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FLYING HIGH WITH BALLOON FIESTA INVENTORY & AWARD WINNERS

Get ready for your guests or treat yourself - unusual and

original ideas to celebrate the Fiesta's 50th Anniversary

WE ARE THRILLED TO ANOUNCE THAT WE HAVE 5 AWARD WINNING  ARTISTS
FROM THIS YEAR'S STATE FAIR -
ALL HAVE WORK AT BLUE PORTAL-KUDOS
Jeanne Pinel-Gourd Work, Daniel Contreras--Corn Maidens,
Sue Lucky-Glass
Robert Fink-Wood furniture and "Bald Eagle"-Ceramics

 OPEN  WED-SAT 11-4 AND SUNDAY 1-4

GREAT BALLOON FIESTA INVENTORY ARRIVING - BE PREPARED FOR THE 50TH

 

Inventory changes often and these are frequently one-of-a-kind items.  Be sure to stop by as you stroll Old Town and enjoy the "vibe" of one of the cities oldest neighborhoods.  All inventory is made by individuals-not factory pieces.  As such, many are one of a kind.  Buy local and buy unique.  None of this is available on Amazon, not a factory piece in inventory, everyday is Black Friday as our prices cannot be beat, no tax as we are a philanthropic program and the artist receives 100% of the price - staff is all volunteer.

Blue Portal features the work of Albuquerque's creative seniors.  The shop offers a wide spectrum of unique well priced handmade items.  At present, Blue Portal features the works of more than 450 New Mexico artists. 

 

NO SHIPPING - sorry but it has become impossible.  

MEET THE ARTIST
Dede Otero
Size: Various
$1.00
MEET THE ARTIST
Dave Merriman
Size: Various
$1.00
MEET THE ARTIST
Christine Fortier
Size: Various
$1.00
MEET THE ARTIST
ReNee Lovato
Size: Various
$1.00
MEET THE ARTIST
Barbara Prinz
Size: Various
$1.00
MEET THE ARTIST
Barbara Gorham
Size: Various
$1.00
MEET THE ARTIST
Neil Marshall
$1.00
Dede Otero
Size: Various
$1.00

I live in Flora Vista New Mexico and have been a potter for about 13 years. I take classes at San Juan College and now have a wheel and kiln at home. I make every piece with love and enjoy the feel of clay between my fingers. Learn More

Dave Merriman
Size: Various
$1.00

These tuned chines are made from aluminum, copper or galvanized steel pipe. tuned to produce a long and soothing tone and maximum tonal value. My strikers are handmade and you get a lifetime warranty on my work. I take my time to build a quality chime and hope that it will bring joy to you for a long time to come. Learn More

Christine Fortier
Size: Various
$1.00

I am a petite little Blonde who LOVES bold, eye popping fashion. Creating is a passion for functional beauty. I love unique and different jewelry designs and have created my own hand formed and hammered bold pieces from heavy guage wire to dress up pretty locks and gorgeous shawls. The semi-precious stones give the wearer that extra special sense of style. Learn More

ReNee Lovato
Size: Various
$1.00

My love for metal began as a small child. I spent summers with my grandparents in El Guache north of Espanola.The rain falling softly on our tin roof had me imagining angels dancing above. Later I took an apprenticship with Master Metalsmith Santos de Los Angeles. Working with metals still brings me great comfort. Learn More

Barbara Prinz
Size: Various
$1.00

Born and raised in Albuquerque-a farm girl from the North Valley. I love creating items from natural materials. Self taught in crochet, knitting I have now embraced making soaps, beeswax wraps and candles. It has been invigorating to become a senior artist and share my passion of creativity with others. It brings me great joy and peace. Learn More

Barbara Gorham
Size: Various
$1.00

Born in Santa Fe, I grew up on Canyon Road in an historic adobe home. My childhood was resplendent with the rich arts, culture and heritage of Hispanic, Native American and Anglo influence. It was my good fortune to have sewing lessons with Monica Sosaya Halford, a renowned santera, painter and colcha artist. I hope I bring the joy of these wonderful cultures to life with my dolls. Learn More

Neil Marshall
$1.00

The girls that work in the shop are the most dedicated group of volunteers there is, and believe me - I have been through a lot of them! My love for native motiff pottery sprung from my late wife - 57 years of happiness and creativity. Glad I have my new gals here to take her place. Learn More

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