Explore the Arts in ABQ

First Friday ARTScrawl, 5-8pm

 

ARTful Saturday, 1-4pm

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 – April 5

An ARTScrawl Event

Old Town

 

Yucca Art Gallery

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

Reception 5-7pm

Enjoy the spring season with Nature’s Garden Art Party theme celebrated by featured artists; Karen Jacobs, Alcohol Painting; Julie Medow, painted cutting boards; and Emily Holcomb, custom jewelry. Experience fun conversation with the artists, unique art, refreshments, and a chance to win an art gift.

painting of cacti and a bird

Collected Hands Studio

Collected Hands Studio

206 1/2 San Felipe NW, Suite 4 – 217.4593 – collectedhands.commap

Artist Reception and Open House 5-8 pm

New Mexico is famous for its beautiful skies and sunsets. What better way to celebrate that than with art? Rediscover the beauty above us through wood, textiles, photography, ceramics and more in Enchanted Skies.

painting of cacti

Ghostwolf Gallery

Ghostwolf Gallery

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

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

Artist Andrew Fearnside presents Flowering in the Desert, a selection of expressionist paintings celebrating our community’s strength and lasting diversity. Light refreshments.

 

Amapola Gallery

205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.commap

Opening Reception 4-7pm

Elephants, Landscapes and Bowls oh my! Kristin Parrott focuses on hand-carved stone animals and hands and gracefully serene watercolors of trees and flowers. Rounding out the exhibit are Mark McAllaster‘s beautiful turned wood bowls, platters, and candleholders.

painted egg

Warren Fine Art & Collectibles

Warren Fine Art & Collectibles

328 San Felipe St. NW, #2 – 243.1005 – warrenfineartgallery.commap

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

The gallery continues this month to feature award-winning Master Painter Carol Lopez, her encaustic paintings are truly remarkable. Each one is rich in imagination and intrigue! Come join the party, meet the artists, and enjoy light refreshments and some fun surprises.

painting of mesas and mountains at ghost ranch

Carla Forrest Fine Art

Carla Forrest Fine Art Studio & Gallery

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

ARTScrawl Reception 5-8 pm

Enchanted Lands is a solo show of Carla Forrest’s contemporary paintings of northern New Mexico. Twenty percent of artwork sales will be donated to the Open Space  Alliance, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting public awareness and conservation of Albuquerque Open Space lands.

Downtown

 

ceramic bowls

Little Bird de Papel

Little Bird de Papel

1222 Mountain Rd NW – 710.7524 – littlebirddepapel.com

Soup is Love Project/Sale of the Bowls 3-8pm

For the past year the community has come together to make bowls, now it’s time to celebrate! Come buy one of these beautiful bowls, proceeds go to OFFCenter Arts. Event also runs Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 10am-3pm.

land art

Harwood Art Center

Harwood Art Center

1114 7th Street NW – 242.6367 – harwoodartcenter.orgmap

Opening Reception 6-8pm, Artist Talk 5:30pm

Sympoiesis: Hollis Moore & Kaitlin Bryson brings together experiences and ecologies of two far off places with printmaking, biosculpture, and video to show Moore and Bryson’s journey alongside two rivers. In Dissolving Dichotomies: Danila Rumold the artist, rooted in the knowledge that the frequently separated roles of motherhood and artistic practice are co-creative forces, incorporates the unseen labor of domestic work into her art.

painting of river and mountains

Sumner & Dene

Sumner & Dene

517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.commap

Artists Reception 5-8pm

The 2019 Landscape Show features; Angus Macpherson, acrylics; oil painters Frank McCulloch, Phil Hulebak, Jeannie Sellmer; panoramic photographer Bill Tondreau; and special guest artist, pastel Plein air painter Natasha Isenhour.

 

516 ARTS

516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 – 516arts.orgmap

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

In Our Own Backyard examines contemporary art in and around Albuquerque, New Mexico from the 1980s to the present. The exhibition stems from the collection of Ray Graham, a pivotal arts supporter and longtime collector of many major regional and national artists.

painting of a man and his horse

Concetta D Gallery

Concetta D Gallery

20 First Plaza NW – 243.5066 – concettadgallery.commap

ARTScrawl 2-4pm

Concetta D Gallery presents a group show that highlights David Terry, a passionate painter who captures the feelings of his subjects and transports the viewer.

painting of pomegranates

Tortuga Gallery

Tortuga Gallery

901 Edith Blvd. SE – 506.0820 – tortugagallery.orgmap

ARTScrawl 6-9pm

The Blues Show by A.R.T. (Artists ‘Round Town) includes the works of Susan Burden, Vicki Bolen, Rachel Guinta, Tatiana Klimov, Randy Landavaso, Allen Lowery, Vera Neel, Eliza Schmid, Mary Sundstrom & PK Williams. Poets will read works written for the art. Light refreshments. Mugs will be open.

