THE HEIGHTS AREA
High Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 – highdesertartandframe.com
Reception & Preview Night 5-8 pm
Nineteen artists collaborate to present Capturing the Moment, the twelfth annual Sandia Heights Artists Studio Art Tour September 12-13, 10-5 daily. Artists represent thirteen different mediums including watercolor, oil, acrylic, handcrafted books, jewelry, photography, wearables, ceramics, earthenware, gourds baskets, and wood turning. Join the gallery during the ARTScrawl for the Reception for this tour.
Sacramento Mountain Weavers
2231 Wyoming Blvd. NE – 933.1666 – sacramentomountainweavers.com
Open House 5-8pm
Join Sacramento Mountain Weavers for an Open House showcasing amazing and highly collectable weavings by Fred Black of Taos County, NM. The gallery is excited to be able to share and represent the artist’s wonderful pieces of work here in Albuquerque.
The Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.com
First Friday ARTScrawl 5-8pm, Artist insight talk at 6 pm
Featured artists, Jerry and Tricia Love, will discuss their aesthetic and approach to watercolor. The September Salon Show will present, The Whimmills of My Mind, a collection of Surrealism, Romantic Realism and Still Life in this one man show by award-winning Artist-poet, Jeff Warren. His newly published book of poems We Danced a Tango Red will be available for purchase.
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
Artist Reception & Talk 5-8:30pm
For the eighth year, the Albuquerque Art Business Association is honoring area artists who not only excel in the arts, but who have given back to their communities. Karen Simmons will be honored as a Local Treasure at the awards ceremony and reception that will be held at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History on Sunday, September 6, 1-3:00 pm. Her show, Bosque Notes, will be on view at Weyrich gallery through September 28. Simmons states, “I was a hand weaver from the early 1970’s to the early 1990’s, I have always been drawn to vessels. I began experimenting with papermaking in 1995 and found it to be an exciting and responsive medium. My fiber background has allowed me to incorporate weaving and basketry techniques into the embellishment of my paper forms. Always a collector of found objects, I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to use bones, feathers, vines and other materials to amplify the connection between my organic shapes and their inspiration – nests, cocoons, pods and seeds. Other inspiration is drawn from my fascination with ancient cultures and their sacred objects. The papers used to construct these vessels are made primarily from native plant materials. Dry fibers are gathered in the late summer and fall. My process is focused on collaborating with the spirit of nature at its ebb by reconstructing these fibers into fresh forms.”
SE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816.0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com
ARTScrawl Event 5-8pm
Join SE-OC Right Brain Gallery for First Friday Artscrawl where the Featured Artist, Andy Kozeliski, will be demonstrating the process he uses to create his very original Abstract Fabric Photographs. There will also be a drawing for a lucky art lover to win one of his pieces.
NOB HILL AREA
TAG Studio Gallery
4401 Central Ave. NE Ste. A
Gallery Reception 5-8
The Thursday Art Group gallery artists celebrate Patron Appreciation. Join the celebration; refreshments, cake and ample parking.
Sixty Six Contemporary Art Gallery
4009 Central Ave. NE – 545.2030 – sixtysixgallery.com
Gallery Reception 5-8pm
Sixty Six Gallery presents Last Call, an exhibition of prints on paper by a wide-ranging group of printmakers depicting their favorite liquid libations and tasty treats. Quench your thirst for works on paper with this delicious selection of prints with techniques featuring Intaglio and relief printmaking, monoprinting, screenprinting and lithography. Artists featured in this exhibition include Brian Barcelino, Helene Cote, Bridget Sielaff Dubrovny, Robin Kaneshiro, Mike Kimball, Dawn Ming, Gregory Piatt, Eric Rewitzer, Sirima Sataman, Donna Sharee, Micah Shull, Mary Snowden, Elizabeth Tana, Chano Uribe, Sharon Virtue, Sarah Young, and others.
Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268.8952 – matrixfineart.com
Alexander Eulert is a California native whose paintings represent humans’ interaction with nature. In Human/Nature – Paintings by Alexander Eulert, delicate and dynamic string lines of paint buzz and trickle around often-bold bands of color, evoking rhythmical compositions, emotional states and natural phenomena. The cubical forms are suggestive of monoliths, pueblos, golden-green fields, or technology and urban constructs.
