First Friday, October 3, Citywide

OLD TOWN AREA

Art by Elguera
2 Church Street NW – 243.0099 – artbyelguera.com
ARTScrawl Event 5-9pm
This month, Elguera is celebrating balloon fiesta in his gallery with a collection of recent paintings of Old Town and Downtown Albuquerque; paintings of balloons in flight along with his unique whimsical works exploring the subconscious. Priced from $4,000 to $9 (that’s right, nine dollars) Art By Elguera has original, unique works of art to fit any budget.

Studio 13
323 Romero St. Suite 13 – 247.2988 – sites.google.com/site/studio13site/
Open House 4-7:30pm
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.

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.

Di Camillo4Essence Gallery & Boutique
323 Romero St. NW, Suite 1 – 843.7367
Grand Opening with Live Music 5-9pm
Essence Gallery and Boutique celebrates its grand opening with works by featured artist Roger DiCamillo. His colorful oils and watercolors capture the beautiful scenes of Italy, southwest pueblos and Native dancers, and the luminescence of our universe. There will be Live Music during Artscrawl, by local band, Body and Soul Trio. Please come and enjoy the start of our 2014 Balloon Fiesta, and the start of this new business!

Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Yucca Art Gallery, a fixture of Old Town since 1964, spotlights the artistry of the Featured Artists for October; Renee Gentz, textile artist; Bob Curtis, metalworker; and Tricia Simmons, jeweler. The reception will include refreshments as well as demonstrations of machine quilting by Ms. Gentz and encaustic jewelry making by Ms. Simmons. Yucca Gallery features the work of 37 additional artists in a variety of mediums and styles as well.

purple sagePurple Sage Galeria
201 San Felipe NW – 450.4059 – purplesagegaleria.com
Reception 5-8pm
Purple Sage presents Western Backroads featuring Reid Bandeen and Susan Winkler. New Mexico artist Reid Bandeen paints western landscapes in the impressionist style in oil and is especially drawn to the magical light of the American Southwest. Susan Winkler’s passion is in plein-air painting and she prefers subjects that have made a positive impression on her, especially land- and seascapes, wildflowers, and gardens. She says, “I strive to infuse my paintings with the tranquility found in areas far from the bustle of the city.”

DOWNTOWN AREA

VSA – N4th Gallery
4904 Fourth Street NW – 345.2140 – vsartsnm.org
Reception 5-7pm
in·struct is an exhibit of artwork by the artist-teachers, administrative staff, and volunteers of North Fourth Art Center. The exhibition provides a glimpse into the artistic inspirations and working methods of the talented people who form the backbone of an organization that has served Albuquerque’s arts community for nearly thirty years. Curated by Jessica Pinto, Phillip With, and students in North Fourth Exploratory Day Arts programs.

harwood2Harwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW – 242.6367 – harwoodartcenter.org
Opening Reception 6-8pm
Main gallery: Small Works: Ghost of Sea, by Alan Paine Radebaugh. In his Ghost of Sea paintings, Radebaugh depicts not only the strata and flora of the Great Plains but also his fascination with the geological formation of this region over millions of years. He melds images from one site with those from another to create an overall impression of the Plains—with a ghost-like feel of the ancient seas. Harwood Art Center presents the first exhibition of the Ghost of Sea project dedicated to the small paintings. Front gallery: On the Wings of a Dove: installation by Janet Yagoda Shagam. Funerals are a time when many people feel the need to connect with their roots. “On the Wings of a Dove” explores Jewish burial traditions in the context of the iconic dove. In the exhibition, Shagam joins the symbolic meaning of the Tahara with her personal beliefs and experiences. Even as a secular Jew, Shagam appreciates the wisdom imbued in our ancient traditions.

OT Circus
709 Central NW – 249.2231 – otcircus.com
Open House 5-8pm
OT Circus presents photography by Rachelle Carmen with works by surprise artists.

sumner2Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com
Artists Reception 5-8pm
Sumner & Dene is proud to present Jeannie Sellmer Landscapes & Abstracts. Few can paint such powerful and quality landscape paintings and equally paint abstract paintings. Her trademark texture, technique and use of color are in both genres but each are unique to Sellmer’s rich oil landscape and abstract paintings. Only the individual taste of the viewer can rate her work through personal favorites. Come see which are your favorites. After studying art in Boston, Sellmer moved to Albuquerque to paint the New Mexico landscape. Her love of the crisp Southwestern sky is evident in her paintings. Sellmer was recognized as a “Local Treasure” at the Albuquerque Museum of Art in 2011.

