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News from the Balloon Fiesta Newsletter

Apr 23, 2012

Inside the Basket: Dee Sanchez

2012 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Official Poster Artist


Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas

Years in New Mexico: 46 years

Years as an Artist: Dee Sanchez has been an artist all her life however she began painting in 2002.

What was your inspiration for this year’s official Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Poster? The theme, “Blaze a Trail” and the centennial inspired Sanchez to bring all aspects of New Mexico into this year’s poster with the mountains, flowers, beautiful skies, and balloons.

Do you have a favorite Balloon Fiesta memory? Sanchez loves watching the balloons take flight above her North Valley home, landing in her driveway or a pilot asking if the coffee is ready in the morning.

What are you most looking forward to at this year’s “Blaze A Trail” event? Sanchez will have a booth at the 41st event and she is looking forward to meeting many new people from all over the world.