Curated by Patrick Kelly and Amy Kelly

Allied presents works from the Tia Collection of Santa Fe, New Mexico “paired” with those from the permanent collection of the Old Jail Art Center. The connections between the works range from blatant to subtle. Some groupings present artists from different cultures or eras who investigated similar themes, or that elicit similar moods through formal devices. Other times, the juxtapositions can involve artists who use traditional approaches to image creation with those who utilize unconventional mediums. Regardless of the viewer’s pictorial or thematic discoveries, an appreciation and recognition of connections from two seemingly dissimilar collections emphasize that both are generous gifts for audiences to contemplate and enjoy.

The Tia Collection of Santa Fe, NM was created with the exclusive intent to share an individual collector’s love for art across a variety of genres. The collection is curated and administered by Laura Finlay Smith who works closely with the anonymous collector to continuously add to the Tia collection, and also with institutions to generously share the eclectic holdings of outstanding artists’ works.

Allied is supported in part by John & Ginger Dudley, Clayton Henry, and Sally & Robert Porter. 


Image credit: RALPH MEYERS,  Early Spring, N.M. , 1922, oil on board, 9 7/8 x 12 5/8 in. Tia Collection.

Image credit: RALPH MEYERS, Early Spring, N.M., 1922, oil on board, 9 7/8 x 12 5/8 in. Tia Collection.