Dr. J. Mark Sublette Biography

Dr. J. Mark Sublette Biography

 

Dr. Mark Sublette, Photographed by Dan Budnik

Dr. Mark Sublette, Photographed by Dan Budnik

 

Dr. J. Mark Sublette, a former physician, is the founder of Medicine Man Gallery. He is the author of numerous catalogs on Native American subjects and is an authority on the artwork of Maynard Dixon. Sublette is a contributor for Western Art Collector and Canyon Road Arts. He is also the author of the Charles Bloom Murder Mystery series. The first book in the series is Paint by Numbers, his second book, Kayenta Crossing, his third book Hidden Canyon, his fourth in the series is Stone Men, and his fifth The Butterfly Twins. His latest novel is the sixth book in the Charles Bloom Murder Mystery Series, Indian School Days, comes out May 2018. Between the White Lines is Mark Sublette's stand-alone murder mystery focused around a Thomas Moran painiting. The photographs featured in his novels are his other love, which he shares on his website at www.marksublette.com.

Medicine Man 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 and 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 Maynard Dixon.

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 artists and sculptors are represented. Works range from the ethereal realism of Peter Nisbet paintings to the cubist works of Ed Mell 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 / Radio / Publication Interviews:

  • Native American Art Magazine, Mark Sublette - Market Chat, Santa Fe Indian Market 2018
  • Albuquerque Journal, “Objects of Art: Maynard Dixon” August 2018
  • New Mexico PBS ¡Colores!: Maynard Dixon, New Mexico Centennial, August 2018
  • Native American Art magazine, August 2018, "Innovative Arts"
  • Western Art Collector Magazine, August 2018, "Art Dealer Diaries: On the Air"
  • Rewire Media - How to Buy Original Art on an Entry-Level Budget, April 2018
  • Radio Podcast - Big Blend Radio Show, February 2, 2018 https://youtu.be/c8fwAdO813E
  • Native American Art magazine, December 2017/January 2018, “Eternally Blooming”
  • Native American Art magazine, December 2017/January 2018, “Makers of Silver”
  • Radio Podcast - The Richard Eeds Show, August 8, 2017, SantaFe.com, “John Morris and Mark Sublette on Objects of Art Show
  • New Mexico PBS ¡Colores!: Homage to the Square, August 2017
  • Art Expert on Strange Inheritance “Desert Treasure”, April 6, 2017
  • KRQE News Interview August 8, 2016, Garry Shandlings art collection
  • Albuquerque Journal, August 9, 2016 “Garry Shandling Collection Highlights Art Santa Fe Show”
  • WhereTraveler.com, 2016 Navajo Weavings
  • Forbes Life, June 24, 2013, "From Navajo Blankets to Yokuts Baskets, American Tribal Art Reaches New Heights at Auction, includes a quote by Dr. Mark Sublette.
  • 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
  • Maynard Dixon 1875-1946, Friends of Indian Art, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture Santa Fe Thursday, July 21st, 2011 Coordinators Lynda Shoemaker and Bob Reddington
  • Museum of the Red River, Idabell Oklahoma May 2011 Keynote Speaker: How to Collect
  • Bill Buckmaster Show KJLL AM Art Commentator 2011
  • Cosmo Space of America Co. Ltd New York, NY “Sekai Mizu Kiko” Santa Fe December 2010 Featured on The Japanese Travel Channel
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Arizona Illustrated, KUAT-TV (PBS) and KOLD 13 (CBS), March 2004, Subject: Artists of the Grand Canyon
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Arizona Daily Star, Profile of an Art Dealer, February 25, 2001
  • Architectural Digest , Medicine Man Gallery, Mark Sublette, July issue, 2001
  • 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
  • “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
  • 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
  • “Lifestyle Profile”, Tucson Lifestyle, 1997
  • Arizona Illustrated, KUAT-TV (PBS), November 1996; Maynard Dixon Selected Publications
  • “Business Close-Up”, Tucson Lifestyle, April 1995

 

Features About or Written By Mark Sublette:

