A Spinal Health Dissolution_Velasco_paintingA Spinal Health and Movement Center
Spa and Gallery

316 Adams St. SE – 247.2373 – albuquerque-chiropractors.com
Open House 6-9pm
The gallery presents works by Dayna Velasco and Merge, a show of ceramic tile mosaics by Dani Jeffries. Dani Jeffries’ tile mosaics are representations of places she has visited that she found to be particularly remarkable for their beauty or the quality of the light. Dayna Velasco’s work explores how energy is experienced as emotion, mysticism and story. Her pieces are inspired in great part from her work as a Polarity Therapist, where she witnesses how energy moves within the physical and emotional body.

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New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268.8952 – newgroundsgallery.com
Route 66 Artscrawl Reception 5-8pm
New Grounds presents the Holiday Print Sale. If you are asking for abundance in your life, this event will generate it. Wander leisurely through the huge printmaking studio and sift through hundreds and hundreds of works of original art – piles of it – and discover treasures and jewels for your own collection or that of friends and family. Prices will range from $25 to $150. Share the beauty and joy of art! This event coincides with the International Juried Printmaking Exhibition. Exhibition dates: December 12, 2014 – January 2, 2015

sumner tondreau1Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com
Holiday Reception 5-8pm
Sumner & Dene is honored to present Bill Tondreau Panoramic Landscape Photographs. Tondreau is a three-time Academy Award Winner for Special Effects for Star Wars, the remake of King Kong and The Lord of the Rings. Tondreau developed his own photo stitching process where he stitches up to 100 separate focuses and exposures to create one gorgeous panoramic image. Each photograph can be printed up to 8 feet wide.

OFFCenter Community Arts Project
808 Park Ave, SW – 247.1172 – offcenterarts.org
Route 66 ARTSCrawl Reception 5-8pm
Presenting OFFCenter’s Holiday Gift Bazaar. Support local emerging and low-income artists while finding that perfect Holiday gift from a variety of hand-crafted, affordable arts and crafts in this exhibit/sale featuring some of OFFCenter’s studio artists who’ve expanded their OFFCenter Sales Shop inventories into the gallery.

OLD TOWN AREA

essenceEssence Gallery & Boutique
323 Romero St. NW, Suite 1 – 843.7367 – essencegalleryboutique.com
Opening Reception 5-9pm
Larry Chvotzkin is a long time resident of Albuquerque and has been painting for over 40 years. He paints intricate designs with precise detail and a great control of watercolor that always “WOWS” his admirers. Show runs through December 31.

Park Fine Art
323 Romero St. NW – 764.1900 – parkfineart.com
Open House 5-8pm
Park Fine Art presents Little Art in Your Life, local and international artists’ new work. The show runs through December 31.

Blackbird Gallery
323 Romero St. NW, Ste.16 – 243.9525 – BlackbirdGallery.Biz
Open House 5-8pm
This month, this unique and delightful gallery on the Old Town Plaza features the Southwest Native American paintings of Blackfeet artist Farrell Cockrum, new works by this renowned stylist and colorist have arrived! Also featured are cottonwood carvings from Navajo artist Matthew Yellowman; fine art prints; Baltic amber jewelry; alabaster sculptures from Michael Connor; landscape paintings from Robert Perea and Fred Cleveland; and the amazing high-fired pottery from Seattle artist Matthew Patton. Looking for unique and budget-friendly gifts for Christmas? Visit Blackbird Gallery.

Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Yucca Art Gallery spotlights the work of three well-known artists; Carol Hall, a pastel painter whose luminous, sweeping landscapes are widely admired; Helen Bamert, a weaver whose exciting weavings use materials such as bamboo and silk; and Emily Holcomb whose striking jewelry features wrapped stone and other unusual materials. There will be refreshments and music at the opening reception which coincides with the seasonal Holiday Stroll. Yucca Art Gallery, now celebrating its 50th Anniversary, is a fixture of the colorful Patio Market area of Old Town. A cooperative of over 40 local artists, it features work in a wonderful diversity of mediums, styles and techniques.

purple sage2Purple Sage Galeria
201 San Felipe NW – 450.4059 – purplesagegaleria.com
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Southwest Splendor, features artists Julane Jensen & Lee McVey. Show runs through December 31.

DOWNTOWN AREA

VSA – N4th Gallery
4904 Fourth Street NW – 345.2140 – vsartsnm.org
Opening Reception 5-7pm
Media is the message for this exhibition of artwork made by N4th Artists in Paper, Cloth and Clay. Exhibit includes pieces pulled from portfolio archives to more recent works from North Fourth Art Center studios. The show runs through January 5 (closed January 1).

 

OFFCenter Community Arts Project
808 Park Ave, SW – 247.1172 – offcenterarts.org
Exhibit Opening 5-8pm
Presenting OFFCenter’s Holiday Gift Bazaar. Support local emerging and low-income artists while finding that perfect Holiday gift from a variety of hand-crafted, affordable arts and crafts in this exhibit/sale featuring some of OFFCenter’s studio artists who’ve expanded their OFFCenter Sales Shop inventories into the gallery.

OT Circus
709 Central NW – 249.2231 – otcircus.com
ARTSCrawl Event 5-7pm
On November 1, 2013 artist Harley Kirschner began creating one painting each month. Each work of art incorporates the natural elements found during that month. Join OT Circus in celebrating this amazing body of work.

sumner tondreau1Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com
Artists Reception 5-8pm
Sumner & Dene is honored to present Bill Tondreau Panoramic Landscape Photographs. Tondreau is a three-time Academy Award Winner for Special Effects for Star Wars, the remake of King Kong and The Lord of the Rings. Tondreau developed his own photo stitching process where he stitches up to 100 separate focuses and exposures to create one gorgeous panoramic image. Each photograph can be printed up to 8 feet wide.

