LAST WEEK TO BUY TICKETS
ARTIST APPRECIATION RAFFLE
CLOSES AT NOON ON SATURDAY MAY 20
GET YOUR TICKETS NOW - FABULOUS ITEMS YOU WILL TREASURE
PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS IN STORE
$5 FOR ONE OR $10 FOR 3
PROCEEDS HELP ARTISTS BUY THEIR RAW MATERIALS.
BP Hours :WED-SAT 11-4 SUNDAYS 1-4
This raffle has totally amazing work from our artists. The proceeds from this will go to help the artists buy the raw materials to continue their creative endeavors. Price increases in their materials have been extensive. Show our fabulously talented NM seniors your appreciation. Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10. Each basket is overflowing with a wonderfully eclectic original creative work. Every basket has at least one velvet chile(a blue portal signature item), an RFD fabric cc holder, and a pair of angel earrings...the artists way of thanking our patrons.
Fantastic intake this week (May 15)- another of the very unique illuminated churches, our famous flying frogs have returned afer a dormant winter and the gorgeous artisan ss necklaces are back as well. We have wonderful all new inventory from our even more creative from our very talented NM seniors. Inventory changes often so always good to browse what is new. We do put selections from each weeks inventory intake on our website totempt you and our facebook page has a weekly video. We have intake every Monday so the store is always full with new inventory.
Hope to see you soon and often at Blue Portal fabulous finds at remarkable prices.
The Blue Crew
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Susanna DesJardien is originally from Boston, Massachusetts, and spent most of her life in Southern California. She retired in Albuquerque and now decorates silverware with turquoise for beautiful serving pieces that make great gifts for any occasion, or can be used to dress up any table for entertaining. Learn More
I am originally from Los Alamos, born and raised. I have been crocheting for 20 years or better. I am New Mexico True Certified. I crochet animals and animated characters. I love making these because I enjoy seeing the beautiful smiles on children's faces, and if I can be that one person that can make that special person happy, it makes me happy. I do not use patterns. I create my work by looking at pictures, which makes my work very unique. They all have their own personality. I love what I do, and you can follow me on Instagram @ladyofcrafts, or on FB http://www.facebook.com/nancycritters/ Learn More
I am a long time resident of Albuquerque and volunteer at the NM Museum of Natural History. As an avid hiker and outdoorsperson, I love the vastness of the NM landscapes and its flora and fauna. My work reflects the influences of my naturalist training, the Sandia Mountain vistas from my home, the Rio Grande Bosque and techniques, such as Asian brush painting, acquired in my travels throughout the world. Learn More
I have worked with stained glass for 42 years, but since my retirement in 2014 I have done fused glass exclusively. I find I can do more elaborate designs with fused glass. I specialize in Day of the Dead and Southwest patterns. I'm finally doing what I've always wanted to do and work on my art now in my retirement. Learn More
From the time I was a small child I would pick up bits of colored glass or gather bottles that had a shine or special shape. Now, in fusing glass I can express that delight I had as a young child creating fun and exciting art from everyday images. Now as a long time resident of NM, I love its shapes, textures, colors and ever-changing patterns in nature. I have learned to enjoy the nuances of place, people, relationship and interaction with self and other. As a glass artist, I am learning to enjoy the same energies that exist within myself and bring them into playful expression. This is a magical journey into the unkknown territory that I find thrilling. Learn More
I have been a rock hound since childhood and have collected many beautiful rocks and minerals over my lifetime. When I retired I took classes on how to cut and polish rocks and silversmithing and it has become a passion. I find it very exciting to see raw materials transform into a final product that can be worn as jewelry. Learn More
I grew up on the Maine coast and have always had a child's fascination for things that sparkled and glistened. The simple puddling of gasoline on the water after a lobster boat had gassed up, or a tidal pool at low tide always fascinated me. To recreate those colors I design cabochon jewels. Alcohol ink is added in layers to the backside of a flat glass marble. Each one is unique and is approximately 1 1//4in in diameter. I never know what the front will look like until the ink has dried and I can turn it over. Sealant is then applied to the bottom side, making these water-resistant. A fun addition to a garden, plant pot, window sill or even a piece of rotted wood. Learn More
I have been taking photographs in a variety of locations buy by far most have been shot in New Mexico. The majority of my works are rural settings, showing landscapes and wildlife. Urban scenes portray townscapes. My pictures incorporate my sense of imagination because it is part of the vision I want to share concerning our beautiful world. Learn More