New Mexicans mourn the loss of well known artist

Betty Sabo (Photo courtesy the Albuquerque Museum)

ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexicans are mourning the loss of artist Betty Sabo.

You may not know her name, but you have likely seen her work.

Among Sabo’s sculptures, the Saint Francis of Assisi at the Basilica in Santa Fe.

She also worked on the Don Juan De Onate sculptures outside the Albuquerque Museum, the recently installed sculptures at Tingley Beach and so many more.

Betty was well known at UNM she served on the UNM Alumni Board and won the Zimmerman Award in 1998.

Betty died Tuesday night at the age of 87. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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