Bernalillo County
Commission District 3 – 10th Floor, 1 Civic Plaza NW – 468.7108 – District3@bernco.gov
Artist’s Reception, 5-6:30pm
Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins cordially invites you to the 32nd in a series of Art Exhibits highlighting the work of artists living in Bernalillo County Commission District 3. This exhibit, On Second Glance, features the amazing photographs of Wally Davidson. The work will be on display in the County Manager’s Executive Offices until Friday, January 2, 2015.
Probate Court – 6th Floor, 1 Civic Plaza NW – 468.7108 – District3@bernco.gov
Reception 5-7pm
Judge Willow Parks will display recent paintings by Christian Gallegos.

NOB HILL AREA

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A Spinal Health and Movement Center
Spa and Gallery
316 Adams St. SE – 247.2373 – albuquerque-chiropractors.com
First Friday ARTScrawl 6-9pm
The gallery presents works by Dayna Velasco and Merge, a show of ceramic tile mosaics by Dani Jeffries. Dani Jeffries’ tile mosaics are representations of places she has visited that she found to be particularly remarkable for their beauty or the quality of the light. Dayna Velasco’s work explores how energy is experienced as emotion, mysticism and story. Her pieces are inspired in great part from her work as a Polarity Therapist, where she witnesses how energy moves within the physical and emotional body.

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CC&C Gallery
1419 Central Avenue NE – 203.9059
ARTScrawl Event 5-9pm & featuring Santa Claus!
CC&C Gallery is a working studio and gallery. Owner Marsha Strange features Abstract Acrylic Art with Bling. Val Zaba Production is fantasy full body painting transformed to unique personal photography. Rachel the Art Smith is a teacher of the Arts & debuting her water color and oil landscapes. V. Isenhower is well known for her iconic NM landmark photography.

THE HEIGHTS AREA

SE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816.0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com
Artscrawl Event 5-8pm
The SE-OC Right Brain Gallery is pleased to welcome fiber artist Donna Loraine Carpenter, whose Universal Language series depicts various mathematical principals. Math forms the foundation of all the technologies used in this business and represented in the gallery. Donna’s work enables the gallery to offer a new twist on the theme of technology and art hanging together. Donna will also be giving an Art Talk at 6pm. Please join in for an interesting evening. If you haven’t finished your holiday shopping yet, the Gallery will also have many items available to decorate your home or give as gifts.

weyrichWeyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
First Friday Citywide Event 5-8:30pm
Weyrich Gallery presents the 32nd Annual Invitational Themed Show . “Patterns & Rhythms” is the theme of this year’s annual invitational group show at Weyrich Gallery, one of Albuquerque’s oldest and finest art purveyors. Featured artists are Trina Badarak-Hall, Marilyn Bennett, Vicki Bolen, Patty Hammarstedt, Dale Harris, Billie Lauder, Trish Meyer, Gail Murray, Ginger Rice, Mary Sundstrom, and Sharon Wenzel. This talented group explores inner and outer worlds of design, pattern, repetition and resonance in unique and imaginative ways. Weyrich Gallery offers artful gift selections for Santa’s discerning shoppers.

2014-12 - GABQ_MariaCole_600wThe Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.com
Artists’ Reception 5-8pm
The Gallery ABQ presents A Winter Gathering, featuring all gallery artists. This special show includes attractively priced items from New Mexico artists who work in a variety of media including painting, photography, mixed media, jewelry, bronze sculpture, glass art, and pottery. Find a truly unique gift for that special someone as well as handmade ornaments and cards!

palette daniel northPalette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com
Artists Reception 5-8pm
Abstract oil painter Daniel North is back at Palette with his show Balancing Act which depicts the struggle for balance between nature and human progress/consumerism. In addition to North’s many colorful paintings, he will also be present in the gallery during this reception. Come by, admire the work, and meet the artist! Show runs through January 2, 2015.

Framing Concepts Gallery
5809 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE – 294.3246 – framingconceptsgallery.com
Artist Reception and Opening 5-8 pm
Framing Concepts Gallery is proud to host the 24th annual solo artist show with David Schwindt; a talented landscape artist whose renderings of the southwest landscape offer a sense of space and awe at the grandeur, a timelessness. Visit with artist David Schwindt and view his paintings from National Parks across the U.S. and Canada. A titian within the art world, David has amassed many skill sets to his resume; artist, teacher, mentor, and the vision of a renaissance man. This solo art show proves to be no exception to his talents. Road trip 2014 proves that life’s adventures begin on the off ramp. This unique niche we believe deserves a closer look. Take a look, visit http://www.framingconceptsgallery.com or David Schwindt Fine Art. Exhibit runs through December 31.

high desertHigh Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 – highdesertartandframe.com
Opening Reception 5-8 pm
In The Photography of David Schneider, the artist, an award-winning wildlife and nature photographer, focuses on bringing alive each creature and scene his camera sees. With a unique point of view and style, his prints capture the color, beauty and soul of his subjects. His affinity for nature extends into the scenic arena as well. His landscapes bring out the incredible emotion, beauty and grandeur of the Southwest; his prints will take you from the tops of misty mountains to the shifting sands of the deep desert, letting you always be in the moment.

