OLD TOWN AREA
Johns’ Western Gallery
411 Romero Street NW, Suite B – 928.205.9119 – johnswesterngallery.com
More new looks for the gallery! Antiques, antiques, and more antiques. Featuring Darryl Willison – Albuquerque Balloon Artist and Route 66 Promoter. Willison will be doing quick draws for the evening.
Leich Lathrop Gallery
323 Romero Street, NW, Suite 1 – 243.3059 – leichlathropgallery.blogspot.com
Opening Reception 5-7:30pm
Leich Lathrop presents C.A. Klimek’s Orogenesis. Orogenesis, a geologic term, speaks to metamorphosis at the earth’s crust. Orogenesis mirrors the inner landscape; moving, shifting, destroying and recreating itself. These works are her seismic upheavals. Leich Lathrop Gallery also represents, Laurie Alpert, Aaron Bass, Donna Dodson, Eason Eige, Evey Jones, Chuck Lathrop, Stephanie Lerma, Andy Moerlein, Krittika Ramanujan, Stephanie Roberts-Camello, Carol Sanchez, Janet Yagoda Shagam and Harriette Tsosie.
323 Romero St. Suite 13 – 247.2988 – sites.google.com/site/studio13site/
Extended Hours 5-7:30
Studio 13 presents Native American fine art and more.
303 Romero NW – 764.0302 – weemsgallery.com
Michael McCullough’s painted large colorful NM Pots will be featured through 1/15. 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.
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.
Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com
Yucca Art Gallery, the oldest co-op gallery in Old Town, is featuring the work of Fran Krukar: watercolor painter, Beverly Tjarks: wire weaver, and Linda Reyes-Alicea: jeweler. Also featured are water media and oil paintings, ceramics, silk wearables, glass art, and jewelry by 39 local artists.
OFFCenter Community Arts Project
808 Park Ave, SW – 247.1172 – offcenterarts.org
OFFCenter presents Moveable Masterpiece. This is a public participation event so prepare to get your hands dirty. Participants move from piece to piece progressively painting each work. Anyone can make an offer on a piece at any stage in the work.
Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com
Artist Reception 5-9pm
New Year New Work Annual Group Show. Its that time of year again to round up the posse and have a big annual group show with new work from all the artists. Including: Angus Macpherson, Frank McCulloch, Bill Tondreau, Jeannie Sellmer, Dan Garrett, Mark Horst, David Snow and the entire stable of artists.
516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 – 516arts.org
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.
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.
Harwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW – 242-6367 – harwoodartcenter.org
Opening Reception 6-8pm
Start the year off right with two wonderful exhibits exploring process, medium, emotion and spirituality.
NOB HILL AREA
Inpost Artspace at Outpost
210 Yale Blvd. SE – 268.0044 – outpostspace.org
The Happiness Project: New Work by John Phillip Abbott . Through his use of text, the work of John Phillip Abbott creates narratives and representations that are economical and direct. Throughout the last five years working predominantly as an abstract painter, he has been interested in developing a language that flickers between what is read and what is seen, between solidarity and dissolution. The Happiness Project is on view January 4-February 22, 2013 at the Inpost Artspace, located in the Outpost Performance Space.
3215 Central Avenue NE – 255.5229 – peacecraft.org
Peacecraft, Albuquerque’s Fair Trade Store, now carries an unusual and diverse collection of local art. We are constantly bringing in new artists. We offer: Clay, New Mexican, holiday ornaments; fine jewelry; beaded jewelry; wood prints; photography; watercolors; wearable art; textiles, and a grand collection of handmade greeting cards. 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 – matrixfineart.com
New Work by Matrix Artists. To start the New Year off, Matrix invited its artists to bring their newest, freshest pieces of art. There will be a sampling of art for future exhibitions at Matrix Fine Art. This is a collector’s chance to get a sneak preview of what is up and coming. This exhibition will include works by Laura Wacha, Deborah Donelson, Laura Robbins, Julia Lambright, Jacklyn St. Aubyn, Matthew Lutz, Sarah Hartshorne, Susan Evans, Russell Hamilton, David Koch, and Raul Dorn.
New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268-8952 – newgroundsgallery.com
NEW work by New Grounds Members. Come and see what the printmakers at New Grounds have been working on! Get a sneak peek at what is up and coming for 2013. This exhibition will include a broad range of styles and printmaking techniques. There will be pieces by: Diane Alire, Mary Sundstrom, Adabel Allen, Nick Hudak, Sarah Anderson, Tanya Landin, Robert Katz, and Ray Maseman. There will be a demonstration during the reception from 6:30-7pm.
NORTHEAST HEIGHTS AREA
The Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292-9333 – Find us on Facebook
Opening Reception 5-8:30pm
The Gallery ABQ presents “New Beginnings” featuring works in oil by Frank
Marich. Marich utilizes abstraction and vibrant color to create dynamic paintings
that express his unique perspective on Mother Nature. The gallery offers oils,
water media, acrylics, photography, pastels, fiber art, clay, bronze sculpture,
drawings, jewelry and kaleidoscopes by established New Mexico artists.
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
Artist’s Reception and Talk 5-8:30pm
Weyrich presents Karen Simmons’ fiber arts and Jas Simmons’ jewelry. Karen Simmons gathers dry plant fibers from around New Mexico and creates delicate vessels reminiscent of creature habitats. Jas Simmons’ jewelry explores texture and pattern with beautiful results. This exciting collaboration between the two artists makes for an organic and engaging show.
Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com
Presenting Jon Garcia’s ‘Curios’. Over the past few months, Palette Contemporary challenged Jon Garcia to create value-oriented wood-turned objects from his inventory of exotic woods. Jon came through and made several timeless objects with new twists from his turns: Spinning tops, baseball bats, bottle openers, bowls, and “tree creations” are some of the curios that he met the challenge with!
High Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 – highdesertartandframe.com
Reception 5 – 8 pm
High Desert Art & Frame presents Sara Kelley Kreations. Kelley’s artistic career began as a floral designer. Upon discovering kiln-fired glass & mosaics, she began beading with bells, charms & treasures creating the “Jingle Mingle”. Lately, her focus is water-based oil painting. Sara says, “I’m inspired by the heart energy, animals, mighty mother nature, & peaceful moments with family and friends. It’s a daily challenge to find balance in responsibility & fun.”