Steppin Out Forums Contact Us!  

Go Back   Steppin Out Forums > Community Information & Event Forums > Truth or Consequences

Change Themes
Who's Online
There are currently 0 members and 40 guests. Most users ever online was 2,522, 08-15-2008 at 12:45 AM.
Mini Stats
Members 8,702 Entries 24
Members Entries
Threads 886 Reviews 77
Threads Reviews
Posts 959 Polls 0
Posts Polls
Content 465 Files 0
Content Files
Links 157 Ads 0
Links Ads
More...
Top Posters
Last Post: 12-31-1969
Post Count: 4,294,967,294
Last Post: 08-14-2009
Post Count: 615
Last Post: 03-20-2009
Post Count: 210
Last Post: 05-31-2009
Post Count: 196
Last Post: 05-04-2010
Post Count: 40
More...
Visit Manzanares Coffee for Socorro's best coffee, treats & Wireless too!
Community News
1 Carrizozo Revises Labor Day Street Fair Schedule
Last Post: webmaster
Posted On: 08-14-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 22,134
4 Santa Fe, NM- Still Scrappin' Over State Boundaries - 160 years later!
Last Post: webmaster
Posted On: 08-14-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 23,167
12 Alamogordo- Space Museum Helps Community Launch REAL KIDS Program
Last Post: webmaster
Posted On: 08-14-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 23,362
3 Albuquerque- Local Publisher's Old West Trivia Book Wins Rave Reviews
Last Post: webmaster
Posted On: 08-13-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 21,719
1 Ruidoso/Alto- Spencer Theater Releases Star-Filled Fall, Winter & Spring Schedule
Last Post: webmaster
Posted On: 08-13-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 25,319
14 Santa Fe- Palace Press reopens at New Mexico History Museum
Last Post: webmaster
Posted On: 08-13-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 18,342
6 3rd Annual Birthday Bash
Last Post: monte cristo
Posted On: 07-13-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 21,557
0 6th annual Eastern Navajo Arts and Crafts Festival
Last Post: pengwen
Posted On: 05-31-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 16,655
4 Great Southwestern Antique Show and Appraise-A-Thon
Last Post: pengwen
Posted On: 05-14-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 18,712
3 New Mexico leads way into final frontier
Last Post: pengwen
Posted On: 05-14-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 16,469
More...
Active Threads
0 The 2011 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition
Last Post: AgoraGallery
Posted On: 12-21-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 8,571
0 May Artists of the Month at the Monte Cristo
Last Post: monte cristo
Posted On: 05-04-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 8,849
0 Help win a new fire truck
Last Post: monte cristo
Posted On: 04-24-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 8,589
0 Monte Cristo's Artists of the Month
Last Post: monte cristo
Posted On: 04-23-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 8,188
0 Monte Cristo's April Artists of the Month
Last Post: monte cristo
Posted On: 04-11-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 8,067
0 March Artists of the Month
Last Post: monte cristo
Posted On: 03-10-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 11,127
0 Monte Cristo's February Artists of the Month
Last Post: monte cristo
Posted On: 02-02-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 11,993
0 Monte Cristo's Artists of the Month
Last Post: monte cristo
Posted On: 01-03-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 11,980
0 International fine art competition opportunity
Last Post: AgoraGallery
Posted On: 01-03-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 12,040
0 The Apache Mining District
Last Post: monte cristo
Posted On: 12-18-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 12,683
More...
Recent Links
Administrator
Posted By: mattbascom
Posted On: 11-27-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 22,616
Cover Artist Dorothy B. Bowen Honored Again!
Posted By: webmaster
Posted On: 11-15-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 17,928
El Paso Art Calendar
Posted By: webmaster
Posted On: 11-14-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 88,085
Quemado: Cactus Company Herb Store
Posted By: webmaster
Posted On: 11-08-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 21,046
Acoma Pueblo Cultural Center: Acoma Sky City
Posted By: webmaster
Posted On: 06-13-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 19,389
More...
Hot Links
Administrator
Posted By: mattbascom
Posted On: 11-27-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 22,616
Cover Artist Dorothy B. Bowen Honored Again!
Posted By: webmaster
Posted On: 11-15-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 17,928
El Paso Art Calendar
Posted By: webmaster
Posted On: 11-14-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 88,085
Quemado: Cactus Company Herb Store
Posted By: webmaster
Posted On: 11-08-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 21,046
Acoma Pueblo Cultural Center: Acoma Sky City
Posted By: webmaster
Posted On: 06-13-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 19,389
More...
Visit Spencer Theater for great entertainment!
  #1  
Old 02-02-2010, 10:55 PM
monte cristo monte cristo is offline
Steppin' Out Friend and Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Chloride, NM
Posts: 40
Rep Power: 58
monte cristo is on a distinguished road
Default Monte Cristo's February Artists of the Month

