Santa Fe, NM
The Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts were established in 1974 by Governor Bruce King and First Lady Alice King to celebrate the significant roles – both economic and cultural – that artists, craftspeople and arts supporters play in the life of New Mexico. During its 43-year existence, a diverse and prestigious list of painters, weavers, sculptors, dancers, musicians, storytellers, poets, actors, playwrights and potters have been honored.
The 2016 recipients of this life time achievement award are:
David Bradley of Santa Fe, Artist, Painter/Mixed Media
Nicholas Herrera of El Rito, Artist, Painting/Sculpture/Mixed Media
Elodie Holmes of Santa Fe, Artist, Glass
Felix Lόpez of Espanola, Artist, Master Santero/Spanish Colonial Bultos
Jim Vogel of Dixon, Artist, Painting
Dr. Ramakrishna and Ammu Devasthali of Las Cruces, Major Contributors to the Arts
Michael Hurd of San Patricio, Major Contributor to the Arts
New Mexico Magazine of Santa Fe, Major Contributor to the Arts
The 2016 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts exhibition, featuring the work of the recipients takes place in the Governor’s Gallery, 4th Floor, of the State Capitol. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 8 am - 5 pm. [The address for this exhibition is 411 S Capitol St, Santa Fe, NM 87501.]
The Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts are organized by the New Mexico Museum of Art and New Mexico Arts, divisions of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website