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Activity Paused

online exhibition dates: May 9 - July 20

In an effort to find something fun for our wonderful artists to participate in, we are doing a fun,


impromptu online exhibit of artwork created during this "stay at home" time. 



Please send in images (up to 3) of what you have been working on with titles and perhaps a little explanation of your inspiration. It certainly does not need to be finished! Sketches and works in progress will be wonderful!!

It is so easy to enter! No fee and no forms! Please send your images to nmal.exhibits@gmail.com and title the email, Activity Paused. We will have our exhibition committee take a look and then the accepted works will be posted on the webpage dedicated to our online community exhibit! We’ll be adding pieces to the show as they come in so check back often! 


Quarantine by Carolyn Berry


Covid Cross by Carolyn Berry


Virus by Carolyn Berry

Quarantine: My mother-in-law was quarantined in 1937 for scarlet fever.  I found remnants of the sign that was posted on their home in an old barn.  I think we have forgotten that quarantine medical practices were common on the past so I made this collage as a reminder that contagious diseases aren't new.

Covid Cross and Virus pieces were create by rusting objects on paper with addition of charcoal and pastel encased in encaustic wax.  I started cutting up these rusted papers and they reminded me of cells and how the virus moves in our community.  - Carolyn Berry


Day's End by Waid Griffin

This is one in a series of oil studies I did during the break.  I was exploring compositional elements.  

- Waid Griffin


Claude's Dream by Waid Griffin

This is another one of the oil studies.  I was working on balancing color tones and, at the same time, masses and shapes derived, obviously, from the southwestern US.  I was trying to make all elements carry one mood, one idea, but maybe with extension of “time”.  - Waid Griffin


Equis by Waid Griffin

It has been good to be able to spend some time studying anatomy.  This sketch was made from an inexpensive horse “model" that I bought recently while traveling.  - Waid Griffin


Uplifted by Lynda Burch


 It is called Uplifted, and we feel we have to spiritually be above the physical world.     - Lynda Burch



Corona Virus Blues by Marian Berg


Abiquiu Revery by Marian Berg


Backyard Mural by Marian Berg


I am really enjoying being at home. My nursing job has been on hold due to low census, and this is the first time in 35 years that I haven't worked! I started a mural in my back yard because I was tired of looking at the ugly cinder block wall. It's about 35 feet long by 6 feet, so it should keep me out of trouble for a while! I have also been finishing up some paintings and started a few new ones. I do miss the NMAL figure drawing sessions, though, and am hopeful that we can start doing that again soon.     - Marian Berg


Social Isolation 1 by Terry Garrett


Social Isolation 2 by Terry Garrett

Social Isolation 3 by Terry Garrett


Looking for the Flower by Marlene Chula


Gossip by Marlene Chula



Untitled by Kristine Klaiber

This was inspired by a herd of free range horses that roam up and down the road I live on. I see them as I ride my bike down the road.      - Kristine Klaiber

Serenity by Mary Gofoth

This is Forrest from Wild Spirit Sanctuary in Grants....I alway love to paint white fur. 

 - Mary Goforth


Maggie May by Mary Gofoth

I love sheep..always have....wouldn’t mind a few grazing around my backyard but hard to explain to the neighbors why a wooly dog baaaa’s!    - Mary Goforth


Little Stinker by Mary Gofoth 

This is a rescued skunk that a very kind lady raised. The skunk is now several years old and rules the house!     - Mary Gofoth

 


Cabezone by Anne Roe 


Secret Place by Anne Roe 



Up From the Fjord by Mary Sweet


Into the Fjord by Mary Sweet


Storm Clouds, Alaska by Mary Sweet


Delicate by Rhonda Spidell-Whitley


Peach Iris Splendor by Rhonda Spidell-Whitley


Untitled by Carol Babbington


 Untitled by Carol Babbington 


Untitled by Carol Babbington

The inner  light still shines when you can entertain yourself. What the quarantine demonstrated  is how our culture is so orientated to watching other people do things~if , on the other hand, your parents played ball, walked , or even talked to you, you learned how to entertain yourself.                   - Carol Babbington

  



This Week, That Week, Tomorrow by Janny Pezaro


U Say Tomato, I Say Tomorrow by Janny Pezaro


Face it. Tomorrow is Today by Janny Pezaro


Four Square Poppies by Michael Dreger


Stone Flower by Michael Dreger


Flowered Asphalt by Michael Dreger


Los Poblanos by Mellie Myer


Crazy Sky by Mellie Myer


Red Cliff (work in progress) by Mellie Myer


Cubotov by Celeste Lamb


Beyond the Curve by Linda Sugar

Confusion by Linda Sugar


Untitled by Vasili Katakis

Untitled (work in progress) by Vasili Katakis



Enduring Spirit by Vasili Katakis

A group challenge where we were to resurrect an unfinished work. This one was abandoned 20 years ago, where I wanted to capture how this iconic New Mexico symbol has and will endure the test time. I continue to work on it,even with very little tooth remaining.    - Vasili Katakis


