OLD TOWN AREA
Leich Lathrop Gallery
323 Romero Street, NW, Suite 1 – 243.3059 – leichlathropgallery.com – map
Open House 5-7pm
Leich Lathrop Gallery presents Laurie Alpert & Janet Yagoda Shagam; Lost & Found. Boston area Printmaker and book artist Laurie Alpert and Albuquerque printmaker Janet Yagoda Shagam take very different and personal approaches to the theme of lost and found in prints, books and sculpture. The show’s Opening Reception will be held on Sunday, August 4, 3-5pm and the show runs through September 4.
303 Romero NW – 764.0302 – weemsgallery.com – map
Weems Gallery features artists Alice Valdez and Esta Bain. Although Alice Valdez is self-taught in batik, one can see the influence of Indian and Javanese techniques evident in her work. It is this combination of being self-taught and bringing her past painting experience to this media that explains her varied and ingenious approach to batik and the painting quality found in her work. Esta Bain has delighted people of all ages throughout the Southwest with her wonderful ceramic sculptures. The majority of figures are blanketed Indian women holding a child. The carved faces are serene and the total look of each piece is one of warmth, strength, and security.
323 Romero St. NW, Ste.16 – 243.9525 – BlackbirdGallery.Biz – map
Open House 5-8pm
Blackbird Gallery is celebrating it’s wonderful new location in Old Town with 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 hand-carved “Roadrunners” from Matthew Yellowman and Rita Juan.
Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com – map
Yucca Art Gallery Spotlights Renee Gentz, Sharon Patrick, and Leah Ready. Get ready for this Auction Event! On August 2, Sharon Patrick, gourd artist and Leah Ready, jeweler will create a bead-decorated gourd demonstrating their artistic techniques-and then auction off the finished product to the highest bidder. This will be an interesting collaboration of two widely recognized local artists. Their work and that of Renee Gentz, fabric artist, will be on special display in the Gallery along with the work of 37 additional artists.
516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 – 516arts.org – map
The shows Air, Land, Seed and Octopus Dreams continue through August. Air, Land, Seed addresses global tensions between home and exile, drawing from the unique perspectives of the indigenous peoples of Native North America. Nine contemporary artists engaged in the politicized medium of printmaking/paper will exhibit works that question the forced displacements and ideologies that define our collective contemporary existence. Octopus Dreams features works on paper by 36 contemporary Native American artists that was originally organized with the Institute of American Indian Arts to celebrate 2012 as the official year of Russian-American friendship.
Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com – map
Reception and Artist book signing 5-9pm
Sumner & Dene is honored to present the Angus Macpherson Annual Exhibition Milestone: Celebrating 30 Years in the Art Business. Filled with his famous billowing clouds, landscapes, treescapes, and sunsets, the exhibit includes large and small acrylic paintings plus his new book “Paintings~Quotes~Artist’s Notes.” The new book is a fun find full of his new paintings, the favorite quotes of some of Angus’ collectors, and notes on art from Angus. Show continues through August 31.
Harwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW – 242-6367 – harwoodartcenter.org – map
Opening Reception 6-8 pm
Circumstances by Derrick Montez and Kayla Messies and Jenny Lind (1942-2011): A Retrospective. Jenny Lind left the world with masterful drawings, prints, paintings, mixed media pieces, magnificent porcelain art and clay sculpture – all exhibiting her love of nature, animals, the mythical, and mystical. Shows continue through August 8.
NOB HILL AREA
Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268-8952 – matrixfineart.com – map
Excavations – Paintings by Marilyn Dillard & Raul Dorn. This show of vibrant abstract acrylic paintings is all about color and texture. Marilyn Dillard’s pieces are inspired by the natural landscape, especially the visual qualities of rock, soil, and vegetation in its many variations. The work does not include reproductions of the landscape or a specific place but rather represents the essence of the land. In his own words, Raul Dorn’s pieces “have no prescribed footwork – only impulse, no finger on the map – just direction.” His work has become increasingly less cerebral and calibrated, gaining contact with the turbulence of painting from the gut. Although both artists employ some mixed media elements in their work this show is about the pure joy of painting. Early Bird Preview: July 16- 8. The show runs through August 31
New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268-8952 – newgroundsgallery.com – map
New Grounds presents Organic by Design works by Pamela Wesolek, Mary Sundstrom, Katharine Noe, and Krista Barrett. The four abstract artists work in variety of media and find their inspiration in nature. They successfully combine elegant design with expressive marks and judicious color palettes. Mary Sundstrom will exhibit some of her newest paper cuts, Katharine Noe monotype and mixed media, Krista Barrett jewel-like multi-plate prints combining etching, gravure and monotype, and Pamela Wesolek large multi-plate etchings combined with chine colle. The show runs through August 31.
The Artistic Image
1101 Cardenas NE, Suite 206 – 554.2706 – PhotoArtNM.com – map
August 2 will be The Artistic Image’s return to the ARTSCrawl. The Artistic Image is in a new location and has an expanded gallery. The gallery will be featuring all of the ABQ Arts 2013 Photo contest winners. If you enjoyed the images in the July issue of the magazine, you will love the prints that will be on display. They are vibrant and show some great examples of photography by both professionals and amateurs. There will also be several great images by other photographers on display.
NORTHEAST HEIGHTS AREA
The Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292-9333 – thegalleryabq.com – map
Artists’ reception 5-8pm. Artist’s Demo 6pm.
The Gallery ABQ presents Hot Artisan Nights, featuring three gallery artists: Robert Wirz, whose water media geometric paintings comes from his years of exposure to aerial photography; Darlene Moore, who creates unique kaleidoscopes and screen printing on glass; and Anita Caress, whose passion is using different types of glass to develop beautiful fused glass art suitable for the home or office. At 6pm, Darlene Moore will give a talk on the secrets of the kaleidoscope as well as show new screen printing techniques for applying images to glass. The Salon Exhibit features a variety of art from The Camino Real 8 artist group.
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com – map
Artists Reception 5-8:30pm
Weyrich brings us Echoes, fifteen women artists from The Luna Project working in oil painting, acrylic painting, mixed media, sculpture, and clay. Exhibiting Luna Project Artists: Alice Webb, Anna Mafchir, Betsy James, Cate Eaves, Joani Murphy, Kris Thacher, Lauri Dickinson, Margy O-Brien, Marta Light, Mary Dornacker, Nance Elsinger, Nancy Rutland, Pat Cohen, Phyllis Benia, and Ruth Cohen. Show closes on August 30.
Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com – map
The “Modernist” Series Continues with Alexander Calder’s Calders Primarily Colors. Alexander Calder (1898-1976) was mainly known for his innovative contributions to 20th century sculpture; many recognize him for his kinetic mobiles. Though, widely known for 3-D work, Calder started creating colorful gouaches in the mid-1940s. Palette will be displaying a number of Calder’s personally signed lithographs that celebrate his use of primary colors, no muddle, no confusion! Please stop by for the opening of Calder’s works on paper and celebrate mid-century art and design at Palette! This show runs through September 5.
High Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 – highdesertartandframe.com – map
The gallery presents Photographs of New Mexico and the American West by Award-winning Photographer, George Pearce. Pearce loves traveling the American West. August’s show will include images of the area’s vast landscape and people. His prints have been exhibited at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History Gallery, New Mexico Symphony Orchestra Gallery, the Anderson Gallery, the Fisher Gallery, New Mexico Art League Gallery and the New Mexico Arts Alliance Gallery. An image of the Sandias in autumn was selected for Albuquerque’s first digital billboard series, seen on 8 billboards throughout Albuquerque.