After 15 years in Centro, Magenta is closing

After 15 years in Centro, Magenta is closing

Dear Editor:

After 15 years in Centro, Magenta is closing its gallery space at Zacateros 26. 

We will continue to be available for consultations through our individual artists’ studios and look forward to a post-pandemic reopening at some future time. 

We celebrated a fabulous 2019 – the best in the gallery’s history – and then worked through the challenges of 2020, becoming one of the first galleries to be HealthFirst certified. However, as the year comes to a close, we have concluded that we can better and more safely serve our artists and clients by moving Magenta to an on-line only operation until the Covid-19 health risks are significantly reduced. 

Our six artists continue to create new works which we’ll feature on our website at and via social media. Consultations and commissions can be arranged with our artists directly. Contact information for each artist is available at the website. You may also email us at All our artists are full-time residents of San Miguel with local studios.

Patricia Miller, with Magenta since 2009, creates jewelry showcasing the precious and semiprecious stones of Mexico in contemporary settings of 925 sterling. 

Fran Schiavo joined Magenta in 2011. She paints abstract landscapes in encaustic and also offers wearable art: silk shawls featuring her photographs. 

Lola Pico began exhibiting with Magenta in 2016. Her multimedia paintings use sets of visual elements in abstracts of color, light, shadow, texture and lines. 

Steve Ellis, with Magenta since 2017, works in copper, creating sculptures that translate a range of forms and finishes into stylized human figures and conceptual pieces.

Cathy Taylor also joined Magenta in 2017. She creates vibrant alcohol ink paintings reflecting her love of nature and the textures, patterns, and colors found in the natural world. 

Fernando Pérez Vázquez was welcomed to Magenta this year. He creates assemblages of found pieces of wood and iron, clay and bronze, harmonized in their shapes, colors, and textures. 

The six of us want thank all our wonderful collectors, clients, and visitors for their support and look forward to once again establishing a welcoming new space in the future. 

The artists of Magenta: Steve Ellis, Patricia Miller, Fran Schiavo, Cathy Taylor, Lola Picó, Fernando Pérez Vázquez