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Type: Contemporary Art Galleries
LewAllen Galleries, one of the oldest galleries in Santa Fe, started life as the Elaine Horwich Gallery in 1976. Arlene Lewallen later purchased it and changed the name. Kenneth Marvel and Robert... Read More
LewAllen Galleries, one of the oldest galleries in Santa Fe, started life as the Elaine Horwich Gallery in 1976. Arlene Lewallen later purchased it and changed the name. Kenneth Marvel and Robert Gardner acquired it in 2003. For years, the gallery was on West Palace Avenue. In 2009 they opened their current 14,000 square-foot, state of the art location in the trendy Railyard, the hub for contemporary art houses. The Palace Avenue location was subsequently closed. The new space, designed with several distinct exhibition spaces, can accommodate both large-format paintings and larger sculptures in both indoor and outdoor areas. LewAllen mounts about 15 to 20 new exhibitions each year. Well-known contemporary artists they represent include Bill Barrett, Hiroshi Yamano and Lucy Lyon. Their modernist department, offering work from private collections and the secondary market, includes such luminaries as Milton Avery and Fritz Scholder.
- Contemporary Art Galleries: "Want to see some really special art? The gallery has a collection of museum quality paintings and sculpture that they keep in a vault below ground. Visitors can view it with an advance appointment."
- Best for Contemporary Art Galleries Because: LewAllan Galleries' 14,000 square feet of gallery space and their commitment to the genre make them a serious force in Santa Fe's contemporary art market.