SATURDAY, APRIL 12

Purple Sage Galeria
201 San Felipe NW – 450.4059 – purplesagegaleria.com
Opening 2-5pm
Purple Sage presents Favorite Places by Judith Allen. The show runs April 12th through April 30th.

OLD TOWN AREA

Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Yucca Art Gallery, now celebrating its 50th year in Old Town, spotlights the artistry of Bobbi Isaacson, pastel painter, Michelle La Meres, fused glass artist, and Terri Helmer, jeweler. Yucca Gallery also features the work of 37 additional artists in mediums ranging from oils and acrylic to weaving and ceramics.

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.

Studio 13
323 Romero St. Suite 13 – 247.2988 – sites.google.com/site/studio13site/
Open House 5-7:30pm
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.

DOWNTOWN AREA

VSA – N4th Gallery
4904 Fourth Street NW – 345.2140 – vsartsnm.org
Artist Reception 5-7pm
BIG Expansive LARGE Immense is a selection of work by students from Southwest University of the Visual Arts in response to the concept of “BIG.” The show runs through May 5.

harwoodHarwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW – 242-6367 – harwoodartcenter.org
Opening Reception 6-8pm
Finding Reason: New Works by Maude Andrade & Shawn Turung is featured in the main gallery. Finding Reason presents an exploration of techniques and palette that manifests a psychological dialogue through sublime abstraction and dynamic imagery. Topical Tapestries: Vinyl Installation by Margi Weir will be in the front gallery. Topical Tapestries presents fragmented imagery or repeated objects related to topics like ecology and politics. Weir’s stacking of unranked layers of mirrored imagery is a visual metaphor for the way bits of information are thrown at us on a daily basis, with only the occasional “in depth coverage”. The exhibition runs through April 24.

OFFCenter Community Arts Project
808 Park Ave, SW – 247.1172 – offcenterarts.org
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Hand Made In the Shade is an illuminating exhibit of lamps and shades; together or separate; working or not. Show closes May 16.

516 2516 ARTS
516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 – 516arts.org
Open House 5-8pm
516 ARTS welcomes everyone to First Friday open house events this spring. Come visit the Heart of the City exhibition, get a free haircut* with Gabriel Jaureguiberry from ACE Barbershop and participate in hands-on flower making with Vecinos Artist Collective. These events are part of First Fridays organized by the Albuquerque Art Business Association.
*Space is limited: for haircut appointments, contact claude@516arts.org

sumner1Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com
Artists Reception 5-9pm
Sumner & Dene is honored to present Dan Garrett & Lydia Piper Two Person Exhibit at Sumner & Dene. Dan Garrett creates wall and floor metal works with paint and acid washes while Lydia Piper’s fused glass creations range from decorative to functional glass work. The exhibition runs through April 26.

 

 

NOB HILL AREA

matrix1Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A -
268-8952 – matrixfineart.com
Reception 5-8pm
Matrix is very excited to introduce two new artists with Skin Deep-Abstract Paintings by Jessica Kennedy and Alexander Eulert. Both of them have developed unique ways of creating intensely layered and vibrantly colored paintings. Jessica Kennedy developed a technique where she partially masks and over-paints each of the many layers in her very organic paintings. Growth is the central theme in her work. It is an enigmatic, rich concept because it can be beautiful and positive as well as destructive and grotesque Her pieces are an elegant fusion of animals, the human body, and plant life. Eulert’s pieces are strikingly geometric, but just as in Kennedy’s pieces it seems to be possible to look deep into the painting. Delicate and dynamic string lines of paint buzz and trickle around often-bold bands of color, evoking rhythmical compositions, emotional states and natural phenomena. The cubical forms are suggestive of monoliths, pueblos, golden-­‐green fields, unearthed inlaid armor from a Homeric poem—or, at times, technology and urban constructs. These are two artists who are dedicated to their craft; they manage to combine inventive techniques with intelligence and mindfulness.

