Upcoming Exhibits in the Helen T. White Galleries

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Mendoza Mendoza
White Gallery | October 13 - January 13, 2019

John L. Mendoza: John's work is a diary of the man and his view of life. His oil paintings and watercolors bespeak romance, nostalgia, and natural beauty. Many of his paintings display dual characteristics. His work includes contemporary, oil, and watercolor landscapes, as well as still life, abstracts, and portraits.

Dorothy J. Mendoza: Exploring different media and technique has been the history of Dorothy’s paintings. In 1998, she began experimenting with acrylics, merging the fluid transparent quality of watercolor with the opacity of oils and gouche. The result is exciting and vibrant paintings full of color and spirit.

The Mendoza’s paintings can be found in many public and private collections throughout the United States. This is their first joint exhibition.

"Going Out of Business Sale" A Retrospective: Tom Vail
Regional & Hoag Galleries | September 15 – November 11

Vail was born in Hollywood, CA in 1946. He says in his artist statement, “Writing about my art work is an exercise I find difficult. I could go into the formal aspects of my art but the most important part is unexplainable. In the collages, a dark humor about the human condition seems to be a recurring element — the use of collage to attack bourgeois values with its own propaganda images. The kinetic photographs explore the space-time dynamics using the female figure as subject.” The images were printed using photo, silkscreen, hand-tint prints, and archival digital prints.

Western Romance From the King Collection
King Gallery | October 5 – January 13

Francis King’s original donation of artworks in 1979 forms the cornerstone of the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center’s permanent collection. For nearly 40 years, Mr. King, the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, and other generous donors have been augmenting this fabulous collection. This exhibit will feature some of the best-known names in traditional Western art, including John Clymer, Frank McCarthy, Joseph Sharpe, Gerald Cassidy, and Oscar Berninghaus.

Contemporary Western
2nd Floor Foyer | September 22 – January 20

This exhibit features selected works from the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center’s extensive collection of contemporary western art. We will feature well-known contemporary artists such as Donna Howell-Sickles, Paul Pletka, Fritz Scholder and R.C. Gorman. Local and regional artists including Orlin Helgoe, Terry Galusha, and Judith Pierce will also be represented.

Luster:  Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile & Motorcycle Painting
White Gallery | June 8 - September 30, 2019 

The birth of the modern car occurred over 150 years ago in 1860 in Germany.  In the United States, Henry Ford Company was established in 1901. A year later it morphed into Cadillac Motor Company which Ford left, along with the rights to his name. A new Ford Motor Company emerged in 1903 in Detroit with backing from a dozen investors, including the Dodge brothers. The same year, 1903, Harley-Davidson, was founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Much has changed since those early automotive years, but perhaps nothing more so than America’s love affair with cars and motorcycles, which has expressed itself culturally and artistically in so many ways.

Friday, June 7, 2019 | 47th Anniversary Gala