May 3, 2013


Studio 13
323 Romero St. Suite 13 – 247.2988 –
Open House 5-7pm
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.

Leich Lathrop Gallery
323 Romero Street, NW, Suite 1 – 243.3059 –
Opening Reception 5-7:30pm
Join us in welcoming Deborah Gavel, Marietta Patricia Leis & Joyce Shupe to Leich Lathrop Gallery. Each of the artists in their own way create work that is intimate in scale and subject whether it is old paper stencils once used to decorate kimonos (Gavel), impressions of time and space (Leis), or the exploration of line (Shupe).

Weems Gallery
303 Romero NW – 764.0302 –
Open House 5-8
Helen Gwinn’s art, expressed in watercolor, embossing & collage, reflects her life, including her love for the flora of the desert where she lives. To her, cactus plants represent survival and exquisite beauty in harsh environments. “I have favorite cacti,” she says, “which I have watched and have been inspired by the seasons of their lives & mine. I consider them old friends.”

Blackbird Gallery
323 Romero St. NW, Ste.16 – 243.9525 – BlackbirdGallery.Biz
Open House 5-8pm
Blackbird Gallery is celebrating it’s wonderful new location in Old Town with Grand Opening specials on all original paintings by Blackfeet artist Farrell Cockrum and local favorite Robert Perea.  New works have been received by all our artists included amazing new pottery plates and bowls from Matthew Patton (Seattle), new jewelry from Navajo artist Cathy Sherman as well as a great selection of Baltic Amber jewelry, and new custom handcarved “Roadrunners” from Matthew Yellowman and Rita Juan. Come visit our new space!

Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 –
Yucca Art Gallery has had a facelift!  Come see our newly redecorated gallery, lots of new artwork, and as always, great prices!  We are spotlighting the work of Nina Adkins, water media painter, Barbara Barnett, ceramicist, and Tricia Simmons, jeweler.  Also featuring watercolor, acrylic, oil, encaustic, pastels, woodwork, fiber art and wearables, gourds, glass, and a wide variety of jewelry by 39 local artists.

Cloudy Day at Oak Creek purple sagePurple Sage Galeria
201 San Felipe NW – 450.4059 –
Reception 5-8:30pm
Purple Sage Galeria presents Season Passages, new pastel paintings by Charles Stup.
Stup’s pieces are narrative impressions of art world painting experiences.


HarrietteTsosie_diaries harwoodHarwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW – 242-6367 –
Reception 6-8pm
Harwood Art Center presents I HAVE A QUESTION and there’s no one left to answer it. The exhibition was birthed more than a year ago when Harriette Tsosie and Evey Jones discovered they had both inherited precious journals, diaries, and love letters from their ancestors: Jones, her mother’s travel journals, and Tsosie her paternal grandmother’s diaries (1900 – 1968) and grandparents’ love letters (1906 – 1911). Jones opted for a non literal, abstract response to the theme, while Tsosie incorporated actual text and photographs for part of her exhibition and then responded with a series of three dimensional boxes, some representing family secrets.

offcenter housesOFFCenter Community Arts Project
808 Park Ave, SW – 247.1172 –
A silent auction benefitting OFFCenter will take place at Sumner & Dene. Please see the listing under Sumner & Dene for information.

GreyClouds30x38 sumnerSumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 –
Artist’s Reception 5-8pm
Sumner & Dene is proud to present Frank McCulloch:New Mexico Landscapes 2013. His oil paintings of the New Mexico countryside typically depict that magical time right before or right after a rainstorm when the atmosphere is thick with a calm intensity and dramatic color. Frank, the Grand-Daddy of the Arts of Albuquerque, turns 83 this Summer. He has received The Governor’s Award for the Arts, The Bravos Award, been recognized as a Local Treasure and had a retrospective at the Albuquerque Museum. He touched the lives of more than 9,000 students while teaching art at Highlands High School.

Also, Friday, May 3 at 5pm is the OFFCenter Little Houses Silent Auction. Over 125 established and emerging artists donate their unique “Albuquirky Little Houses” for this silent auction fundraiser for OFFCenter. It will be held at Sumner & Dene during Frank McCullough’s opening reception for his solo exhibit. Artists participating in the “Little House Auction” include Frank McCulloch, Angus Macpherson, Jeannie Sellmer, Bill Tondreau, David Snow, Michael Norviel, Ruth Morris, Dan Garrett, Stephanie Lerma, Melody Mock, Maria Moya, and more! The event is free to attend. Bidding starts at $25 and bidding for the silent auction is 5-8pm.

