My goal is to exhibit my work in each major town along the Rail Runner and maybe Socorro. At one point I succeeded in accomplishing three quarters of my goal with simultaneous exhibits in Belen, Los Lunas and Old Town Albuquerque. Then the economy set everyone back.
Grandma's Corner is a cute shop in Old Town that carries many different types of hand-made crafts all made by New Mexico artisans. It's a cute shop packed full of everything from jelly to bandanas.
I used to exhibit my original crochet Christmas ornaments and potholders for sale there. I don't really like making the same things over and over though. I'd much rather sell the patterns and let others make them for themselves. That plus the low prices we had to put on them discouraged me from continuing this effort.
Route 66 Society of the Arts was centered around Bristles Art Center and it's owners. When they moved their operation into the Gugginos building in Los Lunas they created a small gallery room for the club to exhibit and sell their art. I participated in the gallery exhibit with my photography.
Almost Heaven Day Spa was a tranquil place with very good energy. I loved visiting there. Aside from natural personal care products they carried jewelry and filled their walls with art exhibits by local artists. Unfortunately they had to close. That was sad, their customers actually bought art.
It didn't occur to me, at the time, to get a photo of the spa, it was quite pretty.
The New Mexico Store had a variety of paintings, pottery, jewelry, locally made soaps, wearable art, cards, etc. I exhibited some of my New Mexico themed photography there so she could sell it. It was a great looking little shop that was a good opportunity for many New Mexico artists. Unfortunately she closed as soon as her lease was up. I never did get any photos of the shop.