Cathedral Art Gallery
Cathedral Gallery Biennial Santero Show
This show, opening March 12 (March 12-June 4) features art by many renowned Santero artists. This is a distinctly New Mexican art form, and is always a popular show. There are also statues, carved items, and cards. The Gallery is open M-Th from 9-4, Fridays from 9-noon and on Sunday mornings. All art is for sale. Further info, contact Ruth Norton.
The next show (coming in June) will be an All Media Show. Start working now to have something for this fun show.
Brief History of the Cathedral Gallery
The Gallery has been in existence since the Cathedral House was completed in 1976. At that time Dean Haverland asked Gale Waddell to organize a gallery. She felt “each show should have some theme and be of interest and importance to the congregation and town.” Waddell recruited friends to form a Gallery Guild. The first show was Betty Rosenburger’s paintings of “Mission Churches”. Santero shows are presented every 2 years and are always well received.
The Cathedral Gallery has always offered outstanding shows for the enjoyment of the parish and community. Proceeds from Gallery sales have funded several capital improvements such as the sound system in Anna Kaseman Hall and in the Nave.
A long-time Cathedral artist and supporter of the Gallery was Vera Nolan (born in 1906). Although not professionally trained in art, Vera continued to work on her watercolor art technique by traveling with well-known artists around the Southwest. A few months before her death in December 1996, Nolan told George Hight of the Gallery Guild, “I plan to leave my estate to the Guild.” In July of 1997, the Guild learned that they were beneficiary of Nolan’s estate. This bequest has been an important asset for the Cathedral Gallery.