Blue Rain Gallery

Blue Rain Gallery Blue Rain Gallery promotes artwork of the finest contemporary Native American and regional American artists. Go to www.blueraingallery.com to explore pottery, paintings, sculpture, glass, and jewelry.
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Sneak peek!Larry D. Blissett has a show scheduled for January 31st, 2020. Here's a preview of a new painting. . .Larry D...
11/26/2019

Sneak peek!

Larry D. Blissett has a show scheduled for January 31st, 2020. Here's a preview of a new painting. . .

Larry D. Blissett
"Seven Moons Underground"
Acrylic on canvas
48"h x 48"w

See paintings by Larry D. Blissett here:
https://blueraingallery.com/artists/larry-blissett/view-all

Jim Vogel's show, "Bird on a Wire", opens on Friday, November 29th at 5 p.m.. Be sure to wake up from your Thanksgiving ...
11/25/2019

Jim Vogel's show, "Bird on a Wire", opens on Friday, November 29th at 5 p.m.. Be sure to wake up from your Thanksgiving food coma and join us for the artist reception!

Jim Vogel
"Rufous I" and "Rufous II"
Pencil, watercolor, and casein on paper in vintage hand-carved Mexican frame
Images: 4.5"h x 2.5"w, framed: 6"h x 4"w

See artwork by Jim here:
https://blueraingallery.com/artists/jim-vogel/view-all

Nathan Bennett"Hopeful Stroll"Patinas on bronzeImage: 11.5"h x 15.5"w, framed: 19"h x 23"wWhen most people visualize the...
11/23/2019

Nathan Bennett
"Hopeful Stroll"
Patinas on bronze
Image: 11.5"h x 15.5"w, framed: 19"h x 23"w

When most people visualize the Statue of Liberty, its blue-green appearance is usually the first characteristic that comes to mind. The color comes from the natural patina process that occurs over time with changes in temperature and exposure to moisture on the statue’s copper surface. Although patina can naturally occur, the deliberate act of applying it remains an ancient technique, and one of the most secretive art forms today. Ancient Egyptians would patina their sculptures to create shades of red, blue, green and gold and today, Utah artist Nathan Bennett introduces this process on 2-dimensional pieces of bronze, resulting in complex patina paintings.

Nathan Bennett describes the method as “using different metals and applying them through the use of fire and various chemicals to create colors on bronze.” The technique is just as complicated and as messy as it sounds, and it requires a great deal of time and patience to master. Bennett’s interest in art stemmed from a young age, receiving 2 university scholarships right out of high school to pursue his dreams. However, during a period of pain and confusion at the age of 18, Bennett was told, “take time to find yourself” and it was then that he found patina and his gift in mastering the art.

See more patina-on-bronze works by Nathan here:
https://blueraingallery.com/artists/nathan-bennett/view-all

Jim Vogel's show, "Bird on a Wire", opens on Friday, November 29th at 5 p.m.. Jim Vogel"Born in a Barn"Pencil, watercolo...
11/22/2019

Jim Vogel's show, "Bird on a Wire", opens on Friday, November 29th at 5 p.m..

Jim Vogel
"Born in a Barn"
Pencil, watercolor, and casein on paper in antique mantel clock frame
Image: 4.5" dia, framed: 8"h x 18"w x 2.75"d

See artwork by Jim Vogel here:
https://blueraingallery.com/artists/jim-vogel/view-all

Jim Vogel will present a show of small works on paper, "Bird on a Wire", on Friday, November 29th. Here's a preview of a...
11/19/2019

Jim Vogel will present a show of small works on paper, "Bird on a Wire", on Friday, November 29th. Here's a preview of a new piece for the show.

Jim Vogel
"Queen Fisher"
Pencil, watercolor, and casein on paper in vintage hand-carved Mexican frame
Image: 6.5"h x 3.75"w, framed: 9.5"h x 6.5"w

See more artwork by Jim here:
https://blueraingallery.com/artists/jim-vogel/view-all

Check out our latest blog entry on Utah artist Brad Overton."Among the many attributes a successful artist must have are...
11/19/2019
- Blue Rain Gallery

Check out our latest blog entry on Utah artist Brad Overton.

"Among the many attributes a successful artist must have are talent, endurance, and vision. But perhaps, most of all, for an artist to rise to the top of his profession, he must have ample devotio—devotion to beauty, to his craft, to the world’s bounty. Along with these important qualities, painter Brad Overton has a remarkable ability to portray original images in an inimitable signature style."

https://blueraingallery.com/blog/brad-overton-artist-and-philosopher

Blue Rain Gallery represents exceptional contemporary Native American and regional art. From modern to traditional, the gallery exhibits an eclectic display of original paintings, glass sculptures, bronze sculptures, pottery, ceramic sculptures, and unique fine-art jewelry.

We are proud of our artist Erin Currier, who just returned from an Epic East Coast Adventure: a private reception for a ...
11/13/2019

We are proud of our artist Erin Currier, who just returned from an Epic East Coast Adventure: a private reception for a show of her work along with Mapplethorpe, Eggleston, and Warhol at the Rockwell Museum in Corning; her friend Jimmy Van Patten's red carpet film premiere in the East Village; a highly competitive two-week Artist Residency at Arcadia National Park in Maine; followed by a martial arts intensive in Boston’s Chinatown! Here are some pages from her latest travel journal.

