ADOBE SPACE provides access to space for the development and presentation of new works. We support artists who deal with political, psychological and personal narratives. We have a special interest in works that enjoin the diverse cultures of the peoples of these lands.
About our founder. In 2010, Maria Abeyta, family owner of the property and a strong adobe home preservationist, fought Colorado Department of Transportation to stop the razing of Adobe Space to make room for the widening of Highway 285.
Maria won the battle. She is responsible for the preservation of Adobe Space and, in turn, the town’s resulting unusual traffic patterns.
Ms. Abeyta founded Adobe Space in 2011.
A brief history of the space. In the early spring of 1915 due to circumstances beyond her control, Maria's grandmother, Genoveva Garcia de Luna left her father's Northern New Mexico home. Alone, Genoveva took a horse and carriage and all she could carry and ventured north 80 miles from her village of Los Brazos, New Mexico to the small railroad town of Alamosa, Colorado. Here, Genova took a job as a laundress for a local doctor. She later involved herself in the informal practice of "caretaking" at the small hospital that the doctor ran. With funds she earned Genoveva purchased a property and built her adobe home, known today as Adobe Space.
Genoveva Garcia de Luna and and her young daughter, Filomena Mercure circa 1918.
© 2020 by Maria Abeyta.
513 West Avenue
Alamosa, CO 81101