Artists of the Month: October 2020
Bonnie specializes in art tile. She learned her craft under the direction of Susan Gamble, owner of the Santa Teresa Tile Works in Tucson, AZ. Her largest installation of work, 12 benches and 18 pedestals, is permanently displayed on the grounds of the Oro Valley Marketplace in Tucson. Her work is displayed in both Tucson and Tubac, AZ. Originally from San Francisco, CA, she is a graduate of San Francisco State University. After living in Tucson for ten years, she moved to Las Cruces in 2013.
Naida is a mixed-media artist who combines gelatin monoprinting (hectography) with digital photography. She produces one-of-a-kind art pieces. Naida studied biology at Queens College, City University of New York and zoology at the University of Illinois, Urbana. She is a retired New Mexico State University biology professor. She has taken several Photoshop-related workshops at the Mesilla Digital Imaging Center at the now-defunct Preston Gallery, and printmaking with Quida Touchon at the Las Cruces Museum of Art.
New Gallery Artist
Mark has lived in Las Cruces since 2018. He paints in pastels and draws portraits and figure studies in charcoal. He is a retired architect from the Pacific Northwest. Mark was born in Oak Park, Illinois, and grew up in California and Oregon. He attended the University of Oregon where he earned a five-year Bachelors of Architecture degree. While at Oregon, Mark studied pastel painting and drawing. Having retired, he is now rekindling his interest in fine art and developing his painting and drawing skills.
In addition, the gallery artists offer art in many media, which include:
original paintings, photography, jewelry, ceramics, fabric collage,
stained glass and gourds, as well as affordable note cards and prints.
For further information please call 575-522-2933.
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