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The interesting thing about a studio tour is that you not only get to see the works produced by an artist, but you also get some insight into the techniques used. Check out events to learn when this opportunity will be offered for your education and enjoyment.



Holly Day Open House participants are: Judith Ameriks, Marty Arndt, Steve Bailey, Sharon Cunningham, Jeanne DeArment, Jan Harrison, Mary Hayhoe, Peggy Hoffman, WoodyHoffman, Annetta Hoover, Rosemary McKeown, Judi Miller, Renate Muller, Elaine Reeves, Wanda Sparks, Alice Terry, Gregg Tracy, and Lonnie Wilson. With the work of 19 artists, you are sure to find something that fits your style and your pocketbook. If you use the facebook link, you will see samples of the work that will ...


 Have you visited http://www.facebook.com/pages/Artists-of-Picacho-Hills/137937112884863?ref=digest_email? You can see samples of the work of some of the artists that will display their ware at the Renaissance ArtsFaire on Nov. 3 and 4. The gates open at 10:00 both Saturday and Sunday. The work of 10 artists from Picacho Hills will be available. One of your favorites is sure to be there.

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The list of Picacho artists that will be participating in The Renaissance ArtsFaire at Young Park on November 3rd and 4th includes:Marty Blasche, Greta Burger, Sharon Cunningham, Sherry Gara, Marilyn Hansen, Dee Knudson, Rosemary McKeown, Judi Miller, Marilyn Payne, and Mary Talamini.



Are you looking for an interesting way to spend the first weekend in November? Visit the Renaissance ArtFaire at Young Park. Be sure to look up the booth of Artists of Picacho Hills. There will be paintings, baskets and other reed weaving, glass possibly combined with metal, and who knows what else. Ten members will be displaying there work along with all of the other artists that exhibit at this event. You won't want to miss it. ...


Today it is raining and refreshing all of the gardens on the hill. Great timing. The forecast for next Sunday, the day of the tour, is "abundant sunshine." Hope you are all looking forward to this event and including it in your plans.



Dave Herberger takes pieces of metal and does fantastic things with them. You may see them spinning in the wind outside his home or behaving more sedately in his living room lighting up the area. Before you get to the front door you will find a gate different from any other that you have seen.  To learn more about Dave and see pictures of some of his creations visit: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Art-In-the-Garden-Tour-Picacho-Hills/164722683574503

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 Let nothing go to waste could be Sherry Gara's motto. She started silk painting because she had so many dyes in her cupboard from other projects. Looking at Sherry's scarves and wraps is liking taking a piece of a beautiful garden indoors and then draping it around your shoulders. You immediately feel that you are glamorous.

To see some of Sherry's work and learn more about her, visit: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Art-In-the-Garden-Tour-Picacho-Hills/164722683574503

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Jim Kimball is another of our members that is enthralled by wood. As a shop teacher, Jim passed this interest on to many others along with the knowledge  and skills involved in working successfully with wood. He felt it was important for young people to have these utilitarian skills in everyday life as well as having a skill that could become a vocation.

After retirement, Jim became interested in turning bowls on ...


Wanda Sparks loves gourds. She has hundreds in her work area. She likes to have the right shaped gourd when she gets a new idea so that she can try it out. The thing that Wanda likes about gourds is that you can do so many different things with them. Any technique that can be used on wood or paper can be done on a gourd.



Sharon Cunningham  learned to quilt when her first grandchild was born and a friend insisted that she make a baby quilt.  The friend promised to help her but left town before the quilt was even halfway finished. Sharon  had no idea what to do next so she took the patches to the local quilt store and was given the assistance needed to complete the project.  Quilting gave her a sense of accomplishment because there was ...


Lonnie Wilson used her creativity as a successful interior designer in La Quinta, California and Portland Oregon. Clients ranged from CEO's of companies such as Nike and Hewlett Packard to celebrities like Michael Allen Harrison and Sally Struthers. After retiring to Las Cruces in 2006, she found an outlet for her creativity in basket weaving.  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Art-In-the-Garden-Tour-Picacho-Hills/164722683574503



Gregg Tracy combines mesquite and turquoise to make large pieces of furniture and tiny keepsake boxes. He is constantly trying new things and works at them until he masters them. One of his challenges was creating hinges made of wood. To see more of Gregg's work, visit http://www.facebook.com/pages/Art-In-the-Garden-Tour-Picacho-Hills/164722683574503  



Jan Severson and her husband Larry traveled in their RV for three years searching for the perfect place to live as a retiree. They discovered it in Las Cruces and have put down roots in their new home with the gorgeous view of the Mesilla Valley and the Organ Mountains.

Quite by accident she found that she loves weaving baskets. With a friend's encouragement she has developed this pastime into a consuming passion ...


