OLD TOWN AREA
Essence Gallery & Boutique
323 Romero St. NW, Suite 1 – 843.7367 – essencegalleryboutique.com
Opening Reception 5-9pm
This show features oil paintings by Clarence Medina. The traditional style captures northern New Mexico’s beautiful landscapes! Show runs through June 27.
205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.com
Reception 4-6 pm
June brings Luminous Landscapes. Featured artists are Mary Sharp-Davis, ceramics; Katherine Gauntt, watercolor/oils; and Karen Servatt, pastels. The Featured Artist reception is on Sunday, June 7th from 1-3 pm.
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.
Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com
Opening and reception 5-8pm
Yucca Art Gallery will celebrate the work of Featured Artists Kay Richards, Sandra Lipka, and Tricia Simmons. Ms. Richards is a well known mixed media painter, Ms. Lipka an accomplished potter, and Ms. Simmons, a jeweler who has experimented with a wide variety of materials. The reception/opening will include music and light refreshments and all three Featured Artists will be on hand and will offer demonstrations of their techniques and some of the interesting materials they utilize. Yucca Art Gallery is a 51 year old cooperative gallery, located in Old Town. It features the work of over 40 Albuquerque-area artists.
Purple Sage Gallery
201 San Felipe NW – 450.4059 – purplesagegaleria.com
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Purple Sage Gallery presents a new selection of oils by featured artist J. Waid Griffin. The show runs through June 27.
VSA – N4th Gallery
4904 Fourth Street NW – 345.2140 – vsartsnm.org
Artist Reception 5-7pm
In Introspect, a selection of artwork by New Mexico veterans attests to their talents as artists and affirms the importance of art as a healing antidote to the challenges faced by people who have served in the military. The show includes work by Denham Clements, Kay Elmore, Ernesto Flores, Michael Naranjo, Thomas Popp and David Wimsatt, among others. Part of On the Map: Unfolding Albuquerque Art + Design.
Harwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW – 242.6367 – harwoodartcenter.org
Opening Reception 6-8pm
Harwood Art Center’s 3rd annual SURFACE: Emerging Artists of New Mexico is a juried exhibition, professional development and endowed cash awards program, presented with support from Albuquerque Art Business Association (AABA) / ARTSCrawl. Participating artists in the main gallery are: Emma Difani, Henry Hutchinson, Robin Kalinich, Alexis Kaminsky, Joanna Keane Lopez, Julia Lambright, Amy Mann, Stephanie McCloud, James Meara, Aziza Murray, Robbie Pino, Sophia Torres, and Ben Utigard. The front gallery features Tera Muskrat’s Canta Con Pintura (Sing with Paint) is a 12-part series of paintings based on songs, initially inspired by an Ekphrasis event where a song was written about her work. Drawn from music with personal significance to the artist or to her friends, Tera’s series explores the diverse and beautiful nature of the feminine power and the current female condition in our society. The front yard will house Hand Eye Collective‘s large-scale installation, Immiscible Polarity, an exploration of beginnings and ends and the moments of space, experience, oppositions and attractions that take place in between. Collective members Christopher Blaz, David Cudney, Joel Davis, Mandy Hanks, Lance Ryan McGoldrick and Casey Warr combine their varying skill sets and vast fabrication experience to create splendid diversity aimed at spreading wonder and joy.
OFFCenter Community Arts Project
808 Park Ave, SW – 247.1172 – offcenterarts.org
Artists’ Reception 5-8pm
A series of collage and assemblage workshops and events which have been offered throughout 2014-15 at OFFCenter will culminate in Come Together: Collage, Assemblage & Community. This non-juried show of works from New Mexico artists includes pieces created during workshops led by local artists Lea Anderson, Marcia Sednek, Rachel Harris-Huffman, Ayren Valery and others. Exhibit up through July 31st
709 Central NW – 249.2231 – otcircus.com
OT Circus presents Fun with Paintings a show of oil and egg tempera paintings by artist Eliza M. Schmid.
Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com
‘Garden Party’ Reception 5-8pm
Sumner & Dene is excited to present The June Garden Show featuring garden themes by Angus Macpherson, Phil Hulebak, Jeannie Sellmer, Reg Loving, David Snow, Rik Burkard, Leigh Walters and Dawn Estrin plus two invited oil painters Dee Sanchez and Carol Hopper. What a fun summer time garden theme for the regular stable of artists to focus on for this exciting special exhibit. Special Invited Albuquerque Guest Artists, Dee Sanchez and Carol Hopper are both already well known for their impressionistic landscape paintings with garden and floral themes. The June Garden Show will feature paintings, sculpture and jewelry all with a garden theme! This special exhibit is part of the gallery’s 35th Anniversary Celebration.
NOB HILL AREA
Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268.8952 – matrixfineart.com
The gallery presents Touch/Tone- William Ruller, Susan Reid, and Saul Hoffman. Newest gallery artists William Ruller and Saul Hoffman join Susan Reid in this group exhibition of textured abstract paintings that beg to be touched. Ruller creates large, tangible, subtly colored geometric paintings. He combines oil paint with textures of crumbled brick and concrete to represent the frailties of humanity and the erosion of lives that once existed. Hoffman’s clay mosaics are diametrically opposed to Ruller’s in that they are bursting with small, colorful and almost candy-like details and pattern. Middle ground is created by the aboriginal inspired dot paintings of Susan Reid. Her deliberate geometric patterns have a meditative, yet mesmerizing quality about them that is uniquely her own.
