About Us!

Genuine Southwest Art & Gifts is owned and operated by two local female artists:

Charlene Kalbfell (Natural Stone Jewelry) and Val Isenhower (Photographer).


We opened the store September 7, 2013 with 1000 sq. ft. and 9 artists.

February 1, 2015 we expanded into the space next door. We now have 1500 sq. ft. and 32 local artists.


We invite you to watch the videos below to learn more about us and to see the store.  

One is a virtual tour and the other is an interview with Val, Charlene & several artists.  

We have videos on some individual artists.  Visit their category in the on-line store

to see the videos.


Our mission is to:

  • offer high quality, southwestern style art and gifts to tourists and locals alike
  • create a store that reflects the feel and culture of the southwest as well as a being a welcoming environment where our customers can picture the art in their own homes
  • provide a store and gallery environment in which local artists can showcase their work.

The artists we have chosen to represent are among the most talented artists in New Mexico

They bring good energy into Genuine Southwest Art & Gifts. 


Stop in to visit us, experience the "warm" and friendly shopping environment and

the beautiful pieces we have to sell.  We trust you will find the perfect item for your home

or a wonderful item to give friends & family!  

By the way -- we are pet friendly!

We are members of the Old Town Merchants Association, Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau and advertise in the Collector's Guide.