LOCAL ART IS THE PULSE CHECK OF OUR COMMUNITY.
We support local artists and are happy to show vibrant work at our cafes for the viewing pleasure of our employees and customers.
Our shows generally last for three months. To submit your work for consideration:
Your Artist Statement will be placed on the wall at the location with your work. Therefore, it should be a short paragraph, including your inspiration, medium and anything else that may be of interest to the viewer. Before we schedule an install, this statement must be finalized – print ready and professionally proofread.
We currently show work at: Flying Star Cafe – Nob Hill, JuanTabo, Downtown & Bernalillo. Satellite Coffee – Alameda, Montgomery, & Harvard.
Our Local Artist Partners
We reserve the right to choose work based only on our taste and preferences. Content of art must be family-friendly. Once your work is selected, our consultant will contact you to make arrangements.
Our artwork consultant, Jory Vander Galien, received his BFA-Studio Art/Photography from the University of New Mexico with high honors. He is an award winning photographer with a passion for landscapes. Jory enjoys the simpler things in life, such as coffee, the great outdoors, music and the visual art of storytelling.
We do not sell artwork displayed in our cafes nor do we ask for a commission. All sales transactions are to be handled through the artist and purchaser.
Local Art Installation
Artists must bring the pieces ready to hang; framed and wired including any preparation that is necessary. Pieces must hang securely so please bring them properly prepared. Artists also provide copies of any artist information to make available to our customers and labels that include title, artist name, contact information, and price. A representative of Flying Star/Satellite accompanies artists to hang selected pieces. Shows rotate every three months. We cannot be responsible for theft or damage while art is on display. Artists are responsible for removing their work.
Being of Mexican-American descent, Regina Guerrero is inspired by the urban environments of both Mexico and the United States. Her current work involves a process of layering and sanding to create abstract urban landscapes. Ms. Guerrero’s work is a personal reflection on the collective subconscious. Her use of vibrant color is bold and daring while her brush stroke reveals a nakedness that is without shame or pride.
My photography is most influenced by where I am and the people around me. I aim to create carefree photographs that have a nostalgic feel. My hope is that when people view my photos they feel how I felt when I was taking the picture. I am most inspired by vintage clothing, cameras, and Volkswagen’s. My biggest inspirations are Laura Sciacovelli, Leigh Ellexson, Herb Ritts, Olivia Bee, and Cari Ann Wayman.
My work is inspired by the subconscious and the separation of the dream-state and waking life. I have always had very vivid complicated dreams and I have become fascinated by the ability of my mind to remember the real moments of my life as well as it could the dreams that I have had. If ever there were a time in which I had to divide what might have been real in childhood from what was simply a very intense dream I probably would not be able to differentiate.
My passion has always been for my art, but being a husband and father, making a living took up most of my time. I received degrees in fine arts at Nassau Community College and Adelphi University, and I am continuing my art education at UNM. Now that I am retired I can devote my time to my art and community service.
If all species of flowering plants on earth were lined up, every fourth one would be an orchid, a legume, or a sunflower. My name, meaning ‘daisy’ in Spanish, ties me to the sunflower family. Maybe that’s why wildflowers hold such an appeal.
As an English teacher, I try to guide students beyond the surface of literature to the deeper layer of meaning inherent in each text. I approach my hobby of photography the same way, seeking out the unique heart of each flower by exploring the various elements that make up the plant (stalk, sepals, petals, stamen, anthers, stigma) along with texture, color contrast, juxtaposition with natural environments and symbiotic relationships with insects.
I’m self-taught and for 15 years used an ancient Nikon CoolPix that saw me up and down mountains, over snow fields and across oceans, moors and deserts, before it finally gave up the ghost. My new camera has more bells and whistles, but the dinosaur was the one that taught me patience and the need to get up close, to see through the eyes of ants and bees as they traverse glistening foliage on their way to the pollen buffet. Through my photographs, you are invited to join them.