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Tower Gallery is open 8-19-17, 8-20-17 from 10 to 5pm
Roxanne will be at the gallery 8-20-17 from 10 to 5.

"Wide Open", Clay Original, $14,000

Pueblo Food Experience Meal

Come experience traditional foods from Roxanne cookbook at Tower Gallery June 25th.
For information on cost call Raymond Naranjo at  505-927-4195

GUEST ARTIST Cheryl Evans at TOWER GALLERY June through October 2017

A splash of cerulean blue on a pristine white surface, a sensitive and inquisitive line, and a tangle of rich pattern dance across the paper - artist Cheryl Evans uses color and line to define her world visually. Her series of New Mexico landscapesis inspired by a lifetime love of the high desert. Evans' first trip to the state was made as a young child and she has returned year after year to paint in Northern New Mexico. Whether standing amidst the sage brush, exploring a field of boulders with pictographs and petroglyphs strewn across a field, or working in her Texas studio, she infuses her work with the vibrant colors and textures of the New Mexican sun drenched landscape. Her paintings are personal expressions of the experiences and time spent hiking and exploring in Northern New Mexico. Her vibrant colors and brushwork give the viewer an intimate peek into her passion for the New Mexico landscape as she strives to interpret each scene as opposed to duplicating a specific vantage point. Many of the paintings feature the icons and symbols of the pueblo people hidden amid the jumble of rocks and boulders.

Working in acrylic, watercolor, and mixed media/collage, clearly the work illustrates the control, mastery, and love that Evans has for the various media.

Evans is a signature member of the Watercolor Art Society - Houston. She has had numerous one-woman shows and her work is held in collections in the United States, Mexico, England, and Japan.
She spent 32 years as an art instructor in the public schools and presently teaches watercolor at Alvin Community College where she is an adjunct professor.


This special 20th anniversary river trip explores writing and sculpting as complementary forms of creative expression, and celebrates the return to the river of renowned sculptor, Roxanne Swentzell as Page Lambert's featured guest. During this six-day adventure on the Colorado River through Canyonlands, Roxanne will guide us in sculpting with our hands, using river clay and materials gathered from the land, and Page will guide us in sculpting with words. The trip starts and ends in Moab, Utah. Professionally outfitted by Sheri Griffith Expeditions and guided by SGE's amazing women guides, who not only row the oar boats, but cook us three delicious meals each day. All food, beverages, rafting and camping equipment provided.

Details here: Page Lambert's River Journey

Dear Tower Gallery and Roxanne, Last year I had the fortunate experience of being able to take part in Roxanne's workshop. I had the opportunity to make new friends, get my hands back in the mud and enjoy 5 days of bliss in my favorite part of the world.  My figure's name is "Windex" after the wind direction "feather" atop a mast. He and his alter ego are wind whisperers... he sits in my garden and watches. Thank you for the experience,    I hope to be able to participate again should the opportunity arise. Cheers, Patti

Arctic Adaptations: Inuit Architecture Showcased in Prestigious Venice Biennale

Dominique Godreche

For the first time in the 14-year history of the International Venice Biennale of Architecture, the Nunavut flag flew at the
entrance to the Canadian Pavilion, an Inukshuk floating at the entrance of “Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15.

The exhibit, curated by architects Lola Sheppard and Mason White, from Toronto-based design firm Lateral Office, coincides with the 15th
anniversary of the territory’s creation. Arctic Adaptations documents architectural history in Nunavut, describing the realities of its communities,
introducing the future role of architecture, and responding to the theme suggested by the director of the Biennale, Rem Koolhaas: Absorbing Modernity, 1914–2014.


Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-25, 2014
Santa Fe Convention Center, Santa Fe, NM
 Show: Saturday, May 24:

  • Early Birds 9-10 am ($20)
  • General Admission 10-4 ($10)
  • All tickets available at entrance

Sunday, May 25: General Admission 10-4 (free)

Join us for Native Treasures: Indian Arts Festival,  Santa Fe’s only museum-quality Indian art show and sale. Over 200
Native American artists participate, each of whom is specially invited by the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, to
represent the best and brightest of the Indian art world. In fact, many of the artists at Native Treasures are included in the
Museum’s permanent collection. Participating artists represent a wide range of tribes and pueblos, as well as a wide range of
art forms, from traditional to contemporary. In addition to established artists, we have an Emerging Artist section to showcase
new talent. Native Treasures: Indian Arts Festival benefits the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. Each artist generously donates a
portion of sales to the Museum’s programs. Please join us and support your favorite artists and the Museum at the same time!

Roxanne Swentzell Tower Gallery
78 Cities of Gold Road, Santa Fe, NM 87506

Indian Market Booth 400 Washington West


"Sculpting With Roxanne, May 2013" Workshop Participants

"I am so grateful to Roxanne for offering herself and her gifts in this workshop, which allowed me to literally give shape to a new part of myself.  I had little experience with clay and no experience at actually creating an intentional sculpture, and yet Roxanne created such a safe and inspiring space that a sculpture actually did come to life in my hands!  She allowed me to express my own unique creativity while generously sharing her own techniques, talents and inspiring spirit.  This workshop helped me to shift something at a very deep level."

