Open Studio For Abiquiu Artists Features Work Of Three Neighbors

Examples of work by the three artists participating in Open Studio for Abiquiu Artists. Courtesy photo

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In the first Open Studio for Abiquiu Artists, three established artists collaborate with new work, in sculpture, jewelry and painting.

The event is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 and Sunday, Oct. 5. To reach the Open Studio, take US 84, to HWY 554, turn onto CR 155, go 2.6 miles to CR 159.

Doug Coffin, Joseph Hall and Walter Nelson have extensive exhibition records from long established careers. Coffin is a sculptor, painter and mixed media artist. Hall makes wearable and abstract art jewelry. Nelson is a photographer sculptor, painter and mixed media artist.

Having become neighbors and friends, they discovered that they have some common perspectives about living in the desert of Northern New Mexico. They are deeply connected to the quiet beauty, geology and myth laden histories. The same desert inspires and informs their very different artwork.

Through the seasons, they have had many conversations about this unique place, and about each other’s work. Their desert connection has resulted in fresh new work, well worth the trip to Abiquiu.