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“BRICK X BRICK: Artworks Inspired by Earthen Architecture” 

June 3 – September 1, 2022

Opening, Friday, June 3, 5-7 pm

@ the Community Gallery

201 West Marcy Street

For everyone’s safety, masks are encouraged


Santa Fe, NM—The City of Santa Fe Arts and Culture Department announces an exciting new Community Gallery exhibit, Brick X Brick: Artworks Inspired by Earthen Architecture on display June 3 through September 1, 2022. The public is invited to an opening on Friday, June 3, 2022 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Santa Fe Community Gallery, 201 W. Marcy St.

The intent of this exhibit is to inspire artists to take a second look at the legacy of earthen architecture and land art in New Mexico. Earthen Architecture is affordable. It is natural. It is energy efficient. It is vernacular. It is beautiful. And it is universal to planet Earth.


Participating artists were asked to consider the form, function, aesthetic, innovation, history and future of earthen architecture including the following:

  • What are the roles of light, shade and shadow in our perception of architecture and its representation in the visual arts? 
  • How (and why) has earthen architecture fallen in and out of public favor over time?
  • What market forces shape these perceptions and how do they reflect issues of race, class and ethnicity?
  • What is role of the adobe “aesthetic” in Santa Fe and New Mexico… both real and fauxdobe?
  • Will sustainability and climate change create a surge in demand for earthen architecture alternatives in construction?
  • What are your direct experiences with earthen architecture? Living in, owning, maintaining, preserving, constructing, studying or admiring?


“For residents of New Mexico, the ubiquity of adobe and earthen architecture can easily be taken for granted. For most visitors, the aesthetic of our vernacular architecture is a charming, sharp contrast to the built environments they are familiar with. It is our hope that this exhibit will help visitors learn more about our architectural traditions and remind our locals how distinct and special our built history is.” states Rod Lambert, Assistant Director, Arts and Culture Department.


Participating artists include: Evalyn Bemis, Jack Bordnick, Susan Case, Rick Fisher, Sarah Sao Mai Habib, Diane Kell, Carolyn Lamuniere, Marietta Patricia Leis, Beryl Markowitz, Barbara McCulloch, Jack McGowan, Betsie Miller-Kusz, Paul Murray, Wilbur Norman, Cheri O’Brien, Francisco Ochoa, Ruben Olguin, Bomi Parakh, Scott Parker, Brian Pottorff, Heather Protz, Joseph Ptacek, Michael Sharber, Melinda Silver, Susan Waller and Bette Yozell.


In conjunction with the exhibit, a series of free public programs addressing topics related to the theme are planned. Most events take place at the Community Gallery, 201 West Marcy Street, inside the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. For more information call, 505-955-6707 or email [bot protected email address].

For more info on the programming events GO HERE


 The Community Gallery supports local artists, promotes artistic excellence, and strengthens the local arts economy through diverse exhibits, educational and professional development opportunities for local artists, and engaging activities for the public. Through thoughtful and creative programming, the Community Gallery is a hub for viewing quality New Mexico art and the presentation of dynamic educational opportunities, bringing art to the community as well as the community to art.  For more information, call 505-955-9707.

The City of Santa Fe Arts and Culture Department is part of the City of Santa Fe municipal government, and provides leadership by and for City government in support of the arts and cultural affairs. The Arts and Culture Department also recommends programs and policies that develop, sustain and promote artistic excellence in the community. For more information, call the Arts and Culture Department at 505-955-6707 or email [bot protected email address]


 Watch this video clip about the Community Gallery  and our tenth anniversary.


Contact Information and Hours

Physical Address: 201 W. Marcy (map ), Santa Fe, NM 8750

Mailing Address: PO Box 909, Santa Fe, NM 87504-090

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Ph: (505) 955-6707

Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.


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