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The Jeweler | Silver Creations by Bernadette

The Jeweler

2021-07-24 07.44.59

Bernadette Marquez (b.1972 )

 Bernadette Marquez is a native New Mexican raised in Santa Fe. She shares her life with husband and fellow artist Arthur Lopez and their two sons Darean and Jeremiah. Bernadette juried into the prestigious Traditional Spanish Market in 2004. She works in the Art form of Precious Metals with a main focus on Sterling Silver jewelry. She has always appreciated the craftsmanship and intricate detail of precious metals. An Art form that is as old as the city itself, introduced by the Spanish some 400 years ago. While her work is rooted in these long honored traditions, Bernadette transforms the tradition making it relevant for the taste of todays sophisticated buyer. With a mindful approach to originality, Bernadette is at the forefront of contemporary jewelry design using only the finest materials to create a statement to be adorned.

   Bernadette also enjoys utilizing other elements into her jewelry like the collaborations with husband and award winning sculptor Arthur Lopez adding hand painted or hand carved and painted images that transforms them into wearable art. “My work celebrates the culture of my hispanic heritage that I am so blessed and proud to be a part of”.

 Bernadette’s work is included in many prominent collections throughout the country and is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art. She has won many awards at Spanish Market including two collaboration awards with husband Arthur Lopez. Bernadette is represented by Malouf on the Plaza Gallery in Santa Fe, NM

© Bernadetet Marquez 2023 • Santa Fe, NM • 505.986.9540 email: artplopez@aol.com