Renowned Santa Fe silversmith and resident, Lawrence Baca, to show at Sorrel Sky Gallery Santa Fe
SANTA FE, NM: August 18, 2016; Sorrel Sky Gallery announces the representation of renowned jewelry designer and silversmith Lawrence Baca, whose work is sought after by local, national and international collectors.
Lawrence Baca is a multi-talented, award winning jewelry designer, born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His design inspiration is defined by the strong Hispanic and Native American cultural influences. The common theme in all his work is a combination of Spanish Colonial Ecclesiastical with roots in the earliest phase of Native American ‘Old Pawn’. Baca’s use of materials range from sterling silver to 24 karat gold. He also uses a wide variety of gems and stones to create one of a kind designs. His work is unique, reflective of the local environment that provides him with daily inspiration, from the natural surroundings to the free flowing adobe architecture. Collectors and visitors alike have been captivated by his style for the last 25 years, and will continue to be.
The youngest recipient ever of the Spanish Colonial Art Society’s highest distinction, its Master’s Award for Lifetime Achievement, Baca often deflects praise by pointing to those that have inspired and guided him. He is quick to mention his wife, Maria, and other family members who have supported him on his artistic journey. The honor is not one he takes lightly but views as motivation to continue learning and stretching his creative process.
While taking a piece from a design concept to an actual finished work, Lawrence is ready to adapt and evolve. Staying open to the dynamic nature of what is in his hand, at that moment, he stays flexible and avoids rigidly following a set path. “Nothing is perfectly symmetrical, but it is all so beautiful. To have found something that I love to do … making people happy with what I make … I count it as a gift.”
Shanan Campbell Wells, owner of Sorrel Sky Gallery, expressed her excitement in welcoming Lawrence. “We are so very pleased to be representing Lawrence here at Sorrel Sky Santa Fe. His work is dynamic and free flowing, reminiscent of the warm Spanish Colonial architecture that surrounds us here in New Mexico.”
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 90 painters, sculptors and jewelers including bronze artist Star Liana York, painter Kevin Red Star, and jewelry artist Ben Nighthorse, among others.