Continued to exhibit my art, photography and jewelry at the Belen ART League Gallery. Becker Avenue remained closed until February due to problems with the new asphalt.
Also started exhibiting my photographs at the New Mexico Store in Old Town.
Enjoyed the premier event of the second feature length film I crewed on and had a great time with the Duke City Shootout.
We had a great turnout for our premier event at the beautiful Kimo Theater. It was cool to see how all our hard work came together on the big screen. For a behind the scenes look at the making of this film go to my Donor Conspiracy page.
My entries for this event were all 35mm photographs from the Abo and Quarai ruins. As you can see I won a ribbon.
I was told to come early to get a good spot so I wound up getting there about two hours before anyone else after only about three hours sleep. Ugh. I set up in front of the old courthouse next door so I could use the window ledge and be under a roof. It was fun, but half the artists gave up early.
The public turned out to share our premier event with us. It's always a fun event. No group seating this year so we were a bit scattered about the auditorium. The films turned out good. There's so much creativity here. To learn about the filming of Young Gun check out my Duke City Shootout page.
I started out in front of the courthouse again, along with someone else, but moved over in front of the gallery when some of the others quit early again. Had some sales this time. Traffic picked up after the music event at city hall ended.
The art league had a booth at the County Fair event. We were inside a building with many other booths. I brought my photography and jewelry to exhibit along with the work of some of the other artists. One member donated peg-board walls that stand eight feet high.
The league printed up calendars for 2008. We did one for the artists and another for the photographers. I submitted my "Tome Labyrinth" photograph to be included. They were sold in the gallery.
The idea was that after the parade on Main Street the people would take this walking tour along the luminaria lit streets to Anna Becker Park for more festivities. We decorated the gallery and stayed open in the evening to greet the chilly participants of the walking tour. The streets were very pretty with all the luminarias along the curb for this event. We had many visitors.
We expanded the open house event to two days this year. Hot cider and holiday cheer with lots of extra things to buy to give as gifts. It always seems to do well.