First Friday, Citywide, June 6


high desertHigh Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 –
First Friday Event 5-8pm
Undiscovered Country features artist David Pinney. Pinney’s work is based in photography, he takes different elements from his original photographs and combines them to create images that reflect what he sees in his imagination. He adds textures, paints on them, changes colors, and adds drawings. We can’t wait to find out what happens next.

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 –
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Palette presents Your Days Are Numbered, Encaustic Assemblages by Gretchen Papka. Papka’s work combines encaustic wax and found objects. Her pieces are inspired by aged textures, science, repurposed utilitarian objects and landscape vistas. The thrill of finding new meaning for an object makes her work spontaneous, and includes varied themes which are reflective of her personal and graphic art experiences. The show runs through July 1.

weyrichWeyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 –
First Friday Artist Reception 5-8:30pm
Imprints of Home, Works on Paper is a group show featuring art prints and poems by twelve
artists. This body of work that is evocative, often experimental, and always pleasing, Vicki Bolen, Geraldine Brussel, Esther Feske, Dale Harris, Christine Herman, Frank Melcori, Trish Meyer, Carrol Moxham, Donna Murray, Margy O’Brien, Kent Swanson, and Mary Sweetare members of a print and poem cooperative that first exhibited at Weyrich in 2011. This diverse group of artists came together through a shared interest in printmaking, poetry and book arts. Their delight in ongoing creative cross-pollination and artistic camaraderie produced this new collaboration. The show closes July 25.

gallery abq2The Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 –
Artists’ reception 5–8pm.
The Gallery ABQ presents Reflections, featuring three gallery artists: Lynne Laier, who fuses vibrant line, color and pattern in her encaustic art; Rita Pongetti, whose unique glass jewelry pieces resemble small abstract paintings; and Robert Wirz, whose geometric paintings comes from his years of exposure to aerial photography. Artist Insights, 6pm: Rita Pongetti shares her fused glass jewelry techniques. The June Salon Exhibit features a group show by The Camino Real 8.

The Artistic Image
1101 Cardenas Dr. NE, Suite 206 – 554.2706 –
Open House 5-9pm
The Artistic Image will be exhibiting Visions of the Under Ground by Kenneth Ingham.  These are award winning photographs shot in the caves of several countries. Meet Kenneth and you will learn about the part of the world that most people have never seen.

SE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816.0214 –
Open House 5 – 8 pm
The Gallery is honored to host a special performance by guitarist Xazziel Martinez during Artscrawl. Xazziel is a member of the local band LowInk and a proud member of the Albuquerque Public Academy for Performing Arts class of 2014. Enjoy his music while you enjoy the work of the amazing visual artists.


matrix2Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268.8952 –
First Friday Reception 5-8pm
Focal Point: Paintings by Sarah Hartshorne and Susan Reid is a two-person exhibition highlighting the newest works by the exceptional artists Sarah Hartshorne and Susan Reid. Hartshorne’s pop art inspired botanicals offer intense focus. Her vivid use of color, light and shadow allow the viewer to be carried into a new and unexpected encounter with familiar images such as tulips, irises, and butterflies. Susan Reid’s dot paintings are inspired by nature, science, math, and cultures around the world. The colors and patterns in her paintings create a sense of movement and vibration that seem to represent her travels around the world. The exhibition runs through June 28.

new groundsNew Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268.8952 –
First Friday Reception 5-8pm
New Grounds presents Carved – Relief Prints by Wayne Chinander, Katharine Noe, Kaitlin Reese, and Jeff Simpson. In a relief print, whether created from linoleum or wood, the non-image areas are carved away leaving behind raised image areas which then can be rolled up with ink and transferred to paper. This show presents a variety of realistic and mainly black and white relief prints by four different artists, each of which has found a unique and personal way to employ one of the oldest techniques in printmaking. Chinander will exhibit high contrast, rugged portraits of Native Americans which are a unique blend of Southwest imagery and German Expressionism. Noe’s newest hand-printed relief prints on Japanese paper display a more Oriental sensibility through their use of negative space and subject matter. Inspired by the year of the horse, Kaitlin Reese has created a series of horse images that emphasize the medium’s liveliness and spontaneity. Simpson’s engravings and linoleum cuts are based on strong emotions such as love and fear, but they also are infused with a unique sense of humor and whimsy. Wayne Chinander will demonstrate relief printing from 6:30 to 7 pm during the reception. The exhibition runs through June 28.


