The Artists of Cochiti Lake 

William Pollard

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Sunset on St. Peter's Dome.jpg

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Cochiti Lake Watershed.jpg

Cochiti Lake Watershed
Cochiti Lake Watershed

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Sunset on St. Peter's Dome.jpg

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Ramon Barela

New Mexico Sky
New Mexico Sky

Faces in shapes
Faces in shapes

Ravens in the canyon
Ravens in the canyon

New Mexico Sky
New Mexico Sky

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#2 Hunaman Abducted and the Arrested Development, 2016.jpg

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#1 La Conciencia de la Humanidad, 2016.jpg

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RAKU #1A.jpg

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#2 Hunaman Abducted and the Arrested Development, 2016.jpg

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Studio Artist in Cochiti Lake from 2015 to present. 

University of Utah, BFA

Montana State University - MAA

 

Has been a professional exhibiting artist since 1978 most notably owner of Don Jones Ceramic in Albuquerque from 1992-2005. Teaching clay and drawing at Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City, SD and adjunct lexturere at California State University, Bakersfield. 

 

Contact Don: deadzafu69@gmail.com

Don Jones

Sculpture, painter, musician. Ramon and his wife bought the "compound" on Hoochaneetsa and have turned it into a work of art both inside and outside. 

 

The house was waiting for them. It's the perfect house to showcase Ramon's eclectic art and his wife's extensive folk art collection.
 

Photographer originally from Ohio, now resides in the Town of Cochiti Lake with his adorable dog Gabby. 

 

William is inspired by the landscape of Cochit and Santo Domingo Pueblos and the bountiful nature. 

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01 Wood suncatcher_mirrors, citrine, jasper beads, metal spiral.jpg

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09 Driftwood windchime_Chinese turquoise, wood & glass beads, Indian bells.jpg

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02 Citrine, jasper beads, driftwood.jpg

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01 Wood suncatcher_mirrors, citrine, jasper beads, metal spiral.jpg

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Hope Miura

Hope has travelled around the world collecting driftwood and pairing them with stones, beads, mirrors and art to make one-of-a-kind pieces that are sure to make you smile. 

 

Hope resides in Cochiti Heights with her partner Susan.  

 

Fran Barton

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Daylily Aglow.jpg

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barton_Striations_3_edited-1.jpg

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Ixtapa apt..jpg

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Daylily Aglow.jpg

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Fran has a unique eye for color, movement and shapes as seen her photography. 

 

Fran has been a resident of Cochiti Lake for over 20 years. 

 

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Lesniak 2-7-7.JPG

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Lesniak 2-7-8.JPG

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Lesniak 2-7-5.JPG

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Karen Lesniak

Karen moved here from Pennsylvania where she dreamed of becoming an artist as a kid growing up on a rural farm. Many of her pieces reflect times in her life where she experienced things that helped to shape her values and beliefs today. 

 

Karen lives in town with her husband and their wonderful dog.