Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Februay Meeting

Expand Your Palette!

Cool and Effective things ARTists
can do using Internet and Social Media Tools

Monday, February 7
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Rio Rancho Art Association meeting

UNM West, 2600 College Blvd, Rio Rancho (click for map)

The world of opportunites available through the Internet for artists and artisans is growing each day! There are infinite opportunities for artists to market and sell their products and services online. It's easy when you focus on your target market, have help sorting through all the hype, and learn to select and use the right tools.

You are invited to join Kristine Maltrud and Carla Rachkowski from The Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship and Fast Foward New Mexico for a presentation that could help you grow your business.

Come see this demonstration on the cool and effective things different artists and artisans are doing using Internet and social media tools and find out how you can learn to do these things, too! Both members and non-members of the Rio Rancho Art Association are invited.

Fast Forward New Mexico is a grant-funded program that will be offering free hands-on Internet training classes at the Loma Colorado Main Library in Rio Rancho in March and April.
The Small Business Success class series is designed for people starting or growing small businesses, particularly in the arts and cultural markets.
Taught by Kristine Maltrud and other instructors with extensive expertise in business, marketing, and the arts, this free training offers four eight-hour Internet business development courses that will teach artists, artisans, and other small business owners to use tools like email, e-commerce, e-marketing and online social media to promote their work.
For more information on these free classes go to .

Monday, January 10, 2011

Delma's Work On Exhibit

Up until a few months ago, one could see Delma's work over at Joe's Pasta House-although there are still a few of her pieces on display there, it made me sad to think that there was no where else in Rio Rancho where you could see her  work. So, I asked her husband, Robert Petrullo if I could exhibit some of her work over at the Inn at Rio Rancho for the month of January. He graciously agreed and together along with Jackie Duran's help, we hung her work. It be will up throughout the month of January-you can stop by to see it any time since the Inn is open 24/7.

About the Artist

Delma M. Petrullo was not only a City Councilor for District 3 here in Rio Rancho, she was an activist for the visual arts in the city of Rio Rancho. She was the founder and past president for the Rio Rancho Art Association. Delma passed away on June 3rd, 2009 after loosing a 15 month battle with cancer.

She had been a professional artist since 1975; a multi-award winning oil painter originally from New York where she sold and exhibited in galleries and shows throughout the metropolitan area. Delma had considered her artistic style to be representational or a “transcendent realistic” style. She was an exceptional colorist and used a unique conceptual approach to her work that captured the inner essence of the subject matter.

Delma wanted to capture what she saw and sensed in nature in such a way that viewers of her art would want to become participants, having found a place in time where they would like to linger. By remaining true to the scene or subject before her, she created an overall design of connecting shapes and colors that evoke a feeling of grace and power. The vistas she depicted evoke nature’s drama and caprice. She hoped that those who would view her work could observe and appreciate nature, using her interpretations as a guide, but most of all, simply derive enjoyment from her work.

This collection of paintings span a good part of her painting career-from earlier works done while still living in New York, to work completed within a year of her passing away.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Juried Show Deadlines

The Fuller Lodge Art Center has a call for artists for the "Outside In" show.  Deadline is 1/28/11.

18 Days is a show for women artists in NM.  Deadline is 1/9.

Good luck! 

Linda Laitner