Concetta D Gallery
20 First Plaza NW – 243.5066 – concettadgallery.com
Open House 5-8pm
Elegant and Ageless, exciting works by new artists and old favorites. Also, modestly priced small keepsakes ideal for gifting. Featuring; Robert Kuester, Rich Nichols, Jeff Otis, Marilyn Yanke, Paul Cheng, Michael Natale, Nancy Chaboun, Dan Griggs, Wayne Cooper, Piao Xue Cheng, Anderson Giles, Carla d’Aguanno, David Harlan, David Kozikowski, and others. New estate pieces; von Hassler, Lloyd Goff, and Sheldon Parsons. After 6pm enter the building in the 2nd. St kiosk.

NOB HILL AREA

Matrix1Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268.8952 – matrixfineart.com
Reception 5-8pm
Matrix Fine Art is very excited to host the prestigious 2014 Pastel Society of New Mexico Signature Membership Show exhibiting more than 40 outstanding pastel artists. The status of “signature” member is hard earned through a complex point system calculated from exhibitions, awards and publications. This colorful exhibition will feature the flexibility and range of the pastel medium from lush landscapes, to animals, still lifes and portraits. This show will feature the leading talent of contemporary pastel artists in New Mexico

ng2New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268.8952 – newgroundsgallery.com
Reception 5-8pm
New Grounds presents Alchemy of Image: The Language of Information Space. Ren Adams’ multi-media prints investigate the nature of emergence in the digital age. Synthesizing ideas found in physics, information theory, Eastern philosophy, archaeology, digital culture, mass media and linguistics, Adams embraces the interdisciplinary nature of mixed media, layering printmaking techniques with drawing, painting and digital processing. Demonstration of the collagraph process from 6:30-7pm during the reception.

spinal2A Spinal Health and Movement Center Gallery
316 Adams St. SE – 247.2373 – albuquerque-chiropractors.com
Opening Reception 6-9pm
The ARTScrawl’s newest member gallery presents Merge– A show of ceramic tile mosaics by Dani Jeffries. Dani Jeffries’ tile mosaics are representations of places she has visited that she found to be particularly remarkable for their beauty or the quality of the light. The tiles are each made by hand, glazed, and fired by the artist. The show will be up from October 1st through November 14th.

NORTHEAST HEIGHTS AREA

SE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816.0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com
Reception 5-8pm
Please join us as the SE-OC Right Brain Gallery celebrates its first anniversary during the month of October! The celebration begins with a special reception for Augustine (Gus) Romero, who was selected as one of this year’s Local Treasures by the AABA. Gus is a Gallery Curator overseeing the South Broadway Cultural Center and Kimo Galleries. His work will be on display throughout the month of October. Prefer some adult time to peruse the art? Check out the Kids’ Night Out activities at Engineering For Kids (advance registration and fee required).

The Artistic Image
1101 Cardenas Dr. NE, Suite 206 – 554.2706 – PhotoArtNM.com
Artist’s Reception 5-9pm
Marie Maher says of her work, “Through my photography, I seek to not only depict the subject visually, but also express emotions, memories, or other intangible dimensions. I attempt to tell a story, to capture the essence of being in that specific place and time. Frequently, I will explore mystical (some would say dark) themes, and I am fascinated by dreams and the transition from sleep to awakening.” The show is a stunning must-see event. Show closes October 31.

the gallery abq2The Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.com
Artists’ Reception 5-8pm
The Gallery ABQ presents 2 Perspectives, featuring gallery artists Jerry Love, whose art reflects his grandfather’s era when the horse was still the mainstream of development in America, 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 October Salon Exhibit features mixed media artist Rebecca Nolda. Show runs through October 27.

Homage

Weyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
Artist Reception 5-8:30pm
Homage: Porcelain Works, opens this fall at the Weyrich Gallery in Albuquerque, The Weyrich Gallery has been featuring the works of university students in porcelain vessels for almost two decades. UNM Assistant Professor Kathryne Cyman and invited students of the Arita, Japan Porcelain Process create new works in green and white inspired by the porcelain art of Sensei Manji Inoue, National Living Treasure of Japan. These porcelain works take on the challenges of carving and dual glaze applications, featuring local celadons and clear glazes. This showing reflects the respect and result of many creative struggles along with the love these porcelain ceramists have for the practice of this porcelain art from Arita, Japan. The University of New Mexico is where all these porcelain ceramists initially studied this art. Homage, includes porcelain works by Chris Casey, Jon Deyhle, Raymon Gomez, Nikki Denisson, Skyler Juillard, Christina Rockwell, Evan Steegle, Casey Pendergst, Rebecca Pendergast, and Rick Orlando.

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