Juanito Jiménez


Juanito was awarded his Masters degree in Education from the New Mexico Highlands University of Las Vegas, New Mexico in 1971 and teaches courses in Retablo Painting throughout New Mexico and United States. Juanito served as Curator of Southwest Devotional Folk Art at the A.R. Mitchell Museum in Trinidad, Colorado and lectured at the Trinidad Historical Society on Spanish Colonial Devotional Art.

With pieces in public Museums throughout New Mexico, Colorado and Washington D.C., Juanito's works are also held in private collections in the United States, Europe, South America, Mexico, Canada and Australia.


  • Albuquerque Museum of Fine Arts - One Space, Three Visions
  • New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts
  • New Mexico International Folk Art Museum - Tradicion de Orgullo II
  • Spanish Colonial Art Museum
  • Santuario de Guadalupe
  • Regis University
  • The Fechin Institute
  • The Hispanic Heritage Festival
  • Pope John Paul II Cultural Center, Washington D.C.
  • Spanish Colonial Arts Society - Spanish Market - since 1974
  • Matteucci Galleries Nedra, Santa Fe, NM
  • Spanish Colonial Art Museum, Santa Fe, NM
  • High Road Gallery, Truchas, NM

Permanent Collections

  • New Mexico International Folk Art Museum
  • Albuquerque Museum of Fine Arts
  • Millicent Rogers Museum
  • Santuario de Chimayo
  • El Rancho de los Golondrinas
  • Regis University Collection
  • Capillita de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
  • Museum of Spanish Colonial Art
  • Western Museum of Mining and Industry
  • Pope John Paul II Cultural Center
  • Catholic Charities, Tulsa, OK

Juanito's Studio

Juanito at work in his Tesuque, New Mexico studioNestled in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Tesuque, minutes from downtown Santa Fe, Juanito sequesters himself in his studio, walls arrayed with inspirational works from colleagues and luminaries alike.

Juanito speaks of his studio. "It's a kind of refuge, a sanctuary, a place of quietude.  I feel fortunate to have this space. Here I can watch the progression of the day, the sun rising behind me in the east and setting in front of me.  It reminds me of the progression of life."

"New Mexico is a kind of vortex of the faiths and spirits of old.  At times, looking out of the windows of my studio, I feel I can see the old ones, the Anasazi, as they go about their daily lives.  I sense their spirit and their attachment to the land. New Mexico is like a mistress. She empowers and energizes me as I move through my days."

Upcoming Events

Past Events


June 1, 2008

Panel Discussion between Russian Icon Painters and New Mexico Retablo Painters

Museum of International Folk Art

Support provided by the Open World Program of the Library of Congress, the Santa Fe Council on International Relations and the Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts.

Retablo Workshops

June 13, 2007

Arts Alive

Spanish Colonial Art Museum
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Part of the Arts Alive education series.

May 10-13, 2007

St. Bartholomew's Church

St. Bartholomew's Church
Atlanta, Georgia



April 15 - October 31, 2007

50 Years of Collecting

Spanish Colonial Art Museum
Santa Fe, New Mexico

April 14, 2006

Weekend Window to Santa Fe - Good Morning America

La Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Juanito interviewed on life and inspiration around Santa Fe, New Mexico on feature piece from ABC's Good Morning America

Contact Juanito

email ~ juanito@juanitojimenez.com


telephone ~ 505-982-1418


address ~

PO Box 403

Santa Fe, NM 87504

United States


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