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Patina =

Beauty / Time.

For over a century, artists have found their way to New Mexico, as we did, drawn by the poetic light, organic tones of the landscape and indigenous cultures. During the past decade or more, Santa Fe has become an important international arts destination and attracts visitors from around the globe. This allows Patina to present very sophisticated works against a unique historic and cultural backdrop. We have a formula that we feel describes the quality we seek in the works that we exhibit, "Patina = Beauty over Time." This might apply to Santa Fe as much as to the works we select and love.
Established in 1999, Patina exhibits soul-stirring clay, wood, sculpture, fiber and other mixed media objects. Our gallery holds a unique position in the field because we also show studio jewelry in the same gallery space with larger works. We stage them in a manner that allows 'aesthetic discussions' to take place, a kind of dialogue between the jewelry and different objects. We have always felt that great design should inhabit all the works that we show, regardless of scale. We look for quality of techniques, design and character.


  • Allison Barnett

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    Allison Barnett

    Allison Buchsbaum Barnett co-owns Patina with her husband, Ivan. She holds a BFA in metalsmithing from Syracuse University and is an authority on artist jewelry. Allison works closely with clients and staff and shares responsibility for all aspects of the gallery’s operations.

  • Ivan Barnett

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    Ivan Barnett

    Ivan Barnett, Patina's gallery director, is first and foremost an artist, having enjoyed a successful career of more than 30 years creating his own work. Patina is an extension of this earlier work and a true artistic collaboration with his wife, Allison.

  • Linda Milanesi

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    Linda Milanesi

    Linda Milanesi develops marketing partnerships for Patina. She joined us in 2010. Previously the director of marketing and public relations for the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Linda has served several prestigious museums and non-profits.

  • Derek Wiles

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    Derek Wiles

    Derek Wiles is Patina’s assistant creative director responsible for advertising and visual communications. He joined us in 2016 after moving to Santa Fe from a major London publishing firm. He brings to Patina the design sophistication that satisfied clients across Europe.

  • Jocelyn Montoya

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    Jocelyn Montoya

    Jocelyn Montoya has broad experience in the performing arts. A University of New Mexico graduate, Jocelyn earned honors in theater and dance, and also high praise in New York as an actor, dancer and model. Jocelyn continues to act and model at a high level, and teaches dance at NDI-NM. Joining Patina in 2016 Jocelyn assists at multiple tasks at the gallery and pushes, influences and drives our social media.

  • Ali DeMoro

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    Ali DeMoro

    Ali DeMoro joined Patina in May of 2018 and heads Patina's media relations. Coming from Santa Cruz, CA Ali has a wide range of marketing experience. Working as a marketing coordinator for an ISP out of college, to then moving into account service for a major advertising firm headquartered on the East Coast. She graduated with a double major in Business Management Economics and Theater Arts from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

  • Casey Yarrow

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    Casey Yarrow

    Casey, joined Patina in October 2019 as a studio photographer, she is head of photography and digital imagery.

    Originally studying photography in Philadelphia, soon after finishing her studies Casey traveled and moved around the world. Finding inspiration in the people she met and the many different cultures she experienced along the way. Casey later studied yoga and meditation in India. The balance between her art and wellness is what allows Casey to be fully present and fueled by inspiration.

  • Lisa G Mcdonough

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    Lisa G Mcdonough

    Lisa is passionate about the arts. She has worked as an Administrator / Manager & Bookkeeper for over 20 years, working with many arts organizations, companies, and individual artists. As a graduate of Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts) with a B.F.A. in Ceramics, she sold her work for several years in the in the Philly area. To continue her graduate studies further with one of her heroines in contemporary ceramics, Betty Woodman, she then traveled to Colorado.

    After working for many years in Boulder, CO as an artist and administrator, Lisa migrated south to Santa Fe, and loves living in the high desert!