Built in 1994, the Henderson Fine Arts Center featured many new additions to the San Juan College campus including an art wing that features the Gallery Space now used today. The Henderson Fine Arts Gallery hosts shows with artists from the surrounding community and several artists throughout the four corners region. The Gallery seeks to integrate works of art into our everyday experience by bringing in diverse work for the enjoyment and education of our students and community.
June 2-23, 2017
As a painter I have an insatiable curiosity about life, art and the creative process. I try to paint the beauty that’s in the world around me. Though I might exaggerate the color I see, its only because I see the promise of that color and want to share it. My hope is that when people look at my work they think, “That’s where I want to be.” I want them to feel peaceful and happy when they see my work, I want to awaken their senses and take them to a magical place,…their dreams.
Isn’t that why we all need art in our lives? -Michael Bulloch
Michael Bulloch was born into an artistic family in Farmington, NM . His mother Sharon Furman Bulloch is watercolorist and his grandmother Lola Furman was an accomplished New Mexico artist as well as the head of the art department at San Juan College in Farmington.
Since art runs in the family it is no surprise that Michael became a painter and graphic artist. Michael had a brush in his hand as soon as he could sit up and he sold his first painting when he was four. The painting was sold to a friend of his grandmother for a dollar. However, when he was offered a dollar bill, Michael turned it down saying, “I don’t want paper money, I want real money. The kind that chingles.”
Besides promoting his own work, Michael has work tirelessly to promote the Four Corners as an arts destination. Michael has been the active board member of the Northwest New Mexico Arts Council since 2000, serving as Vice President during the 2005-2006 fiscal year. In 2011, he co-founded Handmade: A Guide to the Arts in the Four Corners. From 2011-2013 he served as the Chairman of the San Juan College Fine Arts Committee. In addition to his work to promote the arts in the four corners, he is the Downtown Coordinator for the City of Farmington, working to foster economic vitality in the historic district. He also teaches graphic design and watercolor at San Juan College.
Michael, who has always loved art, is an award winning artist. His work is owned by collectors not only around the country, but also worldwide. Locally, it is part of the permanent collection of Merrion Oil and Gas, San Juan College, as well as the City of Bloomfield, NM.