Saturday, May 7, 2022

All Media Show at the Sacred Arts Gallery

 Just a little preview of some of the 40 plus pieces of artwork that will be available to purchase in June at the Sacred Arts Gallery, 431 Richmond NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122.


"Poppies"  Silk Painting by Deborah Bentley



    "Aspen Road" by Gwen Wilemon



"Brandon Beach" by Anthony Temer



"Don't Waste Time" Assemblage by Laurie McCann



"Aspen" by Monika ten Bruggencate


    "The Luxury of Silence" Photopolymer Intaglio by

         Jessica Weybright


                "Summertime" Acrylic on Canvas 

                  by Carolyn Jo Peterson

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Available Paintings

Many of my friends and followers have wondered if they could look at paintings from St. Mark's artists online, so today I am posting some photos for you of works that are no longer hanging in the Sacred Arts Gallery (a new show is hanging so go by and see it!) but still for sale through the individual artists. If you are interested in contacting the artist directly, you can leave a message below in the comments with your contact information and I will have the artist get in touch with you.  If you know that I already have your contact information, just tell me in the comments which painting you would like to purchase. As always, my artwork is donated to causes that I care about, so if you purchase one of my paintings, you will need to make a check to that organization.


"Taos, Late Autumn Light" 20"x16" oil on canvas by Pat Catlett $350.

Top painting:  "Within the Earth" 14'x11" watercolor on paper panel by Anne Gordon Fritz  $150.

Bottom Painting: "93 miles to Mt. Taylor"  10"x10" watercolor on paper panel by Anne Gordon Fritz  $100

 "Wolf Creek"   10" by 30" Watercolor Triptych by Anne Gordon Fritz $300


"By the Fire"  12" x 15" Oil by Dottie Murphy $100 donation to the St. Mark's Choir Loft Stair Lift Fund.

"Sandia Evening"  Watercolor on Arches 140 lbs paper by Heather Gaume $120
Donation to St. Mark's Choir Loft Chair Lift Fund

             "Pedernal Summer Morning Breeze"  10"x30" Oil on Canvas 

                                       by Pat Catlett $350

"Land Forms" 13"x10" Acrylic by Allen Lowery $150


"After the Rain" 18"z24" Oil on Canvas by Pat Catlett $400

 "Calling All Coneflowers"  16"x20" Watercolor on Arches 140 lbs paper by Heather Gaume  $120 Donation to the St. Mark's Choir Loft Chair Lift Fund


 "Gorgonia Sea Forms" 7"x10" Watercolor on Paper Panel by Anne Gordon Fritz $200

Friday, October 1, 2021

Featured Artist - Allen Lowery


                                             Allen Lowery


"Art has always been a background focus in my life but has become a primary focus in retirement. My primary training was UNM where I earned a BFA. There have been many workshops and affiliations since. I founded Spiritpath Studio several years ago with emphasis on experimental as well as traditional stylistic interpretations mostly in acrylic media in which any subject is fair game."

Allen grew up in Roswell, New Mexico and now lives in Albuqueque.  

"All Life Matters"


"Washed Out"

"Dia De Los Muertos Spirit"






I own a couple of Allen's landscapes.  The textures and shapes just called my name!  You can own one too.  To see these works (the photos do not do them justice!) visit St. Mark's Episcopal church through December.  Details below.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Featured Artist - Audrey Minard

 This is another post in a continuing series highlighting the artists whose work is currently hanging at the Sacred Arts Gallery at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Albuquerque. 

Audrey Minard

I paint for the pleasure of painting and not as a livelihood. I always felt if I had to make a living at it, it would become a job and not a pleasure. However, I have done many commissions, mainly children and pets.

Self-taught for the most part, I’ve always had an interest in various painting media.

I started out in oils, having been mentored by my older sister who was an outstanding water color artist.

I took several community college courses in landscape, life drawing, water color and pastel. I belong to RGAA (Rio Grande Art Association) and served as member chair for MasterWorks of NM, Pastel Society and at one time the Colored Pencil Society of America. I always found involvement in fine organizations of this type to be an inspiration and education.


A Road Less Traveled


"Church at Madrid"



Sunday, September 26, 2021

Featured Artist- Manuel Hernandez

Manuel Hernandez

Several years ago, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 431 Richmond NE, Albuquerque, NM was looking for a piece of art to add to the renovation of our interior courtyard.  We found Manuel Hernandez, a mosaic artist, who in collaboration with his fellow artist, Lisa Domenici, designed a tree of life mosaic to be created by the members of the church with their supervision.  Recently, we again engaged Manuel and Lisa to create a mosaic for our Montessori School's playground.

So if you come to see the current show hanging in the Sacred Arts gallery, be sure and take a look at those two enormous wall mosaics.

 Manuel, also contributed many smaller mosaics to our show.  The first day of the show, all three of his original mosaics sold and were taken away before I could take photos!  But here are his replacements, also sadly for us, SOLD.

The following piece is a sample piece created to give us a vision of what the finished Cosmos Mosaic would look like.  It also will be sold, so if you love it, contact St. Mark's at 505-262-2484 to get details.


If you are interested in Manuel's work, you may contact him at

His work will hang with many other talented artists at the Sacred Arts Gallery, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 431 Richmond NE, Albuquerque, NM


Monday, September 13, 2021

Featured Artist- Anne Gordon Fritz



Anne Gordon Fritz, Artist

Anne has been painting since she was a child having been enrolled in a watercolor class at age four. she studied classic art history, interior design and architecture in a small private college in California.  Anne has used skills learned in those classes and further art classes in Chicago where she earned a BGS Degree in Studio Art in 1976.


In 2001, Anne ventured into painting on silk with Sennelier silk dyes. She loved painting with this medium for 20 years and was quite successful at it. Currently she paints with watercolors, and acrylics.  Anne enjoys using Gesso to create abstract images within realistic scenes. She also uses Cyanotype on watercolor paper.  Anne often uses watercolors over the Cyanotypes to enhance a design.  


Anne says “I enjoy painting our New Mexico native plants and skies, but also waterscapes.  My paintings have been exhibited in local, state, and national exhibitions.”     




Artist Memberships
Buford Artists Group, Buford GA, 2004-2012;

Kudzu Art Zone, Norcross GA, 2004-2012;

Silk Painters International, 2001-2016;

Silk Painters Guild for Fine Artists 2001- 2016; 

New Mexico Silk Painters Guild, 2012-Present; 

St. Mark's Sacred Arts Guild, 2013-Present;

Rio Grande Artists Association, 2016-Present; 

New Mexico Watercolor Society, 2020-Present

"Wolf Creek" - Northern New Mexico

"Gorgonian Sea Fan"

"93 Miles to Mount Taylor"

 Currently 8 of Anne’s watercolors are in St. Mark's first Art Exhibition in 1 1/2 years.  Please come to this show from 9-2, Monday through Thursdays, and Sundays from 9-12.  The members’ paintings are shown until December 3, 2021. 431 Richmond NE, Albuquerque, NM.  Masks and social distancing are required in the church buildings.  20% of sales support St. Mark's art projects and art programs, including ongoing shows of local artists.   

Be sure and visit the east side of the building to see the gorgeous new Cosmos mosaic designed by tile artists Manuel Hernandez and Lisa Domenici and executed with the help of the parishioners.