Photograph of Christine Carey.


Christine Montaño Carey

Spanish Colonial Art, Tin Art, Retablo Art, Commercial Art, Fine Art


August through December 2018

Future Spanish colonial art shows scheduled from August, 2018, will be posted as soon as they become final.

Sunday, November 18, 2018
Santa Maria de la Paz Catholic
Church, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Catholic Daughters Arts & Crafts Show.


2016 Balloon Fiesta Poster

Christine's painting, "Sunset In The Land of Enchantment" was selected as the official 2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta poster.

Christine's art has been a Godsend from the time she was a child. All through her life in times of trials, she has turned to her art. Whether it was fine art painting or a retablo or a creation in tin or a carving in wood, her art is her way of connecting with her greater power. The Spanish Colonial art as well as her subject matter in her paintings is always a direct link to God, his saints and angels. The Spanish Colonial art has brought her closer to her roots and culture. The handing down of formulas to make gesso, pigments and pinon sap varnish as well as the new learning about the saints and angels is part of her culture and her past. This was something that was a bonus discovery in her quest to obtain these handed down formulas. She quickly learned if these formulas were not passed on, they would become a dying art form. She also realized early on, the importance of doing the research on the images depicted in her retablos. This was necessary to create more feeling and warmth in her work. With this in mind, she has pledged to help others with advice on keeping the faith through the art form and it's formulas.  

Christine Montaño Cary Art selected for Award Recognition
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Ava Maria Alter Screen
Women's Award of Excellence, New Mexico Expo, 2006
First Place Award, Española Valley Art Festival,2007

Photograph of a shovel decorated with tin art border.
Shovel Art created for Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity fund raising auction.
April 2010

photo Lady of Guadalupe Tin Art photo Christ on Cross Tin Art.
photo of Nativity Scene Tin Art. photo of San Isidro Tin Art. photo of Hapsburg Double Eagle Tin Art.

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