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Artist's Home with a Bonsai Garden

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Three-Day Sale
Friday, March 8, 9 am–2 pm
March 9, 9 am–2 pm 
March 10, 9 am–2 pm (50% off!*)

Note: All our sale days now end at 2 pm.

Influenced by a Japanese aesthetic, this north campus haven (Indian School Road and Girard Blvd NE) houses bonsai pots, local artist's pieces, hundreds of ceramics, block prints depicting Kyoto and the American Southwest, Korean reproduction, and mid-century modern furniture. The property has a large artist's studio with screen printing supplies, canvas frames, Japanese printed paper, and picture frames. 


About the Artist

The homeowner, C. Gardner, was born in Richmond, Virginia, and was active in high school arts and stage design at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Theater. She earned her BA in Anthropology from the University of Denver in 1961. In 1963, she and her husband Melvin moved to the Navajo Reservation until  1975 when the Gardners moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Largely self-taught, Connie studied oil painting briefly with Palo Alto artists Miller McDaniel and Richard Bowman, pastel portraits with Ben Konis, and watercolor with José Sanchez. Studying art in the summer of 1980 at La Romita School of Art in Terni, Italy added Italian subjects to the Southwest themes.

She was a Master Bonsai artist honored by the Albuquerque Bonsai Club for her years of educating and first in category at the annual Mother's Day bonsai event.

Although our prices are always fair, we will try to honor this family's estate with a profitable sale.

Items for sale—

Unique and Unusual
Hand-built and wheel-thrown ceramics
Block prints from local and Japanese artists
Art supplies, frames, paper, screen printing
Large printing press
Bonsai pots, rocks, accessories
African masks
Vintage soy sauce barrel

Andrew Wyeth Four Seasons 12 Reproductions
Atlanta Stove Works coal (or wood) burning stove
Cow/horse skull (you decide!)
Vintage jugs
Vintage stove top toaster
Oil lamp
Teacher's bell
Burger patty press
Wedding dress (extra small)


Japanese woodblock pieces
New Mexican wood, linoleum, and screen-printed art
Southwestern landscape prints by C. Gardner
"Two Cabins, Independence," by Mary Sweet


Asian-influenced chairs, chests, dressers, trunks
Bamboo coffee tables
Mid-century furniture pieces
Steam-punk coffee table
Like-new Korean reproduction furniture
Tansu chests
Rolltop desk
Director's chairs (excellent condition)
Simple desk
Large drafting table
Wood island/caddy on casters
Bar stools—wicker and pleather
Vintage 80s round white table
wicker dining chairs
Wood chairs and rockers
Wicker drawers, nightstand, trunk
Cute vintage sofa with great lines

Cash and Credit Cards (MasterCard/Visa) are accepted. Street parking is limited. Please observe the neighborhood signs and be courteous toward the residents.

Home Decor
Gold, gray, and charcoal Native American rug
Many items with an Asian influence
Vintage dishes, serving vessels
Mid-century modern tension light
Staging shelves
Serving trays
Glass plates for display
Large Raku urn/vase
Vintage Old Town screen printed greeting cards
C. Gardner screen printed bookmark sets
Small animal figurines
Russian nesting cats
Oyster shells
Wicker woven baskets
Japanese fish wind sock
Wall-mounted waterfall
Japanese obis (3)
Japanese ink block set


KLH turntable
Cassette player
Calculator with a paper trail
CDs (mostly classical)


Modern desk lamps
HP OfficeJet printer
Paper shredder

Drafting table

Rolltop desk

Households & Kitchen

Japanese tea, noodles, and serving bowls

Japanese tea cups, teapots, serving trays

Wheel-thrown tea cups, mugs, bowls, vases

Drinking glasses, various colors

Vintage wood bowls

White dishes, plain and scalloped edges

Blue and White Japanese dishes

Modern punch bowl, ladle

Black and white Mexican plates

Cast iron cooking utensils

Green glass wine chilling carafe 

* Blue Raven Estate Sales and our clients reserve the right to remove items from the 50% off discounts.

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