First Friday, Citywide, October 4


High Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 –
Opening 5-8pm
The gallery presents Dia de los Muertos featuring artists Mitzie Bower, Shirl Brainard, and Tara Miller. This is a group show to highlight the upcoming Dia de los Muertos celebrations so familiar to Albuquerqueans. All artists are local. The gallery will have “special” treats for this event!

clip_image004[2] palettePalette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 –
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Palette Contemporary Art and Craft presents, Titanic Tectonics featuring Paul Harrie’s Tectonic glass sculptures with their intricately-placed inclusions in “Cube” or “Disk” form. Paul’s Tectonic Series involves casting pieces of colorful blown glass mixed with cement into sculptural forms. Once the cement and glass matrix has solidified, he uses a diamond saw to cut the casted forms into various shapes and then he appropriately polishes the surfaces. In a some of Paul’s most recent Tectonic renditions, he has joined forces with fellow California glass artist, Mayauel Ward. This show runs thru October 21.

Weyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 –
Artist Reception 5-8:30pm, Clarence Cruz-Demonstration and talk at 6pm
Weyrich presents Merging World New Works by Clarence Cruz of Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo; Handmade Pottery and Kathryne Cyman; Porcelain Vessels Local Earthen Glazes. This show features a selection of Native art works in clay and fiber, and porcelain vessels with local earthen glazes. Clarence Cruz works with raw materials that he gathers from different sites on public lands. Kathryne Cyman closely follows the Arita technique, an elegant aesthetic discipline passed from one generation to the next that belongs to no individual. Kathryne Cyman will give a lecture Saturday, October 5 at 12pm. The show Closes October 28, 2013

GABQ_Porter_The-Raven_700h the gallery abqThe Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292-9333 –
Artists’ reception 5–8pm. Artist Insights: 6pm.
The Gallery ABQ presents Something Different, featuring three gallery artists: Marcella Boushelle, whose watermedia paintings are loosely interpreted, bold, fresh and expressive; Judi Foster, whose watercolors project the spirit and energy of the American Southwest; and Jean Porter, who creates art that provokes thought, encourages dialog and pleases the eye. Artist Insights, 6pm: Jean Porter shares her inspiration and techniques. The Salon Exhibit features Marlies Diels (Pottery) and Char Punke (Fiber Art).

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The Artistic Image
1101 Cardenas NE, Suite 206 – 554.2706 –
Opening 5-9:30pm
October 4th & 5th will feature a show by Ungelbah Davila titled Pinup-ology: The Science of Pinup. There will be much of Davila’s pinup photography on display in the gallery and the artist will be on hand to discuss her work. As an added feature the gallery will have a couple of her pinup models live in all their mid-century glory, ready to pose in the studios. Bring your cameras and take advantage of having these perky pinups available. The show will be open Friday October 4, 5-9:30pm and Saturday 5, 9:30am-6pm.

CanrightBillMarbellaatSiestaII copy matrixMatrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268-8952 –
First Friday Artscrawl Reception 5-8pm
Matrix Fine Art is very excited to host the 2013 Pastel Society of New Mexico Signature Membership Show, a prestigious exhibition of more than 40 outstanding pastel artists. This exhibition also honors a special pastel artist who passed away earlier this year, Maggie Price. This colorful exhibition will feature the flexibility and range of the pastel medium from lush landscapes, to animals, still lifes and portraits. Without doubt, this show will feature the leading talent of contemporary pastel artists in New Mexico. Sneak Preview October 1-4, the show runs through October 26.

Lift, 300 dpiNew Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268-8952 –
First Friday Artscrawl Reception 5-8pm
New Grounds presents Bodyscapes-Gravure by Diane Alire. Alire’s gravure prints can be described as “voyeuristic, sexy, satirical, surreal and intuitive.” They address issues of gender, femininity, identity, self-discovery, coming of age, and relationships. All of her works are inspired by memories, feelings or brief encounters at a particular place and time from her life. Alire uses her camera as a device to collect images intuitively and sometimes randomly. She then either reassembles them in photoshop or creates plates from different images which are then layered in the printing process.In her most recent work, she juxtaposes and layers the female body with landscapes, images of walls, graffiti, and textures found in urban settings. They reflect on imaginary relationships from the inside out. The resulting images are softly hued, elegant, and quite thought provoking. Artist demonstration of the gravure process by Diane Alire, 6:30-7pm during the reception. Sneak Preview October 1-4, the show runs through October 26.

