Artist Spotlight: Adelita ArtWorks

My plan is to highlight a local craftsperson once a month. I decided I would start by introducing myself and telling you what I do.

I’ve been making art my whole life. My first love has always been and will always be jewelry. I’ve done silversmithing, worked with beads and wire, mixed media, laser cut wood, and decoupaged pieces. I can make jewelry out of just about anything.

Samples from a headpiece making workshop I taught.

I began teaching workshops and classes when I worked at the Harwood Art Center. I have done all kinds of outreach projects at events like the Albuquerque Mini-Maker Faire, at the Rail Yards Market, and even have done “art parties.” I’ve worked with all ages, in all kinds of settings, and all types of mediums.

My nontraditional piñata at the NHCC exhibition The Piñata Exhibit (Sure to be a Smash Hit!)

I’ve had my art in a few gallery shows and even had a piece in an exhibition at the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Art Museum. I have been in more arts and craft shows than I can count! I prefer selling my work in person at craft shows, rather than online. I do have an Etsy shop, but I don’t keep it up very often. I’m working on a different online avenue and hope to do a blog about it at some point. My jewelry has been sold in several local shops and currently is at the Museum Shop and La Parada Merchantile.

I take all the classes and workshops that I have time for! I fell so in love with the ¡HAH! Happy Arte Hour program at the National Hispanic Cultural Center that I became a volunteer! I do work a full time job, so all this is extracurricular activity for me.

This is a very brief introduction of what I do. I’ll be highlighting more of my work later. I am excited to feature new and well-known artists in the coming months. Stay tuned!

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