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Spanish Market Show

Jul 01, 2006


SANTA FE, N.M. [May 22, 2006] – Blue Rain Gallery will celebrate the 2006 Spanish Market with a show featuring two highly-regarded artists, sculptor Gustavo Victor Goler and painter Jim Vogel. The show runs from July 1 – 31, and will be at the gallery’s location on 130 Lincoln Avenue in Santa Fe. An artists’ reception will be held on Friday, July 7 at 5 p.m. at the gallery.

Gustavo Victor Goler, a New Mexico-based santero sculptor and past Spanish Market Grand Prize winner, conducts extensive research on saints and the history of New Mexican, European, and Latin American carvings. Goler combines his research with deft carving ability and rich colors to create detailed, three-dimensional carvings of saints surrounded by atypical iconography. Goler’s newest work for the Blue Rain Gallery show includes santeros in elaborately carved, architectural nichos.

Jim Vogel deftly weaves color and emotion, detail and shape in paintings that tell the story of the common man and working the land in New Mexico. Vogel brings two sets of new paintings to the Spanish Market show. The first group focuses on New Mexican landscapes. In the second, Vogel depicts New Mexico folklore and myths that have crossed cultures and been told for generations. Many of Vogel’s paintings feature beautiful tin frames handmade by his wife, Christen Vogel.

About Blue Rain Gallery
Blue Rain Gallery is committed to promoting work of the finest contemporary Native American and regional artists. The gallery features an extraordinary collection of pueblo pottery, paintings, sculpture and bronze, glass art, kachinas, southwest jewelry, and baskets. Blue Rain has two locations in Taos and Santa Fe. Blue Rain Gallery in Taos is located at 117 South Taos Plaza, Taos, New Mexico 87571. Phone 505.751.0066. Blue Rain Gallery in Santa Fe is located at 130 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501. Phone 505.954.9902. For more information, 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.