anonymous, by Dry Heat Photography
Dry Heat Photography shows
Art Gallery 66 is proud to host Dry Heat Photography, featuring
the work of photographers DeAnna Dimmitt and Rick Meiers, in their
widely anticipated debut solo exhibition. Join them for an afternoon
of vivid photographs and whispers from the past. The opening reception
will be on November 24, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Art Gallery 66 is
located at 373 North Camino del Pueblo in Bernalillo.
DeAnna Dimmitt and Rick Meiers have long been sought-after wedding
photographers in Albuquerque. Publicly, they can be seen every weekend
mixing it up with a different family, in the center of a life-changing
celebration. What is not readily obvious is that neither of them
began their photography careers with the intention of shooting weddings.
Photography began as an expression for their inner voices. Whether
they’re revisiting the ruins of Route 66 in search of a ghost
or two, making eye contact with a wolf, or communing with wild horses,
photography is their highly personal art form and their methods
are applied in all aspects of what they do.
The project is Dry Heat Photography. In the midst of urban sprawl
and electronic noise, there are still places that remain silent—those
places that are inhabited by wild creatures and ghosts of the past.
The Dry Heat works will reveal a sensitivity to what lies beneath
the surface and an ability to initiate a dialog with the viewer.
DeAnna and Rick use their photography as a vehicle, not just to
document that they were somewhere, but to convey the presence that
still remains in that place.
DeAnna and Rick are regular visitors at the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary
in Ramah, NM, the Mission: Wolf sanctuary in Westcliffe, CO, and
the New Mexican Horse Project near Escondida, NM. These places exist
to provide a safe haven for their inhabitants and to raise public
awareness of the plight of these animals. A percentage of the proceeds
from the sales of any wolf or horse photograph is donated back to
the sanctuary where the image was created.
Making friends in the art world can take time, but it didn’t
take long for DeAnna and Rick to attract the attention of America’s
Drawing Cowboy, Darryl Willison—owner of the Art Gallery 66
in Bernalillo. Dry Heat Photography images are currently on display
in the gallery and their highly anticipated debut show is scheduled
for November 24, 2007.
For inquiries, please call or email DeAnna Dimmitt at (505) 730-8576
or email email@example.com. To view the full Dry Heat
Photography portfolio, visit www.dryheatphotography.com
Bowen takes first-place ribbon
Placitas artist Bunny Bowen was recently honored with the
first place award in Mixed Media and Batik, at the Fine Arts
Gallery of the 2007 New Mexico State Fair. Her award-winning
piece, “Reaching for Life,” a rozome on kimono
silk, may be seen online at www.db-bowen.com/recent/recent-album/pages/reaching_for_life.htm.
|“Reaching for Life,” a rozome
on kimono silk, by Bunny Bowen
Robbins and Jones in prestigious
Placitas artists Laura Robbins and Evey Jones will have their work
shown in “Originals 2007,” a juried and invitational
exhibition of New Mexico women artists, organized and sponsored
by the NM Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts
in Washington, DC. The show is hosted by the Harwood Museum of Art
and the Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos, and runs through December
30. For further information, visit www.newmexicowomeninthearts.org
or call 986-9695 or 867-3189.
Wendy Day presents free Chopin recital
Placitas pianist Wendy Day will present an all-Chopin program for
her piano recital on November 25 at 3:00 p.m. at Las Placitas Presbyterian
Church in Placitas. The program is free and open to the public.
“O Tandem-baum” opens at Corrales
The Annual Holiday Show for Corrales Bosque Gallery will open November
7 with the theme “O Tandem-baum,” as a play on the Christmas
carol. To lure you in to see the new works in the gallery, a decorated
bicycle stands out front as a kind of holiday “tree.”
Inside is a wide variety of one-of-a-kind paintings, photography,
monotypes, fabric art, sculpture, pottery, glassware, and jewelry,
along with holiday decorations, cards, and tidbits to eat.
The Corrales Bosque Gallery is an artist-owned establishment that
is celebrating its thirteenth year serving the artistic needs of
the area. Each of the twenty-one members creates art to display
and sell, and helps run the gallery in a co-op manner.
