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Riverfest 2018Save the Date! Riverfest Art Show 2019

Call to Artists

Berg Park, 400 Scott Avenue in Farmington, NM

Friday, May 24.... 6 to 9pm
Saturday, May 25... 7am to noon, Plein Air Painting
Sunday, May 26 … 11am to 4pm

Join us opening night and purchase some art or just bid on a silent auction.

Return on Saturday morning and enjoy works in progress throughout the park as the Plein Air Painters and other artists paint from sunrise to noon. Everyone (youth and teens, welcome) have an opportunity to win, if you paint! Participants visiting the Fine Arts Tent will view the Plein Air and vote for their favorite beginning at noon to 3pm. Winners are determined by popular vote in both Adult, Teen and Youth categories and announced Saturday at 4pm at the Little Pavillion. Plein Air is for sale by the artist, but must be picked up at 4pm.

Last chance to purchase art and pick up the silent auction art, until 4pm on Sunday. If you are interested in participating in next year's Riverfest, email

Sunday May 26, 2019
10:15 am to 10:45 am Fashion Check-in
Fashion Show begins at 11am

Come to the Little Pavilion at the River Reach Terrace to show off your recycled fashions, or just watch the show. Prizes awarded for First, Second, and Third Place in both Middle and High School Categories! Hosted by Piedra Vista Honor society. Sponsored By Waste Management and Clean & Beautiful Farmington and Northwest New Mexico Arts Council.




Riverfest Fine Art Show 2017

May 26, 27 & 28
Farmington Berg Park


tent map


Riverfest 2015
May 22nd, 23th & 24th Photos


Sherrie Van Sickle

Congratulations NWNMAC Choice and $200 Award

Jan A. Goldman for In the Beginning (Pastel) from Farmington
Sherrie Van Sickle for Gold Dredge II (Watercolor) from Farmington

Click for Riverfest 2015 Prospectus350


Art Sale

Photos from this year's High Desert Fine Art Festival
Karen Ellsbury Michael & Sharon Bulloch
Winners at Riverfest
Martha Elchert Plein Air Winner Winona House People's Choice Winner of Commemoratire Poster
Fine Arts Festival


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Riverfest Fine Art Show – Farmington, New Mexico

Fine Arts Festival
River Fest

River Fest

River Fest
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.

Plein Air Art Show

Plein Air Painters of the Four Corners. The winner of Riverfest was Dwight Lawling

Judge Dwight bridge
riverbank pretty frame tree and river


RiverFest May 24, 25, 26, 2013

Fine Arts Festival 2010

Prizes from 2013 High Desert Fine Art Festival
Richard Mordecki
Corinne Van Der Plogg
Richard Mordecki - People's Choice 2013
Corinne Ven Der Plogg - Best Booth Award 2013

Vote Art Poster

Award Winners in 2012
Ann Hartman
Best Booth
People's Choice 2012
Best Booth Award 2012

Sponsored by ConocoPhillips

Fran Fayfield2012 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. Mickey GinnCongratulations 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.

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.

Commemorative Posters for Purchase
$20.00 or $10.00 with membership
If you would like to use a credit card for payment, please call 505-327-0076.
2014 Poster Kennith W. Gordon commemorative poster 2013 Poster
2014 High Desert Fine Art
Festival Poster by Betty Reed
2014 Riverfest Fine Arts Show
Poster by Kennith W. Gordon
2013 Riverfest Fine
Arts Show Poster
2012 Poster Karen Ellsworth Poster Michael Bulloch
Poster by Randy Follis Poster by Karen Ellsbury

Poster by Michael Bulloch

Yazzie Richard Mordecki Yazzie
Poster by Sharon Bulloch Poster by Richard Mordecki Poster by Venaya Yazzie

Sponsored by ConocoPhillips

Remembering Connie Gotsch

Northwest New Mexico Arts Council
P.O. Box 2235, Farmington, NM 87499
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