Sylvia Ortiz Domney

The Orientals by Sylvia Ortiz Domney

"The Orientals" pastel by Sylvia Ortiz Domney


Sylvia Ortiz Domney is a dancer turned artist, who after 25 years in the dance began to study art. Ms. Domney’s work is founded on the high-impact graphics of ancient and primitive and the spontaneity of the rich folk art traditions.
Ms. Ortiz Domney has received many awards at Hispanic Fine Art Exhibitions from 1996-1999 and 2001 and 2002 for her pastel paintings. She received the Award of Excellence in 2004 and 2007. In 2008, Governor Bill Richardson purchased her photograph. In 2009, Ms. Domney received “Best Of Show” and First Place for her work in pastel painting and First Place for sculpture.
Her work has been juried into The Contemporary Hispanic Market (part of the Santa Fe Spanish Markets), the New Mexico Arts & Crafts Fair, Pastel Society of New Mexico National Exhibition, “The Nude” in Lexington, Kentucky and many other exhibitions in New Mexico.
Ms. Ortiz Domney was curator for “Through The Looking Glass… alternative pastels” during The International Pastel Convention in Albuquerque in 2000. She curated “The Experience Project” with Albuquerque electronic music composer Ed de Buvitz. She is a former president of the Albuquerque Art Business Association, and has served as President and Vice President of the Digital Art Society of New Mexico. Ms. Ortiz Domney has worked with Trevor Greenwood, Academy Award winner for Short Films, on his documentary film about the Manzanar Internment Camp and worked at the Charles and Ray Eames design studios along with her husband Bill Tondreau.

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