Sunday, May 16, 2010

Chamber of Commerce events

The events from the Chamber for the rest of this month can be found on the following site: and look on the left side task bar, last option, Cyber Communique for information about a number of free education seminars about business and marketing.
All are welcome!

Linda Laitner

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Artist Demos at the Inn at Rio Rancho

As a part of the month long exhibit of a juried art show at the Inn at Rio Rancho ("Art on the Rio"), the Rio Rancho Art Association artists were there on Mother's Day to show the public what they can do. The demos were free to the public.

(photo credit: John Curran)
Joanne McDevitt demonstrates her portraiture prowess...

(photo credit: John Curran)

Irma Fath hard at work. Now, you know there is no water in sight here at the Inn. And, yet, there it appears on her canvas. The mighty Rio Grande river...

(photo credit: John Curran)
Nora Curran Sanders is absorbed in her Chinese brush painting.

Marilyn Meuret seems to be charming these people with her wood carving skills. Her work is absolutely amazing. I don't know how she does it!

(photo credit: John Curran)

OK, here's how she does it!

(photo credit: John Curran)

These are the talented hands of Nina Baldwin working the details out on a small canvas.

A very special thanks to Nora and John Curran  for providing us with these fantastic images of the event.

Plein Air at the Bio Park National Garden Day

Conservatory, Rio Grande Botanic Garden
National Public Gardens Day is for everyone who loves nature; especially artists. The Albuquerque Bio Park Botanic Garden marked the day with a special celebration that included demonstrations, talks and lectures.The Rio Rancho Art Association helped with this celebration by showing up with their easels and paints-eager to capture the beauty before them in this spectacular garden.

(above image is from the Bio Park website)
(photo credit: Morgan Tiffany Janiak)
Nora Curran Sanders and Thea Morton of the Rio Rancho Art Association were quick to take advantage of this unique garden event. They showed up with their easels and paints and went to 'work'!

(photo credit: Morgan Tiffany Janiak)

Nora's passion is Chinese brush painting. Such a perfect setting to work in! Is it really 'work'?

Thea Morton looks like she really had a great time too!

And, her work shows that she did indeed have a wonderful time.

A huge thanks to the Albuquerque Bio Park for giving our artist free passes to this event so that they could create in the most perfect setting. I know we had other RRAA artists there, but I think they were 'under the radar'! And, a particularly huge thanks to RRAA member, Morgan Tiffany Janiak for  making this possible for RRAA to participate in. And for providing us with these wonderful photographs! I hope we get to do it again next year! Maybe with photographers too?? One can only hope....