First Friday, Citywide, January 3


Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 –
Artist Reception 5-8pm
Palette Contemporary Art and Craft presents, Stretching Savoye featuring mixed media paintings by Frederick Pichon. His paintings reflect his personal interests in design, architecture, science and history. Pinchon’s resin coated paintings explore realistic architectural draftsmanship in conjunction with abstract elements. Geometry plays a large role in his compositions, as he often collages and utilizes computer imagery in constructing his multi-faceted, colorful paintings. The show runs through February 6, 2014.

Weyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 –
Artist Reception 5-8pm
Weyrich Gallery presents Intimation: New Works by Laura Pope. Painting in many layers of transparent color, Pope allows the paint to “speak to her and tell her what it wants to become.” Her subjects magically appear out of splotches and random strokes or are often enlarged until they approach abstraction to keep an air of mystery about them. Pope states, “An intimation is a hint; a suggestion. The intimation theme defines this exhibit. Each of the images I am presenting tells a story.” Show Closes: January 31, 1014.

gallery abq 1st fridayThe Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292-9333 –
Artists’ Reception 5–8pm, Artist Insights 6pm
The Gallery ABQ presents 3 Concepts, featuring three gallery artists: Tim Gifford, who transforms images of the Southwest into beautiful bronze sculpture; Diane Walton Reitz, a contemporary realist who focuses on the portrait and the figure in her oil paintings; and Jeff Warren, who seeks to stretch his imagination in creating thought-provoking larger than life art that evokes feelings from smiles to tears. Artist Insights 6pm: Jeff Warren shares his inspiration and techniques. The January Salon Exhibit features bronze sculptures from Tim Gifford.

SE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816-0214 –
Open House 5-8pm
The SE-OC Right Brain Gallery is a new gallery focused on art created from the optics technology and precision metal working techniques that form the foundation of its parent company, Sandia Electro-Optics Corporation. The gallery is showcasing the talents of a variety of artists and a number of different media and techniques. Come see where Technology and Art hang together. Featured Artists: Marian Berg, Robert Crespin, Pea Garvanian, Jeff Laird, Cindy and Joe McDonnell, Tom Roche, Tom Spross and Flo Stein.


The Artistic Image
1101 Cardenas NE, Suite 206 – 554.2706 –
First Friday Event 5-9pm
Venice and It’s Carnival features artist Donatella Davanzo. Donatella is a professional photographer who grew up near Venice and has a unique view of that spectacular city. She will be at the gallery to discuss her wonderful images of the city and its people during Carnival. The gallery will also have a multi media show of over 100 images that will give you more of the flavor of Venice during Carnival.

matrix 2Berrett, Pat, She Speaks in Butterflys 10 x15Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268-8952
First Friday Event 5-8pm
Matrix Fine Art is very excited to once again host this intriguing bi-annual photography exhibition organized by Albuquerque photographers Tim Anderson and Patrick Berrett. It was their idea to invite 15 photographers – some well established, some emerging – and have them collaborate with the same model to create 15 completely different sets of images. This collaboration resulted in the January/December show 1 x 15 – One Model, Fifteen Photographers.

ng 2Goebel,Jon,CaughtNew Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268-8952
First Friday Event 5-8pm
New Grounds Gallery presents two exhibits; the International Juried Printmaking Exhibition and the Holiday Print Sale. The printmaking exhibition was juried by UNM printmaking professor Yoshiko Shimano and New Grounds founder and director Regina Held. They selected 25 pieces out of the 132 submitted 46 artists from around the world. The holiday Print Sale offers hundreds and hundreds of works of original art – piles of it – prices will range from $25 to $125. Share the beauty and joy of art! Shows run through January 31.

inpostInpost Artspace at Outpost
210 Yale Blvd. SE – 268.0044
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Inpost Artspace is pleased to present black and white, an exhibition of recent prints by local artist Karsten Creightney, exploring themes of loss and renewal. Exhibition runs through February 28, 2014.







sumner and deneSumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 –
Artist’s Reception 5-9pm
Sumner & Dene is proud to announce its annual group show New Year New Work Show. The exhibit will premiere Albuquerque painter Reg Loving to the gallery stable. Longtime New Mexico painter, Reg Loving, known primarily for his contemporary and abstract work, will be featuring his current contemporary landscapes along with Sumner & Dene alumni; painters Angus Macpherson, Frank McCulloch, Mark Horst, Jeannie Sellmer, Michael Norviel, Patricia Wyatt, panoramic photographer Bill Tondreau, metal artist Dan Garrett and enamelist David Snow. Show runs through January 31.


Blackbird Gallery
323 Romero St. NW, Ste.16 – 243.9525 – BlackbirdGallery.Biz
Open House 5-8pm
Blackbird Gallery has recently added the wonderful southwestern landscape paintings from Placitas artist Vicki Van Vynckt to the gallery collection. She joins contemporary Native American artist (and local favorite) Farrell Cockrum, and Grants native Robert Perea as the featured trio in the unique Old Town gallery. Featured also this month are the Navajo cottonwood carvings from Matt Yellowman and an extensive new selection of Baltic Amber jewelry in with our usual mix of Navajo, Zuni and other Native American original jewelry creations. Sculpture from Taos artist Michael Connor; Michael Cramer ceramic hand-made fountains and new pieces by Matthew Patton of Seattle, WA.


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