Bowles Joins Esteemed Cadre of Contemporary Western Artists at Sorrel Sky Gallery in Santa Fe

By Sorrel Sky Gallery


Sorrel Sky Gallery continues to showcase world-class artists and owner, Shanan Campbell Wells is honored to welcome her newest addition photographer and artist, Barbara Bowles. Famously known as "The Pickup Artist®", Bowles will kick off the New Year with her one-woman show, “Another Door Opens” during Santa Fe’s First Friday ArtWalk on Friday, January 2 from 5 – 7:30 p.m.

Bowles was raised in the northeast, but drawn to the light and beauty of New Mexico about 13 years ago.  After 10 years of owning and operating her own gallery in Santa Fe featuring her photographic series, she states “Doors can represent the choices we have to make in our lives” and believes “another door will open when we are ready to walk through it.”  She is excited to begin a new journey with such a fine gallery.

Bowles photographs are printed with pigmented inks on watercolor paper that brings out the natural textures and colors of the rusted trucks. The subject may be old but the compositions are very abstract and contemporary. Bowles sees life and love in rusty trucks and considers the work truck as a metaphor for life's journeys.

Shanan Campbell Wells, gallery owner says “having Barbara at our gallery is such a wonderful gift and we are excited to represent her work in Santa Fe."


Sorrel Sky Gallery’s fresh approach to Western art presents a select collection of contemporary and traditional fine art and jewelry for the discerning collector. Sorrel Sky Gallery was founded in Durango, CO in 2002 and opened its Santa Fe, NM location in 2014. It represents over 60 painters, sculptors and jewelers including bronze artist Star Liana York, painter Billy Schenck, and former U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse, among others.

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