Thursday, May 28, 2009

Fiber Arts Fiesta 2009

Newly joined member, Paula Snyder, a mixed media artist won first and third place in the doll category of the New Mexico Fiber Arts 2009 Fiesta!

Congratulations, Paula and welcome to the Rio Rancho Art Association!

To find out more about Paula and the dolls that she made, go visit her blog at Second Studio. Or, her website, Second Studio Mixed Media Art Gallery.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

More photos from Studio Tour 2009

These photos are from Stop #5. Please forgive me but I don't have my list to show the names of who was at what stops. Feel free to fill in the blanks for me. My most sincere apologies

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Artist In Residence Programs

Did you know that most of our National Parks have an "Artist In Residence" program? Each park has different stipulations as to what it entails, but all you need do is to type in a search for your favorite National Park and look for the program within their site. Even if there is none listed on the website, you might want to contact the park directly since information posted to these sites rarely happens in real time.

If you applied to the Hubbell Trading Post and got accepted, you would be staying on site at this hogan:

That's where RRAA member, Linda Laitner will be staying later on this year as SHE got accepted as an artist in residence at the Hubbell Trading Post in Arizona!

Congratulations, Linda!

Naturescapes 2009 Photo Salon at the Natural History Museum

The New Mexico Natural History Museum had a call for Naturescape Photography to be displayed May 23 through August 30, 2009. The theme was, "Being There: Photographers in Their Natural Habitat". It was a juried show and the catch was that you (the photographer) had to be in the image as "proof of your being there".

Only 30 images will be displayed in this exhibition. I put all my eggs in one basket and submitted one image I took back in March at a Wilderness area near Chaco Canyon called, Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah.

No Photoshop magic was used for this image. It was quite a comical scene to be running back and forth from my camera on the tripod, trying to figure out where I will be in the picture plane all while striking a pose. The timer on my camera is only 12 seconds, so that's how much time I had to "run and pose"! It's a good thing the shot was done in the middle of nowhere!

I'm happy to announce that my image made it into the show and won one of three honorable mentions! What a thrill!

Friday, May 8, 2009

John Curran and Nora Sanders at thier home with some of Nora's Chinese Brush art work in the background. (Stop 4)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Part of the 2009 Studio Tour photos

The Taylor's display thier crafts during the 2009 Studio Tour (Stop 1)

Carol Sanna with some over her photography (Stop 2)

Marilyn Meuret works on one of her wood carvings (Stop 3)

Van Emery stands beside one of her favorite paintings (Stop 3)