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palettePalette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.commap
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
Not Your Grandma’s Quilt features Textile Paintings by Katie Pasquini Masopust. Join Palette in witnessing the unconventional quilting style of Katie PM. Based in Santa Fe, she creates painterly quilts by adding acrylic on canvas pieces directly into her fabric compositions. From a distance, these pieces look like abstract paintings but up close the viewer can see intricate stitching detail covering every inch of her massive quilts. The artist will be present at the reception.

The Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.commap
First Friday Artscrawl reception 5-8pm, Artist Insight talk at 6pm
Featured artists, Maggie Doyle, weavings, and Andrew Kozeliski, photography, will be exhibiting their work in Twisted and Warped images and threads inspired by New Mexico.
In the salon are Rebecca Nolda and Patricia Scanlon presenting Black and White … and Red! mixed media with a limited palette. The show runs Through February 26.

weyrichWeyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.commap
First Friday Citywide Event
Artist Reception & Talk 5-8:30pm
Weyrich Gallery features Fusion of Form & Color with artists Angie Coleman, color woodblock prints and paintings, and Jarrett West, functional & sculptural ceramics. Coleman is known primarily for her color woodblock prints but also works as an oil painter and with pastel. The major inspiration for her imagery comes from hiking and camping in the Mountains of New Mexico and Colorado. Coleman does about thirty different prints a year, some of which originate with sketches drawn directly on the boards that serve as plates in the printing process, while others are based on oil paintings Coleman does on location. In both cases, she revises as she carves, which keeps the work spontaneous. Jarrett West does functional and sculptural ceramics. He is constantly refining his knowledge of different clays and glazes. His larger works seem to emerge from the earth rather than resting atop the ground or the floor. In full command of his medium, West devotes his time to the creation of monumental sculpture and functional ceramics.  All of his functional work is all created with a stoneware clay body and are one-of-a-kind and food and microwave safe. The show closes February 27.

SE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816.0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.commap
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
Please join in welcoming a new artist to the gallery; Mark Beck. Beck is an Albuquerque – based painter whose work is held in numerous public and private collections and has been shown in galleries on both coasts. He has also had pieces featured in magazines, ad campaigns, television shows and movies. The gallery is pleased to be showing several of Beck’s recent works that feature specialty papers and are mounted on acrylic. These pieces do not require a frame, although they can be framed, and are much more durable for in home display. Come to the space where technology and art hang together.

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TAG Studio Gallery
4401 Central Ave. NE Ste. A – map
Valentine Open House 5-8pm
The TAG Gallery will feature the Valentine themed recycle artwork of John Bumkens, Betty Temple and Lisa Zawadzki. Lisa Zawadzki will introduce her “50 Shades of Cardboard” project with the “Naughty Valentine” series. Meet with gallery artists. Light refreshments will be served and there is ample parking.

sixty six gallerySixty Six Contemporary Art Gallery
4009 Central Ave. NE – 545.2030 – sixtysixgallery.commap
Artist Reception 5-8pm
Sixty Six Gallery presents Catalytical, new mixed media paintings by Diana Elrod. “Catalytical” refers to the marriage of passion and innovation. What started as a lark while taking a personality test as a departure point for a new collaged work, the catalyst theme quickly evolved into a large scale body of mixed-media paintings. Seen for the first time in this exhibition, it confirms, as the test suggests, that Elrod does indeed make a vibrant first impression and takes an enthusiastic approach to generating ideas. Learn more about her process for developing themes in her work and how she employs extensive layering of pattern, depth and shadow to create the finished works during this reception with the artist.

matrixMatrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268.8952 – matrixfineart.commap
First Friday Artscrawl Reception 5-8pm
The Physicality of Paint – Paintings by Jessica Kennedy and Alexander Eulert features process painters who investigate the abstract and organic, architectural and natural with layers that evoke a sense of the micro and macro. Jessica Kennedy’s large-scale, heavily patterned and layered paintings combine oil and acrylic in fascinating ways. Kennedy’s love of action, and the physicality of paint are the driving forces behind her work and the natural world is her primary source of inspiration. Alex Eulert‘s paintings are abstract worlds—delicate and dynamic string lines of paint buzz and trickle around often-bold bands of color, evoking emotional states and natural phenomena. The cubical forms are suggestive of monoliths, pueblos, golden‐green fields, unearthed inlaid armor from a Homeric poem—or, at times, technology.

New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268.8952 – newgroundsgallery.commap
First Friday Artscrawl Reception 5-8pm
Internationally known printmaker Jacob Matteson enchants the eye with his freshest landscape monotypes in Distant Views: Monotypes by Jacob Matteson. Matteson’s colorful abstract landscapes invite the viewer to observe the interaction of light, color, shape, pattern, and motion. His unique form of environmental abstraction creates drama, blending multiple places into a dreamlike memory that suggests a moment in time, while resembling familiar terrain. Each surreal horizon is a metaphor of space, location, emotion and even ancient mysticism.

blue lilyBlue Lily Atelier
3209 Silver Ave. SE – 263.6675 – bluelilyatelier.commap
Artist Reception and Demo 5-7 pm
To celebrate the Chinese ‘Year of the Monkey’, Blue Lily Atelier hosts East Meets West: The Traveling Chinese Brush featuring the works of Nora Sanders. Sanders lived in China for nine years where she studied traditional Chinese Brush Painting. Over time, she has transitioned to painting in a fusion of Eastern and Western styles, using watercolors, acrylics and inks. At 5pm, the artist will demonstrate painting of some traditional Chinese flowers such as bamboo, orchid and chrysanthemum as well as an eclectic mix of East meets West, using ink and watercolor. In addition, at 6pm, Ming Franz will demonstrate painting of peony, wisteria, lotus blossom and monkey, the Chinese zodiac animal for 2016. Franz is a prominent artist and educator who has studied has studied in both her native Taiwan and the U.S with masters of traditional Chinese painting. She specializes in splash color painting, which combines watercolor techniques with Chinese ink and brush. Chinese tea and light snacks will be served during the reception. The show is on display through February 27.

DOWNTOWN AREA

Art Gallery Studio 606
606 Broadway SE – 453.0423 – map
Opening Reception 5-8 pm
Award-winning artists Teruyo Allen and Betty Lehnus are the featured artists at Art Gallery Studio 606 through the end of the month. Stop by to see beautiful figurative paintings and a selection of studies made in the time-honored tradition of drawing from the live model. Refreshments will be served at the reception.

cfaCFA Downtown Studio
113 Fourth St. NW – 221-8037 – map
Opening Reception 5-7pm
The Gila River and Four Corners: Stories Out/In Place exhibition presents a diverse body of creative works that engage art as a critical voice aimed at generating dialogue and awareness around social and environmental justice issues on the Gila River and in the Four Corners region. Created by a group of artists who participated in the UNM Land Arts of the American West Program, these artists spent weeks in the field investigating Four Corners Resource Extraction as a toxic legacy for Navajo communities, as well as the Gila River and its potential boondoggle diversion. This exhibition shares their inquiries and questions through art. Artists: Paula D. Barteau, CB Bryan, Harriet Fawcett, Clark Frauenglass, Jeanette Hart-Mann, Joanna Keane Lopez, Sarah Molina, Kacie Erin Smith, and Special Guests to be announced!

sumner1Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.commap
Artists Reception 5-8pm
Sumner & Dene is honored to present The 2016 Valentine Show featuring the abstract paintings of David Zaintz and black and white etched pottery of Mark Baldwin. New to the gallery, Albuquerque colorist David Zaintz creates rich, powerful abstract paintings full of color, texture and movement. Mark Baldwin throws a black pot and puts a white slip of clay over the entire pot then carves designs into the white pot leaving the underneath black clay exposed creating the etched black and white patterns. Many of the Sumner & Dene artists create Valentine themed work influenced by romance, hearts, flowers and love.

OT Circus
709 Central NW – 249.2231 – otcircus.commap
Rye Sluiter is a Landscape and Nature photographer from the White Mountains of Eastern Arizona. Capturing the solitude, and scenery that hiking, skiing and mountain biking the Southwest has always been something he has done. Prompted by friends and family, Rye was inspired to trade his iPhone for a Canon and begin sharing and marketing his images. Rye is a Flight Paramedic and Career Firefighter, utilizing his time off from his duties to venture into the backcountry with a pack and tripod looking for the next vista. He lives in Springerville Arizona with his wife Michelle and daughter Alaina.

OFFCenter Community Arts Project
808 Park Ave, SW – 247.1172 – offcenterarts.orgmap
Artist Reception 5-8pm
Have you ever wanted to re-do BARBIE? Was she too blonde, too skinny, or just too plain? Come see how artists have re-created their versions of BARBIE. Doll Make Over shows work from a studio workshop conducted by Ginger Quinn and Winona Fetherolf, both members of the Rainbow Artists and Apronistas Collective. This show exhibits re-purposed dolls transformed thru mixed media.

harwood2Harwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW – 242.6367 – harwoodartcenter.orgmap
Opening Reception 6-8pm
Recycled Heart: The Artists of ArtStreet will be featured in the front and main galleries. Bringing the injustice of poverty and homelessness together, Recycled Heart is an exhibit, like all ArtStreet shows, that captures the diverse, distinct, and highly individual response of the artists to community-chosen themes. ArtStreet artists channel the potential within themselves and within discarded objects to create something new. They quickly learn to see media in a fresh way, enabling them to transform raw materials into works of art. Their portfolios highlight themes of re-purposing and offering alternative perspective, much like those who are impoverished or living on the street must do with many materials and situations. Exhibition runs through February 25.

VSA – N4th Gallery
4904 Fourth Street NW – 345.2140vsartsnm.orgmap
Opening Reception 5-6:30pm
Artwork created by teachers working at the North Fourth Art Center provides a glimpse into some of the artistry and working methods of instructors who form the backbone of an organization serving Albuquerque for over thirty years. ARTeachersART is on view through March 20, 2016.

OLD TOWN AREA

Gallery at 400
328 San Felipe St. NW, #2 – 243-1005 – galleryat400.commap
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
From the Heart is a Gallery Artist Group Show. The featured artists are award-winning photographer, Andrew Kozeliski and woven silver jewelry artist, Jack Boglioli. Valentine-themed art will be featured.

essenceEssence Gallery & Boutique
323 Romero St. NW, Suite 1 – 843.7367 – essencegalleryboutique.commap
Opening Reception 5-9pm
Featured artist Christine Herman is greatly inspired by New Mexico landscape and nature as she creates her original monotype prints. Refreshments and specials throughout the gallery. Show runs through February 27.

Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery
303 Romero St. NW, Suite N208 – 244-9195 – abqphotographersgallery.commap
Reception 5-8pm
Award-winning husband and wife duo Todd and Rozanne Hakala are pleased to be the featured artists this month. Come in and view their exciting photography and talk to them about their travels throughout the Southwest and about their work and photography experiences while in Washington D.C. See what is exciting and new at Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery; with new artists and new works there’s much to see and enjoy. Light refreshments and drinks will be served.

amapola2Amapola Gallery
205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.commap
First Friday Reception 4-6pm
For the month of February, Amapola Gallery will be featuring exceptional jeweler artisans; exquisite designs from Mary Ellen Merrigan, Brenda Bowman and Joyance LLC along with the silversmith talents of Michelle McMillan and Jack Boglioli. All artists have created original and one of a kind pieces. Please visit the gallery and perhaps pick out that special gift for your sweetheart. Light refreshments will be served.

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Genuine Southwest Art & Gifts
1919 Old Town Rd. NW, Suite 2 – 243.1410 – genuinesouthwest.com
Artist Reception 5-8pm
Genuine Southwest presents Series Selections: The Fine Art Tapestries of Donna Loraine Contractor. Contractor’s awards include being named AABA Local Treasure in 2008 and two NM State Public Art Competition wins. Her tapestries combine regional influences, mathematical constructs and a touch of fantasy to creative provocative, dimensional works that provide a view into other worlds.

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Citywide ARTScrawl, Friday, January 1

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sumner1Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.commap
Artists Reception 5-8pm
Sumner & Dene is honored to present New Year New Work featuring invited guest artist Emily Trovillion. Trovillion is a classic Pop Surrealist who creates works with elongated figures and dreamy, surreal settings. She says that much of her work is inspired by her dreams. The annual group show kicks off 2016 with gallery artists Angus Macpherson, Phil Hulebak, Frank McCulloch, Dee Sanchez, Bill Tondreau, Jeannie Sellmer, David Snow, Michael Norviel and Reg Loving. The show runs January 1-30, 2016.

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Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268.8952 – matrixfineart.com – map
Artscrawl Reception 5-8pm
See what’s fresh and exciting at Matrix in 2016 with NEW – Works by Matrix Artists. The gallery is showcasing the newest works by gallery artists including Sarah Hartshorne, Marilyn Dillard, Julia Lambright, Deborah Donelson, Alexander Eulert, Laura Wacha and Laura Robbins. Don’t hesitate to make becoming an art collector one of your New Year’s resolutions! The show runs January 1-30, 2016

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New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268.8952 – newgroundsgallery.com – map
Artscrawl Reception 5-8pm
Begin your New Year’s celebrations by joining New Grounds for the opening of NEW – New Works and New Year’s Celebration, an exhibition of fresh new work by popular gallery artists, as well as pieces from new members Elizabeth Dant and Kendall Murakami. The exhibition features a diverse selection of the newest hand-pulled prints by Shirley Levy, Elaine Soto, Mary Sundstrom, Jorge Tristani, Manuel Lau, Jessica Weybright and more! The Opening Reception on January 1 is also the final day of the holiday print sale. The show runs January 1-30, 2016.

Citywide ARTScrawl, Saturday, January 2

THE HEIGHTS

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com – map
Open House 2-6pm
Palette will be continuing its Czech Glass show in January, featuring glass works by Vaclav Kuzelka of the Czech Republic. An independent glass maker, Kuzelka uses an interesting, difficult staining and cutting technique to get appealing color combinations in his glass.

OLD TOWN AREA

Gallery at 400
328 San Felipe St. NW, #2 – 243-1005 – galleryat400.com – map
ARTScrawl 3-6pm
Gallery at 400 will be celebrating the New Year by featuring all of its collective artists in an extended featured artist wall space with a thematic show titled TAPESTRY. Join the gallery as it hails in 2016! The Gallery at 400 located is in a new and much more convenient location in Old Town, right off the plaza. Please stop in and enjoy this exciting new space featuring some of the finest local artists. Refreshments served.

Citywide ARTScrawl, Sunday, January 3

DOWNTOWN

Art Gallery Studio 606
606 Broadway SE – 453.0423 – map
Open House 5-8pm
January celebrates the approaching Year of the Monkey. Come and see the gallery artists prepare for the welcoming of the new year with traditional prints intended to bring luck, wealth, fertility and longevity. Artworks that depict joy and happiness will be available to celebrate the new year as well. Light food and drinks will be served.

OLD TOWN AREA

gallery400 2Gallery at 400
328 San Felipe St. NW, #2
– 243-1005 – galleryat400.com – map
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
Award-winning artists Jeff Warren; oil, Donna Dionne; mixed media, and Jack Boglioli; master silversmith/lapidarist will continue to present their work in an exhibit titled Imagination in Triplicate. The Gallery at 400 has moved to a new and much more convenient location in Old Town right off the plaza. Please stop in and enjoy this exciting new space featuring some of the finest local artists. Refreshments served.

Park Fine Art
323 Romero St. NW – 764.1900 – parkfineart.com – map
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
Park Fine Art presents A Little Art in Your Life, a miniature show. Artists include Ralph Greene, Gina Michael, and Roberta Marquez.

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Essence Gallery & Boutique
323 Romero St. NW, Suite 1 – 843.7367 – essencegalleryboutique.com – map
Opening Reception 5-9pm
A group show of Essence Jewelry artists are featured just in time for holiday shopping! A variety of unique styles that include mixed metal, found object jewelry, paper, glass, bead work, ribbon and more! Also, the gallery presents a special collaboration of guest artists from the “Let’s Paint New Mexico! Challenge“. Founder, Dee Sanchez has been posting a variety of photos of New Mexico scenes on her blog and Facebook for artists to paint their interpretation using whatever media they choose, from watercolor, oil, and acrylic, to pastel. Exhibit includes 27 artists; nearly 70 paintings will be for sale! Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments and music!  The show runs through January 25, 2016.

Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery
303 Romero St. NW, Suite N208 – 244-9195 – abqphotographersgallery.com – map
Old Town Holiday Stroll 5-9pm
See hundreds of luminarias and the lighting of the largest Christmas tree in Albuquerque at 6:15 in Plaza Don Luis. Most of the gallery’s photographers will be present to answer any questions you have about photography. Light refreshments will be served.

Amapola Gallery
205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.com – map
First Friday Reception 4-6 pm
All 40 Gallery artists will be featured in a theme of Holidays-Brights and Blues. The monthly Featured Artist reception will be on Sunday, Dec 6 from 1-3 pm.

Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com – map
Opening and Holiday Stroll Reception 5-8pm
Yucca Art Gallery will celebrate Artscrawl and Old Town Holiday Stroll together to kick off the Holiday Season. Featured Artists for the month will be Marta Burckley, a gourd art specialist, Dahl Delu, an oil and acrylic painter, and Leah Ready, a well known bead jeweler. All will be present to talk about their work and Ms. Burckley will offer a demonstration. Mr. Delu was recently named a 2015 Albuquerque Local Treasure. Many of the gallery’s other artists will also be on hand to celebrate the beginning of the Holiday Season with friends and customers. Music will be provided and light holiday refreshments will be served as well. The December Featured Artist Exhibition will continue for viewing throughout the month and the gallery will be filled with an abundance of seasonal gift items for every taste. Yucca is a cooperative gallery of over 40 local artists and artisans, now in its 51st year,.

Genuine Southwest Art & Gifts
1919 Old Town Rd. NW, Suite 2 – 243.1410 – genuinesouthwest.com
Luminarias & Holiday Shopping, 5-10pm
Genuine Southwest joins the rest of Old Town during the Holiday Stroll. Enjoy music, luminarias, a fire in the Plaza Hacienda Fireplace, biscochitos and the art displayed in Genuine Southwest. The gallery offers plenty of choices for your holiday shopping with 31 local artists and 22 art mediums. 

DOWNTOWN AREA

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OT Circus
709 Central NW – 249.2231 – otcircus.com – map
Open Gallery 5-7:30pm
For the month of December, OT Circus will be featuring the fine prints of Hilda Kirschner. The works on display are imaginative and have been well received by the community and beyond.

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516 ARTS
516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 – 516arts.org – map
Open House 5-8pm
In Scott Greene: Bewilderness and Beau Carey: Rise, 516 ARTS spotlights two of Albuquerque’s most prolific painters with concurrent solo exhibitions exploring contemporary changes in the landscape due to human activity while referencing the rich history of classical and 19th century American Landscape painting. The exhibitions run through January 9, 2016.

sumner1Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.commap
Artists Reception 5-8pm
Sumner & Dene is honored to present Bill Tondreau Panoramic Landscape Photographs. Three time Academy Award winner, Bill Tondreau started his career in the studio of Ansel Adams before becoming the in-house photographer for Eames Furniture. From there he spent 25 years in motion picture special effects winning Academy Awards in special effects for Star Wars, King Kong and Lord of the Rings. Tondreau’s extensive blockbuster film credits includes Back to the Future, Men in Black and Transformers. Today, the artist exclusively photographs the Albuquerque landscape through photo stitching; combining up to 100 different focuses and exposures composited to produce one fabulous image!  His panoramic photographs range from 2’ to 8’.

VSA – N4th Gallery
4904 Fourth Street NW – 345.2140vsartsnm.org – map
Opening Reception 5-6:30pm
Printervention is an exhibition of a series of original lithographs by VSA Artists created in a collaborative project between VSA North Fourth Art Center and the internationally renowned Tamarind Institute. The exhibit is on view through January 4, 2016.

CFA Downtown Studio
113 Fourth St. NW – 221-8037 – map
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
“The Politics of Performance” class will present an evening of performances in the CFA Downtown Studio. The works presented address explorations of the body in relation to found materials, historical subjects, pop culture, sound, social exchange, and more.

