Santa Fe’s Oldest House Poster Released

Here is a fun little article about a poster I recently designed for Santa Fe’s De Vargas Street House. Sean Michael Chavez often finds himself with a foot in two worlds. From his work as a fine art painter and as a graphic designer, he’s finding an appreciative audience everywhere he steps. At the Oldest House Indian Shop, Chavez’s Oldest House poster is a new favorite. The vintage-style image reflecting the traditional travel posters of the 1930s and ’40s was created by Chavez.. Read the full article here…



Santa Fe’s Oldest House Poster Released

Now on Canyon Road, Santa Fe New Mexico

I’m thrilled to announce, as of early January this year, I am being represented by Acosta-Strong Fine Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I’m honored and grateful to Acosta-Strong, to be showing in the same gallery with notable contemporaries, some of the Taos Masters and Santa Fe Cinco Pintores. Acosta-Strong Fine Art is a wonderful mix of old and new. Visit online at www.acostastrong.com or at 640 Canyon Rd, Santa Fe, NM.



Now on Canyon Road, Santa Fe New Mexico

SANTA FE – SMALL PAINTINGS OPENING

Thrilled to have been invited to show a series of small paintings at City of Mud in Santa Fe, New Mexico this December. I’ll have nearly ten landscape paintings on display, some of which have been painted just for this show. Come and see the new work. Music and light refreshments will be provided by the gallery. Join in on the festivites on December first, from 1 to 5pm.



SANTA FE – SMALL PAINTINGS OPENING

In The Best Company

It was a nice surprise to have @westerngallery feature one of my landscape paintings on IG today. So cool to see my work next to some of the best painters in the western genre including (left to right on image below)  Glenn Dean, William Herbert Dunton, William Victor Higgins, Georgia O’Keeffe, Dennis Blagg, Tucker Smith, (my painting lower left), Wilson Hurley, Zhaoming Wu and others.



In The Best Company

Ghostwolf Gallery – WILD! Opening Reception

It is my pleasure to announce that I have a couple of paintings in the Ghostwolf 2018 WILD! exhibition opening tomorrow May 19. A portion of this show’s proceeds go to local charities focused on public education and the preservation of one of our most precious and beloved resources-our wildlife!. Come say “Hi” and join the gallery for a fun-filled day including art, poetry, and visits from wild educational animals from local rescues.



Ghostwolf Gallery – WILD! Opening Reception

In The Buff

Last night I dreamed I was a mostly naked Indian weraring nothing but a pair of white Adidas shoes. My hair was long and straight as a board. It tickled my butt cheeks as I walked around like everything was normal. Today, I am wearing those same white tennis shoes in honor of the naked Indian that walks inside me.



In The Buff

Opening This Friday

Friends, you are invited to celebrate Warren Fine Art’s anniversary with a reception featuring landscape paintings by yours truly. Please join me and many of the other talented artists at Warren Fine Art for hors d’ oeuvres, sparkling wine, door prizes and more in Old Town, Albuquerque this Friday, July 7th from 5pm to 8pm. I would love to see you there!



Opening This Friday

SM Chavez Selected as ArtMuse Emerging Artist Winner

“…two strong entries by Mr. Chavez. What strikes me with Sean’s work is his thoughtful attention to design. Great shapes and movement through out… “Nothing Gold Can Stay” moves ahead in this category for the subtle muted color harmony and solid use of values to emphasize the poetry of the tree.”  – Kim Lordier, ArtMuse April, 2016. Special congrats as well to Damien Gonzales who was selected as finalist in the Masters category. That makes two Albuquerque painters who were honored in this competition that is open to anyone internationally.



SM Chavez Selected as ArtMuse Emerging Artist Winner