` About – Spanish Colonial Arts Society


Our Mission

The Mission of the Spanish Colonial Arts Society is to preserve the cultural heritage of Hispanic New Mexico and its living traditions.

We deliver our mission by:

  • Collecting, preserving, exhibiting, researching, and promoting the Hispanic art of New Mexico, from settlement to the present, and comparative pieces from around the Spanish world.
  • Operating with a focus on educational programs for the public, including offering programs on the arts (contemporary and historical), culture, food, history, and music.
  • Supporting the annual Traditional Spanish Market to share with the public the artistic heritage of traditional and innovative art forms by living Market artists.
  • Making our library and archives available as resources for scholars, artists, and all those interested in research in this field.
  • Utilizing our building and grounds in service to our mission.

Museum Founders

$500,000 & Above

The Kresge Foundation
Stockman Family Foundation
Alan & Ann Vedder

$100,000 – $499,999

The Brown Foundation, Inc.
Ruth Catlin
The Edgar Foster Daniels Foundation
Fidelity Foundation
Martha A. Healy
McCune Foundation
Messengers of Healing Winds
Ann Nichols
Gerald & Kathleen Peters
Jonathan & Patricia Seybold


The Ames Family Foundation
The M. A. Healy Family Foundation
Barbara Riley Levin
Hale Matthews Foundation
Miller & Jeannette Nichols
Miller Nichols Charitable Foundation
Y. A. & Leonora Paloheimo Living Trust
The Rockefeller Foundation

$25,000 – $49,999

Charmay B. Allred
William & Julia Ashbey
Diane & Sandy Besser
Lynn & Norman Brown
Hope S. & Edward P. Connors
Flora & Balbino Fernández & Family
The Fondren Foundation
The Frost Foundation. Ltd.
Mr. & Mrs. H. Earl Hoover II

Susan & Dick Kirk
David & Lefty Knapp
Ramón José & Nance López & Family
Nicholas & Annette Molnar
Michael & Marianne O’Shaughnessy
Leigh & Nancy Park
Eliza Lovett Randall
The Eugene V. & Clare E. Thaw Charitable Trust
Eileen Wells
Nancy Meem Wirth

$5,000 – $24,999

Linda & Malcolm Alexander
JoAnn & Bob Balzer
The Barker Welfare Foundation
Jasie B. Barringer
Barbara & Judson Bemis
Elizabeth & Duncan E.. Boeckman
Jane & Bill Buchsbaum
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas B. Catron III
Century Bank
The Clay Angel
Community Foundation Silicon Valley
Bruce Donnell
Susan Stevens Dunn
El Mesó​n
The Ettinger Foundation, Inc.
Frank & Eleanor Evans
Maureen & William Field
Orcilia Zúñ​iga Forbes & Richard Bryan Forbes
Dr. Sidney R. Gallegos y Familia
Galpert-Ortega. Investment Consulting
Group of Wachovia Securities
Glaxo Wellcome
Good Hands Gallery
Gary & Anne Grunau
Doris Meyer & Richard Hertz
Dr. & Mrs. George Holloway
Hotel Santa Fe
René Wright & John Hufnagle
Mickey Inbody
Susan & Booker Kelly
Sudye Kirkpatrick
LWW Foundation
La Fonda

Emily Fisher Landau
Stanford & Phyllis Lehmberg
Margot & Robert Linton
Diane Loomis
Fred & Nancy López
Martha & Roland Mace
Mr. & Mrs. William MacGillivray
Manuel Lujan Insurance, Inc.
Jim & Jeanne Manning
John & Anne Marion
Frederick R. Mayer
Susan McGreevy
Suzanne M. Ortega
Ambassador Frank Ortiz y Delgado
Sandra & Russell Osterman
Thomas & Jane O’Toole
R. Steven Padilla, M.D.
Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Perry
Peyton Wright Gallery
Don Pierce
David A. Rasch
George & Peggy Redding, In Honor of Bud Redding
David Rockefeller
Ann & Alan Rolley
Elizabeth Romero
Bill Siegal
Mr. & Mrs. James W. Titelman
Marta Weigle
Western Glass
Gordon & Judith Wilson
John D. Wirth
Sharon & Don Wright


Jennifer Berkley
Executive Director

Angelica “Jelly” Chavez
Building & Grounds Manager

Yvonne Gillespie
Spanish Market

Jana Gottshalk
Curator of Collections, Education & Public Programs

Additional Support

Robin Gavin
Curator Emerita

Board of Directors


Ron Rivera, Chair
Scott Malouf, Treasurer
Donna Pierce, PhD, Secretary

Audra Bellmore, PhD
Robert Coffland
Joel Goldfrank
Victor Goler
Joseph Lobato
Larry Lujan
Arasely Rios

Executive Director
Jennifer Berkley

Honorary Board

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham
Nancy Meem Wirth
Ambassador Edward Romero

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General Inquiries

Mailing Address
PO Box 5378
Santa Fe, NM 87502-5378