"Where History meets Art in northern New Mexico." Located in historic Chimayó on Highway 76, The Chimayó Trading & Mercantile building is more than 100 years old, and a local landmark. The structure is beautifully restored from the former Martinez mercantile building and is a superb example of traditional northern New Mexico architecture with handcrafted vigas, latillas and thick adobe walls. We offer an extensive collection of the finest quality contemporary and historic pueblo pottery from San Ildefonso, Santa Clara, Ohkay Owingeh and Jemez Pueblos as well as Navajo pottery and Casas Grandes pottery from award-winning potters. Our selection of paintings and sculpture are from accomplished artists with both local and national acclaim. In addition, we have a large selection of award winning weavings from both Navajo and local Hispanic weavers. We carry some of the best examples of Navajo, Zuni, and Santo Domingo jewelry as well as Hopi Kachinas and Hispanic carvings from Cordova and the surrounding area.
Galeria Ortega was opened to showcase the arts & crafts of Northern New Mexico that are a complement to the traditional Rio Grande style weavings that have made the Ortega name synonymous with fine hand-made woven goods. Since its inception in 1983, Galeria Ortega has been dedicated to the recognition of Northern New Mexico's multi-talented artists. Northern New Mexico's unique tri-cultural heritage is represented by its fine artists in styles ranging from the traditional to the comtemporary. When you come to Chimayó, stop at Galeria Ortega and you'll find yourself walking under the "Trees of Heaven" which Jose Ramon planted over 70 years ago and stepping into a one-of-a-kind shop—The New Mexico Shop.Go to Map
Lowlow's Lowrider Art Place features works by Chimayó artists LowLow and Joan Medina, including paintings on wood and canvas, murals, handmade jewelry, dried food products, Chimayó holy chile, sage and lavender bundles, chile ristras, and Indian corn decorations. At the corner of Santuario Drive and Juan Medina Road, House No. 25.
Open daily from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM except in bad weather
505-351-2378 or 505-901-7897
The Ortiz Gallery features local Native American arts. The Ortiz family has been creating pottery for over 20 years. Also featured in the gallery is Santa Clara, Navajo and Acoma pottery as well as silver jewelry and Chimayó rugs.
Open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Oviedo Carvings and Bronze, established 25 years ago, is the studio and gallery of Marco A. Oviedo where he creates, produces and sells traditional wood carvings and contemporary, southwestern bronze sculptures. The studio includes a full bronze foundry where sculptures are cast using the lost wax process. The studio, foundy and gallery are located on a ranch in an area know as La Centinela and operated by Marco and his wife, Patricia Trujillo Oviedo. The ranch was established by the Trujillo family in the early 1800’s. In addition to creating art, the the Oviedo’s maintain century-old traditions including raising Churro sheep, that provide wool, and breeding Mammoth donkeys and Spanish-cross horses as part of an objective of preserving heritage breeds of domestic livestock that were introduced by the Spanish four hundred years ago.
Open daily Monday thru Saturday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Phone: 505-351-2280 or Fax: 505-351-2533
El Potrero Trading Post, also known as "The Vigil Store," has been in business since 1949. This family run shop has earned a high reputation for offering the finest folk art, fabulous chile products, and great customer service. Raymond Bal and his sister, Vikki Tejada, manage the store and carry on the Vigil tradition. Laurie Pares is our in-house chile connoisseur and an expert on santero artists of the region. Nicholas Madrid is a valued staff member as well as a respected Spanish Market Artist whose original tin work can be purchased in our shop.
Located next to the Santuario church in Chimayo, El Potrero Trading Post carries the best that New Mexico has to offer; from local Spanish and Indian art and produce, to charms called "milagros," which are worn, carried, or given to people who are in need of a healing for their body or their soul. Come view our large selection of wall crosses, as well as cross necklaces. We also have high quality "bultos" (carved wooden statues of saints) and "retablos" (paintings of saints on wood) created by the best Spanish Market Artists. We specialize in the incredible jewelry of Wanda Lobito, a Santa Fe artist who creates silver pins, earrings, and pendants with loving care and devotion. Each piece of Wanda's jewelry is unique. Some are commissioned as special orders for our customers. Additionally, we carry Zuni festishes carved from beautiful stones and turquoise. El Potrero has long been the region's most reliable source for chile products. We stock the highest quality green and red, crushed and powdered chile. We also carry piñon nuts, posole, oregano, chipotle, chicos, and pinto beans. These items can be purchased in bulk by restaurants who want the freshest and most flavorful New Mexican products, or by individuals who enjoy cooking or are looking for gifts.Go to Map
The Rancho de Chimayó Collection Galeria is situated within the renownedand historic Rancho de Chimayó Restaurante built by Hermenijildo Jaramillo in the late1800's and owned by Hermenijildo's great grandson, Joseph Sisneros, an eleventh generation native of northern New Mexico. Our Galeria displays some of the finest Native American and local art in the southwest, from contemporary to historic pottery, jewelry, sculptures, paintings and more.
Open daily 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM from May thru October
Open Tuesday thru Sunday 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM from November thru April
505-351-4455 or 505-988-4526
We are a non-profit gallery and gift shop owned by the Order of the Sons of the Holy Family. We feature religious articles, souvenirs from El Santuario and El Santo Niño chapel, and traditional and contemporary religious art.
Theresa's Art Gallery & Studio exhibits local, authentic Spanish Colonial Folk Art including wood carvings, pottery, tinwork, bultos, retablos, angels and Jewish folk art. Owners and artists Richard and Theresa Montoya provide an outlet in hopes of keeping the art alive for future generations to appreciate and pass on. We provide a place where thirty to forty local artists can exhibit work year round. We have taught numerous retablo classes through education and private tours and have over two hundred retablos for sale - the largest collection in New Mexico. We also provide our nationally recognized retablos to other gift shops and museums and feature artists at Spanish Folk Art Museums, the Smithsonian Institute, and private collections. Visitors have described their visit here as one of the most valuable; a place where they acquired knowledge of the local art. We are proud winners of the 2006 Community Business Spirit Award which honored our commitment in helping local artists. In addition, Theresa was awarded the 2007 New Mexico Entrepreneur award and the 2009 New Mexico Women Making a Difference in Leadership in the Arts award.
Daily 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM or by appointment