FIRST TIME EXHIBITOR'S JUDGE & SPONSOR
New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair is a non-profit 501 (c ) 3 organization
Cynthia Risner has been an educator for over 35 years. She served as a classroom teacher, master teacher, school principal and curriculum director. While serving as curriculum director, she guided the Las Cruces Public Schools in implementing a discipline based art curriculum using the work Stanford's Elliot Eisner. She is most proud of her role as a founder and administrator of J. Paul Taylor Academy, a successful project based kindergarden through eighth grade charter school, which emphasizes the arts as part of the basic curriculum.
2018 YOUTH JUDGE, Cynthia Risner
Dan Stouffer was born in Ohio and educated at The Ohio State University. He left his position as Art Director at UNM Press in 1979 to become a full time artist. Since that time, he has won numerous awards, some in such prominent competitions as Art for the Parks, Watercolor U.S.A. and Rocky Mountain National. His work is represented in museums and corporate collections throughout the country and has been featured in several national publications.
In 2010, The Albuquerque Art Business Association designated Dan a "Local Treasure". He currently resides in Bosque Farms with his wife Jean.
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