Photos: Rio Costilla Studio Tour

The 17h Annual Rio Costilla Studio Tour Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 12 and 13) showcased the work of artists along the Rio Costilla, from Amalia and Costilla in New Mexico to Garcia and Jaroso in Colorado. Photos by Ellen Miller-Goins.

Red River resident Judy Miller (right) visits with artist Karen Ahlgren in her Garcia, Colorado, studio.
Red River resident Judy Miller (right) visits with artist Karen Ahlgren in her Garcia, Colorado, studio.
The West family served grass-fed, hormone and antibiotic-free beef burgers on homemade buns. Ute Mountain Ranch. The ranch is home to Heaven Scent Bread & West’s Best Beef & West’s Best Soil and Compost.
The West family served grass-fed, hormone and antibiotic-free beef burgers on homemade buns. Ute Mountain Ranch. The ranch is home to Heaven Scent Bread & West’s Best Beef & West’s Best Soil and Compost.
David West's cap says it all
David West’s cap says it all
Kelly West, who sells her artisanal bread Heaven Scent Breads at Taos Farmers’ Market, among other locations, has also authored several books. "My big dream is to write and make enough to bake as a hobby instead of the other way around."
Kelly West, who sells her artisanal bread Heaven Scent Breads at Taos Farmers’ Market, among other locations, has also authored several books. “My big dream is to write and make enough to bake as a hobby instead of the other way around.”
Dean Swift Seed Company sells wildflower seeds from these New England asters, as well as from other wildflowers and trees, for reclamation and other uses.
Dean Swift Seed Company sells wildflower seeds from these New England asters, as well as from other wildflowers and trees, for reclamation and other uses.
Ute Mountain
Ute Mountain
Ute Mountain with asters
Ute Mountain with asters
Hand-made Monument Outside Jaroso, Colorado
Hand-made Monument Outside Jaroso, Colorado
Sculpture of Mother Teresa by Lynn Kircher of Jaroso, Colorado
Sculpture of Mother Teresa by Lynn Kircher of Jaroso, Colorado
Lynn Kircher's latest project will be to sculpt, along nine other artists, larger-than-life-sized bronzes depicting the Stations of the Cross, for a retreat center outside of Omaha, Nebraska. Jesus' tomb will ultimately be in a hillside with a huge limestone stone at its entrance.
Lynn Kircher’s latest project will be to sculpt, along nine other artists, larger-than-life-sized bronzes depicting the Stations of the Cross, for a retreat center outside of Omaha, Nebraska. Jesus’ tomb will ultimately be in a hillside with a huge limestone stone at its entrance.
Ceramics by Sarah Welch of Jaroso
Ceramics by Sarah Welch of Jaroso
Musician and artist Mark Dudrow shows art and hosts concerts at this church he has been restoring.
Musician and artist Mark Dudrow shows art and hosts concerts at this church he has been restoring.
Church interior with some of Mark Dudrow's Ceramics
Church interior with some of Mark Dudrow’s Ceramics
Questa's William Scott plays one his cigar-box guitar creations
Questa’s William Scott plays one his cigar-box guitar creations
Woodworking by David Satrun
Woodworking by David Satrun
Jennifer and "Flower" Boone of Crestone, Colorado, check out gourds by Bryon Williams.
Jennifer and “Flower” Boone of Crestone, Colorado, check out gourds by Bryon Williams.
Photo by Nancy DeHerrera-Crochet of Taos
Photo by Nancy DeHerrera-Crochet of Taos
Amalia artist Evy McLean (left) visits with Jennifer Ortega of El Prado.
Amalia artist Evy McLean (left) visits with Jennifer Ortega of El Prado.