There are changes afoot at Chroma Studios. At the end of June we are giving up our lease at the Central location of Chroma Studios. The location will still be rented/used as artist studios, but someone else will be running it as a new business. Paula and Aaron have moved their studios home and will continue to run the Downtown location as band/music practice studios.
While we are a bit melancholy about leaving Central after 9 years, it was time to make a decision and the decision was that it was time to let it go. One of the conditions of leaving the lease was that the space would still be used as artist studios, because Albuquerque already has a shortage of space and we couldn’t bear the thought of closing it down completely after all these years. Paula is ready to work full time as an artist again and running the studios made that difficult.
Huge thanks to all the artists who made Chroma their studio home all these years! We appreciate you all! We like to look at it not as an ending, but as a new beginning. 🙂
HELLO! I purchased one of your drawings several years ago. I know NOTHING about it as I got it at an art show in Kansas in the late 90’s. Wondering if you could give info. It is signed Paula Beck ’94. It is a young (child) Indian girl against a tree in full regalia. I wish I could send a picture but I dont know how. Picture is 11X14, matted and framed. Appears to be pen and ink (black, white, grays). Where was it done? Did you use a live model? What might it have cost when first done? I am trying to do insurances for my favorite pieces.. and since I only have a few, I would like to make sure its covered. Thank you in advance.. Tonie
That sounds like Cheyenne Girl. It was drawn with pencil and printed with gray inks. It was done from a photograph when I lived in Las a Cruces, NM. It sold for $10-20 when it was first released in 1994. It is a signed offset lithograph. The print itself is worth around $50 now. Thank you for collecting my art! ✌️️❤️😁