OLD TOWN AREA
Essence Gallery & Boutique
323 Romero St. NW, Suite 1 – 843.7367 – essencegalleryboutique.com – map
Opening Reception 5-9pm
Essence Gallery & Boutique features Acrylic Collage Artist, Ilene Weiss. Ilene Combines a whimsical style, acrylic paint on canvas or board, and assorted materials to create beautiful, quirky and fun Collage paintings. Show runs through August 29.
205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.com – map
First Friday Reception 4-6pm
Dog Days of Summer features artists; Cristina Diaz-Arntzen, punch quilt; B.J. Briscoe, watercolor; Tricia Simmons; encaustic; Julie Murray ceramics; and Amy Sproul, botanical assemblage. Kickoff “35 Years! Art(isans) + Albuquerque = Amapola Gallery”. Featured Artist Reception Sunday August 2, 1-3pm.
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.
Purple Sage Gallery
201 San Felipe NW – 450.4059 – purplesagegaleria.com – map
Purple Sage Gallery presents Carla Forrest & Lee McVey in Landscape Connections. Show continues through August 29.
Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com – map
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Yucca Art Gallery will celebrate the work of Featured Artists Nina Adkins, Penne Roberts, and Emily Holcomb in August. Ms. Adkins is a well known watermedia painter who experiments with a wide range of painting and layering techniques, Ms. Roberts is an award winning ceramics artist, and Ms. Holcomb is a jeweler who has developed a very artistic line of imaginative jewelry. There will be light refreshments at the reception and several of the Featured Artists will be on hand to discuss and show their techniques and some of the interesting materials they utilize in their work.
Genuine Southwest Art & Gifts
1919 Old Town Rd. NW, Suite 2 – 243.1410 – genuinesouthwest.com
Expansion Celebration & Reception 5-8pm
Genuine Southwest is thrilled to celebrate the 10 artists selling their work in the recently expanded space. Artists include: Donna Loraine Contractor, Adam Frus, Andrea Ponzini, Brad Smith, Troy Willingham and more. Art work ranges from award winning tapestries, to woodturned basket illusions, to blown glass, copperwork and more. Meet the artists, enjoy refreshments and browse the 1500 square feet of artwork.
VSA – N4th Gallery
4904 Fourth Street NW – 345.2140 – vsartsnm.org – map
Opening Reception 5-6:30pm
Craft in Albuquerque presents a selection of traditional and contemporary work created in Albuquerque bridging the gap between beauty and function in clay, metalwork, fiber, wood, and basketry. Exhibiting artisans include Chase Ankeny, Fred Farahmand, Daniel Forest, Victoria MacQueen and Brianna Rickson. The show runs through September 7.
709 Central NW – 249.2231 – otcircus.com – map
Open House 5-8pm
Sharon Bethke worked for many years as a charge nurse at Presbyterian hospital. In 1994, at the age of 46, Sharon was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. She continued to work full time at the hospital for another 7 years until she was not able to handle the strenuous job of nursing. Upon the artist’s early retirement she began spending her time oil painting, this show shares her work.
Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com – map
Reception 5-8pm with a book signing and a toast of champagne
Sumner & Dene is proud to present Angus Macpherson’s Skyscapes. Local painter Angus Macpherson, famous for his majestic acrylic skies and billowing clouds, showcases his annual summer show featuring his New Mexico landscapes in the sky! The artist will be signing his new book “Skyscapes, Love plus Six Collections” featuring his trademark sky scape paintings and the collections of 6 of his life long collectors from the past 35 years.
516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 – 516arts.org – map
First Friday Event 5-8pm
Fraction of a Second is curated by David Bram, editor and publisher of the online Fraction Magazine, and brings together 35 emerging and established contemporary photographers from across the United States.
Concetta D Gallery
20 First Plaza NW – 243.5066 – concettadgallery.com – map
Summer Open House and Group Show 5-8pm
This show will continue to highlight the evocative works of Anderson Giles’ bold , colorful, powerful canvases; emotional paintings that seem not learned but lived. The gallery will also show new works by gallery artists; Jeff Otis, Rich Nichols Don Ward, Richard Sedlack, Carla Daguanno, Robert Kuester, and others.
Art Gallery Studio 606
606 Broadway SE – 453.0423 – map
Opening Reception 5:30-7:30pm
The Joy of Art features Gaye Garisson, pastel paintings; Les Lamkin, color pencils; Percy Yu, pastel drawings; Jo Lynne, charcoal drawings; and Eliza Schmid, egg tempera. Come enjoy beautiful art and a charming locale. Park at gated lot on Iron.