The “O Tandem-baum” opening reception will be on November
7 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Gallery visitors may also come by any day
from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The show runs through March 4 in the
heart of Corrales at 4685 Corrales Road. For further information,
call at 898-7203.
“5”x5” on Route 66!”
Another great reason to travel Route 66—as if you ever actually
need a reason—is to head out on November 17th to Art Gallery
66 for their first annual “5”x5” on Route 66”
holiday art show and sale. At this unique show, many well-known
local and regional artists are utilizing their talents to create
5”x5” original pieces of art that will be sold—first
come, first serve—for only $50 each. This is an incredible
opportunity for art collectors as well as first-time original art
buyers to purchase an original piece of art that may otherwise be
out of reach.
When you venture over to get your treasure from the gallery event
that day, keep in mind that you will be supporting your local art
scene, another great reason to cruise over to the Mother Road. The
Rio Rancho Art Association has several members participating in
this event, as well as Albuquerque’s own, Mr. Balloon Fiesta
himself, artist Darryl Willison, and Marjie Bassler, Gene McClain,
Rex Barron (of Alibi art fame), Lyla Garcia, Barbara Besser,
Annie Hooten, and many more. The official opening of this event
will take place November 17 at 10:00 a.m. and run through December
22, provided any pieces are left.
Art Gallery 66 is located at 373 North Camino del Pueblo, just
north of 550. For more information, call 867-8666 or visit www.artgallery66.net.
Willy and Friends play string quartets in Placitas
—GARY LIBMAN, PLACITAS ARTISTS SERIES
On Sunday, November 11, Willy Sucre and Friends will perform a
program of string quartets. Violist Willy Sucre will be joined by
violinists LP How, Kerri Lay, and cellist Joan Zucker.
The program will include String Quartet in D Minor “Death
and the Maiden,” by Franz Schubert and String Quartet No.
9 in E flat Major, by Dimitri Shostakovich.
The concert is generously sponsored by Rondi and Duane Thornton.
Preceding the concert, a reception will be held for November exhibiting
visual artists Nina Adkins, Pam Lujan-Hauer, Sylvia Ortiz Domney,
and Robert W. Wornall.
The concert will take place at 3:00 p.m. on November 11, at Las
Placitas Presbyterian Church; the artists’ reception begins
at 1:30 p.m. Tickets for the concert will be available at the door
one hour before the concert, or may be purchased in advance at La
Bonne Vie Salon and Day Spa in Homestead Village Shopping Center
in Placitas or online at www.PlacitasArts.org.
Prices are $18 for general admission and $15 for seniors and students.
This project is made possible in part by New Mexico Arts, a division
of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment
for the Arts. The facility is completely accessible, and free child
care is provided for families with children under six. Las Placitas
Presbyterian Church is located six miles east of I-25 on NM 165
(Exit 242). For more information, visit www.PlacitasArts.org
or call 867-8080.
Auditions coming soon at Vortex Theatre
Auditions for the play “King Lear,” considered to be
one of Shakespeare’s great tragedies, will be held on Saturday
and Sunday, November 3 and 4, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The play will
be presented at the Vortex Theatre in March 2008 and run until April.
As the story goes, when King Lear decides that it is time to divide
his kingdom, he chooses to split his lands among his three daughters.
As in most families, Lear’s plan does not go as he hopes,
and his family is split apart while his kingdom languishes near
destruction. Auditions will be at The Vortex Theatre, 2004-1/2 Central
Avenue SE in
Albuquerque. For further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or (505) 247-8600. The director is David Richard Jones, who may
be reached at 228-4740.
New venue for the Placitas Holiday Sale
For twenty-six years, people from Placitas and the surrounding
area have marked the beginning of the holiday season by visiting
the Placitas Holiday Sale. Always held the weekend before Thanksgiving,
this year it will be Saturday and Sunday, November 17 and 18, from
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at three locations in the Village of Placitas.
The show has added a new venue: a “Big Tent” at Rio
Sierra Realty. The other two locations will be familiar to faithful
customers: Anasazi Fields Winery and the Big Tent east of Las Placitas
Presbyterian Church. Colorful signs and banners will mark the way.
