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Library Art Exhibition Space - August 2023

Eldorado Knitters
The Vista Grande Public Library (“VGPL”) will host an exhibit by the Eldorado Knitters. All 3-D, all over the library. This multiple artist group has a great selection of fabric arts they hope you will enjoy all month long.


Coming Soon to the Library Art Exhibition –

3D Artists

 "Garden Harvest"

Since moving to Santa Fe in 2018, Mary Barron has added ceramics to complement her fused glass creations. Her new work combines her classical arts training with her innate whimsy, creating dramatic results with mostly botanical themes. Her recent creations have included stacked totems and expansive platters.

Mary’s glass art has been displayed at numerous invitational and juried shows. She has been featured in private and commercial collections in the US, Canada and Europe.

After twice being invited to show her art at the International Biennale of Contemporary Art of Florence Italy. Her works were selected for inclusion in the Art of the Embassies program in the US Department of State, being placed in embassies in South America and Africa.

Sue Halpern is a versatile ceramics artist who creates on-of-a -kind hand-crafted items including garden totems, vessels, sculptures and whimsical accents. Her work is singularly inspired and when available can be seen in selected galleries and art exhibits.

Sue prefers to describe herself as a “hobbyist” producing work as the spirit moves her. Born in Tulsa Oklahoma, she always had an interest in art and design. Her commitment to ceramics evolved from a more traditional career path as an architectural project consultant after earning her BA degree from the University of Tulsa.

This exhibit is influenced by the fall season and fall gardens of Santa Fe.


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2D Artist

 Layers of Color by Chuck Watkins

The artist is a semi-retired lawyer who divides his time between Santa Fe and Chicago and previously has worked in hot wax media, or encaustic, and creates TIG-welded furniture employing epoxy resin-coated, multi-colored wood surfaces.

These abstract, cold wax medium works on 9” x 12” multimedia paper are mainly concerned with the relation to one another of overlapping colors, textures and shapes. Often made using hand-cut positive and negative-image stencils, these unique images are similar to monotype prints.




Art at the Library

This exhibition is presented by VGPL to give patrons another enrichment experience when visiting the library located south of the El Dorado School, on 14 Ave Torreon, Santa Fe, NM 87508. Library hours are 10-6 Tu-Fri., and 11-5 on Sat. Exhibition art will be on sale by the artist. The library will receive a sales commission benefiting operations and library programming.


For more information, contact: John Wylie, VGPL Art Exhibition Director (

Vista Grande Public Library
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14 Avenida Torreon
  Santa Fe, NM 87508

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Santa Fe, NM 87508

Between El Dorado Community School and the Adam Senior Center
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