How do you suppose a person who bikes, plays tennis, and plays golf competitively finds time for art? Rosemary McKeown must know the answer because she does them all and does them well. Her business background was also competitive and art became her stress reliever. She paints in oils and has always been inspired by southwest landscapes. To learn more about Rosemary and see more samples of her work visit http://www.facebook.com/pages/Art-In-the-Garden-Tour-Picacho-Hills/164722683574503

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Peggy Hoffman has been involved with art and gardens all of her life. She grew up on a Florida farm and has always found digging in the dirt relaxing. It also inspires her art work as nature is a recurring theme in her oil paintings. Peggy has a delicate touch and her subtle use of color imparts a feeling of peace.

To learn more about Peggy and see samples of her work, visit http://www.facebook.com/pages/Art-In-the-Garden-Tour-Picacho-Hills/164722683574503.

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Marilyn Payne grew up in a small logging town, Sweet Home, which is at the eastern edge of the Willamette Valley in Oregon.  After graduating from Willamette University she worked as a property manager for several years then moved to San Diego. After a 38 year long career at a prominent computer software and hardware company the next move was to Austin, Texas.  She retired from corporate America two years ago, and now loves living ...


Through the years Cherie Gamboa took classes in oil painting, flower arranging and drawing, but it wasn't until she moved to Las Cruces that she started beading and taking metal classes at NMSU and Santa Fe. She has been inspired by the New Mexico culture and history, it's earth toned colors mixed with the reds and oranges of the sunsets and flowers. This inspiration has led to amazing work with copper.

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Sherwood Hoffman who we all know as "Woody" is appropriately named. When he isn't traveling, he spends his time with his lathe woodturning, He enjoys using various woods for the variety of colors and patterns they offer to create a wide array of wood products.  Woody is also a photographer. We have him to thank for many of the photos of artwork  that you can see on http://www.facebook.com/pages/Art-In-the-Garden-Tour-Picacho-Hills/164722683574503. To learn more ...


Jan Harrison is one busy lady. She is co-chair of Artists of Picacho Hills and she is always involved in some type of class. It must come from her elementary teaching background. When Jan isn't teaching a class herself, she is organizing one. She finds people with interesting techniques and persuades them to come to Las Cruces to teach a class. If that isn't enough, when the opportunity arises, she is off across the country ...


The Artists of Picacho Hillls would like to thank these local businesses for their generous support of the Art in the Garden Tour. They would also like to thank the Picacho Hills Gardeners for their contribution to the success of this event. 

 Pic Quik Stores, Inc.

Sisbarro Autoworks-Volkswagen, Mitsubishi, Buick, GMC

ATD Window Tinting & Graphics

Albertsons #909 El Paseo

Better Life Pet Foods

Calista Animal Hospital, PC

Casa Bonita Imports

Century Chem-Dry

Citizens Bank of Las Cruces

Classic New Mexico Homes

Coldwell Banker de Wetter Hovious ...


Steve Bailey has two passions, art and gardening. He loves to travel, which gives him unlimited subjects to capture both with a camera and the brush. He never travels without his camera close at hand and, at least, a pencil and pad for drawing. Travel also allows him to discover more plants to add to his magnificent garden.

To learn more about Steve and see some of his photos, go to http://www.facebook.com/pages/Art-In-the-Garden-Tour-Picacho-Hills/164722683574503.

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Renate Muller is one of the newest members of the Artists of Picacho Hills. She is an avid gardener as well as an artist. Her medium is clay. She has studied ceramics in England, Switzerland, Boston, Los Angeles NJ, Puerto Rico, and Australia. Learn more about Renate and her work by visiting http://www.facebook.com/pages/Art-In-the-Garden-Tour-Picacho-Hills/164722683574503.



Mary Hayhoe is creative in every aspect of her life. Recently she has branched out into jewelry making and photography, both of which she finds relaxing and easier than painting (but not as rewarding). She has always sewn - she used to make many of her clothes and those of her daughters. She has created toys, cut paper pictures, written childrens' stories, compiled and edited letters and poetry for family members, and even had a few of ...


 

Meet Greta Burger of Cathouse Glass. Greta started working in stained glass after an Art in the Barn workshop at the Mississippi Valley Art Makers program in Ontario, Canada. She was building furniture at the time and wanted to incorporate stained glass in some of the cabinets. That didn't happen, but she did make window installations for the house. She has incorporated fused glass into her work and is also including steel and ...


Have you been to Picacho Hills Country Club lately? The walls of the dining area and lounge are now covered with artwork by the members of Artists of Picacho Hills. It looks great!



Picacho Hills Art in the Garden will be September 18, 2011.  We have five gardens that will display several artists.



MATTING

Many museum art pieces are matted in cream, antique white, or any neutral shade.  Colorful mats are out because they can be a distracter to a painting.  

A colored inner mat chosen carefully, in tones that are either dominate in the image, or that draw out the colors would be good choice.

Acid-free mats and backing ...


 

What kind of frame should be selected?  It could be a frame that is gilded (gold, silver or metal leaf) natural wood or painted?

The question should be when to choose what type of frame.  Natural wood and frames painted to look like wood might be a good choice for rustic scenes also, pencil work would be good in a wooden ...


 
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