February: Carlos Kinsey

I am from the South and that heavily influences my art.
I am self-taught and grew up in Tennessee & lived there for 25 years. After that I lived in a little ghost town in New Mexico for ten years. I am now in Santa Fe and work in Architecture & Construction. I am 50 years old and my father is from Cuba & my mother from West Virginia.
Most of my paintings are on plywood and the large ones on canvas, all are acrylic with other stuff like magic marker, oil sticks and pencil.

January: Jon Sanchez

Poster artist Jon Sanchez was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He considers himself an illustrator first and foremost. Although, he has utilized various art mediums for most of his life. He has been designing and screen printing posters for nearly a decade, using the name “Jonito”. These posters include traditional work, band posters, pop culture pieces and movie posters. Over the years he has created gig posters for bands such as They Might Be Giants, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, Fitz and the Tantrums and The Dandy Warhols. His work also includes tour posters for Fleetwood Mac and Cursive. For special screenings in the Albuquerque cinema, his movie posters include The Crow, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Labyrinth and Escape from New York. Jon creates and screen prints all of his own work in his garage studio. These posters are hand drawn, inked, digitally separated, and hand-pulled using acrylic inks. They are limited edition, have been showcased in galleries and sold nation wide. Some of Jon’s awards include the official tote design for Seattle’s Bumbershoot music festival, film awards for his production design work, and several awards in the Albuquerque art scene. Jon also showcases his work in both the Hispanic Arts Exhibition at Expo New Mexico, and Contemporary Hispanic Market in Santa Fe. Most recently, he is creating illustrations for an upcoming graphic novel.

December: Holly Wood

My subject matter, inspired by daily life, news stories, history, politics and my own vivid dreams, features a mix of humans with other animal characters playing parts of equal importance and often switching roles. I want to put the observer in a place where they are made to consider things that may never have occurred to them.
Stylistic influences have been Medieval narrative art, and the cartoon-like storytelling styles of ancient India, Egypt and Mughal art. The depictions of everyday life by Japanese masters like Hokusai have also been an influence. Like them, and like the illustrators and cartoonists of the Golden Age, I want to tell my stories with the most economical and expressive use of line, color and texture.
I work according to an underlying concept of Primal Laughter. For me, consciousness pervades everything, and in the back of my mind I’m always hearing a mighty voice shouting with laughter (or maybe that’s just Tinnitus).
I attended Pratt Institute for two years, dropped out due to family emergency and lack of money- I learned to paint by looking at books, observing my artist husband Jim Wood, going to museums and watching the world in the great school that is New York City. After we moved to Santa Fe in 1969, I was additionally inspired by the light, space and culture of New Mexico.
• Began showing and selling in early 80’s-
• Went into electronic & spasmodic band music 80s-mid 90s
• Lived beach hermit crab life in Sonora, Mexico from ’95-’98
• Co-founded Ábrego Jewelry, designed and sold jewelry for 10 years
• In 2007 renewed my focus on painting and showing.

November: Rick Casados

I was born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico. After extensive travel, and living in Brooklyn and London, I have settled in Connecticut. When I am behind the camera, I am not looking to make a certain image. I am looking to freeze a moment of time, and to put the viewer in the moment from my point of view.