OLD TOWN AREA
Gallery at 400
328 San Felipe St. NW, #2 – 243-1005 – galleryat400.com – map
The theme this month is On the Road, a Gallery Artist Group Show. Please join in for what promises to be a great presentation of new works by the gallery artists in anticipation of springtime! As always, refreshments served.
Essence Gallery & Boutique
323 Romero St. NW, Suite 1 – 843.7367 – essencegalleryboutique.com – map
Opening Reception 5-9pm
Our Fine Feathered Friends is a celebration of BIRDS! Works are by gallery artists along with a wonderful array of guest artists which include; Travis Black, Vicki Bolen, Karina Graham, Meg Harper, Fermin Hernandez, Carol Hopper, Mark Horst, Julianna Kirwin, Denise Kunz, Dallyn Maresco, Pat Marsello, Lillian Padilla-Autio, Linda Patrick, Karen Pitman, Dee Sanchez, Jeannie Sellmer, Ilene Weiss, and Robyn Wellman. Show runs through March 27th.
Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery
303 Romero St. NW, Suite N208 – 244-9195 – abqphotographersgallery.com – map
The featured artist this month, Kent Winchester, doesn’t believe you will visit the gallery because of this blurb because he doesn’t believe anyone will read it. But, if you do, and you come to the gallery, he’ll welcome you with open arms and ask about a lifestyle that gives you nothing better to do on a Friday night than to come see his photographs. Light refreshments.
205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.com – map
First Friday Reception 4-6pm
Spring is just around the corner at Amapola Gallery. March features award winning and the newest works by Anita Daniels (glass) and Katherine Gauntt (watercolor). Visit the gallery to see the exquisite original glass cane and pâté de verre vessels created by Daniels. She will discuss her inspiration and processes as she works with glass. Gauntt loves to paint outdoors with her “Plein Air Friends”. She will discuss capturing gorgeous New Mexico views; from the Sandia Crest to Cerrillos to Elena Gallegos to the Rio Grande! Come and enjoy part of your evening at Amapola!
Purple Sage Gallery
201 San Felipe NW – 450.4059 – purplesagegaleria.com – map
Artist Reception 5-8pm
Featured Artist Reid Bandeen presents Western Sanctuaries, a selection of beautiful landscapes in oil. Show will continue through March 27th.
Genuine Southwest Art & Gifts
1919 Old Town Rd. NW, Suite 2 – 243.1410 – genuinesouthwest.com
Artist Reception 5-8pm
Genuine Southwest presents a solo show by Micaceous Clay Artist, Shari Holmes. Holmes adds her flair to this traditional art form. She loves the entire process from digging the clay, to cleaning it and finally hand forming the medium into beautiful clay vessels. The final product is both beautiful and functional.
OFFCenter Community Arts Project
808 Park Ave, SW – 247.1172 – offcenterarts.org – map
First Friday ARTSCrawl 5-8pm
OFFCenter Highlights Women in Creativity, works by women and about women with a focus on the creative process. Runs through March 30.
516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 – 516arts.org – map
At Home in the World explores belonging and place, examining how we relate to each other, ourselves and our countries as globalization forces us to rethink issues of nationalism, citizenship and immigration asking the viewer to contemplate their place and sense of belonging in the world both locally and globally. Artists include: Felipe Castelblanco, Gonzalo Fuenmayor, Miguel Gandert, Margaret Jacobs, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Tarrah Krajnak, Matthew Mazzotta, Billy Joe Miller, Juna Rosales Muller, Rontherin Ratliff, Alex Rivera, Josef Schulz, Judy Shintani & Sin Huellas Collective.
Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com – map
Artist Reception 5-8pm
Sumner & Dene is honored to present Phil Hulebak New Mexico Landscapes. Local Albuquerque painter, Phil Hulebak is known for his rich reflective river scenes. His large and small canvas are full rich color and New Mexico’s lush landscapes. During Hulebak’s reception there will be a Benefit for the Freedom in Music Project in the upstairs gallery. The Freedom in Music Project is a 100% Volunteer organization that brings acoustic guitars to Youth Detention Centers and Recovery Academies. So far 70 acoustic guitars have been delivered to 7 facilities. The benefit silent auction has signed guitars by B.B. King, Sonny Landreth, Leo Kottke, Roseanne Cash, Judy Collins with Tom Paxton, Charlie Pride and a fiddle signed by Charlie Daniels plus raffle tickets for an Epiphone Les Paul Guitar and hard case with a pick guard authenticated and signed by Les Paul. Live music will be performed by The High Desert Blues Band.
