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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