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERANew Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B -
268-8952 – newgroundsgallery.com
Reception 5-8pm
New Grounds presents Sanctuaries – Monotypes and Mixed Media Prints by Dan Noyes. Dan Noyes’ mixed media prints are calm, meditative and provide a place of refuge in our busy lives. Hues of blue, grey and gold dominate in his work. Although his images reference the home, the mountain, the horse, stupas and gates, they are always abstracted; more like quiet and places of the mind. Dan Noyes will demonstrate his mixed media monotype process from 6:30-7pm during the reception.

NORTHEAST HEIGHTS AREA

The Artistic Image
1101 Cardenas Dr. NE, Suite 206 – 554.2706 – PhotoArtNM.com
ARTSCrawl Event 5-9pm
The Artistic Image will be exhibiting Visions of the Under Ground by Kenneth Ingham. These are award winning photographs shot in the caves of several countries. Meet Kenneth and you will learn about the part of the world that most people have never seen.

Johns’ Western Gallery
1101 Cardenas Dr. NE, Suite 202 C – 246-2414
Reception 5-9pm
Johns’ Western presents Dry Country Ranching, a collection of oils by Calvin Toddy. The artist will be at the reception and works by C.M. Russell and J.H. Sharp will also be on exhibit.

SE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816-0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com
Open House 5-8pm
New Artists! New Art! Please join us and find the perfect piece for your home.

2013 cupism 9 betsywilliams weyrichWeyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
Preview Artist Reception 5-8:30pm
Table of Contents will feature new work in clay by New Mexico artist Betsy Williams in her sixth solo show at Weyrich Gallery. Williams’ latest body of work includes contemporary tableware, teapots, and her signature multiple-cup compositions. New forms, including wood-fired sculptural vases and tall cylinders with lids, will make their debut in the “Table of Contents” show. William’s says, “I know that every now and then one may have an extraordinary experience in the presence of a supposedly ordinary pot. I know this because it has happened to me. This is surely a rare experience, but it does happen. Like music, poetry, art – this pot may allow us to transcend ourselves, very briefly, to lift that veil.”

galleryabq webThe Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292-9333 – thegalleryabq.com
Artists’ reception 5-8pm.
The Gallery ABQ presents Chroma Unleashed, featuring three gallery artists: Anita Caress, who uses different types of glass to develop beautiful pieces of fused glass art suitable for the home or office; Rebecca Nolda, who explores the nature of hidden and revealed surfaces in her layered, mixed media paintings; and Patricia Klamborowski Williams, who applies her own graphic style to create a unique and fresh look in her watermedia paintings. Artist Insights, 6pm: P. K. Williams shares her inspiration and techniques. The April Salon Exhibit features mixed media paintings by Sue Ann Mika.

 

 

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com
First Friday Event 5-8pm
Bits and Pieces features colorful glass sculpture and jewelry by Aki Takemoto. Aki’s pieces are composed entirely of glass. Each color and pattern combination is greatly influenced by the passage of time. Her vibrant, patchwork-like sculptures rely on her painting and fusing capabilities. She paints on thin sheets of glass, then piles, fuses, and cuts them into smaller sizes. She then assembles the resulting smaller-sized creations into a mosaic.

Framing Concepts Gallery
5809 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE – 294.3246 – framingconceptsgallery.com
Opening Reception 5-7:30
The work of artist Emmett Johns represents the New Mexico area; most notably the Dixon Apple Orchard which is now gone but not forgotten. Johns style in both oil and pastel may best be described as expressive. His work includes abstracts, landscapes, and portraiture.

High Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 – highdesertartandframe.com
First Friday Event 5-8pm
High Desert presents FUN SHUI: The Fine Art Tapestry and Mixed Media Art of Donna Loraine Contractor. Local Treasure Donna Lorraine Contractor will be sharing her tapestries throughout April including a selection of her Feng Shui Series; a meditation on color, balanced energy and finessed design, combining symbols found in the I Ching with geometric forms and vivid hues. Contractor’s work incorporates the landscapes and colors of New Mexico with bold contemporary architectural frames that create depth and optical illusions. The artist will also display recent multi-media pieces. Contractor was recently named a Local Treasure for her contribution to the Duke City’s visual art scene by the Albuquerque Art Business Association.

