OLD TOWN AREA
Gallery at 400
400 Romero Street Northwest, Suite 5 – 243-1005 – galleryat400.com
Featured Artist Night 5-8pm
This event is Featured Artist Night for Dale Tanis & Joy Brinkley Hill. It is also the gallery’s one year anniversary, there is lots of revelry planned for the evening.
Essence Gallery & Boutique
323 Romero St. NW, Suite 1 – 843.7367 – essencegalleryboutique.com – map
Opening Reception 5-9pm
October’s featured artist is Jo Anne Neely Gomez. Come to the reception; enjoy refreshments and meet the artist! Jo Anne loves painting New Mexico scenes of mountains, valleys, and spectacular skies in a traditional oil painting style. The show runs through October 30.
Park Fine Art
323 Romero St. NW – 764.1900 – parkfineart.com – map
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Collective Subconscious features artists Emily Trovillion, Joshua Franco, Maureen Hendrick, and Patrick Carr. The show runs through October 30.
Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery
303 Romero St. NW, Suite N208 – 244-9195 – abqphotographersgallery.com – map
Artist Reception 5-8pm
This event features the work of Gale Sutton. Come and view her exciting photography and talk to her about her work and the art of photography. It is also preview night for the juried show, First Glance, Second Look. The formal reception for that event is on Oct 3rd from 5-8pm. Light refreshments will be served.
205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.com – map
First Friday Reception 4-6pm
Featured Artists for Many Colors of Fall are: Jack Boglioli, wire wrap jewelry; K.D. Fullerton, Ceramic wall sculpture; Kristen Parrott, stone carving, mixed media; and Tricia Simmons, encaustic art. The Featured Artist Reception is Sunday, October 4, 1-3 pm.
323 Romero St. NW, Ste.16 – 243.9525 – BlackbirdGallery.Biz – map
Open House 5-8pm
This unique Old Town gallery has long been a favorite of visitors here for the annual Balloon Fiesta. Many special new items are featured this month including new works from Native American artists Farrell Cockrum and Jess Chavez; Pacific Northwest pottery designs from Matthew Patton; hand-carved cottonwood Hopi and Navajo fetishes as well as Baltic amber and fantastic genuine New Mexico pueblo jewelry. Locally owned and operated since 2008 and always artisan sourced throughout the Southwest.
Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com – map
Opening and Reception 5-8pm
In October Yucca Art Gallery will celebrate the work of member artists, Renee Gentz, Helen Bamert, and Teresa Jones. Ms. Gentz is a textile artist, widely known for the unusual wall art she creates out of self-dyed textiles, Ms. Bamert is a weaver who fashions very popular, striking apparel, and Ms. Jones is a jeweler who creates interesting and unusual jewelry of glass and other materials. During the reception the artists will be available to discuss their work and special techniques. Light refreshments will be served.
VSA – N4th Gallery
4904 Fourth Street NW – 345.2140 – vsartsnm.org – map
Opening Reception 5-6:30pm
N4th Gallery presents GROWTH: the installation. GROWTH is choreographed movement and dance captured through paint and video. This installation includes the large-scale artwork and costumes used by Exploratory Artists in the creation of the work and a video of the performances. The exhibit runs through November 9.
