Become an angel donor
HELP US RAISE $3,500 TO REPLACE AN ANGEL A YEAR
The Arts and Culture Department and artist Jose A. Lucero, known as the Picasso Santero, need your help. Our beloved “Seven Archangels” public artwork have recently been conserved and once again, they gracefully stand watch over our City along the East Alameda River Trail walking path. However, you many notice that one of our archangels is missing.
Salathiel was damaged during the summer storms of August 2020 and was removed.
As a result, we need your help to bring Salathiel back to Santa Fe. In pursuit of that goal, we seek to raise $3,500 in donations this year in order to contract Mr. Lucero to sculpt a replacement angel to once again stand alongside the other angels.
Our long-range dreams include having Mr. Lucero sculpt a replacement angel every year, kicking off our Angel Campaign, starting with Salathiel. Your tax-deductible contribution in any amount will go towards the realization of this annual effort. Each angel sculpture will cost $3,500 and as funds are raised, Mr. Lucero will be able to carve replacement angels until all seven have been completed.
Hear from our first supporter of the Angel Fund:
The archangels on E. Alameda by Jose Lucero are a Santa Fe treasure. I doubt if tourists come to Santa Fe just to see them, but they attract a lot of attention and help create a good impression. Hopefully we can all contribute to this project and the other art projects that keep our city such a special place. - Doug Puryear
These artworks are hand carved out of wood and hand painted with natural pigments that Mr. Lucero makes himself from materials found in nature around and near Santa Fe. These include walnuts, berries, leaves and other natural resources. He respects the gifts from nature that he collects and in exchange leaves an offering whether it be pinon nuts for the squirrels or thanks to the land for its bounty and beauty. READ ABOUT IT HERE
We invite you to be an Angel Donor and contribute any amount you can spare.
Send your check to:
Payable to the: City of Santa Fe/Angel Fund Public Art
PO Box 909
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-0909
Attention: Cashier’s Office
Over the phone credit card donations: Angel Fund Public Art
Kenia Ordonez OR Clarence Romero
Questions, please contact Pauline Kanako Kamiyama, Director, Arts and Culture Department at [bot protected email address]
About the Artist
A native of Santa Fe, Jose A. Lucero has been featured in Spanish Market since 1997. His work is featured in the Spanish Colonial Arts Museum locally, as well as several private and museum collections around the world.