My friend Elena gave me a tourist guide for Santa Fe about 3 years ago. The one gallery that stood out in my mind, which I bookmarked and linked from my blogroll was the Pop Gallery Santa Fe.

 

 

 

 

 

CJ Metzger Dead Love-Muertos in the Forest, 2009 MIXED MEDIA original on boar

CJ Metzger Dead Love-Muertos in the Forest, 2009 MIXED MEDIA original on boar

They focus on the type of art that I really like best. The Pop Gallery was established in January 2007. Representing POP Art in numerous media with an esteemed focus on POP Modernism, Illustration Art, Animation, Photography & Sculpture. Nestled across from the historic Coyote Café on Water Street the gallery hosts an environment unique to the city with vibrant color and a European salon atmosphere thus embracing locals and tourists alike.

Owners & curators Michael McDowell & Sharla Throckmorton-McDowell bring over 20 years of diverse high end fine art experience to the gallery which serves private and corporate collections throughout the world, and are a real treat to  interact with when making an art purchase.

I’ve been following different shows and represented artists (through the Pop Gallery email newsletter and Facebook fan page) like CJ Metzger & Miss Mindy (known as the Artist Sisters), Brandon Maldonado (whose art I will post in future blog post), and more. When I walked through the doors – I had a religious experience. Sharla, the owner  (she owns it with her husband), greeted us at the door and made us welcome right away. To make a long story short, I fell in love with a CJ Metzger painting called, Dead Love-Muertos in the Forest, 2009, MIXED MEDIA original on board. It has all the elements I love such as big eyed girls, animals, yummy colours, religious iconography (Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead – mask), and nice boobs.

I highly recommend you sign up to receive their newsletter at the Pop Gallery website to receive notices about events and new pieces for sale.

Visit Pop Gallery website here

 

 

 

 

 

Pop Gallery, Santa Fe

Pop Gallery, Santa Fe