CFA Downtown Studio
113 Fourth St. NW – 221-8037 – map
Opening Reception 6-8pm
Recompose is an installation and performance by Cristine Posner. The gallery will host an Artist Talk on March 25th at 5pm and a Closing Reception on March 25th 5:30-7:30pm.
Concetta D Gallery
20 First Plaza NW – 243.5066 – concettadgallery.com – map
Open House 5-8pm
Featuring new works by gallery artists, Joseph Barbieri, Michele Byrne, Piao Xue Cheng, Robert Kuester, Jeff Otis, Anderson Giles, Dan Griggs, Don Ward, Richard Nichols, Paul Cheng, Richard Sedlack, Marilyn Yanke and others. Introducing “The Journey Of My Art”, an autobiography by Zhang Wen Xin, English edition.
Art Gallery Studio 606
606 Broadway SE – 453.0423 – map
Opening Reception 5-8:30pm
Fourteen talented artists with diverse backgrounds, styles, media and subject matters will celebrate the First Anniversary of this unique art gallery with their fine artworks. Teruyo Allen, Randy Biggers, Jaci Fischer, Gaye Garrison, Betsy Greenlee, Rod Groves, Leila Hall, Gary Kunz, Betty Lehnus, Sandi Ludescher, Eliza Schmidt, Elaine Scott, Percy Yu, and Augustine Romero. Refreshments will be served. Come enjoy this wonderful show which runs through March 31.
NOB HILL AREA
Blue Lily Atelier
3209 Silver Ave. SE – 263.6675 – bluelilyatelier.com – map
Artist Reception 5-7pm
Splash Color – From Ancient to Modern features the works of Taiwan native Ming Franz. Franz is a prominent artist and educator who has studied with masters of traditional Chinese painting. She is International Artist Magazine’s recent Grand Prize winner. The foundation of Splash painting is based on principles originating in Tang Dynasty China with a technique known as Po Mo. Essentially the artist freely “splashes” liquid color onto stacks of dampened sheets of mulberry paper. After the wet sheets are left to dry for several hours, they are separated so the real magic can begin: discovering if the resulting sheets are abstracts able to stand on their own, or if they can be enhanced with more paint, whatever the imagination sees in the heart of the work. During the reception, the artist will demonstrate a variety of Splash Color painting styles from ancient black and white Splash to traditional Chinese Splash and contemporary abstract Splash. The show is on display from March 2 through March 26.
Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268.8952 – matrixfineart.com – map
ARTScrawl Reception 5-8pm
The Contemporary Figure in Painting features a fresh overview of contemporary figurative painting—ranging from pop-influenced surrealism to imaginative, dynamic and endearing takes on the human form. All works in the exhibition were created within the last two years and represent a diverse group of local and national painters working in oil, acrylic and mixed media.
New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268.8952 – newgroundsgallery.com – map
ARTScrawl Reception 5-8pm
In Life Lines – Serigraphs and Linoleum Prints by Knicki Markolf, Canadian printmaker Knicki Markolf creates bold serigraphs and linocuts that explore the internal and external world, using vibrant patterns to reveal delicate connections. Markolf believes we are the weavers of our lives, and as such, we are the fringe dwellers – we live on the edge of our fabric. What is already woven is our past, that which is unwoven is our future, and in the present moment we are on the edge of creation. As an artist, Markolf is fascinated by the ways in which decorative patterns have been used to create a sense of importance or sacredness. Her work explores the sacred connections between everything using the threads of our lives. She works with knot designs, as well as new representational and abstract shapes, shaping ideas of binding and unbinding.
Serigraphy demo with Ren Adams during the exhibition opening, 6:30-7pm.