  • "Objects of Art Continues to Grow - Maynard Dixon & George Nakashima" Antiques and the Arts, September 2018
  • “Things We Love – Indian School Days” Western Art & Architecture Magazine, September 2018
  • "Woven Legacies: Native American Baskets"  Auction Central News, March 2018
  • “Deciphering Katsina: How to Identify Vintage Katsina Dolls” by Mark Sublette, Native American Art magazine, February / March 2018
  • “Unexpected Riches in an Unexpected Place” Medium.com, January 2018
  • “Calling Coast to Coast” Gallery featured in Western Art Collector, December 2017
  • “Paint by Numbers: A Charles Bloom Murder Mystery” by Mark Sublette available on Audible 2017
  • “Traveling by Cloth: Beautiful Textiles From Around the World, Where Traveler, by Jamie Lowe, 2016
  • "The History of Maria Martinez Pottery, August/September 2016 Native American Art magazine
  • "Navajo Chief's Blankets" August 2016 Western Art Collector magazine
  • "Under the Rainbow: Navajo Germantown Weavings", June/July 2016 Native American Art magazine
  • "New Mexico Artistry" July 2016, Western Art Collector magazine
  • Suite of the Charles Bloom Murder Mystery series featured in Native Peoples magazine, May/June 2016 to include, “Paint by Numbers,” “Kayenta Crossing,” “Hidden Canyon,” “Stone Men,” “The Butterfly Twins,” and “Between the White Lines”
  • Suite of the Charles Bloom Murder Mystery series featured in Western Art Collector, May 2016 to include, “Paint by Numbers,” “Kayenta Crossing,” “Hidden Canyon,” “Stone Men,” “The Butterfly Twins,” and “Between the White Lines”
  • “Between the White Lines” novel by Mark Sublette, National Museum of the American Indian, Fall 2015
  • “Between the White Lines” novel by Mark Sublette, Western Art Collector, August 2015
  • “Between the White Lines” novel by Mark Sublette, Southwest Art, August 2015
  • "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
  • "Stone Men" featured in Santa Fe New Mexican Pasatiempo, August 1, 2014
  • "Stone Men" featured in Santa Fean magazine, August 2014
  • "Stone Men" featured in Smithsonian National Magazine of the American Indian, Summer 2014
  • "Stone Men" featured in Southwest Art magazine, August 2014
  • "Stone Men" featured in Western Art Collector magazine, August 2014
  • "Stone Men" featured in Native Peoples Magazine, July 2014
  • "Hidden Canyon" featured in Smithsonian National Magazine of the American Indian, ,Winter 2013-14
  • “Hidden Canyon” featured in Western Art Collector, January 2014
  • "Hidden Canyon" featured in Western Art Collector, December 2013
  • "Hidden Canyon" featured in Native Peoples magazine, January/February 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
  • “Savvy Collectors appreciate Paint by Numbers” The Savvy Collector Blug, November 27, 2012
  • 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, National Museum of the American Indian, Fall 2012
  • “Paint by Numbers” novel by Mark Sublette, Canyon Road Arts, 2012-2013
  • “Paint by Numbers” novel by Mark Sublette, Pasatiempo, August 10, 2012
  • “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 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 to the present
  • 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

 

Other Recognitions:

  • Lecturer "Review of Western Holdings" Tucson Museum of Art May 2018
  • Presenter at University of Arizona Art Department Howard Post Alumni Award, January 2018
  • Presenter Navajo Textile Study Group, January 2018
  • Lecturer "Dixon's American West"  Bohemian Grove July 2017
  • Awards Juror and Symposium Speaker “American Women Artists” November 2017
  • "Homage to the Square: Navajo Masterpieces 1860-1950" Lecture and Exhibition by Mark Sublette, El Museo de Cultural, Santa Fe, NM, August 2017
  • "Navajo Weavings with Ceremonial Themes" by Rebecca and Jean-Paul Valette, Blurb by Mark Sublette, 2017
  • 2017 - Advisory Board of Art Collectors Foundation
  • Maynard Dixon "Beyond the Clouds" Lecture, February 9, 2017, Desert Caballeros Western Art Museum
  • 25th Anniversary Celebration, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, AZ, 2017
  • Maynard Dixon "American West" Lecture, December 7-8, 2016, Desert Caballeros Western Art Museum
  • April 2016 – Photograph “A Proud Life” exhibited Contemporary Art Society, Tucson Museum of Art, AZ
  • November 2015 - Presentation on Maynard Dixon at the Tucson Museum of Art
  • April 2015 - Lexture on Navajo weavings, Palm Springs Art Museum, CA
  • Winner of USA Today Caption Contest, November 2014
  • Photography published in Art of the West, March / April 2014 issue, pages 58 and 82, in an article on Glenn Dean and in an advertisement for Altamira Fine Art
  • Judge for Plein Air Salon, June 2013
  • Photograph "Nasazi View" by Mark Sublette is in the collection of the Tucson Museum of Art and the Booth Western Art Museum.
  • 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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Mark Sublette photo by Eddie Moore

 

Mark Sublette shown with his hand out above a pot. Photography by Eddie Moore. Published courtesy Metro and NM Albuquerque Journal, August 22, 2009