516 2516 ARTS
516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 –
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.

Hotel Andaluz (mezzanine level)
125 Second St. NW – 346.0011 –
Come by the Hotel Andaluz to see the featured artists. This month brings us Anthony Abbate’s framed ink renderings from the Bird Series, Cactus Series, and Juicy Fruit Series; Sandra Colson’s mixed media photography and pastel; and Lisa Agaran’s mixed media work.


inpostInpost Artspace at Outpost
210 Yale Blvd. SE – 268.0044 –
Opening reception 5-8pm
Erin Parker captures the delight in the unexpected. As a seasoned traveler and photojournalist, Parker’s journeys have taken her around the globe and across six continents. Near & Far is a collection of images arising from Parker’s innate curiosity as a photojournalist along with explorations of her life behind the camera lens.

3215 Central Avenue NE – 255.5229 –
Open House 5-6pm
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.

AllBetter for PRMatrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268-8952 –
Artscrawl Reception: 5-8pm
Matrix presents Likely Stories-Paintings by Laura Wacha. Laura Wacha’s paintings tell stories that linger in the mind like an unanswered question. Her work is full of cartoon-like creatures on brightly patterned backgrounds that leave an impression that brings one to go back to a piece multiple times. Wacha’s images are of the domestically mundane and globally tragic or vice versa. The creatures in her paintings are fantastical; they are reminiscent of science fiction characters in unusual situations and places. The compositions of Wacha’s pieces give the viewer an opportunity to “fill in the blanks”, so to speak, and create their own story based on their life experiences.

The Vagaries - The Hawk (72) ngNew Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268-8952 –
Artscrawl Reception: 5-8pm
New Grounds brings us Transitations-Gravure and Monotypes by Adabel Allen. As a printmaker and photographer, Adabel Allen creates images inspired from her dialogue and encounters with birds and nature. Paralleling the natural world’s tendencies with her own is crucial to storytelling in her work – using birds and nature as symbols and metaphors for the transformation, transition and transience she is experiencing in life. Utilizing the camera to capture fleeting moments in nature plays an important role in how Allen created this body of work. This “Transitational” period is an exploration of self, relationships and the environment. “Feeling like a forest having been burnt to the ground, sprouting with new life”, Allen gives us a glimpse into her experiences of life through nature.


FranRyan_AT-GOLDEN the gallery abqThe Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292-9333 –
Open House and Artists’ Reception and Demo 5-8pm
The Gallery ABQ presents Eyes of the Beholder featuring Sandra Baca’s unique jewelry pieces made from semi-precious stones, antique and ethnic beads; also, Fran Ryan’s watercolor paintings reflecting the Northern New Mexico landscape, and Patricia Klomborowski Williams’ works that play with realism in watermedia. Artist watercolor demonstration by Fran Ryan. Sculptor Tim Gifford’s works in bronze will be featured in the Salon.

Lidded Jar weyrichWeyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 –
Artist’s Reception 5-8:30pm
Mixed Influences is a solo exhibit of Marcia Truell Newren’s kiln worked glass. Marcia Truell Newren holds an MA in anthropology from the University of Colorado, specializing in prehistoric architecture, and was involved in archaeological excavations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Newren, states, “The distinctive cultures of the world often develop in isolation but become diluted with external contact which blurs boundaries. Being fluid, they change. By extension, these mixed influences and collisions cannot help but be mirrored in the work of those seeking any form of expression which pushes beyond sheer mimicry.”

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 –
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Palette Contemporary Art presents Time’s Up! featuring a collection of vintage and contemporary wall, table, and alarm clocks. Palette’s collection of clocks range from mid-century key-operated German clocks with kitchen timers to Italian clocks with lots of artistic pizzazz. The show runs through May 31.

New Mexico's Child high desert art and frameHigh Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 –
Show 5-8pm
Paralyzed Artist Mitzie Bower’s Scratchboard, Pen and ink & Ballpoint pen exhibition comes to us in Living My Childhood Dream. At the age of 17, Mitzie Bower had an unfortunate fall from the balance beam that paralyzed her from the shoulders down. Her loss of physical expression evolved into a passion for visual beauty. A prosthetic brace liberates and animates her hands with the graceful dexterity and movement to create vivid imagery.


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