I have my favorite haunts in downtown Santa Fe, and PATINA GALLERY - just down from the historic Santa Fe Plaza - is one of them. Owners Allison and Ivan Barnett bucked the traditional when they opened their beautiful gallery in 1999 to showcase sophisticated Contemporary Artisan Jewelry with nary a chunk of turquoise, silver cross or bolo in sight. But their love and passion for Santa Fe is clear to anyone who knows this talented and dynamic couple, and this quote from their web page puts it beautifully.
During the past decade or more, Santa Fe has become an important International arts destination and attracts visitors from around the globe. This allows Patina to present very sophisticated works against a unique historic and cultural backdrop.
But in addition to curating gorgeous studio jewelry, Patina exhibits 'soul-stirring" clay, wood, sculpture, fiber and other mixed-media objects throughout the light-filled gallery space.
And if your walking by and see a beautiful woman through the
front window...that's Allison waiting for you to step inside
and be smitten with PATINA.
P A T I N A G A L L E R Y
131 West Palace Avenue - Santa Fe, NM