Art Gallery Studio 606
606 Broadway SE – 453.0423 – map
Open House 5-8pm
December features a rich collection of fine Oriental and Western original arts, prints, posters and gifts and highlights Percy Yu‘s Chinese paintings and his water medium works. The gallery artists wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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Inpost Artspace at Outpost
210 Yale Blvd. SE – 268.0044 – outpostspace.org – map
Opening Reception: Friday, December 4, 5 – 8pm
HILO with Season Evans, Katie Ford, Rachel Hayes, Joanna Keane Lopez and Sarah Vosmus, is an exhibition of contemporary textile artists from across the country. Textiles have the power to draw us in: reminding us of the familiar and functional, reflecting community and surroundings. The artists play with these connotations through diverse and innovative methods of making. From weaving from hand-spun wool to constructing translucent vinyl banners and elegant bed-sized compositions, the artists draw from traditions in ways that are decidedly their own. Exhibition Dates: November 23 – January 30.

blue lilyBlue Lily Atelier
3209 Silver Ave. SE – 263.6675 – bluelilyatelier.com – map
Artists’ Reception and Demonstration 5-8 pm
Blue Lily Atelier, a new gallery in Nob Hill, will feature works by oil painters MJ Manford and Ann Pisto. MJ Manford is an award-winning oil painter, whose works have been included in museum shows and exhibitions across the country. She will demonstrate still life painting during the reception. Ann Pisto is an Albuquerque native who has loved to draw since childhood and followed her dream to become an oil painter. Light refreshments will be served.

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Sixty Six Contemporary Art Gallery
4009 Central Ave. NE – 545.2030 – sixtysixgallery.com – map
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
This holiday season the Sixty Six Gallery makes giving the gift of art easy and affordable. Join the gallery in December for The Perfect Piece, a holiday group exhibition featuring paintings and drawings, printmaking and more, with all works featured priced between $25 and $450. This show will be constantly changing, as customers purchase their “Perfect Piece” right off the wall, with new artwork replacing the sold pieces. The gallery will be open late during several Nob Hill area events, including the Shop & Stroll on Thursday, December 3 and Park and Shop on Wednesday, December 16. The show will extend into the new year with a closing reception on Saturday, Jan. 9 from 12-5pm.

TAG Studio Gallery
4401 Central Ave. NE Ste. A – map
Open House 5-7
The Thursday Art Group Studio (The Tag Gallery) will celebrate the season with its whimsical and affordable Holiday Gift Giving ideas; original greeting cards and larger original art reproductions. There is ample parking and refreshments will be served.

THE HEIGHTS AREA

SE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816.0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com – map
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Please join the gallery for an opening reception for Featured Artist Tim Burns. Recently relocated from the Chicago area to New Mexico, Burns previously worked as a photographer as well as a traditional and contemporary printmaker. His current portfolio includes painted digital prints on aluminum. An early exhibit of this technique was awarded Best of Show in an international exhibit in NY and others were invited to be displayed at the Javits Center in NYC. The artist will be giving an Art Talk at 6pm.

Weyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com – map
ARTScrawl 5-8:30pm
The gallery’s 33rd Annual Invitation Theme Show, Simmering’s/A Creative Continuum, features exclusively New Mexico artisans and craftsmen, ceramics, wood, jewelry, wood block prints, paintings, mixed media prints and glass. Featured Artists: Frank Willett; clay, Luisa Baldinger; clay, Vicki Bolen; mixed media, Jas Simmons; jewelry, Karen Simmons; mixed media, Elaine Bolz; clay, Bill Davis; paintings, Carl Gray Whitkop; hand burnished ceramics, Doug Gillis; glass, Linda Gillis; glass jewelry, Jan Vanderburg; wood block and lino cut prints, Marcia Newren; glass, Laura Tuzinowki; wood, Marian Miller; jewelry, Matt Repsher; ceramics,  Leah Henriquez Ready; non-precious jewelry, and Jarrett West; ceramics. Frank Willett and his wife Luisa Baldinger live near Santa Fe, and enjoy working in their studio making one of a kind mostly functional pottery out of porcelain and stoneware. Continuing their long love of clay, they collaborate on Willett’s wheel work-he does the throwing and she glazes and fires his pieces. In recent years Baldinger has turned to creating one of a kind work, exploring form and surface mostly within the vessel context and firing the piece in aluminum foil saggars in a low fire “fuming” atmosphere. Show Closes December 31.

The Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.commap
Artscrawl 5-8pm
The Gallery ABQ features contemporary fine art by established NewMexico artists. For the holiday season it also offers a decorated Christmas tree with a large selection of ornaments. Under the tree you will find an assortment of small gift items, all created by the talented artist elves. The Salon welcomes back KGB Photography Group – Kozeliski, Gilbert & Bidewell. They offer three distinct styles of photography that include nature, structures in a man-made world, the beauty of life, and visual stories that are sometimes dark, moody, or sublime.

Sacramento Mountain Weavers
2231 Wyoming Blvd. NE – 933.1666 – sacramentomountainweavers.com – map
Open House 5-8pm
The holidays are here. Give the gift of warmth, color, and all things textile. Come see what the gallery has to offer! Happy Holidays

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com – map
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
The gallery continues to display Frederick Pichon’s work, as well as featuring glass works by Vaclav Kuzelka of the Czech Republic. Pichon’s work strives to bring fleeting moments into the foreground, allowing him to omit everyday details while maintaining remarkable compositions. Pichon creates powerful negative space resulting in unexpected juxtapositions, yet keeps his viewers in a realm of realism. His paintings reflect his interests in design, architecture, science and history. While this is not the first time the gallery has displayed Pichon’s work, there is some new subject matter that we haven’t seen from him before. Independent glass maker, Kuzelka uses an interesting, difficult staining and cutting technique to get very appealing color combinations in his glass.

Framing Concepts Gallery
5809 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE – 294.3246 – framingconceptsgallery.com – map
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
The annual David Schwindt show titled New Beginnings…And A Look Back features new and recent paintings by one of Albuquerque’s favorite artists.

High Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 – highdesertartandframe.com – map
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
Creative Moon features Sean Moon‘s works of a mix of Expressionism, Realism, and Neo-Pop. Moon’s artistic skill was developed from a deep, intuitive realm of awareness. Moon suggests everything is a canvas – from the skin you’re in, to an old tee shirt or tennis shoes – on which to convey one’s experiences, feelings, and the vitality of life.

OLD TOWN AREA

essence2Essence Gallery & Boutique
323 Romero St. NW, Suite 1 – 843.7367 – essencegalleryboutique.com
Opening Reception 5-9pm
This show features oil paintings by Clarence Medina. The traditional style captures northern New Mexico’s beautiful landscapes! Show runs through June 27.

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Amapola Gallery
205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.com
Reception 4-6 pm
June brings Luminous Landscapes. Featured artists are Mary Sharp-Davis, ceramics; Katherine Gauntt, watercolor/oils; and Karen Servatt, pastels. The Featured Artist reception is on Sunday, June 7th from 1-3 pm.

 

Blackbird Gallery
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.

Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com
Opening and reception 5-8pm
Yucca Art Gallery will celebrate the work of Featured Artists Kay Richards, Sandra Lipka, and Tricia Simmons. Ms. Richards is a well known mixed media painter, Ms. Lipka an accomplished potter, and Ms. Simmons, a jeweler who has experimented with a wide variety of materials. The reception/opening will include music and light refreshments and all three Featured Artists will be on hand and will offer demonstrations of their techniques and some of the interesting materials they utilize. Yucca Art Gallery is a 51 year old cooperative gallery, located in Old Town. It features the work of over 40 Albuquerque-area artists.

purple sagePurple Sage Gallery
201 San Felipe NW – 450.4059 – purplesagegaleria.com
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Purple Sage Gallery presents a new selection of oils by featured artist J. Waid Griffin. The show runs through June 27.

 

 

DOWNTOWN AREA

VSA – N4th Gallery
4904 Fourth Street NW – 345.2140 – vsartsnm.org
Artist Reception 5-7pm
In Introspect, a selection of artwork by New Mexico veterans attests to their talents as artists and affirms the importance of art as a healing antidote to the challenges faced by people who have served in the military. The show includes work by Denham Clements, Kay Elmore, Ernesto Flores, Michael Naranjo, Thomas Popp and David Wimsatt, among others. Part of On the Map: Unfolding Albuquerque Art + Design.

harwood1Harwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW – 242.6367 – harwoodartcenter.org
Opening Reception 6-8pm
Harwood Art Center’s 3rd annual SURFACE: Emerging Artists of New Mexico is a juried exhibition, professional development and endowed cash awards program, presented with support from Albuquerque Art Business Association (AABA) / ARTSCrawl. Participating artists in the main gallery are: Emma Difani, Henry Hutchinson, Robin Kalinich, Alexis Kaminsky, Joanna Keane Lopez, Julia Lambright, Amy Mann, Stephanie McCloud, James Meara, Aziza Murray, Robbie Pino, Sophia Torres, and Ben Utigard. The front gallery features Tera Muskrat’s Canta Con Pintura (Sing with Paint) is a 12-part series of paintings based on songs, initially inspired by an Ekphrasis event where a song was written about her work. Drawn from music with personal significance to the artist or to her friends, Tera’s series explores the diverse and beautiful nature of the feminine power and the current female condition in our society. The front yard will house Hand Eye Collective‘s large-scale installation, Immiscible Polarity, an exploration of beginnings and ends and the moments of space, experience, oppositions and attractions that take place in between. Collective members Christopher Blaz, David Cudney, Joel Davis, Mandy Hanks, Lance Ryan McGoldrick and Casey Warr combine their varying skill sets and vast fabrication experience to create splendid diversity aimed at spreading wonder and joy.

OFFCenter Community Arts Project
808 Park Ave, SW – 247.1172 – offcenterarts.org
Artists’ Reception 5-8pm
A series of collage and assemblage workshops and events which have been offered throughout 2014-15 at OFFCenter will culminate in Come Together: Collage, Assemblage & Community. This non-juried show of works from New Mexico artists includes pieces created during workshops led by local artists Lea Anderson, Marcia Sednek, Rachel Harris-Huffman, Ayren Valery and others. Exhibit up through July 31st

OT Circus
709 Central NW – 249.2231 – otcircus.com
Reception 5-8pm
OT Circus presents Fun with Paintings a show of oil and egg tempera paintings by artist Eliza M. Schmid.

sumner1Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com
‘Garden Party’ Reception 5-8pm
Sumner & Dene is excited to present The June Garden Show featuring garden themes by Angus Macpherson, Phil Hulebak, Jeannie Sellmer, Reg Loving, David Snow, Rik Burkard, Leigh Walters and Dawn Estrin plus two invited oil painters Dee Sanchez and Carol Hopper. What a fun summer time garden theme for the regular stable of artists to focus on for this exciting special exhibit. Special Invited Albuquerque Guest Artists, Dee Sanchez and Carol Hopper are both already well known for their impressionistic landscape paintings with garden and floral themes. The June Garden Show will feature paintings, sculpture and jewelry all with a garden theme! This special exhibit is part of the gallery’s 35th Anniversary Celebration.

