Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Ricardo Chavez-Mendez will demo for us at the March meeting

Our March program will be a demonstration of the wonderful technique known as "Curvismo", created by New Mexico artist Ricardo Chavez-Mendez...also known as the Dali of the Desert. He is a prolific artist who decided at the age of 14 to dedicate his entire life to a career in art. Ricardo has worked tenaciously toward the goal for the last 40 years, developing into the Master of Curvismo and one of the finest artists in his genre.
Ricardo is truly an extraordinary artist. He is not only the master artist of the style he introduced to New Mexico known as "Curvisimo" or curvism but of technique, color and composition, leaving a trail of awe inspiring art for the art lover, collector and critic alike. The range of mediums is just as impressive, working in acrylics, oils, alkyds, color pencil, watercolor, pastel, fiber art and mixed media, including clay sculpture. He is co-owner of ORO Fine Art GAllery, the hidden treasure of Albuquerque, New Mexico where he teaches privately as well as group instruction.
Ricardo will be demonstrating for us after our business meeting on Monday, March 14th at Destiny Center, 4401 Northern Blvd in Rio Rancho. Please join us for refreshments afterwards. Business meeting will start at 6:30pm.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

18 Days A Fine Arts Exhibition & Performing Arts Event

One of my images, Previously Pedaled, has been accepted into the 18 Days show at the Center for Contemporary Arts, Muñoz Waxman Gallery in Santa Fe.  This show, open only to full time female residents of New Mexico had over 400 arts competing for space in the event.

The opening reception is Friday night, February 11, 2011 at the gallery -- 1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe. The museum is located just down the hill behind the Children's Museum and the Armory for the arts. More information can be found at

Please join me at the opening event which is a fund raiser for this non-profit. The exhibit will be open Friday- Sunday for the next six weeks and all art work, created by only full time female artists in New Mexico is for sale!

I hope you can join me at this great exhibit. Linda Laitner