D. Schurr

"It´s hard to describe the workshop in a few words, but challenging, fascinating and very rewarding are the ones I use most.  It was an experience that was eye-opening and unforgettable. Greetings to Roxanne as well."

Lisa C.

"This was a most amazing workshop held in a most spiritual and energy filled space!  I am a working artist and have sculpted in a different style than Roxanne's and this workshop not only introduced and taught me a new style and way to think about building a sculpture but gave me challenges to break through some inhibitions I had formed.  Roxanne is a great instructor who leads by example and encourages exploration and creation!  I cannot thank her enough for this incredible opportunity."

L.J. Rosen


Roxanne will be showing some of her most recent work in bronze and original clay at Native Treasures Art Show.

Booth #125 located at the ballroom entry way.

Friday, May 24th Special Preview
Saturday-Sunday, May 25th & 26th Show

For more on times and directions to the Santa Fe Convention Center


Flowering Tree Permaculture Institute Presents:


Among the Pueblo peoples, men were the tradtional weavers. Join us in recognizing these men who are continuing their tradition. Come see what they've been making and support the future of Pueblo Men's Weaving.

Opening: December 7, 5PM

Aristotle said, “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” Two artists respond to his statement.

There is always something deep and meaningful in an honest work of art, although sometimes it’s not visible to everyone immediately. So, when someone says they don’t like something, that doesn’t mean a lot to me. I know when there is something there—it can be a baffling mystery, then amazing, only waiting to be deciphered and to be patiently understood.
—Tony Abeyta

An exhibition of recent paintings and works on paper by Abeyta will be on view at Blue Rain Gallery, 130 Lincoln Avenue, Suite C, Santa Fe. Opening reception on Friday, August 17, from 5 to 7 pm. When one is moved by a piece of artwork, it is because it touches something inside. The more it affects us, the deeper it went. I also believe that you can purposely aim for the “inside” with direct creations that represent what we humans feel. Within us and within art, there exist worlds that are keys to those doorways.
—Roxanne Swentzell

Swentzell’s work can be seen at the Santa Fe Indian Market, Booth #400-WA-W, and at the Roxanne Swentzell Tower Gallery, Pojoaque, New Mexico. photographs by Anne Staveley


I am so touched to have had the opportunity to meet and learn from Roxanne Swentzel.  Her ability to be so present and patient with 10 people wanting her guidance was amazing to me.  She is a gentle and powerful teacher!  I feel so honored to have had this opportunity. Thank you Roxanne please don't wait so long for your next class. I am eager for more.

- M. Allen


Hi Roxanne and Cindy!

The workshop was everything and more I had hoped it would be... I'm afraid if I tell too many more friends how wonderful it was, the waiting list could become years long!
I believe that a class of ten was the perfect number; it seemed that Roxanne had enough time to help everyone. And what a diverse mix of people; we will not forget our week together!

The space was perfect - full of natural light and spacious and every morning to be greeted by that magnificent flowering (crab apple?)... oh yes, the chickens were among my favorite class participants! Many thanks to Rose for her generosity.

I would really love to return next spring/summer, perhaps to have the opportunity to attempt a standing figure (!!) Please keep me in the loop for future workshops.

Again thank you, Roxanne, for all your hard work, attention and sharing; your workshop will be one that I will always remember.

I will say goodbye with only one request for the future..I would love to one day see your studio.

Best regards,

- D. Stonis



I cannot speak highly enough of my experience in Roxanne's sculptor class.  Roxanne was able to bring out the creativity I never knew I had.  Her way of encouragement to all of the students resulted in beautiful pieces of art.  Roxanne not only creates art that speaks from within but also evokes that ability in her students.  I will be forever grateful for this opportunity as it has changed me in a wonderful way.  Thank you Roxanne.  I hope to see you again very soon.  Zena

- Z. Thomas "For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness." 


It was an amazing week. It was physically and emotionally demanding and also a time I will cherish for the rest of my life. Roxanne is a remarkable artist. She is a master of clay and the three dimensional, human form, is articulate with her instruction and exudes love and compassion. Really, an amazing week.

- K. Snider


I am still recovering from one of the best weeks of my life. Words are not enough to describe love, passion, bonding, and elevated spirit I felt. Rox is nurturing, encouraging, inspirational, kind, fun, and above all spiritual and full of love, and she has conveyed this to us all. It was an emotional journey for me, but one I plan to pursue. I have already made preparations to attend Santa Fe Clay. Rox has named the final clay patch a "Jay", and promised to use it always. Silly, but an honor I will never forget. Thank you for including me. Appropriate gifts are being crafted for you. Also, plans for a promised dinner should be made. I love you.

- J. Redack

December 17th 5pm till 8pm
Roxanne Swentzell Tower Gallery
78 Cities of Gold Rd., Santa Fe
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Rox Working - Denver Art Museum
Roxanne has recently been commissioned by the Denver Art Museum to build a huge sculpture out of unfired mud and other materials gathered in the Denver area. Roxanne had people assist her in creating her piece at the Denver Museum   See Photos...



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