Nine Things I Can See From Here by Frances McCain

This is a little reflection on a prompt from an artist friend.   - Frances McCain


Grabrielle (unfinished) by Peggy Nichols 


Untitled (from a dream) by Peggy Nichols


Angela and Gabrielle by Peggy Nichols

Untitled by Chuck Lockhart


Untitled by Chuck Lockhart


Untitled by Chuck Lockhart


Vine Divine by Pam Riess

"Vine Divine"  The photos were taken at the home of a friend while at a birthday party on Feb. 29.  We didn't know that would be our last large gathering for a long time. There are no people in this piece, a reflection of this strange time.    - Pam Reiss


Outpost by Pam Riess


"Outpost"  A construction project on our property began in late 2019 and was completed during "stay at home" time.  We were home but eventually needed to don masks when work or inspections occurred.   - Pam Reiss



The Galaxy Diner by Cheryl Godin


The Ponderosa by Cheryl Godin


 Westerner In by Cheryl Godin


"I dream of returning to the road again where I meet people from all walks of life who share with me the history of my painting subjects." - Cheryl A. Godin

 

       Lime and Avocado by Carla Wilcox


Far Away by Betty Lehnus


Work by Betty Lehnus


Bandana by Betty Lehnus

All in response to the “Masked” reality we are all part of.  - Betty Lehnus


Botanicl Light and Air by Melissa Lowry Mosely


Shadow of the Daffodil as Dove by Melissa Lowry Mosely


Tilted Horizons by Melissa Lowry Mosley

My inspiration was the outdoors ... Light, Air, Nature.       - Melissa Lowry Mosely


Behind the Gate by Paula Heffner

The inspiration was a photo I took last year in the beautiful city of Cartagena, Columbia.  Our guide said that behind these kind of gates were beautiful courtyards. - Paula Heffner


Pretty Peonies by Paul Heffner

 I painted this in honor of Mother's Day.   - Paula Heffner


Santuario Shadows by Paula Heffner

The inspiration was a black and white photo study of light and Shadow taken at the Sanctuario de Chimayo.

- Paula Heffner


Southwest Springtime by Valorie Sams


Red Onions by Valorie Sams


Morning Desert by Valorie Sams


I live in Artesia, New Mexico and of course my inspiration is the beautiful state of New Mexico!!  - Valorie Sams


Wild Iris by Jinkle Seagrave


Pagosa Peak by Jinkle Seagrave


Social Distancing by Jinkle Seagrave

Thanks for the opportunity to share paintings done during the “shut down.”  I’ve been experimenting with many different styles and subjects.  - Jinkle Seagrave


Untitled by Jeff Otis


Untitled by Jeff Otis


First Snow on the Sandias by Jeff Otis


Aspen by Lyn Metheny

My sister asked for a painting of aspens      - Lyn Metheny

Cranes by Jackie Garretsen Brownell

I love that the Sandhill Cranes winter in our Bosque and also travel to Alaska for the summer.  I lived in Alaska for 30 years, so the cranes' migration connect me to both places.  The first image was inspired by Cranes flying over fields in the South Valley.   - Jackie Garretson Brownell


Cranes Arriving in Alaska by Jackie Garretson Brownell

The second picture, Cranes Arriving in Alaska was painted from a photo sent to me by my daughter, who lives in Anchorage.           - Jackie Garretson Brownell

Walt's Trapper Painting by Jackie Garretson Brownell

The last image, Walt's Trapper Painting, was inspired by a photo from a friend.  It was taken from the porch of his cabin on Trapper Lake northwest of Wasilia. Mount Denali is seen in the distance.  I miss my regular classes at the NM Art League and hope we can all paint together again soon.  - Jackie Garretson Brownell

Refelctions by Dale Potter


Abandoned by Dale Potter



Bosque by Alice Webb

...thinking about how the trees and their leaves and branches cover you when you are deep in the bosque      

- Alice Webb


Sunset Over the Volcanoes by Alice Webb

... a view from a walk through Los Poblanos... this piece is that moment where objective imagery and complete abstraction merge   - Alice Webb


Abiquiu by Alice Webb

...a piece from my heart which loves the glory of northern New Mexico, this is O'Keeffe country   - Alice Webb


 

Untitled by Lauren Deyo 



Untitled by Lauren Deyo


Untitled by Lauren Deyo

Looking forward to less confinement hopefully soon. Thank you for reaching out to us and asking what keeps people busy. Utube videos keep teaching new art techniques, and I have been influenced by Robyn McClendon's mail art revival. Have made several post cards and mailed some to friends. Including three images here, all hand painted.

