Ready for distribution August 1st, 2016, look out for it!
«Personal» Grew up in Costilla with large family-on a farm & ranch on Poleo Road; My parent are still alive Valdemar (97) and Connie DeHerrera (84).
We are a happy family and get together as often as possible( see pic #1).
Married to my best friend Steve R. Crochet for over 22 yrs, he is my right hand with my work/art (pic#2). I have one son Mario Z. Rael he is 33 yrs and 2 grandchildren Zac and and Emory. The Ute Mountain in Costilla is my best inspiration for taking photos. (more…)
Yaya began her love for art before preschool age. Formal art training was out of reach during her formative years. But as a child of the 50’s and 60’s doors opened to her that she considers the finest possible art education. Before the age of fully 16, she spent many hours at the Bolton Landing farm of her art idol; sculptor David Smith, a recipient of the prestigious “Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts”. Although Smith died in 1965, Yaya maintains friendships with contemporaries Smith mentored. Yaya was accepted at Goddard Experimental Collage in Vermont, also at 16, where she learnt with mature artists in that community. Yaya has participated in classwork at The San Francisco Art Institute, while not old enough to enroll. Her passion is Abstract composition and forms, although she is skilled in portraiture and animal subjects. She has earned awards for her work in juried competition venues throughout the United States. (more…)
Jane transfers strong design skills and a passion for light into unique, evocative and often surprising fused and slumped glass pieces. Light, by its nature, inspires and reveals. Her series of window hangings play with the concept of “light chimes”. Is sound not simply a different harmonic of the visual range? Instead of wind and sound, these chimes transfer light and colors that will never fade. Place them in brilliant sunlight or in a window. Jane also creates slumped votive candle holders or vases for precious mementos or ceremonial objects.
Born in Decatur, Illinois, Lynn grew up in Saint Louis. At the age of nine he studied the masters Michelangelo, Bridgeman and Shephard. While in high school, he continued studies with the Minneapolis School of Art on a full scholarship. Upon graduation from high school, enlisting at the age of 17, he joined the “kiddy cruise” to Viet Nam and funded his way to art school. (more…)
NeoMimbreno notecards, spoofs on the ancient Mimbres Pottery designs.
I landed in Taos in the 80’s after living in Latin America for twelve years. Life in the tiny village of Costilla; a love of land and culture influence my artwork. I paint what is framed in an open door, the view outside my window, walks along the acequia, or down our dirt road. My watercolor process goes from detailed drawings to loose washes and back to tiny brush details.
My work is inspired by the beauty found in nature, and I am drawn to looking closely at the intricacies of small things – seed pods, flowers, cacti, tree bark, insects, etc. The early influence of Georgia O’Keefe’s work and aesthetic has set me on a similar path, now living in a similar place. (more…)
Randy Pijoan (Peh-zwahn) is nationally known for his large scale western landscapes but more importantly for being the father of contemporary city ‘night-scape’ painting, and the socially popular art movement-Phrasism. His paintings have been seen in numerous publications; American Artist Magazine, American Art Collector Magazine, and Southwest Art Magazine.
Maggi makes original hand glazed tiles of horses and other designs. She has been delighted to work with glazes since 1994.
Of her love affair with wilderness, Alex writes, “It is here I feel connected – hand, foot, and heart – to my inner spirit, to Earth’s dream.”
Alex Rykken has lived in remote areas of the Southwest for most of her adult life, captivated by wild lands, nourished by the mystery and grit of untamed country. She holds master of education degree and works as a writer, ecologist, and educator. (more…)
Paper & Metal Sculptures
Steve is a painter of landscapes in watercolor, oils and acrylics. He paints local landscapes to include the Rio Costilla and the Rio Grande, Ute Mountain and Poncha Hills, Sangre de Cristos and Sierra Blanca. (more…)
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