James Drake’s “1242” book wins award



Congratulations to David Chickey and James Drake on having “1242” chosen as one of the year’s best book designs!

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From the Design Observer Group website:

“We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 50 Books | 50 Coverscompetition, organized by Design Observer in association with AIGA and Designers & Books. The fifty winning books can be viewed here; the fifty winning covers can be viewed here.

This competition continues a tradition that dates back over ninety years, when American Institute of Graphic Arts, mounted the show The Fifty Books of 1923. The exhibition went right to the heart of what the then-fledgling profession held dear: the design and production of books. In an age where reading increasingly happens on screens, it is clear from the winning entries that designers and publishers are not just resigned to the new world but are actively challenging it. We received book submissions from fourteen countires this year, including Poland, Turkey, Lithuania, Brazil, France, Russia, and Switzerland. A little more than thirteen percent of eligible books were accepted, and only ten percent of eligible covers. These are the best of the best.”

James Kelly returns to the gallery!

Jim has returned to Santa Fe just in time to preside over the opening of Stuart Arends’ new show

“Miles & Miles” which will open Friday the 29th with a reception from 5 to 7 PM. Please come join us!

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Stuart Arends

Three Sock Darners, (Homage to Morandi),2014

enamel & wax on found wood

black: 6 x 1-3/4 inches diameter; white: 6-1/4 x 1-3/4 inches diameter; brown: 5-3/4 x 1-3/4 inches diameter

SCUBA interview on Art Beat

Kathryn Davis interviewed SCUBA on her radio show “Art Beat” this afternoon. To hear the interview, visit the KVSF podcast page.

SCUBA at James Kelly Contemporary




We are pleased to announce the return of SCUBA (Sandra Wong and Crockett Bodelson) to Santa Fe.

We will open a show of new work on Friday March 27th, with a reception for the artists from 5-7PM.


SCUBA, Open Circuit, 2015

dry erase monoprint

12 x 14 inches

USA Today ranks the Santa Fe Railyard among ten best art districts

Of 20 arts districts nation wide, voters ranked Santa Fe’s Railyard number 6 of 20. Read about it by clicking here.

Tom Joyce speaks at Museum of Arts & Design, NYC

Conversation - Museum of Arts & Design - Tom Joyce


The artists Sandra Wang and Crockett Bodelson, collectively known as “SCUBA”, will return to Santa Fe for an exhibition at JKC that opens March 27th. Read the full PR HERE.


New small-scale pieces added to Pard Morrison’s show



There has been a lot of interest in the smallest pieces in Pard’s show “Some Ghost”, so we have gotten him to produce a few more. They arrived today and are now installed in the show. Each measures just 9 x 9 inches, and they are priced at $1800.


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Pard Morrison show reviewed in Visual Art Source

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From Visual Art Source, by Drew Lenihan:

“Pard Morrison’s vibrant cubist work develops an understanding of pixels that have been blown up to grand proportions. From sculpture to smaller works on paper, the artist utilizes enamel, acrylic, and fired pigment to create monumental works that explore forms found in the digital and analog. The work only comes off the wall a few inches, yet the illusory nature of the cubist forms appear to come off the wall, producing a multi-layered effect. This occurs due to the artist’s careful choice of color, which either complement or polarize each other, elevating the other elements in the visual plane, and consequently approaches the viewer.

This also happens with the free-standing sculptures that are included in the exhibition. As the viewer changes position, different forms in the work morph slightly, the change in form is nuanced, yet inescapable, and demonstrates how perspective can change even the most finite form. The material of majority of the sculptures, both freestanding and on the gallery walls, is fired pigment on aluminum. These experiments in color and illusion will please any graphic designer, 8-bit video game junkie and more specifically, aficionados of John Chamberlain and Donald Judd.”

Tom Joyce featured in Santa Fean magazine

Tom Joyce’s recent work for the 9/11 memorial is discussed in the latest Santa Fean magazine. Click here to read: 2015 Santa Fean

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