Timothy Harman, president
Timothy Harman is the director of the Christopher Martin Gallery, 644 Canyon Road. He is a lifelong patron and director of the arts. Timothy brings to SFGA an awarded background in media creation and a talent for recognizing mastery in a wide array of visual mediums. His curiosity about the history and energy of Northern New Mexico is a touchstone for those visiting the region and for those in the local and national fine art communities.
Barry Ellsworth is the owner of Ellsworth Gallery, 215 E. Palace, which combines museum-quality Japanese antiques with contemporary painting, photography, and sculpture from around the world. A specialist in arts of the samurai, Ellsworth founded Shakudo Fine Arts in Paris. Ellsworth brings global perspective to the Santa Fe art market and since becoming a member of SFGA, has put an increased emphasis on professional development, via SFGA’s new Inside Insight roundtable discussions, and advocacy via 2016’s petition and social media campaign to stop New Mexico Senate Bill 226, a.k.a. “the art tax.”
Stuart Ashman is the executive director of the Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA), 1050 Old Pecos Trail, offering art exhibitions, public programs, and a cinematheque, and hosting more than 55,000 art and movie lovers annually. 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.
Director of Modernism at LewAllen Galleries, Louis Newman is a highly respected figure in the world of art, having performed for decades in a variety of noteworthy roles. As the owner and director of the Louis Newman Galleries in Beverly Hills for over twenty years, he was selected as a board member of the Art Dealers Association of Southern California. Louis has long been involved in numerous arts councils and associations, including serving as a board member of the Fine Arts Federation of the City of New York, which is the guiding agency for the New York City Arts Commission. In addition, Louis Newman is a member of the nationally prestigious by-invitation-only arts organization, The Century Association. Outside of the gallery, Louis Newman has proven to be a sought after guest speaker, juror, and commentator for various arts institutions, publications, and art-related lecture programs.
secretary & treasurer
Lauren Tresp is the editor of THE Magazine, elevating Santa Fe’s contemporary arts and culture market for 25 years, with an emphasis on critical perspectives and informed dialogue. Tresp brings to SFGA her knowledge of the Santa Fe gallery scene, particularly with regard to new galleries, emerging artists, and trends among millennial art buyers.
David Rettig is the Curator of Collections for Allan Houser Gallery, 125 Lincoln Ave., and Allan Houser Sculpture Garden, 26 Haozous Road, both of which are dedicated to the legendary American sculptor and painter, Allan Houser. Rettig has worked in Santa Fe galleries for over 40 years, was a member of the first SFGA board in 1982, and contributes his experience with Santa Fe’s ever-evolving art market to today’s organization.
Mike Tansey is co-owner of Tansey Contemporary, 652 Canyon Road, Tansey Contemporary Sculpture Center, 619 Canyon Road, and Tansey Contemporary, Denver. Tansey is also the chairman of Art Miami, LLC, a network of seven art fairs in Florida, New York, and California.
Tansey brings to SFGA his knowledge of the art fair circuit, the ways in which it affects the Santa Fe market, and the potential opportunities for Santa Fe galleries at art fairs.
Kate Daley, manager
Kate Daley has two decades of marketing and design experience in the arts. She brings to SFGA her solid project-management and communications skills, plus in-depth knowledge of what drives people to visit, relocate to, and do business in Santa Fe.