Ronna Sarvas Weltman


On October 16, The Wooden Cow welcomes nationally recognized polymer clay artist and author, Ronna Sarvas Weltman. Ronna’s unique aesthetic and innovative techniques are showcased in her book – Ancient Modern: Polymer Clay + Wire Jewelry. As the title of her book suggests Ronna’s work has an aged yet timeless feel. While not directly recreating natural elements her work has the look of feel of bone and sinew, seeds and pods. Ronna will be  discussing her work, which will be on display and for sale throughout the weekend.

This is an event that can’t be missed for the jewelry or polymer clay enthusiast!! I’m bringing my mom!



The Cow


Into the Shadows


Our Into the Shadows: An Exploration of Dark Art show is coming together nicely – we have a wide variety of work with a lot of different takes on “dark art”.
Our featured artists are  Fenton Ayres and Robert Vander Voord
and our show participants are
Eliza Schmid • Fennel Blythe •  Ivan Boyd
Regina Portscheller • Julie D’arcy
Paul Jameson •  Christopher Hatcher
Rubye McBride • Jonathon Arno
Terry Duncan • ShaRi Brooks • Raine Klover

New Hours


So we changed our hours as of September 1 – new hours are Wednesday – Saturday – 10am – 6pm and Sundady noon – 5pm. Just a head’s up!

Rachel Harris

rachelSome of you may have heard that one of our AlteredVisions artists, Rachel Harris, was injured recently while rock climbing.  Rachel suffered a skull fracture and is currently in a local hospital recovering. Taking her place at our opening reception is her boyfriend, Denver Dobbins, and possibly her parents who have flown in from out of state to be with her.

Unfortunately Rachel is one of many artists who is uninsured.  At the opeinng, we will be accepting donations on her behalf to help her out during this difficult time.  Stop by the cash wrap if you would like to donate or if you would just like to sign the get well card we will have there also.

Bruce McCollum discussing his work!

Napkin Art has been around almost as long as the cheap, disposable, fragile media has been in existence. Everything from Atom bombs to Zoology has found expression on its brilliant white surface. Since the creative effort takes place in a public space it is the ultimate in peoples art and stands beside performance art in its immediacy and transparency.


I began drawing in public spaces in 1999 to help get over the apprehension I had about people seeing my art. I found that the small squares of black & white delighted those that received them and often memorialized one or another event. I would hear that…”To-day is our anniversary” or “I just arrived in Albuquerque to-day.” So they sometimes became more than a simple piece of free art.


I drew in bars and restaurants and gave away hundreds of drawings over 11 years. I kept several hundred more. The ones I liked I scanned into Photoshop and colorized. Out of those I selected 100+ to make into digital prints, watercolors and Acrylic paintings. I have shown the paintings in some restaurants. This is my second formal showing, both at the Wooden Cow.


Bruce B. McCollum

ATC Group 7/11!!

Our fledgling artist trading card group is meeting again tomorrow – July 11th. Our optional theme this month is “Illustration”. I did some doodling on watercolor paper and then scanned those images, in Photoshop I layered the doodles over photos of some of my encaustic pieces and a few photographs from the last week or so. And voila! – ATC goodness! For more information about out ATC group go here! – Raine

Liz Marx Studios Trunk Show! – June 25th

On the heels of our awesome Kathleen Dustin event – we are already gearing up for a visit from another fabulous artist – Liz Marx!  Liz is a glass artist from Los Angeles and a quick peak at her website is all you need to see that her work is gorgeous – simple lines and beautiful glowing colors!  Liz will be available to discuss her work and we’ll have refreshments as always!  Stop by and join the party!