NORTHEAST HEIGHTS AREA
High Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 – highdesertartandframe.com
Artist’s Reception 5-8pm
Joy Kelley’s This Enchanted Land. Joy Kelley came to New Mexico for the first time when she was twelve. Mesmerized by the light and the feel of New Mexico, she vowed to live here when she grew up. Joy says, “The magic has never left me. I strive to capture that feeling I had as a twelve year-old in every image. Light and color fascinate me. I am richly satisfied when I capture my experience of light and color in an image.”
Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com
Reception and marble-making demonstration 5-8pm
Doug Harroun’s Molten Magic. Come watch and be amazed while local marble artist,Doug Harroun,wields his torch to create his “Molten Magic” during two LIVE marble-making demonstrations on Friday,December 7th from 5-8PM, and Saturday,December 8th from 1-4 PM. Whether you are an avid marble collector,or just have a stirring curiosity about how marbles are created,Doug’s demonstration will surely “light your fire”! By attending one of our two demonstrations,you’ll be eligible to both win a DOOR PRIZE DRAWING and view gifts galore for your holiday gift recipients!
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
Artists’ Reception 5-8:30pm
30th Annual Invitational Theme Show: “Universal Expression, Change”
Eleven artists will be exhibiting: fine art, jewelry, clay, sculpture, mixed media, wearables, glass, and photography. Artists: Marcia Newren, Margot Geist, Peggy Trigg, Elaine Bolz, Flo Stein, Mary Desquesnes, Doug Malmstrom, Kari Rives, Greta Ruiz, Carol Adamec, and Renee Rector
Wright’s Indian Art
2677 Louisiana Blvd. NE – 266.0120 – wrightsgallery.com
Get a sneak peek at the new location!
The Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292-9333 – theGalleryABQ.com
Holiday Open House 10am-8:30pm
The Gallery ABQ presents “Art for All Seasons” showcasing works by
established New Mexico artists. The exhibit includes paintings, clay art, bronze
sculptures, functional pottery, kaleidoscopes and jewelry. Throughout December,
the gallery also offers tree ornaments and small gifts created by gallery artists.
NOB HILL AREA
Johns’ Western Gallery
4009 Central Avenue NE – 246-2414 – johnswesterngallery.com
Open House 5-8pm
Johns’ Western Gallery invites you to enjoy an exhibit of Bill Baron, Ann Olson, NMWS, Ralph Roybal, Calvin Toddy, and Jo Ann Van Cleave and celebrate the new location in Nob Hill.
3215 Central Avenue NE – 255.5229 – peacecraft.org
Peacecraft, Albuquerque’s Fair Trade Store, now carries an unusual and diverse collection of local art. To prepare for our holiday season, we are constantly bringing in new artists. We offer: Clay, New Mexican, holiday ornaments; fine jewelry; beaded jewelry; wood prints; photography; water colors; wearable art; textiles, and a grand collection of hand-made greeting cars. 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.
Concetta D Gallery
20 First Plaza NW – 243-5066 – concettadgallery.com
There will be an exciting collection of art from several estates including Taos Founders to highly collectible early and contemporary New Mexico artists: Fremont Ellis, Von Hassler, Sheldon Parsons, Wilson Hurley, WR Leigh, drawings Doel Reed, R. Daughters, H.Wyeth, oils, watercolors, lithographs, silk screens, prints, pastels, sculpture, bronze, stone, antiques, objects of art too numerous to list all offered at unheard of prices and ideal for gifting.
Park Fine Art
20 First Plaza NW – 764.1900 – parkfineart.com
Park Fine Art will represent the new work of local and international artist for Christmas and New Year.
Hotel Andaluz (mezzanine level)
125 Second St. NW – 346.0011 – hotelandaluz.com
Be sure to stop by Hotel Andaluz to check out the featured artists’ work on the Mezzanine.Featured artists include Marie Maher, Carol P Chamberland, Sally McDevitt, Doug Gillis, Carol Hopper, and Ilena Grayson.
301D Central Avenue NW- 286-9500 – GallerieImaginarium.com
We’re Movin’ On! Gallerie Imaginarium is moving to an East Mountain location with a reopening in the Spring. Stop by for details and a final reception for our artists at our downtown location.
516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 – 516arts.org
First Friday Reception 5-8pm
ISEA2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness -The exhibition features work that combines art, science and technology, demonstrating the role art can play in re-envisioning the world. The over 100 artists are from 29 countries. Artists include: Krista Caballero, Lynn Cazabon & Neal McDonald, Te Hunga Wai Tapu: Dr. Te Huirangi Waikerepuru, Te Urutahi Waikerepuru, Ian Clothier, Jo Tito, Te Kahu Kiwi Henare & Craig Macdonald, Annica Cuppetelli & Cristobal Mendoza, D. Bryon Darby, Filipa De Lima Valente, Matthew Hebert, Stephen Hilyard, Jim Houk, Kent Frankovich & Adam Pettler, Anna Keleher & Claire Coté, CorpusElectric Collective, Eve-Andrée Laramée & Tom Jennings, Scenocosme: Grégory Lassere & Anaïs met den Ancxt, Hector Leiva, Rachel Mayeri, Neil Mendoza & Anthony Goh, Gambiologia Collective: Fred Paulino, Lucas Mafra & Paulo “Goose” Pessoa, Ivan Puig & Andrés Padilla Domene, Yulia Pinkusevich, Stephanie Rothenberg, Alyce Santoro, William Wilson, Pamela Brown, Joy Farley, Dylan McLaughlin, Jamie Smith, Marina Zurkow & Christie Leese, and Christiaan Zwanikken.
Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com
Artist’s Reception 5-9pm
Bill Tondreau Photography Exhibit. Sumner & Dene is honored to present Bill Tondreau panoramic photographs of Albuquerque. Albuquerque photographer Bill Tondreau, 3-time Academy Award Winner for Special Effects, captures the intense color and beauty of Albuquerque through his large canvas photographs. Governor Susana Martinez, a big Bill Tondreau fan, has chosen his photographs to decorate her office in the State Capital Building.
OFFCenter Community Arts Project
808 Park Ave, SW – 247.1172 – offcenterarts.org
OFFCenter’s Holiday & Birthday Bash 5 – 8 pm
Local OFFCenter artists will feature their arts, crafts, and wearables in our gallery with an Arts & Crafts Gift Show for everyone to get their holiday gift shopping done early in the season! Live Music provided by local band Quality Retreads – pro pioneers of hillbilly grass featuring Sean O’Connor, Terry Bluhm and Dylan O’Connor.
Harwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW – 242-6367 – harwoodartcenter.org
6th Annual 12×12 Fundraiser & Auction. Please join us for an exceptional evening of art, entertainment, food, and fundraising. This year over 100 of our favorite artists generously transformed blank 12”x12” and 24”x 24” wooden canvases into stunning original artwork for our event. Suggested donation $5-$20 at the door.
OLD TOWN AREA
Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com
Yucca Art Gallery, the oldest co-op gallery in Old Town, will have the spotlight on Bobbie Isaacson, pastel artist, Steve Janecky, woodworker, and Liz Huffman , silversmith. Also featuring water media, oils, ceramics, silk wearables, weavings and jewelry by 39 local artists.
Bright Rain Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 843.9176 – brightraingallery.com
Opening Reception 5:30-8:30pm
“Mélange” is a collaborative show featuring 3 very talented artists (and friends): Rachel Popowcer, Lea Anderson & Peter Voshefski. Come meet the artists and enjoy this exciting show and evening while taking in the beauty of Old Town’s Holiday Stroll.
Purple Sage Galeria
201 San Felipe NW – 450.4059 – purplesagegaleria.com
Holiday Open House!! 1pm-8pm
A Talk on Natural American Turquoise with Deanna Olson of Silver Sun: 1pm-2pm
Jewelry Show, Native Art Different in Design: 1pm-8pm
New Original Landscape Paintings by gallery artists.
323 Romero St. NW, Ste.16 – 243.9525 – BlackbirdGallery.Biz
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.
303 Romero NW – 764.0302 – weemsgallery.com
Holiday Stroll 10am-9pm
This First Friday the Holiday Stroll will see the end of Ed Wyatt’s show and from 12/17-1/15 Michael McCullough’s painted large colorful NM Pots will be featured. McCullough was one of Weems’ first artists and his work was on both the first Artfest poster in 1985 and this years Artfest poster. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see his work outside of a solo show environment.
Leich Lathrop Gallery
323 Romero Street, NW, Suite 1 – 243.3059 – leichlathropgallery.blogspot.com
Leich Lathrop Gallery continues its Holiday Show featuring the work of ten New Mexico Artists; Aaron Bass, Eason Eige, Evey Jones, C.A. Klimek, Chuck Lathrop, Stephanie Lerma, Krittika Ramanujan, Carol Sanchez, Janet Yagoda Shagam, and Harriette Tsosie and 4 New England Artists; Laurie Alpert, Donna Dodson, Andy Moerlein, andStephanie Roberts-Camello. During the month of December everything in the gallery is 10% off!
323 Romero St. Suite 13 – 247.2988 – sites.google.com/site/studio13site/
Open House 3-7pm
Studio 13 Introduces Crossing Sky Home Fashion Native American fabrics made in the USA. Also presenting Native American fine art and more.
Johns’ Western Gallery
411 Romero Street NW, Suite B – 928.205.9119 – johnswesterngallery.com
NEW LOOK! at John’s Western Gallery. Enjoy whimsical works by Darryl Willison, unusual objects encrusted with antique jewelry by Brooke Missall, one of a kind old wood instruments and fishing poles by Lee Caplin, and custom leather hand bags by Abbie Caplin. These new artists’ work will be featured along with the wonderful classic Western art such as Woody Big Bow & Fred Cleveland. Look for the turquoise chili ristras.
Iris Studio and Gallery, The Artisan at Sawmill Village
1751 Bellamah NW, Suite 1119 – 651.503.3176 – irisgalleryabq.com
Iris Gallery just opened in The Artisan at Sawmill Village. The first exhibit features Jeanne Engelmann whose work includes elegant landscape and architectural photography including hand colored images. Also on display will be colorful, spirited papier mache mobiles by Sarena Mann; contemporary wall hangings and sculptures using colored patinas and photo-etchings on metal by Gail Gering; and one-of-a kind jewelry featuring organic shapes, textures, and pearls by Carolyn Van Housen. In Old Town take 18th north from Mountain. From Rio Grande Boulevard take Bellamah east.