November 2, 2012

OLD TOWN AREA

Leich Lathrop Gallery
323 Romero Street, NW, Suite 1 – 243.3059 – www.leichlathropgallery.blogspot.com
Reception 5:30-7:30
Leich Lathrop Gallery will be kicking off of its Holiday Show with the work of nine Albuquerque Artists; Aaron Bass, Eason Eige, C.A. Klimek, Chuck Lathrop, Stephanie Lerma, Krittika Ramanujan, Carol Sanchez, Janet Yagoda Shagam, and Harriette Tsosie as well as four New England artists; Laurie Alpert, Donna Dodson, Andy Moerlein and Stephanie Roberts-Camello. Prices range from $50 to $2,000 – framed and unframed. They also have jewelry made of paper by Adele Frances and handmade gift cards by Rosemary Breehl.

Weems Gallery
303 Romero NW – 764.0302 – www.weemsgallery.com
Weems presents works by Ed Wyatt. As a native of New Mexico Ed Wyatt understands the enchantment of the Southwest. Following successful careers as a photojournalist, television art director and graphic designer, Ed turned his attention to portraying the dramatic, yet spiritual quality of the landscapes and architecture of the Southwest in his serigraphs.

Blackbird Gallery
323 Romero St. NW, Ste.16 – 243.9525 – 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.

Bright Rain Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 843.9176 – www.brightraingallery.com
Artists Reception 5:30-8:30
Bright Rain Gallery welcomes the return of Monique Janssen-Belitz to New Mexico with a new
exhibition. Monique large body of work is inspired by New Mexico’s open and wide space landscapes. These unique interpretations of our landscapes are composed of mixed media collages on paper and stretched canvas using ink drawings, watercolor, acrylic & gesso.

Purple Sage Galeria
201 San Felipe NW – 450.4059 – www.purplesagegaleria.com
Purple Sage presents New Selection of Fabulous Paintings! featuring Jane E Chandler, Punk Cooper, Erna Cotinola, Marilyn Drake, Carla Forrest, Patricia Fuhrmann, Damien M Gonzales, J. Waid Griffin, Karen Halbert, Nita Harper, Linda Heath, Sandra Humphries, Julane Jensen, Elaine Koehler, Lee MacLeod, Lee McVey, Peggy Orbon, Amy R. Peterson, Richard Prather, Patricia Rose, Sondra Schlotterback, Melody Sears , Kathleen Strukoff, Charles Stup, Nancy Sylvia,  David Terry, Stephen Unger, K.K. Walling, Gwen Wilemon, and Anita Blythe. Select that one of a kind work of art to beautify that special spot in your home or office.

Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – www.yuccaartgallery.com
Opening 5-8:30pm
Yucca Art Gallery, the oldest co-op gallery in Old Town, spotlights Renee Brainard Gentz, fiber artist, and Carol Erickson, handmade book maker. Also featuring water media, oils, ceramics, silk wearables, weavings and jewelry by 39 local artists.

DOWNTOWN AREA

OFFCenter Community Arts Project
808 Park Ave, SW – 247.1172 – www.offcenterarts.org
Seven different FREE Creativity Workgroups at OFFCenter work in a variety of media and disciplines–four of those groups comprise this exhibit. We have weekly Creativity Workgroups in Writing, Drawing, Painting, Guitar, Ukulele, Knitting/Crochet/Sewing, and Card Making. People meet to create work with one another while sharing camaraderie and support. Featuring the “Meddling With Metal” Art show which is a series of works in metal by an OFFCenter’s Independent Study Group in Drawing and Painting.

Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – www.sumnerdene.com
Reception 5-9pm
Sumner & Dene is honored to present the fun two-person show of Ruth Morris Dolls and Carol Mullen Paper Sculptures November 2-30. Ruth Morris, known for her cast of characters including Scarey Fairies, The Wubeta Tribe, Watercolor Guardians, Lion Kings, Studio Trolls and Kungees, beautifully compliments the paper sculpture figures and messangers created by Carol Mullen. Mullen’s messangers have slots where secret messages and love notes can be kept.

 

 

 

Gallerie Imaginarium

301D Central Avenue NW- 286-9500 – www.GallerieImaginarium.com
Artist Reception 5-7pm
Artist reception for Elana Schwartz and her carved wood sculptures. Gallery entrance on 3rd Street a few steps North of Central Avenue. Open for First Friday ARTScrawl and by appointment.

Hotel Andaluz (mezzanine level)
125 Second St. NW – 346.0011 – www.hotelandaluz.com
Be sure to stop by Hotel Andaluz to check out the featured artists’ 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.

Park Fine Art
20 First Plaza NW – 764.1900 – www.parkfineart.com
Wrapping up the 4th International Tour which traveled to China, Korea and Turkey, you can view this exhibit here in Albuquerque through November 16th. Stop by First Friday for an Open House.

Harwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW – 242-6367 – www.harwoodartcenter.org
Opening 6 – 8 pm
“Prelude,” a 24″ x 24″ exhibition of featured artists from the Harwood Art Center’s 6hth Annual 12×12 Fundraiser. Twelve renowned local artists created 24″ x 24″ works for this exciting new precursor to our Annual 12×12 Fundraising Event (save the date: December 7). The 24″ x 24″ artworks will be sold to the highest bidder through an online auction.

NOB HILL AREA

Inpost Artspace at Outpost
210 Yale Blvd. SE – 268.0044 – www.outpostspace.org
Reception 5-8pm
Mutations: Works by Valerie Roybal
Roybal’s work is inspired by vintage, salvaged, and collected materials. she composes layered surfaces using bits and pieces from discarded books and magazines, handwritten letters and receipts, obsolete reference material, thrift store textiles, and mysterious random pieces.

Peacecraft
3215 Central Avenue NE – 255.5229 – www.peacecraft.org
Reception 5-8:30
Peacecraft, Albuquerque’s only Fair Trade store expands our beautiful line of Fair Trade product to include local art.  Our artists, some established and some  emerging offer a delightful array of beautiful and diverse art to our 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 we offer a wide assortment of gifts from our local artists!  Contributing artists:  Adabel Allen, Fatima Lopez, 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.

Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268-8952 – www.matrixfineart.com
Reception 5-8pm
Little Pieces of the Heart – Paintings by Jacklyn St. Aubyn
One hundred 4 x 4 inch paintings will cover the gallery walls in November!
Jacklyn St. Aubyn has created images of birds, flowers, fruits and other images
from nature using colors that are jewel-like and luminous. The fields of color
behind the objects bring them beyond realism and give them a magical quality
with many symbolic and metaphorical references.

New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268-8952 – www.newgroundsgallery.com
Reception 5-8pm
Organic – Etchings by Pamela Wesolek (formerly DiMauro)
Being a lifelong observer of the natural world, Pamela Wesolek spends much of
her time outdoors. The plants, lights and shadows of nature translate into art for
Wesolek. She creates detailed etchings combined with gravure and chine colle
that can be viewed as individual entities or larger components of nature such as
the seasons or angles of light. Wesolek has 15+ years of printmaking and this
show is the pinnacle of her career. The artist will do a demonstration 6:30-7pm

The Artistic Image
312 Adams Street SE – 554.2706 – 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.

NORTHEAST HEIGHTS AREA

The Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292-9333 – Find us on facebook
Opening Reception 5-8:30pm
In November, The Gallery ABQ presents Diversity: The Spice of Life showcasing works by established New Mexico artists. The exhibit includes paintings, functional and decorative ceramics, bronze sculptures, jewelry and kaleidoscopes.

Weyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – www.weyrichgallery.com
Preview and Demonstration 5-8:30pm
“Terasu: Illumination” 7th Annual Fall Arita Student Porcelain Show
Thirteen students of the Arita Porcelain method at the University of New Mexico, have gathered to present you with porcelain ceramics; Alecia Cargile, Chris Casey, Toby Chiu, James Creamer, Nikki Denisson, Jon Deyhle, Shanta Demare Marshall-Forgie, Oscar Gonzalez, Leia Hays, Skyler Julliard, Mellisa Martinez, Rick Orlando, Margarita Paz-Pedro.

High Desert Art & Frame
5-8pm
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 – www.highdesertartandframe.com
Nina Harrison has had the benefit of studying with masters in both Native American and Japanese ceramics and pottery traditions. Both are of the earth, using native clays and age-old techniques. Nina explains her approach in creating her art, “I approach each measure of clay with reverence, never knowing which direction the clay will take me. I have learned to be patient and yield to the voice of the clay.” A featured piece is the ultimate example of the melding of the traditions made from our native micaceous clay in the form of a lotus blossom.

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – www.palettecontemporary.com
Opening 5-8pm
Featuring one of Albuquerque’s  favorite California-based artists, Eyvind Earle, Palette Contemporary Art And Craft presents, “Green Pastures to Winter Wonderlands”. Eyvind Earle (1916-2000) was employed early in his career as a Walt Disney illustrator, holiday card creator, and eventually, a mystical and iconic painter of the California countryside, in particular, the real estate that lines Highway One up and down the California Coast otherwise known, in part, as “Big Sur”. Palette has a large and varied selection of Eyvind Earle paintings and prints ranging from Eyvind’s compositions depicting green hillsides with stylized grazing, inky-black cows, to snow-covered landscapes with red barns.  We are also excited to display a variety of his signed original serigraphs featuring his exclusive holiday card designs.  We have Eyvind’s holiday note-card sets, books, calendars, and other great gift ideas,too!

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