DECEMBER 4

ng2New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268.8952 – newgroundsgallery.com
Reception 5-8pm During Nob Hill Shop n’ Stroll
New Grounds Gallery is excited to present the 2014 International Juried Print Exhibition, the gallery’s second international juried printmaking exhibition. The jurors were UNM printmaking professor Susanne Anderson-Riedel and New Grounds director Regina Held. They selected 25 pieces out of the 145 submitted by 48 artists from around the world. Submissions came from countries as far as Japan, Israel, Serbia, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, and Ireland. Media range from traditional etchings to mezzotint and mixed media approaches. This event coincides with the annual Holiday Print Sale. Exhibition runs through December 27. Sneak Preview: December 1-3.

matrixMatrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268.8952 – matrixfineart.com
Reception 5-8pm During Nob Hill Shop n’ Stroll
How do women view men? Is it through the lens of desire or objectivity? What does it mean to reverse the roles and examine how women look at men? Female Gaze/Male Figure (curated by Diane Alire) will feature eight photographers exploring the concept of “the female gaze” by photographing the male nude. Diane Alire, Lisa Tremaine, Kyle Zimmerman, Ann Bromberg, Stacia Spragg, Memphis Barbree, Kate Livingston, and Aaron Marie.
Exhibition runs through December 27. Sneak Preview: December 1-3.

 

DECEMBER 6

Harwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW – 242.6367 – harwoodartcenter.org
Opening Reception 6-8pm
Harwood Art Center’s 8th Annual 12×12 Exhibition & Fundraiser will be an exquisite evening of live music by Wildewood, hors d’oeuvres from your favorite local restaurants and original works by over 200 amazing artists of all ages. We hope you’ll join in for a fundraising celebration featuring:
6”x6” works by the student artists of Escuela del Sol Montessori ($36 each)
12“x12” works by emerging and established local artists ($144 each)
PRELUDE larger works by notable New Mexico artists (highest bid). Auction ends during 12×12 event, December 6 at 7:45pm.
Exhibition Runs: December 6 – December 12, 2014

CC&C2CC&C Gallery
1419 Central Avenue NE – 203.9059

ARTScrawl Event Noon-5pm & featuring Santa Claus!
CC&C Gallery is a working studio and gallery. Owner Marsha Strange features Abstract Acrylic Art with Bling. Val Zaba Production is fantasy full body painting transformed to unique personal photography. Rachel the Art Smith is a teacher of the Arts & debuting her water color and oil landscapes. V. Isenhower is well known for her iconic NM landmark photography.

DECEMBER 20

2014-12 - GABQ_MariaCole_600wThe Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.com
Artists’ Reception 3-6pm.
The Gallery ABQ presents A Winter Gathering, featuring all gallery artists. This special show includes attractively priced items from New Mexico artists who work in a variety of media including painting, photography, mixed media, jewelry, bronze sculpture, glass art, and pottery. Find a truly unique gift for that special someone as well as handmade ornaments and cards!

weyrichWeyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
Holiday Art Hop 3-6pm
Patterns & Rhythms is the theme of this year’s annual invitational group show at Weyrich Gallery, one of Albuquerque’s oldest and finest art purveyors. Featured artists are Trina Badarak-Hall, Marilyn Bennett, Vicki Bolen, Patty Hammarstedt, Dale Harris, Billie Lauder, Trish Meyer, Gail Murray, Ginger Rice, Mary Sundstrom, and Sharon Wenzel. This talented group explores inner and outer worlds of design, pattern, repetition and resonance in unique and imaginative ways. This event will feature refreshments and entertainment. Weyrich Gallery offers artful gift selections for Santa’s discerning shoppers.

DECEMBER 21

brochure cover Mary Sundstrom Window Tile IIWeyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
Winter Solstice Celebration 1-4pm
Patterns & Rhythms is the theme of this year’s annual invitational group show at Weyrich Gallery, one of Albuquerque’s oldest and finest art purveyors. Featured artists are Trina Badarak-Hall, Marilyn Bennett, Vicki Bolen, Patty Hammarstedt, Dale Harris, Billie Lauder, Trish Meyer, Gail Murray, Ginger Rice, Mary Sundstrom, and Sharon Wenzel. This talented group explores inner and outer worlds of design, pattern, repetition and resonance in unique and imaginative ways. This event will feature refreshments and entertainment. Weyrich Gallery offers artful gift selections for Santa’s discerning shoppers.

palette daniel northPalette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com – map
Painting Demonstration 5-8pm
Abstract oil painter Daniel North is back at Palette with his show Balancing Act which depicts the struggle for balance between nature and human progress/consumerism. Daniel will show his artistic process to all on the 21st. He’ll bring a hollow door, to which he typically pins eight sheets of canvas or paper to start. He sketches in full color and completes his paintings in oil-based enamels. He’ll reveal how he builds up his paintings, one layer at a time. Granted, working close to the beginning of the Holiday Season, he won’t be able to place his paintings in the radiant New Mexico sun to bake each layer, like he does in June, so he’ll make accommodations to his routine for the purpose of the demonstration. As well, with eight sheets pinned to the door, he has the opportunity to capitalize on his “serial” tendencies, as a complete series of paintings is likely to emerge from the proceedings. Show runs through January 2, 2015.

OLD TOWN

Art by Elguera
2 Church Street NW – 243.0099 – artbyelguera.com
ARTScrawl Event 5-9pm
This month, Elguera is featuring recent paintings of Old Town and Downtown Albuquerque; paintings of balloons in flight along with his unique whimsical works exploring the subconscious. Art By Elguera has original, unique works of art to fit any budget.

2014-07-12 17.56.21Essence Gallery & Boutique
323 Romero St. NW, Suite 1 – 843.7367 – http://www.essencegalleryboutique.com
Reception 5-9pm
Essence Gallery & Boutique features the colorful acrylics of Nickolas Montano, a young, self taught artist that enjoys creating with edgy, imaginative animals and people, vibrant colors
and an exciting use of design that evokes thought and a feeling of movement and energy.

