Gloria Grace Blinn is  a self taught artist from Albuquerque, New Mexico. As an  established artist working and residing in the Land of Enchantment she is passionate about painting en plein air.  She has won awards, and  has been presented in many prestigious galleries.  She has developed a broad diversity of local, national, and international collectors.

 

Born in Casper, Wyoming she grew up in a large family and often escaped into her imagination to find solace and let her creativity come to life.  She had  the opportunity to travel internationally to England and Ireland, and also did charity work in Seoul South Korea. The traveling experiences increased her keen awareness to a world of beauty around her. She chose to pursue art in college. She won three gallery awards while attending. She donated art to an art auction funded by the college where her art won popularity and businesses around Albuquerque asked her to display her art. In one she developed a permanent exhibit creating an opportunity to develop personal clients. 

 

While participating in plein air art competitions she won several awards. Her art was chosen for the 11th National Plein Air Competition in Santa Fe.  She has participated in exhibitions at New Mexico Cancer Center’s Gallery With a Cause. The Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum currently hosts her art. She continues to educate and grow as an artist. Find her in the field or in her studio painting teaching, and giving the world the beauty that inspires her.

Owner of Art Studio 

Gallery of Fine Art

 

An independent business owner who organizes, and assumes risks of business and enterprise with integrity and agility. Specializing in communication and relationship skills through consultive selling and exceptional customer focus. 

 

Motto:

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena…who strive valiantly…who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at worst if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly. 

-Theodore Roosevelt 

 

 

Business Owner  2017 - Present 

 

  • analyze local market & sales 

  • strategize to create a value to the marketplace

  • curate and design art collections

  • lead training and workshops 

  • meet the needs of clients by working to create custom art 

  • offer interior design critiques with art as an element to help create personal expression and lifestyle  

 

 

Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum Foundation

Curator & Resident Artist 2020 - Present

 

  • develop artist residency program for artist engagement 

  • Produce and curate the Inaugural International Balloon Museum Art Exhibition in a gallery provided by the museum

  • collaborate with international artists

  • web design

  • communication with TV, Radio and Media 

  • Curate paintings and design exhibition

  • work with business owners to procure and foster funding for the production of the exhibition 

 

Education:

Pensacola Christian College 

  • History of Art

 

Art Center Design College

  • Drawing

  • Web Design

  • Illustrator 

  • Photoshop

Skills:

 

  • Photoshop 

  • Media 

  • Web Design

  • Sales & Marketing

  • Time Management 

  • Team Building

  • Analytical Skills

  • Negotiation Skills

  • Problem Solving

  • Financial Management 

 

Awards & Achievements:

 

  • 11th National Juried Plein Air Competition Santa Fe NM

  • Corrales Plein Air Quick Draw 1st place

  • Corrales Sunset Painting 1st place

  • Curator and Producer of the Inaugural Balloon Museum Foundation Art Exhibition