Important meeting for artists

Artists interested in diversifying their businesses by offering workshops, classes and experiences to tourists are invited to an informational meeting on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Española Library (313 North Paseo de Oñate in Española). Questions about how artists can expand their businesses by teaching classes and workshops will be answered.

Brent Hanifl, creative tourism consultant and Internet marketing expert, promises artists that “this is an opportunity to find out about offering workshops at your studio, at a community center, or other convenient locations when teaching people from around the world; to show others how they can bring their own experiences into the light of the northern NM landscape; and to have all your questions answered about finding students and becoming a featured artist online. Find out about unique opportunities to spread the word about your work without spending hundreds of dollars in

The Santa Fe Creative Tourism Initiative is a program of the City of Santa Fe that works with artists and arts businesses in Santa Fe and the surrounding region to develop and promote workshops that allow visitors to experience the area’s unique culture in a hands-on fashion. The program was created as a result of the City of Santa Fe’s 2005 appointment to the UNESCO Creative Cities Network and builds upon the successful 2008 International Conference on Creative Tourism held in Santa Fe.

For more information, email Brent Hanifl at, call 608-792-5746 or visit


News updates for March!

Thank you to the twenty Read-a-thon readers and numerous Draw-a-thon artists who spend their Sunday afternoon reading and listening to the fabulous adventures of Cabeza de Vaca about how he and two other survivors of the ill-fated sixteenth century explored along the coast of what is now Texas and then wandered into our region. We especially appreciate the student readers from Northern Youth Project and the supporters who sponsored readers. When you visit the library, ask to see the three Read-a-thon/Draw-a-thon books from the three earlier Read-a-thons; the current book will be available shortly. The Read-a-thon is a reading race and cultural event that supports our library.

New books at the Abiquiu Library:”The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson and “New Moon” by Stephenie Meyer. The Pueblo de Abiquiu Library’s Book Club is up and growing. Consider joining. It is fun, interesting and informative. Don’t miss out on this free opportunity for great reads!  Sorry to say, but you already missed Willa Cather’s  ” Death Comes for the Archbishop ” and “The Forest Lover “by Susan Freeland. This month we are reading “The Rabbit Proof Fence ” by Doris Pilkington.  A DVD of the movie based on this book is also available.

Next month’s book is ready for pick up at the Library now: ” The Hummingbirds’s Daughter ” by Luis Alberto Urrea. Please ask the librarian Tara Reyes for information on the next Book Club Meeting , or call her at 505-685-4884 . Join, Read, and Enjoy!

Read-a-thon on March 18, 2012

Mark the date: March 18, 2012. 1-6 p.m. (daylight savings time) at the library to read or listen to Adventures in the Unknown Interior of America by Cabeza de Baca, a 16th century odyssey across Texas to NM. We’re inviting 20 readers to read 15 minutes each and 20 artists of any age to draw for the same period. Sponsors fund each reader or artist at $50 per participant. Call 505-685-4884 to sign up or stop by the library to sign up.


Library Hours are 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday through Thursday. 505-685-4884.

Mailing address: P.O. Box 838, Abiquiu, New Mexico 87510


Board Members include:

Sabra Moore, President
Irene Schio, Vice-President
Mimi Hurd, Secretary

Isabel Trujillo, Director

Dexter Trujillo, Member
Marguerite Kearns, Member

Advisors include:

Estevan Rael-Galvez, Member
Alice Garcia, Member
Charlie Carrillo, Member
Richard Ford, Member
Glenna Dean, Member
Malcom Ebright, Member