NOB HILL

spinal3A Spinal Health and Movement Center Gallery
316-B Adams St. SE – 247.2373 – danijeffries.com
Holiday Event 5-8pm
The gallery presents works by Dana Velasco and Merge, a show of ceramic tile mosaics by Dani Jeffries. Dani Jeffries’ tile mosaics are representations of places she has visited that she found to be particularly remarkable for their beauty or the quality of the light. Dayna Velasco’s work explores how energy is experienced as emotion, mysticism and story. Her pieces are inspired in great part from her work as a Polarity Therapist, where she witnesses how energy moves within the physical and emotional body.

New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268.8952 – newgroundsgallery.com
Hot Off the Press – Open Studio, Fundraiser and Printing Extravaganza.​ Throughout the evening, 7 artists will be pulling prints – etchings, gravure, linoleum cuts and serigraphs – ​which are available for sale at a discounted price as soon as they are printed. These images will be available at the discounted price during the reception only. Participating artists: Diane Alire, Ray Maseman, local treasure Mary Sundstrom, Kaitlin Reese, Wayne Chinander, Nikolaus Hudak, and Ren Adams. ​Charities: Albuquerque Humane Society and Roadrunner Foodbank.

THE HEIGHTS

SE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816.0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com
First Friday Artscrawl from 5-8pm
The gallery is pleased to feature the work of talented Photographer Robert Crespin and Metal and Wood Artist Tom Roche. Robert’s photographs cover a variety of subject areas and many are infused on aluminum. This process intensifies the colors much more intense than those printed on paper or canvas. Tom Roche specializes in creating stylized crosses using a variety of metals, woods and finishes. Looking for something to do with the kids while you enjoy the art? Sign up for Engineering For Kids of New Mexico Kids’ Night Out. Go to www.engineeringforkids.net/newmexico for more information and registration. Kick off the holiday season at the SE-OC Right Brain Gallery. You can choose to give the gift of art to friends and family and also to children in the Albuquerque Public School system. 5% of the weekend’s sales will be donated to Art in the School, a non-profit organization that helps support and sustain art education in the public schools.

InspirationWeyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
Third Friday Event 5-8:30pm
UNM first year and independent study students will exhibit their porcelain bowls, cups and plates in Inspirations: Porcelain Vessels by UNM Students. These porcelain works will emphasize these students practice of the 400-year Arita process and their search for a unique personal aesthetic in functional form. The challenging yet beautiful material of porcelain and its use in daily life inspires these works. These students are part of the 34 year legacy of this porcelain art practiced at UNM. Melissa Martinez, Ashley Chapman, Ramone Gomez, Christina Rockwell, Amanda Miller, Abigail Ritz, Adam Padilla, Kristin Chapapas, Charles Platte, Alexis Chavez, Bailey Brown and Madeline Rademacher.

2014-11-GABQ_BoushelleThe Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.com
Artists’ Reception 5-8pm
The Gallery ABQ presents Pushing Boundaries, featuring gallery artists Marcella Boushelle, whose watermedia paintings are loosely interpreted, bold, fresh and expressive; Marlies Diels, whose unique pottery combines both beauty and function; and Trish Meyer, an experimental artist who combines digital imagery, printmaking and encaustic to build up her multilayered works. The November Salon Exhibit features Marlies Diels and fiber artist Char Punke. Both shows run through November 26.

framing concepts David Schwint PostcardIIFraming Concepts Gallery
5809 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE – 294.3246 – framingconceptsgallery.com
Artist Reception and Opening 5-8 pm
Framing Concepts Gallery is proud to host the 24th annual solo artist show with David Schwindt; a talented landscape artist whose renderings of the southwest landscape offer a sense of space and awe at the grandeur, a timelessness. Visit with artist David Schwindt and view his paintings from National Parks across the U.S. and Canada. A titian within the art world, David has amassed many skill sets to his resume; artist, teacher, mentor, and the vision of a renaissance man. This solo art show proves to be no exception to his talents. Road trip 2014 proves that life’s adventures begin on the off ramp. This unique niche we believe deserves a closer look. Take a look, visit http://www.framingconceptsgallery.com or David Schwindt Fine Art. Exhibit remains until the end of the year Dec, 31.

November 14

Page Coleman and Scott Michael1Scott Michael Gallery and
Page Coleman Gallery

113 California St NE/6320 Linn Avenue NE
(near NE corner of San Pedro and Central in the International District ARTS)
Scott Michael Gallery, 505-681-5669 (Amy Henne), scottmichaelgallery.com
Page Coleman Gallery, 505-238-5071 (Page Coleman), pagecolemangallery.com
Opening Reception, 5-8pm
Scott Michael Gallery and Page Coleman Gallery, located in the International District, are proud to announce their 1st joint fundraiser, the Alden Marin Benefit ART Exhibition for St. Martin’s HOPE Center. Contemporary artist, Alden Marin has generously donated 218 pieces of original work to be sold to strengthen mental health services for the homeless in Albuquerque through the work of St. Martin’s. 100% of all sales will go directly to benefit St. Martin’s mental health and behavioral services outreach programs.
Exhibition Dates: Saturday, November 15 & Sunday, November 16, 10 am-3 pm

THE HEIGHTS AREA

high desertHigh Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 – highdesertartandframe.com
Opening 5-8pm
High Desert Art & Frame presents Wild Birds and Wild Places, works by Photographer Peter Davies. Davies says of his work, “I am drawn to the wilderness… and drawn to birds in the wild, particularly raptors and other birds in flight. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to experience and photograph Peru, Costa Rica, Alaska, California and New Mexico.”
Inspiration

Weyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
Opening Reception 5-8:30pm
UNM first year and independent study students will exhibit their porcelain bowls, cups and plates in Inspirations: Porcelain Vessels by UNM Students. These porcelain works will emphasize these students practice of the 400-year Arita process and their search for a unique personal aesthetic in functional form. The challenging yet beautiful material of porcelain and its use in daily life inspires these works. These students are part of the 34 year legacy of this porcelain art practiced at UNM; Melissa Martinez, Ashley Chapman, Ramone Gomez, Christina Rockwell, Amanda Miller, Abigail Ritz, Adam Padilla, Kristin Chapapas, Charles Platte, Alexis Chavez, Bailey Brown and Madeline Rademacher.

