Sunday, March 10, 2024

ArtsThrive 2024

I’m delighted to announce that Peggy and I are juried artists in the Albuquerque Museum’s ArtsThrive exhibition and sale. It will be Peggy’s fifth year in the prestigious event and my second. For as long we have lived in New Mexico, a requirement to be invited, we’ve been aware of the show because it features some of the state’s most recognized visual artists. To be included in such company is an honor and a privilege. Above are shots from ArtsThrive 2023 and below are our contributions to ArtsThrive 2024. It must be noted that there were six dots next to Adobe at Ranchos Plaza, Fresh Oven Bread and Turn Signal when the final tally was taken, three, two and one from top to bottom.

Adobe Rose

Apple Picking Time

Up at Dawn

Rough Rider

Ruedas Turquesas

Taos Tipis

ArtsThrive, which began as Miniatures and More twenty years ago, is the Albuquerque Museum Foundation’s biggest fund-raising event of the year. This year it will exhibit 350 works of art from 135 notable creators. The event is handsomely mounted and the Collector’s Premiere on March 14 between 6 and 9pm and the Saturday Gala on March 16 from 6 to 10pm are must attend events on the New Mexico art calendar. They are tickets only events. You can purchase tickets on the Albuquerque Museum website.

Peggy Immel, John C. Barney, Sarah Drummond, and Aaron Richardson will be creating works of art from start to finish in just two hours during the Collector’s Premiere. These Quick Draws are a chance to see the process and completed artwork in real time. Peggy was a demonstrator last year as well.

The exhibition will be open to the public from Monday, March 18 through Sunday, April 14.

We encourage you to see the show. It’s one of New Mexico’s finest.

1 comment:

Blacks Crossing said...

Congratulations to both you and Peggy for being juried into this prestigious event, and on your sales at last year's Arts Thrive. I am quite certain the two of you with thrive as well as this year's showing. Bet all three of yours (I particularly like the Rough Rider shot) and Peggy's will sell on the first evening! It will be a wonderful opening to the gallery season! Thanks for sharing them with us.