Richard and I are both pleased to participate in the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance‘s (NMWA) exhibit: WILDERNESS: land untrammeled. The NMWA is “dedicated to protecting the increasingly rare wild places within [New Mexico’s] public lands.” Continue reading
Richard and I are on the road. We’ve just completed shows in Milwaukee, WI and Rochester, MI. Now we’re headed to Philadelphia, PA and Armonk, NY. (Go to https://littlebirddepapelblog.wordpress.com/arts-and-crafts-shows/ to see a list of my remaining 2017 shows.) Continue reading
Jade Leyva, 2017 Local Treasures Designee, was born in Mexico City and now makes her home in New Mexico. Her work combines influences from Magical Realism to Pre-Columbian and Postmodernism. On the surface, Jade’s work often appears whimsical, but a closer look leads the viewer into a deeper reflection on her central themes of art, love, unity, and our fragile relationship to Mother Earth. Her series of iconic women is especially intriguing and thought-provoking. Continue reading
For ten years, the Albuquerque Art Business Association (AABA) has honored local artists who not only excel in the arts, but have given back to their communities. The 2017 Local Treasures Designees include: Elaine Bolz, Jade Leyva, Renee Gentz, Mark Horst, Cheryl Godin and Ilene Weiss. Continue reading
Albuquerque artists and patrons look forward every month to ARTScrawlABQ‘s First Friday ARTScrawl (5-8 pm) and ARTful Saturday (third Saturday from 1-4 pm). While First Friday ARTScrawls are city-wide events. ARTful Saturdays highlight galleries in different parts of town each month, rotating among galleries in Old Town, Downtown, Nob HIll and the Northeast Heights. Continue reading
Recently, I took a class in dry-point etching to add new techniques to my quiver of techniques for printmaking. It was taught by Ren Adams at New Grounds Print Workshop. I had a lot of fun learning this technique, especially when I got to use dry-point to etch images onto milk cartons! I also learned to do dry-point etching on tin and on plexiglass. Continue reading
Richard and I were at the Denver Arts Festival and we fell in love with the work of our booth neighbors, Hayley Nolte and Scot Ray. They transform post-consumer metal containers into beautiful art. Continue reading
I am always looking for new materials to incorporate into my art. I was delighted to find I could use Tyvek for origami and incorporate it into outdoor art. My weather-resistant origami crane chains are a big hit at art shows, especially in the spring when people are beginning to spruce up their outdoor living areas.