NORTHEAST HEIGHTS AREA
Framing Concepts Gallery
5809 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE – 294.3246 – framingconceptsgallery.com
Show Opening 5-7:30pm
J. Waid Griffin, an accomplished painter of southwest landscapes will debut J. Waid Griffin A One Person Show during the First Friday ARTSCrawl. Griffin will receive the AABA Local Treasures award at a ceremony at The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, Sunday, September 8, 1-3pm.
Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com
Open House 5-8pm
Palette will be open during the First Friday ARTSCrawl so come check out the gallery’s renowned and emerging artists from around the world.
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
Preview Artist Reception 5-8:30pm
Weyrich presents Mary Carroll Nelson’s “Exploration of Space in Time: A Retrospective”. To capture a sense of the unseen interacting with our visual world, the artist often works on transparent acrylic sheets so that light can move fluidly through color as it responds to its environment through the day. She stipples and paints with luminous ink on several layers of acrylic to make overlapping images. Nelson will be inducted as an AABA Local Treasure at a reception Sunday, September 8, 1-3pm at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. The show closes September 27.
The Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292-9333 – thegalleryabq.com
Artists’ reception 5-8pm. Artist Insights 6pm
The Gallery ABQ presents Extending Experiences featuring three gallery artists: MJ Manford, whose oil paintings of people, landscapes and still lifes are rich in color and paint; Eloise Rogers, who paints landscapes and flowerscapes in watercolor as a means to get closer to the true beauty and spirit of things; and Chris Meyer, whose unique mixed media objects resemble rich artifacts from yet-undiscovered cultures. Artist Insights, 6pm: Eloise Rogers shares her inspiration and techniques. The Salon Exhibit features fabric art by Diana Hughes.
NOB HILL AREA
Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268-8952 – matrixfineart.com
First Friday ARTSCrawl Reception 5-8pm
Matrix presents Black and White-Photography by Patrick Berrett, Matthew Cohen and Mary Zaremba. This exhibition of contemporary photography by distinguished Albuquerque artists presents three very different approaches to image making. Patrick Berrett shows images from two different bodies of work, his “Antiques” and “Skin and Bones” series; both capture images of the female body. Mary Zaremba also presents figurative images, but her “Studies of Pam” are psychological portraits of a strong, yet shy, and beautiful, yet mature African American woman. Matthew Cohen’s new body of work is called “Marginalia” which refers to scribbles, comments, and illuminations in the margins of a book. Exhibition runs through September 27.
New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268-8952 – newgroundsgallery.com
First Friday Reception (for both shows) 5-8pm
Monotype demonstration by Sarah Anderson: 6:30-7pm during the reception
Exhibition 1: Circle of Friends-Monotypes by Sarah Anderson. Sarah Anderson’s new Matisse-like figurative monotypes capture women in intimate settings, sometimes pensive or reflective, often looking at the viewer directly. Anderson portrays women in their prime, or sometimes past their prime, and she does so with humor and dignity. Exhibition 2: Mini show by “Local Treasure” Adabel Allen. Every year the AABA selects a handful of artists to honor with this prestigious award, New Grounds is proud to announce that Adabel Allen is one of the 2013 recipients. Allen is known for her lyrical images of birds. Exhibitions run through September 27.
Inpost Artspace at Outpost
210 Yale Blvd. SE – 268.0044 – outpostspace.org
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Power Line: Recent Paintings by Nina Elder. Nina Elder’s paintings are objective contemplations of fracking structures, hydroelectric dams, telecommunication towers, airports and military bases. Painted in a style that is as coolly engineered as the industry that they represent, this disarmingly beautiful body of work quietly poses questions of human industriousness and our dominion over natural landscapes. The show runs through October 25.
Harwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW – 242-6367 – harwoodartcenter.org
Opening Reception 6-8pm
STRATA: A Print and Mixed Media Exhibition is presented by the artists of the Greater Albuquerque Roller and Print Society (GARPS). Members include: Cecilia Dail, Shirley Levy, Candy Nartonis, Diane Orchard, Janet Shagam, Barbara Shapiro, Joann Weiss and Nancy Wiedower. This exhibition explores how people often re-imagine memories from bits and pieces of their past experiences. Participating artists use media such as printmaking, mixed media and sculpture. In the last year John Barney began a lyrical analysis of the Rio Grande Silvery Minnow; its habitat and connection to place, the forces arrayed against its survival, the efforts to restore it, and the interrelationship of these elements and his own life. The analysis took the form of a series of entries in his visual journal, some of which evolved into larger pieces, this show is The Minnow Show – Take 1. Shows run through September 26.
Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com
Local Treasures Artist Reception 5-9pm
Sumner & Dene is proud to announce the One Person Show of Panoramic Photographer Bill Tondreau, 2013 Local Treasure recipient. Albuquerque landscape photographer Bill Tondreau captures our gorgeous surroundings like no other. A three time Academy Award Winner for special effects in cinematography, for Star Wars, King Kong and Lord of the Rings, Bill’s detailed photographs are actually a combination of 18 to 100 images composed to give you your favorite Albuquerque scenes. His large, panoramic, affordable photographs can be printed on canvas 3 to 8 feet long. Bill will be inducted as a Local Treasure at a reception on Sunday, September 8, 1-3pm at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History.
516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 – 516arts.org
First Friday Open House 5-8pm
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.
OLD TOWN AREA
Purple Sage Galeria
201 San Felipe NW – 450.4059 – purplesagegaleria.com
Opening Reception 5-8:30pm
Julane Jensen is inspired by the Southwest and Rocky Mountain landscape and loves to paint outdoors en plein air. Marilyn Drake concentrates on painting people and places from real life. She strives to capture a likeness, evoke a mood, and create visual harmony. This two-person show runs through September 30.
Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com
Artist Reception 5-8pm
Yucca Art Gallery spotlights an award winning, Rod Groves, (acrylic and mixed media painting), Pene Roberts (ceramics), and Barb Fajardo (jewelry) as September’s featured artists. Also see the work of 37 additional member artists on display.
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 specials on all original paintings by Blackfeet artist Farrell Cockrum and local favorite Robert Perea. New works have been received by all gallery artists including 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.
303 Romero NW – 764.0302 – weemsgallery.com
Weems presents Barbara Boedecker and Karl & Mary Hoffman. Barbara Boedecker tries to capture the simplicity and feeling of primitive art forms (mostly Native American) and present them in a modern way. She uses acrylic paints and a wax resist technique to achieve the unique style of her paintings. The Hoffmans create pottery that is functional and beautiful and that carries its own spirit.
Leich Lathrop Gallery
323 Romero Street, NW, Suite 1 – 243.3059 – leichlathropgallery.blogspot.com
First Friday Open House 5-7:30pm
Having abandoning art as a “useless and frivolous practice” for medicine Krittika Ramanujan returned to it after her father’s death. Combining images based on Dante’s poetry and animal skeletons Ramanujan has explored the afterlife. Three pieces in the show; The Gluttons, The Mouth of Hell, and Minoan Seal relate to Canto 5 of the Inferno. Also in the show are drawings of prehistoric mammals juxtaposed with text from the Wallace Stevens’s poem The Man with the Blue Guitar. There will be an Opening Reception on September 8, 3-5pm and the runs through October 2.
323 Romero St. Suite 13 – 247.2988 – sites.google.com/site/studio13site/
Open House 4:30-7:30pm
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.