October 5, 2012

NORTHEAST HEIGHTS AREA

High Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 – http://www.highdesertartandframe.com
Reception: 5-8pm
Voluntary Simplicity: Jackie Bregman. The artist’s current work in acrylics explores the use of a limited palette to enhance the unification and power of a painting. She says, “Just as in the culinary arts, some of the most delicious results can be achieved by using a few simple ingredients. I am enjoying the exploration of intense, saturated color with the intent of creating work that elicits an emotional and vibrant reaction.”

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – http://www.palettecontemporary.com
Open House/Reception 5-8pm
Palette Contemporary Art And Craft will display Japanese Glass Artist Akiko Iwase’s exhibit  entitled “Environs”. Akiko’s blown glass creations of land, sea, and animals are her interpretations of the geography and life which she has viewed and experienced. October 5th through Thursday, November 1, 2012.

Weyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – http://www.weyrichgallery.com
Artist Reception: 5-8pm
Copper Red Porcelain by Kathryne Cyman. In an effort to use a local ingredient to achieve copper red the artist searched and located some copper-bearing stones from New Mexico. It will be revealed at the gallery opening if there will be the right combination of elements to produce a local copper red glaze.

The Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – http://www.theGalleryABQ.com
Opening Reception 5-8:30pm
“Rise Up to Gallery ABQ”. Visit Albuquerque’s Newest Gallery and support LOCAL Artists.
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Wright’s Indian Art
1100 San Mateo NE – 266.0120 – http://www.wrightsgallery.com
Pre-moving Bazaar 5-8pm
Wright’s is moving, and they have a lot to pack. All of their exceptional, hand-made Native arts will be discounted 10-60%! Help their backs, help yourselves to unheard-of buys: Pottery, kachinas, masks, paintings, sculpture, folk art, baskets, jewelry and more.

Cancer Resource Center’s Quilt Exhibit and Benefit at the
William Platz Gallery on the campus of                                                                                         Southwest University of Visual Arts (SUVA)
5000 Marble Ave NE – 242-0605 – http://www.nmcrc.org
October 5, 5-9pm
The show will be full of beautiful quilts made by cancer survivors and participants will have an exciting evening of music, food, and drink with unique and eclectic items for sale by local artists. Join them for a great time for a great cause! The event is free and open to the public.

NOB HILL AREA

The Artistic Image
312 Adams Street SE – 554.2706 – http://www.PhotoArtNM.com
Reception 5-10pm
The Artistic Image presents Between Two Worlds, Our People Our Land by Robert Medina Cook. The artist personally performs every aspect of each image from shooting, editing, printing, framing and even how it is displayed. He has a profound respect for nature, humanity and mother earth. Robert Medina Cook was named a 2012 Local Treasure by the AABA.

New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268.8952 – http://www.newgroundsgallery.com
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Remembrances – Photography and Gravure by Karl Koenig – A Memorial Exhibition. The passing of Karl Koenig this January left a huge gap in the world of photography. He was most well known for his imagery; this show features striking shots of concentration camps, majestic trees, lonely grain elevators, remote places in New Mexico, and haunting French cemeteries.

Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268.8952 – http://www.matrixfineart.com
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Abstract New Mexico – A juried Show. Matrix Fine Art is proud to present its first juried show of anything abstract! Ther juror, Andrew Connors, had the impossible task of choosing the best 25 pieces out of several hundred submissions. He has put together this colorful and provocative collection of abstract art that shows once again that New Mexico is full of extremely talented contemporary artists.

Peacecraft
3215 Central Avenue NE – 255.5229 – http://www.peacecraft.org
Reception 5-8:30
Peacecraft, Albuquerque’s only Fair Trade store, expands their beautiful line of Fair Trade product to include local art. Their artists, some established and some emerging offer a delightful array of beautiful and diverse art to their customers. From wood cut prints, to lithographs, to beautiful greeting cards and watercolor prints, to photography, to silver, beaded and stone jewelry, to wearable art, to clay Christmas ornaments, and clothing they offer a wide assortment of gifts from their local artists! Contributing artists: Adabel Allen, Patty Jafari, RG Wakeland, Tamara Trejo-Perez, Susan Hunt, Naz, Carol Chamberland, Carol Mullen,  Lisa Page, Trina Dunbar, Marie Gore, Michelle Victoria-Delon, Phillip Cornelison, Avery Kalapa, Brenda Williams, Caroline Hess, Jamala Mackin,  Page Nall, Nicole Gard, Marti Reed, Terra Reed, Rita Sutcliffe, Serena Stone and Natalie Meyer.

Inpost Artspace at Outpost
210 Yale Blvd. SE – 268.0044 – outpostspace.org
Artist’s Reception 5-8pm
Carol Sanchez and Shawn Turung. These works by Carol Sanchez and Shawn Turung express concepts of organic abstraction and rhythmic pulse. Carol is a print maker with an emphasis in mezzotint and Shawn is a mixed media artist who embraces both objective and non-objective imagery.

DOWNTOWN AREA

Hotel Andaluz (mezzanine level)
125 Second St. NW – 346.0011 – www.hotelandaluz.com
Be sure to stop by Hotel Andaluz to check out the new artist work on the Mezzanine. Featured artists include J. Wade Griffin from Framing Concepts Gallery, Mary Sweet from Weyrich Gallery, Ricardo Chavez-Mendez of ORO Gallery, Eliza Schmidt, and Bill Tondreau.

