OLD TOWN AREA
Essence Gallery & Boutique
323 Romero St. NW, Suite 1 – 843.7367 – essencegalleryboutique.com
Opening Reception 5-9pm
Larry Chvotzkin is a long time resident of Albuquerque and has been painting for over 40 years. He paints intricate designs with precise detail and a great control of watercolor that always “WOWS” his admirers. Show runs through December 31.
Park Fine Art
323 Romero St. NW – 764.1900 – parkfineart.com
Open House 5-8pm
Park Fine Art presents Little Art in Your Life, local and international artists’ new work. The show runs through December 31.
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.
Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Yucca Art Gallery spotlights the work of three well-known artists; Carol Hall, a pastel painter whose luminous, sweeping landscapes are widely admired; Helen Bamert, a weaver whose exciting weavings use materials such as bamboo and silk; and Emily Holcomb whose striking jewelry features wrapped stone and other unusual materials. There will be refreshments and music at the opening reception which coincides with the seasonal Holiday Stroll. Yucca Art Gallery, now celebrating its 50th Anniversary, is a fixture of the colorful Patio Market area of Old Town. A cooperative of over 40 local artists, it features work in a wonderful diversity of mediums, styles and techniques.
VSA – N4th Gallery
4904 Fourth Street NW – 345.2140 – vsartsnm.org
Opening Reception 5-7pm
Media is the message for this exhibition of artwork made by N4th Artists in Paper, Cloth and Clay. Exhibit includes pieces pulled from portfolio archives to more recent works from North Fourth Art Center studios. The show runs through January 5 (closed January 1).
OFFCenter Community Arts Project
808 Park Ave, SW – 247.1172 – offcenterarts.org
Exhibit Opening 5-8pm
Presenting OFFCenter’s Holiday Gift Bazaar. Support local emerging and low-income artists while finding that perfect Holiday gift from a variety of hand-crafted, affordable arts and crafts in this exhibit/sale featuring some of OFFCenter’s studio artists who’ve expanded their OFFCenter Sales Shop inventories into the gallery.
709 Central NW – 249.2231 – otcircus.com
ARTSCrawl Event 5-7pm
On November 1, 2013 artist Harley Kirschner began creating one painting each month. Each work of art incorporates the natural elements found during that month. Join OT Circus in celebrating this amazing body of work.
Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com
Artists Reception 5-8pm
Sumner & Dene is honored to present Bill Tondreau Panoramic Landscape Photographs. Tondreau is a three-time Academy Award Winner for Special Effects for Star Wars, the remake of King Kong and The Lord of the Rings. Tondreau developed his own photo stitching process where he stitches up to 100 separate focuses and exposures to create one gorgeous panoramic image. Each photograph can be printed up to 8 feet wide.
Commission District 3 – 10th Floor, 1 Civic Plaza NW – 468.7108 – District3@bernco.gov
Artist’s Reception, 5-6:30pm
Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins cordially invites you to the 32nd in a series of Art Exhibits highlighting the work of artists living in Bernalillo County Commission District 3. This exhibit, On Second Glance, features the amazing photographs of Wally Davidson. The work will be on display in the County Manager’s Executive Offices until Friday, January 2, 2015.
Probate Court – 6th Floor, 1 Civic Plaza NW – 468.7108 – District3@bernco.gov
Judge Willow Parks will display recent paintings by Christian Gallegos.
NOB HILL AREA
A Spinal Health and Movement Center
Spa and Gallery
316 Adams St. SE – 247.2373 – albuquerque-chiropractors.com
First Friday ARTScrawl 6-9pm
The gallery presents works by Dayna 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.
1419 Central Avenue NE – 203.9059
ARTScrawl Event 5-9pm & featuring Santa Claus!
CC&C Gallery is a working studio and gallery. Owner Marsha Strange features Abstract Acrylic Art with Bling. Val Zaba Production is fantasy full body painting transformed to unique personal photography. Rachel the Art Smith is a teacher of the Arts & debuting her water color and oil landscapes. V. Isenhower is well known for her iconic NM landmark photography.
THE HEIGHTS AREA
SE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816.0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com
Artscrawl Event 5-8pm
The SE-OC Right Brain Gallery is pleased to welcome fiber artist Donna Loraine Carpenter, whose Universal Language series depicts various mathematical principals. Math forms the foundation of all the technologies used in this business and represented in the gallery. Donna’s work enables the gallery to offer a new twist on the theme of technology and art hanging together. Donna will also be giving an Art Talk at 6pm. Please join in for an interesting evening. If you haven’t finished your holiday shopping yet, the Gallery will also have many items available to decorate your home or give as gifts.
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
First Friday Citywide Event 5-8:30pm
Weyrich Gallery presents the 32nd Annual Invitational Themed Show . “Patterns & Rhythms” is the theme of this year’s annual invitational group show at Weyrich Gallery, one of Albuquerque’s oldest and finest art purveyors. Featured artists are Trina Badarak-Hall, Marilyn Bennett, Vicki Bolen, Patty Hammarstedt, Dale Harris, Billie Lauder, Trish Meyer, Gail Murray, Ginger Rice, Mary Sundstrom, and Sharon Wenzel. This talented group explores inner and outer worlds of design, pattern, repetition and resonance in unique and imaginative ways. Weyrich Gallery offers artful gift selections for Santa’s discerning shoppers.
The Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.com
Artists’ Reception 5-8pm
The Gallery ABQ presents A Winter Gathering, featuring all gallery artists. This special show includes attractively priced items from New Mexico artists who work in a variety of media including painting, photography, mixed media, jewelry, bronze sculpture, glass art, and pottery. Find a truly unique gift for that special someone as well as handmade ornaments and cards!
Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com
Artists Reception 5-8pm
Abstract oil painter Daniel North is back at Palette with his show Balancing Act which depicts the struggle for balance between nature and human progress/consumerism. In addition to North’s many colorful paintings, he will also be present in the gallery during this reception. Come by, admire the work, and meet the artist! Show runs through January 2, 2015.
Framing Concepts Gallery
5809 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE – 294.3246 – framingconceptsgallery.com
Artist Reception and Opening 5-8 pm
Framing Concepts Gallery is proud to host the 24th annual solo artist show with David Schwindt; a talented landscape artist whose renderings of the southwest landscape offer a sense of space and awe at the grandeur, a timelessness. Visit with artist David Schwindt and view his paintings from National Parks across the U.S. and Canada. A titian within the art world, David has amassed many skill sets to his resume; artist, teacher, mentor, and the vision of a renaissance man. This solo art show proves to be no exception to his talents. Road trip 2014 proves that life’s adventures begin on the off ramp. This unique niche we believe deserves a closer look. Take a look, visit http://www.framingconceptsgallery.com or David Schwindt Fine Art. Exhibit runs through December 31.
High Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 – highdesertartandframe.com
Opening Reception 5-8 pm
In The Photography of David Schneider, the artist, an award-winning wildlife and nature photographer, focuses on bringing alive each creature and scene his camera sees. With a unique point of view and style, his prints capture the color, beauty and soul of his subjects. His affinity for nature extends into the scenic arena as well. His landscapes bring out the incredible emotion, beauty and grandeur of the Southwest; his prints will take you from the tops of misty mountains to the shifting sands of the deep desert, letting you always be in the moment.