Please note that the Elementary School will not be a venue this
year, due to construction.
Many of the artists are from Placitas, but others bring work from
studios all around the state. Ceramics, jewelry, woodwork, prints,
paintings, batik, leather, photographs, glass, baskets, metalwork,
clothing, gourd art, books, and more will be offered. Look for many
special items created just for the sale at affordable prices.
A jury selected the exhibitors from an ever-growing number of artists
who submitted images of their work. The organizers feel that by
maintaining the number of artists at about seventy, they can assure
high quality and variety.
Twenty-six years ago, Placitas was a small village. Ranchos was
just beginning to develop. Spec houses were appearing. Artists and
craftsmen had moved to the area for the inspiration and quietude
it provided. This combination gave birth to the Placitas Holiday
Fine Arts and Crafts Fair. The artists needed a venue for showing
and selling their art. The new houses provided space for the artists
and an opportunity for the builders to showcase their houses. In
those early days some artists found themselves displaying their
work in bathrooms and kitchens. Eventually, the number of artists
outgrew the houses and the show moved to bigger locations.
Anasazi Fields will be featuring a new release of their American
Cranberry Table Wine, the perfect complement to the holiday dinner.
They will also be serving cups of hot, mulled cranberry wine. Other
wines available will be their two grape-based wines, Blanco Seco
and Rojo Seco, and three wines produced exclusively from fruit grown
in Placitas: Apple, Peach, and Plum. More information about the
wines and the winery is at anasazifieldswinery.com.
Across the road at the Big Tent, the Presbyterian Church will sell
their own delicious frozen chile, “Just Coffee,” and
handmade Christmas gift bags to benefit Habitat for Humanity and
other mission projects.
Tempi and Kevin Sewell, residents of Placitas since 1990—known
now as Full of Bull, their barbeque and catering business—are
providing food for the Placitas Holiday Sale. In the morning they
will be serving hot coffee, breakfast burritos and cinnamon rolls.
Lunch will include their famous home-smoked meats, Philly cheese
steaks, hamburgers, and barbeque ribs. Come try out their food.
The Placitas Holiday Sale is once again sponsoring a raffle of
artwork; this year it will benefit the outreach program of the Placitas
Artists Series (PAS). The public can purchase $1 tickets for a chance
to win. People are encouraged to visit the Winery, where the donated
works will be on display. The PAS outreach program brings art and
music to schools throughout Sandoval County.
Because the fair isn’t at the school, be sure to look for
your favorite artists in other locations. At the Winery will be
Barbara Woods with her beautiful sculptural lamps and sconces, Mary
and Karl Hofmann with their pottery, and Bunny Bowen with her silk
scarves and batik. Also returning to the Winery will be Vangie Dunmire
with watercolors and Bill Dunmire with his new book, Mountain Wildflowers
of the Southern Rockies. You will also find Cay Garcia’s exquisite
cut paper and Amour Chocolates. New to the show this year will be
longtime Albuquerque artist Mary Sharp-Davis showing her clay shrines
and spirit vessels.
Among the artists at the new Rio Sierra Tent will be LeMoyne McCaulley
with pine needle baskets, Jeannine Allen with pastels, David Reed
Johnson with cutting boards and trays, and Nancy and Jon Couch with
their water prisms and glass lamps, mandalas, and boxes. New to
the show will be Marjie Bassler with her delightful, whimsical animal
Artists returning to the Big Tent by the church will include Diana
Stetson with prints, Phil Sonier with stunning wildlife photography,
Russell Mott with raku pottery, Judith Young and Allan Edgar with
sterling inlay jewelry, Joan Hellquist with wildlife images on drums,
and another new artist from Placitas, Karen Melody Shatar, with
braided freeform bowls.
The Placitas Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Sale is sponsored by
the Placitas MountainCraft and Soiree Society, a nonprofit organization
dedicated to serving the community, the arts, and artists. Maps
and information about the artists and locations can be found at
The board of the Placitas Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Sale would
like to express its appreciation to all the great people in our
community who help make this event happen.
