Silver City couldn’t have been selected as one of “The 100 Best Art Towns in America” without the many talented artists who reside in the area. Our environment–both in the inspiring physical beauty of the surrounding area and in the community’s pride and support for local artists, provides a nourishing environment in which to create.

Allen Sanders
Shows in the Piños Altos Art Gallery, 14 Golden Avenue in Piños Altos, NM. email:, or phone 575-574-2831.[More info]
Anaia Song creates beautiful and unique crochet wearables from wool and other natural fibers. She is also a wonderfully gifted basket weaver in wide range of designs and materials, including reed, grapevine, seagrass and even paper. She is currently working on a new line of mixed media fiber pieces coming soon. 575-534-9201[More info]
Ann Alexander
Ann Alexander’s art focuses on ‘The Beautiful Earth’ – La Bella Terra. Natural gourds, some she grows organically, become the three dimensional canvas for her sometimes whimsical, sometimes southwestern and sometimes – just plain quirky – gourd creations. Seeing light bounce off a surface or reflect in a natural stone fascinates Ann. Media: Mixed Media Gourds – with acrylics sometimes mixed with stones, wire and other natural materials. On the web:[More info]
Ann McMahon
Since her retirement to Silver City in 2011, Ann McMahon has been working steadily to produce both a Southwest New Mexico portfolio and a Gila Wilderness portfolio, which are featured on her website –   In doing so, Ann achieved another of her goals with the 2013 opening of her photography gallery in time the Silver City Gallery Association Red Dot Tours.   Ann has been a photographer since 1970, building a darkroom in her house in [More info]
Ann Taylor paints Southwest landscapes of mountains, cactus, yuccas and wildflowers; her still life subjects include Indian pots and baskets. She paints in her own unique style which is becoming more impressionistic. Silver Spirit Gallery, Western Bank and Hearst Church Gallery in Pinos Altos. 575-534-0171 [More info]
Arlene Sarkela paints landscapes and still-lives with Southwestern themes. Sites: Hearst Church Gallery, Silver Spirit Gallery (GCAG). 575-538-9761[More info]
Awish Baechtle is a fiber artist who spins her own wool. She makes knitted animals and toys that are creative, safe and that will last a lifetime. Baechtle learned to weave from traditional Navajos who gave her permission to use the techniques she learned. Working with that knowledge she has developed her own weaving style. She also knits shawls and shawlettes using her own wool. Awish enjoys her art very much, likes to use simple [More info]
Barbara Kejr
The clear skies and wide vistas of the southwest are the inspiration for Barbara Kejr’s southwestern landscapes. Moving to Silver City, New Mexico provided Barbara with the opportunity to pursue a life-long desire to paint. She initially explored oil painting, and then ventured into watercolors. Barbara is intrigued by the unique properties of watercolor which permit the artist to capture light by using transparent watercolor and the white of the paper. Barbara has studied [More info]
Barbara L. Harrison
Barbara L. Harrison is known for her abstract wall sculptures and mobiles Media: brass, acrylic, steel. 941-387-8589[More info]
Barbara Nance
Barbara Nance enjoyed an extensive commercial art career for over twenty years in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, but the Land of Enchantment has long been calling to her. In 2005 Barbara and her husband Sherwood moved their dogs, tons of marble, welding equipment, tools, canvas and paints to Silver City, New Mexico. It was time to breath in the big sky, stretch her imagination and reinvent her artistic goals. They built an inviting casita gallery [More info]
Barbara Smith
Barbara Smith’s subjects are landscapes and still-life in oils and acrylics, as well as portraits and other subjects in pastels. Sites: Silver Spirit Gallery, Red Barn Restaurant, and Hearst Church Gallery in Pinos Altos. 575-388-1701[More info]
Becky O’Connor
Becky has been involved in all facets of design for over 35 years, with a focus on jewelry design for the past 8 years. Her primary creative stimulation is the vast array of colors, textures, and shapes that semi-precious stones and gems provide for the jewelry artisan. Becky's designs are traditional, yet highly creative and innovative as she complements the age-old beauty of Southwestern Turquoise with stones and gem material from around the world. The result is [More info]