Find unique art, beautiful scenery this weekend

Amalia Moon by Randy Pijoan (Courtesy Photo)
The 20th Annual Rio Costilla Studio Tour this weekend (Sept. 8 and 9) will showcase the work of artists, emerging artists in grades K-12 and craftspeople from the San Luis Valley of Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico.

The tour includes communities along the Rio Costilla, from Amalia and Costilla, New Mexico to Jaroso, Colorado, and features everything from sculptures, paintings, photographs, ceramics and hand-crafted furniture to home-baked artisan bread and wildflower fields in full bloom.

 2018 Participating artists:

  • Cordy Lujan (painting/photography)
  • JC Santistevan (photography)
  • RC Santistevan (painting/metal work)
  • David Satrun (woodwork)
  • Evelyn Oliva (paper art)
  • Nancy DeHerrera Crochet (photography)
  • Karen McCurtain-Blair (watercolors)
  • Linda Louden (multi-media)
  • Karen Ahlgren (watercolors)
  • Anita McDaniel (fiber art)
  • Michael Schraud (woodwork)
  • Sarah Welch (ceramics)
  • Steve Waldrip (painting)
  • Matthew Gonzales (sculpture)
  • Lynn Kircher (sculpture)
  • Jane Kircher (glass)
  • Kelly West (Heaven Scent Breads)
  • Maggi Rankin (crafts)
  • Randy Pijoan (paintings)
  • Evy McLean (painting)

Costilla is 44 miles north of Taos, 20 miles north of Questa and 32 miles northeast of Red River. For information about the Studio Tour or the Emerging Artist Show, call 719-433-3885 or see

Photos: Rio Costilla Studio Tour