THE HEIGHTS AREA
High Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 – highdesertartandframe.com
High Desert Art & Frame presents Wild Birds and Wild Places, works by Photographer Peter Davies. Davies says of his work, “I am drawn to the wilderness… and drawn to birds in the wild, particularly raptors and other birds in flight. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to experience and photograph Peru, Costa Rica, Alaska, California and New Mexico.”
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
Opening Reception 5-8:30pm
UNM first year and independent study students will exhibit their porcelain bowls, cups and plates in Inspirations: Porcelain Vessels by UNM Students. These porcelain works will emphasize these students practice of the 400-year Arita process and their search for a unique personal aesthetic in functional form. The challenging yet beautiful material of porcelain and its use in daily life inspires these works. These students are part of the 34 year legacy of this porcelain art practiced at UNM; Melissa Martinez, Ashley Chapman, Ramone Gomez, Christina Rockwell, Amanda Miller, Abigail Ritz, Adam Padilla, Kristin Chapapas, Charles Platte, Alexis Chavez, Bailey Brown and Madeline Rademacher.
The Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.com
Artists’ Reception 5-8pm
The Gallery ABQ presents Pushing Boundaries, featuring gallery artists Marcella Boushelle, whose watermedia paintings are loosely interpreted, bold, fresh and expressive; Marlies Diels, whose unique pottery combines both beauty and function; and Trish Meyer, an experimental artist who combines digital imagery, printmaking and encaustic to build up her multilayered works. Artist Insights, 6pm: Marcella Boushelle shares her inspiration and techniques. The November Salon Exhibit features Marlies Diels and fiber artist Char Punke. Both shows run through November 26.
SE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816.0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com
First Friday Artscrawl from 5-8pm
The gallery is pleased to feature the work of talented Photographer Robert Crespin and Metal and Wood Artist Tom Roche. Robert’s photographs cover a variety of subject areas and many are infused on aluminum. This process intensifies the colors to be much more intense than those printed on paper or canvas. Tom Roche specializes in creating stylized crosses using a variety of metals, woods and finishes. Looking for something to do with the kids while you enjoy the art? Sign up for Engineering For Kids of New Mexico Kids’ Night Out. Go to www.engineeringforkids.net/newmexico for more information and registration.
NOB HILL AREA
A Spinal Health and Movement Center Gallery
316-B Adams St. SE – 247.2373 – danijeffries.com
First Friday ARTScrawl 6-9pm
The gallery presents works by Dana Velasco and 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. Dayna Velasco’s work explores how energy is experienced as emotion, mysticism and story. Her pieces are inspired in great part from her work as a Polarity Therapist, where she witnesses how energy moves within the physical and emotional body.
Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268.8952 – matrixfineart.com
First Friday Reception 5-8pm
Matrix presents Aligned with Nature: Paintings by David Welch and Cynthia Wister. The artists are husband and wife who create luscious large format oil paintings of landscapes and still lifes. Welch’s paintings express his interest in the landscape, gardening, and human existence in harmony with nature. Wister works in plein air to capture a moment from the outside world in her paintings. Using rich colors and impasto-like brushwork Wister captures the life force of nature.
New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268.8952 – newgroundsgallery.com
First Friday Reception 5-8pm
New Grounds presents The Making of Landscapes – Monotypes by Jacqui Lewnes. Jacqui Lewnes is making a comeback at New Grounds with the creation of landscapes using monotype plates. Lewnes’ monotypes are dream-like representations of New Mexico landscapes which are inspired by her long motorcycle rides around New Mexico, especially El Morro. Demonstration: Jacqui Lewnes will demonstrate the monotype process from 6:30-7pm during the reception.
Inpost Artspace at Outpost
210 Yale Blvd. SE – 268.0044 – outpostspace.org
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Inpost presents Second Hand Plants: Christa Dalien. Working in a variety of mediums including installation, drawing, painting, and printmaking, Christa Dalien’s art explores the diverse relationships and interactions that we have with the natural world and our surroundings. Dalien is interested in folklore and mythology used to explain and interpret the unexplainable. She searches through the tangible landscapes and structures that often show signs of wear, human impact and mystery, then reconstructs them into a visual emotional language.
