By Historic Santa Fe Foundation
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:
Following fine art scholarship studies in Florida, Montana and Mexico, Sally Hayden von Conta pursued graphic design studies in New York City. This culminated in a 25-year career in advertising as an art director in New York.
Arriving in Santa Fe, NM in 1986, von Conta quickly became established as an artist specializing in mixed media fine-art, and since 2001, she has been working in plein air pastels. She has exhibited at Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MS; Red River Valley Museum, Vernon, TX; and Museum of the Southwest, Midland, TX, among other venues. Her one-person exhibitions include shows at Galeria de los Colorines, Mexico City, MX; Century Gallery, Santa Fe, NM in “Reflections in the Moment”; and Leech Studio Gallery, Sarasota, FL. Her plein air pastel paintings have been honored with numerous awards and included in many invitational group exhibitions. Sally Hayden von Conta currently lives and paints in Santa Fe, NM.