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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Pumphouse Studio Gallery is Back!

My Studio at Pumphouse Studio Gallery

Whatever happened to Pumphouse Studio Gallery?  It's alive and well in New Mexico!

As you may recall, Trina and I opened Pumphouse Studio Gallery in Sedona, Arizona, several years ago.  Located in a small plaza just across the road from the famous Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, the studio gallery was a quiet, peaceful place in the cool shade of giant sycamore trees beside Oak Creek.  We had a good time of it, running the gallery and using it as a base camp for my Paint Sedona plein air painting workshops.   After a couple of years, tired of “sitting retail” day in and day out, we sold the space and moved everything to our home south of town.

Just a sampling of artwork in the studio gallery!

Because we lived in a gated community with a vigilant HOA, we couldn't run the gallery publicly.  We had students over to visit it, and if anyone else was interested, we were open quietly by appointment.

But this year, we moved from Arizona to the Zuni Mountains of New Mexico to a large home with two big studios and lots of wall space.  When we finally unpacked all the artwork, we spent several pleasurable days hanging items.  We now are proud to announce that Pumphouse Studio Gallery is once again in business!

We are only one hour from Gallup and two hours from Albuquerque in the historic ranching community of Ramah.  We'd love to have you visit.  To entice you further, we have other attractions nearby:  El Morro National Monument, El Malpais National Monument, the Bandera Ice Caves and the Zuni and Acoma Pueblos.   And if you want to make more than just a day trip, we also have some good local restaurants—Ancient Way Cafe, Stagecoach Cafe, the Village Bistro and Chu-Chu's—plus lodging options at El Morro RV Park & Cabins, the Inn at Halona and more.

For now, we're open by appointment only.  To visit, please contact me at and we'll arrange a time!

And don't forget, this is also "base camp" for my Paint the Southwest plein air painting workshops!

Elahkwa!  (“Thank you!,” in Zuni.)