Photo of the Week: Santa Fe artist Allan Houser’s Smoke Signals

Allan Houser's sculpture Smoke Signals, at the Allan Houser Sculpture Garden, Santa Fe NM, photo Steve Collins

The Allan Houser Sculpture Garden is a short (less than 30 minute) ride south of Santa Fe off the historic Turquoise Trail. Acres and acres of juniper-wooded land at the edge of the Galisteo Basin provide a breathtaking setting for the prolific sculptures of Native American artist Allan Houser. This sculpture is titled Smoke Signals. The compound welcomes visitors Monday through Friday, by appointment only. There is an admission charge. They also maintain a gallery in downtown Santa Fe.

Want to see the work of the late Santa Fe artist, Allen Houser at his compound south of Santa Fe? Let The Santa Fe Traveler arrange a tour for you/

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4 Responses to “Photo of the Week: Santa Fe artist Allan Houser’s Smoke Signals”

  1. Karen
    April 9, 2019 at 5:41 am #

    This is a wonderful place set off the Turquoise Trail. Wouldn’t it make part of a lovely day tour?

    • Billie Frank
      April 9, 2019 at 7:46 am #

      It does. And people can make a full day out of it. They can take route 42 over to Galisteo or hike in the area, or go riding at Broken Saddles. If they don’t want to bring lunch, they can eat at the San Marcos Cafe or the Mine Shaft or one of Madrid’s other restaurants. What a great day amidst the fabulous mountain views,

  2. gregory urbano
    April 9, 2019 at 8:49 am #

    looks like the artist uses two different metals in his sculptures?

    • Billie Frank
      April 9, 2019 at 9:01 am #

      Alan Houser sculpted in three mediums, wood, stone and bronze. There are also pieces done out of sheet metal by welders from (I believe, but could be wrong) templates the artist created. If you get a chance to visit here- or Denver where his work will be at the Botanic Gardens from May to November, go if you can. His work is superb.

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