J Mark Sublette
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J Mark Sublette

Dr. Mark Sublette, born in a small town in eastern New Mexico, grew up purchasing Indian art the way some kids collect baseball cards. He doesn't have to think for longer than a heartbeat what fueled his passion for Native American art. "The people. I always used to go to Santa Fe, up into the square and the pueblos to buy from the artists. That's what really gave me the love for it, being around and seeing how things are done".

Sublette's parents, both retired research scientists, were collectors as well and they encouraged his interest. Mark went to medical school in Missouri only to return home to buy Indian art because he was homesick for it. After a four-year hitch as a Navy Doctor working with the Marine Corps, during which he ran a sports medicine clinic, he came to the University of Arizona to finish his residency. When an opportunity came to work with professional athletes like the Phoenix Suns, he made the choice to instead pursue his passion for Indian art

Mark retains his medical license but the gallery leaves no time to practice medicine. Since the original Tucson Gallery opened, it has expanded from under 2000 sq. ft to over 12,000 sq. ft, featuring a museum and outdoor sculpture garden. A second location in Santa Fe has joined Medicine Man Gallery located at 602A Canyon Road.

The gallery has grown in content as well as space. Once known only for antique and Native American art, it now houses the finest in Early American & Western paintings. Along the way Mark has made the life work of western illustrator and artist Maynard Dixon a specialty. One room in the gallery is dedicated to works by Dixon. Maynard Dixon's son John has generously loaned photographs, poetry and books from his private collection.

He also collects works of the Taos Society of Artists. Contemporary Fine art & sculpture have also been added. The works of over 30 well-known contemporary artist and sculptors are represented. Works range from the ethereal realism of Peter Nisbet paintings to the western sculpture and paintings of the Cowboy Artists of America.

Mark's involvement in the arts is all encompassing. He buys, sells and researches. A constant student of the many areas he delves into, he is happy to pass along the knowledge, the delight in sharing his passion is evident as he speaks.


Selected Television Interviews:

Arizona Illustrated, KUAT -TV (PBS) Geronimo Remembered, February 2009
Zara Larsen Show, Circles of Change, From Dr. To Art Dealer, AM 1330, February 5,2009
Arizona Illustrated, A Place of Refuge, Maynard Dixon's Arizona TMA, October 2008
CNN, Art Dealer and Osteoarthritis, May 2007 New York
Documentary Maynard Dixon, Jane McKay, Premiere at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, May 2007
Documentary, Maynard Dixon To the Desert Again, PBS KUED 2006 / 2007
National Television series in production, host Dr. J. Mark Sublette, 2007
The Randee Garsee Show, Tucson Arizona, 2007
Arizona Illustrated, KUAT-TV (PBS) and KOLD 13 (CBS), March 2004, Subject: Artists of the Grand Canyon
KOLD(CBS), Channel 13, Morning Business Report, February 2003, Two Episodes
Arizona Illustrated, KUAT-TV (PBS) and KOLD 13(CBS), November 2002, subject: Ed Mell Desert Flora
Arizona Illustrated, KUAT-TV (PBS) and KOLD 13 (CBS) December 2002, Subject: Weavings of the Dineh
Arizona Illustrated, KUAT-TV (PBS) February 2002, Subject: The Museum of the West
Arizona Illustrated, KUAT-TV (PBS) and KOLD 13 (CBS) Michael Blake, The Holy Road (sequel to Dances with Wolves)
Arizona Illustrated, KUAT-TV (PBS), January 2002, Commentary Antique Road Show Tucson Episode, Chiefs Blankets
Discovery Channel, Arthritis, Voice Commentary, 2002
KOLD, (CBS), Channel 13, February 2001, Morning Business Report
Lynette Jennings, Design, Discovery Channel, September 2000; Antique Native American basketry
KOLD, (CBS), November 1999, Antique Indian art and western paintings
Arizona Illustrated, KUAT-TV (PBS), November 1998; Maynard Dixon
Radio broadcast (live interview), August 1998; Maria Martinez pottery
Arizona Illustrated, KUAT-TV (PBS), November 1997; Contemporary Western art
Arizona Illustrated, KUAT-TV (PBS), November 1996; Maynard Dixon Selected Publications

