At the Balloon Museum Shoppe, you’ll find balloon inspired classics of yesterday and today. You’ll find traditional to very inspired items, including items created exclusively for the Balloon Museum Shoppe.
Proceeds from your purchases are used by the Foundation to support education programs and exhibits at the Museum.
Esteemed local artists partner with Museum Foundation to celebrate the Balloon Museum’s 15th anniversary and the unique relationship ballooning has with NM culture, including inspiring artists. Each artist created an original fine art piece featuring hot air balloons to be exhibited in the Balloon Museum.
Collectible Balloon Art Mugs and prints of the artists’ work are exclusively available in the Balloon Museum Shoppe.
Amanda (Laguna Pueblo, Hopi, Choctaw) incorporates different mediums to manipulate the emotions of the viewers, such as pop culture images, graffiti media, historical photographs, graphics, motifs, animation, and foreign paper. Amanda uses her cultures, influences, and inspirations to blend these mediums, forming a story that connects people with contemporary, sometimes whimsical reality.
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Tricia creates both serious and whimsical artwork, each hand-painted with precise detail. Combining the magic of hot air balloons with the sweet energy of animals, Tricia’s art woos your heart and lifts your spirit. Working in Placitas New Mexico, Tricia is currently creating books about such topics as the chakras, acceptance, and the Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum.
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By day, Honor is a clinical social worker. At night, she resets with paper and ink. Her illustrations are often a mixture of words and images that explore mental health, connection/relationships, self-love, and social justice – transmuting sorrow and anger, despair and confusion into something redemptive and hopeful. Her life mantra is to use words, art, and movement to build bridges, tear down walls, tend to wounds, empower individuals, and eradicate loneliness and shame.
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Amy trekked the Camino de Santiago in Northwestern Spain in 2009, and came back an artist. Based out of Albuquerque, NM, her North Valley studio is an old barn with outdoor decks facing the bosque trails. Amy’s bright and joyful art draws inspiration from natural light, fresh air and the idea that positive thoughts turn into positive things.
Gloria Grace Blinn is a self taught artist with a studio in the heart of Old Town, Albuquerque, NM. An award-winning artist, Gloria is passionate about painting en plein air. Timeless and classical, Gloria’s art creates a nostalgia for today’s beautiful and quiet moments.
Zahra grew up in two deserts which vary drastically yet have many similarities. Kuwait is close to the sea and New Mexico is close to the mountains. She studied the visual arts in France. Zahra currently lives in Albuquerque’s Barelas neighborhood and her studio is at the Harwood Art Center. Zahra’s depictions of daily life mix touches of her cultures, humor, and tender magical realism.
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