Thank you to everyone who shared their art, stories and photography with the 2022 Acequia Art Contest. Explore the winning entries below. All work was also shared at the 2022 Congreso de Las Acequias on December 9th & 10th, 2022!
First Prize, Adult Art – “El angel, el santo y las acequia” by Anita Rodriguez of Taos
Second Prize, Adult Art – “Water Is Life” by Karen Blair, Acequia Madre de Rio Costilla
Runner Up, Adult Art – “Todo lo que soy, se lo debo a mi Madre” by Ariana Montez, Acequia Madre de Santa Fe
First Prize, Adult Photo – Food Traditions Category – “Peach trees on an acequia plot” by Anita Walsh, Corrales Lateral Ditch
Second Prize, Adult Photo – Food Traditions Category – “Martinez Traditions” by Jolene Vigil, Acequia de Martinez de Abajo
Third Prize, Adult Photo – Food Traditions Category – By Anna Soto, Ponderosa Community Ditch
First Prize, Adult Photo – Regando Category – “Springtime Planting” by Billy Vigil, Cundiyo
First Prize, Adult Photo – Acequieros Working The Land Category – by Donatella Davanzo
First Prize, Adult Storytelling – Making Chaquegue Video by Clyde Garduño, Acequia de Atalaya Arroyo Hondo – click here to download the video
Runner up, Adult Storytelling – “Opening Minds & Lifting Hearts at Sanchez Farm Open Space” essay by Nell Burrus of Arenal Acequia, Albuquerque – click here to read the essayPhoto of Sanchez Farms via Bernalillo County
Youth Photo Winner – “Basket of Calabasitas” by Zachary Nash Archuleta, Southside Acequia, Vadito
Youth Art Winner – “Thriving Communities” by Selene Duran, Los Cordovas #1 Acequia, Taos
Youth Storytelling Winner – “What Acequia Culture Means To Me” Alyson Archuleta, Southside Acequia, Vadito – click here to read the essay!