Many don’t realize that this event is organized and put together
by local artists. Special thanks go to the committee members—Bunny
Bowen, Mary Hofmann, and Jon and Nancy Couch—who have donated
their valuable time to organize this event and make it a quality
Since the fair couldn’t use the school this year, it had
additional costs, which have been met by the generous support of
sponsors from the community. Special thanks go to gold sponsors
Diamond Tail Ranch (Dan Dennison), La Puerta Real Estate Services
(Lucy Noyes), Placitas Dental (Dr. Rachel Tingen), The Range Café
(Matt DiGregory), Pharmacy Plus, and TP Pump (Allan Taylor), and
to silver sponsor Heartland New Mexico (Wayne and Nancy Ullery).
The Placitas Holiday Sale also thanks the gracious hosts Jim Fish
and his partners at Anasazi Fields Winery and Tony and Joan Lucero
of Rio Sierra Realty, who have generously offered space for a new
tent this year, as well as the members of Las Placitas Presbyterian
Church, who annually prepare their tent site.
Special recognition goes to the following: John Roth, who furnishes
the tents with electricity, Dee Christmann, who organizes the art
raffle, and to the Signpost and its publishers, Barb and
Ty Belknap, for their help and support in publicizing the Placitas
Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Sale.
It’s impossible to mention everyone, so the board wants to
say, “Many thanks!” to all who have volunteered their
time to make this such a great show.
During the Placitas Holiday Sale, Lazaro Gutierrez
from San Ysidro will display jewelry with contemporary designs at
Site #3 Tent next to the church.
Last year’s Placitas Holiday Sale art raffle
at Placitas Elementary School. This year’s art raffle will
be on display at Site #1 Winery. All proceeds will go to the Placitas
Artist Series, and will be used for children’s art education
2007 Placitas Holiday Fine Arts & Crafts
ANASAZI FIELDS WINERY
26 Camino De Los Puebilitos
TERRY ADAMS • Cuba, NM • wall art and sculpture
NORMAN & DANNA AUFRICHTIG • El Prado, NM • hand-thrown
high-fired porcelaneous clay ikebanas
SUE BASON • Hillsboro, NM • folk art & saints
PAUL BIRCHAK • Espanola, NM • sculptural ceramics icons,
imagery in plaques, vases, wall sconces
BUNNY BOWEN • Placitas • matted & framed batik
landscapes, silk scarves
AMOUR CHOCOLATES • Albuquerque • chocolate covered
nuts, cherries, coffee beans
HELEN & JOSEPH CORIZ • Santo Domingo Pueblo • inlaid
turquoise jewelry, necklaces & slap earrings
CAROLE DEVILLERS • Albuquerque • photography, cards,
VANGIE DUNMIRE • Placitas • original watercolors of
local landscapes and flowers
BILL DUNMIRE • Placitas • author, books, photography
JIM FISH • Placitas • wooden sculptures, walking sticks
COLLEEN FRANCO • Albuquerque • white earth clay, hand
stamped & painted
CAY GARCIA • Albuquerque • knife cut paper images,wall
art, minatures & pins
MARY & KARL HOFMANN • Placitas • functional pottery
MARY SHARP-DAVIS • Albuquerque • clay shrines, altars
& assemblages, spirit vessels
NANCY WOOD TABER • Tijeras • colored pencil drawing
FRED WILSON • Albuquerque • 2- & 3-dimensional
clay sculptures & pots
KRISTEN WILSON • Albuquerque • art to wear jewelry
GINNY WOLF • Silver City, NM • beaded & mixed media
BARBARA WOODS • Santa Fe • sculptural lamps & scones
handpainted silk and ceramic
SITE # 2
THE BIG TENT NEXT TO RIO SIERRA REALTY
623 Highway 165
JEANINE ALLEN • Albuquerque • pastel paintings on paper
MARJIE BASSLER • Albuquerque • whimsical animal art