Sixty Six Contemporary Art Gallery
4009 Central Ave. NE – 545.2030 – sixtysixgallery.com – map
Artist Reception 5-8pm
Sixty Six Gallery presents View Points new works by David Blecha and Joy Coffino. In this exhibition Blecha presents a body of recent geometric abstract paintings that explore modernist ideas in spare compositions of reduced color palettes. Blecha’s work is contrasted by Coffino’s presentation of exuberant and playful mixed media works that address autobiographical concerns regarding relationships and personal place. Both artists will be speaking about their work at the First Friday ArtsCrawl reception.
THE HEIGHTS AREA
SE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816.0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com – map
SE-OC Right Brain Gallery will welcome Stephen Feher and Elaine Scott to the Gallery as Featured Artists. Feher is a sculptor who uses a variety of recycled metals in his work, including old bicycle chains. He particularly enjoys making curvy soft forms with materials that are not soft to begin with. Scott has worked in a variety of art forms in the past, including mosaics, collage, sculpture and fused glass. The gallery is pleased to be showing her glass “sand paintings” in the form of tiles and jewelry that are made using ground glass (frit) that is fired in a kiln. Both Feher and Scott will be talking about their work beginning at 6pm.
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com – map
Artist Reception 5-8:30pm
Weyrich presents The Animacy of Place: Spirits of Kempton. Artist Willi Singleton states, “Being a potter for nearly three decades now, I surprised myself this past year by stepping into sculptural work utilizing local Chesapeake clay. My aim is to communicate the sense that my pots are embodiments of my place, and that my place is inhabited by these elements of nature (spirits) that inspire, shape and constitute my pots…I will also be showing a variety of tea ware, utilitarian forms, and vessels carrying forward this emphasis on Pots of Place. I think of my work as a gentle rebellion against the anonymity of objects in the world today. In our daily lives we are surrounded by anonymous objects, convenient but disconnected. My processes are my connection to ceramic history (Asian ceramic history), and my finished pots are my connection to users of my pots around the world.” Show closes March 25.
The Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.com – map
ARTScrawl Reception 5-8 pm
Presenting Fantasy, Imagery, & Color, Oh My! with featured artists, Jean Porter and Lari TH. Jean Porter, an oil painter, paints the seen and the unseen, a type of surrealism and allegory of the past and future experiences. Her training has been in technical illustration. Lari TH, a watercolorist, embraces the way water moves the pigment on her paper expressing her observations and imaginations, mindful of how water has molded the landscape of the Southwest. Artist Insight talk at 6 pm by Lari TH, playing in the water. In the Salon, Go Figure by Lannie Alexander and Nancy Wygant. Refreshments will be available. The show runs through March 26th.
Sacramento Mountain Weavers
2231 Wyoming Blvd. NE – 933.1666 – sacramentomountainweavers.com – map
Open House 5-8pm
Presenting all things colorful and textile. Come enjoy the collection of work by the featured Northern New Mexico weavers. Fred Black of Taos County, NM showcases his highly collectable rugs/wall hangings woven on his Rio Grande walking loom. His weavings are 100% Navajo Churro wool-warp and weft. Pat Dozier of Santa Fe, NM weaves her colorful table runners using wool yarns dyed in her special “Abrash Dyeing” method. Each runner is composed of 4-8 different colors. Julie Cloutman of Taos Fiber Arts; come enjoy her wonderful handwoven, hand dyed pillows, table runners, and special felted pieces for both home & wearables. Then, of course, the gallery’s popular hand dyed yarns and other textiles will be available to view and enjoy. Hope to see you!
Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com – map
In Tubeternity, vacuum tubes and old radios are artistically and mechanically repurposed by Cristian Dragomirescu and Spencer Woodburn into tube clocks and weather stations.
High Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 – highdesertartandframe.com – map
I’ve Been There features landscapes by Jo Ann Van Cleave who says, “Having done arts and crafts shows in New Mexico for many years, I remember people looking at my landscapes and saying, ‘I’ve been there.’ And, of course we have an abundance of scenes to choose from. New Mexico has some of the most wonderful scenery ever! Thank you for allowing me to share it with you.”