Whether you're searching for a unique piece of art or a one-of-a-kind gift, head to Genuine Southwest Art & Gifts. It features the works of more than 30 of New Mexico's best artists and always offers something new to discover. Here are some of the artists this gallery highlights near our apartments in Albuquerque.
A native New Mexican, Lori Thompson is a gourd artist who enjoys adding the colors of the Southwest to her work. She purchases her gourds from a farm in Arizona. Her pieces are unique, and many feature pine needle weavings made with needles from New Mexico's ponderosa pines. When Lori isn't in her studio, she enjoys gardening and spending time with her family.
After working as a photojournalist, television art director, and graphic designer, Ed Wyatt decided to pick up a paintbrush. He is known for his use of color. Ed's goal is serenity and simplicity. He has shown his work at the New Mexico State Fair Professional Fine Arts Exhibition. His work is sure to enhance any room of your home.
A fourth-generation woodworker, Austin Marland moved to New Mexico in 2012 to pursue a career in woodturning. At 17, he made a honey dipper. He quickly realized the need for quality handcrafted items like cutting boards, rolling pins, and bottle stoppers. Austin sells these pieces and more at the shop.
MaryAnn Lancaster is a jewelry maker who left her Midwest home in 2013 for New Mexico. She creates her designs using elemental and earthy tools. Her pieces are meant to be worn for all occasions. Best of all, she makes them in her studio, surrounded by her two rescue dogs.
After shopping for artwork at this gallery, sample some New Mexican cuisine at a restaurant in Albuquerque. If you're looking to call Olympus Northpoint home, please contact us. We will offer a tour where you can see firsthand everything you can enjoy as a resident of our apartments.