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Art|Corrales a Successful Event

The first annual ART|CORRALES fine arts show was held on Saturday and Sunday, November 4 and 5 at the historic Casa Vieja Event Center in the heart of Corrales.  It was a feature event for Corrales-based artists.  Thirty-five master artists presented a rich and diverse collection of exceptionally bright, colorful and highly creative art.

Participation was by invitation and included were such acclaimed artists as Chris Turri, Deborah Wilcox, Bill Baker, Pietro Palladini, Barbara Clark, Sandy Corless, Juan Wjingaard, Krysteen Waszak, and Dennis Chamberlain.

A fundraising dinner reception opened the show on Friday, November 3.  One hundred thirty people attended the event which raised $2,500 to benefit art education programs at Corrales Elementary School and the Cottonwood

Montessori School.  Dinner guests were greeted with

a specially prepared sangria cocktail and classical

music performed by popular guitarist Daryl


Everything came together beautifully to produce

a magical evening.

Ken Duckert, past president, Corrales Society of

Artists, expressed his excitement about this first

annual ART|CORRALES show.  Duckert said,

“This was the first time that such a diverse and

distinguished collection of local artists have gathered

to exhibit their art in one show.  Visitors to the show

were treated to a very exclusive art-buying exper-

ience, a chance to engage with artists and the

opportunity to enrich the lives of children through

art in education. Everyone was a winner.”

Everyone was smiling recently when Diane Cutter,

present CSA president and Jim Kruger, president of the Corrales Arts Center, presented Trish Nickerson, director of the Cottonwood Montessori School, and Kim Finke, principal of Corrales Elementary School with checks for $1,250 each for their schools’ art education programs.

This show was such a success, plans have already begun for the second annual show next year.  Mark your calendar – it will be the first weekend in November, 2018.

This event was promoted by the Corrales Society of Artists, the Corrales Arts Center and the Casa Vieja Event Center.

Planning is underway for the 2018 Corrales Art & Studio Tour. Last year's preview reception, held at the historic Casa Vieja, was one of the best attended in most recent history. At times, the parking lot lover flowed and there was standing room only in the newly remodeled event center.



Get Ahead of the Game: Remember that the Village Will Enforce Local Business Licenses

It is just good business practice for local artists to maintain the required local business licenses. Artists participating in CSA events in Corrales should have a Corrales business license.  CSA will not "police" these licenses. However, we have been advised that Village representatives might show up at our events and ask artists to show their business license.  Nonresidents of Corrales need a simple business permit which costs $35.  Residents of Corrales have two options. One is to get a home occupancy license which is an involved process, including submitting forms, pictures of the home and going before the city board for approval.  The cost is $35. The second option is to get a vendor's permit which costs $100 and is good thru next Jan.   Appropriate forms are available in the Village office or by requesting them from Ken Duckert, kenduckert91@gmail.com.

Martha Rajkay Named New CSA Secretary

The search is over for someone to fill the position of  CSA Secretary on the Board of Directors. This very important position has been filled by long-time CSA member, Martha Rajkay. Born in Hungary, Rajkay came to the US as a young child. She is from a family of European artists.

Rajkay received a BFA degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art; and a MA degree from Goucher College as an Art Therapist. Her second master's degree is an MSW from the University of Maryland.

A painter from a very young age, painting is her passion, Rajkay easily combines color with the sculptural quality of her subjects in her paintings. Living in New Mexico, she takes advantage of the enchanted light that the clear skies and altitude provide.

New Location for CSA Meetings

The Corrales Arts Center (CAC), located at 4940 Corrales Road, Ste. 100, in the same building as Las Ristras Restaurant, just north of the Fire House.is the new location for all CSA monthly meetings. You can view a list of meeting dates and times on the Contact page.