2014-11-GABQ_BoushelleThe Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.com
Artists’ Reception 5-8pm
The Gallery ABQ presents Pushing Boundaries, featuring gallery artists Marcella Boushelle, whose watermedia paintings are loosely interpreted, bold, fresh and expressive; Marlies Diels, whose unique pottery combines both beauty and function; and Trish Meyer, an experimental artist who combines digital imagery, printmaking and encaustic to build up her multilayered works. Artist Insights, 6pm: Marcella Boushelle shares her inspiration and techniques. The November Salon Exhibit features Marlies Diels and fiber artist Char Punke. Both shows run through November 26.

SE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816.0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com
First Friday Artscrawl from 5-8pm
The gallery is pleased to feature the work of talented Photographer Robert Crespin and Metal and Wood Artist Tom Roche. Robert’s photographs cover a variety of subject areas and many are infused on aluminum. This process intensifies the colors to be much more intense than those printed on paper or canvas. Tom Roche specializes in creating stylized crosses using a variety of metals, woods and finishes. Looking for something to do with the kids while you enjoy the art? Sign up for Engineering For Kids of New Mexico Kids’ Night Out. Go to www.engineeringforkids.net/newmexico for more information and registration.

NOB HILL AREA

spinal2A Spinal Health and Movement Center Gallery
316-B Adams St. SE – 247.2373 – danijeffries.com
First Friday ARTScrawl 6-9pm
The gallery presents works by Dana Velasco and Merge, a show of ceramic tile mosaics by Dani Jeffries. Dani Jeffries’ tile mosaics are representations of places she has visited that she found to be particularly remarkable for their beauty or the quality of the light. Dayna Velasco’s work explores how energy is experienced as emotion, mysticism and story. Her pieces are inspired in great part from her work as a Polarity Therapist, where she witnesses how energy moves within the physical and emotional body.

matrix2Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268.8952 – matrixfineart.com
First Friday Reception 5-8pm
Matrix presents Aligned with Nature: Paintings by David Welch and Cynthia Wister. The artists are husband and wife who create luscious large format oil paintings of landscapes and still lifes. Welch’s paintings express his interest in the landscape, gardening, and human existence in harmony with nature. Wister works in plein air to capture a moment from the outside world in her paintings. Using rich colors and impasto-like brushwork Wister captures the life force of nature.

new groundsNew Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268.8952 – newgroundsgallery.com
First Friday Reception 5-8pm
New Grounds presents The Making of Landscapes – Monotypes by Jacqui Lewnes. Jacqui Lewnes is making a comeback at New Grounds with the creation of landscapes using monotype plates. Lewnes’ monotypes are dream-like representations of New Mexico landscapes which are inspired by her long motorcycle rides around New Mexico, especially El Morro. Demonstration: Jacqui Lewnes will demonstrate the monotype process from 6:30-7pm during the reception.

outpost2Inpost Artspace at Outpost
210 Yale Blvd. SE – 268.0044 – outpostspace.org
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Inpost presents Second Hand Plants: Christa Dalien. Working in a variety of mediums including installation, drawing, painting, and printmaking, Christa Dalien’s art explores the diverse relationships and interactions that we have with the natural world and our surroundings. Dalien is interested in folklore and mythology used to explain and interpret the unexplainable. She searches through the tangible landscapes and structures that often show signs of wear, human impact and mystery, then reconstructs them into a visual emotional language.

DOWNTOWN AREA

SONY DSC516 ARTS
516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 – 516arts.org
First Friday Opening 5-8pm
516 ARTS announces Floyd D. Tunson: Son of Pop, a solo exhibition of Colorado-based artist Floyd D. Tunson, who for over four decades has been among the most highly regarded and influential artists in the Rocky Mountain region. He has achieved a rich and diverse body of work via painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking and mixed media. The exhibition includes various series through which Tunson has addressed concepts of cultural identity, American social history, race and class relations in the United States and abroad, pop culture, art history and the beauty of pure abstraction. Show runs through December 13.

Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com
Artists’ Reception 5-8pm
Sumner & Dene is honored to present the Annual Jewelry, Craft and Gift Show through November. Its all about crafts: ceramic, glass, fabric, resin, gold and silver oh my. Featuring work by: Teresa Archibeque, Alice Bailey, Ruth Morris, Dawn Estrin, Jana Lee Aspin, Cheryl Thorpe, Aubrey Eckert, Goldie Garcia, Nickie and Frank Keith, Annie Onderdonk, Valerie Dow, Karen Brueggemann, Lydia Piper, Mike Tarter, Sarena Mann, Rik Burkard, and Nina Baldwin.

OT Circus
709 Central NW – 249.2231 – otcircus.com
First Friday Event 5-8pm
On November 1, 2013 artist Harley Kirschner began creating one painting each month. Each work of art encorporates the natural elements found during that month. Join OT Circus in celebrating this amazing body of work.

