High Country Arts Fest in 7 minutes, 20 seconds

The 35th Annual High Country Arts and Crafts Festival, July 29-30 in Eagle Nest, was another hit, according to Joan Walton, Chairperson, High Country Arts and Crafts Festival.

“We had over 70 vendors this year and a wonderful visitor turnout on Saturday,” Walton reports. “Sunday was slower, however, our vendors reported excellent sales. We had many new artists participating with exceptional quality.”

Check back to the online Chronicle for results from the juried show.

Video tour of the show (fast-forwarded two times):

Elizabethtown residents Linda and Phil Hall. Phil Hall, one of the judges for this year’s show, recently returned to the area after many years away and says he founded the first arts and crafts festival in Eagle Nest with former resident Chris Brock. “We never knew it would get this big!” (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Practical wood art by Gail Tate and Nadine Williams of Albuquerque (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Marilyn Hemphill of Amarillo makes delicate art from goose and ostrich eggs. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Unique doll and other creations by Candice Carnes of Albuquerque (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Crocheted creations by Connie Carnes of Albuquerque (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
William Buckingham of McKinney, Texas (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Hand-scrolled wood art by Fulton Baker of Leonard, Texas (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
“Sticks, Stones & Bones” by Ed Elam (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Glass art by Lisaaida Archuleta of Espñola, New Mexico (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Sue McKee of the Moreno Valley and Dumas, Texas (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Tate and Avery Taylor of Amarillo, Texas, and Idlewild (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Taste testing wine from Las Nueve Niñas Winery in Mora, New Mexico. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Brews courtesy of Comanche Creek Brewery near Eagle Nest (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)