True West of Santa Fe

True West of Santa Fe

Opened by former Packards staff! The fastest growing Trusted Premier Source for Native American and Western Jewelry, Weavings, Pottery, Sculpture & Art.

We here at True West believe in advertising our artists regularly. We feel that a gallery must always work for the artist and work with the artist. We will be educating the customer on a continual basis about the arts and the materials that are used by our artists. There will be classes and talks by experts held in the store on a regular basis. This Gallery is here for the Artists.

Operating as usual

We’re still working on our remodel and looking forward to opening our doors again soon. In the meantime, go to our website and take some time to explore over 4,000 unique pieces.

The floors are coming along today! Looking nice and bright! Will be finished with a clear finish when it is done!

Floors are getting refinished. Should be done by Tuesday night with the floors. They are going to look TERRIFIC!!! This was Saturday evening about 8pm, 7/25/20

We’re taking advantage of this unplanned time, so we are pleased to be remodeling True West. We look forward to seeing you all in the same gallery with lots of new and beautiful upgrades!

Another great one in the studio shot from Kenneth Bonner with his Cityscape series. If you are interested in one of these spectacular works message us directly. Or if you'd like to see what else we have of his, visit his artist's page at https://www.truewestgallery.com/kenneth-bonner

Today we're going to be inside the studio with Ken Bonner as he shares with us some of what he's been working on lately with his Cityscape series. If you are interested in one of these spectacular works message us directly. Or if you'd like to see what else we have of his, visit his artist's page at https://www.truewestgallery.com/kenneth-bonner

Presenting another look at pieces that some of our Artist's have been working on during this time. If you are interested in this piece, please contact us directly. Or check out Karen Clarkson's other available works at https://www.truewestgallery.com/karen-clarkson

Check out this awesome look at Karen Clarkson's work come to life! You can see all of her available pieces on her artist's page on our website at: https://www.truewestgallery.com/karen-clarkson

Are you a turquoise lover like we are? Then swing on by our website and explore our Turquoise Lovers Gift Guide to explore all the amazing works we have by some of the regions finest artists. Explore now: https://www.truewestgallery.com/turquoise-jewelry

Now Featuring ALL of Carlo Martinez' breathtaking paintings and sculpture at 30% off during these times. We've been working directly with our artists to bring you these unheard of discounts. No coupon needed. Visit his artists section here: https://www.truewestgallery.com/carlo-martinez . Enjoy!

Welcome Sandy Swallow to the True West Family of Artists! You can view all her work online at our store at https://www.truewestgallery.com/sandy-swallow Shown here is "Listen and Learn" 24/25 Framed Hand-Pulled Block Print by Sandy Swallow

What's that you say? Several of Doug Coffin's pieces at 30% off? It can't be! But it is! Browse all his works on his Artist's Page at https://www.truewestgallery.com/doug-coffin - No coupon code needed

We already told you about all the new Embera masks we got in, but did you know we got a lot more Wounaan Baskets as well? Each one of them is a one of a kind. Check them out here: https://www.truewestgallery.com/wounaan-baskets

Just a friendly reminder that our entire stock of US Pearls jewelry is now 30% off online! Go to http://truewestgallery.com/us-pearls to see what we have available and enter in Coupon Code: USPearls30 at check out

A warm welcome to new artist, Chris Turri! His work can be seen on his artist's page here: https://www.truewestgallery.com/chris-turri Chris Turri, for years, has fabricated unique sculptures incorporating various reclaimed metals including the skins of old vehicles from the 40’s, 50’s & 60’s. From the shadows of his metal work he has recently released a new line of mixed media art he calls “patina on cloth.”
“The idea came to me organically as I was experimenting with textures and patinas on my sculptures and then it became intentional. Now, as I continue to create sculptures, the patina on cloth is curing, layer by layer. So, the new pieces really are the shadows of my original work.” says Turri. “I use reclaimed cloth and the process is a little like painting with metal, rather than on metal.”
The imagery in his new two-dimensional series echoes the stories in Turri’s sculptural work with abstracted human figures, petroglyphs and animal symbols carrying on Chris’ desire to keep us seeing our past through a contemporary presentation. Chris says, “I have so many ideas that I’m playing with in this new medium, collectors may be surprised by the next phase, I often am.”

After a decade on Canyon Road Chris Turri is now represented at one of Santa Fe’s favorites, True West Gallery, a half block off the Santa Fe Plaza.

Mothers Day is Coming! Get some ideas in our Gift Guides at www.truewestgallery.com !

Now featuring 30% off ALL MTM Jewelry! Please visit their Artist's Site at https://www.truewestgallery.com/mtm-silver
Coupon Code: MTM30

Happy Saturday! 30% off Vincent Chavez photographic works. He's made a whole new series available. You can view his work on [email protected] Artist's Page https://www.truewestgallery.com/vincent-chavez Coupon Code: Vincent30

We have a lot of new Embera masks available on our website! Check them out now to see the different animals and designs that go great on your wall. See them all at https://www.truewestgallery.com/embera-masks

A painting from our new artist Chris Turri. To see all of his work, please click here: https://www.truewestgallery.com/santafe-southwestern-paintings

True West would like to extend a hearty welcome to Chris Turri and his fabulous free-standing sculptures, wall sculptures, and paintings. To see all of his work, please click here: https://www.truewestgallery.com/southwestern-santa-fe-sculpture

Yesterday we shared a great photo from Veronica Benally showing her work in progress. Here are a couple of her finished pieces we have available on along with many others on our website @ https://www.truewestgallery.com/veronica-benally

