Sandia Heights Art Tour Planned for September


My studio rocks with a whirlwind of beads, findings, ideas and preparations for the 10th Sandia Heights Art Tour September 7-8, 2013.

“Focus!” I remind myself as I jot an agenda item for the Sandia Heights Art (SHA) meeting. “So many beads,” I think, “so little time!” Really, beads are only one part – my part – of the tour.

Once a year artists in this Northeast community open their studios to the public. This will be my third year participating in the event, my second year as president.

As SHA president, I plan and organize monthly meetings in preparation for the tour. Thanks to a group of strong, committed volunteers, everything gets done. During the months ahead of the show, artists share tasks to be completed, while at the same time, readying their art for the event.

Seventeen artists exhibit their work in 12 stops this year. Learn more online.

The talented Susan Wyngaard joins me at my studio. Her delightful felted hats complement my beads and present outrageous choices for Fall.

©2013, Susan Wyngaard, Burgundy on Black Felted Hat

©2013, Susan Wyngaard, Burgundy on Black Felted Hat


©2013, Susan Wyngaard, Peacocks Felted Hat


©2013, Susan Wyngaard, Classic Blue Felted Hat

“Pssssst! I’ll let you in on a secret. Susan’s hats are even more sublime in person!”

As Susan puts it:

“After studying art and working in the art world all of my life, I gain great pleasure in retirement by seeing my work compliment the beauty of others.”

Save the dates (Saturday and Sunday, September 7-8, 2013) for a fun event. Look for an online map of tour stops in August. Or, request your brochure.

Will we see you?