2016 International Balloon Fiesta Poster

Christine Montano Carey
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Christine Montano Carey has been an artist since her second grade teacher discovered her artistic talent and asked her to do a Halloween Mural on the blackboard. The highlights of her artistic career include the following: She has taught Art from the junior college level, to individual lessons as well as many mentorships with children and adults. For twenty five years she and her husband owned and operated eight galleries in four states. Besides promoting and selling the work of many other artists, her own work has been reproduced commercially in prints, limited edition plates, greeting cards and puzzles. Her original paintings have been collected by many throughout the globe.

Christine has won numerous awards for her Spanish Colonial art including her tin and retablos. She was recently commissioned to do a large retablo that was unveiled in May at Santa Maria de La Paz Catholic church. She was also selected as the 2016 Albuquererque International Balloon Fiesta Poster artist. Her painting,entitled ” Autumn Sunset in the Land of Enchantment”, depicts the the colorful cultures, landscape and beautiful New Mexico sunsets as well as the hot air balloons. She has served on numerous art boards including: New Mexico Arts Commission, City of Santa Fe Arts Commission, and has served as judge for many art contests including New Mexico Expo and City of Santa Fe Poster.

Christine was born and raised in Las Vegas, New Mexico and has lived in Santa Fe since 1970.