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matrix2Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268.8952 – matrixfineart.com
Reception 5-8pm
The gallery presents Touch/Tone- William Ruller, Susan Reid, and Saul Hoffman. Newest gallery artists William Ruller and Saul Hoffman join Susan Reid in this group exhibition of textured abstract paintings that beg to be touched. Ruller creates large, tangible, subtly colored geometric paintings. He combines oil paint with textures of crumbled brick and concrete to represent the frailties of humanity and the erosion of lives that once existed. Hoffman’s clay mosaics are diametrically opposed to Ruller’s in that they are bursting with small, colorful and almost candy-like details and pattern. Middle ground is created by the aboriginal inspired dot paintings of Susan Reid. Her deliberate geometric patterns have a meditative, yet mesmerizing quality about them that is uniquely her own.

new groundsNew Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268.8952 – newgroundsgallery.com
Reception 5-8pm
The gallery presents One of a Kind – Monotype/Monoprint Exhibition. Monotypes are often confused with monoprints although both of these processes are very different from each other. Monoprints are printed from plates which contain permanent information and theoretically can be repeated and editioned. Monotypes, invented by the French Impressionists, are unique images created from blank plates where the image consists entirely of ink which has been added, removed, or otherwise manipulated on the plate. This show of monotypes and monoprints by New Grounds members intends to demystify the difference between these two different animals once and for all.

sixty six2Sixty Six Contemporary Art Gallery
4009 Central Ave. NE – 545.2030 – sixtysixgallery.com
Reception 5-8pm
Sixty Six Gallery presents Best Face Forward, an exhibition of prints on paper by a diverse group of artists focusing on the portrait. This exhibition features a wide range of artistic interpretations and print making techniques, ranging from from the poster styled screenprint works of Shepard Fairey, Dave Kinsey and Tara McPherson to the quiet meditative work of mezzotint artist James Groleau. There is something of interest for everyone interested in the depiction of the human figure in portrait in this exhibition. The artists featured in this exhibition include Sandow Birk, Daniel Danger, Shepard Fairey, Mike Giant, Nichole Hayden, Dave Kinsey, Marti McKee, Tara McPherson, Emily Riley, Xavier Viramontes and others.

Thursday Art Group Studio
4401 Central Ave. NE Ste. B
Open House 5-7pm
TAG Studio Gallery Open House presents Working Artists. Artist and lecturer, Bill Buss, continues painting a series of pastels on the Sandias. He will be demonstrating his painting process which begins with watercolor underpaintings. Painter Carol Argue will be working in one of her mediums, acrylic or pastel. Kris Gorman shows her handpainted paper earrings and pins. There is ample parking for the studio gallery.

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se ocSE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816.0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com
First Friday Artscrawl 5-9pm
SE-OC Right Brain Gallery will be featuring relative newcomer Douglas Greengard, who goes by artist symbol and signature Peace Over Earth. Mr. Greengard’s work can be described as experimental abstract, featuring unique forms and designs. He frequently uses upcycled materials, LED lighting, rate earth glow phosphors, and technology, creating one of a kind works. He will be offering brief talks about his work at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm.

Weyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
First Friday Event and Pre-View Artist Reception 5-8:30pm
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
First Friday Artscrawl 5-8pm, Artist Insight Talk 6pm
Featured artist, Marcella Boushelle, paints only subject matter that excites her strong use of lines that pull in the viewer. Also on view are the works of Bart Fischer, inspired by Georgia O’Keefe’s simple landscape paintings. Bart Fischer makes simple things beautiful, and feels lucky he can produce this in his landscape paintings. The June Salon show will present artist, potters, and writers who are members of the National League of American Pen Women, and organization founded in Washington DC 118 years ago.

palette2Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com
Open House 5-8pm
Palette brings you a marvelous mid-century exhibition of modernist works from limited edition Calder prints, Hagenauer and Vizner sculpture, German and Czech Wall Clocks, jewelry, and watches! The gallery’s vintage radio and phonograph collection features both domestic favorites such as Detrola, Philco, Sparton, and Zenith and the European flavor of models from Braun (Germany), Grundig (Germany), Ostfold Monark (Norway), and Philips (The Netherlands). The period wall clocks mostly hail from Germany and are housed in a variety of materials from porcelain, dark wood, leather, and brass. Don’t forget Dad, Father’s Day is June 21. One of the stunning vintage watches would make a fine gift from you!

high desert1High Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 – highdesertartandframe.com
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
Award-winning photographer Marie Maher expresses emotions, memories, and other intangibles in her work in Seizing the Illusive: The Photography of Marie Maher. Her photography is often conceptual with symbolism incorporated into it. She loves to explore mystical themes, dreams and the transition from sleep to awakening. Her images are “composed” using layers of imagery and the interplay of light and shadow. What unfolds to the viewer is a complex and detailed story.

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high desert art and frame1High Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 – highdesertartandframe.com
Opening Reception 5-8pm
The gallery presents Abstractscapes, paintings by Barbara Nahler. Nahler’s paintings are nonrepresentational and are created by using the elements of art – space, line, value, color and texture. The space of the canvas is divided into smaller spaces through the use of line which may be yarn or threads from the canvas. A value system is created, color and texture added to create the “abstrascapes.” Barbara has received awards for her miniatures in Masterworks.

palettePalette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Palette presents Room For Art Featuring Miniature Mid-Century Room Constructions by Joann Francomano and Jim Cole. Joann and Jim come from entirely different backgrounds. Joann is a graduate of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology. She loves soft goods and fashion. Jim spent forty years practicing as an oral/maxillofacial surgeon. He favors tech and doing meticulous carpentry work as two of his passions. What they have in common is executing their collective vision of “Mid-Century/Retro Design and Culture” with Jim’s miniature craftsmanship bringing Joann’s eight “Rooms of Art” to life in amazing detail. Their largest room measures only 12.5″ length) x 4.5″ wide x 10.5″ high! Their historical influences for their period room constructions include: Gerrit Rietveld, Dale Chihuly, Andy Warhol, Frank Lloyd Wright, Yves Saint Laurent, Paco Robanne, and Rudi Gernreich. This show runs through March 31.

Woodfired functional stoneware© Willi Singletonphotographed by Ken EkWeyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
Artist Reception 5-8:30pm
Weyrich presents Willi Singleton’s Clay and Ink II: A Sense of Generosity and Place. Singleton says of his work, “After three decades as an independent potter, my recent attempts at printmaking aim to create visual images that tell the story of my pottery-making life, showing how the materials and processes serve as the vocabulary and grammar of my potting language: communication through objects of place. Just as wines are said to convey characteristics which reflect their place of provenance (terroir), ceramics made of native clays and locally procured glaze materials also reflect their place of origin.” Show closes March 27, 2015.

the gallery abqThe Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.com
Artist Reception and Insight Talk 5-8pm
The Gallery ABQ presents Her Story to honor National Women’s History month. The exhibit features Jean Porter; oils and Judi Foster, mixed media, watercolors, oils and pastels. Jean Porter says of her work, “I use painting to inspire thought, remind us of beauty, and explore new concepts.” 6pm Insight Talk with Jean Porter. The March Salon Exhibit features Jean Porter and Marlies Diels. Marlies Diels says of her work, “each firing is a new beginning, clay and texture, color and fire, shape and design make a vessel.” Exhibit continues through March 26.

se ocSE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816.0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com
ARTScrawl Event 5-8pm
The SE-OC Right Brain Gallery is pleased to present the works of Evelyn Rosenberg, the award winning developer of the art of Detonography. In Detonagraphy, explosives are used to build up rich textured surfaces in her works, which include over 45 public art pieces across the country, several of which are found in the Albuquerque area. Recently, Rosenberg has been working on smaller pieces more suitable for individual art lovers. The Gallery is fortunate to showcase several of these pieces. The artist will be giving an Art Talk at 6pm and will sign copies of her book, which will also be available for purchase.

 

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Thursday Art Group Studio
4401 Central Ave. NE Ste. B
Open House 5-7:30pm

Sixty Six Contemporary Art Gallery
4009 Central Ave. NE – 545.2030 – sixtysixgallery.com
Gallery Reception 6-8pm
Sixty Six Gallery presents Little Lino Lineup a group show of a selection of linoleum block relief prints, ranging from the traditional black and white print to multiple color and reductive prints. Mixed print media incorporating linoleum block printing are also included. Artists featured in this group show include Vicky Mei Chen, Noah Dasho, Sarah Newton, Eric Rewitzer, Thierry Rossett, Barbara Stikker, and others.

matrix1Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268.8952 – matrixfineart.com
Reception 5-8pm
Exhibition Title: Subtle Imprints – Paintings by Marilyn Dillard and Ceramic by Elizabeth Fritszche. Two woman artists Marilyn Dillard and Elizabeth Fritzsche join forces for the exhibition Subtle Imprints. Dillard paints bold, abstract representations of landscapes that explore texture and color. Fritszche’s porcelain vases and bowls are simple, yet elegant with various energetic impressions that compliment Dillard’s paintings.

new groundsNew Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268.8952 – newgroundsgallery.com
Reception 5-8pm
Exhibition title: Three Mexican Masters in Printmaking- Charles Barth, Enrique Flores, and Mizraim Cardeñas.This exhibit showcases contemporary prints by three leading artists from Mexico. Charles Barth creates patterned figures inspired by Oaxacan folk art. Enrique Flores’ etchings tell stories from rural Mexican village life and Mizraim Cardeñas infuses magical realism with the history of Mexico in his engravings and woodcuts. These narrative and surrealistic artists give us a glimpse into the history and life of Mexico.

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Spa and Gallery
316-B Adams St. SE – 247.2373 – albuquerque-chiropractors.com
Open House 5-7pm
Spa and Gallery presents ERA in conjunction with the Jesus Muñoz Flamenco at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Journal Theatre on March 6 and 7. The show at Spa and Gallery will feature photographs of flamenco by Richard Malcolm and Bruce Shortz.

