Cellar Door has been very fortunate to receive some mentions in the local press. Click below to see what everyone's saying about our store and events. 


April 14, 2011
Article by Chiquita Pascal

"Like a mad scientist, Naman was soon adding all manner of strangeness to his repertoire: shrunken bodies, distorted features, disfigurement and textures of decay as seen through the lens of an ancient daguerreotype camera."

Underground Guide to Alburquerque

Summer 2011
Article by Mike Smith

"Cellar Door feels like the part of Will Wonka's 
                                                     factory in which the kids were never allowed. "

UNM's Daily Lobo

November 18, 2010
Article by Alexandra Swanberg 

"Some of her creepy collections include fetus candles and insect-infused jewelry. She said small business inspires creativity and provides space for local artists who are professional and dark, but not vile." 

September 1, 2011
Article by Aleandra Swanberg

"Salazar said many viewers have failed to grasp that to look at the world through children’s eyes gives adults the perspective they need in order to spur positive change, and ultimately, create a better world."

November 4, 2010
Article by John Bear

"When I walked into Cellar Door for the first time, I was struck by the vibe. The art is equal parts early Tool video, animated sci-fi movie Heavy Metal and Tim Burton." 

Local IQ

September 1, 2011
Article by Jesse Cherne

"The various settings and issues depicted in her work include natural disasters, holocausts, oil spills, gender bias and discrimination. The intensity of her theme is balanced by the innocent emotion in the faces of the children she paints."

CNM Chronicle

"A notable style technique of Johnson is her attention to detail in her painted fig ures and the organic lines she uses to create their twisted and disfigured bodies. Their faces are deformed and limbs are missing or amputated due to deformities caused by the after effects of uranium munitions.

Albuquerque Journal 

October 18, 2010
Article by Rivkela Brodsky

"You might not give the adobe building that houses Cellar Door Gifts & Gallery a second glance as you pass it on Harvard SE near the University of New Mexico. But you might be surprised if you walk inside and take a closer look — especially those of you with a darker sense of humor."