Joan Fenicle Exhibition: Down to the Bones

Joan Fenicle: Down to the Bones
Exhibition January 3-29, 2023
Reception Saturday, January 7, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

This mixed-media exhibit concentrates on a narrower view of the landscape that the artist loves. Primarily a photographer and oil painter, her mixed media work is an expression of loose themes using color and both acrylic mediums and construction materials such as stucco patch to share an idea or memory of a day spent exploring.

Joan says “I used to spend a lot of time backpacking and exploring the unknown. Carrying everything you need on your back focuses one’s thoughts on what is essential. If it doesn’t have to do with covering ground or staying alive, it is a luxury. Focus is also a lesson for an artist. This exhibit has been an exercise in stripping away the details to expose the underlying structure.”

Fenicle is a long-time Placitas resident, one of the founding members of Wild Hearts Gallery and manager of Placitas’ low power FM radio station.

Wild Hearts Gallery is an artists’ collective, supported by 16 local artists. Located at 221-B State Highway 165, the gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. You can also take a visual tour of the gallery by visiting

NOTE: The reception will be celebrated with fellowship and refreshments on Saturday, January 7 from 1-4 p.m. The gallery continues to follow all COVID-19 safety recommendations in place at the time of the reception.

Printable press release available for download here.

Sunset, mixed media 24×36″

Ghost Ranch Dreaming, mixed media, 6×24″

Keeper of Secrets, mixed media, 6×24″

Aspen on the Ridge, mixed media, 6×24″


Jan 03 - 29 2023


Wild Hearts Gallery
221-B, NM-165, Placitas, NM 87043