Tucumcari Arts Festival opens today

Special to the QCS

The Sixth Annual Tucumcari Arts Festival is open today and Sunday at theTucumcari Convention Center

The arts festival will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m on Saturday.

Besides art there will be a couple of collections; a hat collection owned by Lou Briscoe, and a collection of spurs from Ralph Lopez and boots from Tim Bishop.

Also today at 1:00 Mark Anthony Baca will present a karate demonstration with some of his students and at 2:30 p.m. Marilyn Ford will present a “trunk show” of her art quilts assisted by Tomoko Bahrs.

The Sixth Annual Tucumcari Arts Festival is sponsored by the Quay Council for Arts and Humanities and the Eastern New Mexico ArtSpace

One of the works on display at the Tucumcari Arts Festival this weekend will be an award-winning photograph by Edgewood photographer Gail Diane Yovanovich.
The award was given for her entry in the National Wildlife Refuge Association (NWRA) 2008 Photo Contest. It’s called Sandhill Cranes in Flame Sunset. Yovanovich’s image competed with more than 2,000 images taken at over 150 refuges in 45 states and territories. Just 20 images were chosen for awards.

Her image was taken at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge near Socorro. Yovanovich’s photo depicts three
cranes in flight against a late-day sky. She spent three days photographing at the Bosque in November 2007, and captured this image at the end of the final day.

Yovanovich works in digital SLR format in both color and black-and-white and produces all her own work, from image capture and processing, to design and printing, and finally matting and framing. Her fine art pieces depict a wide range of subjects, including nature, scenics, architectural details and documentary. Yovanovich’s fine art images are included in numerous private collections worldwide.

This weekend, two of her limited edition black-and-white pieces, along with several color images, will be on display at the Tucumcari Arts Festival sponsored by the Quay Council for the Arts and Humanities.

A self-taught photographer, Yovanovich is a graduate of Lee College in Texas where she majored in Fine Art. She also studied art at Rice University in Houston.