Thursday, November 10, 2011


I was born in Tucumcari and have lived most of my life in New Mexico. My
grandparents came here in 1900 (still Indian Territory) and homesteaded outside Tucumcari ranching (The Killgore Ranch). Everything about New Mexico influences my art, My most cherished dream was to be an artist, wife and mother, all of which I have
had. I met my husband at the University of New Mexico where I majored in
Business and minored in Art. I began drawing and coloring as a child, progressed to, palette-knife Oils,
watercolor, mixed media and beaded and polymer jewelry. Just 2 years ago, I
organized and with help from other members brought into being a
new Co-op Gallery, Galeria de Corrales, the 4th I have been a member of.
Besides painting, of which I have
completed and sold over 1000 pieces, I have taught oil and watercolor
classes since 1975, both private and
community college. I believe that no matter how accomplished you think you
are, you can always improve
by constantly evolving, trying new techniques and experimenting. Your work
will reflect this in many wonderful

Monday, November 7, 2011

SYLVIA GORMLEY Will Critique For Us on Nov. 14th

Our program on Monday, November 14th, will be a critique...this is always a special event for us!! We are blessed to have artist Sylvia Gormley critiquing for us...
This critiquing is open only to members of RRAA. If you want to participate, please bring one piece of your artwork with you to the meeting on Monday...Sylvia works in several different media including oils, jewelry, polymer clay, watercolor, etc...she is an excellent artist and business person. Sylvia is the person who began the gallery that I am a part of...Galeria de Corrales.
The meeting begins at 6:30pm with the program immediately following...Destiny Center, 4401 Northern Blvd NE, Rio Rancho...

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Rio Rancho Art Salon Suspended

Due to a lack of participation and the fact that holidays are fast approaching I have decided to suspend the Rio Rancho Art Salon sessions until after the first of the year. I am considering a new day and time for the salon.


Co-op Gallery Update

Hi Everyone,

I have been getting some response about my proposed co-op (more about that word in a bit) gallery specializing in works on / or of paper. Based on some questions I have been getting I think answers and explanations are in order.

First, the idea behind the gallery was to showcase and specialize works that use paper as a major component. This might and could include printmaking, photography, painting, three dimensional works (hanging or standing), collage, drawing,  and artist books as well as work in which paper is mounted on canvas, or panel.

By concentrating on paper it is hoped that the gallery would set itself apart from other galleries, co-op or otherwise, thereby making it a destination for art buyers.

On the subject of membership; the gallery was never intended to be solely for RRAA members. It turns out that RRAA members were to first to hear about the idea because I had easy access to a communication tool. I have been trying to get the word out to other artists but have run into roadblocks in that regard. It is something I am trying to resolve.

Given the above problem I and since the holidays are fast approaching I am holding off on contacting any other artist groups until after the first of the year with an organizing meeting to take place in late February or early March. As to those who are interested and have contacted me I have saved your contact information and will contact you after the first of the year.

As to location, cost of membership, etc; though I have done some research in those areas they need to be determined by the members of the co-op.

Finally, as to my use of the word coop in place of co-op I apologize for any confusion it might have caused. I don’t know if its Northeastern, which is where I hail from, thing but I have heard and used co-op and coop used interchangeably.

I hope this post answers some questions.