Features About or Written By Mark Sublette
"Family Affair" article by Mark Sublette in Western Art Collector, August 2014
"Simplicity of Design" article by Mark Sublette in Western Art Collector, July 2014
"Kayenta Crossing" novel by Mark Sublette featured in Santa Fean, August-September 2013
"Kayenta Crossing" novel by Mark Sublette featured in Western Art Collector, May 2013
ABQJournal Online, August 12, 2012, "Book follows Natives' place in the Market"
InVogue, September/October 2012, Custom Furniture
"Paint by Numbers" novel by Mark Sublette featured on CowboysIndians.com, July-August 2012
"Paint by Numbers" novel by Mark Sublette featured in Western Art Collector magazine, August 2012
"Paint by Numbers" novel by Mark Sublette featured in Western Art and Architecture magazine, August/September 2012
"Paint by Numbers" novel by Mark Sublette featured in Southwest Art magazine, August 2012
"Paint by Numbers" novel by Mark Sublette featured in Southwest Art magazine, July 2012
"Shadows and Light: Josh Elliott paints with a unique sense of each landscape he tackles" by Michele Corriel, Big Sky Journal, ARTS 2012
"Exuberance of Spirit: Louisa McElwain matches her expressive style to the rhythms of the western land and sky" by Gussie Fauntleroy, Western Art and Architecture magazine, June/July 2012
"Historic Roots: Historic Native American art illustrates how the past is seamlessly woven into the present" written by Dr. Mark Sublette, Western Art Collector, February 2012
Western Art and Architecture "Redefining What's Real: Artist Ed Mell captures Southwestern features in a way that has become as iconic as the landscapes themselves" February/March 2012
Western Art Collector "Toadlena: A Trading Post Visited" November 2011
Hand Eye Magazine, "Chiefs Blankets of the Navajo" Winter 2011
Southwest Art Magazine "Magnificent Obsession" October 2011
Vogue.com, "Go Straight to the Source: Shop American Classics inspired by the Fall Collections" by Chioma Nnadi, 2011
Western Art Collector, ArtUFind, June 2011
Arizona Daily Star, View, Purchase Rare Navajo Blankets, May 12, 2011
Southwest Art, 40 Prominent People, May 2011
Western Art Collector, Ed Mell: A Western Original, February 2010
Art and Antiques, Land of Enchantment, Summer 2009
Cowboys and Indians, Navajo Saddle Blankets, online and magazine feature, 2009
Western Art Collector, At the Crossroads, August 2009
Western Art Collector, Making History, July 2009
Western Art Collector: Historic Trading Posts of the West, March 2009
Western Art Collector: Mark Sublette Interview Geronimo Remembered, February 2009
Tucson Lifestyle, Geronimo Remembered: Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, February 2009
Luxe Magazine Volume 1 Issue II, Interview Dr Mark Sublette: Style Makers, p 119
Maynard Dixon Nvorczk, Modernist Paintings 1917-1934 Book, October 2008
Western Art Collector, Maynard Dixon's Nvorczk: The Other Side of Dixon, October 2008
Cowboys and Indians, September 2008, Collectors Guide on Kachina Dolls
Western Art Collector, July 2008 Native American Jewelry: How to Collect
Western Art Collector, Aug 2008 Native American Jewelry Part II: Starting your
Collection
Tucson Guide Tucson's Western Art Galleries and Museums Fall issue, September - November 2008
Canyon Road Arts: The Complete Visitor's Guide to Arts, Dining, and Santa Fe Lifestyle, 2005, 2006, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010
Arizona Daily Star, It Can Be Done, Blending Art Genres, Sunday May 4, 2008
Western Art & Architecture, Perspective Maynard Dixon, Spring / Summer 2008 Vol. 2 / No. 2
Western Art Collector, How to Collect Navajo Textiles Part Two, March 2008
Western Art Collector, How to Collect Navajo Textiles Part One, February 2008
Western Interior Design, Navajo Textile Gallery Feature, August / September 2007 p.154
Phoenix Home and Garden: Navajo Textiles, July 2007
New Mexico Magazine, July 2007, Feature Article Spanish Market
Cowboys & Indians Magazine: How to Collect Navajo Textiles, June 2007 pp 86-87
Maynard Dixon's New Mexico, 1875-1946: Canyon Road Arts; 2007
Arizona: A Millenium of Art, March 2007
Maynard Dixon's Thirties: Canyon Road Arts; 2006
Maynard Dixon, 1875-1946: Canyon Road Arts; Visitors Guide to: Arts, Dining, and the Santa Fe Lifestyle, 2005
Glenn Dean: The Vanishing West Catalog, November 2004
Ed Mell, Desert Flora, published by Medicine Man Gallery, Inc. 2002
Shades of Gray: The Drawings of Maynard Dixon; 2001,Online Catalog
The Weaver's Canvas: An Exhibit of Historic Navajo Landscape Textiles; published by Medicine Man Gallery, Inc., 1999
Mesas, Mountains, and Man: The Western Vision of Maynard Dixon; published by Medicine Man Gallery, 1998
Weavings for the Children: An Exhibit of Early Navajo Child and Adolescent Wearing Blankets; published by Medicine Man Gallery, Inc., 1998
"Wellness Programs: An Untapped Resource?" JOM 5:51-53, 1991

