Stay up to date with our current events listed below. We hope to see you at some or all of these offerings!
October Photography Exhibition
The opening reception will be held Saturday October 8th from 2 pm-5 pm. The exhibition will be open to view by appointment until Tuesday November 29th. See works by photographers from across the Northern Chama Valley.
Youth Art Club
Calling youth of all ages! Come any Saturday in May to our 2nd round of the Art Club! We will have some projects to work on but if the young person has a skill or project of their own that works, too!
Let’s build skills, friendships, and projects!
* Teachers are available for all age groups; classes are by donation.
INTUITIVE CREATIVITY ART PROGRAM
We are pleased to announce – Intuitive Creativity – facilitated by Margot Gedert. Join us for a weekend of Self-Inquiry, Creativity and Community. Enjoy meditation, movement and intuitive painting using tempera paints and paper. For more information, see https://www.margotlynngedert.com/
Class is limited 10 students (a $150 deposit holds your place in class; full payment due June 22). You must be over 18 years of age to participate. All materials will be provided; no experience required.
Register online today (see below for details)!
Intuitive Creativity Registration
Online registration is recommended.
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If you are unable to complete the online registration, you may mail a completed copy to Chama Valley Arts, OR send an email to: CVArtsPrograms@googlegroups.com. Our goal is to respond to any questions or support within 48 hours of email receipt. We will also communicate with you via phone as well, when needed.
Youth Creator Showcase
Youth from Canjilon to Dulce, including Edith, are invited to submit artworks of all kinds to the ShowCase! The show opening will be on June 4th at the Chama Art Center. Submission deadline is May 15th.
Art may be submitted in any medium including fabric, fiber, graphic art, clay, metal, photography, or digital artwork. Large artwork is accepted on a case by case basis. Two or three pieces are allowed per artist; youth may submit as many as they like for consideration. A short, written statement about the art is encouraged, but not required.
Chama Elementary students are preparing a musical performance. Other youth are also encouraged to do so!
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Open Music Jam
1st & 3rd Sunday
Each Month: 1 - 4 pm
278 Maple Ave
Chama NM 87520
All abilities, all music styles are welcome. Come play music with other musicians. Some instruments available.
A Show of Gratitude
We were hosted the inaugural Art Opening at the art center in October of 2021! We honored artists who worked to build the vision of Chama Valley Arts and without their tireless effort we would not be where we are today. This was A Show of Gratitude for their valuable work.
With partial funding from the Village of Chama Lodgers Tax Fund.
Creating a fairytale scavenger hunt
These fun sessions, held Saturdays throughout October, engaged school-age children through using their creativity to create fairytale scavenger hunts!
Puppet Making Workshop
We got the opportunity to work with the elementary students at this local private catholic school which serves mostly Jicarilla Apache children from Dulce, NM. We get one zoom session each week with every class. All of the materials for the puppet workshops were donated by community members. We are not allowed to take pictures of the students but we will work on getting testimonials.
LIVE Streaming Concert
Using Facebook LIVE, we hosted a fall concert featuring 5 artists! It was a donation based event, that was coordinated by mostly volunteers. They helped set up the stage, organize the logistics of live streaming, and helping get the word out to the whole community, and beyond! Artists were Miguel Duran and Ruben Hernandez of Vintage Rock; vocalists Beth Filiowich and Karen Crawford; and Al Marino with blues and rock.
We got fabric donated and volunteers sewed the colorful, reusable bags. A few local businesses took donations of art supplies from the community, and with donated money we were able to buy even more. Volunteers filled the bags with a mix of the goodies. The bags were available at a few local spots, with social media getting the word out. We distributed 137 art supply care packages.