Sorrel Sky Gallery opened its doors in 2002 at the corner of 9th and Main in Durango, Colorado. In 2011, Shanan was able to acquire a long-term home for her gallery in the historic Hogan Building. Built in the 1890s, the building was a boarding house, a saloon and a barber shop before being converted in 1939 to Hogan’s Department Store. For more than 70 years, the Hogan family served the Durango community. Growing up in the area, and working downtown in her early 20s, and then running her own gallery nearby, Shanan had long been in love with the building. She let the family know that she was interested in its future, and when they decided it was time to close the doors of Hogan’s, they passed on the building’s legacy to her. After extensive renovations, which revealed many old architectural features that were skillfully and meticulously restored, Sorrel Sky moved into its new headquarters.
Elaine Horwitch ~ Santa Fe
Elaine Horwitch is a contemporary Southwestern art legend. She operated galleries in Scottsdale and Santa Fe until her untimely death in 1991. Horwitch was an inspiration to Shanan Campbell Wells. When in 2013, the building which had originally housed the Elaine Horwitch Gallery in Santa Fe became available, Shanan was determined to open her second location in that space. With the help of a Small Business loan for women in business, Shanan turned that dream into a reality. After a few slight modernizations, Sorrel Sky Santa Fe opened its doors in 2014, proudly representing some of the same artists that Elaine Horwich had years earlier.
Denver ~ Coming Soon
Always thinking of the future and the best way to initiate new connections between artists and collectors, Shanan is currently considering several properties for a third gallery location in Denver.