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“Always Have a Plan B” Meet the Artist Fabio Napoleoni!

Santa Fe, NM:  The Chuck Jones Gallery is pleased to welcome painter Fabio Napoleoni as they open his “Always Have a Plan B” solo exhibition in Santa Fe.  This is Napoleoni’s first exhibition and sale in Santa Fe. The Collector Preview is scheduled for Friday, August 12 from 6 to 8 PM at the gallery, 126 W. Water St. at Ortiz. Mr. Napoleoni will be drawing “live” at this event. An open house is scheduled for Saturday, August 13, from 1 to 6 PM with Napoleoni in attendance; he will be signing dedications at both events. These receptions are free and open to the public.

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“Always Have a Plan B” fine art reproduction on paper by Fabio Napoleoni, exclusive to the Chuck Jones Gallery.

Much of life’s loves and tribulations have influenced Fabio’s artwork but none more than the traumatic events that followed the birth of his second child.  His daughter, born with severe heart abnormalities, had to face several surgeries to correct issues that could have prevented her from having a future. His now iconic character, the tattered and stitched together Marcenivo, and his quest for eternal happiness and love, is one way he shows the resiliency of the human spirit. Through his art, he feels that he can repay a debt of gratitude for the life his daughter now enjoys.

Napoleoni, one of America’s rising young art stars is making his first appearance at the gallery.  “As a child and into my teen years, the characters created by Chuck Jones played a huge role in my creative thinking. Chuck was able to create unique characters that made you laugh and smile uncontrollably. I utilize a similar sensibility except instead of laughter, my characters tug at your heart strings and evoke deep emotions. The fact that my works hang on the same walls as those of Chuck Jones I consider a high point of my career.”

About the gallery: The Chuck Jones Gallery, located in the plaza neighborhood of Old Santa Fe, is the destination for art collectors and visitors from around the world.  Owned by Linda Jones Enterprises, the publisher and distributor of the art of the legendary animation creator and director, Chuck Jones, it is the only gallery in San Diego devoted to the art of American popular culture. Included in the on-going display is art by not only its namesake, Chuck Jones, but also, Dr. Seuss, Charles Schulz, Tom Everhart, Markus Pierson, Glen Tarnowski, Fran Lew, and Fabio Napoleoni. For more information, please call the gallery at 505-983-5999.

Mr. Napoleoni is available for interviews subject to his schedule. Images available upon request.

Visit Our New Location in Santa Fe, New Mexico!

The Chuck Jones Gallery–Santa Fe has moved to a new location, 126 W. Water St. at the corner of Ortiz. Our new gallery location is in a beautiful adobe building; the interior has an intimate and welcoming feeling to it with nooks and crannies to explore. We believe you’ll find it the perfect place to visit when you’re in Santa Fe to view all of the latest offerings from Chuck Jones, Dr. Seuss, Charles Schulz, Fabio Napoleoni, Mike Kungl, and many others.

Chuck Jones Gallery, 126 W. Water St., at Ortiz in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Chuck Jones Gallery, 126 W. Water St., at Ortiz in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Gallery Director, Toshi Sanchez, center, is flanked by art consultant and gallery assistant, Erin Gould, on the left; art consultant Jessica Haring is on the right.

Gallery Director, Toshi Sanchez, center, is flanked on the left by art consultant and gallery assistant, Erin Gould; art consultant Jessica Haring is on the right. 

The gallery is open seven days a week. For more information, call toll free 800-290-5999 or local 505-983-5999.

The gallery is open seven days a week. For more information, call toll free 800-290-5999 or local 505-983-5999.

This Just In From Santa Fe: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!

These photos just in from our Chuck Jones Gallery — Santa Fe gallery director, Michael Bundy.  He's said that Santa Fe already has two feet of snow on the ground and more on the way as these photos attest.  If you've never been to Santa Fe at Christmas-time, it is a very magical place with the luminarios (also known as farolitos) and the snow; it's beautiful.  Of course, no trip there would be complete without at stop at the Chuck Jones Gallery, 135 West Palace Avenue (just off the Plaza Square in Old Town.)

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What's even better is that it's those big, soft snowflakes that are perfect for catching on your tongue and that make awesome snowmen!  

“Cartoon Therapy” at the Chuck Jones Gallery–Santa Fe

Staci Matlock of the Santa Fe New Mexican wrote about the Saturday morning Chuck Jones Film Festival held this past Saturday at the Chuck Jones Gallery on Palace Avenue in Old Santa Fe.  

You can read how the term "cartoon therapy" came to be by clicking on this sentence.

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 Ricardo Cate, author of the comic strip Without Reservations, talks Saturday at the Chuck Jones Gallery holiday cartoon festival about coming up with ideas and characters on a daily basis and lets the audience throw out ideas for new drawings. –  Photo by Natalie Guillen/The New Mexican

Chuck Jones Gallery — Santa Fe Rings in the Holidays!

The Chuck Jones Gallery in Santa Fe rang in the holiday season with a festive event held on December 4th.  Exhibiting artwork created by students from Pinon Elementary School, the gallery was filled with the student-artists and their parents as well as collectors from the Santa Fe area.  The party and exhibition coincided with the Santa Fe Film Festival (Mike Bundy, the gallery's director presented the award for Best Animated Film at the Festival's closing day ceremonies) and Santa Fe's First Friday Art Walk–so the streets were teeming with people and the crowd at the gallery was rosy-cheeked and in the holiday spirit! 


Cellists performed classical and contemporary holiday music to the delight of the attendees.  Lisa Stewart (right) and her friend Alison were really in the moment and we thank them for their talent.

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Enjoying their children's art are Johnny Barela (left to right,) Susan Rodriguez and Carol Newman, Pinon Elementary 3rd grade school teacher, whose students provided such amazing artwork and were an inspiration to so many that evening.

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"A bad day in the snow" by Brian Ortiz was awarded first place in the drawing contest. 

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Andy Ortiz, Jr. and his parents, Susan and Andy, bask in the glow of the exhibition.  

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Michael Bundy, gallery director, presents a Chuck Jones "Smile" fine art print to Andres Sanchez whose sculpture of an angel drew rave reviews from the crowd.

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Mariah Barela's mixed media Grinch Santa Claus was a crowd pleaser too!

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Thank you Mrs. Newman's 3rd grade class for creating such magnificent works of art and for being inspired by Chuck Jones' "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas."  It made for a wonderful start to the holiday season in Santa Fe.