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516 ARTS
516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 – 516arts.org
ArtsCrawl Event5-8pm
From the Ground Up: Design Here + Now showcases contemporary work by established and emerging Albuquerque area designers and architects. The exhibition features both built and speculative projects. Varying widely in scale, the work demonstrates shared interests in innovation, experience, material, form and function. The exhibition is curated by Katya Crawford, Viviette Hunt, Kristen Shaw and Mira Woodson, and is part of the collaboration On the Map: Unfolding Albuquerque Art + Design http://www.ABQontheMap.com

Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com
Artist Reception 5-8pm
Sumner & Dene is honored to present Michael Norviel: Interiors and Landscapes plus Lydia Piper: Glasswork. Colorist Michael Norviel, known for his impressionistic interior table tops and landscapes, is a wizard of color. More color comes to the two person exhibit with the layered fused glass of Lydia Piper.

ot circusOT Circus
709 Central NW – 249.2231 – otcircus.com
First Friday Event 5-8 pm
OT Circus Gallery features Nathaniel Perry. Nathan Perry was born in Connecticut and educated in fine arts at Rhode Island School of design. Influenced by painters of the High Renaissance and Mannerist period, and their commitments to the ideals of human form and of the religious experience. He believes art to be an aesthetic visual form that “contains” and transmits synthesized aspects of the actual world and the inner ideals, emotively indentation of the artist according to how he or she expresses it. The subject matter that he finds as most endearing for his art are, the experiences of the divine and religious, and that of the mystic and mythic; both of which he has had personal experiences with, and others which he attempts to visually interprets form their many aspects. Nathan currently lives in Albuquerque New Mexico where he practices as an artist pursuing his self education, and experiences the lessons of the world, the greatest teacher of all.

harwoodHarwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW – 242.6367 – harwoodartcenter.org
Community Celebration & Opening Reception 6-8m
In 2016, Harwood Art Center will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a year of programming dedicated to exploring the organization’s important role in this community. As a precursor, Harwood’s 7th & Mountain exhibitions will feature luminary local artists of all ages who have had a significant impact on and been significantly impacted by Harwood, while contributing to the larger creative dialogue in New Mexico. The exhibitions premiere as part of Harwood’s annual Encompass event, an evening of open studios with 45 resident artists, community art making projects and more. This event is part of On the Map: Unfolding Albuquerque Art + Design. Exhibitions Run: March 6 – April 17.

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purple sagePurple Sage Gallery
201 San Felipe NW – 450.4059 – purplesagegaleria.com
Reception 5-8pm
Featured Artist, Punk Cooper, will be showing a selection of
his plein air paintings in oil.

Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com
Opening and Reception 4-7pm
In March Yucca Art Gallery will spotlight the special talents of; Phyllis McGuire, water media and oil painter; Fran Hill, potter; and Linda Reyes-Alicea, jeweler; all featured artists. Ms. McGuire is widely known for her impressionistic New Mexico landscapes, Ms. Hill for innovative glazes and pot designs, and Ms. Reyes-Alicea for striking jewelry patterns. All three artists will describe their work and technique at the Opening Reception. Yucca Art Gallery is a cooperative of local, New Mexican artists, now celebrating its 51st year in Old Town.

Blackbird Gallery
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.

essence5Essence Gallery & Boutique
323 Romero St. NW, Suite 1 – 843.7367 – essencegalleryboutique.com
Opening Reception 5-9pm
Essence Gallery & Boutique presents The Art of Brushwork by local artist Pat Marsello, an exquisite array of beautifully created functional pottery, clay sculpture, and wall art in the style of Chinese brushwork. Show runs through March 29.

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palettePalette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com
Reception 5-8pm
Palette Contemporary Art and Craft will present the art glass sculpture of Czech Master, Frantisek Vizner, and his Czech glass compatriots. Mr. Vizner’s pieces will include his Modernist production pieces from the beginning of his career in the 1960s as well as original studio pieces which he crafted after 2000 and before his death in 2011. Known as a “Master Grinder”, Vizner created stunningly-designed minimal bowls and vases. His work has been exhibited in museums, worldwide, and these original pieces were appreciated during November’s Sculptural Objects and Functional Art Show (SOFA) in Chicago. His work has increased in value, is in short supply, and this exhibit is truly a great opportunity to view time-honored, world class artistry. Don’t miss this show! Also being shown are the Modernist pieces of Pavel Hlava, Petr Hora, Karl Palda (1930s Art Deco), and Ladislav Palecek. The exhibit runs through February 6.

GABQ_A-Winter-Gathering_logo_450x450The Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.com
Artists’ Reception 5-8pm
The Gallery ABQ presents A Winter Gathering, featuring all gallery artists. This special show includes attractively priced items from New Mexico artists who work in a variety of media including painting, photography, mixed media, jewelry, bronze sculpture, glass art, and pottery.

weyrichWeyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
Opening Reception 5-8:30pm
This January, Weyrich Gallery features Contemporary Artifacts with artists Chris Meyer (mixed media) and Jenn Noel (ceramics.) Chris combines modern photography and printing with traditional collage and assemblage to create objects that appear to be unearthed from another culture or time, each with its own story to tell. Jenn’s functional pottery perfectly compliments Chris’ objects, featuring earthy glazes and traditional symbols such as spirals. Both of their work gives the impression of being archaeological finds while still being recently made, fitting Weyrich’s overall theme of “diverse works from dreams, folklore, myth and the earth”. Both artist will attend and discuss their work. Show closes January 30.

SE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816.0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com
Reception 5-8pm
Help kick off the new year right! Join in for the first art event of the year, a reception to welcome the work of David Schneider, local award winning wildlife and nature Photographer, to the gallery. Also on display will be art by other recently added Artists Donna Loraine Contractor, Eddie Martinez, Gus Romero and the many other talented artists. Look forward to seeing you!

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matrix1Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268.8952 – matrixfineart.com
Reception 5-8pm
NEW- Works by Matrix Artists is an exhibition that is a sneak preview for what is up and coming at Matrix in 2015. The gallery is showcasing the newest works by its artists including Laura Wacha, Pat Barrett, Archer Dougherty, Susan Reid, Elizabeth Fritzsche, Alexander Eulert, Deborah Donelson, Marilyn Dillard, and Raul Dorn. Don’t hesitate to make becoming an art collector one of your New Year’s resolutions! The show runs through January 31.

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New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268.8952 – newgroundsgallery.com
Reception 5-8pm
Continue your New Year’s celebrations by joining New Grounds for the opening exhibit of its newest members. New Grounds is thrilled to share the newest etchings, mezzotints, and gravure prints by Katie Burkstaller, Joan Martin, Lincoln Draper, Cleo Wilkinson of Australia, and Stephen Lawlor of Ireland. Images range from traditional landscapes to etchings inspired by architecture. This is the final day of the holiday print sale! The show runs through January 31.

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sumnerSumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com
Artists’ Reception 5-8pm
Sumner & Dene is excited to announce its Annual New Year New Work introducing Phil Hulebak. Sumner & Dene is honored to welcome long-time Albuquerque landscape painter Phil Hulebak to our stable of artists. Phil, known for his traditional landscape paintings, will be showcasing some of his new ‘break-out’ explosive color landscapes. These brightly colored paintings are new to Phil’s repertoire. A UNM fine art graduate, Phil has been painting in Albuquerque since the 70’s. Along with the new addition of Phil Hulebak landscapes, the New Year’s exhibit will feature new work by the gallery’s entire stable including Angus Macpherson, Frank McCulloch, Bill Tondreau, Jeannie Sellmer, Michael Norviel, David Snow and Reg Loving. This exhibit is the beginning of a year long 35th Anniversary Celebration.

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Blackbird Gallery
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.

essence5Essence Gallery & Boutique
323 Romero St. NW, Suite 1 – 843.7367 – http://www.essencegalleryboutique.com
Opening Reception 5-9pm
Happy New Year! January is “Mini Month“! To start out 2015, Essence is hosting a group show of gallery artists focusing on miniature original paintings and collage artwork.

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Art by Elguera
2 Church Street NW – 243.0099 – artbyelguera.com
Grand Opening 5-9pm
Ron Elguera is holding a grand opening for the August First Friday ARTScrawl at his new gallery in Old Town. Elguera’s wide variety of styles, for which he is becoming rapidly known, reflects his absorption of the old masters from Giotto to Rothko. Every ten dollar purchase will buy a chance at winning a $300 gift certificate, and 10% of all sales will go to Family Promise, an organization dedicated to helping homeless families with children get back on their feet.

Studio 13
323 Romero St. Suite 13 – 247.2988 – sites.google.com/site/studio13site/
Open House 5-7pm
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

Blackbird Gallery
323 Romero St. NW, Ste.16 – 243.9525 – BlackbirdGallery.Biz
Open House 5-8pm
Blackbird Gallery has recently added the wonderful southwestern landscape paintings from Placitas artist Vicki Van Vynckt to the gallery collection. She joins contemporary Native American artist (and local favorite) Farrell Cockrum, and Grants native Robert Perea as the featured trio in the unique Old Town gallery. Featured also this month are the Navajo cottonwood carvings from Matt Yellowman and an extensive new selection of Baltic Amber jewelry in with the usual mix of Navajo, Zuni and other Native American original jewelry creations; sculpture from Taos artist Michael Connor; Michael Cramer ceramic hand-made fountains and new pieces by Matthew Patton of Seattle, WA..

Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Yucca Art Gallery, now celebrating its 50th year in Old Town, spotlights the artistry of Sally Bryant; watercolorist, Barbara Barnett; ceramics artist, and Lind Reyes-Alicea; jeweler. Yucca Art Gallery is a cooperative featuring the work of 40 local artists in media ranging from encaustic to water media to glasswork and woodwork.

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VSA – N4th Gallery
4904 Fourth Street NW – 345.2140 – vsartsnm.org
Opening Reception 5-7pm
Detour: Rust, Glass & Chrome, the second annual N4th Car Show and Art Exhibit, highlights three local artists exploring the timeless subject of the automobile. Paul Littman presents eloquently photographed and digitally enhanced images that recall visions of the open road and nostalgia about car culture. Richard Mordecki’s representational paintings of classic cars have a strong tendency toward fantasy, placing classic cars in dreamlike landscapes. Gail Sutton produces photographs printed on a variety of metallic media creating the illusion of depth in vivid colors on untouched junkyard treasures. The show runs through September 8.

harwood1Harwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW – 242.6367 – harwoodartcenter.org
Opening Reception 6-8pm
MAIN GALLERY: Contemporary Contrasts: Fire & Water new works by Elaine Roy & Christopher Thomson. Thomson, artist blacksmith, forges yellow hot steel into improvised sculpture for homes, gardens and public spaces. Varied metals, bright colors, kinetics and wonder of process inform his impromptu elegant forms. Roy photographs the ocean off the coast of Maine, embeds the images in wax and completes her process with oil paints. The mysterious enigmatic wall pieces inspire subliminal water memories. FRONT GALLERY: Continuum new paintings by Joyce Shupe. Shupe creates a low relief language of parallel lines, to represent the cycle of life, one generation following another. The lines are obsessive in their insistence, soothing in their constancy, and mantra-like, a metaphor for continuum. The spatial arenas that separate the lines speak to chaos. Shupe’s manipulation of the paint ultimately provides a narrative to support her long held personal belief that painting is really about paint, the medium itself.

OT Circus
709 Central NW – 249.2231 – otcircus.com
Open House 5-7pm
Joining the circus has proved to be a lot of fun! The gallery has had the opportunity to add several artists from California and here in New Mexico. Colette Rodriquez owns and operates the fashion truck Desert Willow Mobile Boutique. Artist Emily Brown will also be featured, her creativity is spectacular. Look forward to Ryan Kellogg’s building circus art, his goldfish will be known by all show goers.

Surface Tension - Paris516 ARTS
516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 – 516arts.org
First Friday Event 5-8pm
Digital Latin America explores the North/South axis of cultural development and exchange between South America, Central America and the Southwest United States and features work by Jessica Angel (Colombia), Hernando Barragán (Colombia), Giselle Beiguelman (Brazil), Rejane Cantoni & Leonardo Crescenti (Brazil), Paula Gaetano-Adi (Argentina), Matt Garcia (Kansas), Amor Muñoz (Mexico), Jessica Pizaña Roberts (Texas), Paola Torres Nuñez del Prado (Peru), Claudia X. Valdes (New Mexico/Chile), Gabriel Vanegas (Colombia), Javier Viellgas (Colombia) and William Wilson (New Mexico).

sumner and deneSumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com
Painting Roundup & Barbeque 5-9pm
Sumner & Dene is proud to present Angus Macpherson: Painting Roundup & Barbeque, an exhibit with an “all the barbecue trimmings” reception for the artist. Angus Macpherson: Painting Roundup is the artist’s annual summer exhibit. A major fixture in the Albuquerque art scene for the past 30 years, Macpherson, who is famous for his billowing cloudscapes, will present his full stable of art including treescapes, cityscapes, and figurative work. His paintings of dramatic skies, often in radiant translucent layers of twilight and dawn hues, are fluid compositions of the grand and intimate simultaneously. A third generation Albuquerquean, he paints that powerful yet dreamy scenery that we all identify as the ultimate New Mexico skyscape. His paintings range from twelve inches to twelve feet wide.

Concetta D Gallery
20 First Plaza NW – 243.5066 – concettadgallery.com
All Gallery Show 5-8pm
This show highlights the historical works of Wayne Cooper (permanent collection Gilcrease Museum, Will Rogers Museum, State Capitol), and features gallery artists Paul Cheng, Robert Kuester, Carla D’Aguanno, Dan Griggs, David Harlan, Rich Nichols, Jeff Otis, Marilyn Yanke, Piao Xue Cheng, Luke Stavrowsky, Michael Natalie, Nancy Chaboun and others.

NOB HILL AREA

matrixMatrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268.8952 – matrixfineart.com
Reception 5-8pm
Born and bred in New Mexico, Jacob Matteson understands the New Mexico landscape intuitively. In Landscape Tapestries – Paintings by Jacob Matteson his vibrant, semi-abstract oil paintings are not depictions of actual places but rather snapshots of New Mexico’s ever changing scenery. They capture a moment in time such as the building summer heat around noon, the moment immediately after a rain shower, the first morning light, or the temperature drop just after sunset. The show runs through August 30.

new groundsNew Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268.8952 – newgroundsgallery.com
Reception 5-8pm
New Grounds presents Bamboo Gardens- Mixed Media Prints by Katharine Noe. A three time cancer survivor, Noe’s work is peaceful and speaks of meditation, love and healing. At the same time, her images are playful and expressive. Printing demo from 6:30 to 7pm during the reception. The show runs through August 30.

NORTHEAST HEIGHTS AREA

SE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816.0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com
Open House 5-8pm
Local artists showcase work that is made from or in some way based on the various optics and metalworking technologies of the gallery’s parent business, Sandia Electro-Optics Corporation. You will find various styles of glass and metalworking, photography, fiber optics and solar. Come take a closer look for yourself and see what happens when the right brain and left brain work together.

The Artistic Image
1101 Cardenas Dr. NE, Suite 206 – 554.2706 – PhotoArtNM.com
Artist Reception 5-9pm
The Artistic image presents Car – Toons Original Photography by Allan Price. This show will feature prints of Antique Automobiles, Hot Rods, and Muscle Cars like you have never seen them before. Allan has found a way to make his images really stand out. Their colors are spectacular and you will see many of your old favorites. There will be over 30 prints and a Multi Media show of another 100 plus images. Stop in, meet Allan and you will agree that these cars never looked as good as they do in his prints. The gallery will also be celebrating the winners of the 2014 ABQ Arts Photo Contest.

GABQ_Daniels_GlassVessel_webThe Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.com
Artists’ Reception 5–8pm.
The Gallery ABQ presents Red Hot Summer, featuring three gallery artists: Nina Adkins, who uses the vibrant colors of watermedia to convey how she feels about New Mexico; Anita Daniels, who manipulates kiln-formed glass to create unique and complex designs; and Judi Foster, whose watercolors and oils project the spirit and energy of the American Southwest. Artist Insights, 6pm: Anita Daniels shares her inspiration and techniques. The August Salon Exhibit features oil paintings by Jeff Warren.

1)Sunshine Came Softly #3 weyrichWeyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
Artist Reception 5-8:30pm
Momentary Essence in a Changing World features Contemporary Concepts; New Paintings & Monotypes by Sandra Humphries and Contemporary Fine Jewelry by Celest Michelotti. Humphries is an abstract expressionist landscape painter and print maker who is somewhat of a stylist. Celest Michelotti creates clean, contemporary, and minimalist jewelry that is inspired by nature, particularly the heavens above. The show runs through August 29.

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Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com
Opening Night 5-8pm
Stay Tuned is Palette’s fourth annual summer vintage radio show and sale. We are challenged by our “no holds barred” approach in our attempt to tie together the art, design, and vintage radio/electronics worlds in a typically “modernist” manner with which to keep your attention. Show runs through September 4.

 

High Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 – highdesertartandframe.com
First Friday Event 5-8pm
High Desert Art & Frame features Largely Abstract: Works on Paper, a show featuring work from VSA’s North Fourth Art Center Day Arts and Exploratory Arts programs. Largely Abstract features vibrant and thought provoking multi-media works by thirteen artists, demonstrating a range of techniques, media, and color choices. VSA Arts of New Mexico offers education, performance and exhibition opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities in classes offered year-round in the visual, performing and literary arts. The N4th Theater & N4th Gallery in VSA’s North Fourth Art Center provide creative and cultural access and exploration for people of every ability through the arts.

JULY 4

OLD TOWN AREA

Blackbird Gallery
323 Romero St. NW, Ste.16 – 243.9525 – BlackbirdGallery.Biz
Open House 5-8pm
Blackbird Gallery has recently added the wonderful southwestern landscape paintings from Placitas artist Vicki Van Vynckt to the gallery collection. She joins contemporary Native American artist (and local favorite) Farrell Cockrum, and Grants native Robert Perea as the featured trio in the unique Old Town gallery. Featured also this month are the Navajo cottonwood carvings from Matt Yellowman and an extensive new selection of Baltic Amber jewelry in with the usual mix of Navajo, Zuni and other Native American original jewelry creations. Sculpture from Taos artist Michael Connor; Michael Cramer ceramic hand-made fountains and new pieces by Matthew Patton of Seattle, WA.

Park Fine Art
323 Romero St. NW – 764.1900 – parkfineart.com
Show 5-8pm
Gallery artists and a new artist from Korea; Ryu, Sung-Hyun, show new work. Park Fine Art features international and local artists from Korea, China, Japan, Germany, and Turkey and sells diverse Korean traditional handmade papers and unique crafts from many countries.

Art by Elguera
2 Church Street NW – 243.0099 – artbyelguera.com
Open House 1-9pm
Elguera started painting at ten and graduated from the University of New Mexico with a degree in Art and Art History. The artist says of his work, “I take pride in my diversity of styles. Each blank canvas invokes its own image depending upon my mood or inspiration.”

NORTHEAST HEIGHTS

artistic imageThe Artistic Image
1101 Cardenas Dr. NE, Suite 206 – 554.2706 – PhotoArtNM.com
Opening Reception 5-9pm
The Artistic image presents Car – Toons Original Photography by Allan Price. This show will feature prints of Antique Automobiles, Hot Rods, and Muscle Cars like you have never seen them before. Allan has found a way to make his images really stand out. Their colors are spectacular and you will see many of your old favorites. There will be over 30 prints and a multi-media show of another 100 plus images. Stop in and meet the artist, you will agree that these cars never looked as good as they do in his prints.

JULY 5

DOWNTOWN AREA

sumner2Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com
Artist Reception 4-7pm
Sumner & Dene is proud to present Mark Horst’s Figures & More. Horst, internationally known for his human figurative paintings, will also exhibit a variety of architectural works including New Mexico churches and historic buildings. His bold brushwork and unusual use of color combinations set Mark Horst apart from the rest of his contemporary painters.

 

 

NOB HILL AREA

matrix2Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268.8952 – matrixfineart.com
Award Ceremony and Reception 5-8pm
Red Dog News and Matrix Fine Art take great pleasure in announcing the slate of fine art photographers who have been juried into IMAGE New Mexico 2014. More than 55 photographers from all over the U.S. and Great Britain sent in over 200 images for the jurors. The photographs range from majestic landscapes that show the beauty of New Mexico to figurative pieces to traditional churches to native flora and fauna. This year’s photographers are: Steven Bundy, Bill Ebbing, Kimber Wallwork-Heinemann, Donna Ahrend, Tim Arroyo, Matt Beckmann, Dona Bollard, Robert Crespin, Amy Ditto, Stephen Kolb, Linda Laitner, Paula Scott, Robert Fugate, Marie Maher, Tami Moore, Dee Smart, Diane Alire, Mellany Herrera, Wendy Kappy, Michael Knapstein, Lee Manning, Jim McDonough, Sarah Middleton, Shelly Moore, Lori Pond, Bill Todino, and Cliff Wood.
Jurors:
Allegra Wilde: co-founder, COO, EYEIST portfolio review service
Regina Held: Founder, Director, Matrix Fine Art & New Grounds Print Workshop, Albuquerque
Tim Anderson: Founder and Publisher, Cygnet Press & Red Dog News

new grounds1New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268.8952 – newgroundsgallery.com
Opening Reception 5-8pm
This month’s show is Exposed – Contemporary Gravure. This group showcases the extreme diversity of the gravure medium. The process requires a photographic or drawn image to be exposed by ultraviolet light to transfer the image to the plate. New Grounds printmakers will show works that represent being exposed in a literal sense. This show might inspire photographers, painters and even non-artists to try their hand at this versatile medium; drawn images which could be mistaken for lithographs, abstract multi-plate landscapes, poignant figurative images and dreamlike mixed-media pieces, all can be translated to the gravure process. Collectors will find new works by their favorite artists, Diane Alire, Jessica Weybright, Mary Sundstrom, Kathe Noe and Jorge Tristani, and work by new members such as Jessica Krichels, Ren Adams and Elaine Soto. Gravure demonstration: 6:30 to 7 pm during the reception.

NORTHEAST HEIGHTS

SE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816.0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com
Open House 11am-6pm
After you’ve celebrated our independence, come see where technology and art hang together. Right Brain Gallery has original artwork from a variety of artists with pieces in all price ranges. You’re sure to find the perfect one to hang on your wall, place on your table or decorate your garden. Extended Hours 11am-6pm.

weyrichWeyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
Artist Reception 3-6pm
Imprints of Home, Works on Paper, is a group show featuring art prints, and poems by twelve artists. This body of work is evocative, often experimental, and always pleasing. Vicki Bolen, Geraldine Brussel, Esther Feske, Dale Harris, Christine Herman, Frank Melcori, Trish Meyer, Carrol Moxham, Donna Murray, Margy O’Brien, Kent Swanson, and Mary Sweet are members of a print + poem cooperative that first exhibited at Weyrich in 2011. This diverse group of artists came together through a shared interest in printmaking, poetry and book arts. Their delight in ongoing creative cross-pollination and artistic camaraderie produced this new collaboration. Show Closes July 25.

artistic imageThe Artistic Image
1101 Cardenas Dr. NE, Suite 206 – 554.2706 – PhotoArtNM.com
Opening Reception 2-6pm
The Artistic image presents Car – Toons Original Photography by Allan Price. This show will feature prints of Antique Automobiles, Hot Rods, and Muscle Cars like you have never seen them before. Allan has found a way to make his images really stand out. Their colors are spectacular and you will see many of your old favorites. There will be over 30 prints and a multi-media show of another 100 plus images. Stop in and meet the artist, you will agree that these cars never looked as good as they do in his prints.

framing conceptsFraming Concepts Gallery
5809 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE – 294.3246 – framingconceptsgallery.com
Opening and Reception 1-4pm
Dog Daze is a solo art show for artist and animal lover Katy Widger. A maker of mixed-media fiber art and fine art quilts for over 20 years, Widger has many works in public and private collections worldwide. She is now painting in oils, combining hand dyed fabrics with oil medium. You are invited to take a fresh look at man’s best friend as well as other oil paintings, a great way to spend a holiday afternoon.

gallery abqThe Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.com
Artists’ reception 3-6pm
The Gallery ABQ presents New Inspirations, featuring two new gallery artists: Travis Cochran, who combines various metals with paint, polish, and patina to make one-of-a-kind pieces of art; and Jo Schuman, who uses vibrant colors in watercolor and acrylic to get richness, playfulness and variety in her paintings. Artist Insights, 4pm: Jo Schuman shares her inspiration and techniques. The July Salon Exhibit features a group show by The Camino Real 8.

High Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 – highdesertartandframe.com
ARTScrawl Event 3-6pm
In Retrospect, Daniel Ludwig will share his early paintings as well as his most recent works. Daniel Ludwig is a watercolor artist based in the desert Southwest. He was raised surrounded by the red rocks outside of Las Vegas, Nevada, spent his college years in Cedar City, Utah, and has lived in New Mexico most of his adult life. He is a self- taught artist who has been painting off and on for over 25 years.

JULY 6

OLD TOWN AREA

Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com
Featured Artist Reception 3-6pm
Yucca Art Gallery celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. The Featured Artist Reception will spotlight Stacie Ferguson, watercolorist, Gail Tate and Nadine Williams, woodworkers, and Leah Ready, jeweler. Stacie Ferguson will discuss and demonstrate her watercolor technique at the reception. Yucca Art Gallery also features the work of 37 additional artists working in various mediums, from oil painting to fused glass work to ceramics.

Studio 13
323 Romero St. Suite 13 – 247.2988 – sites.google.com/site/studio13site/
Open House 5-7pm
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.

OLD TOWN AREA

Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Yucca Art Gallery, now celebrating its 50th year in Old Town, spotlights the artistry of Bobbi Isaacson, pastel painter, Michelle La Meres, fused glass artist, and Terri Helmer, jeweler. Yucca Gallery also features the work of 37 additional artists in mediums ranging from oils and acrylic to weaving and ceramics.

Blackbird Gallery
323 Romero St. NW, Ste.16 – 243.9525 – BlackbirdGallery.Biz
Open House 5-8pm
Blackbird Gallery has recently added the wonderful southwestern landscape paintings from Placitas artist Vicki Van Vynckt to the gallery collection. She joins contemporary Native American artist (and local favorite) Farrell Cockrum, and Grants native Robert Perea as the featured trio in the unique Old Town gallery. Featured also this month are the Navajo cottonwood carvings from Matt Yellowman and an extensive new selection of Baltic Amber jewelry in with the usual mix of Navajo, Zuni and other Native American original jewelry creations. Sculpture from Taos artist Michael Connor, Michael Cramer ceramic hand-made fountains and new pieces by Matthew Patton of Seattle, WA.

Studio 13
323 Romero St. Suite 13 – 247.2988 – sites.google.com/site/studio13site/
Open House 5-7:30pm
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.

DOWNTOWN AREA

VSA – N4th Gallery
4904 Fourth Street NW – 345.2140 – vsartsnm.org
Artist Reception 5-7pm
BIG Expansive LARGE Immense is a selection of work by students from Southwest University of the Visual Arts in response to the concept of “BIG.” The show runs through May 5.

harwoodHarwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW – 242-6367 – harwoodartcenter.org
Opening Reception 6-8pm
Finding Reason: New Works by Maude Andrade & Shawn Turung is featured in the main gallery. Finding Reason presents an exploration of techniques and palette that manifests a psychological dialogue through sublime abstraction and dynamic imagery. Topical Tapestries: Vinyl Installation by Margi Weir will be in the front gallery. Topical Tapestries presents fragmented imagery or repeated objects related to topics like ecology and politics. Weir’s stacking of unranked layers of mirrored imagery is a visual metaphor for the way bits of information are thrown at us on a daily basis, with only the occasional “in depth coverage”. The exhibition runs through April 24.

OFFCenter Community Arts Project
808 Park Ave, SW – 247.1172 – offcenterarts.org
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Hand Made In the Shade is an illuminating exhibit of lamps and shades; together or separate; working or not. Show closes May 16.

516 2516 ARTS
516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 – 516arts.org
Open House 5-8pm
516 ARTS welcomes everyone to First Friday open house events this spring. Come visit the Heart of the City exhibition, get a free haircut* with Gabriel Jaureguiberry from ACE Barbershop and participate in hands-on flower making with Vecinos Artist Collective. These events are part of First Fridays organized by the Albuquerque Art Business Association.
*Space is limited: for haircut appointments, contact claude@516arts.org

sumner1Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com
Artists Reception 5-9pm
Sumner & Dene is honored to present Dan Garrett & Lydia Piper Two Person Exhibit at Sumner & Dene. Dan Garrett creates wall and floor metal works with paint and acid washes while Lydia Piper’s fused glass creations range from decorative to functional glass work. The exhibition runs through April 26.

 

 

NOB HILL AREA

matrix1Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A –
268-8952 – matrixfineart.com
Reception 5-8pm
Matrix is very excited to introduce two new artists with Skin Deep-Abstract Paintings by Jessica Kennedy and Alexander Eulert. Both of them have developed unique ways of creating intensely layered and vibrantly colored paintings. Jessica Kennedy developed a technique where she partially masks and over-paints each of the many layers in her very organic paintings. Growth is the central theme in her work. It is an enigmatic, rich concept because it can be beautiful and positive as well as destructive and grotesque Her pieces are an elegant fusion of animals, the human body, and plant life. Eulert’s pieces are strikingly geometric, but just as in Kennedy’s pieces it seems to be possible to look deep into the painting. 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, unearthed inlaid armor from a Homeric poem—or, at times, technology and urban constructs. These are two artists who are dedicated to their craft; they manage to combine inventive techniques with intelligence and mindfulness.

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERANew Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B –
268-8952 – newgroundsgallery.com
Reception 5-8pm
New Grounds presents Sanctuaries – Monotypes and Mixed Media Prints by Dan Noyes. Dan Noyes’ mixed media prints are calm, meditative and provide a place of refuge in our busy lives. Hues of blue, grey and gold dominate in his work. Although his images reference the home, the mountain, the horse, stupas and gates, they are always abstracted; more like quiet and places of the mind. Dan Noyes will demonstrate his mixed media monotype process from 6:30-7pm during the reception.

NORTHEAST HEIGHTS AREA

The Artistic Image
1101 Cardenas Dr. NE, Suite 206 – 554.2706 – PhotoArtNM.com
ARTSCrawl Event 5-9pm
The Artistic Image will be exhibiting Visions of the Under Ground by Kenneth Ingham. These are award winning photographs shot in the caves of several countries. Meet Kenneth and you will learn about the part of the world that most people have never seen.

Johns’ Western Gallery
1101 Cardenas Dr. NE, Suite 202 C – 246-2414
Reception 5-9pm
Johns’ Western presents Dry Country Ranching, a collection of oils by Calvin Toddy. The artist will be at the reception and works by C.M. Russell and J.H. Sharp will also be on exhibit.

SE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816-0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com
Open House 5-8pm
New Artists! New Art! Please join us and find the perfect piece for your home.

2013 cupism 9 betsywilliams weyrichWeyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
Preview Artist Reception 5-8:30pm
Table of Contents will feature new work in clay by New Mexico artist Betsy Williams in her sixth solo show at Weyrich Gallery. Williams’ latest body of work includes contemporary tableware, teapots, and her signature multiple-cup compositions. New forms, including wood-fired sculptural vases and tall cylinders with lids, will make their debut in the “Table of Contents” show. William’s says, “I know that every now and then one may have an extraordinary experience in the presence of a supposedly ordinary pot. I know this because it has happened to me. This is surely a rare experience, but it does happen. Like music, poetry, art – this pot may allow us to transcend ourselves, very briefly, to lift that veil.”

galleryabq webThe Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292-9333 – thegalleryabq.com
Artists’ reception 5-8pm.
The Gallery ABQ presents Chroma Unleashed, featuring three gallery artists: Anita Caress, who uses different types of glass to develop beautiful pieces of fused glass art suitable for the home or office; Rebecca Nolda, who explores the nature of hidden and revealed surfaces in her layered, mixed media paintings; and Patricia Klamborowski Williams, who applies her own graphic style to create a unique and fresh look in her watermedia paintings. Artist Insights, 6pm: P. K. Williams shares her inspiration and techniques. The April Salon Exhibit features mixed media paintings by Sue Ann Mika.

