the Governor's Arts Award Winners

2019 Governor's Arts Award Winners

Victor di Suvero

Victor di Suvero
Individual Artist
Victor di Suvero has been an outspoken literacy, literature and poetry activist since he first began studying and memorizing Dante at the age of ten. He has participated in bringing poetry and literature to the people for nearly 80 years.

Lee Gruber

Lee Gruber
Individual Contributor to the Arts
Lee Gruber has been a major force in her community through initiating ideas and shepherding them to reach goals that promote contemporary visual art, foster an understanding of the history of New Mexico cultural arts, and nurture an environment that will

New Mexico PBS / KNME ¡COLORES!

New Mexico PBS / KNME ¡COLORES!
Major Contributor to the Arts
Non-commercial, educational, and inspirational, ¡COLORES! is dedicated to telling stories about the remarkable creative spirit, the rich multicultural communities, and extraordinary history found in the Land of Enchantment.

Marc Neikrug

Marc Neikrug
Individual Artist
Marc Neikrug's musical career has spanned over 54 years as a globally recognized concert pianist, composer, and artistic director of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.

Nicholas Otero

Nicholas Otero
Individual Artist
Nicolas Otero began practicing the tradition of Santo making at just 16 years old by apprenticing with master artists. Otero produces retablos, bultos, altars, gesso reliefs, hide paintings and ramilletes.

Roxanne Swentzell

Roxanne Swentzell
Individual Artist
Roxanne Swentzell's first piece of art was a clay dog at the age of four. After formal training and the development of her own style, Swentzell began to create full-length clay figures that represent the complete spectrum of the human spirit.