San Diego Artist Saint Claire Featured in Two Shows In Sante Fe, NM

Santa Fe, New Mexico   July 09, 2018   Business News
(PRLEAP.COM) Emerging San Diego based artist and Navy veteran Amanda Saint Claire has never been one to set her sights low and so when she put her mind to becoming an exhibiting artist in Sante Fe, NM after falling in love with it's enchanting energy two opportunities arose.

First, she was selected to show her piece "For Lee" at Art Sante Fe 2018 with the Opus Art Collective managed by Jen Tough Gallery, Benecia, CA. Art Sante Fe opens July 12 and runs until the 15th. This piece has a special place in the hearts of many San Diegians as it a memorial to Lee Mongrue who was a beloved teacher at Hoover High School in inner city San Diego. Saint Claire has pledged to donate half the proceeds of the sale to a scholarship that has been set up in his name.

The next opportunity that surprised even the optimistically authentic artist was an invitation to bring a collection of her work for ongoing gallery representation by William Faust, owner of the 21 year old Faust Gallery in his new Sante Fe, NM location. When asked how the emerging artist was able to secure gallery representation in Sante Fe upon her first visit to the city, she simply says that "I didn't come expecting anything during my visit. I was purely in the gallery spaces to have experiences, listen, learn and make new friends and Bill was truly kind and cared deeply about both the art in his gallery and the artists he represented." At first Faust took two paintings and after one sold the invitation was extended to bring a collection of work that will help diversify the gallery's current offerings of South Western and stunningly beautiful contemporary Native American Indian art.

Amanda is thrilled to be showing her work with such a talented and diverse group of artists and grateful to have her place in the Land of Enchantment. Her work will be unveiled at an artist reception on Friday 27 July, 2018 to coincide with the Canyon Road Art Walk at 202 Canyon Road and some of the artist's work will be on display at Faust Gallery's second location at 114 E. Palace Ave.

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