The 22nd Annual Tour is dedicated to the Memory of William Preston, Sumi painter and co-founder of the tour.
The Pojoaque River Art Tour, a uniquely Northern New Mexico tri-cultural art experience, includes 12 stops and twenty-four artists and artisans.
The journey through Pojoaque's inspired ambience can still be navigated in a single day. As they follow the tour, art-watchers will be rewarded with a wide array of paint and print syles and media, including contemporary and traditional oil and acrylic paintings, mixed media, assemblage, monotypes, Sumi-e, watercolor, gouache and pastel. Artists and artisans will also unveil original works in photography, jewelry, sculpture, fiber, weaving and ceramics. Some will be involved in works-in-progress and provide demonstrations.
Than Povi at Cottonwood Trading Post, the new Native American art gallery at San Ildefonso Pueblo, is the first stop for maps and hosts the Tour's Reception on Friday, September 18th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, as well as the Silent Auction on Friday evening and all day Saturday.
Tour maps are available at Santa Fe hotels and B & B's, through links in Friday's (September 18th) PASATIEMPO and ads in other papers, on this website, or at Than Povi (Stop #1). One can also follow the yellow and black highway signs off 502 and obtain maps at artist's studios.