RioBravoFineArt Gallery presents three new exhibitions with the Border Artists group, H. Joe Waldrum, and William Bertrum Sharp in honor of its twenty-fifth anniversary.
Truth or Consequences’ RioBravoFineArt Gallery presents three exhibitions ranging from modern to contemporary this April through July.
The Border Artists
April 8, 6-9 pm MT
The Border Artists are a long-running group of twenty artists from Southern New Mexico and El Paso. The group presents gallery exhibitions that are fundraisers for nonprofits, and they have a strong commitment to promoting the arts. This exhibition includes paintings, sculpture, ceramics, photographs, mixed media and fiber arts. These wonderfully talented artists always present artworks that are fresh, inventive, and original. This show is a must-see. On view through May 28.
H. Joe Waldrum: The Polaroids
May 13, 6-9 pm MT
This is an exhibition of Polaroid SX 70 photographs by H. Joe Waldrum (1934–2003), the American modernist painter who founded RioBravoFineArt in 1998. Waldrum was prolific in the use of the SX 70 format; a collection of approximately 7,000 of his SX 70 photographs resides in the photo archives collection at the Museum of New Mexico in Santa Fe. Waldrum’s Polaroids are a truly unique part of his exceptional artistic legacy. His experimentation with the SX 70 format helped shape his bold use of color in his paintings and print work. On view through June 25.
William Bertrum Sharp: The RioBravoFineArt Collection
July 9, 6-9 pm MT
This exhibition features an important part of the RioBravoFineArt legacy–a large collection of work by William Bertrum Sharp. Waldrum, during his early years as an artist, made an extensive collection of work by Sharp. Sharp had a very promising start as an artist, but never received full recognition of his talent in his later years. He was prolific in that he would paint and sketch images in a wide range of styles on whatever media was handy—canvases, kraft paper, board media, etc. This unique collection has never been displayed before. On view through August 28.