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New hours starting March 18th, 2024: Open 10 AM til 5 PM, Monday through Friday, Closed Weekends and Holidays.
Please call the administrative manager if you have questions (505-929-6579) or email at

If you have a group interested in visiting the gallery with Roxanne Swentzell or during off hours, give us a call at 505-455-3037 a day in advance and
we can set up a time. All tours with Roxanne at Tower Gallery $250 per hour, and all talks booked at other locations $350 per hour plus travel expenses.

If you are having trouble with the gallery main line, please feel free to contact our gallery administrative manager at 505-929-6579.


Tower History:
Acknowledging the significance of the revitalization of Pojoaque Pueblo, the Poeh Cultural Center, Tower Gallery and Museum have been constructed, where possible, with traditional Pueblo architectural elements and building methods. To help preserve and revitalize these techniques – and to honor the communal approach to construction – many Pueblo community members have been a part of the Poeh Center and Museum's construction, providing them with a unique opportunity to learn traditional Pueblo construction methods.

Pueblo peoples in Northern New Mexico have been constructing their “adobe” homes for more than 1,000 years. Historically, Pueblo Indians built large multi-story adobe structures. These buildings, incorporating multi-family homes and communal spaces, were called “Pueblos” (translated as “Villages” in English) by early Spanish settlers. Adobe is all natural and consists mud, water, hay, straw, and sometimes manure. Traditional adobe homes have a flat roof constructed of vigas (large wooden beams); more modern homes also include beehive-style fireplaces, and Nichos (niches) carved out of the wall for religious displays.

The Making of the Tower Gallery


Q. Why did Roxanne open her own gallery?
A. It has been a dream of Roxanne's to have a gallery of her own for a long time. She has endless possiblities for arranging and filling the space with her art now that she has a place of her own.

Gallery OpenQ. I have been trying for years to get an original clay but I am always outbid. Will the Gallery make this any easier?
A. Yes. Roxanne has been making original clay pieces that are available on a first come first serve basis at the gallery. Call to find out what is available, but we are hoping to always carry some unadvertised work to attract people to drive out from Santa Fe.

Q. Does Roxanne ever appear at the Tower Gallery?
A. Yes. She has a studio adjoining the gallery where she is often working on new sculptures. So far she has no set hours but she is planning on setting aside some days for people to come and watch her sculpting clay. This will probably start when the adjoining kiln room is finished next to the gallery Apr/May 2007.

Q. Can we get a DVD of the movie we saw in the theatre room beneath the gallery?
A. Yes. They are for sale now for $25.

Q. Will Roxanne be selling her originals at Indian Market?
A. No. The Original Clay sculptures and masks will now only be available at Roxanne's Gallery here in Pojoaque.

Q. When is the Gallery open?
A. Our hours are 10AM til 5PM Monday thru Friday. Closed Weekends and Holidays.


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