Explore the Arts in ABQ
First Friday ARTScrawl, 5-8pm
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 – August 2
An ARTScrawl Event
Celebrate The Great Outdoors with featured artists Steve Janecky, Wood, Leah Ready, Jewelry, and Sandra Quinlan, Water Media, who will display their beautiful artwork. Visit the gallery and enjoy refreshments, unique artwork, and the many wonders of the back patio in Old Town!
Artist Reception and Open House 5-8pm
This Art is for the Birds! From Swan Lake to Hitchcock, everyone seem to be fascinated with those winged creatures in the sky. Come in for a show celebrating New Mexico’s beautiful birds. Media include wood, textiles, painting, photography, ceramics, and more.
Ghostwolf brings you the work of four Local Treasure recipients! Join the gallery in congratulating artist Amy M. Ditto as the newest member of the roster to be awarded the honor, and also enjoy the work of honorees Roe LiBretto, Laura Wacha, & Denise Weaver Ross! Light refreshments.
Opening Reception 4-7pm
Weaving Metal and Memories showcases the work of Carol Sparks and Jack Boglioli. Carol Sparks’ masterful watercolors bring to life traditional New Mexican culture. Jack Boglioli meticulously creates jewelry pieces using special binding and weaving techniques that he developed.
The Art in Miniature Show continues with miniature paintings by artists Jona Lou Batt, Carol Lopez, Joy Brinkley-Hill, Rémy Rotenier, George Hayes, Cheryl Godin, Jane Hocking and Jeff Warren, miniature egg art by Jane Chevalier, and miniature gourd art by Jean Jones. Come meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments.
ARTScrawl Reception 5-8pm
Landscape of Memory – a solo show of recent contemporary plein air paintings of American Wildlands by Reid Bandeen. Bandeen locates his style primarily on the spectrum between tonalism and luminism, celebrating the brilliant light of New Mexico and the American West through this lens.
Artist Reception 5-8pm
Featured artist Jeri Burzin will celebrate the ‘Land of Enchantment’ as well as beautiful colors and landscapes around the world with her framed photographs, collages, cards, and prints.
ARTScrawl Reception 5-7pm
Korean Dreams is an internationally touring photography exhibition which reveals a country that seems to exist outside of time. Nathalie Daoust’s darkroom method mimics the way false information is transferred in this obscure nation—the photographs, as the people of North Korea, are manipulated until the underlying truth is all but a blur.
MRWM Landscape Architects
1102 Mountain Rd NW, Suite 201 – 268.2266 – mrwmla.com
Artist Reception 5-8pm
MRWM features the works of Christine Martell and Annie Lilyblade. Martell’s work includes sculptures made of aged books combined with wood and natural fibers, as well as small embroidery pieces full of color, shape, and humor. Lilyblade’s playful illustrations and “pop-ups” capture the essence and vibe of place. Meet the artists and enjoy food and drink.
Opening Reception 6-8pm, Artist Talk at 5:30pm
Retablo: Reyes Padilla explores the art form he was first exposed to as a child and incorporates that inspiration into his contemporary paintings. (main gallery) Psychic Typographies and Guiltless Repetition: Matthew Bollinger features recent works on paper and canvas which stem from a conscious appreciation of popular music and the unconscious collaborative role it plays in his visual experiments. (front gallery)
1114 Central Ave. SW – 948.3840 – freestylegallery.com
New paintings by Ralph Beery Green. Jazz is such an inspiration to the artist, he listens to it regularly and even more so when he paints. His art includes the same edginess like the “blue” note in Jazz music. There are so many shades of blue, what color of blue are you? Come see the music to your eyes. JCome to the opening night to identify your “BLUE” self in this body of work by well known artist and gallery owner Ralph Beery Greene. After all everybody gets the blues!
Reception and Book Signing 5-8pm
Sumner & Dene is honored to present Angus Macpherson Celebrating 40 Years of Art. Macpherson’s new book 40 Years in Art includes paintings, poems, and essays by the artist plus a forward by Albuquerque art critic Wesley Pulkka.
On view are two concurrent solo exhibitions by New Mexico artists Paula Wilson and Mira Burack. Paula Wilson’s work blends multimedia and multi-cultural references to create extravagant paintings, prints, and videos and Burack’s Sleeping Between the Sun and the Moon evokes the elemental and celestial surroundings of this mountainous landscape.
Open House 5-8pm
Group Show featuring gallery artists.
