The El Rito 2008 Studio Tour

Tour dates: OCTOBER 18th and 19th 2008

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Studio Tour Sign up Meeting April 30th elfbar bc5000. 6:30PM @ El Rito Public Library
Interested participating artists:Please Attend
Deadline for early entry fee is April 30, 2008*
Please fill out the application form by clicking: here

For information about participating please CONTACT us.

2007 Studios and Participants:

Community Artist Mercado:
Arts and crafts, food
Julie Wagner:
Drawings, prints, artist’s books, ravens
Tobias and Molly White
Fine jewelry & sweets
El Rito Fire Department
Tours; water, juice, pastries;
10-3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday
NNMC: Spanish Colonial Furniture:
Hand carved furniture, home accessories
College open house and tours
NNMC: Fiber Arts
Contemporary & traditional textiles, Placements, purses, yarns
College Open house and tours
Karen Sexton:
Painting, printmaking, nichos
Tracy McBride:
Quiet metal sculpture, embellished knitted scarves, purses
Beth Ferguson:
Watercolors, limited edition giclee prints, note cards
Vanderbrook Studios:
Pottery, photography, prints, paintings
Cindy Talamantes:
Pine needle baskets and basket works
Donations from local artists to benefit therapeutic riding program
Gaia Vaishnov
Paintings, wheel-thrown originals, hand-Built bowls, vessels
Enid York Hancock
Jewelry & hair ornaments with semi-precious, stones, shells & found objects
Barbara Campbell, Stoneware Artifacts: Pottery—decorative, functional, sculptural
Mel Archuleta: Spanish Colonial carver, furniture, frames, mirrors, crosses
Gedeon Santos:
Hand-woven textiles on a backstrap loom
Fabiola Calkins
Micaceous clay masks, sculpture
15 Carmen Campos
Traditional & contemporary tin art
Vincent Campos Retablos
16 Nicholas Herrera
Retablos and santos
17 Carola Bell
Expressionist landscapes & abstracts in oil
Jimmy Malone
Sumi-e (“Ink pictures”)
18 El Rito Library:
“Death by Chocolate” desserts; Retablos & art by children. Two performances of “The Flying Dart” An original Radio Play by the El Rito Library Gang
Saturday, October 20, 2007 1pm and 2pm
Emmy Cheney:
Fine micaceous pottery
Mauna Richardson
Weavings—rag rugs, table runners
20 Julie Claire
Acrylic paintings, art cards, Ganesh gifts
21 Isatu Pottery
Pinch pottery, fountains, Ikebana flower dishes, pottery-mosaic mixed media pieces


Community Artist Mercado
El Rito Fire Department
Water & Pastries
Walter’s Place
1179 Main Street
El Rito Library:
“Death by Chocolate” until 4:00 pm Saturday & Sunday:
Retablos and art by Children.
El Farolito Restaurant: 1212 Main St. Lunch and dinner
Mamacita’s Pizzeria: Highway 84/554, Abiquiu NM 87510
Hand-tossed New York style pizza. Sticky ribs, Angus burgers, subs, salads and more.
Martins General Store: 1213 Main St. Grocery Items
open Saturday only
Maya Art Café
Corner of US Highway 84 and NM 554, Abiquiu NM 87510
Light organic café food, juices, teas, and pastries in an elegant and comfortable setting with internet access

Tour Highlights:

During this weekend, you can visit individual artists’ studios as well as stops where many artists are showing, such as the Mercado (#1) and Northern New Mexico College (#4, 5).

Three venues are also stops on the new, state-wide New Mexico Fiber Arts Trail: Julie Wagner (#2), Northern New Mexico College (#5) and Vanderbrook Studios (#8).

At the El Rito Library (#18), don’t miss “Death by Chocolate,” offerings of to-die-for desserts, as well as an exciting display of children’s art works, including retablos and tinwork.


Special thanks to Luciente, Inc.

Thanks to the El Rito Library for its leadership in children’s arts programming and use of its facility for this event.

Thanks to all the artists and volunteers who donated their time and special skills to organize this tour to include as many community members as possible.

Thanks to Northern New Mexico College, the El Rito Fire Department, and the El Rito Elementary School for their involvement in this year’s tour.

Thanks to the El Rito residents for their support and hospitality during this festive weekend.

Please patronize the businesses of our generous benefactors and patrons.

While you are enjoying your stroll from studio to studio in this charming town, please respect the privacy and property of the people who live here.

Enjoy the tour!

Mark Your Calendar:

Next year’s Studio Tour:

October 18 and 19, 2008