 

 

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com
First Friday Event 5-8pm
Bits and Pieces features colorful glass sculpture and jewelry by Aki Takemoto. Aki’s pieces are composed entirely of glass. Each color and pattern combination is greatly influenced by the passage of time. Her vibrant, patchwork-like sculptures rely on her painting and fusing capabilities. She paints on thin sheets of glass, then piles, fuses, and cuts them into smaller sizes. She then assembles the resulting smaller-sized creations into a mosaic.

Framing Concepts Gallery
5809 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE – 294.3246 – framingconceptsgallery.com
Opening Reception 5-7:30
The work of artist Emmett Johns represents the New Mexico area; most notably the Dixon Apple Orchard which is now gone but not forgotten. Johns style in both oil and pastel may best be described as expressive. His work includes abstracts, landscapes, and portraiture.

High Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 – highdesertartandframe.com
First Friday Event 5-8pm
High Desert presents FUN SHUI: The Fine Art Tapestry and Mixed Media Art of Donna Loraine Contractor. Local Treasure Donna Lorraine Contractor will be sharing her tapestries throughout April including a selection of her Feng Shui Series; a meditation on color, balanced energy and finessed design, combining symbols found in the I Ching with geometric forms and vivid hues. Contractor’s work incorporates the landscapes and colors of New Mexico with bold contemporary architectural frames that create depth and optical illusions. The artist will also display recent multi-media pieces. Contractor was recently named a Local Treasure for her contribution to the Duke City’s visual art scene by the Albuquerque Art Business Association.

OLD TOWN AREA

Blackbird Gallery
323 Romero St. NW, Ste.16 – 243.9525 – BlackbirdGallery.Biz
Open House 5-8pm
Blackbird Gallery has recently added the wonderful southwestern landscape paintings from Placitas artist Vicki Van Vynckt to the gallery collection. She joins contemporary Native American artist (and local favorite) Farrell Cockrum, and Grants native Robert Perea as the featured trio in the unique Old Town gallery. Featured also this month are the Navajo cottonwood carvings from Matt Yellowman; an extensive new selection of Baltic Amber jewelry in with our usual mix of Navajo, Zuni and other Native American original jewelry creations; sculpture from Taos artist Michael ConnorMichael Cramer ceramic hand-made fountains and new pieces by Matthew Patton of Seattle, WA.

Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com
Open House 5-8:30pm
Yucca Art Gallery will celebrate the arrival of spring in Old Town with an Open House and Reception for featured artists Pat Baca, a watercolor painter; Steve Janecky, wood worker; and Barb Fajardo, jeweler. Yucca Gallery, an artist cooperative now celebrating its 50th year, features the work of these and 40 other artists in mediums ranging from oils to encaustic painting and ceramics to metal working.

purple sagePurple Sage Galeria
201 San Felipe NW – 450.4059 purplesagegaleria.com
Artists’ Reception 5-8pm
Purple Sage features Spring-ing Along a selection of paintings by Jane E Chandler. Work on display will be landscape views painted en plein air. The show runs through March.

 

 

DOWNTOWN AREA

VSA – N4th Gallery
4904 Fourth Street NW – 344.4542 – vsartsnm.org
ARTSCrawl Event 5-7pm
The exhibit, REVOLT! features Christian Michael Gallegos’ new large-scale abstract paintings on canvas which explore issues of social injustice. The artist will discuss his process during the first Friday ARTSCrawl, March 7 at 6:45pm. He will focus on his evolution or “revolt” from his previous work in pushing towards a more figurative way to paint. The show runs through March 12.

harwood2Harwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW – 242-6367 – harwoodartcenter.org
Opening Reception 6-8pm
Harwood Art Center is pleased to present Encompass: Urban Nature, an annual event featuring open studios with the 45 Harwood Artists, collaborative art making projects, live music, culinary offerings and two exhibitions. Shift (front gallery) invites you to engage, explore and alter an immersive installation created by youth artists. Uncharted Territory (main gallery) highlights women artists investigating how they fit in, respond to and affect change in the world around them – and demonstrating a certain, refined optimism in the process. Participants include guest artist Swoon and New Mexico artists Erin Currier, Ann Dunbar, Leigh Anne Langwell, Heidi Pollard, Holly Roberts, Brittany Sundheim and Myriam Tapp, as well as the elementary students of Escuela del Sol Montessori. The exhibition runs through March 27.

OFFCenter Community Arts Project
808 Park Ave, SW – 247.1172 – offcenterarts.org
Opening 5-8pm
OFFCenter Community Arts and Rainbow Artists have co-sponsored a no-fee, non-juried exhibit of art t-shirts, Tee-Shirt Fantasies. Entries have been donated for a raffle with proceeds to benefit OFFCenter. All pieces were created by women and while entries of wearable shirts were encouraged, an ‘anything goes’ attitude means that you never know what you’ll find! The exhibit will end with a closing reception and raffle drawing on March 28th.

516 2516 ARTS
516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445
516arts.org
Open House 5-8pm
Join in the celebration for the Heart of the City exhibition! Heart of the City is an arts collaboration exploring the urban environment and posing the question: What does the condition of the city’s urban core say about the heart and soul of the city? This project centers around an exhibition at 516 ARTS that features a series of projects created by lead artists with student apprentices or collaborators from 13 organizations representing arts, education and small business. The open house will feature free haircuts in the gallery from ACE Barbershop; to schedule a haircut call 242-1445 or email claude@516ARTS.org. The exhibition runs through May 3.

sumner2Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com
Artists’ Reception 5-9pm
Sumner & Dene is proud to announce their March Exhibit David Snow: Enamels and
Rik Burkard: Ceramics. David Snow creates contemporary enamels with copper and fused powdered glass while Rik Burkard sculpts unusual, fun contemporary ceramics. Both are Albuquerque artists. Show runs through March 29.

NOB HILL AREA

matrix3Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268-8952 matrixfineart.com
Reception 5-8pm
Matrix presents PENUMBRA: An International Exhibition Showcasing Contemporary Surrealism. Albuquerque artist Archer Dougherty curated this exhibition of contemporary surreal drawings and paintings. Dougherty had the artists explore the meaning of the word penumbra using a grayscale palette. A ‘penumbra’ is the ghostly halo of shadow that surrounds a region of complete darkness. Twenty-five international artists, ranging from Europe to the United States to Indonesia, are coming together to present their ideas relating to shadows, darkness, and everything in between.

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New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268-8952 newgroundsgallery.com
Reception: 5-8pm
New Grounds presents two exhibitions. The first exhibition is Chroma – Etchings by Pamela Wesolek. Most people think of etchings as small, black and white, and realistic in nature. Wesolek completely defies this concept by creating colorful large scale etchings – some four feet across – that are detailed, yet bold and semi-abstract in nature. An avid hiker and life-long observer of nature, Wesolek fuses the individual entities of the organic world – plants, leaves or grasses – with broader concepts such as the seasons, terrains or angles of light. Pamela Wesolek will demonstrate chine colle from 6:30-7 pm during the reception. The exhibition runs through March 29. The second exhibition is Yaybig SW – A trunk show exhibition of Southwest printmakers from the collection of Karl Whitaker which will be on view during the March 7 reception only! For more information please contact Karl Whitaker at rainspot@gmail.com or 505-918-9253.

NORTHEAST HEIGHTS AREA

The Artistic Image
1101 Cardenas Dr. NE, Suite 206 – 554.2706 – PhotoArtNM.com
ARTSCrawl Event 5-9pm
The Artistic Image will be exhibiting Visions of the Under Ground by Kenneth Ingham. These are award winning photographs shot in the caves of several countries. Meet Kenneth and you will learn about the part of the world that most people have never seen.

Johns’ Western Gallery
1101 Cardenas Dr. NE, Ste. 202 C – 246-2414
ARTSCrawl Event 5-9pm
Artist Peter Bowles will present New Mexico Impressions, a series of his oil paintings on canvas.

SE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816-0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com
Open House 5-8pm
Come see what’s new! Right Brain Gallery is thinking spring and showing off some great solar and other decorative items. Find many beautiful new pieces for your outdoors or a new artist’s work that can help spruce up your indoors.

Framing Concepts Gallery
5809 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE – 294.3246 – framingconceptsgallery.com
Open House 5-7:30pm
Framing Concepts presents ART 4 SALE. The gallery carries originals and prints and has found many fine signed and numbered prints in the storage bins. Some works are old, some new; some matted, some not; some free, some not; some signed, some not; all good. Many, many to choose from and they are well worth a look.

the galleryabqwebThe Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292-9333 – thegalleryabq.com
Artists’ Reception 5-8pm
The Gallery ABQ presents Light, Color & Brilliance, featuring three gallery artists: Sandra Baca, who uses artistic consideration of composition, color and material as the foundation for her unique jewelry pieces; Maria Cole, who melds her strong academic painting background with the feeling and mood that a scene evokes to create her contemporary oil paintings; and Andrew Kozeliski, whose photographic images reflect his appreciation for nature as well as mankind. Artist Insights at 6pm: Andrew Kozeliski shares his inspiration and techniques.

Weyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
First Friday Artist Reception 5-8:30pm
Weyrich Gallery presents Clay and Ink: Processing Process: New Work by Willi Singleton. Willi Singleton, a Pennsylvania ceramicist states, “After nearly three decades as an independent potter, I have recently begun to experiment with woodblock printing, making images that explore my pot making processes. For the first time at the Weyrich Gallery, I am showing my woodblock prints, along with my pots…come and see for yourself.” The show closes March 28.

palettePalette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 palettecontemporary.com
Artist Reception 5-8pm
Geometrically features encaustic paintings by Jo Moniz. Moniz paints and sculpts with encaustic and mixed media. Layers of pigment, beeswax and damar resin create colorful foundations for her vivid paintings. Moniz etches into the encaustic, and occasionally embeds sketches on tissue or rice paper. These layers create both depth and texture and the translucency of the wax allows a new surface to rise from the panel, creating a liquidity in her work. Show runs through April 3.

High Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 highdesertartandframe.com
Reception 5 -8
High Desert Art & Frame features Living Lines by Susana Perry. The Los Lunas artist embraces living lines and says of her first public show that it is, “the excitement of simple lines coming together to create endless possibilities. Take what you need, leave your imagination with me.”