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February 2024

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Art Kit Time

Art Kit Time of Year!

By Peggy Trigg

Help support the creativity of our youth! Donate to the Holiday Art Kit Fund Drive.
The Art Kits Fund Drive has raised over $600 each year for the past four years to help foster creativity in our local youth. All proceeds go to help buy art supplies for Questa area school-aged children.
To donate, please go to questacreative.org. Scroll down to the red-heart donation icon and select Art Kits for School-Aged Children. You can also mail donations to the Questa Creative Council, PO Box 1025, Questa, NM 87665. Please specify “Art Kits” on the memo line. The QCC is a non-profit organization, so this is a tax-deductible contribution. We thank you for supporting the arts and youth in our community!

NeoRio: Reflection and Retrospective Creations

By Claire Cote

NeoRio is in a new phase as an evolving project, as we break from the annual tradition of NeoRio events at the rim of the gorge. We are reflecting on 12 years of experimental, contemporary art in our community. A short film and catalogue of the event’s events will give us a rare opportunity to celebrate and reflect on the artworks of the many contributing artists and themes explored at NeoRio since 2009. If you have memories, reflections, insights, photos or video footage to contribute to this effort, please contact Claire at (575) 224-9066; emailforleap@gmail.com.

From the QCC Board:

It’s that time of year; a time of giving, of shopping, and for some of us, a time of tax-deductible donations to causes we appreciate.

We always encourage you to support local artisans and shop locally, so visit the artist website (NorthernNewMexicoArtists.co) and find one-of-a-kind gifts from the traditional to the modern, all while supporting creatives right here in your community.

If Santa’s list just cannot be filled locally and you reach for Amazon, you can still aid your community by engaging their Amazon Smile program—just choose the Questa Creative Council as your favored charity! You shop. Amazon gives. Questa and our artists benefit! After you sign up, whenever you sign in to Amazon using http://www.smile.amazon.com, Amazon will automatically credit the QCC with 0.5% of your purchases.
And finally, if you are able to make year-end donations and enjoy a tax deduction for it, we ask that you remember us.

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit. It’s easy to make a donation to the QCC. You can either send a check to The Questa Creative Council, PO Box 1025, Questa, NM, 87556, or donate on our website at QuestaCreative.org.
Happy holidays, and best wishes for a happy (and HEALTHY) new year, from all of us at the Questa Creative Council!


  • Peggy Trigg

    Questa Creative Council Board member and artist: I paint the Southwest because I love the land! Being raised in the country, I have a strong tie to it. It’s a sense of deep emotions, of memory, and of history. While I am painting, I try to capture the feeling of the place, what is all around me: the smells, what I hear, and what I see – a complete picture. My abstracts represent “My Other Side.” I play with emotions through color, shapes, and energy to make playful compositions.