Roldan-de-Moras, Gladys

Gladys Roldan-de-Moras
Born 1963 in Monterrey, Mexico; lives in San Antonio, Texas

INTERNATIONAL award-winning artist Gladys Roldan-de-Moras is known for her paintings that, in a unique style, portray vivid Spanish traditions, including courageous, gallant Mexican escaramuzas daringly riding horses side saddle in a vivid rodeo-style festival, romantic Flamenco señoritas clad in vibrant, exuberant, Andalusian dresses that appear to playfully flap in the wind, and old-fashioned, delicate damsels in intimate, exquisite poses. Having lived in San Antonio for over thirty years, she finds great inspiration in representing her love of the Spanish culture that was passed down by her maternal grandfather, a proud lifelong charro who decades ago helped promote Charreria as the official national sport in Mexico.

Roldan-de-Moras’s lustrous work – always lively and dramatic – has landed in many important private and public permanent collections. At the national and international levels, her romantic art has been published in Fine Art Connoisseur, Art of the West, Southwest Art Magazine, American Western Art Collector, Western Art and Architecture, Architectural Digest European Edition, and many more.

Notable Awards and Achievements
2021 Sam Houston Award for Best Painting at the 2021 Night of Artists at the Briscoe Western Art Museum
2018 Grand Prize- Best in Show American Women Artists “Full Sun- American Women Artists Illuminate the Haggin Museum”
2017 Briscoe Western Art Museum, Night of Artists, David Crockett Award for Artists’ Choice
2016 Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Cowgirl Up!, Museum Purchase Award and Director’s Choice New Artist Award
2015 Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Artists’ Choice Award
2013 American Impressionist Society, Annual Member Show & National Juried Competition, Award of Merit
2013 RayMar Art, Fine Art Painting Competition, Finalist
2013 American Women Artists, National Juried Show and Competition, Award of Merit
2013 American Women Artists, Online Juried Show, Award of Merit
2013 American Impressionist Society, Annual Member Show & National Juried Competition, Best of Show

American Impressionist Society, Master Signature Member
American Women Artists, Master Signature Member
Oil Painters of America

Selected Publications
Architectural Digest, European Edition
Art Business News
El Dictamen de Veracruz
La Voz Latina
San Antonio Express-News
Southwest Art
Western American Literature
Western Art & Architecture
Western Art Collector

Gallery Representation
InSight Gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas
Settlers West Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
McLarry Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

Museum Info

Monday – Saturday:
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Noon – 5 p.m.

500 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

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June 17 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm