What we're up to

October 2019

Studio visits with Jane Abrams and Aaron Karp – Albuquerque, NM

Jane Abrams has lived and worked in Los Ranchos Village in the north valley near Albuquerque, New Mexico, for the past forty years. Her travels to Mexico, Central America, Spain, and Asia have introduced exotic subjects into her pulsing, colorful canvases. She says of her work, “My sensory wanderings through cloud forests of Guatemala, along rivers of India, in mountains of Thailand, subtropical cypress forests of south eastern United States and the familiar fields and deserts of New Mexico, provide the inspirational source for my paintings. I enjoy how a landscape painting is as much a revelation of the facets of the mind, as it is an exploration of the wonders of the natural world.”


Aaron Karp is a practicing artist of more than 40 years. Originally from New York, he has lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico, since 1979 where he worked as an Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of New Mexico until 1984. For the thirty years since leaving the University he has painted full time, has exhibited his work extensively, and has received recognition through a number of awards, grants, and artist-in-residencies.


November 2019

Studio visit with Tom Joyce – Santa Fe, NM

Tom Joyce is a sculptor, MacArthur Foundation Fellow and widely acknowledged as one of the foremost practitioners in the field for his contributions to the art and science of forging iron. Initially trained as a blacksmith in the rural farming community of El Rito, New Mexico, Joyce's works examine the physical, environmental, environmental, political and historical implications of using iron as a primary medium. Working from studios in Santa Fe, New Mexico; Brussels, Belgium and at several industrial forging and foundry facilities in the US, his concerns and observations and expressed through multi media installations, immersive soundscapes, video projections, photography and through materials that have inherited specific histories from prior use.


December 2019

Member Potluck at Exhibit 208 – Albuquerque, NM


Where we've been

This world is but a canvas to our imagination...
— Henry David Thoreau

Image of CAS Visit to Las Cruces Museum of Art, Las Cruces, November 2016