The Clique Ajijic was a group of eight artists that existed as a loosely-organized collective in Ajijic for three or four years in the mid-1970s. Many of the photos of Clique Ajijic artists and their paintings were taken by John Frost, the artist-photographer who was a long-time resident of Jocotepec. The photo below (believed to be by Frost) shows several members of the Clique Ajijic, together with family and friends, at the opening of a show in Galería OM in Guadalajara in October 1975.
- A = John K. Peterson
- B = Kate Karns
- C = Adolfo Riestra
- D = ? Dionicio Morales (Ajijic artist)
- E = ?
- F = Sidney Schwartzman
- G = ?
- H = Todd (“Rocky”) Karns
- I = Hubert Harmon
- J = Tom Faloon
- K = Gail Michel (aka Gail Michaels)
- L = David Michel (son of Gail)
- M = Alejandro Colunga
- N = Synnove (Shaffer) Pettersen
- O = ?
- P = ?
- Q = ?
- R = ?
- S = Arq. Enrique Lázaro (gallery owner)
The Galería OM was co-owned by Enrique Lázaro and Alejandro Colunga.
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