NORTHEAST HEIGHTS AREA
High Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 – highdesertartandframe.com
Open House 5pm – 8pm
High Desert Art & Frame presents Please Do Touch The Artwork: Textured Works by Tara Miller. Tara Miller says, “Please DO touch the artwork. Texture is my thing. It evokes the sense of thought and the feeling of touch. I strive to create a lot of dimension in my work. Most pieces have a 3D effect. If you have the urge to reach out and touch one of my pieces, then I feel I have succeeded in my artistic quest. Often there is no focal point because the whole piece is the main attraction. Look from afar, then up close, revealing an entirely different world and seeing new layers and dimensions.”
Framing Concepts Gallery
5809 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE – 294.3246 – framingconceptsgallery.com
Open House 5-7pm
Mixing Pigments is a successful blend of artists and their choice mediums of watercolor, pastels, and oils. The headlining artists are titans within their professions; Charles “Bud” Edmondson watercolorist and pastel artist, Nora de Aragon pastels and J.Waid Griffin oil landscape artist. This collaborative show mostly has an outdoor theme. From homesteads of a forgotten era by “Bud” to exquisite home grown backyard beauties by Nora Aragon to the wild
and wide landscape of the Southwest by Waid Griffin, “Mixing Pigments” offers it all until April 30th.
Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com
Open House 5-8pm
Visitors to Palette Contemporary Art & Craft will continue to 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 through April 12.
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
First Friday Citywide Event 5-8:30pm
“Numinous Transmutations: Selected Art Works of Marlene Zander Gutierrez”, the work of the late artist Marlene Zander Gutierrez. will be on exhibit at Weyrich Gallery. The exhibit consists of three of the artist’s eleven sections of work; the “Inner Child Series”, the “Sacred Earth (Geode) Series” and the “Wound Series.” All the artworks in these (and Marlene’s other) series manifest in different and often challenging ways with the artist’s drive not only to transform her material, but to do so to achieve a level of what might be called iconoclastic and holy ennoblement. Stop in to see this magnificent show.
The Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292-9333 – thegalleryabq.com
Artists’ Reception and Demo 5-8pm
The Gallery ABQ presents Artist Storm featuring expressive, contemporary works in watermedia by Nina Adkins, fantasies in egg tempera by Eliza Schmid, and pottery by Marlies Diels who merges color and beauty in her functional pieces. Artist demo in acrylics by Nina Adkins.
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.
Harwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW – 242-6367 – harwoodartcenter.org
Opening Reception 6-8pm
Harwood brings us “That Sound Under the Floor Is the Sea: an exhibition of paintings and other artifacts from the Far North” by Cedra Wood (2012 recipient of the Marion & Kathryn Crissey Award, a Harwood Emerging Artist grant) and “Nature Lover: New Works by Ann Hart Marquis” by Ann Hart Marquis. Exhibitions run through April 25th
516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 – 516arts.org
Open House 5-8pm
Flatlanders & Surface Dwellers is a group exhibition featuring diverse visual art media that explore the intimate and exotic realm of surface texture which evokes visceral, multisensory responses. Artists include: Ivan Boyd, Jessica Kennedy, Steve Budington, Alex Kraft, Phillip Carrier, June Lee, Jennifer Cawley, Noelle Mason, Cristina de los Santos, Andrew McPhail, Nicole Dextras, Zach Meisner, Jessica Drenk, Inés Molina Navea, Gregory Euclide, Timothy Nero, Marla Fields, Rusty Scruby, Blake Gibson, Peter Voshefski, Melissa Gwyn, Rhonda Weppler & Trevor Mahovsky, Marie-Michèle Jasmin-Bélisle, and Jim Wilsterman.
Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com
Artist’s Reception 5-9pm
Sumner & Dene is honored to present “Mark Horst Figure Show & More” Known primarily for his striking figurative work comprised of bold palette knife and colorful brush work, this exhibit will encompass more including landscapes and New Mexico churches. Mark states that painting the figure is a process, the body is evocative and narrative with energy, a push and pull. He lets the brush have some freedom, letting it dance around the canvas. The show runs through April 27.
OFFCenter Community Arts Project
808 Park Ave, SW – 247.1172 – offcenterarts.org
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Re-Style/Free-Style is an exhibit and sale displaying creative, upcycled wearable forms of art. Artists are invited to submit unique hair ornaments, aprons, purses, dresses, spring frocks, jewelry, accessories, clothing, spring fashions recreated from our free box or your favorite thrift store, yarn craft from yarn scraps, hand painted shoes, embroidered old jeans, let your upcycled imagination go wild.
OLD TOWN AREA
Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com
Open House 5-8:30pm
Yucca Art Gallery, the oldest co-op gallery in Old Town, spotlights Stacie Ferguson,
watercolor painter and Terri Helmer, jeweler. Yucca Gallery also features water media,
oils, ceramics, fabric art, wearables, metal weavings and jewelry by 38 additional local
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
Weems Gallery presents the work of Dennis Chamberlain. In his never ending quest to capture the true spirit and the varying moods of the Sandia mountains, photo artist and musician Dennis Chamberlain uses the latest photography techniques, some of which he personally developed. The primary technique he uses is panorama stitching, which involves taking parts of the mountain in separate photos and piecing them together. The purpose of doing this is to generate an image that is so large that it will be very sharp in large format prints, some up to ten feet across.
Leich Lathrop Gallery
323 Romero Street, NW, Suite 1 – 243.3059 – leichlathropgallery.blogspot.com
Opening Reception: 5-7:30pm
Andy Moerlein: Identifying Birds & Relationships. Please welcome New Hampshire sculptor Andy Moerlein as he makes his solo show debut in New Mexico. This show features Moerlein’s ceramic birds, wood sculpture and prints. Moerlein’s work has a storyteller’s attitude – that tightrope walk between naturalism and symbolism. Ceramic birds ﬁll branches and stones with a communication that is evident yet ambivalent. Some snuggle together; others turn their backs to each other. The birds seem ordinary – an embodiment of stillness – frozen in place. Yet each conveys a gesture that implies movement. These birds are prone to startle and ﬂy at any moment. Moerlein’s birds are a mix of authentic and exceptional. Real feathers festoon the rather generic small birds. Wood “stones” and complex branches complete a scene that suggests the interruption of an event. “My birds are steeped in presence. I express my human story with small birds as my actors.”The prints selected to hang with this show are similarly avian predicaments. The birds are often familiar, some even authentic in colors and pose, but they have an attitude that suggests dialogue. There is no doubt that Moerlein has observed birds closely, but the images suggest his focus is on human relationships.
323 Romero St. Suite 13 – 247.2988 – sites.google.com/site/studio13site/
Open House 5-7:30pm
The work of Daniel Ramirez will be on display. Ramirez’ watercolors, acrylics, and drawings have won many awards including the prestigious Santa Fe Indian Market and Heard Museum.