the Governor's Arts Award Winners

2022 Governor's Arts Award Winners

Eva Enciñias

Eva Enciñias
Dance
Eva Enciñias has devoted her life to building a home for flamenco in the United States and for introducing Spain and the larger world to the incredible flamenco created in New Mexico.

Arthur López

Arthur López
Visual Artist
Arthur López a contemporary wood santero sculptor whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional santero art. He has been exhibited internationally, including at KOHI-Kulturraum in Karlsruhe, Germany, and LAProjects in Landshut, Germany.

Julía M. Barello

Julía M. Barello
Visual Artist
A nationally and internationally recognized visual artist, and past Academic Department Head and Regents Professor at New Mexico State University (NMSU).

Beverley Spears

Beverley Spears
Design Arts
Beverley Spears a practicing architect with a focus on regional contemporary design. Her award-winning firm specializes in sustainable commercial and residential design, urban design, and historic preservation.

Tom and Bev Taylor

Tom and Bev Taylor
Major Contributor to the Arts
Tom and Bev Taylor arts supporters who have committed their lives to making space and building communities for artists in Farmington, including renovation of the historic Lumber and Hardware building into a vibrant arts center.

Rosemary Wilkie

Rosemary Wilkie
Crafts
Rosemary Wilkie a saddle maker of 20 years who started her work through the NMA Folk Arts Apprenticeship program, and who is determined to guide future generations of saddle makers and help keep the great arts of the past alive.

Karen Yank

Karen Yank
Visual Artist
Karen Yank (Golden) a celebrated sculptor and public artist whose rigorous geometric style has been influenced by Alexander Calder and her mentor Agnes Martin.

Angie Yazzie

Angie Yazzie
Crafts
Angie Yazzie an award-winning micaceous clay potter taught by her mother and grandmother, has work featured in the permanent collections of Museum of Indian Arts & Culture in Santa Fe, the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., and others.