Veronica Benally recently shared with us this photo of some of the work she is currently working on. We absolutely love being allowed behind the curtain of some of our artists as they let us in on their process. If you are interested in one of these new pieces, DM us or call us directly, or check out all her available works on her Artist's Page at https://www.truewestgallery.com/veronica-benally

25% ALL Zapotec Weavings, Pillows, and Coasters. We continue to reach out to support our artists in this time and now are pleased to bring you 25% Zapotec Weavings. View our online store here: https://www.truewestgallery.com/zapotec-weavings-rugs-pillows and use Coupon Code: Zapotec25

30% Off US Pearls Jewelry on our online store at www.truewestgallery.com . During this time we are working with our artists to bring you exclusive deals to help support artists. Please visit their Artist's Page to see all we have available at https://www.truewestgallery.com/us-pearls and enter the coupon code USPearls30 at checkout . We hope to partner with more and more of our artists so we can continue to bring to you the shopping experience you know in our store, to your home.

22k Gold, Baroque Pearl, & Tourmaline Pendant by Pamela Farland. Get it here https://www.truewestgallery.com/product-page/22k-gold-baroque-pearl-tourmaline-pendant-by-pamela-farland

22k Gold, Turquoise w/ Prongs & Triangle Shank 6.25x Ring by Pamela Farland. Get it here https://www.truewestgallery.com/product-page/22k-gold-turquoise-w-prongs-triangle-shank-6-25x-ring-by-pamela-farland

Pamela Farland was born in New York City and raised between Paris France, Quito Ecuador, and Lausanne Switzerland. Her early interest in travel, art and design led her to become an ardent visitor of museum collections around the globe where she gained a broad exposure to the treasures of ancient civilizations. Her resulting passion for these treasures led her to study both art and archeology, from an historical perspective at the Ecole du Louvre while pursuing her art history degree at the Institute Michelet in Paris.

Returning to New York she became an art consultant for Poster Originals Ltd. expanding the scope and depth of works of art the company published, wholesaled, and retailed. Her interest in display and use of metals led her to direct and expand Poster Original's framing operation, Mark LV Frames where she designed and produced frames for major collectors, artists, museums and corporate installations.

From 1986 to 1989 Pamela attended renown Kulicke-Stark academy, where she learned the craft of Jewelry design and fabrication. Here students were encouraged to develop their own style of jewelry making within the realm of ancient traditions. Commiting to a 2 year apprenticeship she learned ancient techniques such as, Byzantine cloisonne enamel, granulation, repousse, chain making, cabochon lapidary and various classical settings. Part of this program involved teaching new students as well as designing and producing her own line of jewelry.

From 1989 to 2000 Pamela worked for the Metropolitan Museum of Art as a Master Crafstman. She made models and crafted pieces of jewelry from the museum's collection, which were sold in the museum's gilt shops around the world. These pieces included: the Egyptian emerald crystal ring, the flat link Egypto-Roman necklace, the Medieval carnelian signet ring, the Byzantine trifoil emerald, garnet and pearl earrings as well as many other museum pieces.
The work is executed with patience and skill, often using the ancient technique of granulation. Granulation is the process of fusing minute spheres of gold to a surface without the use of another gold alloy or solder. It is used to enhance a feature or create a decorative pattern or texture on a piece of jewelry. Each piece is unique and one of a kind. Whenever a design is repeated, the use of different stones of different shape, cut and color preserves its uniqueness.

Her work can be seen on her Artist's Page at https://www.truewestgallery.com/pamela-farland

[04/17/20]   Since you can't come to the artist, we are doing our best to bring the artist to you. Please join us in watching Pamela Farland inside her studio. You can view all of her work and learn more about her on her Artist's Page on our website at: https://www.truewestgallery.com/pamela-farland

We hope you and your families are doing well. Since we opened in 2014, our goal has been to best serve the Native American and Southwest Artist. In these times, we are remaining open Online to continue to serve you, the Artist, and our store. Our hearts go out to all of our Artist’s families. To better serve you we are reaching out to all our artists to bring you new work that will be available exclusively online as well as upcoming glimpses inside their studios so you can get to know them a little better. We are also revamping our website, to help create a better experience for you and also to help bring the spotlight on the stories of the people who bring True West to life: the Artist. Please do visit our website frequently to see what’s new. If you’re not already, we invite you to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest so that you can get a front row seat into the Artist’s studio and see exclusive videos and photos of their spaces and them at work.
Once again, we want to thank you for your patronage and support of the arts. We can’t wait until we can open up our doors once again, but until then we look forward to connecting with you on our website which has over 4,000 items available.

Sincerely,

The True West Staff

[04/02/20]   It has been since last Monday, March 23rd that we had to close per order of the Governor to help stem the tide of the virus. We hope that all of our followers, friends, Artists and Customers are staying healthy, safe and secure in their homes. Our website is open for orders, we are going to the Gallery every few days to pack and ship purchases. We look forward to seeing all of you again after this pandemic passes!

[03/21/20]   Well gang, we are about the last man standing in Santa Fe. We haven't been ordered by the Governor to close, but as of 4pm this afternoon Sunwest on the Plaza closed. Everyone is closed now on the Plaza except for the following: The Rugman of Santa Fe, Kings Gallery and your truly, True West Gallery. We are all exercising proper safety precautions so if you are in Santa Fe tomorrow and need to get your shopping fix taken care of, come see us!

Natural Royston 70's Turquoise, Heishi Cut, w/ Jaclas Necklace

Marble & Onyx Bear by Cliff Fragua, Jemez Pueblo

Vintage 50's Zuni Hummingbird Squash Blossom Mixed Stone Necklace

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