In Taos, don’t miss the Millicent Rogers collection of jewelry (no.
of town: http://www.millicentrogers.org. Beautiful Native American
pieces – an LOTS of them. (restaurants: Dragonfly Cafe; Doc
In Pojoaque (no. of Santa Fe), the Poeh Art Center & Museum: sculptor
Roxanne Swentzell got her start there and her work is usually on
display in the Tower Museum http://www.roxanneswentzell.net
Pojoaque supermarket across the street has the largest selection of
canned salsas I’ve ever seen.
Just south of there there is a really great exhibition of Native art
in the new Buffalo Thunder Hilton Resort & Casino. Just wander the
different lobbies. Stop in the Santa Fe Indian Market Gallery there,
which shows work from Indian Market exhibitors only, including
jewelry, pottery, basketry, etc.
In Santa Fe, if you’re going to be there a while, you’ll be in time
for “Native Treasures” http://www.nativetreasuressantafe.org over
Memorial Day Weekend at the new convention center.
Don’t miss Patina Gallery http://www.patina-gallery.com, as you
mentioned; Jett Gallery (no website) on Old Santa Fe Trail across the
street from the La Fonda Hotel; Blue Rain Gallery
http://www.blueraingallery.com; Legends Gallery
In Albuquerque we’ve only stopped at Mama’s Rock Shop. I know you can
probably google more, but they are the only ones that seem to have a
website. Albuquerque has lots of galleries in/around Old Town Plaza.
It’s not the easiest city to navigate; things are very spread out.
And of course Rio Grande is there, south of town. Indian Jewelers
Supply has a store there, but have only been to the one in Gallup.
Haven’t found a must see jewelry gallery, but haven’t tried too hard,
because we’re usually driving through to/from Santa Fe and don’t want
to get stuck in traffic, which is becoming a problem.
Have fun…it’s my favorite trip in the west.