SE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816-0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com
Open House 5-8pm
New Artists! New Art! Please join us and find the perfect piece for you home.

galleryabq webThe Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292-9333 – thegalleryabq.com
Artists’ reception 5-8pm.
The Gallery ABQ presents Chroma Unleashed, featuring three gallery artists: Anita Caress, who uses different types of glass to develop beautiful pieces of fused glass art suitable for the home or office; Rebecca Nolda, who explores the nature of hidden and revealed surfaces in her layered, mixed media paintings; and Patricia Klamborowski Williams, who applies her own graphic style to create a unique and fresh look in her watermedia paintings. The April Salon Exhibit features mixed media paintings by Sue Ann Mika.

 

 

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com
ARTSCrawl Event 5-8pm
A Journey in Progress features abstract paintings by Switzerland native Stefan Geissbühler. The artist strives to produce “art that sings” through layers of color. His abstract compositions radiate a modern flare while triggering deep emotion.

Framing Concepts Gallery
5809 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE – 294.3246 – framingconceptsgallery.com
Opening Reception 5-7:30
The work of artist Emmett Johns represents the New Mexico area; most notably the Dixon Apple Orchard which is now gone but not forgotten. Johns style in both oil and pastel may best be described as expressive. His work includes abstracts, landscapes, and portraiture.

OLD TOWN AREA

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; an extensive new selection of Baltic Amber jewelry in with our usual mix of Navajo, Zuni and other Native American original jewelry creations; sculpture from Taos artist Michael ConnorMichael Cramer ceramic hand-made fountains and new pieces by Matthew Patton of Seattle, WA.

Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com
Open House 5-8:30pm
Yucca Art Gallery will celebrate the arrival of spring in Old Town with an Open House and Reception for featured artists Pat Baca, a watercolor painter; Steve Janecky, wood worker; and Barb Fajardo, jeweler. Yucca Gallery, an artist cooperative now celebrating its 50th year, features the work of these and 40 other artists in mediums ranging from oils to encaustic painting and ceramics to metal working.

purple sagePurple Sage Galeria
201 San Felipe NW – 450.4059 purplesagegaleria.com
Artists’ Reception 5-8pm
Purple Sage features Spring-ing Along a selection of paintings by Jane E Chandler. Work on display will be landscape views painted en plein air. The show runs through March.

 

 

DOWNTOWN AREA

VSA – N4th Gallery
4904 Fourth Street NW – 344.4542 – vsartsnm.org
ARTSCrawl Event 5-7pm
The exhibit, REVOLT! features Christian Michael Gallegos’ new large-scale abstract paintings on canvas which explore issues of social injustice. The artist will discuss his process during the first Friday ARTSCrawl, March 7 at 6:45pm. He will focus on his evolution or “revolt” from his previous work in pushing towards a more figurative way to paint. The show runs through March 12.

harwood2Harwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW – 242-6367 – harwoodartcenter.org
Opening Reception 6-8pm
Harwood Art Center is pleased to present Encompass: Urban Nature, an annual event featuring open studios with the 45 Harwood Artists, collaborative art making projects, live music, culinary offerings and two exhibitions. Shift (front gallery) invites you to engage, explore and alter an immersive installation created by youth artists. Uncharted Territory (main gallery) highlights women artists investigating how they fit in, respond to and affect change in the world around them – and demonstrating a certain, refined optimism in the process. Participants include guest artist Swoon and New Mexico artists Erin Currier, Ann Dunbar, Leigh Anne Langwell, Heidi Pollard, Holly Roberts, Brittany Sundheim and Myriam Tapp, as well as the elementary students of Escuela del Sol Montessori. The exhibition runs through March 27.

OFFCenter Community Arts Project
808 Park Ave, SW – 247.1172 – offcenterarts.org
Opening 5-8pm
OFFCenter Community Arts and Rainbow Artists have co-sponsored a no-fee, non-juried exhibit of art t-shirts, Tee-Shirt Fantasies. Entries have been donated for a raffle with proceeds to benefit OFFCenter. All pieces were created by women and while entries of wearable shirts were encouraged, an ‘anything goes’ attitude means that you never know what you’ll find! The exhibit will end with a closing reception and raffle drawing on March 28th.

