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Send Steve Where?: Artists share their talents at Corrales Bosque Gallery

Steve Soliz
April 23, 2018 10:29 PM

Send Steve Where? This is the latest in a series to let KOB anchor Steve Soliz learn New Mexico, and to give New Mexico a chance to get to know Steve. Send your suggestions on where Steve should visit at


CORRALES, N.M. – In a rustic building along Corrales Road where an Animal Cracker sculpture sits, visitors will find the work of many New Mexican artists.

Artist Diane Cutter says the Corrales Bosque Gallery – founded in 1994 – is a co-operative. Artists will come and go as they please.

"We're kind of like a family and we can kind of assess each other's best gifts," she said.

Each artist is from New Mexico. Each one giving the gallery a different dimension.

Dennis Chamberlin is a photographer.

"What I do a lot of is what's called photo compositing," he said. "And that's where you take a whole bunch of photos and start with a blank sheet of paper, in theory, and you put them all together to create your vision."

Joella Casse works with stained glass. Her specialty is mosaics.

"Those beads probably took about 15 hours, just to do those little silver beads," she said. "Yeah, it's very time consuming."

While other artists may choose canvas or steel, Daryl Bass is an artist who works with gourds. Is it hard to sell pieces he has such personal connections with?

"Sometimes, sometimes," she said. "I'm going to be unhappy when I sell him. I've had her for several years because she's my little Frida doll and she's my card holder. And, sometimes, I make my price too high so nobody will buy her."

Hava Tiger-Callaghan is an artist, but that wasn't a part of her life plan.

"I thought I'll be a book illustrator for children but then I end up learning ceramic," she said. "I got my degree in ceramic in Jerusalem - so I started to illustrate on clay."

While every artist would like to sell their pieces, Cutter says that's not what drives them at the Corrales Bosque Gallery.

"For most artists, artwork is a little bit like their children," Cutter said. "It's something you do because you feel the creative need to do it but at the same time, once it's done and it's framed and it's on the wall, it's sort of like you want your children to go to good homes."


Steve Soliz

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