New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268.8952 – newgroundsgallery.com
The gallery presents One of a Kind – Monotype/Monoprint Exhibition. Monotypes are often confused with monoprints although both of these processes are very different from each other. Monoprints are printed from plates which contain permanent information and theoretically can be repeated and editioned. Monotypes, invented by the French Impressionists, are unique images created from blank plates where the image consists entirely of ink which has been added, removed, or otherwise manipulated on the plate. This show of monotypes and monoprints by New Grounds members intends to demystify the difference between these two different animals once and for all.
Sixty Six Contemporary Art Gallery
4009 Central Ave. NE – 545.2030 – sixtysixgallery.com
Sixty Six Gallery presents Best Face Forward, an exhibition of prints on paper by a diverse group of artists focusing on the portrait. This exhibition features a wide range of artistic interpretations and print making techniques, ranging from from the poster styled screenprint works of Shepard Fairey, Dave Kinsey and Tara McPherson to the quiet meditative work of mezzotint artist James Groleau. There is something of interest for everyone interested in the depiction of the human figure in portrait in this exhibition. The artists featured in this exhibition include Sandow Birk, Daniel Danger, Shepard Fairey, Mike Giant, Nichole Hayden, Dave Kinsey, Marti McKee, Tara McPherson, Emily Riley, Xavier Viramontes and others.
Thursday Art Group Studio
4401 Central Ave. NE Ste. B
Open House 5-7pm
TAG Studio Gallery Open House presents Working Artists. Artist and lecturer, Bill Buss, continues painting a series of pastels on the Sandias. He will be demonstrating his painting process which begins with watercolor underpaintings. Painter Carol Argue will be working in one of her mediums, acrylic or pastel. Kris Gorman shows her handpainted paper earrings and pins. There is ample parking for the studio gallery.
THE HEIGHTS AREA
SE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816.0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com
First Friday Artscrawl 5-9pm
SE-OC Right Brain Gallery will be featuring relative newcomer Douglas Greengard, who goes by artist symbol and signature Peace Over Earth. Mr. Greengard’s work can be described as experimental abstract, featuring unique forms and designs. He frequently uses upcycled materials, LED lighting, rate earth glow phosphors, and technology, creating one of a kind works. He will be offering brief talks about his work at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm.
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
First Friday Event and Pre-View Artist Reception 5-8:30pm
Echoes of Nature features Patty Hammarstedt, Abstract Calligraphy/Mixed Media Painting; and Ceramics Artists Jack Troy, Rob Barnard, Lucien Koonce, Susan Kotulak, and Kevin Crowe. Madelyn Garrett, retired Curator from the University of Utah Marriott Library, states, “Hammarstedt’s abstract calligraphy evokes, a visual conversation, discovering its own unique voice and saying what it has to say.” For nearly three decades artist Barnard has been firing pottery in a Japanese style wood kiln. His unglazed bowls, vases, and teapots are functional ceramics, but they are also thoughtful works of art, representing a balance of discipline and chance. Jack Troy is a potter, teacher, and writer, from Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. He does Wood-fired stoneware and porcelain pottery. The show closes July 24.
The Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.com
First Friday Artscrawl 5-8pm, Artist Insight Talk 6pm
Featured artist, Marcella Boushelle, paints only subject matter that excites her strong use of lines that pull in the viewer. Also on view are the works of Bart Fischer, inspired by Georgia O’Keefe’s simple landscape paintings. Bart Fischer makes simple things beautiful, and feels lucky he can produce this in his landscape paintings. The June Salon show will present artist, potters, and writers who are members of the National League of American Pen Women, and organization founded in Washington DC 118 years ago.
Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com
Open House 5-8pm
Palette brings you a marvelous mid-century exhibition of modernist works from limited edition Calder prints, Hagenauer and Vizner sculpture, German and Czech Wall Clocks, jewelry, and watches! The gallery’s vintage radio and phonograph collection features both domestic favorites such as Detrola, Philco, Sparton, and Zenith and the European flavor of models from Braun (Germany), Grundig (Germany), Ostfold Monark (Norway), and Philips (The Netherlands). The period wall clocks mostly hail from Germany and are housed in a variety of materials from porcelain, dark wood, leather, and brass. Don’t forget Dad, Father’s Day is June 21. One of the stunning vintage watches would make a fine gift from you!
High Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 – highdesertartandframe.com
Award-winning photographer Marie Maher expresses emotions, memories, and other intangibles in her work in Seizing the Illusive: The Photography of Marie Maher. Her photography is often conceptual with symbolism incorporated into it. She loves to explore mystical themes, dreams and the transition from sleep to awakening. Her images are “composed” using layers of imagery and the interplay of light and shadow. What unfolds to the viewer is a complex and detailed story.