Kimberly Gauna | 1st year apprentice

Kimberly Gauna | 1st year apprentice

My name is Kimberly Gauna & this is my first year as an apprentice here at ALMA. I started off with drawing when I was younger but my freshman year, my painting teacher Vanessa, pushed me to keep working with my art. I really didn’t put too much thought into it...

Jileen Salazar | Level Three Apprentice

Jileen Salazar | Level Three Apprentice

Hello everyone, my name is Jilleen Salazar I am a 22-year-old Mexican/American artist in the city of Albuquerque. My passion for art grew when I was in my junior year of high school while I was in Margarita’s ceramic class and both Vanessa and Margarita’s after-school...

Shundiin Nakai | Level Three Apprentice

Shundiin Nakai | Level Three Apprentice

Being creative has always been an important part of my life. As an introvert, I’m the type of person that is not great at expressing their feelings through having conversations with others. After many years  I’ve discovered that creating is an emotional outlet...

ALMA Open House, Tile Sale & Fundraiser

Join us for our ASI Open House on July 15, from 5:30-8:30p at our new-ish studio.  1224 Mountain Rd. NW, ABQ, 87102 We are thrilled to come together in person and showcase our youth apprentices' hard work.  We will have work in progress, tile sale, mini-mosaics for...

Jacquelyn Yepa | 1st Year Lead Apprentice

Jacquelyn Yepa | 1st Year Lead Apprentice

My name is Jacquelyn Yepa, I am a Twenty-year-old Indigenous woman from the Navajo(Diné) and Jemez(Walatowa) tribes. I was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and I’m currently attending the Institute of American Indian Arts to get my BFA in Studio Arts as well as a...

Atom Vigil | 4th-year Apprentice

Atom Vigil | 4th-year Apprentice

Art and an Artist. I have always been an artist in some form, ever since I was little. It is only in the past 2-3 years that I have truly embraced calling myself an Artist. I recently had the pleasure of flying out of ABQ on a small week-long vacation (of sorts)....

Vanessa Alvarado | Lead Artist / Outreach Director

Vanessa Alvarado | Lead Artist / Outreach Director

For those of you who do not know me, I am Vanessa Alvarado. I would like to introduce myself so that you could better understand our organization. I am the first person to have gone from being an Apprentice to a Lead Artist and then to Co-founder & Outreach...

February 22, 2021

February 22, 2021

ALMA February Newsletter ALMA is starting a blog! We would like you to get to know us better. This will be an opportunity to get to know the ALMA artists, our philosophy, and how and why we do what we do! In our first blog, we would like you to get to know our lovely...

January 18, 2021 newsletter

January 18, 2021 newsletter

Happy 2021 Farewell to Our Fearless Leader Cassandra Reid has been an ALMA Lead Artist with the ALMA Summer Institute since 2000.  She was integral in helping ALMA become its own non-profit organization as a Co-Founder and served as the ALMA’s first Executive...

December 1, 2020 Newsletter

December 1, 2020 Newsletter

Giving Tuesday ALMA Raffle & Fundraiser Please think of us on Giving Tuesday!  We are a 501(c)3 non-profit, with a majority of our funding coming from grants.  In COVID, these times seem even more precarious.  ALMA is having an online Raffle &...