Nob Hill

 

painting of the kimo theater

Masterworks of New Mexico

The MasterWorks of New Mexico 21st Annual Fine Art Show

Expo New Mexico, Hispanic Arts Building – 300 San Pedro Dr NE

Art Show

The MasterWorks of New Mexico 21st Annual Fine Art Show began with unique vision: combine the talents and experiences of existing fine arts organizations, each representing artists throughout New Mexico, to sponsor a show of New Mexico’s finest art.

red mesh sculpture

Matrix Fine Art

Matrix Fine Art

3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A –  595.5197matrixfineartabq.commap

Artists Reception and Open House 5-8pm

Jeff Laird – perceptual ambiguity. New and retrospective abstract sculpture, paintings, and photography including Interactive Component Art Systems using recycled fabricated metals, phenomenal paintings, embellished (found) objects, artist-made books and idiosyncratic urban photographs. Select Gallery Artists in attendance. Refreshments.

The Heights

 

abstract painting of sunset

Weyrich Gallery

Weyrich Gallery

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

Artist Reception 5-8:30pm

AbScapes features new work by painter Roger Green. Green says of his work, “By shifting the narrative from realistically representing a mirror of nature, to visually creating a feeling of it-I can create the concept of a landscape, rather than the landscape itself.”

three abstract horses

The Gallery ABQ

The Gallery ABQ

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

ARTScrawl Reception 5-8pm

Featured Artist Karina VanMeter’s subjects have always been animals, primarily horses. She recently started painting in oil and has found this medium to be her new favorite form of expression. In the Salon: Splash into Spring with Splash of Color Technique.

April Meet the Artist Events

SATURDAY, APRIL 6

painting of mesas and mountains at ghost ranch

Carla Forrest Fine Art

Carla Forrest Fine Art Studio & Gallery

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

Artist Demonstration and Display 12-5pm

Celebrate Albuquerque’s birthday at Fiestas de Albuquerque, which will be held in the Old Town Plaza. The festivities will include live entertainment, kids’ activities, artist demonstrations, food vendors, and more!

SUNDAY, APRIL 7

painting of the kimo theater

Masterworks of New Mexico

The MasterWorks of New Mexico 21st Annual Fine Art Show

Expo New Mexico, Hispanic Arts Building – 300 San Pedro Dr NE

Open House 12-4pm

The MasterWorks of New Mexico 21st Annual Fine Art Show will host an open house which includes a paint-in and fun day for all ages. The MasterWorks of New Mexico began with unique vision: combine the talents and experiences of existing fine arts organizations, each representing artists throughout New Mexico, to sponsor a show of New Mexico’s finest art.

SATURDAY, APRIL 13

 

painted egg

Warren Fine Art & Collectibles

Warren Fine Art & Collectibles

328 San Felipe St. NW, #2 – 243.1005 – warrenfineartgallery.commap

Ukrainian Egg Art Demo 12-4pm

Award winning Pysanky Artist Jane Chevalier will demonstrate the ancient art of batik style egg decorating. Her amazing technique produces outstanding one-of-a-kind works of art. This event is free and a great opportunity to meet a master Faberge-style artist as she creates these beautiful heirlooms.

 

 

 

red mesh sculpture

Matrix Fine Art

Matrix Fine Art

3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A –  595.5197matrixfineartabq.commap

Meet the Artist 12-3pm

Jeff Laird – perceptual ambiguity. New and retrospective abstract sculpture, paintings, and photography including Interactive Component Art Systems using recycled fabricated metals, phenomenal paintings, embellished (found) objects, artist-made books and idiosyncratic urban photographs. Select Gallery Artists in attendance. Refreshments.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17

painting of a river and trees

New Mexico Cancer Center – Gallery With a Cause

Gallery with a Cause – NM Cancer Center Foundation

4901 Lang Ave NE – 505.828.3791 – gallerywithacause.org

Walk and Talk 6-7:30 pm

The gallery presents Movers and Shakers – Works by Artists Who Teach, Lead and Inspire.

This exhibition – curated by Regina Held – features a variety of media and genres from copper to glass, painting, printmaking and photography, by a talented group of artists who give back to the community and still manage to have thriving art careers. These tireless artists volunteer for art organizations, teach classes, operate galleries, and support good causes. The Cancer Center Foundation raises funds to alleviate non-medical needs for cancer patients. 40 % of each art sale goes to the Foundation and is tax-deductible.

SATURDAY, APRIL 20

 

horse painted in reds

The Gallery ABQ

The Gallery ABQ

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

Meet the Artist 1-4pm

Artists Susan Copus, Shun Shu, Lucille Enciso, Nora Nevera, and David Price. The Salon: SPLASH INTO SPRING. This group shares a love of Splash of Color technique; the free-form method of color blending creates striking abstract paintings. The

SUNDAY APRIL 28

The Next Best Thing to Being There

1315 Mountain Rd NW – 433.3204 – beingthereabq.commap

Poetry Reading 1:30-3:30pm

Poetry on the Patio features poets Dale Harris, Damien Flores, Carolyn Meyer. Dale Harris will be May’s featured artist at The Next Best Thing to Being There.