October 2021 - Library Art Exhibition Space

In October 2021, the Vista Grande Public Library is hosting two Eldorado at Santa Fe artists using the Library's art exhibition space. 

Gail MacQuesten - "Low Rider" Photography

VGPL is hosting photographer Gail MacQuesten in the library exhibit space. The exhibit features 16 “Low Rider” photographic prints and photographic prints on metal.  The artist will host a small reception on October 8th from 2:30-4 pm at the library exhibit space –please join us.


The photos in her first exhibition were all taken at lowrider events in Santa Fe and Espanola.  Gail’s goal is to show, not only the wonderful cars, trucks and bikes, but the culture that produces them and the people who are passionate about them.


Gail took up photography as a way to ease into retirement after a career as a lawyer.  She has taken a number of photography courses, but the core of her education comes from participation in the Eldorado Camera Club.  “The supportive members of the club have been a constant source of learning and inspiration”. Gail's art is accessible at: gailmacquestenphotography.zenfolio.com.

Monika Heikkero - "Pets are Best" - Best Friends are the Ones with Paws

VGPL is also hosting ceramic artist Monika Heikkero in the lobby glass case. She will be showcasing 15 different bowls that can be preordered and personalized.

Pets often take a special place in our life and heart. Therefore, she wanted to make a special bowl for them. A bowl that has their picture, name and/or loving message on an otherwise decorated ceramic background.   Monika will be showing 15 different bowls (5 small, 5 medium and 5 big).  You can order a custom bowl directly from the artist.   Monika will create the permanent decal from a photograph or drawn image that a customer gives her.  Personalized pet bowls would take 5-6 weeks. Please contact the Library for additional information.

Heikkero is a Santa Fe based ceramicist who crafts decorative, functional and whimsical pottery. Monika is inspired by her immediate surroundings and whatever touches something deep inside her. She also really enjoys the spontaneity of kid's drawings and tries to include this in her work whenever possible. Heikkero was a studio potter at the Arts and Crafts Academy in Plon, Germany. She has had exhibits in Helsinki, Finland and participated in group exhibitions at St. John College. 


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Low Rider

Gail MacQuesten

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Ceramic Pet Bowl

Monika Heikkero

Art at VGPL

The VGPL exhibition series is for the enjoyment of patrons when visiting the library located south of the El Dorado Community School,
on 14 Avenida Torreon, Santa Fe, NM 87508. Refer to the Home Page for current Library hours. Exhibition art will be on sale during
the month, and available to the purchaser after the close of the show. The library will receive a sales commission benefiting operations and library programming.


For more information, contact: Sandra Young at art.exhibition.coordinator@vglibrary.org.

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