On September 23 and 24, the Rio Costilla Studio Tour will again open their doors and hearts for its 23rd year to art lovers from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Attendees can expect to find a unique collaboration of artists from the New Mexico / Colorado state line, including artists from San Luis (the oldest town in Colorado), Garcia, Jaroso, and New Mexico’s Costilla and Amalia.
Returning artists include Taos Fall Arts award winners; watercolorist Karen Ahlgren and woodworker, David Satrun. Karen’s studio/gallery resides in a 173-year-old adobe that began its life as the Methodist/Episcopalian mission in 1850. She was also part of the Questa Art Tour, as was Nancy Crochet.
David’s woodworking shop and home is the SPMDTU building on the Plaza de Arriba, in Costilla.
Sarah Welch’s popularity for her pottery in Jaroso has enabled her to build a beautiful new studio/shop/warehouse in which to create and ship her pottery throughout the country. Photographer Nancy DeHerrera Crochet continues to sharpen her focus on the local flora and landscape, to the delight of her followers.
The tour will include new participants; renowned San Luis sculptor Huberto Maestas, known for creating the Stations of the Cross Shrine, has recently opened a beautiful new gallery in San Luis, Colorado, Jacales (‘ha-KAH-les’) Fine Art and Spanish Market. Also new to the tour is tin and straw appliqué artist, Cristina Hernandez Feldewert.
Other participants include many emerging artists displaying their works in a collective show in San Luis; from painting in all mediums, organic jewelry and colcha, to oil landscapes by Steve Gomez in Costilla.
Maps will be available at the Welcome Center in San Luis (Stop #1), the Phillips 66 station in Costilla, and all the stops along the way.
Visit www.RioCostillaArtTour.com for more information on this event.