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Fourth Fridays Return Tomorrow Night

Wow, I can’t believe how this month has FLOWN by! Here it is already the eve of the first Fourth Friday since last fall. The gallery looks great and all is at the ready. Even though my head is swimming with all that has to be finished for ArtsFest, both from the point of view of being the Executive of the Arts Council, and at the same time being an exhibiting artist. Ack! While I know on some level that it will all come together, it is always at the last minute that the final touches are made.

So, back to tomorrow night. It’s going to be fun and for the first time I’m holding a book signing at the same time. Local author phenom, Connie Shelton will be on hand to sign her new book “Gossip can be Murder”, the latest in her popular Charlie Parker Series. Her husband Dan will be here with guitar to add music to the night. A Feast of the Arts! Fine Art, Music and Author all in one!

If it’s not on your calendar, put it down and I’ll look forward to seeing you!

Angel Fire ArtSpace,
3469 Mountain View Blvd, Suites B2-4 Angel Fire NM
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High Speed Internet: So close and yet so inaccessable

It’s infuriating. While I enjoy DSL when I’m at the gallery, it’s another experience altogether at home. Try to watch a video or listen to online radio when it starts and stops and starts and stops. Try to upload a full length video to my new site (www.katherinesarttv.tv) and find that 5 hours later it’s still not done. Take it to the gallery and have it done in 4 minutes.

Before we ever bought land here, we called Qwest to see what was available. The rep we talked to ensured us that all we needed was here. Liar. Sorry, but no other word for it. Now, some 16 years later we are still waiting.

There are businesses and home businesses, non profits and families with children who rely on the internet for everything from education to shopping (for virtually everthing) and many for their livelihood. When the local provider goes down because of a snow storm, or just because it does, business stops. Online Learning stops. Ordering the life saving medicines or vitamins or underwear stops.

Qwest has DSL in Angel Fire AND Eagle Nest….but not in between. We are only about 3 miles from Eagle Nest, but nada. How hard can it be? I’ve been told that fiber runs along highway 64, but I’m not sure. If that’s so, then WHY IN THE WORLD can we not get service?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

A friend who used to work for Qwest once told us it would only take a “DSLAM” in a powered remote box. In fact, there is one just a few hundred yards from our house. So, after 16 years, what is the holdup? I’m about to become a REAL SQUEEKY WHEEL on this issue. This is global business economy in which we MUST compete to stay in business and meet our obligations. I don’t think the mortgage company cares that Qwest won’t provide us with DSL, but it will if those payments stop!

I personally know of several businesses along the highway 64 corridor that lost their internet service AND their email for FOUR DAYS. Let’s rally and rally and rally Qwest to get on the ball and get it done. Our money is as good as the businesses in Angel Fire AND Eagle Nest!

Angel Fire ArtSpace,
3469 Mountain View Blvd, Suites B2-4 Angel Fire NM
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Getting Ready for ArtsFest

I’ve been working hard to replace some of the paintings that I sold (unexpectedly) on Facebook. Tough to decide whether to show them in advance or not, but here’s what I’ve decided to do (with help from hubby, John). I’ll put them up here and on Facebook, for you to see, but they will not be available for sale until 6pm on July 9th. So…To buy, you need to come to the ArtsFest Premier (hee hee.) I will also take calls on my cell so if there’s something you really love and really can’t get to the show, you can call with your order, but not until 6pm on July 9!

So here are a few, actually one “series” that I just finished. Painted all day at the Angel Fire Retail Association Sidewalk sale. Thank goodness I was inside, as the weather was cold and rainy. That said, I was pretty much alone all day, so managed to complete two more. So, here is the series:

“Sun’s Up” “Taking a Bow” “Lit Up” “Siblings” “The Welcoming Committee”

I also need to get new photos of them. My camera was acting up and it picked up alot of glare from the reflective paint. The first three are 6 x 6, acrylic on cradled panel. The next one is 8 x 8 and the final is 12 x 12. The biggest dilemma I have is just how to hang them on the propanel that I’ll use for the show. I only have the velcro hooks right now, and these don’t have or need wires, so won’t hang on those hooks. Jacqui and I have been chatting about that. Maybe Jen has an idea. I’ll ask.

I have more in process and 3 more 12 x 12 to do. Guess I better get busy. See you on July 9!

Angel Fire ArtSpace,
3469 Mountain View Blvd, Suites B2-4 Angel Fire NM
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Good Grief Time Flies!

Wow, I sincerely cannot believe it has been more than a month since I last posted. I’ve been painting when at home studio and cleaning up/rearranging the gallery, when I’m here. That’s where I am now. Working on getting all my online stuff up to date. Egad! I forgot I have a MySpace page! and I haven’t posted a new video in awhile, though I have several recorded. I need to clone myself so I can keep up! Now it’s headlong into summer and ArtsFest, Theatre, Music and on and on.

Before I get there, though, I’m participating in the AAFPO weekend Retail Association Sale. I’ll be doing live demos at the Enchanted Home Design Center on Saturday the 12th. Can you hear the wind blowing as zoom ahead? Time to catch my breath and move on!

In the mean time, I have done a few more paintings, in case you don’t follow me on Facebook, here are a few:
“So Sleepy, so so sleepy” 12 x 6 Acrylic on Panel
“What? Sun’s Up Already?” 12 x 6 Acrylic on Panel.

Detecting a trend? Yes, personal reflection. Sleep has been elusive. No wonder I’m brain dead.
Here’s one more. It is 12 x 12, on the diagonal (duh). I call it: “The Welcoming Committee”
Cheers all, and head to Angel Fire soon!

Angel Fire ArtSpace,
3469 Mountain View Blvd, Suites B2-4 Angel Fire NM
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