NeoRio is an annual outdoor, contemporary art event. It is a call to the public to come and explore the results of artists, scholars, local experts and youth investigating and creating new works on natural world themes. Events take place outdoors at Wild Rivers, in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument and other regional venues in Questa, New Mexico and beyond. Created as a platform for innovative artists, NeoRio provides opportunities for cross-pollination between artists, scholars in other fields, conservationists, and members of the public and local communities interested in protecting and celebrating our wild lands and waters. Hosted by the Bureau of Land Management’s Taos Field Office, NeoRio is organized by us, LEAP (Land, Experience and Art of Place), in collaboration with other organizations and volunteers.
September 17, 2016
NeoRio 2016 features pollination-themed installations on the rim of the gorge by Lee Lee, Viviane Le Courtois and Jenny Lynn McNutt. Enjoy a locally-sourced Fall Feast, artist talks, music and poetry, all reflecting this year’s theme. More….
September 12, 2015
NeoRio 2015 will feature work by light artist, Ethan Jackson and an art-filled evening celebration on the rim of the gorge. Enjoy a locally-sourced, and inspired Fall Feast, artist talk and music, all solar-powered. This is a Questa “Luz es Vida” event, part of UNESCO’s “International Year of Light.” More….
September 6, 2014
NeoRio 2014 features the “‘T’ House” by Team Biocultura, Andrea Polli and John Donalds was well as an evening celebration with the “The Rio Feast Project” by Ric Lum. This year NeoRio also launches LEAP’s online Wilderness Thinkers Project, marking the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. More….
September 14 – 28, 2013
NeoRio 2013 features “The Ice Cream Olympics,” a July – Sept. residency in the new Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument. Anita Mckeown, collaborators and participants playfully explore local foods in celebration of the new monument culminating in “The Ice Cream Olympics” on Sept. 28. More….
September 27 – 29, 2012 – ISEA2012
NeoRio 2012 featured “People’s PCR”, an experimental project by visiting artists, Paul Vanouse and Joan Linder, new installations, videos and weasel bus paintings by contributing artists and youth inspired by “Powers of Sun, Wind and Water.” More…
NeoRio’s third year, featured innovative work by Daniel Richmond and films by John Wenger, Andrew Rising, Questa Junior High Art Students and the Wild Earth Studio Team. More…
NeoRio’s second year, featured work by sculptor for wildlife, Lynne Hull, participatory sculpture-making workshops and films projected with solar power by John Wenger and Stephen Ausherman. More…
NeoRio’s first year, featured water artist, Basia Irland’s site-based work, “Receedsing/Reseeding” with a participatory ice book launch at the water’s edge, Dutch oven enchiladas and music on the rim of the gorge. More…
For more information or to become a NeoRio sponsor or volunteer contact email@example.com or 575-586-2362.
Interested in becoming a NeoRio Featured Artist? Click HERE for submission guidelines.