The curvaceous outline of the violin is so feminine and sexy to me that painting a female figure seemed like the only thing to do. The mermaid's tail mimics the upper arc of this instrument and the element of water represents the much needed spiritual healing after one of the longest and harshest droughts in New Mexico's recent history.—
Over 50 professional artists have painted or otherwise decorated full size violins.
Each violin is a one-of-a-kind original work of art. The participating artists include painters, sculptors, jewelers, glass artists, tin workers, ledger artists, and beaders. The artists are known locally, nationally and internationally. This year's event garners great interest from the local and national community of art collectors. The particpating artists are: