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tada!! almost time to VIEW and VOTE!

On Saturday, March 15, you can begin viewing the ART work included in the "People's Choice" Exhibit in Historic Downtown Farmington. From the 15th through the Spring Art Walk on Friday, April 4, 70 Four Corners artists will be showing a piece of their work in 15 downtown venues. Register to VOTE (for your favorite piece of ART) at Three Rivers Art Center, 109 N. Allen, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Tuesday through Saturday. Also, pick up a catalog re: artist/venue info at TRAC, or other participating businesses. Art can be viewed during each venue's regular business hours.

Seven CASH prizes will be presented to the artists with the most votes at an AWARDS Ceremony at 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 5, in the Farmington Civic Center lobby. All are invited to attend. A Juried Award has been added to the event this year. Durango artist, Maureen May - painter, printmaker, actress and community activist will view all ART work on site and make a selection for the Juried Award.

"People's Choice" is sponsored by the Farmington Downtown Association and the Three Rivers Art Center, the Connie Gotsch Arts Foundation, the Fine Arts Committee at San Juan College, the Northwest New Mexico Arts Council, and George Duncan - 1st prize winner People's Choice - 2013.

 

Downtown Spring Art Walk
and Peoples Choice Award

Voting Begins on March 15, 2014 and Ends on April 4, 2014.
Come Out For an Evening of Art on April 4, 2014 at the Art walk

People's Choice Voting Instructions

WHO CAN VOTE?
If you are 16 years of age or older, you are eligible to vote for your favorite piece of art.

WHY VOTE?
Exhibiting artists can win cash awards of up to $1,000 based on the number of votes they get.
Your vote counts!

HOW MANY VOTES DO I GET ?
There are two categories _ Adult and Student. You can vote for one piece in each category, one time only.

HOW DO I GET A BALLOT SO I CAN VOTE?
Beginning Saturday, March 15th. you can register to vote in person and get a ballot at Three Rivers Art Center (TRAC) at 109 N Alien Ave. Faimington. NM, Tuesday - Saturday 10am to 5pm

WHERE IS THE ART I GET TO VOTE ON?
Pick up a People's Choice catalog, available at Three Rivers Art Center (TRAC) 109 N Allen Ave and at participating downtown Farmington Businesses This catalog will identify all the participating businesses and the art pieces.
There are 15 participating downtown Farmington businesses with 57 Adult artists and 15 Student artists represented. The student category includes just the art of students from San Juan College.

HOW DO I VOTE?
Each art piece will have a placard identifying the division (Adult or Student) and a unique catalog number. All student art will be displayed in the Farmington Civic Center foyer.
Write on vour ballot the catalog number that corresponds to the piece that you wish to vote for in both
the Adult and Student divisions.

BE SURE AND SIGN YOUR BALLOT!

Drop your completed ballot in the ballot box provided at Three Rivers Art Carter during their regular
business hours or during the April Art Walk on Friday, April 4t h

WHEN DO I GET TO VOTE?
Voting begins on March 15 and ends at the close of the April Art Walk on April 4 .

 

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Call for Entries – 2014 Gateway to Imagination:
A National Juried Art Competition
ENTER NOW!

Get your work prepared for entry into the 2014 Gateway to Imagination: A National Juried Art Competition. The show will take place at the Farmington Museum from May 10 - July 12, 2014, with a reception on May 17, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. All media accepted, open to artists 18 years and older, artwork must have been completed after January 1, 2013. The show will award $2,750 in cash prizes. There is a $35 entry fee for a maximum of 2 digital files, the entry deadline is March 15, 2014, see the prospectus here.

Online entry and image upload is available here.
For more information, call (505) 566-2279, or email artshow@fmtn.org.


Library Card Photo Contest   Poster

Farmington Public Library Card Photo Contest

Click here for more information about this opportunity through February 2nd.

 

Crystal Clay Jewelry Class

Linked here is the class flyer for our first class of the year. Join Cheri Atkinson to learn about this new resin medium. Let your friends know as well.

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As/Us Ignacio Reeding

As/Us Ignacio Reading and Book Signing
Featuring Tanaya Winder and Venaya Yazzie
Monday, December 23, 2013
12:00 PM until 2:00 PM
Ignacio Community Library

Click here for flyer

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Jazz Concert

Jan. 11th Rising Native Youth Forum!Rising Native Youth Forum

Location : Drop In Center (Shiprock, New Mexico)
Date : Saturday, January 11, 2014
Time : 9am-430pm.

Follow: https://twitter.com/RisingN8VYouth
Like: https://www.facebook.com/RisingNativeYouth

About - As sovereign bodies, we would like to provide a safe space to conduct healthy conversations and complete actions that are driven
by Native youth.

Description - Making spaces for people to converse, plan, and organize to invoke and contribute to the movement -#RisingNativeYouth#RNY2014

Objective - As sovereign bodies, we would like to provide a safe space to conduct healthy conversations and complete actions that are driven by Native youth for Native communities. We are based out of the Four Corners area and ideas will not reflect all Native youth thinking as a whole. Our mission is to provide Native youth the proper platform to speak on issues that limit our ability of progression. We are only scratching the surface by giving the community a voice.

#RisingNativeYouth #RNY2014 #Native #Diné

For more information or if you want to help, please contact risingnativeyouth@gmail.com

 

Call to Artists Riverfest Fine Art Show – Farmington, New Mexico

Riverfest
DEADLINE: 2/28/2014
Jury fee: $25, NWNMAC member $20 Non refundable
Event Dates: 5/23rd, 24th, 25th, 2014

Indoor juried fine art fair to be held in conjunction with the 28th annual Riverfest. Juror for this event is Randy Follis an internationally recognized western artist from Aztec, NM. Thousands of visitors attend this annual celebration along the Animas River in Farmington, NM. Open to all artists residing in NM, CO, UT, or AZ. The fair promotes original art in various mediums with all artists on site. Apply to be a part of this fun event! One artist will have art featured on the Northwest New Mexico Arts Council Riverfest poster.

Prospectus: Pick up at the Farmington Library (see Flo Trujillo), 2101 Farmington Ave., download, or send SASE to NWNMAC, Attn: Riverfest Fine Arts Show, P.O. Box 2235, Farmington, NM 87499. Questions? Call Tim Gordon (505) 486-0403 or email RiverfestArt@hotmail.com

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Kids and Parents
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(Click here to see full-size poster.)

Enjoy ART at "Art Walk Kickoff to Highland Games" in Downtown Aztec on Friday eve, Oct. 4, from 5 to 8 pm. Map attached...Hope to See you!

Welcome to Fall ART Walk 2013 News! Gather up your buddies and head to Downtown Farmington from 5 to 9 pm on Friday, October 11. Lots to view and enjoy!
here's a taste...
Artifacts Gallery (302 E Main) will host "Unhooked - The Decorated Bra Show" which includes the work of several area artists. Proceeds from sales go to the Cathy Lincoln Memorial Fund. Also, curator for the Harrison Center for the Arts in Indianapolis, Kyle Ragsdale, will show his ART in this venue. sounds like a win...win...

The Farmington Daily Times (201 Allen Ave) will have a display of ART completed by high school students. good refreshments too!

Studio 116 (116 W. Main) will feature paintings and mixed media work by Doug Miller - voted "People's Choice" at Riverfest Fine Arts and Crafts Fair 2013.

Three Rivers Banquet Hall (107 W. Main) will host "A Healing ARTmosphere"...a silent auction of ART and crafts held to benefit San Juan County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Tax Force.

Three Rivers Art Center (109 N. Allen) will hold a reception for "L o o s e Ladies". yep. An exhibit of ART work by the Current LL's will be on display...must see.

and then...there are a few changes to the art walk since attached map has been printed...1st - Ambrose Teasyatwho will be showing his sculpture and drawings at Sherrie's Studio (101 W. Main)...not Wal-Art. 2nd - Sarah Mahaffey (mixed media and oils), Randy Follis (western art), and Kyle Lewis (pencil, markers) will be showing at Wal-Art (422 W. Main). and 3rd - Potter John Bintz will show at Dance Castle Boutique (213 W. Main). so...go for it!

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Dia de Los Muertos
Make sugar skulls
Studio 116-Downtown Farmington
November 1 from 4-9pm

 

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Casting Call for the independent film “The Reach”Casting Call The Reach

Farmington, NM– “The Reach,” an independent film shooting in the Farmington/Shiprock area is holding a casting call for background actors this Friday, September 6 from 1:00 to 5:00pm at the Red Lion Hotel, 700 Scott Ave, in Farmington, NM. The call will be in the Four Corners Grand Ballroom.

Production on “The Reach” will begin mid-September and run through late October.

The production is looking for men, women and children of all ages to work as paid extras. We are especially interested in 50yo + people with interesting faces.

