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Annual Affordable Art Show At Fuller Lodge Art Center Opens Nov. 24

on November 9, 2017 - 7:05am
Scene from a past Affordable Art Show at Fuller Lodge Art Center. Courtesy photo

FLAC News:

The seasons are changing and the folks over at the Fuller Lodge Art Center are gearing up for their Annual Affordable Art Show. Sneak peeks at the variety of artwork and gifts being prepped for display point to magic in the making. The fall colors have peaked, blankets and sweaters beckon, and calendars start to fill up. It’s the busy season, and the Art Center hopes you’ll make a visit to the Lodge as part of all the excitement.

This year, FLAC will have 130 artists on display. The gallery will be transformed into a holiday shopper’s dream with unique, hand-made items for the mothers, fathers, relatives, friends, and just about anyone else you can think of, including the pets in your life! You may even find something you just can’t live without and end up getting yourself that perfect gift!

From porcelain tea sets to turned wood platters, knitted owl ornaments to New Mexico themed holiday cards, enameled jewelry, encaustic “Art to Go” bundles, original art neckties, creative tin flowers and crosses, and nativity scene wreaths, you will not be disappointed by the vast selection of artwork that will be available.

This year, Art Center staff are looking forward to displaying the work of 27 new artists in the Affordable Arts show. Maaike Hurst will have artisanal soaps sold both individually and in fragrant holiday packs; Ruth Marcanti will have hand-painted southwestern tiles to decorate any desktop or mantle; Daniela Bouneou will have hand-hammered copper jewelry with semi-precious stone inclusions; Becky Donatucci will have hand-tinted black and white photographs; Jasmin Zorlu will be displaying her chic, modern millenary in the form of cloches, berets, and fascinators. And this is just a small portion of what’s new at the Fuller Lodge Art Center!

Of course, the Art Center continues working with beloved, long-term Gallery Shop artists such as Fran Stoval and her stained glass, Nancy Ullman’s hand painted silk scarves, Michelle Stump’s painterly photo cards and prints, and Gloria Gilmore-House’s functional yet beautiful pottery. Regular visitors will have noticed many of their favorite artists bringing in work created specifically for the show including fiber artists Menolda Bakker and Valentina Devine, jewelers Jen Moss and Mary Ann Somers, ceramic artists Margie Sarrao and Kathleen Veenstra, and glass artists David and Micki Schuster. The walls of the Art Center will be bursting at the seams with local and regional art.

In the Portal Gallery, discvover cut paper work of Santa Fe artist Cynthia Hinkley. Hinkley’s show, “Connections” focuses on the expressions of love celebrated through family intimacy, mother and baby, relationships, and community.

“We connect through love and through love we open to the joy and whimsy in our hearts,” Hinkley said.

In “Connections” see framed originals alongside the prints and cards that FLAC carries in the Gallery Shop. The whimsy and the stories told in Hinkley’s work will connect with many people.

From printed and embroidered kitchen towels to starter kits for local plants, it’s a sure bet anyone who walks into the Art Center will be in for a surprise. Pull out your calendars now and pencil the Art Center in!

Affordable Art opens 10 .m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 24. A Holiday Open House is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Sunday holiday hours are noon to 3 p.m. Dec. 3, 10, 17 and 24.

Affordable Arts and the “Connections” show in the Portal Gallery both run until Jan. 6.

Fuller Lodge Art Center is located at 2132 Central Avenue, Los Alamos New Mexico.

For more information, call FLAC at 505.662.1635 or check out or visit FLAC at Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Trip Advisor.