Clementine Ponce


"When you are young, others paint pictures for you; but the wonderful thing about the canvas is that each one of us has the ability to paint over the old pictures. There is no limit to the changes we can make or the help we can ask for to make the canvas beautiful—a picture of our life."

– Clementine Ponce, Artist
honored May 2002

Santa Fe Living Treasures:

An all-volunteer organization that honors elders who have generously served our community with kind hearts and good deeds. Their oral histories and photographs are at the Fray Angelico Chavez History Library, Santa Fe, NM. Read our Elder Quotes and Elder Stories. Read articles in the Press section. Nominate a Living Treasure. Learn how to Start a Living Treasures Program.