New Mexico Extras Casting Director Lorrie Latham will conduct the casting call. If you are unable to attend the casting call in person please submit a recent color picture of yourself to lorrie@lathamcasting.com. Along with the photo please include the following information:

*Height
*Weight
*Age
*Town you currently live in
*Phone number
*Email address (if you have one)

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San Juan College is hosting an art show for Ken and I. Hope you have the time to come see it. I have attached a PDF post card that gives the information about it. Please set aside Thursday, September 12th from 3 to 5 for the reception.

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Arts in Afterschool “TORANI Celebration”
Local Artist does ToraniThursday, September 26 @ 4pm
Farmington Public Library, multipurpose room
2101 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, NM 87401

Congratulations to Lizzy Begay, National “Torani Syrup Label Art” contest winner! Enjoy a pizza party and Torani soda. Scheduled at the event is Senator Bill Sharer, Mayor Tommy Roberts, City Manager, Rob Mayes and District Three, City Councilperson, Gayla McCulloch.

Youth Storytellers will entertain with stories for the Four Corners Storytelling Festival.

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DOWNTOWN FARMINGTON ARTWALK

Friday, June 14 – 5-9pm

Three Rivers Banquet Hall, 107 E. Main
The fundraiser, themed "13" will include both two and three dimensional art work created by local artists. There will be a minimum bid of $50 on each piece and all proceeds from sales will go towards marketing future art walks. The fundraiser is held in conjunction with the Summer Art Walk in Downtown Farmington.

Brown’s Shoe Fit Co.
Featured Artists: Tina Farrow and Robb Rocket

GRAND OPENING
Karen Ellsbury
Studio 116


 

Three Rivers Fusion ART EXHIBIT

Meet the artists at the opening reception

Friday, May 3, from 6-8pm
at
San Juan College, Henderson Fine Arts Center Gallery

Janet McHaley Burns Debra Blaire Michael Billie

Three artists showcase their talents, skills and techniques with encaustic painting in the
Three Rivers Fusion art exhibit

Brought to you by
Michael Billie, Debra Blair and Janet McHaley Burns
The art will be on display from May 3 to May 31 in the Henderson Fine Arts Center Gallery.

Riverfest 2013

RiverFest
May 24, 25, 26, 2013
Red Lion Inn Hotel (indoor event)
Friday, May 24… Reception @ 6pm
Saturday, May 25… 10am -7pm
Sunday, May 26… 10am – 4pm

Contact Tim Gordon (505) 486-0403 or email RiverfestArt@hotmail.com

Vote Art Poster


Take the Leap!...

ART LEAP, that is. Venues are fewer and farther between for this February event, but the excellent quality of ART WORK abides.

Three downtown businesses are keeping the doors open from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, February 15 to celebrate ART!

  1. Three Rivers Women's Collective & In Cahoots! Gallery (109 N. Allen) will host an opening reception for the "Masks" Exhibit. This show will include a variety of masks created by area artists. The public is invited to vote for their favorite mask in three different categories: Most Original, Most Whimsical, and Overall Best of Show. Voting will begin on the 12th of Feb. and go through the 23rd. Local musician Charles Stacey will share his talent during the reception.
  2. B & B Bridal & Tuxedo Junction (228 W. Main) will feature the work of two local potters. Evelyn Smith will show her miniature creations and Nancy Tso will show her functional pieces. Stop in and support these artists new to the downtown event.
  3. Wal-Art (422 W. Main) will highlight the work of local encaustic artist Michael Billie. and, yeah!...the Wines of the San Juan will be on location with tasting and sales. Munchies available in all locations.

C'mon...you can do it! Weather forecast looks good for that leap!

"Art is the triumph over chaos." John Cheever


PAUL POSNAK in concert

The Silhouette Series in partnership with the Fine Arts Committee of San Juan College presents Internationally renown pianist PAUL POSNAK in concert at Henderson Fine Arts Center Saturday, February 16th - 7:00 p.m.

Tickets: $12 - adults $10 seniors and students $20 Family Pass - 2-for-1 passes will be available at the Downtown Art Walk Friday evening, February 15th

High Desert Fine Art Festival

February 22.. Reception 6-9pm
Saturday, February 23… 10am to 7pm
Sunday, February 24… 10am to 4pm

NWNMAC meeting January 28, 2013

6pm @ Farmington Public Library


Call to Artists

RIVERFEST FINE ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR
Farmington, New Mexico 

DEADLINE: 2/28/2013
Jury fee: $25, NWNMAC member $20

Event Dates: 5/24/13 -5/26/13 

Indoor juried fine art fair to be held in conjunction with the 27th annual Riverfest. Juror for this event is Ann Smith of Durango, an internationally recognized artist painting in watercolor. Thousands of visitors attend this annual celebration along the Animas River in Farmington, NM. Open to all artists residing in NM, CO, UT, or AZ.  The fair promotes original art in various mediums with all artists on site.  Apply to be a part of this fun event! One artist will have art featured on the Northwest New Mexico Arts Council Riverfest poster.

