Monday, May 16, 2011

Timeless New Mexico: RRAA Member, Betty Busby

"Timeless New Mexico"
 On display now at the Capitol Rotunda

"Contemporary mixed media fiber art by New Mexico artists. A broad range of expression and materials/techniques used by New Mexico fiber artists will be highlighted by a selection of 43 works that relate to the artists' relationship to the state they call home. Many works are landscapes, some are historical, while others are personal expressions of family." (from the New Mexico Tourism website)

"View From The Tram" quilt by RRAA member, Betty Busby

Imagine my surprise when I was with friend, Donna Barnitz at the opening reception for this amazing fiber arts show at the Capitol Rotunda (Donna has her work in this show too) when Donna pointed out this beautiful piece to me, telling me that it was made by an RRAA member, Betty Busby. I didn't have my camera with me, so I took this on my handy dandy cell phone.

The exhibit, "Timeless New Mexico" is a beautiful exhibit and we have a few artists from Rio Rancho who are in this show besides RRAA member, Betty Busby. If you have never been to the Capitol Rotunda at all, this is a must. First of all, there is the current temporary exhibit of this fiber art show that will be there until August 26th, 2011. You can view the works M-F from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. Be sure to check before you go that it is not a furlough day (because they just might. For more information, you can go here. In addition to this exhibit is three to four floors of the NM Public Art collection. Well, not all of what they own is on display, but it is a beautiful and extensive collection. Best part? Admission is free. I noticed that many artists donated their work to the collection.

Do visit Betty's website to see more of her incredible work (a link through is provided just by clicking on her name).

I know that many of our RRAA members are participating in shows that should be mentioned here on this blog. However, if no one sends us the information, we can't post it (or, you can post it yourself and I will give you access). It is a FREE and effective way to market and promote yourself. And, might I add, relatively painless...


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