THE HEIGHTS AREA
High Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 – highdesertartandframe.com – map
Start and end times for show: 5-8pm
Art for the Soul – Summer Soulstice features Susan Birdsong, Rod Groves, Lynda Burch, Sue Ann Mika, Judi Foster, Sandra Quinlan, and Lyla Garcia. Artists are different from one another; using varied media, surfaces, sizes as well as subjects. Yet they have qualities in common; open mindedness, resourceful, and experienced. Art for the Soul is a critique group of artists that has been meeting monthly since 2000 to help each other grow and to give each other ideas and support. This show shares the group’s latest works with the public.
Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com – map
Bright Spirit features the colorful, abstract paintings of Carol Estes Nowlin. Come see the vivid and bright abstract paintings and 3-D construction by the self proclaimed colorist. Carol’s inner buoyancy and vibrance is reflected through her vast color spectrums along with the abstract patterns that she uses and calls part of her nature. The artist will be present for the reception and will give an artist talk beginning at 6pm.
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com – map
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 – map
ARTScrawl 5-8pm with an Artist Insight Talk at 6pm
Featured artist, Jeff Warren, Romantic Realist, will discuss his aesthetic and his approach to painting. Also featured, Award-winning photographer Andrew Koseliski. The July Salon Show will present Camino Real 8. Refreshments served.
NOB HILL AREA
Thursday Art Group Studio
4401 Central Ave. NE Ste. B – map
Open House 5-7pm
TAG Studio Gallery Open House presents Working Artists. Kris Gorman will demonstrate painting flowers in pastels. Kris works carefully using bold color and shapes to capture flowers not so much realistically as tangibly. Join Kris and other gallery artists in an environment meant to give the viewer easy access to artists.
Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268.8952 – matrixfineart.com – map
Red Dog News and Matrix Fine Art gladly present Image New Mexico 2015. Talented photographers from around the United States submitted photographs taken in New Mexico. Twenty-seven photographers were juried into this year’s dynamic exhibition. There are traditional, contemporary, and some pleasantly unexpected images that will make your appreciation and love of this beautiful state grow. Jurors are Tim Anderson, publisher, Red Dog News; Regina Held, Director, Matrix Fine Art; and Ann Pallesen, Director, Photographic Center NW.
New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268.8952 – newgroundsgallery.com – map
Reception 5-8pm with a demonstration by Lincoln Draper
New Grounds presents Explorations in Gravure – 19th Century Aesthetic, 21st Century Technology. Gravure is a perfect combination of photography and printmaking. Older than photography, it had its heyday during the days of Ansel Adams. It was revived in the first days of the 21st century with the availability of plates that can be developed in water rather than using toxic chemicals. Participating artists include Lincoln Draper, Jessica Weybright, Jorge Tristani, Francisco Valenzuela, and James Coker.
Concetta D Gallery
20 First Plaza NW – 243.5066 – concettadgallery.com – map
Summer Open House and Group Show 5-8pm
This show will highlight the evocative works of Anderson Giles’ bold , colorful, powerful canvases; emotional paintings that seem not learned but lived. Also featuring: Robert Kuester, Rich Nichols, Jeff Otis, Marilyn Yanke, Paul Cheng, Dan Griggs, Wayne Cooper, Don Ward, Kit Mahoney, Piao Xue Cheng, D. Harlan, and others. New resales: A. Usner, Von Hassler, F. McCulloch, H. Balink, Lincoln Fox, and Cliff Fragua. Exhibition dedicated in memory of Jeffery Farley.
Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com – map
Artists Reception 5-8pm
Sumner & Dene is honored to present The Architecture Show. This unique exhibit explores New Mexico architecture…from adobe to steel structures, from photography to paintings. The Architecture Show features works by Bill Tondreau, Angus Macpherson, Reg Loving, Mark Horst, Michael Norviel, Dee Sanchez, David Snow, and Phil Hulebak. This special exhibit is part of the gallery’s year long 35th Anniversary Celebration.
709 Central NW – 249.2231 – otcircus.com – map
The gallery will be open for the First Friday ARTScrawl with an exhibit that is TBA.
OLD TOWN AREA
Purple Sage Gallery
201 San Felipe NW – 450.4059 – purplesagegaleria.com – map
Purple Sage Gallery presents a show of new oil landscapes by Julane Jensen and new pastel landscapes by Janice St. Marie. The show runs through August 1.
Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com – map
Opening and Reception 5-8pm
Yucca Art Gallery will celebrate the work of Featured Artists Lyla Garcia, Sharon Patrick, and Terri Helmer in July. Ms. Garcia is a mixed media painter who experiments with collage and layering in her work, Ms. Patrick is a gourd artist who wonderfully carves and assembles gourd-sculptures, and Ms. Helmer is a jeweler who uses glass and other materials to fashion brilliantly colored jewelry. The reception will include music and light refreshments. Several of the Featured Artists will be on hand to discuss and show their techniques and some of the interesting materials they utilize.
323 Romero St. NW, Ste.16 – 243.9525 – BlackbirdGallery.Biz – map
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.
205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.com – map
First Friday Reception 4-6 pm
The July Featured Artists, Scarlet Sunsets, are Martie Anspach, copperplate etchings; Lynda Burch, watercolors; Neal Drago, woodwork; and Diana Kirkpatrick, jewelry. A Featured Artist Reception is on Sunday, July 5, 1-3 pm.
323 Romero St. Suite 13 – 247.2988 – sites.google.com/site/studio13site/ – map
Open House 4-6pm
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.
Essence Gallery & Boutique
323 Romero St. NW, Suite 1 – 843.7367 – essencegalleryboutique.com – map
Opening Reception 5-9pm
Essence Gallery & Boutique is featuring Karina Graham through the month of July. Graham takes found items, recycled objects, and antiques and re-creates with them giving them new life in a shabby chic, steampunk style! The show runs through July 31.