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El Malpais Art Walk

NEW and Exciting! After over a year and a half of art walks we are moving to the Third Sunday of every month, instead of the second. This should provide everyone with enough room in their schedules to have a stress free morning of art and photography! The BLM at El Malpais National Conservation Area have been offering monthly art themed nature walks for over a year. We get many enthusiastic artists, painters, sketchers and photographers out to gain a bit of inspiration. This Meetup had been announced on the Albuquerque outdoor and hiking page for a long time and I felt it was time to invite more photographers directly. :)

We will meet at the North West New Mexico Visitor Center at 9:00 am. Then we will caravan to a different place within the National Conservation Area each Sunday, where all artistic minded folks can set up their easels, or pull out their cameras and let nature inspire. There can be as little or as much walking involved as you wish. There might be artistic inspiration right in the parking area. Or you can join Ranger Jenn on a short walk for a stunning view. Total round trip mileage each Sunday should not be more than about 1 and 1/2 miles. It's more about being outside getting creative, than about hard core hiking.

Bring your own art supplies: paint, canvas, pencils, cameras, or sketch books. We plan to finish by noon or 1 depending on weather and the feelings of the group. Artists are encouraged to linger if they wish.

Dress for changing weather, layered clothing, closed toe shoes, hat, sunscreen, water, and snacks.

Please contact me at the BLM office[masked] if you would like more details. or on the day of the walk, call the Northwest New Mexico Visitor Center at[masked] Hope you can join us! :)

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  • Jamey L.

    I enjoyed my first meetup-- my husband and I had a great time!

    July 22, 2013

  • Martha S.

    Much fun and history

    July 22, 2013

  • Ranger J.

    El Morro is such a Gem! We had a wonderful time, great photography, and Pie!

    July 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Camera issues. Hope to get them resolved in time for the next art walk.

    July 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Something came up and I won't be able to make it-disappointed but hopefully I'll see you next month!

    July 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have to work.

    July 18, 2013

  • Ranger J.

    Hey Gang,

    I have taken down our 2nd anniversary art show from the Ranger Station. I will have the photos and framed art at the Northwest New Mexico Visitor Center this Sunday for you to pick up. There are some nice things here and I'd hate to be responsible for them now that they are not hung. Please come get your pieces! Thanks. :) See ya Sunday

    July 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think I have signed up, but just in case I will be there with my friend M. Benson
    Bob Wayland
    [masked]

    July 17, 2013

  • Jamey L.

    I'm looking forward to coming to my first photography meetup! My husband will be joining me.

    June 18, 2013

    • Ranger J.

      Hey Jamey, Glad to have you join us! If you are using a GPS to find the Northwest New Mexico Visitor Center, many GPS units put it in the wrong place. :( Take Exit 85 for Grants and cross back over the highway to the dead end. The land for the visitor center is on the left, and is marked by a gate and stone sign. Don't worry if you get lost, lots of people do :) Just call us at the visitor center and we will help you find it. Hope to see you Sunday the 21st.

      June 19, 2013

    • Jamey L.

      Thanks! :-)

      June 19, 2013

  • Martha S.

    Looking forward to this one

    June 18, 2013

  • Ranger J.

    Hey gang! For the July Art Walk we have had a request to go to El Morro. So we can work on the subtleties of light and shadow and maybe catch some dragonflies in action. We will still meet at the Northwest New Mexico Visitor Center, ( which many GPS brands, put in the wrong place) at 9:00am and go from there. Hope to see you all in July! Don't hesitate to call if you have questions :)

    June 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, down to one car and my sweetie has spoken for it.

    June 10, 2013

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