About Indigo Gallery - Now Celebrating 18 Years!
Indigo Gallery, established in 2003, is located along
the Turquoise Trail in the heart of Madrid, New Mexico. Since its
inception, the gallery continues to evolve into a destination for
all art lovers from New Mexico, as well as all parts of the United
States, and beyond. The gallery features more than a dozen artists
with a beautiful and diverse collection of paintings, sculpture,
and Native American turquoise jewelry. Our visitors and collectors
enjoy discovering and experiencing this wide range of artwork, whether
it be a lovely turquoise pendant by Matthew Coriz, a
landscape painting by Kat Sawyer, a modern stylized landscape by
Lanna Keller, or an endearing bronze sheep sculpture or contemporary
painting by gallery owner, Jill Shwaiko.
Indigo Gallery is proud of its success and national
recognition received, including a special feature of
Jill Shwaiko's bronze sheep in the Annual Sculpture edition of Southwest
Art Magazine. Jill's featured bronze sculpture, “Sheep and
Man”, is a thought provoking piece invoking the idea of mankind's
relationship with nature. Jill expresses an innate primitive quality
in her art, and it is that power that evokes a feeling that resonates
with all who experience it. “When I create my big horn sheep
sculptures, I also try to capture a moment. I hope the pieces bring
the viewer not only a visual experience, but also an emotional and
spiritual one,” says Jill.
Jill's contemporary paintings of big horn sheep also
convey these same emotions, as well as a bit of whimsy. Gallery
visitors are instinctively drawn to her paintings. Jill's use of
texture, the harmony of her palette, and the paintings' imagery
itself, are all elements that work together to create a memorable
experience. For example, in the newest of Jill's series, “Four
in the Wind”, a painting of 4 sheep facing the wind with horns
thrown back horizontally, the viewer can almost feel the wind as
the group of sheep move forward together. We smile as we recognize
and understand Jill's imagery of gestures used to express this concept
of mother nature and remember facing such forces in our own lives.
A prolific and versatile artist, Jill continues to add to her painting
and bronze series each year.
Jill Shwaiko creates an environment at Indigo Gallery
that supports the development and successful careers for all the
gallery artists. As our visitors, both local and out-of-state, travel
the Turquoise Trail, they are always delighted to discover Indigo
Gallery, as it is a true treasure and gem of the New Mexico art
scene. The gallery is open daily and year 'round.