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Northwestern New Mexico through Artists' Eyes

Farmington's lush green fields and mild (mostly) climate are attracting more and more artists. A great place to sample some of the lively work is Artifacts Gallery, 302 E. Main St. (tel. 505/327-2907). Set in a Victorian-style lumber building is a collection of art studios whose artists are often on hand to discuss their work. Look for the moody landscapes and still-life watercolors by Dwight Lawing, the whimsical ceramic plaques and masks of Mary Bruce, and contemporary landscapes by Allison Verlinich. Also on hand is a specialty foods shop, where you can purchase such treats as Cibolo Junction Green Chile Pineapple Preserves or Besito Caliente Blackberry Habanero Marinade/Dipping Sauce.

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