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Updated: Jun 27, 2021

Join us at True West Gallery on Friday, July 2, 2021 from 5pm to 8pm to celebrate Painter, Sculptor and Jeweler Carlo Martinez.

To quote N. Scott Momaday, "Carlo Ray Martinez is the quintessential Santa Fe artist. Steeped in the tradition of the land of enchantment, he is an imaginative painter, and he turns beautiful stone into sculptures that will take your breath away. I love living with his art."

Denver born artist - Carlo Ray Martinez - has traveled around the world; to Canada, Japan, Venezuela, and Mexico; and has lived in many cities in the United States.

He has been able to find adaptation to diverse cultures through his art. Carlo has received two degrees in Media Arts and is a self taught painter.

In addition to painting, he works in digital video and 3-D design and is attending the Institute of American Indian Arts for degree in Documentary Film.

He considers himself a practitioner of the alchemy of color, and is entranced by the creation process of manifesting ideas and thoughts into tangible art. He has a consistent regard for humanity, personal rights and expression, vision and an unwavering belief in the human imagination.

Hangin’ with the Masters – Ep. 21: Bennie “Yellowman” Nelson and Benjamin “Ahn-Hia-Ohm” Nelson

In conjunction with True West of Santa Fe, Wright’s Indian Art is proud to present Hangin’ with the Masters – Episode 21: Bennie Yellowman Nelson and Benjamin Nelson!!

Yellowman and Benjamin will be at Wright’s Indian Art in Albuquerque on Saturday, November 9th from 12 pm until 4 pm.

Yellowman and Benjamin will be at True West of Santa Fe on Sunday, November 10th from 11am until 5pm.

Bennie Yellowman Nelson is an acclaimed Navajo artist who has honed his craft over the course of 50 years of work, starting at a young age with painting with acrylics and watercolors. Over the years, he has been featured in many different galleries all across the country. The work he enters into various art shows is consistently a favorite with crowds, with eye-grabbing colors and striking detail.

Yellowman is also an avid public speaker, raising awareness and bringing light to issues that the Native American communities face. He is involved in several charities, as he believes in giving back to the community and those in need, and holds that belief very close to his heart. He feels that being a positive figure in his community is a large part of who he is.

Benjamin Nelson, the son of Yellowman, is an accomplished artist in his own right. A painter who started at the age of 5, has been perfecting his craft and methods over the years. His work, which ranges from his own style of ledger art, to multimedia, and even wearable art, has been collected all over the world. Public figures such as Princess Diana, former President Bill Clinton, and former New Mexico governor Heather Wilson have collected Benjamin’s work over the years.

Throughout his career as an artist, Benjamin has been juried into many competitions and has won awards nearly everywhere he has entered. While he is young in years, Benjamin is a veteran artist and has already established himself as a master of his craft with many years of growth ahead!

We are very excited to have these two wonderful and talented artists at both galleries for our first dual event…you won’t want to miss this!!

UNM Foundation Reception featuring the Catherine Walters estate collection. Vintage pottery and Navajo weavings available. Catherine Walters was the first female graduate of the Civil Engineering Department at UNM. Her sons have donated her collection to benefit the Foundation. Included in the collection is a Maria Martinez / Santana pot, and a 1917 Zia Pueblo pot among many others. Reception from 5 PM to 7:30 PM.

True West Gallery

130 Lincoln Ave Ste-F

Santa FE, NM 87501


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