Tortuga Artists at ABQ Art Showcase Features the works of 15 artists whose work may be viewed later in August at the Albuquerque Convention Center for the first ABQ Art Showcase. Artists include: Marian Berg, Vicki Bolen, Julie Brokken, Andrew Fearnside, Roe LiBretto, Lesley Long, Chris Newbill, Eliza Schmid, Marc Sherson, Denise Weaver Ross, Sean Wells, Linsay Locke, Mary Jane Milz, Eliza Schmid, and Janine Wilson.
The Potters’ Guild of Las Cruces presents Two Cultures – Two Traditions where ceramics from worlds apart meet in New Mexico. Porcelain from China, purchased in 2018 with a grant from New Mexico Potters and Clay Artists, will be shown alongside decorative, sculptural, and functional ceramics by members of the Potters’ Guild of Las Cruces.
Being Aware Of Being Aware is a solo exhibition of the works of Carol Sanchez, a Printmaker and an AABA Local Treasure. Sanchez’ prints are rich and seductive organic forms. She works in the printmaking process of Mezzotint, which lends to her vision of organic abstractions. Her Mixed Media Constructions up-cycle her prints/proofs and copper plates to create what she calls ‘contemporary relics’.
This month’s Featured Artists are Jerry and Tricia H Love, Water Media/Drawings. Jerry Love’s art reflects his grandfather’s era when the horse was still the mainstream of development in America. Tricia Love searches the countryside for unique vintage subject matter and captures their essence in exquisite detail in watercolor. In the Salon: Rita J Noe will be exhibiting Digigraphs, Byoby Digigraphs, wood jewelry, and sculptures.
August Meet the Artist Events
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3
Meet the Artist
Featured Artist Demonstration, 1 to 4 pm
Have you always wanted to understand the process of creating a landscape painting? How does one take a flash of inspiration from a moment in time, and translate into a piece of art that conveys that inspiration to a viewer? Landscape artist Reid Bandeen will perform an interactive painting demonstration, fielding questions and discussing elements of tonalism, luminism and other “-isms” along the way.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17
Meet the Artist 1-4pm
This month’s Meet the Artist will feature Rita J Noe, Mixed Media. Noe creates eye catching digital prints. She will be exhibiting Digigraphs, Byoby Digigraphs, and wood jewelry and sculptures.
The Albuquerque Art Showcase: New Mexico’s Fine Art Expo
Albuquerque Convention Center – South West Exhibit Hall
401 2nd St. NW
The Albuquerque Art Showcase will spotlight 125 of the finest artists from New Mexico and beyond. Galleries, guilds, and hundreds of artists will come together to showcase their creative and diverse talents. This is the first time that all of Albuquerque’s visual arts organizations will be housed under the same roof. These organizations include: New Mexico Watercolor Society, New Mexico Pastel Society, Rio Grande Arts Association, and the New Mexico Plein Air Painters Association.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 15
Gala Preview Night 6 to 8pm
The Gala Night will kick off the first Albuquerque Art
Showcase. Put on your favorite cocktail attire and enjoy music by Le Chat Lunatic, savory foods, and a first look at the fabulous art on display at the Showcase. Mayor
Tim Keller and a representative from Children’s Cancer Fund of New Mexico will say a few words and help kick off the Art Showcase. Proceeds from all ticket sales, as well as a
percentage of art sales from participating artists, will be
donated to the Children’s Cancer Fund of New Mexico.
Tickets: $75 per person
Online at holdmyticket.com
In person at Sumner & Dene – 517 Central Ave. NW.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 16
Albuquerque Art Showcase 10am to 6pm
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17
Albuquerque Art Showcase 10am to 5pm
SUNDAY, AUGUST 18
Albuquerque Art Showcase 10am to 5pm
Local Treasures Reception 1pm
Each year AABA honors local artists who represent
Albuquerque’s diverse art scene and who give back to their community. 2019 Local Treasures award recipients are Vicki Bolen, Joy Brinkley-Hill, Carol Carpenter, Joel Davis, Amy Ditto, Carol Estes-Nowlin, Tricia Love, Carol Sanchez. Free.
MONDAY, AUGUST 19
Albuquerque Art Showcase 10am to 4pm
Business Brunch 10am-1pm
At 11am come hear guest speaker David Campbell, City of Albuquerque Planning Department Director, discuss the future of The Rail Yard Buildings. Enjoy door prizes and
complimentary refreshments. Free.
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