Two Great Art Events Oct. 16-18: Part 2

Artist Cindy Boe with her work. Courtesy photo

ART News:

Oct. 16-18 is Art Weekend in Los Alamos! Both the 2015 Los Alamos Studio Tour and the Gateway to the Holidays Arts and Crafts Fair will take place that weekend. The Los Alamos Daily Post is featuring artists from both events leading up to the Tour and Fair.

The 2015 Studio Tour is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18. There will be an artists’ reception 5-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16. Samples of all artists’ work will be on display throughout the weekend in the Pajarito Room at historic Fuller Lodge.

The Fuller Lodge “Gateway to the Holidays” Arts & Crafts Fair runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 at Crossroads Bible Church. A list of particating artists and their work can be viewed at .

Meet Artist Cindy Boe

After Cindy Boe moved to Los Alamos from Minnesota with her family, she decided to make Christmas calendars for her friends and family using graphics software and vintage images she collected over the years. The vintage flavor (Victorian to the 1940’s) has appealed to her since she was a child, visiting antique shops with her parents. It was so much fun she then made some magnets, note pads and aprons.

When Boe’s son Kyle was on the Los Alamos High School cheer team, she made bags for all the cheerleaders. Some of the cheerleaders’ moms asked about purchasing similar bags.

Between that request and her husband telling her she needed to sell some of her stuff because there was too much, the idea for her business Sweet ‘n Snarky was born.

On her website Boe wrote, “Sometimes the truth hurts, so instead of saying things out loud I have begun to create items that will say it for me. They are a little bit sweet and a little bit snarky – like me!”

Boe has been participating in local arts and crafts fairs for a couple of years and will be at this year’s “Gateway to the Holidays” Arts & Crafts Fair. Her favorite part of the fair? “I like when people stand at my booth and laugh … or try not to laugh,” Boe said.

Courtesy photo
Courtesy photo

Meet Artist Bettina Hehlen

The confluence of shape and color is the common theme for Bettina Hehlen in her photography and jewelry and continually inspires her to develop new ideas.

As a photographer, she likes to bring images alive through designing beautiful art cards. Additionally, her exquisite jewelry creations are one-of-a-kind, always with a touch of glamour.

Hehlen grew up in Switzerland and has been living in the United States since 1994. Customers tell her all the time that they love the “European touch” in her art. She sells her jewelry and photography in the gallery shop at the Fuller Lodge Art Center and upon request. Her photo art cards also are available at the gift shop at the Range Café in Bernalillo.

To learn more, visit


Art cards by Bettina Hehlen. Courtesy photo
Necklace by Bettina Hehlen. Courtesy photo
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