Demitri Ambrose or (DeeMill as she signs her artwork) is a professional artist currently residing in Carlsbad. With a Bachelors of Fine Arts she owns and operates a step by step art studio there. As well as paints murals around the community and teaches educational art classes.
Demitri always planned on breastfeeding her children and when her first child, a daughter, was born in 2019 she did just that but soon realized she was blessed with an over abundance of the liquid gold. Since she was such an over producer she was able to participate in mom to mom breastmilk sharing and fed 18 other babies besides her own all over the state of New Mexico.
Currently Demitri is pregnant with her second child, due the first week of November, and plans on feeding as many babies as she can again if blessed with the same lactation. Her piece in this exhibition is titled “Sharing the Wealth” for good reason.
I am Alicia Sosa-Provencio, an artist born and raised in New Mexico. I am a graduate of The University of New Mexico, a former primary grade and art educator, and currently the stay-at-home parent of my 3 young boys while building my art business. I am a passionate believer in the power of arts’ healing abilities. I am known for my series of Breastfeeding Virgen De Guadalupe paintings that portray Our Lady, my culture and my love for breastfeeding. In each image she is cradling and feeding the infant Jesus. After breastfeeding each of my boys for extended years this image danced in my head but I did not put paint to canvas until the summer of 2020. I currently sell my original acrylic paintings, art prints and greeting cards; all of bright colors in playful abstracts and cultural connections to my native New Mexico roots.
Rosa Sisneros-Jimenez nació y creció en el estado de Jalisco, a los 18 años emigro al estado de Nuevo Mexico. Rosa tiene cuatro hijos con edades desde los 12 a los 4 años, los cuales fueron amamantados por mas de un año. Al ser parte de la comunidad inmigrante, ella reconoce que en ocasiones los servicios de embarazo y después del parto pueden ser limitados por barreras del lenguaje. Rosa tiene espíritu se servicio y le gusta involucrarse en proyectos comunitarios en los que puede ofrecer apoyo a familias habla hispanas. Ella ha trabajado para NM WIC como consejera de lactancia por 9 años, y actualmente esta atendiendo a la Universidad de Nuevo Mexico para aspirar su titulo en Ciencias Medicas de Laboratorio. En su tiempo libre, le gusta bailar, dar clases de ballet Folklórico, repostería y artesanías.
This piece depicts a place and moment that I can find when I close my eyes and recall my happiest experience with nourishing and bonding with my child. In reality, my eyes are open and I'm not comfortable feeding my child in public, breast or bottle, for fear of judgement. My hope is that this piece can open eyes to the beauty and strength that come from nurturing your child and hopefully open minds and hearts to parents tasked with an impossible job who need as much support as possible.
About the Event
NMBTF is hosting a lactation-themed art opening and virtual auction.
The opening will be held at Tortuga gallery at 901 Edith Blvd SE in Albuquerque, NM on August 31st from 5pm - 8pm. There will be refreshments and snacks, a poetry reading by Albuquerque poet Naima Yael Tokunow, and live music by Lasotras.
The gallery will be open for viewing through September 5th. Feel free to stop by from 2-4 during those days or 11-6 on Saturday.
If you can't attend in person no worries! We will be streaming the event on Facebook live.
Starting on August 31st at noon, this website will list links to make a bid on each of the pieces of artwork. To submit a bid, simply click the link and add your name, email address, and bid price to the spreadsheet beneath the previous bid. Do not delete any one else's bid!
The auction will close at 5pm on September 5th and the winners will be alerted shortly thereafter.
Are you coming in from out of town?
Please see below for some options of where to stay in Albuquerque.
- Casita Aseado - $62
- Nob Hill Guesthouse - $59
- Little Oasis - $58
- The O'Keeffe Suite - $36
- Cozy Casita - $46
- The Shophouse - $65
- Rodeway Inn Albuquerque
- Quality Inn & Suites
- Motel 6 Albuquerque