The Enchanted WoodTrurners of Santa Fe NM

Submit work to this Gallery!

The Parkside Gallery of Woodworking 127 WR yus Ave La Veta, CO 81055

Michael Hoffer   == mhlaveta18@gmail.com  == 505-603-5125

Fine Furniture — Sculpture – Boxes, Wood Turnings – Carvings – Musical Instruments and Accessories!!

As many of you know, I have moved to the town of La Veta CO, which is located three hours north of Santa Fe and three hours south of Denver. It is a small community of 850 people with a vibrant arts scene. Denver Life magazine will be publishing an article about the town’s galleries and art classes sometime this spring. I am currently living in an apartment above a vacant gallery and, to make a long story short, I have the opportunity to rent the downstairs as a gallery and workspace.

 As noted in the list above, I am currently looking for work to display in the gallery that I plan to open May 1, 2019. I am trying to gauge the interest faculty and students from SFCC might have in showing their work in the gallery. I am also in touch with the folks at Red Rocks Community College in Denver, where our former student Sean Gillespie is now on the faculty. My intent is to promote the work of the faculty and students of these two community colleges, plus my own work.

I am proposing a 70% (artist)/30% (gallery) share in sales. Any commissions the artist might receive from having their work and portfolio in the gallery would be a 90% /10% split. I encourage everyone who wants to participate to supply a portfolio and web site information so that I can more easily promote your work.

Obviously the gallery will need to show more than high ticket items like furniture and sculpture. Boxes, wood turnings (bowls, vessels, and especially pens), cutting boards, earrings (Aviva?), and accessories made of wood will all be welcomed.

Sculptures can be mixed media as long as there is a wood component.               Samples of carvings displayed in the gallery might lead to larger commissions like entry doors. I am in touch with a local luthier and the luthier program at Red Rocks, so musical instruments are also welcomed.

 Please let know of any interest you might have in participating in the gallery. Feel free to call me at 505-603-5125 with any questions. What I really would like from you is an email that says “Yes I am interested, and here’s what I might have by late April.” Include a brief description or photo, even if your project is still in process. This information would help me a great deal with the planning of the gallery space. I would make a trip to Santa Fe in the latter half of April to pick up pieces for transport to La Veta. Of course everything will be insured. And a website and Facebook page is in the works too.

Michael Hoffer



This small, laid-back town at the base of the majestic Spanish Peaks is located along the Scenic Highway of Legends. La Veta, the vein, served as a vital lifeline a century ago; the town was originally a busy trading center, supplying the nearby area with goods. It is now home to a diverse population of artists and ranchers

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