Step Up Gallery’s Gift Of Small Paintings 2022 Attracts Art Lovers And Gift Buyers

‘Ghost Ranch 1’, watercolor by Kathi Geoffrion Parker. Courtesy photo

‘Lilies in the Sun’ batik dye by Gloria Sharp. Courtesy photo

‘Long Time Ago’, collage by Sue Ellen Hains. Courtesy photo

‘Monsoon Threatening in Wild Rivers’, oil by Diane Stoffel. Courtesy photo


“The Gift of Small Paintings 2022” is open now through Jan. 5, 2023 in Step Up Gallery on Mesa Public Library’s upper level. More than 90 framed or finished paintings including oils, pastels, watercolors, dye-work and collage by premier regional artists are offered for viewing and purchase.

The level of experienced artistry of this show’s participants range from beginner watercolorist, Marcia Birmingham, who’s been painting for just one year under the tutelage of the seasoned Albuquerque watercolorist, Melba Lee, to a dozen professional artists who show larger work in galleries all over New Mexico. Marcia Birmingham’s entry “Poppy Power” was chosen as the background image in this exhibit’s show poster!

Local artists have entered beautiful work, as well, including Kathi Geoffrion Parker of White Rock, Rachel Pearson, Gloria Sharp and Sue Ellen Hains of Los Alamos, and Karen Trythall and Diane Stoffel from Española.

Please visit Step Up Gallery before Jan. 5 or see all the artwork online at where you can purchase it with any bank card. The gallery manager will be present in Step Up Gallery on Monday – Friday from 2 6 p.m. and on Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Dec. 22 to help prospective buyers with their purchase and package up their purchased art to take home before the holidays.

The library and gallery hours are: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Sundays and holidays. Additional information about Step Up Gallery can be found on its website: Step Up Gallery is located on the top floor of Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Ave. Los Alamos, NM.

‘Taos Portico’, acrylic by Karen Trythall. Courtesy photo

‘Poppy Power’, watercolor by Marcia Burningham. Courtesy photo

‘Rendija Canyon’, oil by Rachel Pearson. Courtesy photo