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Abiquiu Studio Tour

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The Abiquiu Studio Tour is in its 17th year now, featuring more than 60 resident artists.  This self-guided driving tour is designed to bring people into the work spaces and galleries of the artists so that they can get a first-hand look at where the art is made, get to know the artists themselves, and better understand the motivations behind these works.  It is every bit a community project, with every person who participates doing their part to make the event happen.

The following is only a small sampling of some of the artists who will be on the tour.

 

 

Wayne Brewster Drum



Wayne Brewster

drums, traditional and contemporary

 

P.O.BOX 618
Abiquiú, NM 87510

 

Phone:
505.685.4343


Wayne Brewster estimates that he has made more than 200 drums.   He created his first one out of a hollow cottonwood tree branch and a scrap of hide in 1998.  His musical background helped him to craft it.  He strongly believes in putting love, heart and prayer into his craft.  He uses the hides of cow, buffalo, elk, and deer over cottonwood in his instruments.

 Garcia Skeleton



Leopoldo Garcia

wood carver

 

PO Box 1022
Abiquiú, NM 87510

 

Phone:
505-685-0568

 

Leopoldo Garcia comes from a long line of carvers on both sides of his family.  A live-long resident of Abiquiu, he works with aspen, cedar, and cottonwood to make both traditional and contemporary works.  He also makes retablos using natural pigments and acrylic paints.

 Garcia Cross



Napoleón Garcia

wood carver

 

P.O.BOX 68
Abiquiú, NM 87510

 

Phone:
505.685.4613

 

Napoleón Garcia creates Kiva ladders, retablos, walking sticks, crosses, and birds out of wood.  He is the resident tourist guide in Abiquiu, so woodcarving is a good pass-time as he waits for people to come in looking for information.  He worked for Georgia O’Keeffe for 40 years when she lived just down the road from where he still resides.

 William Page



William Page

paintings, oil & acrylic

 

PO Box 56
Abiquiú, NM 87510

 

Phone:
505.685.4159

 

William Page’s calling as a painter came to him while he was in his fifties.  He has been making art for years now, still finding his style and place in the world of art.  He is very philosophical in his views on the world, striving to see how art and imagery affect the human experience.  His goal is to invoke questions and stir people to find deeper meanings and reflect on the world through his artwork. 

 John Reeve Pottery



John Reeve

pottery, sculpture

 

PO Box 631
Abiquiú, NM 87510

 

Phone:
505.685.4052

John Reeve came to New Mexico in 1987.  He was born in Canada in 1929 and started studying pottery when he was 27 years old.   He was an apprentice to Bernard Leach in England in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s.  He established Longland’s Pottery in Devon and Cold Mountain Pottery in Vancouver.  He taught at the Vancouver School of Art and did a number of workshops in both the US and Canada before his current job teaching at Santa Fe Clay.  He works primarily in stoneware and porcelain, though he also touches on raku, earthenware, and ceramic sculpture.

 Lynette Jennings painting

 

 

Lynette Jennings

oil painting


P.O.BOX 738
Abiquiú, NM 87510

 

Phone:
505.685.0011

 

Lynette Jennings is known world-wide for her Discovery Channel series, “Lynette Jennings Design.”  This critically-acclaimed artist taught the art of design, art appreciation and architecture to millions of viewers.  She started art in high school, moving on to performing arts in college, and finally into architecture.  She started her own architectural firm, Marketecture, in Toronto at the age of 24.  She’s been a part of multiple television shows, magazines, and books.

 Jim Romberg Pottery



Jim Romberg

raku, stoneware ceramics

 

P.O.BOX 737
Abiquiú, NM 87510

 

Phone:
505.685.0011

 

Jim Romberg has more than 30 years experience with raku ceramics.  He is the director of the Eagleheart Center for Art and Inquiry.  He has works in galleries all over the country and has given work shops on ceramics in both the US and Europe.  His current residence in Abiquiu is the source of a lot of his inspiration.  He is also a member of the International Academy of Ceramics and a Board Member of the National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts (NCECA).

 Corinna Stoeffl Photo



Corinna Stoeffl

photography: landscapes & wildlife

 

PO Box 1314
Abiquiú, NM 87510

 

Phone:
505.685.0978

 

Corinna Stoeffl is a photographer with a love for nature.  She got her first camera when she was a teenager as a birthday present.  She became fanatical, but took a break while raising her children.  After twenty years, she got her first digital camera and it was love all over again.  Photography classes were to follow.  She loved to take photos of the changing landscape, animals, and watches the way that the light can change any scene drastically.

 Jen & Ken Photo



Jan & Ken Brookshier

fine art photography, custom framing

 

PO Box 754
Medanales, NM 87548

 

Phone:
505.685.4712

 

Jan and Ken recently moved to New Mexico from Pagosa Springs, Colorado.  With more than 50 years experience between then collectively, they became very serious about their art in the last 20 years.  Both have won numerous awards for their images.  Ken is also a custom frame builder.

 

 

   

 

This is only a small sampling of some of the artists who will be on the tour.  For full information, visit abiquiustudiotour.org