NOB HILL AREA
Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268.8952 – matrixfineart.com – map
Matrix presents Freedom and Constraint: Fused Glass by Lisa Chernoff and Paintings by Rachel Popowcer and Raul Dorn. Lisa Chernoff’s fused glass pieces evoke a soothing tension between the bold use of color along with the cold density of the glass itself. She captures intricate subtleties within the layers of glass and which are reinforced by the shadows projected on the wall. Rachel Popowcer carefully builds up her paintings with layers of color and personal symbols such as hummingbirds, lines, and the female form. Raul Dorn’s pieces “have no prescribed footwork – only impulse, no finger on the map – just direction. His work has become increasingly less cerebral and calibrated, gaining contact with the turbulence of painting from the gut.”
New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268.8952 – newgroundsgallery.com – map
A master draftsman, portrait and figurative artist, Brian Giza can be found at ballet studios busily sketching the dancers as they put on their shoes, stretch and rehearse. He often works on the copper plates directly rather than sketching on paper first. An accomplished thespian and professor at UTEP, every moment in his life not teaching or performing Shakespeare is dedicated to making art. Giza’s dancers come very close in skill and expression to those of Manet. Come for the reception of Body and Movement – Etchings by Brian Giza and enjoy an Artist’s Demonstration by Brian Giza from 6:30-7pm.
Sixty Six Contemporary Art Gallery
4009 Central Ave. NE – 545.2030 – sixtysixgallery.com – map
Gallery Reception 5-8pm
Sixty Six Gallery presents Food For Thought, an exhibition of prints on paper by a wide-ranging group of printmakers depicting their favorite foods, beverages, bars and restaurants. These artists will be serving up a tasty selection of works of many printmaking techniques, including: Intaglio and relief printmaking, monoprinting, screenprinting and lithography. Artists featured in this exhibition include Robin Kaneshiro, Gregory Piatt, Eric Rewitzer, Sirima Sataman, Elizabeth Tana and others.
Thursday Art Group Studio
4401 Central Ave. NE Ste. B – map
Open House 5-7pm
TAG Studio Gallery Open House presents Working Artists. Join the gallery artists in an environment meant to give the viewer easy access to artists.
THE HEIGHTS AREA
SE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816.0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com – map
Artist Reception 5-9pm, Artist Talk 6:30pm
Welcome Eddie (Viejo) Martinez as the Featured Artist. Viejo is an Electrical Engineer who works for Sandia National Laboratories in the satellite program. He grew up in the Chicago area and won several awards for his mosaics and paintings. While living in Los Angeles, he started creating 3D backlit underwater seascapes inspired by his scuba diving trips along the California Coast. Since moving to New Mexico in 2009, he has begun including New Mexico landscapes and city murals which now also include a small microprocessor programmed to create different lighting effects. Viejo will give an Artist Talk at 6:30pm.
Sacramento Mountain Weavers
2231 Wyoming Blvd. NE – 933.1666 – sacramentomountainweavers.com – map
Open House 5-8pm
You are invited to visit Sacramento Mountain Weavers, a weaving studio and gallery with that touch of a boutique feel, at its new location. Come enjoy the wonderful mix of textiles and artwork where everything is handmade; wildlife artwork, pottery, beautiful hand dyed NM yarns, tapestry weavings by NM artists, weavings for your home as well as wearables, hand dyed silk scarves, bear carvings, and more. Come get acquainted with the new location!
The Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.com – map
Artist Reception 5-8pm, Artist Insight talk at 6pm
The Gallery ABQ presents Frank A. Marich, oils and Tim Gifford, bronze sculpture, both artists will share the spotlight this month. Both will be featured artists and their work will be presented in the Salon Exhibit titled Western Wonders. Artist Insight talk at 6pm, Tim Gifford will talk about the inspiration for his remarkable sculptures in bronze. As always, refreshments will be served. Exhibit runs from August 1-28.
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com – map
First Friday Event and Pre-View Artist Reception 5-8:30pm
Weyrich Gallery presents Narratives, kilnworked glass sculpture by four recognized Albuquerque area glass artists: Jerry Barnett, Emily Brock, Sarah Nelson and Marcia Newren. Jerry Barnett states, “My art is instinctual, with a preoccupation with balance, color and rhythm.” Emily Brock combines many different techniques to create intricate narrative. Sarah Nelson states, “I think of my work as inventories of compositional lines and shapes inspired by, but not literal translations of, my drawings, paintings and photographs.” Marcia Truell Newren investigates her glass process like an anthropologist out in the field.