"Rio Bravo at SFCC" opens at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26
Santa Fe Community College’s Visual Arts Gallery will present “Rio Bravo Fine Art Gallery at SFCC” opening from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 26 and continuing through Sept. 23. For those who cannot attend the show, a virtual online exhibition will go live on Aug. 26 at https://www.sfcc.edu/rio-bravo-fine-art-at-sfcc/. All attendees at the opening need to wear a mask
Director of SFCC Visual Arts Gallery said, “This spectacular exhibition will showcase 28 artists who are featured at Rio Bravo Fine Art Gallery. SFCC is delighted to collaborate with Eduardo Alicea. The show will introduce so many to the full range of artistic talent at the gallery. We’re also honored to include work by H. Joe Waldrum as well as many other outstanding artists.”
Rio Bravo Fine Art Gallery in Truth or Consequences offers an exceptional array of contemporary and historical fine art. The gallery was established in 1998 by H. Joe Waldrum, an important American modernist who lived from 1934 to 2003. The gallery, which is owned and directed by Eduardo Alicea, represents the major portion of work left by Waldrum at the time of his death and the work of various regional and national artists.
The T or C gallery offers paintings that range from the abstract to the representational. It also offers sculptures and fiber art pieces. The art at the gallery by Waldrum includes not only paintings, but a large selection of print work. The quality and extent of the print work represented at the gallery reflect Waldrum’s devotion to this art form and his quest for perfection when producing print works.
Of note: One artist, Ricky Padilla, will have three paintings exhibited at our SFCC show as a fundraiser for Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women. All proceeds from the sale of these paintings will go to the Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women Organization, mmiwusa.org.
Padilla lives in Alamo on the Navajo Reservation (not far from Socorro). The subject of missing and murdered women is important to him as he has had “people from my reservation go missing.” He has also had “family from To’Hajiilee on the Navajo Nation (on the border of Laguna Pueblo, west of Alb.) who have been murdered.”
Read the artist bios and more details about Rio Bravo Fine Art Gallery in this press release.
Image: Ricky Padilla’s Water is Life, acrylic, 20” d.