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Tortuga's Bosque Mural

$1,220 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 28 days
TORTUGA GALLERY CELEBRATES ALBUQUERQUE'S BOSQUE WITH A MURAL

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In collaboration with Mural Fest 2018 and Tortuga Gallery, three local artists have designed a nearly 25' x 90' mural, celebrating the flora and fauna of Albuquerque’s Rio Grande Bosque. The mural will wrap around the gallery's home at 901 Edith SE during Mural Fest 2018 starting at the end of September. This ambitious project kicks off on July 6 with a fundraiser previewing the mural design in which participating artists Denise Weaver Ross, Joel Davis, and Roe LiBretto will exhibit their individual works. 

Funding for this project includes sponsorship opportunities and a raffle of the mural artists' work. The raffle will begin at the July 6 exhibition and end at the July 21 Artful Saturday event featuring art, food, and local music. Go to www.tortugagallery.org to buy raffle tickets for the artists' work. Mural Fest 2018 has worked with Tortuga and the artists to launch this Go Fund Me campaign. 15% of the money raised during the Go Fund Me campaign will go to Sierra Club’s Bosque Action Team.

ABOUT THE MURAL TEAM

Denise Weaver Ross  is the lead artist and project manager. She has completed two previous murals: Garden of the Muses located in The Source’s Community Garden on Carlisle SE, and We the People on Tapia Road in the South Valley. In 2017 she featured as the poster artist for ¡Globalquerque!’s world music festival. Weaver Ross is well known for her House of Cards series of 56 large-scale, and in the past five years she has exhibited in national juried exhibitions in Attleboro, MA; Las Vegas, NV; Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Her work can be seen regularly at Ghostwolf Gallery in Old Town, and has a one-person show scheduled for October at Tortuga Gallery.

Joel Davis  is a sculptor and mosaic artist who has worked with various artists providing installation support at Meow Wolf, was celebrated as an emerging artist at Harwood’s 2016 Surface exhibition, and currently exhibits at Relic Gallery in downtown Albuquerque. He has shown work in Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, Oakland Denver, and Santa Fe. His mosaic tile can be seen locally at the Guild Cinema and the Remedy Day Spa. He will provide important mosaic elements to the mural.

Roe LiBretto  is contributing rendering expertise and organizational abilities to her first mural project. She studied drawing, painting, and design at the Brooklyn Museum, the School of Visual Arts, and City College of New York. Roe has exhibited in juried gallery shows in Longmont, CO; New York City; Paris, France; Brooklyn, NY, and Pittsfield, MA, and received commissions from the New York City Cultural Council and the Massachusetts State Council on the Arts. Locally she has shown in many venues, including the KD Neeley Gallery and Tortuga Gallery, Her work can be found regularly at the Ghostwolf Gallery in Old Town.

Pax Garcia and Jill Logan are the co-directors of the Tortuga Gallery.  Tortuga is housed in a building that dates to the 1880s when the railroad came through Albuquerque. From the beginning, the mission of Tortuga Gallery has been to support artists, musicians, poets, writers, teachers and the local community as a gathering space for creative expression. The Mural Fest 2018 theme of “Nature Calls” is a reflection of what Tortuga is all about. It feels like a natural next step for the space, bringing together artists and collaborating on ideas that truly express the theme aligns with the ideals of Tortuga. See tortugagallery.org for more information.
 
Mural Fest 2018
September 22nd - October 13th 2018
40+ Muralists, 30+ Events, 1 City!

Beautify, Unify & Showcase!
West Downtown, Downtown, EDo, Barelas, South Broadway, Wells Park, Nob Hill, International District, Indian Acres and @Midtown

This year's theme When Nature Calls brings focus to Planet Earth’s climate crisis and how it is effecting all life on this floating rock we call home.  From California being on fire to Houston & Puerto Rico being under water to New Mexico facing one of the worst droughts in history—we felt a need to bring our world community together through murals, music and culinary arts to highlight solutions we can all play a part in moving forward. For more info please visit MuralFest.com. 

DONATIONS

15% of the Go Fund Me donations to this mural project will be donated to the Sierra Club’s Bosque Action Team . In addition, anyone who donates $50 or more will get an archival gicleé print of the flora or fauna of their choice based on photo of that section of the finished Mural. These beautiful archival prints will be provided as a donation by Carr Imaging . Finally, donors of $50 or more will have their names on an exterior plaque next to the mural.

Visit SaveTheBosque.org  and RioGrandeSierraClub.org  for more information on saving our beautiful Bosque. Visit CarrImage.net  to learn more about the services offered by this wonderful company.

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The Broad-tailed Hummingbird-female (seen here in its 1/10-size design form) will be in a mosaic section crafted by Joel Davis and is one of the choices in the $150 sponsorship range.

https://www.gofundme.com/tortuga-gallery-mural-fest-project

Sponsor the mural for $50 or more and choose to receive a print from the completed mural and have your name engraved on a plaque located near the mural. Smaller donations are also very welcome. 15% of the revenue raised on this Go Fund Me Campaign will go to the Sierra Club’s Bosque Action Team.
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The Green Heron (seen here in its 1/10-size design form) is one of the choices in the $150 range. Sponsor the mural for $50 or more and you can choose to receive a print from the completed mural.

https://www.gofundme.com/tortuga-gallery-mural-fest-project

15% of the revenue raised on this Go Fund Me Campaign will go to the Sierra Club’s Bosque Action Team. Sponsors will also have their name engraved on an exterior mural plaque. Carr Imaging is donating the prints.
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Gambel's Quail was especially requested by Pax and Jill the owners and directors of Tortuga gallery and will be painted (or mosaic'd) under the front left window of the gallery

Sponsor the mural for $50 or more and you can choose to receive a print from the finished mural. This is one of the choices in the $150 range. Scroll through the Go Fund Me updates to see what will eventually 45 featured plants and animals.

https://www.gofundme.com/tortuga-gallery-mural-fest-project

15% of the revenue raised on this Go Fund Me Campaign will go to the Sierra Club’s Bosque Action Team. Sponsors will also have their name engraved on an exterior mural plaque. Carr Imaging is donating the prints.
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This sunflower section (the concept design by Roe LiBretto) will be a featured mosaic element designed and crafted by Joel Davis.

Sponsor the mural for $50 or more and you can choose to receive a print from the finished mural. This is one of the choices in the $100 range.

https://www.gofundme.com/tortuga-gallery-mural-fest-project

15% of the revenue raised on this Go Fund Me Campaign will go to the Sierra Club’s Bosque Action Team. Sponsors will also have their name engraved on an exterior mural plaque. Carr Imaging is donating the prints.
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