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Colorful art from New Mexico

In past decades we have worked with many different mediums: 

recycled, mixed-media, pastel and acrylic. More recently metal and newsprint.



  • NM Cancer Center:Gallery with a Cause, Summer of 2020
    Mon, Jun 01
    on line at www.nmcancercenter.org/gallery/
    Jun 01, 2020, 8:00 PM – Jun 20, 2020, 12:00 AM
    on line at www.nmcancercenter.org/gallery/
    John has over 50 pieces of art on display. Please visit the Cancer Center website to see John's art. Visit his art at, GalleryWithACause.org
  • Talk to the Artists, Sunday October 11, from 9 AM until 1 PM
    Aug 15, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Blue Gate Art Studio, 3912 Hannett Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, USA
    During the Covid19 distancing, neighbors can walk by an outdoor art exhibit and speak , at a distance, with the artists.
  • Recycle Santa Fe, Show in November 2020 TBA
    November 15-17, 2019
    West Marcy Street
    November 15-17, 2019
    West Marcy Street, W Marcy St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
    One of the best recycle shows in the country ! The fashion show Friday night is famous for inventive design. Join John and Lisa for a look at paper and metal creations perfect for holiday gift giving. Friday, November 15 from 5-9 include the Recycle Fashion Show Nov. 16 from 9-5, Nov. 17 from 10-5
flying bug

These three pieces fron John are in the new Placitas Library show called "yellow".   Come see this show this summer. 


"Talk to the Artist" Events will resume in 2021

Lisa Zawadzki Recycled Paper Art.jpg

Lisa Zawadzki

talk to the artists
hungry bird and Raven at GWA

John Bumkens


The First Annual ABQ Art Showcase was a great success for John and Lisa, 
Thanks Albuquerque


" Nothing is less real than realism "

Georiga  O'Keeffe

Lisa's Studio Space


Albuquerque, NM, USA



"Talk to the Artist" events will resume in 2021