Monte Cristo Gallery February Artists of the Month


The Monte Cristo Gift Shop & Gallery, in Chloride, New Mexico, showcases the works of more than two dozen local artisans. The February featured artists are Kaye Diamond, multi-media artist, Ron Bierlein, wood and metalwork, and Garry Leo, wildlife artist.

Growing up on a ranch near Caballo, NM, Kaye became resourceful in an artistic way. During her youth she saw members of her family making useful "new" things from items that most people would have thrown away. Thanks to her family, she learned that sometimes you have to just make do or get your creative juices flowing. Recycle and reuse are not new ideas, but Kaye approaches them with a new and creative twist. Many of the pieces she makes have had a former life and one that was much different than its current incarnation. She says,"It is satisfying to make something useful and nice enough to give as a gift out of something that was intended for use as something completely different." Kaye lives on a remote ranch near Beaverhead, NM where she still finds it necessary to try and make do with what is on hand.

Ron, who has lived in the Gila National Forest northwest of Chloride for more than 30 years, creates pieces of functional art from wood and metal. Most of the wood, primarily juniper, oak and black walnut, comes from the Gila. He tries to combine metalwork into the wood piece because, according to Ron, "they compliment each other nicely." His newest piece is a uniquely shaped mirror framed in five different woods and accented with antler buttons, truly stunning. The ever popular "cactus" lamps have a base carved from juniper and hand-crafted metal shades with a rustic patina finish.

For Garry, art and wildlife have been life-long passions. Encouraged by his art teachers throughout his school years, this self-taught New Mexico artist chose dry-brush watercolors as the medium for his artistic expressions. The work of famed wildlife artist, Owen J Gromme, was a strong influence in Garry’s development as an artist. Optical digital photography has become a further extension of his artistic ability. His DVD creations of New Mexican fauna and flora, set with music, allows him to share the four season magic of this land of enchantment. Garry, a Western history buff, also finds time for four-wheeling, fly-fishing, canoeing, and backpacking in the Rocky Mountains.

Works by Kaye, Ron and Garry are available at the Monte Cristo Gift Shop & Gallery located in historic Chloride, NM, just 35 miles west of Truth or Consequences via Hwy 52. The Monte Cristo is open daily from 10 AM to 4 PM or for more information contact the Gallery at 575-743-0493 or montecristogallery@windstream.net
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Monte Cristo's Artists of the Month monte cristo Truth or Consequences 0 01-03-2010 10:49 PM
July Artists of the Month at the Monte Cristo monte cristo Truth or Consequences 0 06-17-2007 08:00 PM
Monte Cristo Gallery March Artists of the Month monte cristo Truth or Consequences 0 02-26-2007 09:32 PM
Monte Cristo Gallery February Artists of the Month monte cristo Artists, Studios and Galleries 0 01-24-2007 11:50 AM
Monte Cristo Gallery February Artists of the Month monte cristo Truth or Consequences 0 01-24-2007 11:46 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© 2000 -2009 Pen•Gwen Productions

Visit Johnson's of Madrid Galleries for Fine Visual and Performance Art!