Support your East Mountain community by becoming a member or sponsor! Help us create a heightened awareness of East Mountain talent and local Arts organizations. Your membership or gift can help us provide opportunities for all ages.
Together with the Towns of Edgewood, Moriarty, and Tijeras as well other local organizations and our local Chamber of Commerce we work hard to create an atmosphere where creativity thrives and the community prospers. We appreciate your help!
This PDF document contains the White Paper which describes the organization, talks of our accomplishments and vision for the future.
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Board Officer Biographies
Sandra Holzman, President
Sandra Holzman received her BFA from School of Visual Arts in NYC.
She set the textile world on it’s head with the development of large scale hand marbled fabrics for fashion and home furnishings. Her work is in museum collections, books, magazines and films. She was CEO and Chief Cook & Bottle Washer for Fine Art Fabrics for 20 years. This involved a crew of 11 showrooms, 6 seamstresses and many assistants producing custom fabrics for international designers.
In an effort to downsize and focus on the art part of Fine Art Fabrics, she moved to New Mexico and pursued a smaller scale of business with SandraSilk. This company produced hand painted fabrics featuring cutting edge printmaking techniques on silks for fashion.
Ms Holzman has taught these and other art techniques privately and in school settings, through the years. Business techniques have been added to this instructional repertoire.
Retirement has offered the opportunity to give back in the form of being a founding member of the Route 66 Arts Alliance, where she is currently President. She is also delving deep into printmaking on paper, involving contemporary and traditional techniques.
Sandra Vieth, Vice President
Sandra Vieth, Vice President/Music Coordinator, M.S.W., practiced as a social worker and licensed massage therapist until 2015.
Since 1985, she has performed on guitar, bass and vocals with bands at folk festivals from Seattle to Albuquerque. At the Santa Fe Traditional and Bluegrass Music Festival, she has won numerous songwriting awards with her partner, Carl Allen. Their CD, Blue Moon, will be released in 2019.
She is Vice President of the Route 66 Arts Alliance and has worked on the festivals and educational programs produced since 2015.
Albert Noyer, Secretary
Albert Noyer, born in Switzerland and raised in Detroit, Michigan, pursued his interest in art at Wayne State University, worked as a commercial artist, taught art at the technical/vocational high school level and part time as an art history instructor at a private college. He holds BFA MEd and MA degrees.
In 1986, after retiring in New Mexico with his wife, Jennifer, he exhibited watercolor paintings and woodcut prints in numerous regional exhibits, garnered awards, and had his work featured in the March 1994 New Mexico Magazine, and the December 2006 Mature Life in New Mexico supplement of the Sunday Journal; during this time he also wrote ten published novels.
Noyer joined VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) and ran a model Literacy Program at Los Vecinos Community Center, in Tijeras, which was taken over by Bernalillo County and still exists.
Noyer is a founding member and on the Board of Directors of New Mexico Veterans Art, which organizes annual exhibits of artwork by resident veterans, active duty military, reservists and spouses; 2018 will be the 21st exhibit.
Noyer is a founding member and Secretary of the Route 66 Arts Alliance, also assisted with the children’s Summer Art Camp and the two Alliance art festivals
Noyer is a member of the New Mexico Watercolor Society, SouthWest Writers, Sisters in Crime, Croak & Dagger, the Historical Novels Society and New Mexico Veteran’s Art. www.albertnoyer novels.com
Kathy Elrick, Treasurer
Kathy Elrick is a retired special education teacher with 23 years experience.She has a BA in elementary education and a Master’s degree in special education with an administrative license. During her time as a teacher, she joined the American Business Women Association, elected vice-president for two years and selected the chapter’s Woman of the Year in 2012. She has worked in Illinois, Albuquerque and Las Cruces, retired from Moriarty High School. She developed a love of creating different ways to help students develop fine motor, gross motor and functional skills.
Kathy enjoyed the creative process and after retiring started working with sculpting animals in polymer clay. Ms Elrick served as president and vice-president of our New Mexico Polymer Clay Guild for two, two-year terms and has been working in this medium for the last 20 years. Ms Elrick is now the Treasurer of the Route 66 Arts Alliance.
Board Member Biographies
Born in New York City, Jennifer Allen Noyer has been a contemporary dance choreographer, teacher and author. Her graduate work in dance at the University of Michigan, and the Humanities at Wayne State University focused on the crossovers between the arts and history.
She was awarded Teacher of the Year by the Detroit Metropolitan Dance Project in 1983, and was given the 2002 Arts Achievement Award by W.S,U. The Albuquerque Journal employed her as dance critic for twenty-six years, and Ms. Noyer has become an award winning sculptor in New Mexico.
She has served on the Board of Directors for the Arts Alliance and been one of the Directors of the Summer Arts Camp since 2016.
David Waldrep, Membership Coordinator, Route 66 Arts Alliance. Retired Technology Educator, Albuquerque Public Schools. Retired United States Air Force.
Masters Degree Healthcare Administration, Chapman University. B.S. Degree Vocational Education with Emphasis in Educational Design and Curriculum Development, Southern Illinois University. Hobbies include Woodworking, specifically Lathe turning, Camping, Fishing and Hiking.
David is currently creating turned wood vessels and sculpture from local woods.
In high school, Linda was drawn to art classes. She graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Secondary Education and a major in Home Economics. She also has experience in areas of bookkeeping and sales. Linda entered seminary in her 40s and served 20 years in the ministry, serving small to medium churches in the New Mexico and West Texas District. Linda studied Photo and media in California. She has a long history with a wide variety of dance styles and disciplines. She brings to the Route 66 Arts Alliance board her many years of working with children and youth in educational settings. Linda has been one of the directors of the Sumer Arts Camp program since 2016.
Martin Matlack is a New Mexico native with a life-long passion for photography and railroads. Trained as a photojournalist, he delights in capturing people in their normal everyday element – today’s term is “Street Photography”.
“I have had a camera in my hands for over 50 years; I still shoot with film, and in medium-format (6×6 and 6×7 cm).”
He has been the recipient of three world-level awards.
Martin’s images have been used by Amtrak, New Mexico Rail Runner Express, and various other publications. His work can be seen in Bernalillo, NM, at Home at the Range Gallery and the Freight House Tap Room. He shows in Santa Fe, NM, with the Santa Fe Artist’s Market and serves on the board of the Route 66 Arts Alliance.