Past Artists

Here are our Past Artists

February 1, 2021 – February 28, 2021

As well as being an artist, Beth is an energy healer, massage therapist, and intuitive. Her art has been featured in blogs and websites, acquired for use in business, branding, books, and magazine covers. She has guided others to tap into their own intuitive art making through her Art Rituals, and has regularly commissioned for intuitive portraits and healing mandalas. In 2003 she self published her own oracle card deck, PrayerCards, and has another in the works.


Isabel Winson-Sagan is an interdisciplinary artist from Santa Fe, often collaborating with her mother Miriam Sagan. They combine poetry and the visual arts in interactive land art installations, and you can view their work at You can also see their ongoing collaboration “Fairy Houses” made from recycled materials by visiting the dog walking path at Santa Fe Skies RV Park. 

On her own, Isabel works in a variety of mediums, including printmaking, photography, video art, and woodcarving. She is currently studying intermedia fine arts & printmaking at the Santa Fe Community College. Her portfolio is located at

The exhibition at Grey Matter will feature book art sculptures made in collaboration with Miriam Sagan, as well as suminagashiprints, utilizing a modern take on an ancient Japanese technique where ink is floated on water.

August 1, 2021 – September 30, 2021

Miriam Hope Gerlay is best known for her unconventional abstract paintings made from multiple sources of paint and canvas. “I use multiple layers of color to construct my work in order to become shapeshifters,” she has said. “I believe that common materials are the best materials and that art heals the world.” With its emphasis on lines and colors, nonrepresentational with subliminally significant themes, her art is often described as a spiritual response to the world’s chaos Abstract Expressionist paintings. While she launched her career with a feminist show entitled Her in 2016, Gerlay is a native New Mexican who has spent her whole life dedicated to the arts. 

APRIL 1, 2021 – APRIL 30, 2021

My name is Christopher Porter aka B-Boy Crisp

I am 34 years old from Pecos, New Mexico. 

For those that don’t know what a b-boy is.. it’s a breakdancer ! I get a lot of my artistic influence from my dance. Also, friends have a big influence on my art! You will find that most of my creations are painted on old rustic materials or on vinyl records. Something about painting on circular objects brings out my artistic style. I think it has a lot to do with dance and the way we circle up ~~ cypher as we call it. It’s all about the circle !! Thank you for enjoying my art and taking the time to read!

If you like more information, have inquiries or want a specific artistic request please contact me at:

505-204-0195 ~~ Blessings ~~

JUNE 1, 2021 – JULY 31, 2021

Photo: Image by Eric J. Keller/Soulcatcher Studio

Joanne Lefrak’s work at Grey Matter was completed during an artist residency at Bullseye Glass. These works use a technique of screen printing drawings and text with glass powder (instead of ink) and firing the glass in a kiln. Some of the work is silvered through a chemical process (the same process used to make mirrors). The text pieces were created in collaboration with poet Hakim Bellamy after Lefrak and Bellamy spent time in the Himalayas trekking to some of the most sacred places on Earth. In addition to showing at museums and galleries, Lefrak likes to show her work at places like Grey Matter since art should be accessible to all and found in unexpected places. 

Lefrak was a recent fellow as part of the Museum of  Contemporary Art Denver’s Animating Museums Creative Leadership program, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She was also the recipient of the City of Santa Fe Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts in 2014. Please visit for more information. 

March 1, 2021 – March 31, 2021

Akasha Grace

Akasha Grace is a long time resident of Santa fe, who has spent most of her life co-creating with various mediums and elements of nature.  These recent creations represent a culmination of her inspirations in and around the gardens she works in and creates with; combining her love for color, form, texture and photographic representation, these pieces are all images she captured and printed on various fine fibers of the highest quality silks and cottons.  The principle of beauty and the wonder of nature is one of her guiding paths, and she hopes these images can bring the essence of magic and joy to the viewer.  They are for available to buy, please contact Akasha at  


Alcyone (Casey) Greenling, was born in Los Alamos New Mexico, raised in White Rock with the arroyos as his playground. He Went to College at UNM, and graduated in Fine Arts with Honors in 2006. He has traveled much and live painted at many festivals in the southwest. Currently he is working on an off grid Artists Retreat Center in Jemez, NM on twenty acres. He resides back in Albuquerque with his three year old daughter, Artemis Hope. 

“Life is Full of Inspiration”

As an artist I am constantly moving in and out of fluctuating and reverberating patterns, layers, and hidden multiple images. I wish to capture the beauty and elegance within this alchemical dance of form, stimulated by the natural world and the figure. Infused in my studies is the appreciation for the diversity of visual languages deeply inspired by the old masters, my fellow visionary artists, and my art degree journey. I am drawn to the organic forms in nature and anatomy; and the soft subtle curves found in golden ratio proportions and sacred geometry. My artwork aims for a mystical experience that mends a breach with spirit and inner visions, distilling my integrative philosophical conceptions. To strike the heart of what I do, I find beauty in the mythical figurative; and finding meaningful ways to condense transcendental glimpses into crystallized theophanies, with undulating waves of light, color, and form. My artwork is a therapeutic practice for my soul, and I find creativity essential for well-being. 

October 1st-November 1st, 2020

Nancy is a photographer and dimensional artist. A photo tells a story, but by adding items that support that image, it elevates the piece making a more powerful statement. She may use items from nature like rocks, adobe, fur, wood, or feathers. Fabric, dyes, paints, screen, or hand cast paper may also be used. It all depends on what will embellish the piece and enhance the story. 

August 1st-September 31st, 2020

Santa Fe-based world traveler, Michael Garfield, is our featured artist of the month, displaying the works from live paintings he completed in past festivals and events. His experience as a scientific illustrator transfers onto canvas in a dance of left-right brain entanglement. His displayed pieces shift from modern to extinct and micro to macro creatures taking life in unpredictable settings, crafted with vibrant colors and accompanied by shapes, which flow like the breath. Each piece portrays movement through geometrical patterns, leaving the stories up to the viewer’s imagination, an inspiration for pre and post-floats.

Follow him on Instagram @michaelgarfield