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On/Off Hours 4: HSFF Staff Show Opening

Historic Santa Fe Foundation
Staff Show: On/Off Hours 4

Works by Jacqueline Hill, Melanie McWhorter, Mara Saxer, Pete Warzel, and Bobby Wilson

Historic Santa Fe Foundation (HSFF) will host its fourth annual staff show titled On/Off Hours 4. Exhibition opens at El Zaguán, 545 Canyon Road, Suite 2, Santa Fe, New Mexico on Friday, March 9, 2018 from 5-7pm and continues through March 30, 2018. On/Off Hours 4 will feature artist-selected works including Jacqueline Hill's collages, Melanie McWhorter's minimalist photography, Mara Saxer's stained glass and wall pieces, Pete Warzel's photographs of Northern New Mexico, and documentation of Bobby Wilson’s preservation and restoration projects.

Jacqueline Hill uses various fabrics for her art pieces and is known for her handmade quilts, Black Girl Dolls, her cloth Abundance Bags and a variety of clothing pieces. She has worked in clay since the 1960s and her magic pinch pots are available in the El Zaguán Gift Shop. She is represented by High Road Art Gallery in Truches, NM. This year’s show will feature her unique and creative framed collage pieces. She has been the Office Manager at the HSFF for nearly five years.

Melanie McWhorter explores photography through minimal landscapes, vernacular architecture, structural details, and small remnants of human presence in the natural world. Before starting at HSFF, she spent decades in the field of photobooks and draws on the work of influential photographers in her personal art. Her photographs are in the collections of University of Colorado, Boulder Special Collections and The Palace of the Governors, Santa Fe, NM. More on McWhorter on her website or Instagram page She is the Development Coordinator for HSFF.

Mara Saxer is an Austrian-born artist who grew up in Santa Fe. When she isn't keeping the Foundation's buildings in tip-top shape, she dabbles in crafts from fiber arts to jewelry and stained glass. Her work in the show incorporates recycled computer innards with more traditional materials. She will be showing works in stained glass and mixed media light catchers. More about Saxer on her website Saxer is Preservation Specialist for HSFF.

Pete Warzel is the Executive Director of the Historic Santa Fe Foundation and spends his spare time wandering Northern New Mexico with a camera. The photographs in this exhibit are a combination of Santa Fe quirky and Northern New Mexico religious landscapes.

Bobby Wilson is a native of Detroit and has lived in Santa Fe for 25 years with his delightful wife Carmela. He is the Preservation Specialist at HSFF and this group exhibition will showcase his skills, craft and expertise on the varied construction and restoration projects around HSFF’s El Zaguán and other properties. On Sundays, Wilson thoroughly enjoys his walks in the park at Marty Sanchez Links.

Contact: Melanie McWhorter at or call 505.983.2567 for more information