Bernalillo County and City of Albuquerque Public Art
Start at 1 Civic Plaza
ARTSCrawl Events 4-6:30pm
Bernalillo County – Bernalillo County Cultural Services’ Public Art program, and City of Albuquerque Public Art, in collaboration with Albuquerque ARTScrawl, present Downtown Public ARTScrawl. Six downtown county and city venues will be showcasing diverse collections of art and offering live music and refreshments. The Downtown Public ARTScrawl begins on the 10th floor of the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Government Center building, 1 Civic Plaza NW, where visitors can grab their passports and embark on their artistic journey. The ARTScrawl continues onto the sixth floor, and then hops over to the Bernalillo County Annex, 415 Tijeras, first floor and the Assessor’s Office, 501 Tijeras, first floor. The tour concludes at the convention center where dessert and coffee will be served. Commission Chair Maggie Hart Stebbins, Commission Area, 10th Floor 1 Civic Plaza hosts Heart of my Soul paintings by Leo Neufeld. Judge Willow Misty Parks, Probate Judge’s Office, Sixth Floor 1 Civic Plaza hosts A is for Art! APS students’ artwork is highlighted in the exhibit. Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver, Clerk’s Office, Sixth Floor 1 Civic Plaza hosts Focus on Youth 2014 featuring photographs from the 2014 Focus on Youth Juried Student Photography Exhibit. Commissioner Debbie O’Malley, Bernalillo County Annex, 415 Tijeras, First Floor hosts Prints on Paper featuring prints by Working Classroom Youth from Karsten Creighney’s Print Workshop and States of Autism featuring paintings from VSA-North Fourth. Assessor Tanya R Giddings, Assessor’s Office, 510 Tijeras, First Floor hosts Selected Works: By Adrian Panaro, Neal Ambrose Smith and Susan York. Convention Center, 2 Civic Plaza hosts Albuquerque Public Art at the Convention Center featuring nearly 150 pieces of large scale works from the City of Albuquerque Public Art Collection. Take a tour of the newest phase of the convention center mosaic, led by ALMA, a nonprofit mosaic organization.
Harwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW – 242.6367 – harwoodartcenter.org – map
Opening Reception 6-8pm
Elemental: new works by Rachel Popowcer will be in the front gallery. Rachel Popowcer showcases her most recent work in an ongoing conversation around essentialities, resiliency, refuge, and space. The significance of elemental is twofold; it speaks of paring down to the basic and important, while also recognizing the inherent power of nature. Using oil paint, wood burning, and mixed media, the artist seeks to create a visual sense of structure balanced on a base of intuition. Husht Reverberations: Meg Carlson will be in the main gallery. Fiber is one of the most subtle, yet significant materials in our lives. It holds our softer histories, the one’s we hang on to, yet do not often share. Known for her vast color fields, complex layering of textures, and monumental forms that have a limitlessness about them, Carlson’s work invites the viewer into a celebration of nature and direct relationship. Exhibitions Run through October 29.
709 Central NW – 249.2231 – otcircus.com – map
First Friday ARTScrawl 5-7:30pm
OT circus welcomes a class reunion for 1985. Menaul Panthers will be represented. Artists will consist of classmates as well as artists from other years. This continues the gallery’s work hosting a wide variety of artists as well as integrating the artworks of various community projects.
516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 – 516arts.org – map
First Friday ARTScrawl 6-8pm
516 ARTS presents concurrent exhibitions Knew Normal and Off the Charts, focused on navigating changing environments. Knew Normal, curated by Nancy Zastudil, features paintings, drawings and photography and small props that bear witness to the effects of climate change on our environments, bodies and psyches. Artists include: Gala Bent, Nick Brown, Mel Chin, Adriane Colburn, Naomi Kizhner, Lee Lee, Wendy Mason, Nina Montenegro, Ryan Pierce, Dario Robleto, Miriam Simun and Cedra Wood. Off the Charts, curated by Rhiannon Mercer and Claude Smith, explores the visual language that artists use to document, process, map and manipulate a better understanding of the ever-evolving world we inhabit. Artists include: Sandow Birk & Elyse Pignolet, Anne Gilman, Jerry Gretzinger, Mary Iverson, Bethany Johnson, Jane Lackey, Mitchell Marti, Nathalie Miebach, James Sterling Pitt, Ross Racine, Matthew Rangell and Alexander Webb. The show runs through October 31.
Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com – map
Artist Reception 5-8pm
Sumner & Dene is honored to present Jeannie Sellmer’s Impressions of Landscapes. An Albuquerque artist, Sellmer moved here from Boston eight years ago to paint the New Mexico landscape. Her contemporary landscapes have a painterly realism style unique to her own. Her crisp, colorful images capture the grand vistas and saturating light of New Mexico’s landscape. Many of her oil paintings start on location where she does sketches and studies that become references for larger studio paintings. Memory and emotion play a large role in influencing the outcome. The artist’s painting is governed by the process-editing and refining, distilling the image to its essentials, while still retaining the associative feeling and mood intrinsic to that particular place. Her aim in representing the landscape is not based on strict adherence to reality, but rather an expressive transcription of her experience of the landscape. The show runs through October 31.
Art Gallery Studio 606
606 Broadway SE – 453.0423 – map
Opening Reception 5:30-7:30pm
October will present Convergence/Divergence, a collaborative show featuring the Distractionists, a group of eight professional artists who started eight years ago to explore greater abstraction in their work. This exhibition represents the result of their mutual friendship, inspiration, and the fun they all hope to continue for years to come. The artists: Jaci Fischer, Gaye Garrison, Betsy Greenlee, Rod Groves, Leila Hall, Jeff Potter, Elaine Scott, and Fred Yost. Park at the gated lot on Iron.
NOB HILL AREA
Page Coleman Gallery
6320-B Linn Avenue NE – 238.5071 – pagecolemangallery.com – map
Opening Reception 5:30-8pm
WILD+LIFE is a benefit for Wildlife Rescue of New Mexico featuring work by seventy community minded New Mexican artists. The Western Screech Owl will be at the Opening Reception as well as most of the artists. The show runs October 3 through December 5.
Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268.8952 – matrixfineart.com – map
First Friday Artscrawl Reception 5-8pm
Matrix presents The Estate of Amir Espat. Amir Espat was a Latin American artist who retired in Albuquerque, NM to pursue his original passion of expressing himself on canvas. His interpretation of the world, including poverty, social injustice, suffering and pain could be seen through his art. Espat painted surreal imagery that included Latin American magical realism.
New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268.8952 – newgroundsgallery.com – map
First Friday Artscrawl Reception 5-8pm
New Grounds presents Portals – Mixed Media Prints by Krista Barrett. Barrett’s layered, mixed media prints investigate portals and doors as a metaphor of transformation, change, new opportunities and beginnings. They celebrate that change is the only constant and is inevitable. It offers as many surprises as her subtly colored, detailed, one of a kind prints. Demonstration during the reception from 6:30-7pm by Krista Barrett.
Sixty Six Contemporary Art Gallery
4009 Central Ave. NE – 545.2030 – sixtysixgallery.com – map
Gallery Reception 6-8pm
Sixty Six Gallery presents American Bones, Focus New Mexico an exhibition on the American identity through Photo + Paint + Souvenir by Zannah Noe. Brooklyn-based artist Zannah Noe has been road tripping along the highways of America since 2012 for her ongoing multidisciplinary art project titled American Bones. American Bones seeks to further our understanding of regional identity through the exploration of the roots and causes of identity of place and the resulting iconography. New Mexico is the focus in this exhibit of a multi-discipline body of works on paper, paintings, and objects. The Focus New Mexico exhibit includes icons of the scientific, ancient, otherworldly cultures that collide within the spectacular landscape known as the Land of Enchantment. From paintings of deer dancers and silkscreens of the Very Large Array to laser cut petroglyphs of UFOs, the work cuts across boundaries and reveals a larger sense of place with a history and research for the future.
TAG Studio Gallery
4401 Central Ave. NE Ste. A – map
Open House 5-7pm
The Thursday Art Group Studio Gallery presents Light As Air; new works by member artists. Gallery members Carol Argue and Ann Lewis will also be demonstrating during the Open House. Refreshments will served and there is ample parking.
THE HEIGHTS AREA
SE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816.0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com – map
First Friday ARTScrawl 5-8pm
Please join SE-OC Right Brain Gallery for a reception honoring Local Treasure Marian Berg which will feature some of the artist’s glasswork and her paintings. Marian Berg will be giving an Art Talk at 6pm. The gallery will also be celebrating its second anniversary.
