La Posada Art Gallery & Gifts

La Posada de Maria Magdalena Art Gallery is pleased to represent

 New Mexico folk artist Mary Rose Pino.


MARY ROSE PINO, is an artisan and wood sculptor working in the New Mexico tradition of the devotional art of Santos and contemporary folk art. A Magdalena native and former Quamado rancher she learned the art of wood carving as a young girl at her father’s urging. Like the seventeenth -century Priests and artisans who created their own icons she fashions her bultos – three dimensional sculpted figures from local cottonwood cedar and pine while uses natural pigments for colors from indigenous vegetation as well as paints. Her work is in the permanent collection of the New Mexico History Museum. She has had exhibitions in the US including the Macy Center at NM Tech, and internationally. Additionally, Mary Rose has worked as an arts educator, conducting workshops in traditional wood carving and painting of Santos and Icons.



La Posada Art Gallery and Studio

1006 West 1st Street (West Highway 60)

Magdalena NM 87825

910.297.9904


La Posada is in an historic adobe house with 1,000 square feet divided into four rooms, each with stucco walls and numerous niches for Santos, and overhead track lighting between exposed vigas. The gallery offers paintings, photographs, pottery and textiles. Watercolor paintings by Fritz Kapraun, digital photographs by John Sakel and work by local artists are featured. 

Southwestern pottery includes contemporary Casas Grandes and Mata Ortiz pieces personally selected by Pablo Carrillo of Tucson, and mid-century vintage estate Mexican pottery,

 including double-necked wedding ceremony vessels. 

Pottery by Ben Owen III and Robert Ely, representing the North Carolina potters tradition,

and 19th century Imari pieces complete the collection.

Textiles include hand-crafted tribal rugs from the Caucasus region of Russia, batik sarong and malong fabrics from the Phillipines, framed whimsical molas from Central America and geometric embroidery from Mindinao.


La historia de la Virgen de Guadalupe como dijo Mary Pino

La historia de la Virgen de Guadalupe como dijo Mary Pino