Warren Keating, President

Warren Keating is the director of ViVO Contemporary, 725 Canyon Rd., one of the most celebrated and awarded artist collectives in Santa Fe. ViVO has been showing a unique collection of contemporary artworks by local artists here since 2003. Keating, at the forefront of the online art market for 15 years, continues to stay ahead of art market trends and is instrumental in creating policy and best practices for this emerging sector. He brought the same approach to ViVO’s physical gallery; an emphasis on education of the art-buying public, price transparency, measures that ensure buyer security, and community involvement and enrichment.

 

Keating is passionate about bringing his skill set and acquired knowledge to help the gallery association membership ensure the vibrancy and longevity of the Santa Fe art community. As a fine artist, Keating's work is collected world wide. His popular overhead series and distinctive mark-making leave an indelible impression on all who resonate with his work.

Steve Cie - Vice President

Steve Cie is the founder of Globe Fine Art, a contemporary art gallery at 727 Canyon Road. Educated at New York’s Pratt Institute, Cie also taught art during his time in Paris. As an artist, he has worked for all major publications and publishing houses in New York City 

and served on the board of directors of the Society of Illustrators. His work was shown in SoHo galleries and in The Museum of Contemporary Art in Oaxaca, Mexico.


At Globe Fine Art his principal interest is in showing works that uplift the spirit and attitude of all who visit. Being a long time meditator and mindfulness instructor, his aim is to invite people to inhabit the right side of their brain and to leave the daily minute by minute routine. His vision incorporates a flow in the pairing of paintings, glassworks and sculpture to offer an experience with a surprise around every corner. Enter his gallery to experience life from the inside of a crystal.

Blair Vaughn-Gruler

Blair Vaughn-Gruler is co-owner and gallery director of GVG Contemporary in the Siler Road area of the SFXL arts district near Meow Wolf. A non-objective painter holding an MFA in Visual Art from Vermont College of Fine Art (2010), in addition to 12 years as a gallerist and curator on Canyon Road, Vaughn-Gruler exhibits her own work throughout the United States with a focus on the western regions of the country.

 

In an earlier life she co-owned multiple small retail businesses, worked in the mental health field as a rights advocate and mediator, and has mentored art students from school children to graduate students for over 30 years. She hopes to bring her relevant experience and skill sets to furthering the mission of SFGA, empowering member galleries and supporting diversity and high standards in Santa Fe’s unique and vibrant art scene .

S. Islaewae Belle Tschanz - Treasurer

Islaewae Tschanz is the Gallery Director at Antieau Gallery Santa Fe at 130 Lincoln Avenue, the second artist-owned gallery of self-taught fabric appliqué and embroidery artist, Chris Roberts-Antieau, the first being in New Orleans, LA. Tschanz has worked within the nonprofit art scene since graduating from Savannah College of Art & Design in 2000 where she studied Textile and Fiber Art. Prior to operating her own healing business over the last 17 years, she has worked with the Boston Ballet, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and an independent curatorial group called, Release 1.

Kimberly Duncan - Board Secretary

Kimberly Duncan is the director at Gallery Wild, 203 Canyon Rd., an artist-owned gallery originally established in Jackson, WY in 2018. Gallery Wild represents artists with a focus on wildlife, wild places, and conservation. The gallery opened its second location here in Santa Fe in 2022, right on the corner of Canyon Road’s entrance.  

Duncan has been working in the gallery world for over 4 years, previously directing a gallery in the Southeast before moving out West to help open Gallery Wild Santa Fe. She has a studio background with a focus on film photography and eco-art. 

Stuart Ashman

Stuart Ashman owns and operates a vibrant new gallery on Lena Street in the SFXL Arts District. Artes de Cuba exhibits contemporary works from a curated selection of artists in Cuba. Formerly the Director of the International Folk Arts Market and Executive Director of the Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA), Ashman is uniquely positioned to bring this fresh work to the Santa Fe art market.

Previously, Ashman served as President and CEO of the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California, as well as the Cabinet Secretary of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. He has also been Director of the New Mexico Museum of Art and Executive Director of Santa Fe’s Museum of Spanish Colonial Art. Much of Ashman’s career has been devoted to raising the profile the City of Santa Fe as an arts destination and creative community.

Lisa Stewart - Manager

Lisa Stewart is an entrepreneur, digital publisher, designer, performer and business manager. Ten years ago, she created an avid following and unique advertising model at EncinoMom.com which integrated editorial, video and traditional advertising to promote local and national businesses to her California lifestyle audience. She has managed the marketing and growth of businesses that range from theaters to roofing companies.

 

As a performer, she has received awards and accolades for her work as a theatre actor and live jazz vocalist. Currently, she is the designer and business manager of the Teabag Project here in Santa Fe and an audience favorite on the jazz train. premier performance venues and private events.