THE HEIGHTS AREA
Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com
Palette Contemporary Art and Craft will present the art glass sculpture of Czech Master, Frantisek Vizner, and his Czech glass compatriots. Mr. Vizner’s pieces will include his Modernist production pieces from the beginning of his career in the 1960s as well as original studio pieces which he crafted after 2000 and before his death in 2011. Known as a “Master Grinder”, Vizner created stunningly-designed minimal bowls and vases. His work has been exhibited in museums, worldwide, and these original pieces were appreciated during November’s Sculptural Objects and Functional Art Show (SOFA) in Chicago. His work has increased in value, is in short supply, and this exhibit is truly a great opportunity to view time-honored, world class artistry. Don’t miss this show! Also being shown are the Modernist pieces of Pavel Hlava, Petr Hora, Karl Palda (1930s Art Deco), and Ladislav Palecek. The exhibit runs through February 6.
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.
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
Opening Reception 5-8:30pm
This January, Weyrich Gallery features Contemporary Artifacts with artists Chris Meyer (mixed media) and Jenn Noel (ceramics.) Chris combines modern photography and printing with traditional collage and assemblage to create objects that appear to be unearthed from another culture or time, each with its own story to tell. Jenn’s functional pottery perfectly compliments Chris’ objects, featuring earthy glazes and traditional symbols such as spirals. Both of their work gives the impression of being archaeological finds while still being recently made, fitting Weyrich’s overall theme of “diverse works from dreams, folklore, myth and the earth”. Both artist will attend and discuss their work. Show closes January 30.
SE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816.0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com
Help kick off the new year right! Join in for the first art event of the year, a reception to welcome the work of David Schneider, local award winning wildlife and nature Photographer, to the gallery. Also on display will be art by other recently added Artists Donna Loraine Contractor, Eddie Martinez, Gus Romero and the many other talented artists. Look forward to seeing you!
NOB HILL AREA
Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268.8952 – matrixfineart.com
NEW- Works by Matrix Artists is an exhibition that is a sneak preview for what is up and coming at Matrix in 2015. The gallery is showcasing the newest works by its artists including Laura Wacha, Pat Barrett, Archer Dougherty, Susan Reid, Elizabeth Fritzsche, Alexander Eulert, Deborah Donelson, Marilyn Dillard, and Raul Dorn. Don’t hesitate to make becoming an art collector one of your New Year’s resolutions! The show runs through January 31.
New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268.8952 – newgroundsgallery.com
Continue your New Year’s celebrations by joining New Grounds for the opening exhibit of its newest members. New Grounds is thrilled to share the newest etchings, mezzotints, and gravure prints by Katie Burkstaller, Joan Martin, Lincoln Draper, Cleo Wilkinson of Australia, and Stephen Lawlor of Ireland. Images range from traditional landscapes to etchings inspired by architecture. This is the final day of the holiday print sale! The show runs through January 31.
Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com
Artists’ Reception 5-8pm
Sumner & Dene is excited to announce its Annual New Year New Work introducing Phil Hulebak. Sumner & Dene is honored to welcome long-time Albuquerque landscape painter Phil Hulebak to our stable of artists. Phil, known for his traditional landscape paintings, will be showcasing some of his new ‘break-out’ explosive color landscapes. These brightly colored paintings are new to Phil’s repertoire. A UNM fine art graduate, Phil has been painting in Albuquerque since the 70’s. Along with the new addition of Phil Hulebak landscapes, the New Year’s exhibit will feature new work by the gallery’s entire stable including Angus Macpherson, Frank McCulloch, Bill Tondreau, Jeannie Sellmer, Michael Norviel, David Snow and Reg Loving. This exhibit is the beginning of a year long 35th Anniversary Celebration.
OLD TOWN AREA
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.
Essence Gallery & Boutique
323 Romero St. NW, Suite 1 – 843.7367 – http://www.essencegalleryboutique.com
Opening Reception 5-9pm
Happy New Year! January is “Mini Month“! To start out 2015, Essence is hosting a group show of gallery artists focusing on miniature original paintings and collage artwork.