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Spanish Market July 20, 2007

Jul 20, 2007

Blue Rain Gallery Features Painter Jim Vogel to Celebrate Spanish Market

Contemporary Native American Art Gallery Hosts Special Reception for Notable New Mexican Artist

Santa Fe, New Mexico. June 4, 2007 – Blue Rain Gallery, a premier contemporary Native American art gallery, today announced a special exhibition they will host in conjunction with the 56th Annual Traditional Spanish Market in Santa Fe this July.

To celebrate New Mexico’s vibrant Spanish culture, Blue Rain Gallery presents new works from painter Jim Vogel. The innovative paintings that will awash the gallery in July constitute Vogel’s largest show of the year. Blue Rain Gallery will host a catered reception on July 20th at 5:30 pm to give collectors the opportunity to talk with Vogel personally about his stunning views of life in the New Mexico of yesteryear.

Vogel will show 15 new works, many of which will offer his trademark glimpse into “Old World New Mexico”. The scenes and subjects of Vogel’s paintings may be more difficult to see in today’s New Mexico, but are forever preserved in his work.

“As a New Mexican painter, I try to capture and interpret what goes on around me in every day life,” said Vogel. “I pull back the layers of modern life not to be nostalgic, but to emphasize that the same values that define our history are still present today – we may just have to dig a little deeper to find them.”

In addition, Blue Rain Gallery will exhibit the works of sculptor Gustavo Victor Goler whose work is also ripe with Hispanic themes. Goler will exhibit Santos rooted in some of the little-known facts about Catholic saints. His hand carved, wooden sculptures each tell a unique story.

“The rich Hispanic culture of New Mexico is celebrated in the works of these two talented artists,” said Leroy Garcia, owner of Blue Rain Gallery. “Their contemporary approach coupled with their perspectives entrenched in history and heritage, make for compelling art not-to-be missed.”

Contact: Janet Caldwell-Cannedy,
Communications Director, Blue Rain Gallery
Phone: 800.414.4893 or 505.751.0066
High res images and interviews with the artists'
are available upon request.

About Blue Rain Gallery
Blue Rain Gallery is a pre-eminent contemporary Native American gallery featuring an extraordinary collection of pueblo pottery, paintings, bronze sculpture, glass art, jewelry, kachinas and fiber arts. With locations in Taos and Santa Fe, NM, Blue Rain Gallery welcomes art collectors, aficionados, and enthusiasts from across the globe. For more information on Blue Rain Gallery, please visit