516 2516 ARTS
516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445
516arts.org
Open House 5-8pm
Join in the celebration for the Heart of the City exhibition! Heart of the City is an arts collaboration exploring the urban environment and posing the question: What does the condition of the city’s urban core say about the heart and soul of the city? This project centers around an exhibition at 516 ARTS that features a series of projects created by lead artists with student apprentices or collaborators from 13 organizations representing arts, education and small business. The open house will feature free haircuts in the gallery from ACE Barbershop; to schedule a haircut call 242-1445 or email claude@516ARTS.org. The exhibition runs through May 3.

sumner2Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com
Artists’ Reception 5-9pm
Sumner & Dene is proud to announce their March Exhibit David Snow: Enamels and
Rik Burkard: Ceramics. David Snow creates contemporary enamels with copper and fused powdered glass while Rik Burkard sculpts unusual, fun contemporary ceramics. Both are Albuquerque artists. Show runs through March 29.

NOB HILL AREA

matrix3Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268-8952 matrixfineart.com
Reception 5-8pm
Matrix presents PENUMBRA: An International Exhibition Showcasing Contemporary Surrealism. Albuquerque artist Archer Dougherty curated this exhibition of contemporary surreal drawings and paintings. Dougherty had the artists explore the meaning of the word penumbra using a grayscale palette. A ‘penumbra’ is the ghostly halo of shadow that surrounds a region of complete darkness. Twenty-five international artists, ranging from Europe to the United States to Indonesia, are coming together to present their ideas relating to shadows, darkness, and everything in between.

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New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268-8952 newgroundsgallery.com
Reception: 5-8pm
New Grounds presents two exhibitions. The first exhibition is Chroma – Etchings by Pamela Wesolek. Most people think of etchings as small, black and white, and realistic in nature. Wesolek completely defies this concept by creating colorful large scale etchings – some four feet across – that are detailed, yet bold and semi-abstract in nature. An avid hiker and life-long observer of nature, Wesolek fuses the individual entities of the organic world – plants, leaves or grasses – with broader concepts such as the seasons, terrains or angles of light. Pamela Wesolek will demonstrate chine colle from 6:30-7 pm during the reception. The exhibition runs through March 29. The second exhibition is Yaybig SW - A trunk show exhibition of Southwest printmakers from the collection of Karl Whitaker which will be on view during the March 7 reception only! For more information please contact Karl Whitaker at rainspot@gmail.com or 505-918-9253.

NORTHEAST HEIGHTS AREA

The Artistic Image
1101 Cardenas Dr. NE, Suite 206 – 554.2706 – PhotoArtNM.com
ARTSCrawl Event 5-9pm
The Artistic Image will be exhibiting Visions of the Under Ground by Kenneth Ingham. These are award winning photographs shot in the caves of several countries. Meet Kenneth and you will learn about the part of the world that most people have never seen.

Johns’ Western Gallery
1101 Cardenas Dr. NE, Ste. 202 C – 246-2414
ARTSCrawl Event 5-9pm
Artist Peter Bowles will present New Mexico Impressions, a series of his oil paintings on canvas.

SE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816-0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com
Open House 5-8pm
Come see what’s new! Right Brain Gallery is thinking spring and showing off some great solar and other decorative items. Find many beautiful new pieces for your outdoors or a new artist’s work that can help spruce up your indoors.

Framing Concepts Gallery
5809 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE – 294.3246 – framingconceptsgallery.com
Open House 5-7:30pm
Framing Concepts presents ART 4 SALE. The gallery carries originals and prints and has found many fine signed and numbered prints in the storage bins. Some works are old, some new; some matted, some not; some free, some not; some signed, some not; all good. Many, many to choose from and they are well worth a look.

the galleryabqwebThe Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292-9333 – thegalleryabq.com
Artists’ Reception 5-8pm
The Gallery ABQ presents Light, Color & Brilliance, featuring three gallery artists: Sandra Baca, who uses artistic consideration of composition, color and material as the foundation for her unique jewelry pieces; Maria Cole, who melds her strong academic painting background with the feeling and mood that a scene evokes to create her contemporary oil paintings; and Andrew Kozeliski, whose photographic images reflect his appreciation for nature as well as mankind. Artist Insights at 6pm: Andrew Kozeliski shares his inspiration and techniques.

Weyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
First Friday Artist Reception 5-8:30pm
Weyrich Gallery presents Clay and Ink: Processing Process: New Work by Willi Singleton. Willi Singleton, a Pennsylvania ceramicist states, “After nearly three decades as an independent potter, I have recently begun to experiment with woodblock printing, making images that explore my pot making processes. For the first time at the Weyrich Gallery, I am showing my woodblock prints, along with my pots…come and see for yourself.” The show closes March 28.

palettePalette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 palettecontemporary.com
Artist Reception 5-8pm
Geometrically features encaustic paintings by Jo Moniz. Moniz paints and sculpts with encaustic and mixed media. Layers of pigment, beeswax and damar resin create colorful foundations for her vivid paintings. Moniz etches into the encaustic, and occasionally embeds sketches on tissue or rice paper. These layers create both depth and texture and the translucency of the wax allows a new surface to rise from the panel, creating a liquidity in her work. Show runs through April 3.

High Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 highdesertartandframe.com
Reception 5 -8
High Desert Art & Frame features Living Lines by Susana Perry. The Los Lunas artist embraces living lines and says of her first public show that it is, “the excitement of simple lines coming together to create endless possibilities. Take what you need, leave your imagination with me.”

purple sagePurple Sage Galeria
201 San Felipe NW – 450.4059 purplesagegaleria.com
Artists’ Reception 5-8pm
Purple Sage features Spring-ing Along a selection of paintings by Jane E Chandler. Work on display will be landscape views painted en plein air. The show runs through March.

Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 yuccaartgallery.com
Open House 5-8:30pm
Yucca Art Gallery will celebrate the arrival of spring in Old Town with an Open House and Reception for featured artists Pat Baca, a watercolor painter; Steve Janecky, wood worker; and Barb Fajardo, jeweler. Yucca Gallery, an artist cooperative now celebrating its 50th year, features the work of these and 40 other artists in mediums ranging from oils to encaustic painting and ceramics to metal working.

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; an extensive new selection of Baltic Amber jewelry in with our usual mix of Navajo, Zuni and other Native American original jewelry creations; sculpture from Taos artist Michael ConnorMichael Cramer ceramic hand-made fountains and new pieces by Matthew Patton of Seattle, WA.

Weems Gallery
303 Romero NW – 764.0302 – weemsgallery.com
Open House and Gallery-wide Sale 4-8pm
Weems celebrates its third anniversary with an exhibition of work by Russ Ball, a painter and illustrator with deep ties to Albuquerque’s art community. On the evening of March 21 Weems will hold an open house and everything in the gallery will be priced at 30% off!

Park Fine Art
323 Romero St. NW – 764.1900 – parkfineart.com
Reception 5-8pm
Park Fine Art has moved to Old Town. The gallery continues to represent local and international artists.

SATURDAY, MARCH 8

outpost1Inpost Artspace at Outpost
210 Yale Blvd. SE – 268.0044 – outpostspace.org
The Inpost Artspace presents Material Worth: Works by Kate Carr, Jane Lackey and Natalie Smith in conjunction with Women & Creativity. Material Worth examines the multifaceted approaches of artists Kate Carr (Santa Fe), Jane Lackey (Santa Fe) and Natalie Smith (Albuquerque) as they explore material fluency through the transformation and re-contextualization of everyday, utilitarian objects. Using media and techniques often associated with craft practice, these artists seek to engage the viewer through a variety of complex and unexpected processes while simultaneously, preserving and elevating the integrity of their materials.www.womenandcreativity.org. The opening reception will be followed by a film screening of The Girls in the Band, a film featuring the untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their groundbreaking journeys from the late 30′s to the present day.

Weyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
Lecture: Processing Process 1-3pm
Weyrich Gallery presents Clay and Ink: Processing Process: New Work by Willi Singleton. Willi Singleton, a Pennsylvania ceramicist states, “After nearly three decades as an independent potter, I have recently begun to experiment with woodblock printing, making images that explore my pot making processes. For the first time at the Weyrich Gallery, I am showing my woodblock prints, along with my pots…Please come and see for yourself.” The show closes March 28.

