LOCAL FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON!
All Friends of Tomé Art Gallery:
If you have been
by the gallery in the past few months, you may have noticed
that what was once the pottery studio has been under renovation.
What started as a simple remodeling of the space to enlarge
our gallery, turned into something much larger when we discovered
that the east wall, built in the 20's of terrones, hand cut
adobes, was unstable and had to be replaced.
On Sunday, November
15, 2015, more than 20 gallery members and friends gathered
in the rain to bring down the old problematic wall and close
it in with a temporary wall as winter weather set in. This group
of exceptional people had the project finished and cleaned up
by 3 pm. There was lots of shoveling and moving of heavy stuff,
donations of food for the workers, tearing down and rebuilding,
and neighbors wishing us well and donating needed equipment
and supplies. It’s not surprising to our members that
this seemingly impossible task was completed in less than a
day, because our Tomé Gallery family is simply amazing.
This is what being a co-op is all about.
The owner of
the building, Jan Pacifico and her husband, George Ridgeway
have been working since September on the renovation, but it
is clear that the effort needs to be enlarged. Our co-op members
have stepped up to the task, and we are now inviting you to
become part of our Tomé Gallery family. The renovation
costs are no longer manageable, and sadly will not be covered
by insurance. Many have asked how they can help in our efforts
to restore this wonderful old, historic building, and provide
an even more wonderful marketplace for our many local artists
and craftspeople. The co-op was started 15 years ago and has
fans statewide and even across the country. We have been involved
in the community, raising thousands of dollars for scholarships
with our annual Soup R Bowl event and supporting art education
efforts in the local public schools. But the gallery is more
than a building, more than a group of artists. It is a sanctuary
for creative spirits in the community. We care about our community
and are profoundly grateful that the community cares about us.
Now we are asking
our fans and supporters to help in the recovery of our historic
$50 or more will be honored on a donor wall created by the Tomé
Gallery artists. Watch for more as that project unfolds.
Thank you for your support of a very special business in Valencia
The link to find
more information and to make a donation is:
Highway 47, Los Lunas, New Mexico 87031 •
hours are 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Every Day of the Week
Sales ARE HERE!
Just click on the link to see what's
current sales item is by Bob and Diana Dow
to our Website!
craftspersons and artists (over 50 of us) who've created a cooperative
art gallery containing
original New Mexican designs, both contemporary
drop us a note with questions, suggestions or just a friendly hello!
Our work covers
a very broad spectrum of all original, hand-made items, including:
pottery of many designs, shapes and colors,
fine art, including oils,
pastels and acrylics, traditional New Mexican art, jewelry of all
fiber art (including quilts and lovely hand-woven pieces and
hand-painted and dyed scarves),
books by local authors, soaps, candles
and much more.
Tomé Gallery is located in an historic adobe building at 2930
Highway 47 between Los Lunas and Belen near Tomé hill.
hours are 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Every Day of the Week.
phone number is (505) 565-0556.
us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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time to time the Gallery takes some of its artwork 'on the road' or
some of our artists become involved and/or support
community projects or artistic endeavors at sites other than the Gallery
the Tomé Gallery is a room devoted to the work of Jan Pacifico. She
has exquisite crystalline-glazed porcelain lamps, bowls, mirrors and
Jan also has an extensive array of stoneware utilitarian pieces
including mugs, bowls and much more.
She is well-known for her complete
dinnerware sets with distinctive Iriquois carving.
We are announcing the closing of the clay studio and the ongoing clay
We will still offer artistic workshops in various media and
will publish schedules as they are available.
on 'NEW STUFF' to get info about the featured show this month!!!