Explore the Arts in ABQ

First Friday ARTScrawl, 5-8pm

 

 

First Friday ARTScrawl

Meet the Artist Events

Create Your ARTScrawl Gallery Tour!

The Albuquerque First Friday ARTScrawl and ARTful Saturday are self-guided gallery walking tours that take place each month. We provide a listing of participating member galleries with details about their current shows and you use our listings and gallery map to plan your custom tour.

FIRST FRIDAY ARTSCRAWL
The citywide Albuquerque ARTScrawl occurs on the first Friday of every month.

MEET THE ARTIST
The Meet the Artist series gives our member galleries the opportunity to present you with fun and creative events that might not fit into a First Friday ARTScrawl. The events are on the day and time of the gallery’s choosing and can be anything from a book signing to a group dinner with the month’s featured artist.

2019 ARTScrawl Schedule

 

Jan. 4, Citywide ARTScrawl

Feb. 1, Citywide ARTScrawl

March 1, Citywide ARTScrawl

April 5, Citywide ARTScrawl

May 3, Citywide ARTScrawl

June 7, Citywide ARTScrawl

 

July 5, Citywide ARTScrawl

Aug. 2, Citywide ARTScrawl

Sept. 6, Citywide ARTScrawl

Oct. 4, Citywide ARTScrawl

Nov. 1, Citywide ARTScrawl

Dec. 6, Citywide ARTScrawl

First Friday ARTScrawl – November 1

An ARTScrawl Event

The Heights

Weyrich GalleryWeyrich Gallery

2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.commap

Artist’s Reception 5-8:30pm

An Affinity – porcelain everyday, Zen Enso – Simply Circles features Kathryne Cyman’s contemporary porcelain and Meredith W. McPherson’s sumi on xuan paper over panel. The artists focus on the transformative nature of their respective media.

 

The Gallery ABQThe Gallery ABQ

Hoffmantown, 8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.commap

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

This month’s featured artists are Marcella Boushelle, mixed media and and Maria Cole, paintings. The Salon will be featuring K M White, collage/mixed media.

Nob Hill

Nob Hill StudiosNob Hill Studios

4401 Central Ave. NE, Bldg 2 – 243.1957 – nmmediaarts.org

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

Come celebrate the next generation of talent in Albuquerque at Media Arts Collaborative Charter School! Enjoy films and animation in the Gallery Theatre as well as photography and art in the Nob Hills Studio reception area. All exhibits are from the dedicated teen artists of MACCS.

 

Matrix Fine ArtMatrix Fine Art

3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A –  917.8054 matrixfineartabq.commap

Art Scrawl 5-8pm

Matrix presents In my Own Personal Paradise. Vera Neel paints out of her own personal paradise using only the palette knife. She also makes wearable art; beautiful accessories made from fine silk and Merino wool. Neel is a self-taught artist who emigrated from Russia in 2005.

 

Inpost Artspace at Outpost

210 Yale Blvd. SE – 268.0044 – outpostspace.orgmap

Artist Reception 5-7pm

Announcing Cold Sweat, a three-person exhibition of new work by Rita Bard (Santa Fe, NM), Loc Huynh (Denton, TX), and Laura Wacha (Bernardo, NM). All three artists in this exhibition employ humor to engage with a pastiche of considerable topics.

Downtown

Tortuga GalleryTortuga Gallery

901 Edith Blvd. SE – 506.0820 – tortugagallery.orgmap

Opening Celebration 6-8pm

A Life of Art featuring the work of Eliza Schmid is a retrospective which highlights Schmid’s work through her life as a psychiatrist in Austria to her arrival in the US and the development of her artistic style focusing on her work in egg tempera and oils. 

 

Concetta D GalleryConcetta D Gallery

20 First Plaza NW – 243.5066 – concettadgallery.commap

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

Holiday Open House and Group Show. The gallery offers a 20% discount through the holidays for its valued customers.

 

516 ARTS516 ARTS

516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 – 516arts.orgmap

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

Species in Peril Along the Rio Grande: Contemporary Artists Respond features artworks highlighting perspectives on varieties of plants and animals undergoing mass die-offs and population declines within the Rio Grande watershed.

 

Sumner & DeneSumner & Dene

517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.commap

Artists Reception 5-8pm

Sumner & Dene is honored to present The 2019 Abstract Show featuring Albuquerque’s leading abstract artists; David Zaintz, Jeannie Sellmer, and Reg Loving with special guest artists Janet Bothne, David McKee and Fehrunissa Willett.

