If you think this jewelry is dramatic - you're right. If you think you'd get noticed wearing a piece of this sculpted, primitive, organic, contemporary art jewelry - you'd be right again. Indeed, Santa Fe Artist/designer BARA creates drama and theatre when she builds each of her one-of-a-kind pieces. I own the braclet at the top of this post, and as they say, if I had a nickel for everyone who has admired it, I could buy the ring in the second photo!

If you'd like to see more of Bara's work, stroll down to the Plaza on a Monday, Thursday or Friday - 11am to 4pm - and she'll be there -  across the street from the Portal Artists. Or, give her a call: 505.450.9536.
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This former bowling alley - way back when - is now the home of the Owings Gallery and it is exactly where I would want to be if I were say, Arthur Dove or Gustave Baumann or Fremont Ellis, just to name a few of the artists in The Owing's extensive collection of 19th and 20th century art.
The gallery is stunning and the art is displayed as if its placement were an art in itself. The space draws you in and sweeps you around beautifully; it's like being in a small and intimate museum. 

And, I  could sit on this sensual couch forever.

120 East Marcy Street
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501