Ready for distribution August 1st, 2016, look out for it!
Guardian angels and saints of wood and tin.
Mara Cibis is an 80-year-old holocaust survivor living in the High Desert of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains.
Oils & mixed medias.
Embellished gourds & gourd musical instruments.
Karen Ahlgren is a contemporary southwest wildlife painter from New Mexico. Through the skilled use of jewel-toned watercolors, she captures the spirit and soul of her subjects. Bears, birds, wolves, deer, elk, coyotes and cougars are all part of the artistry of Karen Ahlgren. Karen Ahlgren grew up in northern California with a life long passion for animals. From spending her early summers in the forests of northern California and later living near the mesas of New Mexico, Karen developed her deep appreciation and love for the natural world. Residing in southern Mexico she became enamored of the wild colors in the native costumes, folk art and traditions. Karen finally realized her dream of living near the wilds of the woods and moved to northern New Mexico. Here her passion and connection with wild beings was nurtured by them passing through her land.
The time I spend creating is a form of meditation and the pieces I create are evidence of time well spent in communion with my self. I have taken to playing in all sorts of mediums; from the rendering of the figure, to landscapes, abstractions in wood, stone and metal and most recently mosaics. I look forward to sharing them with you. (more…)
Hi, my name is Nancy DeHerrera Crochet. I was born in New Mexico, raised in Costilla, a community tucked below the beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountains. As a child waking up to the majestic mountains and going to bed with our colorful evening skies, was and still is a pleasure. I have been taking pictures for many years, and finally realized I wanted to take my photography to the next level. I enrolled at U.N.M. Taos, in a black and white photo class. To say the least, it was a very empowering experience. I specialize in landscape photography, but enjoy shooting portraits, weddings, etc. I’m not just a photographer but an artist. (more…)
Born in Decatur, Illinois, Lynn Kircher grew up in Saint Louis. Long past the time when the child’s artwork is relegated to the closet, Lynn dreamed of making beautiful creations in color and clay. At the age of nine, he studied the masters Michelangelo, Bridgeman and Shephard. Awarded a full scholarship to the Minneapolis School of Art as a high school student, he set his sights on art school.
Enlisting upon graduation, he joined the “kiddy cruise” and set off to Viet Nam and the promise of the GI bill. In 1969, he resumed his studies under the tutelage of John Jellico, founder of the Colorado Institute of Art. He maintained ties with this institution for the next 27 years, first as a student and eventually, as a teacher. During his time with the Institute, Lynn developed a passion for teaching. (more…)
Karen McCurtain-Blair is an artist based in Taos, New Mexico. Karen has exhibited in the U.S. and abroad and her work is found in private collections internationally. Karen landed in Taos in the 80’s after living in Central and South America, and the Caribbean for l2 years.
Now living in a tiny village in the foothills of Northern New Mexico, her art continues to be influenced by the local culture and her love of the land. She paints what is framed in an open door, the view outside her window, a walk along the acequia or down her dirt road. Karen has exhibited in the U.S. and abroad and her work is found in private collections internationally. (more…)