Metal Artist,
Singer Songwriter,
The Dinosaur Lady


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Connie Burkhart Gallery - The Dome in Abiquiu

Los Silvestres

21557 HWY 84 New Mexico

About The Artist



A metal design artist, singer-songwriter, musician, mother,  educator in earth sciences and a true renaissance woman!

Living in canyon country where the ancient ones once walked has been a desire of hers for decades and in 2016 with her move from Lyons, CO to  Abiquiu, NM, her dream became a reality. Her studio and home sit nestled  near the cliffs in the Chama River valley surrounded by red rock mesas,  archaeological sites and the amazing geology at the edge of the  Colorado plateau. Her gallery has found a home in her unique adobe Dome  on HWY 84.

Just  a few miles away is Ghost Ranch, where she began her adventures in the  art of burning metal during an Art Welding workshop she took. Ghost  Ranch offered Connie a space to indulge in this art form as well as  ‘excavate’ her love of music, songwriting and hunting for fossils. She  is an instructor at the ranch sharing her metal art and love of the high  desert. 

One  little known fact about Connie is that she grew up in the Hollywood  scene, appearing on several shows including American Bandstand. Her  close friendship with Marie Osmond allowed her to have many experiences  of unbelievable measure. However, when Connie went on her first  archaeology field trip in college, her life changed drastically as she  watched the sun setting over the slick rock canyon country for the first  time. The wilderness became her inspiration for living life to its  fullest, writing songs from the heart, digging in the earth for ancient  treasures and creating designs that are grounded in her soul.

With  all the good things life sent her way there has also been tragedy.  Regarding love she states, "Loss has been a part of my journey, but with  it came a love for which I can only be grateful". Her passion and  determination to recognize heartache and celebrate life's gifts  translates into every aspect of her life. She and her four children  share the love of the arts, their best times being spent together around  a campfire with guitars and the clear New Mexico night sky.

Connie's  love of the Southwest flows through all of her work including the  images she produces with metal, the lyrics of her songs and the stories  she tells of hunting dinosaur bones. Her ability to celebrate her love  of art and science blends her varied interests to her businesses - a  metal arts division, performance/CD division and the paleontology  education division, where she is widely known as The Dinosaur Lady now exclusively working as a museum education/tour associate at Ghost Ranch.

For  Connie, creative inspiration comes from many things, whether it be  finding a treasure in a pile of scrap metal, exploring the land,  watching the sunset as it washes the land in warm light or finding a  sunflower that grows in the sand.

Enjoy updates and news regarding Connie Burkhart's gallery, workshops, performances and metal designs here!

Contact Info: 505.484.9887  ~ RDRCKWMN@MSN.COM

PO BOX 1459 Abiquiu, NM 87510

Spirit Journey


Pendants ~ Mixed metals