ANNETTE & SHAWN CAFFREY • Pecos, NM • metal home
& office accessories
KATHERINE CHAVEZ & SHARON CANDELARIO • Chimayo, NM •
handbags from authentic Chimayo weavings & black- etched tin
SONYA COPPO • Placitas • fine gourd art, vessels, masks,
NANCY & JON COUCH • Placitas • glass water prisms,
pyramid lamps, mandalas, boxes
SYLVIA ORTIZ DOMNEY • Albuquerque • pastel paintings
RENEE BRAINARD GENTZ • Albuquerque • hand-dyed cotton
& silk turned into wearables and wall art
MARCIA GLENN • Albuquerque • hand-crafted fine &
sterling silver & beaded jewelry
LYNN HARTENBERGER • Placitas • landscapes & still
lifes oil & pastel paintings
MARGUERITE HOULE • Bernalillo • traditional Native
American beadwork & quillwork (Huron/Metis)
DAVID REED JOHNSON • Placitas • wooden cutting boards,
trays, & clip boards
SANDY & MICHAEL KADISAK • Cochiti Lake • handmade,
handpainted fine art pottery & sculpture
ELZBIETA KALETA • Albuquerque • freehand scissor paper
LAMOYNE MCCAULLEY • Corrales • decorative & functional
pine needle baskets
MICHAEL MCCULLOUGH • Placitas • acrylic & watercolor
DANA MCDANIEL • Corrales • kiln worked glass &
PETER & PAT MCKAY • Silverton, CO • feather art,
KATE NILSSEN • Taos, NM • handwoven clothing
PAM SLIPYAN • Santa Fe • eclectic jewelry & custom
leather belts, handbags, hatbands
JEFF & MYAN SORENSEN • Crestone, CO • naturally
shed deer, elk & reindeer antler jewelry with semi-precious
BILL TONDREAU • Albuquerque • new historical photographs
of Northern New Mexico
DORIS WAGNER • Corrales • handcrafted art jewelry,
semi-precious, fine silver
DAWN WILSON-ENOCH • Placitas • desert talismans made
from unusual components
PATRICIA WYATT • Santa Fe • paintings & mixed media
ANNETTE WRIGHT-GONZALES & JAMES WRIGHT • Santa Fe •
contemporary sterling silver, pendants, necklaces, belts
SITE # 3—THE BIG TENT NEXT TO PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
On Highway 165
AMY ADSHEAD • Grants, NM • hand-inked, hand-printed
JITSUDO ANCHETA • Albuquerque • printmaking linocuts
JERRY BARNETT • Albuquerque • kiln formed glass
JOLENE & GLORIA BIRD • Santo Domingo • silver pendants,
rolled turquiose necklace, earring
SALLYJANE BOLLE • Santa Fe • wire wrapped stones in
sterling & gold-filled jewelry, handpainted silk scarves
DONA CALLES • Santa Fe • image transfers of my photos
on metal, paper, cloth,objects
CHARLES CHRISTMANN • Placitas • digital color photography
of southwest landscapes, sunsets, animals
H. CORDOVA • Alamogordo, NM • primative fired clay
ADDIE DRAPER • Mountainair, NM • oils on board &
CLAUDIA FLUEGGE • Albuquerque • hand painted silk scarves
LAZARO GUTIERREZ • San Ysidro • jewelry/contemporary
MOLLY HART • Santa Fe • mixed media non-precious wearable
JOAN HELLQUIST • Placitas • wildlife images handpainted
MARIO HINOJO • Albuquerque • intricately carved gourds
by hand using images of the Southwest
ADRIAN MARTINEZ • Albuquerque • all natural wood inlay
DAWN MCINTYRE • Albuquerque • handpainted silk scarves,
RANDY MILLER • Bernalillo • mosaic inlay jewelry
RUSSELL MOTT • Las Cruces, NM • raku fired and stoneware
KAREN MELODY • Placitas • porcelain woven and braided/
PHIL SONIER • Albuquerque • wildlife/nature photography
DIANA STETSON • Albuquerque • fine art printmaking,
monotypes, collographs & etchings
HOLLY STULTS • Santa Fe • designer gold & silver
jewelry using gemstones & pearls
DEB SUESS • Las Vegas, NM • rugs, wall hangings, scarves,
JUDITH YOUNG & ALLAN EDGAR • Corrales • fabricated,
stone mosiac, sterling/inlay jewelry