VSA – N4th Gallery
4904 Fourth Street NW – 345.2140 – vsartsnm.org
Closing Reception 5-7pm
in·struct is an exhibit of artwork by the artist-teachers, administrative staff, and volunteers of North Fourth Art Center. The exhibition provides a glimpse into the artistic inspirations and working methods of the talented people who form the backbone of an organization that has served Albuquerque’s arts community for nearly thirty years. Curated by Jessica Pinto, Phillip With, and students in North Fourth Exploratory Day Arts programs.

OLD TOWN AREA

purple sage2Purple Sage Galeria
201 San Felipe NW – 450.4059 – purplesagegaleria.com
Opening 5-8pm
Pastelists Gwen Wilemon and Sondra Schlotterbach will be featured in Two Views. Both artists are friends that often paint together en plein air. New works will be on display. The show will continue through November 30.

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Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Yucca Art Gallery spotlights; Rod Groves, acrylic painter; Carol Erickson, book and paper artist; and Terri Helmer, jeweler. The opening reception will feature demonstrations, refreshments and music. Mr. Groves, well known for his colorful resin-covered collages, will offer a demonstration on the use of unusual color combinations as a way to enhance a painting’s interest while Ms. Erickson, a prominent book and paper designer will work on a new book art project. Yucca Gallery, a fixture of Old Town since 1964, offers the work of 40 artists working in mediums ranging from encaustic painting to ceramics and metalwork to various types of jewelry.

Blackbird Gallery
323 Romero St. NW, Ste.16 – 243.9525 – BlackbirdGallery.Biz
Open House 5-8pm
This month, this unique and delightful gallery on the Old Town Plaza features the Southwest Native American paintings of Blackfeet artist Farrell Cockrum, new works by this renowned stylist and colorist have arrived! Also featured are cottonwood carvings from Navajo artist Matthew Yellowman; fine art prints; Baltic amber jewelry; alabaster sculptures from Michael Connor; landscape paintings from Robert Perea and Fred Cleveland; and the amazing high-fired pottery from Seattle artist Matthew Patton. Looking for unique and budget-friendly gifts for Christmas? Visit Blackbird Gallery.

essence1Essence Gallery & Boutique
323 Romero St. NW, Suite 1 – 843.7367 – http://www.essencegalleryboutique.com
Opening Reception 5-9pm
Essence Gallery & Boutique features the colorful acrylics of Nickolas Montano, a young, self taught artist that enjoys creating with edgy, imaginative animals and people, vibrant colors
and an exciting use of design that evokes thought and a feeling of movement and energy.

Art by Elguera
2 Church Street NW – 243.0099 – artbyelguera.com
ARTScrawl Event 5-9pm
This month, Elguera is featuring recent paintings of Old Town and Downtown Albuquerque; paintings of balloons in flight along with his unique whimsical works exploring the subconscious. Art By Elguera has original, unique works of art to fit any budget.

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com
Artful Saturday 3-6pm
Encaustic Art Institute founder, Douglas Mehrens, will be displaying his latest wax paintings at Palette this October in a show titled The Big Rip. Douglas will be present in the gallery, for his reception, to explain his pieces that chronologically represent the past, present, and future of the universe from the Big Bang to the Big Rip! Show runs through November 21.

the gallery abq1The Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.com
Artists’ Reception 3-6pm
The Gallery ABQ presents 2 Perspectives, featuring gallery artists Jerry Love, whose art reflects his grandfather’s era when the horse was still the mainstream of development in America, and Jean Porter, who creates art that provokes thought, encourages dialog and pleases the eye. Poetry at Four, 4pm: New Mexico poets share their La Llorona poems and stories. The October Salon Exhibit features mixed media artist Rebecca Nolda. Show runs through October 27.

HomageWeyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
Artist Talk & Artful Saturday 3-6pm
Homage: Porcelain Works, opens this fall at the Weyrich Gallery in Albuquerque, The Weyrich Gallery has been featuring the works of university students in porcelain vessels for almost two decades. UNM Assistant Professor Kathryne Cyman and invited students of the Arita, Japan Porcelain Process create new works in green and white inspired by the porcelain art of Sensei Manji Inoue, National Living Treasure of Japan. These porcelain works take on the challenges of carving and dual glaze applications, featuring local celadons and clear glazes. This showing reflects the respect and result of many creative struggles along with the love these porcelain ceramists have for the practice of this porcelain art from Arita, Japan. The University of New Mexico is where all these porcelain ceramists initially studied this art. Homage, includes porcelain works by: Chris Casey, Jon Deyhle, Raymon Gomez, Nikki Denisson, Skyler Juillard, Christina Rockwell, Evan Steegle, Casey Pendergst, Rebecca Pendergast, and Rick Orlando.

SE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816.0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com
Artful Saturday 3-6pm
The first anniversary celebration continues as Right Brain Gallery features and honors the Artists who have been with the gallery since it opened: Pea Garvanian, upcycled solar lamps and wall art; Cindy & Joe McDonnell, metal art and digital prints; and Flo Stein, precious metals and jewelry. The gallery will be featuring new pieces from these Artists throughout the month of October. If it’s been a while since you’ve been in, please come see what’s new. If you haven’t been in, come see what it’s all about.

October 4

Di Camillo2Essence Gallery & Boutique
323 Romero St. NW, Suite 1 – 843.7367
Night Two of the Gallery Grand Opening!
Essence Gallery and Boutique celebrates its grand opening with works by featured artist Roger DiCamillo. His colorful oils and watercolors capture the beautiful scenes of Italy, southwest pueblos and Native dancers, and the luminescence of our universe. Please come and enjoy the start of our 2014 Balloon Fiesta, and the start of this new business!