 

N4th GalleryN4th Gallery

4904 Fourth Street NW – 345.2872vsartsnm.orgmap

ARTScrawl Reception 5-7pm

From the Ground Up: Form and Figures in Clay features abstract and representational works from the North Fourth Art Center ceramics studio exploring the human form. On view through January 3, 2020.

Old Town

The Next Best Thing To Being ThereThe Next Best Thing to Being There

1315 Mountain Rd NW – 433.3204 – beingthereabq.commap

Reception 5-8pm

During the month of November, featured artist Denise Weaver Ross exhibits selected images of Dangerous Enchantments from her House of Cards, Legendary Creatures, and I Ching Hexagrams series. Come and share in her bewitchment.

 

Carla Forrest Fine Art Studio & GalleryCarla Forrest Fine Art Studio & Gallery

Patio Escondido, 404 C-5 San Felipe St. NW – 410.2444 – carlaforrest.commap

Holiday Show and Sale 5-8 pm

Shop small for your holiday gift buying during Carla Forrest’s studio show and sale; buy one displayed painting and get a second of equal or lesser value free! A portion of artwork sales will be donated to the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance.

 

Nob Hill StudiosBlue Moon Marketplace

400 San Felipe NW #E – 350.0412 – map

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

Nats Lunde is a self-taught jeweler raised in Santa Fe, NM. She has been working in 18K gold,

sterling, bronze, and semiprecious stones for over 30 years. Her current work is an exploration into braiding Irish waxed linen & semi precious beads. 

 

Amapola Gallery

205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.commap

Opening Reception 4-7pm

Hollyhocks, Wood Grain and Rainbows. Printmaker Martie Anspach produces charming etchings and lino cuts with a variety of natural-world subjects. Neal Drago‘s meticulously hand-crafted boxes combine beautifully grained wood with touches of sterling and turquoise. Amy Jane Johnson‘s rainbow tie-dyed baby socks and onesies and her elegant ladies’ scarves and wraps are distinctive and easy to wear.

 

Ghostwolf GalleryGhostwolf Gallery

2043 South Plaza St. NW – 246.9653 – ghostwolf.gallerymap

First Friday ARTScrawl 5-8pm

It’s that time of year and Ghostwolf artists present a group show entitled Gratitude celebrating what they are grateful for: a warm place to sleep, a stranger’s kindness, family and friends…whatever it is that most inspires. In celebration of the giving season, a portion of the proceeds this month will go to local charities. Light refreshments.

 

Yucca GalleryYucca Art Gallery

206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.commap

Reception 5-8pm

Enjoy fall and the Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice exhibit with featured artists Sally Bryant, watercolor, Liz Roberts, pottery, and Liz Huffman, jewelry.  Experience the wonderful artwork, refreshments, and colorful gardens of the back patio of Old Town!

November Meet the Artist Events

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8

Tortuga GalleryTortuga Gallery

901 Edith Blvd. SE – 506.0820 – tortugagallery.orgmap

NM Storytellers Event 7pm

Eliza Schmid will be a feature during the NM Storytellers event, Looking Toward Home. Schmid’s retrospective, A Life of Art featuring the work of Eliza Schmid, highlights the artist’s work throughout her life as a psychiatrist in Austria to her arrival in the US and the development of her artistic style focusing on her work in egg tempera and oils. 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16

Weyrich GalleryWeyrich Gallery

2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.commap

Meet & Greet Artists 1-3pm, Artist’s Talk 1:30pm

An Affinity – porcelain everyday, Zen Enso – Simply Circles features Kathryne Cyman’s contemporary porcelain and Meredith W. McPherson’s sumi on xuan paper over panel. The artists focus on the transformative nature of their respective media.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21

Carla Forrest Fine Art Studio & GalleryCarla Forrest Fine Art Studio & Gallery

Patio Escondido, 404 C-5 San Felipe St. NW – 410.2444 – carlaforrest.commap

Artist Atelier: Experimenting with Gouache 2-4pm

This Artist Atelier for adults takes a collaborative approach in discovering and experimenting with Gouache. Attendees are responsible for bringing their own artist materials and refreshments. The monthly sessions are held on the third Thursday of the month through March 19, 2020 and are on a first-come, first-served basis. It is recommended to call or text to make a reservation to guarantee a spot. (505) 410-2444. $5 per session.