OLD TOWN AREA
Leich Lathrop Gallery
323 Romero Street, NW, Suite 1 – 243.3059 – leichlathropgallery.blogspot.com
Opening Reception 5-7:30pm, Gallery talk by the artist: 6pm
Please welcome Boston sculptor Donna Dodson as she makes her solo show debut in New Mexico with Donna Dodson: Mystic Efﬁgies. Dodson’s totemic animal goddess sculptures result from the methodical decisions and actions she makes wielding chainsaw and chisel to shape the wood, while interacting with its grain to create her forms in a ﬂuid fashion. Her spontaneous prints, watercolors and drawings allow viewers a unique glimpse into her sculptural process. This series of abstracted animal ﬁgures reveals her process of using two-dimensional works to explore various possibilities of form and color normally restricted by sculptural materials.
303 Romero NW – 764.0302 – weemsgallery.com
Working in oils & acrylics, Sally McDevitt captures the New Mexico landscape in a realistic style. Her window-sized paintings bring the outdoors in and wispy clouds in bold blue skies virtually drift across the canvas. Inspired by the region’s enchanting natural light, McDevitt’s tranquil landscapes of boulders, arroyos, and prickly pear blossoms are rendered dramatic by their stoic presence. Sally McDevitt’s style is fully-formed and consistently regal.
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.
OFFCenter Community Arts Project
808 Park Ave, SW – 247.1172 – offcenterarts.org
OFFCenter presents Upside Down Downside Up. Artists in this show worked with an original artwork from a renowned or recognized artist (past or present) and interpreted the piece by “copying” it while inverting both the original piece and the copy at all times during the process. From this altered perspective lines and relationships are seen differently.
Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com
Artists Reception 5-9pm
Sumner & Dene is honored to announce an abstract show featuring metal artists David Snow and Dan Garrett March 1-30 with a. The contemporary enamel work by David Snow of fused glass and the abstracted three dimensional metal work by Dan Garrett of steel, paint and patinas makes a fantastic Two Person Show.
Hotel Andaluz (mezzanine level)
125 Second St. NW – 346.0011 – hotelandaluz.com
March featured artists are Ricardo Chavez Mendez, Marta Light, and Patricia Forbes.
Harwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW – 242-6367 – harwoodartcenter.org
Friday, March 1st from 6-8pm
Encompass: Find Your Way, a unique multi generational art event + Women & Creativity 2013 Opening Reception at Harwood. Featuring two gallery exhibitions, hands-on and collaborative art making, Open Studios with our Harwood Artists, food, music and more! This event is FREE, but there will be plenty of creations to purchase throughout the evening.
NOB HILL AREA
3215 Central Avenue NE – 255.5229 – peacecraft.org
Open House 5-8pm
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.
Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268-8952 – matrixfineart.com
Dancing Light: Photography by Carol Mell is Mell’s her first solo show at Matrix. Coming from a background of dance and choreography, Carol Mell is intrigued by movement. As her career is taking a turn into photography, Mell is interested in capturing light and motion with her camera. By combining slow shutter speeds with movement, literally a “camera dance,” she generates very abstracted, colorful and painterly images such as her dancing trees and kiva entrances fused with the New Mexico sky. The photographs are printed on aluminum using a dispersed dye process which makes the colors bolder and brighter.
New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268-8952 – newgroundsgallery.com
New Grounds presents MW by NE by SW: Works on Paper by Denise Weaver-Ross. Denise Weaver-Ross combines the written and visual language to create large ethereal works of art. In these etchings and Prisma color drawings she uses disjointed, fractured and layered images evocative of dream and memory. The surreal nature of these pieces shows in the interplay of images that are about a particular time, place, or event. Weaver-Ross is a printmaker and poet who has dedicated years solely to this body of work. There will be a demonstration from 6:30 to 7 pm during the reception.
Johns’ Western Gallery
4009 Central Avenue NE – 246-2414 – johnswesterngallery.com
Artist reception 5 – 8pm
Southwest Indian culture in bronze by Ralph Roybal. Discover southwest culture through Roybal’s creations.
NORTHEAST HEIGHTS AREA
The Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292-9333 – thegalleryabq.com
Artists’ Reception and Talk 5-8pm
The Gallery ABQ presents Seeing is Believing featuring Tim Gifford‘s bronze sculptures, created in the time-honored art of lost wax casting, and landscape photography by Garry Philips who draws his inspiration from the powerful vistas of New Mexico. Hybrid artist Chris Meyer will discuss how he combines digital photography and printing with traditional collage and assemblage techniques to create his unique mixed media objects.
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
Artists Reception 5-8:30pm
Weyrich presents Appalachian Alchemy New Work by Willi Singleton. Willi Singleton, a Pennsylvania ceramicist states, “It is my hope that people who choose to use my pots in their daily lives will sense their warmth and ‘sense of place’ as reflections of their Appalachian geneses.”
Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com
Artists Reception: 5-8pm
Painting Demonstration in Gallery: Saturday, March 2, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
This March, visitors to Palette Contemporary Art & Craft will have a chance to view the vibrant and intriguing acrylic creations of abstract artist Stefan Geissbühler. The show, entitled Groupies, will highlight a handful of paintings from his “mini” series; but what this body of work lacks in size, it makes up for in texture, liveliness and imagination. A selection of Geissbühler’s larger paintings will also be on display.