Todos Santos Pages
Artists / Art Galleries


Todos Santos is home to numerous fine artists. Many have galleries in town or in their homes. Galería de Todos Santos and La Coronela feature multiple artists. Jill Logan, N.E. Hayles, Charles Stewart, Fidencio Romero and Catherine Wall all have galleries showcasing their personal art.

Other artists are not so easy to locate in Todos Santos. You have to look to find them. They work behind fruit stands, have day jobs as cooks, own bed and breakfast inns, sell real estate, or operate the town's classiest accommodations.

Writer C. M. Mayo, in her new book detailing a 1996 visit to Todos Santos, quotes Michael Cope of Galería de Todos Santos (referring to the artist colony),

"I've seen people stand in the middle of the street and say, where is it?" Michael chuckled. "They come up from Cabo for the day and all they see are a few old buildings and dirt streets. Years ago the Mexican government started calling this an artist community. It was an area that was beautiful, by the sea. It would be nice. Now the newspapers are saying that Todos Santos is going to be the new Taos, New Mexico, the new Carmel. There are a lot of artists here - painters, writers, musicians. But you're not going to find them in a store on the corner. And anyway, you want fine art, not poster shops.

"An artist community is a way of life, a place where people live and produce. If you want to find the artist community you … have to meet the people."
The Visitors / Los Visitantes by C. M. Mayo, Tameme, Inc. (www.tameme.org)

The print edition of El Calendario de Todos Santos has detailed information and up-to-date maps that will help you locate all the art galleries in town. It also features a Baja artist's works every issue. Be sure to pick up the latest edition when you visit - it will help you meet the people.

Below is a list of selected artists / galleries which have street addresses and are easy to locate..


charles stewart
Charles Stewart Gallery / Studio
Corner of Centenario and Obregón
Self proclaimed founding artist of the ex-pat artist community. Living in Todos Santos full time since 1986, Charles Stewart paints in oils and watercolors and sculpts with wood. Open daily, 9 am - 5pm.
   
fidencio romero sculptor Galería de Fidencio
Calle Centenario between Topete and Obregón
Fidencio Romero began carving wood in 1995. Living in Todos Santos since 1998, he carves angels and saints as a way of honoring his past.Open most days, hours are variable.
   
galeria de todos santos Galería de Todos Santos
Calle Legaspi #33
Featuring drawings, paintings and sculptures of fine Baja artists including Derek Buckner, Carlos Uroz, Anibal Angulo and many others. In 1994, Michael and Pat Cope created the first fine arts gallery in Todos Santos - a must see! Open daily, 10 am - 4 pm.
   
jill logan Galería Logan
Calle Juárez and Morelos
Living and working in Todos Santos since 1998, Jill Logan paints in oils and acrylics. Her favorite subjects include passionate landscapes and women of the tropics. Open Monday - Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm.
   
nanette hayles Galería N. E. Hayles
Calle Cuauhtémoc Final
Living in Todos Santos since 1990, and showing her art since 1995, she is known for her unique paper tile mosaics. Recently she has begun creating ceramic tile mosaics and oil paintings. Open Monday - Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm or by appointment.
   
gabo Galería Gabo
Calle Centenario and Topete
Featuring the art of La Paz artist Gabo. Open Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm.
   
catherine wall Galería Wall
Calle Benito Juárez #4
Catherine Wall has lived and worked here since 1999. She paints Mexican scenes, landscapes and portraits in oil. Open Monday - Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm or by appointment.
   
margaret mcgall Galería / Studio Margaret McGall
Calle Baja California Sur near Calle Punta Lobos
After arriving in Southern Baja in 1986 via sailboat, Margaret McGall settled here and began making painted ceramic tiles. Now she sketches and paints watercolors. Open by appointment.
   
la coronela Gallery "La Coronela"
Calle Legaspi between Topete and Hidalgo

Featuring the leather engravings and drawings of Max Uranga. Various other Mexican artists are also displayed. Open Monday - Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm.
   
wendy faith Wendy Faith, Artist in Glass
Calle Rangel between Obregón & Hidalgo
Living and working in Todos Santos since 1992, Wendy specializes in architectural art glass of all types. Open daily, appointment suggested.
   
Todos Santos is located on the Tropic of Cancer in the southern portion of the Baja Peninsula in Mexico just one hour north of Cabo San Lucas and one hour south of La Paz. Long known as a cultural, artistic and agricultural center, the town is a desert oasis, 1 kilometer from the Pacific Ocean at the foothills of the Sierra de La Laguna mountains. Since the mid 1980's, the area has become a tourist/retirement destination and home to numerous art galleries and artists.

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