Monday, September 28, 2009

In Loving Memory

This should be the motto of EVERY politician:

"I am not a politician, I'm here to serve my constituents."

It seems that most if not all politicians loose focus of this (if they ever had it to begin with) and end up serving everything else but their constituents. But, not so with Delma Petrullo. She always went around saying that she is a lousy politician because she was here to serve her constituents.

She had the ability too, to make a huge impact on anyone that she crossed paths with. A very unique and special person she was.

This past Sept. 4th, the City of Rio Rancho dedicated and planted a tree in her memory. It was the first kind of tree memorial the city has had (you too can get one for someone for a mere $300.00 which is a lifetime guarantee along with the dedication plaque).

The dedication took place early on a Friday morning on September 4th, 2009.

And many of our city's firemen were there too along with family and friends. Although, I did wonder why there was nary a police officer from the city there. A curious thing indeed.

This past Sept. 24th, she would've been 61 years old/young. She accomplished a lot in so little time. I can't even begin to imagine what she would've accomplished had she stayed around a bit longer...

Linda Laitner image included in the New Mexico BioPark Auction

One of my award winning photographs was donated to the Bio Park Society for their fund raising event. The auction is up and running through October 7th.

You can view the image being auctioned here (and feel free to bid on it!).

Linda Laitner images juried into the Hubbard Museum Competition

The Hubbard Museum of the American West, located in Ruidoso Downs, NM has announced that two of my images were accepted for the 18th Annual Fall American Photography Competition and Exhibition. The exhibit is being shown through December 13.

The two images accepted were: "Wilderness Signage" taken at the Ah-shi-sle-pah Wilderness Study Area in Northern New Mexico and "Protection" taken on Johnson Mesa near Raton.

Saturday, September 12, 2009


Please join us for a duo watercolor demonstration! Peg Weyers will be demonstrating representational techniques and Nina Baldwin will be demo-ing more abstract techniques...Monday, September 14th, at Destiny Center, 4401 Northern Ave. in Rio Rancho. The meeting starts at 6:30. The public is charge...refreshments...come visit with fun people!!

Friday, September 4, 2009

RRAA Holiday Boutique

Our Program Chair and miracle worker, Nina Baldwin, has managed to get live music to add to our upcoming holiday boutique. What could be better than original art, meeting the artists, live music and delicious refreshments from our hospitality committee! Mark Nov 2, 5 pm - 9 pm on your calendar, and plan to come and enjoy the evening with us!