the Governor's Arts Award Winners

2016 Governor's Arts Award Winners

David  Bradley

David Bradley
Artist, Painter/Mixed Media
David Bradley is one of the nation's most respected and well-known Native American artists.

Dr. Ramakrishna and Ammu  Devasthali

Dr. Ramakrishna and Ammu Devasthali
Major Contributors to the Arts
Dr. Rama and Ammu Devasthali are passionate supporters of the arts in southern New Mexico.

Nicholas Herrera

Nicholas Herrera
Artist, Painting/Sculpture/Mixed Media
Nicholas Herrera is one of the most important folk artists in the United States, who has pioneered a folk art form with his more personal interpretations of traditional bultos and retablos.

Elodie  Holmes

Elodie Holmes
Artist, Glass
Elodie Holmes is an internationally acclaimed artist of the contemporary glass movement who has spent more than 35 years honing her craft.

Michael Hurd

Michael Hurd
Major Contributor to the Arts
Michael Hurd is being recognized for his impressive artistic achievements and his work to preserve and enhance his family's legacy and historic property in New Mexico.

Felix Lopez

Felix Lopez
Artist, Master Santero/Spanish Colonial Bultos
Felix López is one of the most accomplished artists of his generation dedicated to preserving the traditions of Santeros and to inspiring others.

 New Mexico Magazine

New Mexico Magazine
Major Contributor to the Arts
New Mexico Magazine is a key promoter of the state's artistic assets and attractions, helping to drive tourism and build the New Mexico economy.

Jim Vogel

Jim Vogel
Artist, Painting
Jim Vogel is nationally recognized for his depictions of rural New Mexico.