Welcome to Jemez Artisans Co-op Gallery, a collective of local artists in the Jemez Mountains, northern New Mexico. We hope you'll stop in and browse our unique collection of art and gifts while you're visiting the beautiful Jemez Mountains.
Holiday Shopping in the Jemez Mountains
November already! We hope you’ll stop in at Jemez Artisans Gallery to find a special gift for all your loved ones. Christmas is just around the corner… shop early and avoid the crowds!
Visiting Artist Daniel Kopkas - Woodenchantments
Daniel Kopkas (Willie) is pleased to bring Woodenchantments to Jemez Springs. His hand-carved jewelry will be on display and available for purchase at Jemez Artisans Gallery from November 30th – December 12th (just in time for Christmas). There will be a reception to meet the artist on November 30th from 1:00 - 4:00 PM. All are welcome!
I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, where my family still resides. I began carving in the early 70’s and have always been fascinated by trying to capture in detail the objects found in nature. I moved to West Virginia in 1976. The beauty and abundance of nature which surrounded me there continued to inspire my craft. In 2014, I moved to New Mexico and currently reside along the Jemez River north of the village of Jemez Springs. Though the landscape is different, the majesty of the mountains and the river continues to infuse my work.
I always work in partnership with the wood itself. All my work is done by hand, using only hand tools. This includes all shaping, sanding, carving and burning. When completed, each piece is coated with urethane and given a hand-rubbed finish with paste wax. All metal components (chains, clasps, bails, etc.) are sterling silver.
We are currently seeking Guest Artists for the upcoming year. Visiting Artist shows run for two weeks and provide a good opportunity for local artists to show and sell their work. If you are interested, please call or come by the gallery Fri–Mon, 575-829-3018.