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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 Buchsbaum

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    Allison Buchsbaum

    Allison Buchsbaum is the owner of Patina Gallery. 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.

  • 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.

  • Grace Barnett

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    Grace Barnett

    Grace Barnett, daughter of owner Allison Buchsbaum is Patina’s forever intern extraordinaire! Grace is currently a sophomore in the Honors Program at Colorado State University in Exploratory Studies before she declares her major.

  • 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.

  • Tricia English

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    Tricia English

    Tricia joined Patina Gallery in February 2022 as the Creative Project Manager, Media Strategist, and Storyteller. Graduating from Melbourne School of Fashion with a degree in Product Development & Business, Tricia notably founded and ran her own print magazine, and has spent most of her life working successfully in different areas of visual design.

  • Agatha Roybal

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    Agatha Roybal

    Agatha joined Patina in January 2023 as part of the administrative team. She graduated with a BFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry from New Mexico State University; having studied many of the Patina artists. Agatha’s knowledge and passion for jewelry in combination with her attention to detail, make her an excellent administrator at Patina.