New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268.8952 – newgroundsgallery.com
Travelling all the way from Ireland, Stephen Lawlor will be in New Mexico for the opening of Ephemera- Etchings by Stephen Lawlor! The artist’s work reflects the history of western painting as a subject in itself but also includes the natural world through the same filter. Lawlor’s images are evocative of abstracted ‘actual landscapes’, both of which have a definite relationship with a pre-photographic sensibility. Demonstration during the opening from 6:30-7pm by Stephen Lawlor.
Art Gallery Studio 606
606 Broadway SE – 453.0423
Open House 5-8pm
This September the gallery celebrates the recent work of featured artists; Gaye Garrison, an accomplished pastelist well known in the ABQ art circle; Les Lamkin, a retired educator who possesses an unique expressive style of drawing in a variety of dry media; and Percy Yu, a retired USAF officer who rekindled his love for doing art since 2012. Yu’s work is influenced by both the western and the traditional Chinese culture.
Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com
Artist Reception 5-8pm
Sumner & Dene is honored to present 2015 Local Treasure recipient David Snow’s work in A DECADE: Revisiting Ten Years of Enameling. In this retrospective exhibition the artist will revisit many of the trademark images that have established him as one of the leading contemporary enamelists including his Haiku, Figurative, Birds, Daisies, Cityscapes, and DOT series. Snow will be a recognized as a Local Treasure Sunday, September 6, 1pm at the Albuquerque Museum of Art. David Snow has spent the last decade perfecting his skills as a contemporary enamelist. Enameling is the art of manipulating powdered glass over copper plates and fusing the imagery into metallic creations. Originally, David was heavily influenced by his mentor, business partner, and life partner Craig Ruwe, the Godfather and one of the spearheads of Contemporary Enameling.
OLD TOWN AREA
Genuine Southwest Art & Gifts
1919 Old Town Rd. NW, Suite 2 – 243.1410 – genuinesouthwest.com
Anniversary Celebration and Reception 5-8pm
Join Genuine Southwest in celebrating its 2nd anniversary. The gallery features 32 local artists who excel in the 19 different mediums in which they create their unique artwork. The southwestern style art ranges from punched tin, micaceous clay, and stained glass to tapestries and more. Join the artists and two artist/owners for refreshments as you browse the rustic gallery.
Purple Sage Gallery
201 San Felipe NW – 450.4059 – purplesagegaleria.com
Purple Sage Gallery will feature works by Steve Unger & KK Walling. The exhibit runs through September 27.
Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com
Opening and Reception 5-8pm
In September Yucca Art Gallery will celebrate the work of Special Award Artist Dahl Delu, recently named a 2015 Local Treasure by the Albuquerque Art Business Association. Mr. Delu is a superb oil and acrylic painter and an award winning theatre set designer. He has contributed much to the Albuquerque Art and Theater scenes. Yucca Art Gallery congratulates on his richly deserved award and will honor him for his service at the First Friday reception on September 4. In addition, the gallery will highlight the artistry of Featured Artists Bob Blagg, Gail Tate, Nadine Williams, and Liz Huffman. Mr. Blagg is well known for his sweeping New Mexican landscape paintings, Ms. Tate and Ms. Williams are woodworkers who use exotic woods to transform ordinary household items into delightful works of art, and Liz Huffman is a jeweler who is justifiably admired for her skillful work with silver and semi-precious stones. The First Friday opening/reception will serve as an opportunity to congratulate Mr. Delu and view the work of all our September Featured Artists. They will be on hand to discuss their work and the technique and materials they use. Light refreshments will be served and many of the other Gallery artists will be present to offer their personal congratulations and celebrate the many accomplishments of the Gallery and all its artists.
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.
205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.com
Open House 4-6pm
Seasons Shift is a group show featuring Rebecca Olesen; acrylic painting, Art Rosenberg; natural object assemblage, Diana Swanson; Glass, and Joyce Scott; bead jewelry. This marks the finale of 35 years! Art(isans) + Albuquerque = Amapola Gallery. A Featured Artists Reception will be held Sunday, September 13, 1-3 pm.
Essence Gallery & Boutique
323 Romero St. NW, Suite 1 – 843.7367 – essencegalleryboutique.com
ARTScrawl Event 5-9pm
This event features acrylic artist Heather Bradley. Her style and technique is articulate, complex, and unique. Each piece has a profound message and meaning. The show runs through September 26. Essence gallery and boutique will be celebrating its first year anniversary Saturday, September 5, 5-8pm please come and enjoy refreshments, live music from the Adam Wayne Band, and wonderful artwork throughout the gallery.