Event News & Updates
Merchandise Update: 2013 Poster Artist
The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is excited to announce the poster artist for 2013! In keeping with tradition, we have selected one of New Mexico’s finest artists to represent Balloon Fiesta. For a second time, Amado Pena has been awarded this unique opportunity to share his vision with our guests and art collectors all over the world. Read more about Amado and preview this year’s poster here:
Amado Pena has received an extraordinary number and variety of honors and awards for his contributions to the world of art, education and humanitarian efforts. Pena’s art blends the New Mexico landscape and people of the Southwest. His use of color and contrast captures the essence of hot air ballooning, both brilliant and subtle while retaining a sense of southwest culture. It is no wonder that his art has graced galleries and exhibits all over the world for many years. Pena promises to continue to push the boundaries of his creativity to insure new and exciting looks for the 2013 Balloon Fiesta.
Pena is an adjunct professor visiting scholar in the College of Education at the University of Texas while maintaining a close working relationship with his home town public schools of Laredo, Texas. His work can be admired at the Smithsonian Institute as well as the National Museum of American Art.
The official serigraph is now available! Click here to purchase.