Interviews Mark Sublette:

Antique Trader, September 8, 2010, Apache Baskets: Collector strive to preserve a 'dying art'
Consulting on Art Purchases Makes Sense by Gillian Drummond, Arizona Daily Star, April 2010
Capturing a Bygone Era: California artist Dennis Ziemienski paints images of earlier times by Bonnie Gangelhoff, Southwest Art, April 2010
Where Guestbook Tucson, 2009-2010, Native Art, Kimberly Hundley
Western Art and Architecture, Winter / Spring 2008, The Lens of History,
Audrey Hall Page 122
Speaker 100th Anniversary Tucson Railroad Depot Dedication, December 2007
Emily Drabanski, Hello New Mexico Radio Show, July 5, 2007
Patricia Gallinek, photojournalist Global Heathcare, May 2007
Oakland Museum of Art - Maynard Dixon, February 2005
Tucson Guide Quarterly, Tohono O'odam Basketry, November 2004
Minneapolis Institute of Art, November 2004
Western Interior Design, Wolf Schneider, April 2004
Latin American Art Patrons, April 2004
Art Talk, Spotlight, February 2004
Southwest Art Magazine, Collecting Native Art, February / March 2004
Arizona Biltmore 75th Anniversary Maynard Dixon Show, Lecture & National Advertising Campaign, November 2003
Hi Culture & Lifestyle Magazine, Washington, DC, 2003
Sunset Magazine, Art in Arizona, 2003
Santa Fean Magazine, Profile Mark Sublette, June 2003
Western Interiors and Design Magazine, Premier Issue /Gallery Profile, May 2003
Desert Leaf, Profile of an Art Dealer, February 2003
New Mexico Magazine, 2003, Art Dealer Profile
Natural Heath, Magazine, October 2002, Arthritis
Tucson Guide Quarterly, Vol. 20, Number 4, 2002, Profile Mark Sublette Art Dealer
New Mexico Business Journal, August 2002, Great American Turquoise Makes a Big Comeback
Tucson Lifestyle Magazine, 2002, Business Close-up
Southwest Art Magazine, Art Update, May 2002
Cowboys and Indians Magazine, Art Update, June 2002
Arizona Daily Star, Profile of an Art Dealer, February 25, 2001
Architectural Digest , Medicine Man Gallery, Mark Sublette, July issue, 2001
"Remembering Maynard Dixon", Southwest Art, October 1999
"Successful gallery owner grew up in Portales", Portales News-Tribune, August 1999
Art Talk, Profile J. Mark Sublette, 1999
"Lifestyle Profile", Tucson Lifestyle, 1997
"Business Close-Up", Tucson Lifestyle, April 1995


Other Recognitions
Bill Buckmaster Show, Arts and Culture Reporter, KVOI AM 1030 Tucson, 2011 to present
Judge, SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market, August 21-22, 2009
Judge, Grand Canyon: Celebration of Art, September 14-19, 2009

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