Concerts and Art Exhibits atLas Placitas Presbyterian ChurchHighway 165, Placitas NMDirections2 pm - Artists Reception3 pm - ConcertPlease check individual concert details as dates and times may be subject to change
31st Anniversary Season 2017—2018The Placitas Artists Series is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.This project is made possible in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
In 2010 P.K. Williams relocated to Albuquerque, NM. After a 30-year teaching career she followed her heart and began painting professionally. She has signature membership status in the NM Watercolor Society and in April of 2017 she was awarded first place for mixed media at the Irving Art Association Regional Exhibition in Texas. She has exhibited with Masterworks of NM, The NM State Fair, NM Watercolor Society, NM Art League, and the South Broadway Cultural Center in Albuquerque. Her work has been accepted into various exhibitions around the country including San Diego, New York City, Denver, and South Carolina. She participates in the yearly Alameda Studio Tour, serves on the board of Art in the School, and is a member of Artists ‘Round Town.P.K. says: “There are components of my life in each piece I create. The longer I create art the more abstract my work becomes. I include realistic elements in some of my pieces and add degrees of abstraction to create a type of hybrid work. I am inspired by nature but don’t try to duplicate her. I enjoy working with water media, yet continue to investigate different media, surfaces, and techniques. Everything I create is in response to a certain emotion and my hope, in creating each piece, is to evoke a mutual response or connection from the viewer.”
Lynne Peckinpaugh’s art journey began with her childhood dream of becoming an artist. This journey has taken many turns, and now she is enjoying the time to pursue her dream and develop her own watercolor style. She has shown her paintings in several juried exhibitions, including the Placitas Artists Series, New Mexico Watercolor Society, New Mexico Art League, and Masterworks of New Mexico Miniature Show.Lynne says: “I love trying to capture a moment in time through my watercolors. Inspiration for my paintings comes from the beauty that surrounds us every day. My hope is that others can become aware of this beauty through my work.”
Mixed media artist Rebecca Nolda received her Master of Arts in studio art from the University of Minnesota and spent several years in the corporate world as a graphic designer and technical illustrator before moving to New Mexico and pursuing art full time. She has exhibited artist’s books, paintings, collage, and drawings nationally and internationally with pieces in the collection of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Library, the Tweed Museum of Art, and Artists’ Books USA (United States Information Service, India).Rebecca says: “I love to explore the subtle relationships between what we see and what we imagine. The little bits and pieces that are floating in my paintings or that are collected together in my collages look like they represent stories--the leftover content of something that has happened. They are a suggestion of a story, a hint at the elapse of time, and a history of occurrences and events.”
Paul Dressendorfer has been involved with photography for many decades. His day job as a research scientist required looking at things in new ways, discovering alternative approaches to accomplishing goals, and creating novel solutions to problems. Those skills carried over into his photography where he strives to provide innovative perspectives of realistic scenes. Often a key enabler of his original point-of-view is his passion for flying in a small open-cockpit aircraft. His award-winning work has appeared in a number of exhibitions and venues in New Mexico.Paul says, “Since I fly an open-cockpit ultralight aircraft, many of my images provide a “bird’s-eye view” of the landscapes of the Southwest, which many are not lucky enough to experience on their own. Overall, in my photography I try to provide a unique perspective of the wonderful world around us.”