- Lauren Deyo


Dr. Willam Butler by Gary Goodnight

Practicing otolaryngology has been a challenge in light of the coronavirus pandemic.  May each of you stay safe and stay healthy!  - Gary Goodnight


American Goldfinch by Sarah Siltala


A Moment's Repose by Sarah Siltala



Wren,in progress by Sarah Siltala


Yellow Bird by Candace Rechner 


Red Tom Cat on My Neighbor's Wall by Candace Rechner 


Bored by Daniel Willard

I painted this watercolor one evening from the tailgate of my truck 

looking at my neighbors yard.   - Daniel Willard


San Pasqual, the Kitchen Saint by Karyn DeBont


Espanola Cemetery by Karyn DeBont


Toas Pickup by Karyn DeBont

A couple of friends and I have been taking turns sharing photographs to paint--we all three paint one and then compare the results.  It keeps you painting. - Karyn DeBont



Woman Sitting by Mindy Bradford

A figure painting to remind us of warm summers and languid afternoons.   - Mindy Bradford



Passages 1 by Mindy Bradford



Passages 2 by Mindy Bradford


I am exploring passages of active movement and restful interludes throughout the paintings. It is as if I am flying through cosmic space where matter constantly alters between solid, liquid and gas. Life is, itself, a restless journey both light-filled and dark, corporeal and spiritual. I am interested in how we move and transition throughout the spatial matter of our lives, and though paint, it's capacity for weight, shape, and form to reflect our experience.   - Mindy Bradford



Arroyo Chico Crossing by Tom Shine


Guadalupe Canyon Elements by Tom Shine




Family Portrait by Carmen Badeau

I have been very busy since late March when the Governor closed the state!  - Carmen Badeau


Social Distancing by Linda Heath



I Feel Pretty by Jonna James


Maid Miriam by Jonna James


 

"I haven't drawn or painted as much as I would have liked during this time, but I was so inspired by the abundance of irises to do some quick sketches...here is one of them." 

- Brigid Conklin



Remembrance Poppies by Ruth Andrews-Vreeland


Sarbee by Ruth Andrews-Vreeland




I’ve also been sewing up a storm, making all kinds of cute, fun, beautiful, and highly functional (very “filtering”) face-masks for everyone in my family, including LOTS of people I’ve had to mail them to ... lots of nieces and nephews out in MO, and up in Colorado ... and a few cousins in CA! I also made lots for a local nursing home where a friend of mine works.  (They have a “filter” in the inside pocket, and I’ve been using our Kirby vacuum cleaner bags to cut those out. They’re washable “HEPA” filters, that filter out 99.9% of micron dust, bacteria and germs.)  

- Ruth Andrews-Vreeland



Song of the Barren Rock by Maria Cole


Symphony in Grey Minor by Maria Cole



“My paintings begin long before I stand in front of the easel with a brush in my hand; they are brought to consciousness by nature and the beauty of everyday life. 

I do not try to recreate the sources of inspiration, I show the excitement I feel observing the endless variations of every one of their elements, moods and attitudes.


My work is conceived while hiking, listening to music and sometimes in places as mundane as the grocery store or riding the subway. 


There are exciting possibilities everywhere we look if we can perceive with an open mind. Every environment tells a story, interpreting the beauty of that story is what moves me and ignites my creative spark.” - Maria Cole



Title to be decided by Michael Ottersen


Title to be decided by Michael Ottersen



Twenty Super Stars by Michael Ottersen


COVID 19 Rising by Ann LeMay



Stay Home bu Ann Lemay

I decided to do a series on the virus using red and or yellow as I so often see in pictures of the COVID 19.  - Ann LeMay


Caws for Peace by Sandi Ludescher


Still Waiting by Sandi Ludescher


   

Aprender a Ser Valiente de Nuevo by Sandi Ludescher

Even though I lost my income stream due to this virus, I’ve been grateful for the time it’s given me to paint everyday, guilt free, at least a couple of hours. Since I’m preparing for a large solo show featuring my Dia de los Muertos series this fall, this time has been a real blessing.   - Sandi Ludescher 


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