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Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 –
Opening Reception 5-9pm
Sumner & Dene is proud to present Albuquerque artists Jeannie Sellmer and Leight Walters’ Two Person Show. Local Treasure Jeannie Sellmer paints colorful New Mexico landscapes as well as lush, textured abstracts in oil. Leigh Walters creates classical, contemporary, and humorous figurative sculptures with natural and paper clay, paper mâché, acrylic paint, gold leaf and mixed media. The show runs through October 26.

masked identity flyer identity off centerOFFCenter Community Arts Project
808 Park Ave, SW – 247.1172 –
Opening 5-8pm
The October gallery exhibit, Masked Identity, explores the meaning both behind and through the mask with a variety of artists and mediums from actual papier maché masks, 3D pieces and other works. Exhibit up through October 29.


Harwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW – 242-6367 –
Opening Reception 6-8pm
Harwood Art Center is pleased to present Disaster/Resilience, the 4th annual exhibition dedicated to the artistic exploration of contemporary social justice issues. This year’s program features fifteen international artists selected through a competitive jury process; their works offer rich and diverse reflections upon identity, place, politics, relationships and transformation. Harwood also presents Faces of the Elderly: Photographs by Hal Kahn. Hal Kahn worked for 25 years as a journalist before being disabled in 1997. His illness forced him to confront many issues facing the elderly-pain, isolation, lack of resources-at an unusually early age. Kahn argues that older people are too often marginalized. He believes that the elderly have valuable life lessons to pass on, and he strives to document and celebrate them with his photographs. The shows run through October 25.


purple sage White house vista_Patricia Rose Ford - Plein Air Pastel - 300 purple sagePurple Sage Galeria
201 San Felipe NW – 450.4059 –
Open House. 5:00 – 8:00pm
Purple Sage presents Light & Magic featuring artists Nita Harper, oils and Patricia Ford, pastels.

Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 –
Artists’ Talks 5-8pm
Yucca Art Gallery, approaching its 50th year, spotlights the art of Glenda Jensen, pastel painter; Deborah Armijo, fiber artist; and Terri Helmer, jeweler. The artists will offer a program describing their artistic techniques after 5pm on October 4. Yucca Gallery also features 37 additional artists working in mediums ranging from acrylic to encaustic and ceramics to metal work.

Blackbird Gallery
323 Romero St. NW, Ste.16 – 243.9525 – BlackbirdGallery.Biz
Open House 5-8pm
Blackbird Gallery is offering 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.

Weems Gallery
303 Romero NW – 764.0302 –
Open House 5-8pm
Charles Thomas describes his work thus, “I live in the rural West, a place of incredible beauty. I paint nearly every day, both outdoors and in the studio. My subjects range from the mundane to the spectacular. The beauty of God’s creation is everywhere, and to be able to paint it and share it with others is an absolute blessing that I am deeply grateful for.” His show will be on view through October 31.

Harriette_Tsosie_Piano_Roll_3 leich lathropLeich Lathrop Gallery
323 Romero Street, NW, Suite 1 – 243.3059 –
First Friday 5-7:30pm
In her new work Code Talking; Word and Symbol as Image, Harriette Tsosie explores identity using items such as barcodes, QR (quick response) codes, early 20th Century player piano rolls, and mark-making from earlier cultures. By investigating, connecting, and comparing marks; ancient glyphs, today’s texting, and other codes, Tsosie shows that though language and the art of communication has changed, there is much that is unchanged. Marks like the dots in Morse Code and Braille are the same but are used differently. Likewise, the dashes of Morse Code turned vertically become the cues for a player piano or bars to be read by digital scanner. Opening Reception October 6, 3-5pm. Show runs through October 30.


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