FRIDAY, MARCH 21

Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com
Demonstration of polymer clay jewelry making by Barb Fajardo
Yucca Art Gallery will celebrate the arrival of spring in Old Town with an Open House and Reception for featured artists Pat Baca, a watercolor painter, Steve Janecky, wood worker, and Barb Fajardo, jeweler. Yucca Gallery, an artist cooperative now celebrating its 50th year, features the work of these and 40 other artists in mediums ranging from oils to encaustic painting, ceramics to metal working.

OLD TOWN AREA

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 our 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 our 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.

DOWNTOWN AREA

VSA – N4th Gallery
Artist Reception 5-7pm
4904 Fourth Street NW – 344.4542 – vsartsnm.org
REVOLT! features work by Christian Gallegos, an Albuquerque abstract artist who combines contemporary designs in unique idiosyncratic form derived from techniques accumulated over the past twenty years. The exhibit’s large-scale abstract paintings on canvas explore issues of social injustice and give expression to the artist’s underlying thoughts and feelings about the world around him. The show runs through March 12.

Harwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW – 242.6367 – harwoodartcenter.org
Opening Reception 6-8pm
Harwood Art Center and ArtStreet, a program of Albuquerque HealthCare for the Homeless, are pleased to present Recycled Heart: The Artists of ArtStreet, featuring mixed media and recycled art by the artists of ArtStreet. Through a community effort, ArtStreet artists create an installation that reflects the diversity of styles, ideas and individuals that make up the ArtStreet community. In the spirit of togetherness and Valentine’s Day, artists combine themes of love and objects-both lost and found. The exhibition runs through February 27.

Concetta D Gallery
20 First Plaza NW – 243.5066 – concettadgallery.com
5-8pm Open House and Group Showing
This all gallery show includes new works by gallery artists including Local Treasures recipients Robert Kuester and Jeff Otis and artists Mauricio Fernandez, Nancy Chaboun, Paul Cheng, Rich Nichols, Marilyn Yanke, Wayne Cooper, Dan Griggs and Piao Xue Cheng. The gallery will also be featuring new estate pieces by Sheldon Parsons, Andy Warhol, and Von Hassler.

sumner1Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com
Artist Reception 5-9pm
Sumner & Dene presents an all artists Valentine Group Show Love, Hearts and Flowers. Participating artists includes painters: Angus Macpherson, Patricia Wyatt, Jeannie Sellmer, ceramics: Johanna Hansen, Frank & Nickie Keith, metal artist: Dan Garrett and jewellers Dawn Estrin, Alice Bailey, Annie Onderdonk, Cheryl Thorpe, Jana Lee Aspin and Teresa Archibeque.

 

 

 

OFFCenter Community Arts Project
808 Park Ave, SW – 247.1172 – offcenterarts.org
First Friday Event 5-8pm
OFFCenter presents a free card making event for the “wild at heart” to make even wilder cards. Take home or donate your cards – all materials are supplied. Spontaneous fun making is encouraged and expected.

NOB HILL AREA

matrix1Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268.8952 – matrixfineart.com
Artscrawl reception 5-8pm
Matrix is pleased to announce Two Japanese Masters in Printmaking – Takahiko Hayashi and Ando Shinji. Takahiko Hayashi is a rising star in Japan. His work has a mystical quality and the titles reflect interest in philosophy as well as natural phenomena. His etchings are composed out of hundreds of detailed lines creating masterfully bold abstractions. Ando Shinji creates highly detailed botanical etchings in which he combines several plates with chine collé to achieve a maximum saturation of color. Shinji custom dyes Gampi paper for maximum control of his overall color scheme. His subjects often emanate out of a soft shadow into subdued light, giving them a sense of wonder, as if seen unexpectedly in their inherent beauty.

new grounds2New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B
268.8952  - newgroundsgallery.com
Artscrawl reception 5-8pm
New Grounds presents Urban/Suburban – Etchings by Nicholas Hudak. Trained as a scientist and engineer, Nicholas Hudak’s lovingly detailed black and white etchings explore the intersections between natural and man-made, urban and industrial, scientific and aesthetic. His images of warehouses, water towers and parking lots capture both the beauty and decay of industrial structures. Hudak often isolates buildings from their surroundings and employs dramatic perspective and repetitive geometries to create subtle references of industrial structures to religious iconography. This is Nicholas Hudak’s first solo exhibition at New Grounds and it promises to offer a fresh look at structures we tend to take for granted. Nick Hudak will demonstrate the etching process from 6:30-7pm during the reception. Sneak preview February 4-7. Exhibition runs through February 28.

