Cost:
Free
When: 2 – 4 pm
Where:  Móntez Gallery, 132 County Road 75, Truchas, NM (505)689-1082

Born and raised in Santa Fe to a father who was a santero (saint-maker), Rey was surrounded by saints at home, at the two churches that his family attended (the Santuario de Guadalupe and the Santuario de Chimayó), and in the homes of friends and family. In 1989 he opened the Móntez Gallery, specializing in contemporary and antique santos from New Mexico and around the world.  Móntez Gallery is recognized by awards of distinction for its authenticity, representation, and preservation of this specialized art form. The gallery has become known for credibility and reputation for quality religious art objects from New Mexico, Mexico and around-the-world. While in Santa Fe, Móntez Gallery was voted the "Best Hispanic Gallery in Santa Fe" by Santa Feans; Southwest Magazine listed us as an important reason to visit Santa Fe; Travel & Leisure magazine stated that we were the gallery to go to for Christmas shopping; all major travel guide books, such as Frommers and Fodor’s, list us as an important gallery to visit while in the Santa Fe area. National Geographic Travel has recommended us as have The Santa Fe New Mexican and Dot magazine. Since the gallery was moved to the historic “La Capilla,” a one-hundred-year-old church in Truchas, forty minutes north of Santa Fe on the High Road to Taos, all has continued within a paradise of a village and building.

What do Al Pacino, Ali McGraw, Barbara Anderson, Ben Kingsley, Billy Bob Thornton, Brian Denehy, Jane Fonda, Judge Reinhold, Laura Dern, Lauren Hutton, Marsha Mason, Robert Englund, Steve Martin, Tommy Lee Jones, and Wes Studi have in common? They have all shopped and made purchases at Móntez Gallery! Other shoppers include Jennifer Tilly, Madelyn Allbright, Naomi Judd and Peter Macnicol.

One celebrity that had his scouts purchase santos for his movie “Appaloosa” filmed close to Santa Fe, is Ed Harris. Since Móntez Gallery helped the movie with santos and period photographs, Mr. Harris gave Rey an autographed photograph thanking him "[for] all the great goodies for Appaloosa." Because he is a movie buff, Rey has on display autographed pictures of all celebrities who have made purchases at Móntez Gallery.