Prospectus: Pick up at the Farmington Library, 2101 Farmington Ave., download  or send SASE to NWNMAC, Attn: Riverfest Fine Arts and Crafts Fair, P.O. Box 2235, Farmington, NM  87499

Questions? Call Tim Gordon (505) 486-0403 or email RiverfestArt@hotmail.com

If you would like to use a credit card for payment, please call 505-327-0076.


Painting Snow and Winter Scenes with Michael LewisMichael Lewis Pleinair

When: January 18-20, 2013
Location: Sorrel Sky Gallery, 828 Main Ave., Durango, CO 81301
Cost: $250 per person
Minimum Class Size: 4 
Maximum Class Size: 10

Call 970-247-3555 to register. 

Description: Learn how to capture the magic of glistening snow and looming winter storms from Michael Lewis. Michael will teach color, composition and technique. www.michaellewisart.com

Supply List will be provided upon registration.

Rennaisance Faire

Renaissance Fair
October 20 & 21, 2012
@ Berg Park

Northwest NM Arts Council Meeting
Monday, September 17 @ 6pm
Farmington Public Library

Lights On Afterschool link
Lights on Afterschool Poster Contest

Deadline: October 18 (see poster for details)

Four Corners Storytelling Festival @ Berg Park
October 12 & 13, 2012 (Free)

Four Corners Storytelling Festival @ Berg Park
October 12 & 13, 2012 (Free)

  Upcoming Events
 

Fran Mayfield2012 Gateway to Imagination Juried Art Exhibition
Northwest New Mexico Arts Council Winners

98 artworks selected from 334 submissions from artists across the country. The Northwest New Mexico Arts Council was among one of the several awards presented at the 2012 Gateway to Imagination National Juried Art Competition held at the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park in Farmington, New Mexico. About 98 artworks were selected by the Juror, Hugh Wilson, from 334 submissions from artists across the country. Congratulations to local artists, Fran Mayfield and Mickey Ginn for being selected as 2012 NWNMAC winners and each received a ribbon and a $200 cash award.Mickey Ginn

About the Juror: Hugh Wilson, a figurative painter, who works from life is the juror for this year’s art exhibit. He lives and paints in communities for several months at a time, developing intimate relationships with his subjects. He lived with Tuaregs in Algeria, migrant workers in Niger, traveled in a camper through working–class America and followed the Hispanic farm workers from Yuma to Salinas. Hugh spent the fall of 2011 in the remote islands of Vanuatu.

Mr. Wilson graduated in 1991 with a BA from Duke University and received his MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2004. His work has been shown in Algeria, France, New York and Montana.


2012 Gateway to Imagination Juried Art Exhibition

Textile artist Jean M. Judd of Cushing, Wisconsin has been juried into the 2012 Gateway to Imagination National Juried Art Competition to be held at the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park in Farmington, New Mexico. Her artwork, Diamond #3: Block on a Rock, is one of the artworks selected for the exhibit. The exhibition will feature 98 artworks selected from 334 submissions.

The juror for this exhibition is figurative painter Hugh Wilson. Mr. Wilson lives and paints in communities worldwide for several months at a time, developing intimate relationships with his subjects. More about him and his artwork can be seen on his web site: http://www.hugh-wilson.com .

The exhibition opens on May 12, 2012. An artist reception, juror talk, and awards presentation is on May 19, 2012 from 6 to 9 pm. The exhibition closes on July 14, 2012.

The address of the facility is:

Farmington Museum at Gateway Park
3041 East Main Street
Farmington, New Mexico 87402.

Visit the Farmington Museum web site http://www.farmingtonmuseum.org for more information about the exhibition or call 505-599-1169.

The Northwest New Mexico Arts Council will select two local artists to receive a $200 award each!

CALL FOR ARTISTS!

Free Workshop for student artists!

Student Workshop Committee
Time:  9am to 12pm
Date:  Saturday Jan. 14, 2012
Location:  San Juan College
 
Click here for more details

If you would like to use a credit card for payment, please call 505-327-0076

 

We have created an archive of past events here.

 

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