Hecho Gallery, a new sibling of Hecho a Mano, opened in Downtown Santa Fe on April 1, 2022 with offerings of new and contemporary art from New Mexico and Oaxaca.
“I’ve always believed that art is inherently accessible–that anyone can make it and that anyone should be able to own it. This is why I started Hecho as an affordable place to shop for art.” —Frank Rose
Rose is the founder of Hecho a Mano, a gallery that specializes in printmaking and is located in a small, old adobe at the top of Canyon Road in Santa Fe. Since Hecho a Mano’s birth in March of 2019, Rose endeavored to create a space that supported his mission of making art accessible while supporting artists. Many of the artists the gallery works with also create in non-editioned mediums such as painting, and those other works were often too large to present in the cozy setting of the upper Canyon Road location.
Hecho Gallery, a new sibling of Hecho a Mano, opened on April 1 and will be hosting exhibitions this summer with Mikayla Patton, Zahra Marwan, Kat Kinnick, and Daniel McCoy–all of whom have shown work at Hecho a Mano on Canyon. Hecho’s next exhibition is with Roswell-based artist and one of the SWC 2022 12 Artists to Know Now recipients, Mikayla Patton (Oglala Lakota) from May 6 through May 29. Patton’s latest creations are on handmade paper, stitched with glass beads and porcupine quills. These will be accompanied by a small installation of boxes, also fashioned from handmade paper, which Patton completed during the year-long RAIR residency in Roswell.
“Hecho a Mano will continue to be a fun and affordable place to shop and a place where we can be fluid with who we show and how. With Hecho Gallery, we want to create some deep commitments to artists and help them take their careers to the next level. One way we are showing our level of commitment to the artists’ livelihood is through profit-sharing for represented artists. We believe that if you’re committing to us, we want you to benefit from the gallery’s success.” Says Rose.
Hecho Gallery occupies a historic commercial space at 129 W Palace Ave that was previously home to Leonora Curtin’s Native Market in the 1930s and the Elaine Horwich gallery in the 80s and 90s. Like its predecessors, Hecho Gallery will support artists while contributing to Santa Fe’s artistic legacy.
“I’m excited to be bringing fresh contemporary art to downtown Santa Fe and expanding the footprint of young business owners in the city. It’s important to honor the old stories and also to be telling new ones.”