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 – September 6
An ARTScrawl Event
Celebrate the beautiful “NM Skies” and the wonders of the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta with featured artists; Jeri Burzin, photography; Barb Fajardo, jewelry; and Sharon Patrick, gourd art. Enjoy the unique art, refreshments, and beautiful colorful gardens of the Patio Market!
Meet featured artists Cristina Sánchez and Ivana Starcevic. Sánchez’ clay and mixed media art features the human figure as protagonist. Starcevic’s bold abstract expressionist paintings seek to capture the spirit of place in art. Work from each artist draws from childhood roots and memories. Light refreshments.
Opening Reception 4-7pm
Diana Kirkpatrick and Gwen Peterson employ sterling, stones, and sundry silkscreens to present The Art of the Matter. Diana Kirkpatrick crafts art to wear, incorporating organic textures and elements from nature. Gwen Peterson creates serigraphs with geometric patterns of southwest landscapes.
Celebrate the first anniversary of Carla Forrest Fine Art Studio & Gallery during the First Anniversary Show. Get a jump start on your holiday gift shopping. Buy one displayed painting and get a second of equal or lesser value at half price.
Artist Reception 5-8pm
The work of ceramic artist Michelle Cuevas is unique and colorful. Her influences come mainly from Mexican folk art and the colors and imagery on her pieces are lively and fun. Her works are both functional and decorative.
Opening Reception 6-8pm
In Biophilia – Our True Nature: Alison Green, the artist’s paintings are inspired by her love of nature, her interest in myths and stories, and her concern for the health of our planet and humankind. Enwomb is a collection of sculptures in the landscape by Cameron Krow made of found natural materials.
Opening Reception 5-8pm
The iconic New Mexico churches have been a beloved subject matter for painters and photographers for generations. In The Churches of New Mexico Show, some participating artists are famous for their church images while others have created a church just for this show.
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.
Open House 5-8pm
This holiday open house and group show features new artists, new works, and old favorites as well as a collection of estate pieces. Artists include WH Atkins, Zhang Wen Xin , Angus Macpherson, Curt Walters, and Ben Turner.
BRUSH AND LENS: Two Views of New Mexico Landscape brings together the work of watercolor painter Lisbeth Cort and fine-art digital photographer Stuart Gelzer – both artists conveying their unique vision of the landscape of New Mexico through their chosen medium.
Artists Reception 5-8:30pm
A Contemporary Tradition travels through time and place, ever changing and ever evolving while connecting the past to the present. UNM students in the Department of Art create porcelain vessels within this continuum. Works in Arita porcelain by Margarita Paz Pedro, Hannah Mora, Mackenzie Everett, Tiara Vigil, Rick Orlando, Tiffany Ferrell, Casey Pendergast, Rebecca Pendergast, and Audre Holtz.
This month’s Featured Artist is Amelia (Mellie) Myer, oil/acrylics, whose main interest in landscape painting has recently evolved to large abstracts in acrylic. In the Salon will be GD, Watercolor and Dana Roberson, Clay. Gary and Dana live in the East Mountains of New Mexico and both are Geologists.
High Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Suite A-4 – 505.265.4066 – highdesertartandframe.com
Introspective Reflections features the work of Mitzie Bower an artist who, at the age of 17, had an unfortunate fall from the balance beam which paralyzed her from the shoulders down. A prosthetic brace enables her to pursue self expression through her art which includes painting, marker, pencil, scratchboard, wood burning, and tile work.
September Meet the Artist Events
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
Featured Artist Demonstration 1-4pm
Have you ever wondered how the outdoor painter begins a painting directly in front of his or her subject and in ever changing light? Or what tools are used? Come see oil painter John Meister as he demonstrates his process in this
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
Meet the Artist 1-3pm, Artist’s Talk 1:30pm
Painter Emily Trovillion and sculptor Ralph Watts bring you Woodeye. Trovillion says, “In the current sleep of reason my characters emblemize human consciousness, such that it is.” Watts embraces the unique and imperfect character of the wood he transforms.
October Meet the Artist Events
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17
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.
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