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The Gracie Lee Room Inaugural Exhibition – Placitas Studio Tour Artists
July 13 - July 29
When life gives you lemons….
As you are no doubt aware, the 2020 Placitas Studio Tour was canceled due to the pandemic. What was to be the first exhibit in Placitas Community Library’s new Gracie Lee Community room featuring 2020 PST artists’ work became a virtual exhibition because of delayed completion of that space. So where, you ask, is our “lemonade?”
Here is the sweet reward for your patience. All 2021 Placitas Studio Tour artists have been invited to submit one representative piece of their artwork to hang in the library beginning July 10 celebrating the soft opening of the library’s wonderful new addition. The exhibit will continue through the end of July, offering a preview of the 24th annual Placitas Studio Tour scheduled for August 28-29, 2021. This presents an excellent opportunity for artists to strut their stuff prior to once again inviting the community into their studios. The studio tour is free and is self-guided and self-driven and has become one of the most highly anticipated studio tours in New Mexico. This year, fifty-seven artists will open their studio doors and share with the public their fascinating artwork which is as diverse and captivating as the artists themselves.
PST 2021 brochures will be available at each participating artist’s studio and at the Homestead Village located on HWY 165. Please visit the tour’s web site to download the tour map and preview the artists in this year’s tour at www.placitasstudiotour.com. We anticipate that huge numbers of Placitans will want to make a point to come see the new, eagerly anticipated library addition as well as a sampling of the art created for the studio tour.
On July 10 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm, the library will host a “Sneak Peek” of our new and expanded facility, offering an opportunity for community members to familiarize themselves with the new space while also planning their August trek through the studios of the many talented artists of Placitas. Purchases made from the library exhibit will benefit both the artist and the library which will receive 25% of the artwork’s purchase price.