MAY 2019

2nd Annual Soup is Love Project Sale of the Bowls was Another Great Success!

I would like to thank all the participants that made bowls this last year.
And, thank you to all other ceramicists that donated their cool ceramic items.

  • Thank you Penne Roberts for all the kiln services and support of new ideas.
  • Thank you to Andrew Fernside for providing the burma shave poetry for Mountain Road.
  • Thank you to Dan Noyes for the raku firing demonstration.
  • Thank you to all that gave donations throughout the year.
  • Thank you to everyone that provided homemade soups
  • Thank you to Ethan Schiller of Bread Shed and Dennis for providing more yummy homemade bread.
  • Thank you to all the volunteers, and Off Center volunteers for our sale weekend.


Click on the links below for event updates:

Tortuga Facebook Event Page

Tortuga’s Website

A Different Art Show at Little Bird de Papel

Sarah Aushermann is an interdisciplinary artist receiving her BFA in May.

Opening will be on Saturday, May 4, 5-8pm

The workshop will be on Saturday, May 11, 11am-3pm (all experience levels welcome).

Sarah’s Artist Statement

Bearing Weight s a ceramic installation in which I’ve built crude. improvised skeletal structures from various us clays, surface materials and found objects to articulate the ways in which injury and memory inform new systems of functioning. inform new syste1ns of functioning. I’ve paired this body of work with an informal workshop that I’ll he hosting with Vicki as a part of her of her Soup is Love series. On that day I’ll speak briefly to my thoughts behind the work, as well as demonstrate building basic forms with coil and slab. Those who attend can choose can collaborate with my initial structures or make bowls—clay moulds and other materials will be provided. The resulting pieces will be fired and auctioned later to benefit Off Center Arts.

 Third Annual
Soup is Love Projects!



Saturday, May 11, 11–3
We will be making bowls with the guidance of Sarah Aushermann

More dates to make bowls:

Saturday-Sunday, August 24–25, 10–4

Saturday-Sunday, September 14–15, 10–4

Saturday-Sunday, October 19–20, 10–4

Garden Art Available

Patrician Design on Gold Street

Next Best Thing to Being There, First Friday, June 7, Garden sculptures on the patio

Order yours at


June 21 – August 24, 2019

Peters Projects Building
Gerald Peters Gallery
1005 Paseo De Peralta,
Santa Fe, NM 87501

SPEAKING TO THE IMAGINATION: The Contemporary Artist’s Book

Richard and I will have several books on display, as well as numerous collaborative books I have participated in with other Albuquerque artists.

John Macker, Curator

Travel 2019


Gold Coast Art Fair

Coming up on June 1-2
Grant Park’s Butler Field, Chicago


11th Annual Millennium Art Festival

Coming up on June 28-30
Lake Street at Michigan Avenue, Chicago


Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival

Coming up on July 6-7
The Esplanade in the Chicago Botanic Garden


Sidewalk Sale & Exhibition Hours

Thursday July 11 – Saturday July 13, 2019: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sunday July 14: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
State College, PA


July 20-21
Salida, CO


July 27 & 28, 2019
Denver, CO


ABQ Art Showcase

Coming up on August 15-19
Vicki will be sharing a booth with Tortuga Gallery
in the Albuquerque Convention Center.

Richard’s Corner


Last week, in Salislaw Oklahoma, at a gas station, Vicki passed a raffle table run by the local VFW.
She was told for $5, she could win a great prize

What prize, she queried? A handgun.

To which I have so many questions:

• Do they do background checks?

• Could a 6 year old buy a raffle ticket?

• Would they sell to an Arabic speaking purchaser?

• Also, would the VFW allow non-foreign-war veterans into their clubs?

Would they really kick out civil war veterans?

• Why a handgun, instead of a hunting rifle. Do they dislike liquor store owners and cabbies?

• And finally, would they have even spoken to her had she been walking with a 68 year old hippie?

Contact Information

Vicki Bolen
Little Bird de Papel
1222 Mountain Rd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

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