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com – map
Artist Reception & Discussion 5-8:30pm
Weyrich Gallery features Shino on Porcelain with Kathryne Cyman, ceramic artist. Cyman states, “I am drawn to the dance of this earthy glaze on the seemingly quiet porcelain surface. The unpredictable nature of color from grey to white to the warmth’s in orange depends on the atmospheric kiln. This glaze somehow makes our notions of the glass-like clay seem unfounded and approachable, I notice. Even I feel a freedom in creating when knowing I will be using this glaze. I enjoy the challenges this unknown surface presents when creating functional forms to hold. Bringing porcelain closer to the hand and everyday use here in the casual life that is New Mexico, keeps me grounded and inspired with the arduous craft that is this art. As a potter, I carry the reminder of how I create as directly related to the past each time I sit at the potter’s wheel..To the first time as human beings we created vessels in clay.”UNM Professor Kathryne Cyman, a Local Treasure, will present new work inspired by sensei Manji Inoue, national living treasure of Japan. This marks the 35th year of the art of arita porcelain taught at UNM. The show closes October 30.
The Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.com – map
ARTScrawl Event 5-8pm, Artist Insight Talk at 6pmFeatured artists Nina Adkins, oil and Marlies Diels, ceramics will present their work in an exhibit titled Expressions in Color. Nina Adkins will discuss her approach and aesthetic at the Artist Insight Talk. The October Salon Show will feature Valerie Ann Peterson, whose dramatic paintings express the scenic beauty of the Southwest.
Sacramento Mountain Weavers
2231 Wyoming Blvd. NE – 933.1666 – sacramentomountainweavers.com – map
Open House 5-8pm
Fall is in the air, so come celebrate all things Colorful & Textile. Come enjoy the mix of home decor & wearables created in the working studio, or by the wonderful group of local artisans that the gallery represent here in Albuquerque. For you yarn lovers, come enjoy the hand dyed locally sourced New Mexico wools, the dye pots have been active!
Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com – map
Artists Reception 5-8pm
NATURAL PHENOMENON: Abstract Expressionism and Fractal Tendencies
Features oil paintings on canvas, cotton shirt, and panel by Daniel North, a 2015 Local Treasure. While the large, quick arm movements present in North’s painting execution do not produce the textbook definition of a pure fractal which is a natural phenomenon that replicates exactly the same at every scale; the natural layering of massive quantities of paint creates a large collection of unintended, hypothetical fractals throughout his compositions. The artist’s latest creations harken back to the tight, small single-line marks of his 2010-2011 “Desert Floor” painting series. The difference in these two bodies of work is that his evolved, mark-making process in many of these 2015 paintings reads as much more mechanical in structure than organic. Uniformity of painting size has been thrown out the window with this show! Expect to consider a wide variety of image sizes ranging from 11 x 14” through 36 x 80”. This show continues through November 13.
High Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 – highdesertartandframe.com – map
ARTScrawl Event 5-8pm
October brings featured artist Mitzie Bower in I Cross the Line. A native New Mexican and UNM Fine Arts graduate, Mitzie Bower is not your typical artist. Typically, artists require full use and dexterity of their arms and hands. At age seventeen, a gymnastics accident paralyzed Bower from the shoulders down. Undeterred, she developed a long graphic design career at Sandia Labs, art became a way to express herself. Particularly skilled in ballpoint pens, ink pens and scratchboard, a prosthetic brace liberates the artist to animate her hands with graceful dexterity and movement. Her illustrative techniques of bold and subtle crosshatched lines, create colorful and detailed imagery. The artist says of her work, “Ballpoint pen, ink pen and scratchboard drawings can be very time consuming mediums to work with. It is my love for what I do that motivates me to celebrate the personal and spiritual rewards of each piece I complete.”