October 10

coleman2Page Coleman Gallery
6320-B Linn Avenue NE – 238-5071 – pagecoleman.com
Reception 5-7:30pm
Page Coleman Gallery presents featured artist Joy Coffino with Deep Space and guest artist Carmelo Midili with Revision. Joy Coffino’s art making process is immediate and spontaneous. Inspired by the abstract expressionists, automatic painters and the love of color, Coffino’s very small “Deep Space” paintings pack a punch. Carmelo Midili creates 3 dimensional works from discarded paintings on canvas panels that he has collected from art school dumpsters. He makes wood armatures then cuts and glues the panels to the different planes resulting in multi-faceted 3-D wall pieces.

October 17

Park Fine Art
323 Romero St. NW – 764.1900 – parkfineart.com – map
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Park Fine Art presents a two man Show from Beijing, China. The show features Quan, Xue Jun and Zhou Qi and runs through November 7.

OLD TOWN AREA

Art by Elguera
2 Church Street NW – 243.0099 – artbyelguera.com
ARTScrawl Event 5-9pm
This month, Elguera is celebrating balloon fiesta in his gallery with a collection of recent paintings of Old Town and Downtown Albuquerque; paintings of balloons in flight along with his unique whimsical works exploring the subconscious. Priced from $4,000 to $9 (that’s right, nine dollars) Art By Elguera has original, unique works of art to fit any budget.

Studio 13
323 Romero St. Suite 13 – 247.2988 – sites.google.com/site/studio13site/
Open House 4-7:30pm
The work of Daniel Ramirez will be on display. Ramirez’ watercolors, acrylics, and drawings have won many awards including the prestigious Santa Fe Indian Market and Heard Museum.

Blackbird Gallery
323 Romero St. NW, Ste.16 – 243.9525 – BlackbirdGallery.Biz
Open House 5-8pm
Blackbird Gallery has recently added the wonderful southwestern landscape paintings from Placitas artist Vicki Van Vynckt to the gallery collection. She joins contemporary Native American artist (and local favorite) Farrell Cockrum, and Grants native Robert Perea as the featured trio in the unique Old Town gallery. Featured also this month are the Navajo cottonwood carvings from Matt Yellowman and an extensive new selection of Baltic Amber jewelry in with the usual mix of Navajo, Zuni and other Native American original jewelry creations; sculpture from Taos artist Michael Connor; Michael Cramer ceramic hand-made fountains and new pieces by Matthew Patton of Seattle, WA.

Di Camillo4Essence Gallery & Boutique
323 Romero St. NW, Suite 1 – 843.7367
Grand Opening with Live Music 5-9pm
Essence Gallery and Boutique celebrates its grand opening with works by featured artist Roger DiCamillo. His colorful oils and watercolors capture the beautiful scenes of Italy, southwest pueblos and Native dancers, and the luminescence of our universe. There will be Live Music during Artscrawl, by local band, Body and Soul Trio. Please come and enjoy the start of our 2014 Balloon Fiesta, and the start of this new business!

Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Yucca Art Gallery, a fixture of Old Town since 1964, spotlights the artistry of the Featured Artists for October; Renee Gentz, textile artist; Bob Curtis, metalworker; and Tricia Simmons, jeweler. The reception will include refreshments as well as demonstrations of machine quilting by Ms. Gentz and encaustic jewelry making by Ms. Simmons. Yucca Gallery features the work of 37 additional artists in a variety of mediums and styles as well.

purple sagePurple Sage Galeria
201 San Felipe NW – 450.4059 – purplesagegaleria.com
Reception 5-8pm
Purple Sage presents Western Backroads featuring Reid Bandeen and Susan Winkler. New Mexico artist Reid Bandeen paints western landscapes in the impressionist style in oil and is especially drawn to the magical light of the American Southwest. Susan Winkler’s passion is in plein-air painting and she prefers subjects that have made a positive impression on her, especially land- and seascapes, wildflowers, and gardens. She says, “I strive to infuse my paintings with the tranquility found in areas far from the bustle of the city.”

DOWNTOWN AREA

VSA – N4th Gallery
4904 Fourth Street NW – 345.2140 – vsartsnm.org
Reception 5-7pm
in·struct is an exhibit of artwork by the artist-teachers, administrative staff, and volunteers of North Fourth Art Center. The exhibition provides a glimpse into the artistic inspirations and working methods of the talented people who form the backbone of an organization that has served Albuquerque’s arts community for nearly thirty years. Curated by Jessica Pinto, Phillip With, and students in North Fourth Exploratory Day Arts programs.

harwood2Harwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW – 242.6367 – harwoodartcenter.org
Opening Reception 6-8pm
Main gallery: Small Works: Ghost of Sea, by Alan Paine Radebaugh. In his Ghost of Sea paintings, Radebaugh depicts not only the strata and flora of the Great Plains but also his fascination with the geological formation of this region over millions of years. He melds images from one site with those from another to create an overall impression of the Plains—with a ghost-like feel of the ancient seas. Harwood Art Center presents the first exhibition of the Ghost of Sea project dedicated to the small paintings. Front gallery: On the Wings of a Dove: installation by Janet Yagoda Shagam. Funerals are a time when many people feel the need to connect with their roots. “On the Wings of a Dove” explores Jewish burial traditions in the context of the iconic dove. In the exhibition, Shagam joins the symbolic meaning of the Tahara with her personal beliefs and experiences. Even as a secular Jew, Shagam appreciates the wisdom imbued in our ancient traditions.

