Hello Copper Water Fountain admirers. It was just over a year ago and 3 moths ago I posted a message about this Pandemic brought on by the Coronavirus and what an exceedingly difficult time it was. I hope everyone was healthy and safe. Here is to everyone getting back to the “New Normal”. The last art show I participated in was Las Cruces New Mexico in the beginning of March 2020. What a change from being on the road every few weeks. Now the country is looking improved, and Art Shows are starting back up. Still not sure about what shows will come back but the next Art Show for me and my copper water fountains will be in Ruidoso, New Mexico. The show is July 30th, 31st and August 1st. The next show after that I hope will be Santa Fe, NM Labor Day weekend. September 4th to 6th. Look at my Upcoming Art Festival list for more information on upcoming Art Shows and Festivals.
This Pandemic from the Coronavirus has created a very difficult time. Soon we may all be affected when our family, friends, and even ourselves contract the virus, especially those with very serious consequences. Being safe, washing our hands more often and social distancing should help lower the spreading of the virus. This should be our utmost priority.
Social distancing, while important at this time, creates other problems. I personally am home creating with copper, which I love to do. But my supply of copper and the welding supplies necessary are running low. Just like most of you, I enjoy meeting new people, selling my fountains and participating in the festive atmosphere at events. At this time most art festivals and other events I participate in have cancelled, rightfully so.
Now you may also visit my fountains on my Etsy shop (click here) to look at what I do or contact me. I am still working on using the computer, so email me at email@example.com
I look forward to seeing you again soon and getting to know any of you who buy online when we connect in person at another event in the future. The next art show or festival that might take place is Challenge New Mexico June 6th and 7th in Santa Fe New Mexico. But that show is not for sure as of this time.
Once the current climate (Coronavirus) has been removed, I will let you know what shows/festivals I will be attending.
My next art show is In March. I along with my fountains will be in Las Cruces, New Mexico on March 6th, 7th and 8th at the Las Cruces Arts Fair (click for info) at the Convention Center, 680 E. University at Union Ave, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88001 (click for map)
Next week and weekend Feb 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, Roberto will be at the Tubac Festival of the Arts (click here for information) in southern Arizona. (click here for directions) Please stop by my booth if you are in the neighborhood, located on Tubac Rd just south of Plaza rd. (right off the I-19) The Festival of the Arts covers most to the town of Tubac, you cannot miss it if you drive to Tubac. Located at EXIT 34 on I-19 south of Tucson, Arizona. Tubac (click here for information) is a one of those artistic small towns in Arizona. Tubac is locaThe Town of Tubac is appropriately proud of its long history and distinctive artist character and characters. The community is full of artist and art galleys. One could spend days enjoying the beautiful art and lovely town. Tubac is situated on the Santa Cruz River. Established in 1752 as a Spanish presidio, the first Spanish colonial garrison in what is now Arizona, Tubac was one of the stops on the way to the Camino Real (the “Royal Road”) from Mexico to the Spanish settlements in California.History of Tubac (click Here)
This coming weekend just before the holidays, I will be at the Tempe Festival of the Arts. (click here) Join me on December 6th, 7th and 8th (10am to 5pm each day) at Mill Avenue in front of Jack in the Box. I’ll be in space 1410, just to the North of University Drive, by ASU. (click here for Festival map)
This coming weekend just before Thanksgiving, I will be at the ArtFest of Scottsdale. Join me on November 23 & 24 (10am to 5pm each day) at the Civic Center Plaza in the heart of “Old Town Scottsdale”. I’ll be in space 161, just to the left of the “Love” Sculpture (west of the “LOVE” Sculpture). The ArtFest of Scottsdale is one of the top fine arts festivals in the southwest. Artist come from all over the United States to show their art work at this festival. This art festival has over 150 artists, a great kid’s area by the local YMCA, 10 international food booths and 2 stages of live entertainment and several roving musicians.
Free admission and parking to the ArtFest of Scottsdale.
Plenty of parking at the Scottsdale Library and all around the ArtFest.
This weekend I will be at the Patagonia art show in southern Arizona. Please stop by my booth if you are in the neighborhood. The art show is in the heart of Patagonia, you can not miss it if you drive thru the town. This is a one of those unique small Arizona towns. The Town of Patagonia is appropriately proud of our history and distinctive character. The community is quirky and we like it that way. Visitors tell us that Patagonia’s unique spirit is easily perceived and is their reason to stay or to return. Situated at over 4,000 feet elevation between the Santa Rita Mountains and the Patagonia Mountains in the riparian corridor of Sonoita Creek, Patagonia is spectacularly rich in both natural and human assets. The distinguishing vision of our community is to protect and build sustainably upon these assets and our town character.
This Labor Day weekend (August 31st through September 2nd) I will be displaying my fountains at the historic Plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico, (click here for map)
For more information on the Santa Fe Plaza (click here) My booth is located in the center of the Historic Santa Fe Plaza. Just down the path from Lincoln and San Francisco Streets. Or if you come from La Fonda Hotel head to the center where the obelisk is and go to you left. This art show is for the Fiesta Santa Fe a volunteer organization created by the official Fiesta Proclamation of our city forefathers on September 16, 1712. A wonderful group of people. Please visit me and the 100 + artist this weekend. This will be my last show this year in New Mexico. My next show is in Patagonia, Arizona south of Tucson. Oct 12th thru 13th.
Next weekend July 26, 27 and 28 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) I will be showing my fountains at the Ruidoso Art Festival in Ruidoso, New Mexico.
(click here) for Art Festival information. My fountains are in booth 107 in the corner of the convention center.
The Art Festival is held indoors at the Ruidoso Convention Center. 111 Sierra Blanca Dr. NM 88345 (click here for map) Turn at the Post Office off Mechem Dr
The Art Festival is Friday noon to 6pm, Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday 11am to 5pm.
Ruidoso is great this time of year. Highs of around 85 degrees and in the mid-50s at night. So, if you plan to visit bring a jacket. Ruidoso is an old mining town at 7000 feet. (click here) for more information.
Ruidoso Downs horse race track is home to the richest quarter horse race in the world.
Hello this weekend (June 8th and 9th) I will be showing my hand made Copper Fountains in Santa Fe New Mexico at the Santa Fe plaza in historic Santa Fe. Please stop by and say “Hi”. My booth is in the center of the plaza, south side off San Francisco street.