Concerts and Art Exhibits atLas Placitas Presbyterian ChurchHighway 165, Placitas NMDirections2 pm - Visual Artists Reception3 pm - ConcertPlease check individual concert details as dates and times may be subject to change
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Linda is both a Watercolor and Acrylic Artist. She has won sev-eral awards from the Watercolor Society and Masterworks. Linda likes to experiment with different styles and her inspira-tions are from Kandinsky, Picasso, Matisse, Klimt and Seurat. You can find her work in many restaurants and galleries in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho, New Mexico.Linda says: “My style is to create something new and different with each painting. My inspiration comes from Kandinsky, Picasso, Matisse, Seurat and Klimt. I have won awards from the New Mexico Watercolor Society and Masterworks for abstract art.”
Dan is from a family of artists. His mom is a painter and his dad was an architect. Art and architecture are his world. Dan spent a lot of time in his mother’s studio or out looking at buildings with his dad. This was the Abstract expressionist era in California. Dan lived and painted in the San Francisco for 30 years and showing on a regular basis. He also spent a year studying in Europe and also painted with artist Channing Peake in Santa Barbara, California. Dan moved to New Mexico in 2005.Dan says: “Making Art is like the air I breath. It’s a way of life! A spiritual connection to a Higher Power! Art is the foundation upon which I live my everyday life!”
Judith was a Painting and Design at Carnegie Tech in the 1960's and has been creating ever since. She has worked in many dif-ferent media, and has painted on Silk since 1982. First was a long successful Wearable Arts Career, and she is now focused on Art Quilts which she shows locally at Wild Hearts Gallery here in Placitas, and also in National and International shows and Muse-ums.Judith says: “I love the complex, multi-layered, and meditative quality of creating and embellishing Art Quilts. Now, more than ever, appreciation for the beauty and diversity of our Natural World is so important, and that is the focus of my quilts.”
Dianna Shomaker has created and studied art since the 1950s with instructors and institutions in the US and Europe. Her style has evolved from realistic to abstraction guided primarily by intuition. She is currently using encaustic wax media in a vari-ety of applications.Dianna says: “Paintings can be such powerful tools for express-ing the things we value. Painting gives me another voice in my world and is as close as I can get to expressing those feelings whose meanings cannot be conveyed through words alone.”