THE HEIGHTS AREA
Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com – map
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.com – map
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.
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com – map
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.com – map
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.
NOB HILL AREA
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 Contemporary Art Gallery
4009 Central Ave. NE – 545.2030 – sixtysixgallery.com – map
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.
Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268.8952 – matrixfineart.com – map
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.com – map
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 Lily Atelier
3209 Silver Ave. SE – 263.6675 – bluelilyatelier.com – map
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.
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.
CFA 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!
Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com – map
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.
709 Central NW – 249.2231 – otcircus.com – map
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.org – map
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.
Harwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW – 242.6367 – harwoodartcenter.org – map
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 – 345.2140 – vsartsnm.org – map
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.com – map
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.
Essence Gallery & Boutique
323 Romero St. NW, Suite 1 – 843.7367 – essencegalleryboutique.com – map
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.com – map
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.
205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.com – map
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.
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.