OT Circus
709 Central NW – 249.2231 – otcircus.com
Open House 5-8pm
OT Circus presents photography by Rachelle Carmen with works by surprise artists.

sumner2Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com
Artists Reception 5-8pm
Sumner & Dene is proud to present Jeannie Sellmer Landscapes & Abstracts. Few can paint such powerful and quality landscape paintings and equally paint abstract paintings. Her trademark texture, technique and use of color are in both genres but each are unique to Sellmer’s rich oil landscape and abstract paintings. Only the individual taste of the viewer can rate her work through personal favorites. Come see which are your favorites. After studying art in Boston, Sellmer moved to Albuquerque to paint the New Mexico landscape. Her love of the crisp Southwestern sky is evident in her paintings. Sellmer was recognized as a “Local Treasure” at the Albuquerque Museum of Art in 2011.

Concetta D Gallery
20 First Plaza NW – 243.5066 – concettadgallery.com
Open House 5-8pm
Elegant and Ageless, exciting works by new artists and old favorites. Also, modestly priced small keepsakes ideal for gifting. Featuring; Robert Kuester, Rich Nichols, Jeff Otis, Marilyn Yanke, Paul Cheng, Michael Natale, Nancy Chaboun, Dan Griggs, Wayne Cooper, Piao Xue Cheng, Anderson Giles, Carla d’Aguanno, David Harlan, David Kozikowski, and others. New estate pieces; von Hassler, Lloyd Goff, and Sheldon Parsons. After 6pm enter the building in the 2nd. St kiosk.

NOB HILL AREA

Matrix1Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268.8952 – matrixfineart.com
Reception 5-8pm
Matrix Fine Art is very excited to host the prestigious 2014 Pastel Society of New Mexico Signature Membership Show exhibiting more than 40 outstanding pastel artists. The status of “signature” member is hard earned through a complex point system calculated from exhibitions, awards and publications. This colorful exhibition will feature the flexibility and range of the pastel medium from lush landscapes, to animals, still lifes and portraits. This show will feature the leading talent of contemporary pastel artists in New Mexico

ng2New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268.8952 – newgroundsgallery.com
Reception 5-8pm
New Grounds presents Alchemy of Image: The Language of Information Space. Ren Adams’ multi-media prints investigate the nature of emergence in the digital age. Synthesizing ideas found in physics, information theory, Eastern philosophy, archaeology, digital culture, mass media and linguistics, Adams embraces the interdisciplinary nature of mixed media, layering printmaking techniques with drawing, painting and digital processing. Demonstration of the collagraph process from 6:30-7pm during the reception.

spinal2A Spinal Health and Movement Center Gallery
316 Adams St. SE – 247.2373 – albuquerque-chiropractors.com
Opening Reception 6-9pm
The ARTScrawl’s newest member gallery presents Merge- A show of ceramic tile mosaics by Dani Jeffries. Dani Jeffries’ tile mosaics are representations of places she has visited that she found to be particularly remarkable for their beauty or the quality of the light. The tiles are each made by hand, glazed, and fired by the artist. The show will be up from October 1st through November 14th.

NORTHEAST HEIGHTS AREA

SE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816.0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com
Reception 5-8pm
Please join us as the SE-OC Right Brain Gallery celebrates its first anniversary during the month of October! The celebration begins with a special reception for Augustine (Gus) Romero, who was selected as one of this year’s Local Treasures by the AABA. Gus is a Gallery Curator overseeing the South Broadway Cultural Center and Kimo Galleries. His work will be on display throughout the month of October. Prefer some adult time to peruse the art? Check out the Kids’ Night Out activities at Engineering For Kids (advance registration and fee required).

The Artistic Image
1101 Cardenas Dr. NE, Suite 206 – 554.2706 – PhotoArtNM.com
Artist’s Reception 5-9pm
Marie Maher says of her work, “Through my photography, I seek to not only depict the subject visually, but also express emotions, memories, or other intangible dimensions. I attempt to tell a story, to capture the essence of being in that specific place and time. Frequently, I will explore mystical (some would say dark) themes, and I am fascinated by dreams and the transition from sleep to awakening.” The show is a stunning must-see event. Show closes October 31.

the gallery abq2The Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.com
Artists’ Reception 5-8pm
The Gallery ABQ presents 2 Perspectives, featuring gallery artists Jerry Love, whose art reflects his grandfather’s era when the horse was still the mainstream of development in America, and Jean Porter, who creates art that provokes thought, encourages dialog and pleases the eye. Artist Insights, 6pm: Jean Porter shares her inspiration and techniques. The October Salon Exhibit features mixed media artist Rebecca Nolda. Show runs through October 27.

Homage

Weyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
Artist Reception 5-8:30pm
Homage: Porcelain Works, opens this fall at the Weyrich Gallery in Albuquerque, The Weyrich Gallery has been featuring the works of university students in porcelain vessels for almost two decades. UNM Assistant Professor Kathryne Cyman and invited students of the Arita, Japan Porcelain Process create new works in green and white inspired by the porcelain art of Sensei Manji Inoue, National Living Treasure of Japan. These porcelain works take on the challenges of carving and dual glaze applications, featuring local celadons and clear glazes. This showing reflects the respect and result of many creative struggles along with the love these porcelain ceramists have for the practice of this porcelain art from Arita, Japan. The University of New Mexico is where all these porcelain ceramists initially studied this art. Homage, includes porcelain works by Chris Casey, Jon Deyhle, Raymon Gomez, Nikki Denisson, Skyler Juillard, Christina Rockwell, Evan Steegle, Casey Pendergst, Rebecca Pendergast, and Rick Orlando.

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