Jamie Kirkland Art Studio

Let the beauty we love be what we do. ~Rumi ~

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Ten years ago this month I came home from an art class at The University of Utah to find a message on my answering machine, yes a machine….. from a lady in Santa Fe asking me if I was still painting? and letting me know that she was opening a gallery in Santa Fe and was interested in my work!!!!! I was thrilled beyond words.. I returned the phone call to Karla Winterowd! She saw a post card that I sent out the year before when one of my paintings was juried into “The Show” at The New Mexico Museum of Art by Susan Rothenberg. Karla kept the post card with the idea.. someday..when I open my own gallery, I am going to call this artist… Karla wanted to see the surface of my paintings and what they looked like in person so I sent her a small 12X12 piece that I titled “Introduction”, Fortunately for me she liked it and took me on as her first artist. In those ten years I have had six solo exhibitions, participated in group shows, Canyon Road Paint Outs, Passport To The Arts Quick Draw and Auction, Art Fairs in NYC, Chicago and Seattle as well as Parade of Homes Installations and Art Feast Home Tours.
I moved to Santa Fe in 2006 a dream of mine since the 80’s…. I am so happy to be a part of this vibrant, stimulating art community
One of the great treasures of the gallery/artist relationship that Karla models so well is the studio visit! So many times over the years Karla has encouraged, supported and offered feedback directly from collectors. She had been a wonderful guiding force in building and sustaining my art career. In addition she is a playful ,funny ,mad business woman extraordinar.
I recently created a coffee table book for the gallery from my own compilation of ten years of photographs of events and travels. I was so deeply touched by the friendship and kindness but particularly by how we impact each other’s lives. Had Karla not saved the post card… had I not gotten the voice message. so many turning points in one’s life hinge on a gossamer thread of what if……


6 thoughts on “Celebrating 10 years of Representation with Winterowd fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

  1. artisthope says:

    Great post!!! 🙂 what a great story!!!

    Brenda Hope Zappitell artisthope@aol.com http://www.zappitellstudio.com cell 561.886.8611

    Sent from my iPhone



    1. I know!! I also know that you have had stories similar to this one…


  2. daramark says:

    A wonderful story that turned out so well for both of you.


    1. Thank you Dara! It has been a wonderful relationship! I am very grateful!


  3. Peggy Boyleston says:

    Beautiful words of apreciation from a Beautiful Woman that also touched my life in a positive way. We are thankful for your 10 years of Beautiful Art also Jamie just seeing each piece enriches my life and I am sure many others ! One day soon I hope to come and see the Gorgeous Gallery ! Keep painting with you Heart and I know they will all be Fantastic !


    1. What sweet comments Peg! Thank you sooooooo much!


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