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Kevin a. Short, New Mexico Landscapes, October 5-22

Oct 05, 2007


Painter Kevin a. Short Opens Show at Blue Rain Gallery on October 5, 2007

Contemporary Artist Offers Viewers a “Real Piece of the Southwest”

Santa Fe, New Mexico. July 31, 2007 – Blue Rain Gallery, a premier contemporary Native American art gallery, today announced the anticipated opening of a two-week show of Kevin a. Short’s work on Friday, October 5, 2007 at their Santa Fe, NM gallery. The show will include several oil paintings depicting the inspirational scenes Short finds in New Mexico.

“The Southwest has always been and continues to be a treasure trove of inspiration,” said Short. “I gravitate mostly towards the territories of tribal nations, like Taos Pueblo. Taos and Santa Fe figure heavily in my work.”

The show will highlight two themes that Short believes weave through his work. First, intriguing colors and the interplay of color on the canvas. Short uses a palette of warm and cool colors, but never black, creating multiple layers of color. Second, the simple wonders and ironies found in the Southwest.

“I am comfortable painting all the behind-the-scenes, locales and moments I find,” Short said. “I don’t worry about clichés or obligation. Staying true to responding emotionally as an artist keeps my work free to connect with others, avoiding nostalgia.”

Short hopes that viewers and collectors will look at his work and take away a moment; a glimpse of a “real piece of the Southwest”.

“Illuminating the subtleties that are almost overlooked gives this area its rich flavor,” said Short.

A reception with Short will be held on October 5, 2007, at 5:30 pm at the Blue Rain Gallery, 130 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM.

“Kevin’s contemporary impressionist-style captures the emotional essence of landscapes and scenes rather than exact renderings of them,” said Blue Rain Gallery owner, Leroy Garcia. “He is adept at creating a connection that invites the viewer to be a part of his painting through their own imagination.”

For more information about Short’s show and other events at Blue Rain Gallery, please visit


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