkler. Here to keep you up to date.