516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 – 516arts.org
First Friday Opening 5-8pm
516 ARTS announces Floyd D. Tunson: Son of Pop, a solo exhibition of Colorado-based artist Floyd D. Tunson, who for over four decades has been among the most highly regarded and influential artists in the Rocky Mountain region. He has achieved a rich and diverse body of work via painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking and mixed media. The exhibition includes various series through which Tunson has addressed concepts of cultural identity, American social history, race and class relations in the United States and abroad, pop culture, art history and the beauty of pure abstraction. Show runs through December 13.
Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com
Artists’ Reception 5-8pm
Sumner & Dene is honored to present the Annual Jewelry, Craft and Gift Show through November. Its all about crafts: ceramic, glass, fabric, resin, gold and silver oh my. Featuring work by: Teresa Archibeque, Alice Bailey, Ruth Morris, Dawn Estrin, Jana Lee Aspin, Cheryl Thorpe, Aubrey Eckert, Goldie Garcia, Nickie and Frank Keith, Annie Onderdonk, Valerie Dow, Karen Brueggemann, Lydia Piper, Mike Tarter, Sarena Mann, Rik Burkard, and Nina Baldwin.
709 Central NW – 249.2231 – otcircus.com
First Friday Event 5-8pm
On November 1, 2013 artist Harley Kirschner began creating one painting each month. Each work of art encorporates the natural elements found during that month. Join OT Circus in celebrating this amazing body of work.
VSA – N4th Gallery
4904 Fourth Street NW – 345.2140 – vsartsnm.org
Closing 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.
OLD TOWN AREA
Purple Sage Galeria
201 San Felipe NW – 450.4059 – purplesagegaleria.com
Pastelists Gwen Wilemon and Sondra Schlotterbach will be featured in Two Views. Both artists are friends that often paint together en plein air. New works will be on display. The show will continue through November 30.
Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Yucca Art Gallery spotlights; Rod Groves, acrylic painter; Carol Erickson, book and paper artist; and Terri Helmer, jeweler. The opening reception will feature demonstrations, refreshments and music. Mr. Groves, well known for his colorful resin-covered collages, will offer a demonstration on the use of unusual color combinations as a way to enhance a painting’s interest while Ms. Erickson, a prominent book and paper designer will work on a new book art project. Yucca Gallery, a fixture of Old Town since 1964, offers the work of 40 artists working in mediums ranging from encaustic painting to ceramics and metalwork to various types of jewelry.
323 Romero St. NW, Ste.16 – 243.9525 – BlackbirdGallery.Biz
Open House 5-8pm
This month, this unique and delightful gallery on the Old Town Plaza features the Southwest Native American paintings of Blackfeet artist Farrell Cockrum, new works by this renowned stylist and colorist have arrived! Also featured are cottonwood carvings from Navajo artist Matthew Yellowman; fine art prints; Baltic amber jewelry; alabaster sculptures from Michael Connor; landscape paintings from Robert Perea and Fred Cleveland; and the amazing high-fired pottery from Seattle artist Matthew Patton. Looking for unique and budget-friendly gifts for Christmas? Visit Blackbird Gallery.
Essence Gallery & Boutique
323 Romero St. NW, Suite 1 – 843.7367 – http://www.essencegalleryboutique.com
Opening Reception 5-9pm
Essence Gallery & Boutique features the colorful acrylics of Nickolas Montano, a young, self taught artist that enjoys creating with edgy, imaginative animals and people, vibrant colors
and an exciting use of design that evokes thought and a feeling of movement and energy.
Art by Elguera
2 Church Street NW – 243.0099 – artbyelguera.com
ARTScrawl Event 5-9pm
This month, Elguera is featuring recent paintings of Old Town and Downtown Albuquerque; paintings of balloons in flight along with his unique whimsical works exploring the subconscious. Art By Elguera has original, unique works of art to fit any budget.