Concetta D Gallery
20 First Plaza NW – 243.5066 –
First Friday Event 5-8pm
Come see exciting new works by gallery artists and a preview of two new inspiring artists.

sumner and deneSumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 –
Artists Reception 5-9pm
Sumner & Dene is proud to presentMichael Norviel’s ‘Tabletops’. Works in this series are brilliantly colorful interior scenes with fun iconic items setting atop patterned tablecloths where occasionally one can see the New Mexico landscape out the curtained window.



OT Circus
709 Central NW – 249.2231 –
Open House 5-7pm
Joining the circus has proved to be a lot of fun! The gallery has had the opportunity to add several artists from California and here in New Mexico. Colette Rodriquez owns and operates the fashion truck Desert Willow Mobile Boutique. Artist Emily Brown will also be featured, her creativity is spectacular. Look forward to Ryan Kellogg’s building circus art, his goldfish will be known by all show goers.

OFFCenter Community Arts Project
808 Park Ave, SW – 247.1172 –
Exhibit Opening 5-8pm
There Is Only Time will feature artwork relating to time and how it influences our lives, as well as clocks, watches, and other artistic timepieces. Presented in collaboration with ABQ Hours Exchange, a service exchange/time bank for the Albuquerque Area. For more information visit The exhibit runs through July 18th, 2014

SONY DSCHarwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW – 242.6367 –
Opening Reception 6-8pm
SURFACE: Emerging Artists of New Mexico is an annual juried exhibition, professional development and endowed cash awards program presented by Harwood Art Center in partnership with Albuquerque Art Business Association (AABA) / ArtsCrawl. Harwood is fortunate to have two endowed funds from which to make cash awards to selected SURFACE participants: the Reggie Gammon Memorial Award and the Marion and Kathryn Crissey Award. Harwood is deeply thankful to these visionary members of Albuquerque’s arts community for their support of up and coming talent. Artists participating in the 2014 Surface program include: Isaac AlaridPease, Mia Casesa, Chris Casey, Jessica Chao, Xuan Chen, Christa Dalian, Beverly Fisher, Holly Grimm, Bryce Hample, Dani Jeffries, Georgina Latino, Jamie Porter Lara and Tera Muskrat. {main gallery} Jane Gordon’s ‘Parched’ offers a contrast between generosity and absurdity, between potential and despair, between the desert heat and the cool green sprout. Inviting visitors to take seed balls for use in their own neighborhoods encourages reflection on the ubiquitous gravel and concrete that prevent even desert plants from flourishing. {front gallery} The exhibitions run through July 24.

VSA – N4th Gallery
4904 Fourth Street NW – 345.2140 –
Opening Reception 5-7pm
N4th Gallery presents DUET featuring Jodie Herrera and Lance Ryan McGoldrick. The lyrically painted, assembled and sculpted styles of two emerging local artists create curious dialogue and pleasing composition in DUET, an exhibition of their artwork. The show runs through July 7.


Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 –
Featured Artist Reception 5-8pm
Yucca Art Gallery, now celebrating 50 years of business in Old Town, spotlights the artistry of Featured Artists: Joy Eaton, water media painter; Fran Hill, ceramicist; and Liz Huffman, jeweler. Yucca Gallery is a cooperative featuring the work of over 40 artists in media ranging from encaustic to oils, glasswork to metalwork.

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 the 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.

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.


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