Saturday, January 28, 2012

For the Love of Rivers Show

Betsy Butler chats with Norm
 Last night a group of my fellow artists and I celebrated the completion of a process of hanging, advertising and and hosting an opening reception for an art show, For the Love of Rivers, which will hang at St. Mark's on the Mesa, the website until February 24.
Robert Southwick and guests
 This show is a co-operative benefit fundraiser with some members of the Adobe Whitewater Club for the Children and Youth Ministries of St. Marks.  Eight pieces of artwork were sold.

One of our projects is sending a child, who has a parent in prison, to Grace Camp at  Camp Stoney website where they will go Whitewater rafting at the end of the week.

Celia Southwick discussing... rivers!

For more information about work with children and families of prisoners in New Mexico, you can go to the Wings Ministry Website.  30% of the sales from this show will be used for the Grace Camp Scholarship fund.  If you would like to purchase a work of art, you can visit the Sacred Arts Gallery at 431 Richmond NE from 9 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (please call 505-262-2484 to verify that a staff member is there to let you in) or on Sunday mornings from 9:00 to noon.

Heather Gaume with her husband, Norm
A Closer Look

Celia's Work Get a Lot of Attention

A Young Art Fan loved the cookies and punch, took a brief look at the art, and found the grand piano much more to his taste.

A Fan of Betsy Butler's Photographs

Up Close and Personal - Richard Silverstein's striking photographs.  In the background, you can see the stunning fabric artwork "He Is Not Here" by Martha Peterson, a permanent installation in the gallery.


  1. Very nice evening and enjoyed the visitors at the show. It was fun. Thanks Heather for putting this together.

  2. It was nice to see people doing an art show for the cause. I love the theme and it looks like everyone had a great time.

    By the way, do you know Frank Webb's work? Although there are a lot of people who's work I love, he's my watercolor idol.


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