A lot is going on this weekend.
Saturday night, 5 - 7 pm, the charming town of LaVeta officially opens the Summer season with ART all over town. The gallery that represents me - LaVeta Fine Art, along with Pinon Hill Pottery, Ryus Ave.Bakery, North by Southwest and the Spanish Peaks Art Council Gallery will all be having celebrations . Good food and good art, all right in downtown LaVeta
between 5 and 7 pm.
I will be at the LaVeta Fine Art Gallery - hope to see you there.
In Taos, also on Saturday, May 29th from 5-7 pm - Wilder Nightingale Fine Art celebrates the Town of Taos’ 2010 theme, RETURN TO SACRED PLACES."
Meet the artists at an all gallery show celebrating Return to Sacred Places. For more information call 758-3255.
This show represents over 35 award winning Taos and regional artists, with each artist capturing what is sacred to them here in Taos and Northern New Mexico. This year Wilder Nightingale was voted "Peoples Choice - Best Gallery in Taos". Check it out this weekend and see why this gallery is a favorite - certainly it is mine and you can see my work there.
Memorial Day weekend always means "The Taste of Creede" which kicks off the Summer Season for one of Colorado's most colorful and classic mining towns. High in the San Juan Mountains it is a treat to be there over the holiday.
The main event for me will be the Artist's Quick Draw on Sunday at 1 pm.
This party attracts some of the best artists from several states including Steve Quiller, Kris Gosar, Randy Pijoan, Peggy Stenmark Morgan, Charles Ewing, Jan Thompson, Frankie Will, Sue McCullough and myself -
to name a few.
The Quick Draw fun starts at 1 pm and there will be an auction immediately following. This is a chance to bid on work that you watched being done by top artists.
Creede will be the site of a lot of holiday partying - live music, vendors, Silver Chef Competition, stuff for kids and the National small Prints Show at the Creede Repertory Theatre;
all well worth the beautiful drive into the mountains.
Saturday at the beautiful Gilmore Ranch, was -- well, beautiful and WINDY - so windy it was frightening. But, we painted out anyway.
Sue McCullough and I went out to the ranch about 7:30 in an effort to beat the wind, Ha! Hanging on for dear life, we painted as fast as we could and after wards, we were lured by coffee and muffins to the barn, where we added our dirt covered paintings to the art show hung in support of the Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust. You might not think anyone would come out on such a rough day but, certainly the right people came because 3 major pieces of art sold.
At the top is Jim Gilmore, award winning Colorado wildlife Sculptor and our host for the day. Those are my paintings on the left, and below Sue is waiting to be interviewed by Rio de la Vista about her participation in the event and thoughts on Plein Air Painting. That interview should show up on UTUBE sometime soon.
There will be a second Plein Air Paint Out on June 12 at the Soward's Ranch in Mineral county, from 8am to 2pm. Come out to see this beautiful property and we will be there along with other artists -
taking what ever the day throws our way.
Plein air - not for the timid!