NORTHEAST HEIGHTS AREA

the gallery abq web imageThe Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 thegalleryabq.com
Artists’ reception 5–8pm.
The Gallery ABQ presents Moments & Memories, featuring three gallery artists: Darlene Moore, who creates unique kaleidoscopes and screen printing on glass; Fran Ryan, whose watermedia paintings reflect the Northern New Mexico landscape; and Ray Tussing, whose dramatic 3-dimensional painted sculptures reach out to capture the viewers attention. Artist Insights, 6pm: Ray Tussing shares his inspiration and techniques. The February Salon Exhibit features collage art by Elaine Tassy.

high desertHigh Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 265.4066 – highdesertartandframe.com
Reception 5-8pm
High Desert Art & Frame presents The Pencil Drawings of Shelby Brannin. Shelby Brannin brings Western Art to life with graphite pencil. He aims for detail and realism in his drawings. As a Southwest native and third generation cowboy, Shelby’s work has a depth of feeling and character that draws the viewer into the scene. He invites you to step up into the saddle and take a ride with him as his artwork captures the heart and the experience of the great American Southwest.

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com
Opening 5-8pm
Palette Contemporary Art and Craft presents Czech Glass Modernism by internationally-renowned glass artist, Frantisek Vizner (1936-2011). The show features the early career stage of Vizner’s functional glass vessels whose timeless design was rooted in the avant-garde design of the 1930s. Frantisek Vizner’s minimalist glass creations can be found in museums, and public and private collections across the world. One of his most famous works is a large scale installation in Karlovo Námêsti underground station in Prague which was completed in 1981. The show “Czech Glass Modernism” will primarily feature Vizner works leading up-to and during his time with Skrdlovice glass. Two other period Czech glass sculptures will also be show. This exhibit will run through March 6.

weyrich Red black gold gractured square donna contractorWeyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
First Friday Artist Reception 5-8:30pm
Donna Loraine Contractor reintroduces her Architectonic series in Architectonics Plus Additions, three-dimensional imagery as viewed from a two dimensional plane. The series combines unlikely dynamic forms with a palette of dark and light to achieve the illusion of depth. Hand-dyed and tightly spun wool, with its particular and beautiful light reflecting characteristics produce a texture and luminosity that no pigment on paper could. All tapestries are designed and woven by the artist and are woven with hand dyed wool on a strong cotton warp and are moth proofed. The show runs through February 28.

weyrich Red black gold gractured square donna contractorWeyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 weyrichgallery.com
Lecture 1-3pm
Donna Loraine Contractor reintroduces her Architectonic series in Architectonics Plus Additions, three-dimensional Imagery as viewed from a two dimensional plane. The series combines unlikely dynamic forms with a palette of dark and light to achieve the illusion of depth. Hand-dyed and tightly spun wool, with its particular and beautiful light reflecting characteristics produce a texture and luminosity that no pigment on paper could. All tapestries are designed and woven by the artist and are woven with hand dyed wool on a strong cotton warp and are moth proofed. The show runs through February 28.

NORTHEAST HEIGHTS AREA

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com
Artist Reception 5-8pm
Palette Contemporary Art and Craft presents, Stretching Savoye featuring mixed media paintings by Frederick Pichon. His paintings reflect his personal interests in design, architecture, science and history. Pinchon’s resin coated paintings explore realistic architectural draftsmanship in conjunction with abstract elements. Geometry plays a large role in his compositions, as he often collages and utilizes computer imagery in constructing his multi-faceted, colorful paintings. The show runs through February 6, 2014.

Weyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
Artist Reception 5-8pm
Weyrich Gallery presents Intimation: New Works by Laura Pope. Painting in many layers of transparent color, Pope allows the paint to “speak to her and tell her what it wants to become.” Her subjects magically appear out of splotches and random strokes or are often enlarged until they approach abstraction to keep an air of mystery about them. Pope states, “An intimation is a hint; a suggestion. The intimation theme defines this exhibit. Each of the images I am presenting tells a story.” Show Closes: January 31, 1014.

gallery abq 1st fridayThe Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292-9333 – thegalleryabq.com
Artists’ Reception 5–8pm, Artist Insights 6pm
The Gallery ABQ presents 3 Concepts, featuring three gallery artists: Tim Gifford, who transforms images of the Southwest into beautiful bronze sculpture; Diane Walton Reitz, a contemporary realist who focuses on the portrait and the figure in her oil paintings; and Jeff Warren, who seeks to stretch his imagination in creating thought-provoking larger than life art that evokes feelings from smiles to tears. Artist Insights 6pm: Jeff Warren shares his inspiration and techniques. The January Salon Exhibit features bronze sculptures from Tim Gifford.

SE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816-0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com
Open House 5-8pm
The SE-OC Right Brain Gallery is a new gallery focused on art created from the optics technology and precision metal working techniques that form the foundation of its parent company, Sandia Electro-Optics Corporation. The gallery is showcasing the talents of a variety of artists and a number of different media and techniques. Come see where Technology and Art hang together. Featured Artists: Marian Berg, Robert Crespin, Pea Garvanian, Jeff Laird, Cindy and Joe McDonnell, Tom Roche, Tom Spross and Flo Stein.

NOB HILL AREA

The Artistic Image
1101 Cardenas NE, Suite 206 – 554.2706 – PhotoArtNM.com
First Friday Event 5-9pm
Venice and It’s Carnival features artist Donatella Davanzo. Donatella is a professional photographer who grew up near Venice and has a unique view of that spectacular city. She will be at the gallery to discuss her wonderful images of the city and its people during Carnival. The gallery will also have a multi media show of over 100 images that will give you more of the flavor of Venice during Carnival.

matrix 2Berrett, Pat, She Speaks in Butterflys 10 x15Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268-8952 matrixfineart.com
First Friday Event 5-8pm
Matrix Fine Art is very excited to once again host this intriguing bi-annual photography exhibition organized by Albuquerque photographers Tim Anderson and Patrick Berrett. It was their idea to invite 15 photographers – some well established, some emerging – and have them collaborate with the same model to create 15 completely different sets of images. This collaboration resulted in the January/December show 1 x 15 – One Model, Fifteen Photographers.

ng 2Goebel,Jon,CaughtNew Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268-8952 newgroundsgallery.com
First Friday Event 5-8pm
New Grounds Gallery presents two exhibits; the International Juried Printmaking Exhibition and the Holiday Print Sale. The printmaking exhibition was juried by UNM printmaking professor Yoshiko Shimano and New Grounds founder and director Regina Held. They selected 25 pieces out of the 132 submitted 46 artists from around the world. The holiday Print Sale offers hundreds and hundreds of works of original art – piles of it – prices will range from $25 to $125. Share the beauty and joy of art! Shows run through January 31.

inpostInpost Artspace at Outpost
210 Yale Blvd. SE – 268.0044  outpostspace.org
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Inpost Artspace is pleased to present black and white, an exhibition of recent prints by local artist Karsten Creightney, exploring themes of loss and renewal. Exhibition runs through February 28, 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

DOWNTOWN AREA

sumner and deneSumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com
Artist’s Reception 5-9pm
Sumner & Dene is proud to announce its annual group show New Year New Work Show. The exhibit will premiere Albuquerque painter Reg Loving to the gallery stable. Longtime New Mexico painter, Reg Loving, known primarily for his contemporary and abstract work, will be featuring his current contemporary landscapes along with Sumner & Dene alumni; painters Angus Macpherson, Frank McCulloch, Mark Horst, Jeannie Sellmer, Michael Norviel, Patricia Wyatt, panoramic photographer Bill Tondreau, metal artist Dan Garrett and enamelist David Snow. Show runs through January 31.

OLD TOWN AREA

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 our 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.

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