Nuevo Santander Gallery

Fine Art • Antiques • Old West Collectibles

Our History

McAllen is the largest city in Hidalgo County - approximately three miles west of the intersection of US Highway 83 and US Highway 281.  San Antonio is approximately 230 miles north of McAllen; Laredo is 100 miles northwest of McAllen; and Corpus Christi is about 150 miles northeast of McAllen.  McAllen's attraction actually lies in its geography as well as its history.  The city enjoys an average yearly temperature of 74° and annual rainfall is just over 20".  The relaxed tropical setting makes a unique place filled with opportunities.  McAllen is served by McAllen Miller International Airport providing jet service via American and Continental.  Direct Flights to Mexico are also available.

Nuevo Santander Gallery  is proud

to have given its support to:

The National Western Art Foundation (NWAF) Board Member

The Gladys Porter Zoo

The Texas Historical Foundation

The International Museum of Arts & Sciences

The McAllen Boys & Girls Club

Mujeres Unidas' "Art with a Heart"

The Girl Scouts - Tip O' Texas Council

The Junior League of McAllen

The Hidalgo Watercolor Society

The Valley Symphony Orchestra

The Museum of South Texas History

The Hidalgo County 4H Foundation

The Palmer Drug Abuse Program

The American Heart Association

The UTPA Alumni Association

The UTPA Lady Broncs

St Edward's University Alumni Association

The design theme of the stained glass windows expands around the two establishments  of Nuevo Santander to the north of the Rio Grande River:  Laredo and Dolores. The central stained glass panel bears the coat of arms of Don Josè de Escandòn y Helguera; on it are combined the heraldic symbols and colors of his two last names.  From end to end of the panel, the river extends and golden circles represent the roads as they were depicted on maps of the time period.  On the top, a count's crown appears, a title that was given to Escandòn by Fernando VI.  On each side appear six symbols of population representing the six cities of the north: Camargo, Laredo, Revilla, Reynosa, Dolores & Mier.  On the bottom, the name of the province appears in the style of writing found on the map of "Sierra Gorda".   The south stained glass panel represents La Misiòn de Dolores with the symbols of town and mission.  The river follows the one on the map of the area. Underneath,the year of the establishment of the mission is present.  To the right is the north parallel which reaches as far as Spanish settlement extended. On the top, the "rose of the winds" is present which symbolizes and commemorates Spanish exploration all the way to Alaska . The north stained glass panel represents Laredo with its mission symbol and its date of founding.  The river follows the one on the map of the area.  The circles represent the roads and the "rose of the winds" is also present.

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Fine Art • Antiques • Old West Collectibles