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BRG Celebrates 15 Years in Taos

Mar 23, 2007


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BLUE RAIN GALLERY CELEBRATES ITS 15TH ANNIVERSARY AND A TRADITION OF INNOVATIVE ART

TAOS, N.M. [November 20, 2006] – Blue Rain Gallery will
celebrate its 15th anniversary Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24, 2007 at the Taos gallery located at 117 South Taos Plaza, Taos, NM- 505-751-0066

In celebration of the anniversary, the gallery will host a series of special events featuring some of its most prominent artists including: Tammy Garcia, Tony Abeyta, Randall LaGro, Preston Singletary, Jim Vogel, Star Liana York, Jamie Okuma, Felix Vigil, Russell Sanchez, Richard Zane Smith, Les Namingha, Maria Samora and Larry Vasquez. These award-winning artists will exhibit new and innovative art pieces throughout the recently remodeled Taos gallery. Check the gallery’s website for detailed event information: www.blueraingallery.com.

In 2001, the gallery expanded beyond Native American art to feature a broad range of innovative, contemporary regional art. “I see Blue Rain Gallery heading in a much more refined area, focusing on innovation and continuing to look for art that is different and well executed,” says Leroy Garcia, owner of Blue Rain Gallery. Today, the gallery features more than 20 world-renowned artists, and many rising stars, who work in a range of mediums: glass, painting, bronze sculpture, jewelry, and more.

In 1992, Blue Rain Gallery opened on the north side of Taos and featured a handful of Native American painters and potters. Eight years ago, it moved to its current location on historic Taos Plaza. Five years ago, Blue Rain Gallery’s 10th anniversary show attracted over 500 collectors and visitors from all over the nation. In 2004, the gallery added a second location in Santa Fe.

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About Blue Rain Gallery
Blue Rain Gallery is committed to promoting the work of the finest contemporary Native American and regional artists. The gallery features an extraordinary collection of pueblo pottery, paintings, bronze and glass sculpture, and jewelry in two locations. Blue Rain Gallery in Taos is located at 117 South Taos Plaza, Taos, New Mexico 87571. Phone 505.751.0066. Blue Rain Gallery in Santa Fe is located at 130 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87501. Phone 505.954.9902. www.blueraingallery.com

Contact: Janet Caldwell-Cannedy,
Communications Director, Blue Rain Gallery
Phone: 800.414.4893 or 505.751.0066
Email: janet@blueraingallery.com
High res images and interviews with the artists'
are available upon request.