Cibola Arts Gallery has artworks ranging from paintings to photography, mosaics to stained glass, jewelry to wearable fiber art, woodworking to punched tin on barn wood, and even ornaments, candles, and cards.

art cibola 8691505_origReturning to the gallery after several years’ hiatus is Wana Beth Fox. Her work depicts mostly Western scenes, and the medium she uses is reflective of the mood of the subject matter.

“I started drawing about the age of 5, mostly copying pictures that I liked,” Fox said. “I gave my mother a little book of chicken drawings at that age. Soon, I was interested in horses and that was the focus of most of my pencil drawings. … I spent a lot of time on our old wooden windmill, climbing up to see where the horses were. So, many windmills have come to be in my art work.”

Fox added charcoal drawing in college, and drew her students’ portraits as an improved behavior reward while an elementary school teacher. Later she added watercolor, then acrylics, painting windmill scenes on old weathered boards. She also incorporated pastels, leather work, and wood burning.

Cibola Arts Gallery, this year celebrated 20 years as a cooperative, and can be reached at 505-847-0324. Work by most member artists can be seen at

Leota Harriman
Leota Harriman

Leota started working for The Independent in 2006, working her way up through the ranks. An employee buyout in 2010 led to her ownership of the newspaper. Leota has served on the board of the N.M. Press Association, and is currently its First Vice President. She is passionate about health and wellness, especially mental health, and loves making art. She can be reached at [email protected]