February 1, 2013


framing conceptsFraming Concepts Gallery
5809 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE – 294.3246 – framingconceptsgallery.com
Opening 5-8pm.
Seven favorite local artists including Depy Adams, Natasha Isenhour, Margi Lucena, Lee McVey, Nancy Silvia, Mary Stoval, and Anita Louis West painted during a workshop coordinated by Lee McVey in 2012 at Ghost Ranch. These talented individuals have created a portfolio of new pastel and oil paintings called Plein Air Friends. The end results are fully relatable images of New Mexico’s most notable gems.

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Palette Contemporary Art and Craft presents, Cupid’s HEART Shaped Arrow, featuring contemporary wall sculptures by Kent Townsend and unique jewelry by Aki Takemoto, Yukako Kojima, Mel Stiles, Kimberly Morris, and Melanie Ungvarsky.

Weyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
Artist’s Reception 5-8:30pm
Feng Shui Plus, the Fine Art Tapestries of Donna Loraine Contractor features works from Contractor’s beloved series, as well as pieces from her Universal Language cycle focusing on visual representation of mathematical proofs. Inspired by geometric and scientific constructs, the tapestries in this exhibition contrast Eastern and Western views on common

Wright’s Indian Art
2677 Louisiana NE – 266.0120 – wrightsgallery.com
Open House 5-8:30pm
The Art is in the Details Pottery by Wallace Nez. Wallace Nez is unique for his intricate carved, incised and painted designs that decorate his hand built pots. His delicate, detailed painting is done with paints he makes himself from natural clay and native plants. His exquisite pieces have brought him many awards and much deserved recognition.

the gallery abqThe Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292-9333
The Gallery ABQ presents Art In Any Form featuring photography by James
Janis, clay art by Marilu Tejero and dichroic glass jewelry by the gallery’s
newest artist, Rita Pongetti. The gallery offers oils, water media, acrylics,
photography, pastels, fiber art, clay, bronze sculpture, drawings, jewelry and
kaleidoscopes by established New Mexico artists.


Johns’ Western Gallery
4009 Central Avenue NE – 246-2414 – johnswesterngallery.com
Opening and Reception 5:30-8pm
Johns’ Western Gallery presents the Calvin Toddy exhibition-southwest cowhands ride the range in summer dust and winter chill. Come to the reception, meet Calvin Toddy, and sip refreshments!

Matrix2Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268-8952 – matrixfineart.com
Perspective Lesson – A Retrospective by Philip Peterson. Now almost 80 years of age, Phil Peterson will show selected paintings and prints from the 1950s to the present. Phil Peterson’s work, although essentially abstract, has always been rife with fences and rows of power poles that buzzed in the night. Those shapes are still in his work – marching across the landscape.

ng3New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268-8952 – newgroundsgallery.com
Reception 5-8pm
Japanese Masters in Printmaking is a unique exhibition featuring four different Japanese printmakers who are rising stars in Japan. Ando Shinji’s multi-plate botanical etchings merge the best of Eastern and Western sensibilities. Takahiko Hayashi’s etchings are composed out of hundreds of detailed lines creating masterfully bold abstractions, often with vibrant color. Arie Furumoto’s abstract etchings are full of vibrant color and movement. Lastly, Ikuta Koji’s black and white mezzotints make full use of this medium where lights are burnished out of a pitted plate

3215 Central Avenue NE – 255.5229 – peacecraft.org
Peacecraft, Albuquerque’s Fair Trade Store, now carries an unusual and diverse collection of local art.  Peacecraft is constantly bringing in new artists. Offerings include: 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.


Concetta D Gallery
20 First Plaza NW – 243-5066 – concettadgallery.com
First Friday Open House.

Park Fine Art
20 First Plaza NW – 764.1900 – parkfineart.com
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Park Fine Art presents Maureen Hendrick’s Loved to Death. Park Fine Art also features new artwork by new Korean artists Sung-Hyun Ryu, Yong-Joo Ji, and Red Joo.

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 Marta Light, Patricia Forbes and Ricardo Chavez-Mendez.

Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com
Artists’ Reception 5-9pm
Sumner & Dene is proud to announce its first Valentine themed exhibit: Valentines: Romance, Hearts & Flowers. Bruk Dunbar, known for her ceramic hearts, has been invited to be the Valentine guest artist. Other gallery artists participating in the 2013 Valentine Show include Ann Dunbar, Angus Macpherson, Frank McCulloch, Jeannie Sellmer, Suzanne Visor, Marjie Bassler, Caroline Koons, David Snow, Dawn Estrin, Dan Garrett, Mae Crauder Davis and Patti Fox.

OFFCenter Community Arts Project
808 Park Ave, SW – 247.1172 – offcenterarts.org
Opening 5-8pm
Well Red is an exhibit displaying the power and passion of the color red. Works are in any medium and explore the myth, meaning, or feeling surrounding the color red. The subject matter is open but pieces are dominated by red hues. Exhibit is up through Friday, 2/22.

1114 7th Street NW – 242-6367 – harwoodartcenter.org
Opening Reception 6-8pm
ArtStreet’s Annual Recycled Heart Show and Judith Gregoire presented by Leigh Scariano: Comfort in Impermanence: The Works of Judith Gregoire


UPDATE! Johns Western Gallery in Old Town will not be open in February.
Johns’ Western Gallery

411 Romero Street NW, Suite B – 928.205.9119 – johnswesterngallery.com
The Native Arts Registry is an organization that is helping Native American, Hispanic, and Western artists be recognized nationwide. Gail Chehak will be at Johns‘ Western Gallery to introduce the Native Arts Registry and she will have two Zuni jewelry artists with her showing and demonstrating their work.

leich lathropLeich Lathrop Gallery
323 Romero Street, NW, Suite 1 – 243.3059 – leichlathropgallery.blogspot.com
Leich Lathrop presents Carol SanchezOn a Thread of a Memory, a series of “Organic  Abstractions” inspired by nature. Sanchez works in an intuitive nonlinear fashion, almost in a state of Chaos. Her works are the order that comes out of this Chaos.

Update! Blackbird Gallery will be closed until February 9.
Blackbird Gallery
323 Romero St. NW, Ste.16 – 243.9525 – 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.

psPurple Sage Galeria
201 San Felipe NW – 450.4059 – purplesagegaleria.com
Opening Reception: 5-8:30pm
Featured artist Carla Forrest shows her vibrant Southwest landscapes in oil depicting popular movie locations. Come see her masterful use of color and texture.


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