Tuesday, February 7, 2012

New Mexico Showcase Opening Reception Photos

Thanks to everyone who braved the crowd to make the opening reception for New Mexico Showcase so successful! Over 800 people in attendance throughout the evening make for one crazy opening! Be sure and stop by to see the show if you couldn't make the opening, New Mexico Showcase will be on display through April 28th.

Vice President of the Board of Directors, David Vogel and 516 ARTS Executive Director Suzanne Sbarge present guest juror, Peter Frank during the artist/member preview. Close to 200 people came to hear him talk

Mr. Frank discussing tactics/approaches to selecting from over 1,000 artist submissions



Mr. Frank (left)

Teresa/Kaley and the boots that WEREN'T made for walking

Admirer of Esteban Bojorquez's awesome piece

Jennifer Vasher, Honorable Mention Award winner. Congrats!

Artist Marion Wasserman (right)

The Joneses 

Volunteer Zil Ricker and 516 ARTS Governing Board Chair, Arturo Sandoval swapping style pointers 

Leah Siegel (left) and Jack Ox (right) 

Artist Celeste LaForme and family in front of her work


Dana Chodzko's Knowledge Bowl 

Monique Janssen-Belitz, Honorable Mention Award winner

Great piece by Gary Wellman

The crowd 

Special thanks to Gold Street Caffè, P'tit Louis Bistro, Slate Street Cafe, Whole Foods Market and the amazing Chef Billy Brown of Cuisine del Corazón for generously donating food for the opening reception. 

For more opening reception/installation shots visit our Flick site here  



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