Humanities Balcony Gallery


October 28 – November 23, 2010

Reception: Thursday, October 28, from 3 to 5 p.m.

See how artist Anne Hartman creates wildlife art with a twist in a San Juan College Humanities Art Gallery exhibit titled “Encounters,” which is on display October 28 – November 23. An opening reception is slated for Thursday, October 28, from 3 to 5 p.m.

With a love of the outdoors and the wilderness, Hartman creates stories on canvas from photographs, bringing remarkable moments to life in original oil paintings.

“In the cook tent, hunters recount the adventures of their day,” Hartman explains. “I realized the stories contained drama, pivotal moments and vivid details – everything necessary for a marvelous illustration. This became the inspiration for the custom oil paintings that bring an animal back to life in the setting where the hunt took place.”

Spending four months each year with San Juan River Outfitters, she paints and hunts with her camera for valuable photo references and to stay in touch with the world of hunters.

“There is no better compliment than for a viewer to give a painting a knowing smile that says, ‘Yeah, I know exactly what you mean,’” Hartman adds.

The Humanities Art Gallery is located in the Humanities balcony in the West Classroom Complex.
It is open Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and on Fridays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For further information about this exhibit or other Gallery events,
contact Cindy McNealy at 505-566-3464 or