Explore the Arts in ABQ
First Friday ARTScrawl, 5-8pm
ARTful Saturday, 1-4pm
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 – February 1
An ARTScrawl Event
Artist Reception 5-8:30pm
Weyrich Gallery presents New Color – New Mexico featuring works by painter Michael Norviel. Norviel has produced oil, acrylic, charcoal, and pastel paintings in New Mexico for over 50 years. His boyhood home of Key West first inspired his vibrant use of color and drama to create figurative, still life, and landscape subjects ripe with texture and sensuality.
Open House 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.
Artists Reception 5-8pm
Sumner & Dene is honored to present the 2019 Figure Show which features figurative work by gallery artists Mary Moore Bailey, Mark Horst, Reg Loving, Ray Wiger and Darryl Willison plus special guest artists abstract painter Susan Pine, watercolorist Woody Duncan, and photographer Max Woltman.
Old Town and North Valley
OLD TOWN AREA
Artist Reception 5-8pm
Horses, Rabbits, Birds and Friends will include a diverse collection of the art of Lesley Long, featured artist for the month of March. Long’s work is made up of a collection of paintings, drawings, prints, and ceramic pieces showcasing animals of all kinds.
ARTScrawl Reception 5-8 pm
Colors of Spring is a solo show of recent plein air paintings featuring contemporary painter Carla Forrest. Twenty percent of artwork sales will be donated to Roadrunner Food Bank.
The gallery is pleased to welcome and feature award-winning, master painter Carol Lopez to the gallery. Her encaustic paintings are truly remarkable, each one is rich in imagination and intrigue! These can only be fully enjoyed up close and in person. Join the party, meet the artists, and enjoy light refreshments and some fun surprises.
Opening Reception 4-7pm
Amapola Gallery’s Featured Artists for March are united by seeds. Tom Roche and Pam Troutman are both inspired by the color, texture, and feel of what seeds can bring forth. For Tom Roche, seeds produced the trees whose wood he shapes. Pam Troutman creates wearable art by working with tiny glass seed beads.
First Friday 5-8pm
It’s that time again! Ghostwolf debuts the third annual Women’s Work juried exhibition, an eclectic set of pieces about female identity; past, present, and future. Join the selected artists for an evening of food, fun, and art!
Artist Reception and Open House 5-8 pm
Welcome spring with bright, vibrant colors in Color Junkie. Join the gallery in celebrating New Mexico’s colorful culture through art, textiles, photography, ceramics and more. Find ways to make every day more colorful in your home.
Yucca Gallery welcomes spring and the month of March with Say It With Turquoise, the theme for featured artists; Liz Huffman, jewelry; Fran Krukar, watermedia; and Christiane Couvert, Belgian ceramics. Come and enjoy refreshments, great conversation with the artists, and a gift raffle for unique artwork.
NORTH VALLEY AREA
Gallery with a Cause – NM Cancer Center Foundation
4901 Lang Ave NE – 505.828.3791 – gallerywithacause.org
Artscrawl Reception 6-8:30pm
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 by a talented group of artists who give back to the community and still manage to have thriving art careers. The Cancer Center Foundation raises funds to alleviate non-medical needs for cancer patients. 40% of each art sale goes to the Foundation.
February Meet the Artist Events
SATURDAY, MARCH 2
Community Celebration 5-8pm
Harwood Art Center presents Encompass: A Multi-Generational Art Event which takes place annually. Featuring four gallery exhibitions, open studios, hands-on art making projects, live music by Sage and Jared’s Happy Gland Band, food trucks, and activities for all ages, Encompass is both a reflection of and an offering to the community; this year, the focus is on the “Future Perfect,” as participants project themselves forward and look back on actions yet to be completed. Exhibitions Run: March 2 – 28, 2019
Wire Wrapping Cabochons Demo 2-4pm
Award-winning jewelry artist, Jane Chevalier, will demonstrate the basics of wire wrapping cabochons for elegant jewelry. Her amazing technique produces outstanding one-of-a-kind works of art. This event is free and a great opportunity to meet a master jeweler.
FRIDAY, MARCH 22
Reception 2-6pm, Meet the Artist Series 4pm
Ushering in spring, gallery owner and artist Carla Forrest will host a reception and discussion on painting “en plein air”, in the open air or outdoors, with members of Plein Air Painters of New Mexico.
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