The 35th annual Dixon Studio Tour is one of the longest continually running studio tours in the state, encompassing the adjacent villages of Dixon, Embudo, Rinconada, Canoncito, and Apodaca. Nestled in the Embudo Valley where the Rio Embudo flows into the Rio Grande, it is 50 miles north of Santa Fe and 25 miles south of Taos at the junction of NM state highways 68 and 75. The Tour is always the first full weekend of November. This year it is Nov. 5th and 6th. The Tour was founded by jewelry-maker Carolyn Thomas Kingson and ceramicist Nausika Richardson. Twenty-three artists and craftspeople made up the first tour. Since the 1982 premier, five of the original participants continue to show: ceramic sculptor Sheena Cameron, Joan McDonald of Embudo Fabric Design, stone sculptor Robert Brenden, La Chiripada Winery, and Crawford's Garlic Farm. The Dixon Studio Tour is annually replenished with new artists and craftspeople, who are eligible to join the Tour after one year of full time residence in the Embudo Valley Area. Some of the newcomers are Mesa Ruiz (traditional micaceous pottery and cookware), Molly Ruiz (gourd vessels and hand-dyed silks) and Diana Bryer (paintings, prints, Judaica). Virtually all arts and crafts are represented on the Tour. Under the business category Winston Woods' Globe Gallery and Sopyn's Fruit Stand are also new.