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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.

  • 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.

  • Justin McDaniel

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    Justin McDaniel

    Justin joined Patina in March 2021 to head up the admin and shipping departments. After obtaining degrees in both English and Political Science from the University of California, Riverside, Justin spent more than a decade working as a freelance writer in New York City and Southern California. Two years ago, he fell in love with the blue skies and open spaces of the Southern Rockies, particularly the 400-year-old city of Santa Fe.

  • Grace Barnett

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    Grace Barnett

    Grace Barnett, daughter of owners Allison & Ivan Barnett is Patina’s forever intern extraordinaire! Grace is currently a senior at Santa Fe High School and when not helping at Patina, she is mentoring 3rd graders through Mentoring Kids Works, and doing social media for Action Africa Giving Circle.

  • Angela Le Quieu

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    Angela Le Quieu

    Angela Came to Patina in June of 2021 shortly after receiving her BFA in Art History from the University of New Mexico. She also has two Associates degrees from Central New Mexico Community College; in Liberal arts and Fine Arts. Angela has a wide range of life experiences from ballroom dancing professionally to running a winery. She now brings those skills to work with clients at Patina.

  • Leland Mark

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    Leland Mark

    Leland joined Patina in August of 2021 as head of Patina's Photography Department. He graduated from SFUAD with a BFA in Graphic Design. He has worked as a photographer and freelance graphic designer for over half a decade. Now Leland is using his artistic vision and developed skills to create soul-stirring content for Patina.

  • Karlie B.

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    Karlie B.

    Karlie joined Patina in October of 2021. She has traveled and lived in many locations around the United States and she chose to make Santa Fe her home. She adores the architecture, heritage, and traditions that saturate this city. She has a strong sense of precision and collaboration that she developed for over half a decade while in the optical industry, and now she brings those skills to her role at Patina.