Gallerie Imaginarium
301D Central Avenue NW- 286.9500 – http://www.GallerieImaginarium.com
Artist Reception 5-7pm
Artist reception for Elana Schwartz and her carved linden wood sculptures. The gallery entrance is on 3rd Street a few steps north of Central Avenue.

516 ARTS
516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 – http://www.516arts.org
Reception 5-8pm
In the fall of 2012, 516 ARTS and partners present ISEA2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness; a conference, exhibition and season long series of events exploring the discourse of global proportions on the subject of art, technology and nature. Join 516 Arts to see the amazing results of this collaboration.

Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – http://www.sumnerdene.com
Artist’s Reception 5-9pm
Sumner & Dene is honored to present Iva Morris Pastel Landscapes: One Person Show, October 5-27.  Iva Morris, known for her dreamy pastel landscapes of New Mexico, will also exhibit some of her super realistic figurative oil paintings.  Sumner & Dene is open weekdays 10-6, Saturdays 10-5, Sundays noon to 4.

OFFCenter Community Arts Project
808 Park Ave, SW – 247.1172 – www.offcenterarts.org
Creativity Workgroups Exhibit 5 – 8 pm
OFFCenter offers weekly Creativity Workgroups in Writing, Drawing & Painting, Knitting/Crochet/Sewing, Guitar, Ukulele and Card Making which meet to create work while sharing camaraderie and support. This show features “Meddling & Metal” which is a series of works in metal by an OFFCenter’s Independent Study Group in Drawing and Painting. The exhibit is up through Oct. 24th.

Harwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW – 242-6367 – http://www.harwoodartcenter.org
Friday October 5th, 6-8 pm
Borders & Boundaries: The Harwood’s 3rd Annual Exhibition exploring contemporary social issues. View paintings, sculptures, photographs, and video from artists across the country. Each artist explores a different facet of the theme “borders and boundaries,” reflecting upon identity, place, politics, and relationships. Exhibits run October 5-25, 2012, M-F 10am – 4pm.

OLD TOWN AREA

Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – http://www.yuccaartgallery.com
Reception 5-8:30pm
Yucca Art Gallery, the oldest co-op gallery in Old Town, will spotlight Joy Eaton, water media artist, and Frances Schmidt, stained glass artist. Also featuring pastels, water media, oils, ceramics, silk wearables, weavings and jewelry by 39 local artists.

Bright Rain Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 843.9176 – http://www.brightraingallery.com
Opening Reception 5:30-8:30pm
Join Bright Rain for their opening reception to meet their October Featured Artist – Jitsudo Ancheta – a Zen Buddhist teacher and priest, who works with carved linoleum and wood blocks to create images with both form and words, to bring together the spiritual and the creative in beautiful prints.

Purple Sage Galeria
201 San Felipe NW – 450.4059 – http://www.purplesagegaleria.com
Reception 5-8pm
Purple Sage Galeria presents “Landscapes of the Southwest”, a large selection of original paintings. Select that one of a kind work of art to beautify that special spot in your home or office. Also offering Glass Fusion Art Sterling Silver Jewelry.

Blackbird Gallery
111 Romero Street NW – 243.9525 – http://www.BlackbirdGallery.Biz
Reception 5-8pm
Old Town’s most unique and fun gallery will feature incredible new work from Native American contemporary modernist Farrell Cockrum of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana. A 2010 “Local Treasure”, Cockrum has turned up the color in these amazing new pieces. Also featured will be new landscape work from Hispanic artist Robert Perea; spectacular new heishi jewelry from Gallup’s Kathy Sherman (Navajo); new cottonwood hand-carved ‘Roadrunners’ from Matthew Yellowman (Navajo); baltic amber jewelry; and new handcrafted pottery from Kathryn Blackmun (Santa Fe) will be highlighted. Balloon Fiesta special pricing on many selected items.

Weems Gallery
303 Romero NW – 764.0302 – http://www.weemsgallery.com
Open until 8pm
Nancy Young, Allen Young & Alan Tillery
Nancy Young’s fascination with petroglyphs influences her mixed media works. Allen Young has been creating and showing his encaustic pieces since the 1970s. Alan Tillery creates stunning Native influenced wall sculptures. These three artists featured together create a wonderful show, come check it out!

Leich Lathrop Gallery
323 Romero Street, NW, Suite 1 – 243.3059 – http://www.leichlathropgallery.blogspot.com
Opening Reception 5:30-7:30pm
Stephanie Lerma: Placebo Effect. October 5 – October 31
Representing Artists: Aaron Bass, Helen Cozza, Donna Dodson, C.A. Klimek, Chuck Lathrop, Andy Moerlein, Krittika Ramanujan,  Stephanie Roberts-Camello, Carol Sanchez, and Janet Yagoda Shagam.

Johns’ Western Gallery
411 Romero Street NW, Suite B – 246.2414 – http://www.johnswesterngallery.com
The powwow continues at Johns’ Western Gallery. Kiowa artist Woody Big Bow is now joined by Tesuque artist Paul Vigil and Navajo artists Fred Cleveland and Johnny Begay. Also new jewelry and unique western handbags from Abbie Caplin.

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