Thursday, October 9, 2014

A Review in Art in America!

Jan Adlmann wrote a glowing review of Signe Stuart's June show at William Siegal Gallery here in Santa Fe, and it finally appeared in print.  You can find it on page 180 of the October issue, with an image of Quinacra Crossings.

Adlmann writes: "Stuart's resolutely nonobjective, mesmerizing paintings on stitched canvases have long been admired in Santa Fe.  Her work and, before that, the work of O'Keeffe, Agnes Martin and Florence Pierce - to name New Mexico's most stellar doyennes - have raised the bar of serious art in this city awash in souvenirs."

Congratulations, Signe!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


The third and final salon event for ART[s]UP included a buffet supper, a wonderful movie about artists in New York, and the last chance to see the Lady Minimalists exhibit.  Here are some photos showing the space, the crowd, our work and us, talking about our work.

Janice Wall talking with a guest

Diane McGregor, Dara Mark, Danielle Shelley and two guests

Shaun speaking about our collaborative project, which was
 hung high on the wall (not shown)

Guests in front of Danielle's painting - we did not plan the
color co-ordination!

Monday, July 14, 2014

ART[s]UP=SALON in Galisteo, New Mexico

You are cordially invited to the first event of Shaun Gilmore's art and culture salon, featuring "A Conversation," an exhibit of work by the Lady Minimalists, plus a champagne brunch and talk with the artists.  This event will be held on Sunday, July 20th at Shaun's wonderful, light-filled studio.  If you are interested, please contact her directly at

"A Conversation" will include artwork by each of the Lady Minimalists, plus a nine-part collaborative painting that was created especially for ART[s]UP=SALON.  With each collaboration we become more excited about working together and more amazed at how our individual contributions complement each other.  Please come and see!  The exhibit will be up through the summer, with various events scheduled, or you can arrange an appointment with Shaun.

Some of the work in the show:

Danielle Shelley

Dara Mark

Diane McGregor

Janice Wall

Shaun Gilmore

Signe Stuart

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

William Siegal Gallery Presents Signe Stuart

Quinacra Crossings, acrylic on stitched canvas, 54 x 90"

Signe Stuart's show Continuum will open on Friday, May 30th with a reception from 5-7 at William Siegal Gallery in Santa Fe.  Continuum is the culmination of a lifetime of work resulting in an arc of related tendencies.  Certain recurring themes, materials and techniques anchor the work in "a history of possible outcomes connected by thought."  For example, her use of stitching to modify canvas and paper, pursued at times throughout her career, resurfaces in the current work, including this illustrated painting, Quinacra Crossings.  

"Sewing is a way of drawing lines and physically integrating them into the canvas surface.  I am drawn to the tactile quality of sewn lines.  Like Braille, they are messages.  Their low relief casts shadows, changing with the time of day and sources of light."  The effect is a subtle glow as seen in her recent Lux series.

Moving easily between organic and geometric themes, Stuart's work is unified by her intuitive use of line and color.  As she says, "the lines relate to my interest in the physics of light" while "in paintings, colors... are carriers of mood and meaning."

Continuum can be seen through June 24th at William Siegal Gallery, 540 S. Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe.

Monday, May 19, 2014


Diane McGregor is included in a new exhibition at SMINK Fine Art in Dallas, entitled "City Grid/Urban Patterns." The show will be up through July 25, 2014.  Two of Diane's recent grid paintings are featured in the show: Ming and Sunyata (Emptiness).  Also included will be work by artists Kathryn Clark, Dennis Ekstedt, Timothy Hearsum, and Thel.  If you are in the Dallas area, please stop by and see the show. For more info, please visit SMINK's website:

Diane McGregor, Ming, oil on canvas, 18 x 18 inches

Diane McGregor, Sunyata (Emptiness), oil on canvas, 48 x 48 inches

Saturday, February 1, 2014


Here are some installation shots of Shaun Gilmore and Janice Wall's exhibit at the Mesa Public Library in Los Alamos, New Mexico last July.  The light and space were perfectly suited to show off Shaun's hanging sculptures and Janice's prints.

Both Gilmore and Wall work experimentally inventing/reinventing their media as an integral part of developing the message. Shaun works with plastic in many forms, as you can see, including  acrylic paint, mylar and the lamination of various images.  Her 2-D drawings reference land, sky and topographic lines.

Janice uses simple historic building forms to create interactive zones - interior and exterior, arial and terrestrial.  The pictorial imagery may pertain to disintegration, dispersion or turbulence.  Her mixed-media works on paper combine inks, oils and etching press, dry pigments, layered papers, graphite and other media.