See artwork by Erin Currier here:
https://blueraingallery.com/artists/erin-currier/view-all

Tomorrow at 5!
11/11/2019
Santa Fe Railyard

Tomorrow at 5!

Don't miss the Artist Lecture Series tomorrow, Tuesday, November 12th at Blue Rain Gallery, featuring Bryce Pettit!

Mark your calendars-- Bryce's lecture is on Tuesday, November 12th!Bryce Pettit grew up surrounded by nature. His deep l...
11/09/2019

Mark your calendars-- Bryce's lecture is on Tuesday, November 12th!

Bryce Pettit grew up surrounded by nature. His deep love for the world around him and his desire to create art has always been closely linked. Upon entering college, he studied biology and the natural sciences followed by graduate studies in ecology. Eventually his passion for art became undeniable and he focused full-time on an art career.

At first Bryce took any sculpting job that he could find, including sculpting for a variety of architectural and hardware companies. Following his innate curiosity, Bryce learned the science and industrial mechanics of bronze casting and metallurgy. He immersed himself in understanding the foundry process and, in turn, mastered each step.

These early years of intensive learning gave him the skills to unleash his creativity. Bryce traveled the country attending shows and exhibiting his sculptures anywhere there was a willing audience. Eventually his work began to be widely recognized and appreciated. Bryce has now been a professional sculptor for nearly 20 years. He created several large public works including pieces for the Tulsa International Airport, the Maritime Museum in Ludington Michigan, the Na ‘Aina Kai Botanical Gardens in Kawai, Hawaii as well a collection of libraries and schools.

Bryce currently lives in Durango, Colorado surrounded by the mountains and rivers he loves.

See artwork by Bryce Pettit here:
https://blueraingallery.com/artists/bryce-pettit/view-all

Glass star Dan Friday demo'd at SOFA in Chicago over the weekend-- here's a shot of him completing one of his amazing gl...
11/06/2019

Glass star Dan Friday demo'd at SOFA in Chicago over the weekend-- here's a shot of him completing one of his amazing glass salmon. Thank you to the Corning Museum of Glass for hosting the glass demos!

See Dan's glass sculptures here:
https://blueraingallery.com/artists/dan-friday/view-all

Artist lecture alert! Colorado-based wildlife sculptor Bryce Pettit will be giving a lecture on Tuesday, November 12th a...
11/04/2019

Artist lecture alert!

Colorado-based wildlife sculptor Bryce Pettit will be giving a lecture on Tuesday, November 12th at 5 p.m. at the gallery. The lecture is titled "Latitude". Don't miss it!

Bryce also has an ad in the October issue of Western Art Collector Magazine (pictured here).

See artwork by Bryce here:
https://blueraingallery.com/artists/bryce-pettit/view-all

Contemporary mixed media ledger artist Chris Pappan has recently been awarded with an artist residency at the Hyde Park ...
11/02/2019

Contemporary mixed media ledger artist Chris Pappan has recently been awarded with an artist residency at the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago. Here's Chris meeting with BRG owner Leroy in his new studio space. Way to go, Chris! We can't wait to see the work you'll create.

See Chris Pappan's artwork here:
https://blueraingallery.com/artists/chris-pappan

10/31/2019

Tonight's opening night for SOFA Chicago-- Stop by our booth and see new work by Preston Singletary, Dan Friday, Nathan Bennett, and Rik Allen.

We're proud to present new works in glass by Rik Allen at the SOFA art fair in Chicago-- the show opens tonight! Rik All...
10/31/2019

We're proud to present new works in glass by Rik Allen at the SOFA art fair in Chicago-- the show opens tonight!

Rik Allen
"Squillia Ambromax"
Blown glass & silver
17"h x 13"w x 5"d

See more glass sculptures by Rik here:
https://blueraingallery.com/artists/rik-allen/view-all

All right, Chicago-- SOFA opens tonight! Stop by Blue Rain's booth to see brand new glass sculptures by Preston Singleta...
10/31/2019

All right, Chicago-- SOFA opens tonight! Stop by Blue Rain's booth to see brand new glass sculptures by Preston Singletary, as well as exciting new work by Dan Friday, Rik Allen and Nathan Bennett.

Preston Singletary
"Levitation"
Blown and sand-carved glass
31.5"h x 16"w x 4"w

See more new sculptures by Preston here:
https://blueraingallery.com/artists/preston-singletary/view-all

Look out for new patina-on-bronze works by Nathan Bennett at SOFA Chicago, opening on Thursday, October 31st.Nathan Benn...
10/29/2019

Look out for new patina-on-bronze works by Nathan Bennett at SOFA Chicago, opening on Thursday, October 31st.

Nathan Bennett
"Enjoy the Time"
Patinas on bronze
Image: 12”h x 24”w; Framed: 18.5”h x 30.5”w

See more new patina-on-bronze artworks by Nathan here:
https://blueraingallery.com/artists/nathan-bennett/view-all

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544 South Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, NM
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Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
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Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00

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