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Debra Fritts

Debra is a studio artist working in Abiquiu, New Mexico. Debra currently conducts figurative sculpture workshops at her studio, and master classes nationally and internationally.

Debra has national recognition for her work in ceramic sculpture through invitational exhibitions and awards, museum exhibitions and collections, gallery representation, private collections and publications.  Her one of a kind sculptures are hand-built and multiple fired with a painterly glazed surface. The work is a continuous story of awareness and the celebration of daily living.

Frank Shelton

Frank has been an art educator teaching high school, junior college and university. He is a painter and sculptor using mixed-media and teaches workshops in the United States and Mexico. Frank has been represented by many galleries throughout his career and has taught at numerous art schools such as Penland and Arrowmont. He and his wife, Debra Fritts are living in Abiquiu, New Mexico as full-time artists and Frank is a tour guide of Georgia O’Keeffe’s home and studio.

Carolyn Calfee

Carolyn wrapped up a long career in the financial industry and moved to Abiquiu with husband, Tom, to build/operate Abiquiu Lake Vacations and The Grand Hacienda B&B.  She also manages the Abiquiu community "Discover Abiquiu" facebook site, promoting local activities. Carolyn is a board member for Luciente, a non-profit working on eradicating poverty in the area. She holds a deep appreciation for the history and culture of the area.  She and her husband enjoy just about anything outdoors: hiking, scuba diving, riding Tom's motorcycle, running, and exploring. 

Brian Thomas Calfee

Brian Thomas, "Tom", is a financial advisor/rock artist/outdoor adventurist /co-manager of Abiquiu Vacation Homes and The Grand Hacienda B&B.  Tom is also a collector of Native American pottery and - rocks. Tom tells his story through his rock art - a story about the differences, a story about choices, about struggles, about beauty, all from special rocks that were selected from the millions available to him. To take something that is stubbornly resistant and to help it tell a story—that is why he loves working with rocks. Each rock can stand on its own, but combining it with others to form a larger meaning—that is his passion.​

The Artful Life. stay. recharge. create. explore.

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