Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com
Open House and Albuquerque Founder’s Day Celebration noon-5pm
In April Yucca Art Gallery will spotlight the special talents of Kate Palmo, encaustic painter, Steve Janecky, wood artist, and Leah Ready, jeweler. Ms. Palmo uses a variety of interesting materials to create texture and light effects in encaustic paintings, Mr. Janecky juxtaposes different woods to achieve exciting patterns in his boxes and cutting boards, and Ms. Ready is justifiably well known for her intricate beadwork jewelry. During the opening reception, Ms. Palmo will demonstrate her painting technique and Ms. Ready will discuss the use of design in her jewelry. Light refreshments will be available. Yucca Art Gallery is a cooperative of over 40 artists working in a wide range of media and styles.

Blackbird Gallery
323 Romero St. NW, Ste.16 – 243.9525 – BlackbirdGallery.Biz
Open House 2-5pm
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.

amapola2Amapola Gallery
205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.com
Artful Saturday Reception 1-3pm
Amapola Gallery offers light refreshments during this month’s reception which showcases the work of four artists. April’s Crystal Clouds includes Gloria Casale – stained, fused, and stumped glass; Philip Green – ceramic, raku clocks; Denise Ballou – oil paintings, and Debra Montoya – mosaic art.

Studio 13
323 Romero St. Suite 13 – 247.2988 – sites.google.com/site/studio13site/
Open House 2-6pm
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.

essence7Essence Gallery & Boutique
323 Romero St. NW, Suite 1 – 843.7367 – essencegalleryboutique.com
Artful Saturday 1-4pm
Featuring acrylic artist, Nina Baldwin. Baldwin paints contemporary abstracts incorporating emotion, symbolism and a blend of rich color. Inspired by the intensity of New Mexico’s landscape and beautiful sky! The Artful Saturday features artist demonstrations and refreshments! Show runs through April 26th.

 

 

 

 

Park Fine Art
323 Romero St. NW – 764.1900 – parkfineart.com
Open House 1-5pm
Fellow Artists’ new work.

SATURDAY, APRIL 4

Thursday Art Group Studio
4401 Central Ave. NE Ste. B – 280.8659 or 228.8116
Open House 1-4pm
The Thursday Art Group Studio Gallery presents the Essence of Light: new works by member artists. The show is also open by appointment.

Purple Sage Gallery
201 San Felipe NW – 450.4059 – purplesagegaleria.com
Reception 3-6pm
Purple sage will have a reception for Eason Eige’s ‘Often Painted Places’ series and for works by Marilyn Drake.

FRIDAY, APRIL 10

page colemanPage Coleman Gallery
6320-B Linn Avenue NE – 238-5071 – pagecoleman.com
Page Coleman Gallery presents The Grand Expand, New 3D work by Ali Gallo, Gwyn Metz, Maria Ross. Three women sculptors strut their stuff at the newly expanded Page Coleman Gallery. Ali Gallo creates powder coated steel abstractions that resemble ribbons blowing in the wind. Gwyn Metz recomposes disparate debris into dysfunctional objects such as fossil-free vehicles and doll-like characters. Maria Ross works wonders with wire and paint to create airy, ghostlike forms that have both organic and architectural references.

SUNDAY, APRIL 12

mapola1Amapola Gallery
205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.com
Featured Artist Reception 1-3pm
Amapola Gallery offers light refreshments during this month’s reception which showcases the work of four artists. April’s Crystal Clouds includes Gloria Casale – stained, fused, and stumped glass; Philip Green – ceramic, raku clocks; Denise Ballou – oil paintings, and Debra Montoya – mosaic art.

SATURDAY, APRIL 21

Weyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
Artist Talk 1-2pm
Harriette Tsosie will have acrylic works and encaustic pieces. Her encaustic paintings are made with both bleached and unbleached beeswax and Damar varnish. She likes working with encaustic because of its luminosity. Light hits the surface of the painting but is also refracted by the oil pigment suspended in the wax. Tsosie, states, “Linguicide” references the death of language, which includes both extinct (no longer spoken) and dead (still in use of scientific, legal or religious functions) languages. Since language embodies culture, I believe such extinction and death is serious. We even today see the Native languages here in New Mexico, most of which have never been written, under siege. Witness the desperate efforts by their speakers to preserve them through language immersion programs and developing a written form for them.” Show closes April 27, 2015

OLD TOWN AREA

Park Fine Art
323 Romero St. NW – 764.1900 – parkfineart.com
Open House 5-8pm
Fellow Artists’ new work.

essence3Essence Gallery & Boutique
323 Romero St. NW, Suite 1 – 843.7367 – essencegalleryboutique.com
Opening Reception 5-9pm
Featuring acrylic artist, Nina Baldwin. Baldwin paints contemporary abstracts incorporating emotion, symbolism and a blend of rich color. Inspired by the intensity of New Mexico’s landscape and beautiful sky! Show runs through April 26th.

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
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.

Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com
Opening Reception 5-8pm
In April Yucca Art Gallery will spotlight the special talents of Kate Palmo, encaustic painter, Steve Janecky, wood artist, and Leah Ready, jeweler. Ms. Palmo uses a variety of interesting materials to create texture and light effects in encaustic paintings, Mr. Janecky juxtaposes different woods to achieve exciting patterns in his boxes and cutting boards, and Ms. Ready is justifiably well known for her intricate beadwork jewelry. During the opening reception, Ms. Palmo will demonstrate her painting technique and Ms. Ready will discuss the use of design in her jewelry. Light refreshments will be available. Yucca Art Gallery is a cooperative of over 40 artists working in a wide range of media and styles.

DOWNTOWN AREA

VSA – N4th Gallery
4904 Fourth Street NW – 345.2140 – vsartsnm.org
Opening Reception 5-7pm
Down the Line is an exhibit of sculpture and other works by renowned sculptor Michael Naranjo, who has been involved with VSA North Fourth Art Center since its beginnings in New Mexico in 1981. The show is part of On the Map: Unfolding Albuquerque Art + Design, runs through May 4.

offcenterOFFCenter Community Arts Project
808 Park Ave, SW – 247.1172 – offcenterarts.org
Artists’ Reception 5-8pm
Throughout April, OFFCenter will be celebrating Earth Month with specialty workshops in a variety of expressions utilizing natural and recycled materials and with a special, non-juried exhibit Art for the Earth, showcasing works created from natural materials and works which celebrate the natural world. Art for the Earth will also feature creations from a special Spirit Doll Making Workshop presented by the Rainbow Artists Women Artists’ Collective.

OT Circus

709 Central NW – 249.2231 – otcircus.com
Open House 5-8pm
OT Circus presents Robert Palmer, Brewmaster from Palmer’s Pool and Brewery. Tastings of the craft will be available.

516 ARTS
516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 – 516arts.org
ABQ Designers Trunk Show 5-8pm
During First Friday Artscrawl, visit 516 ARTS for a special one-night only trunk show featuring Albuquerque designers with fresh new work for sale, including unique clothing, home accessories and more. Featured designers include Maude Andrade, Kei & Molly and the Westbund West collective.

sumner3Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com
Artists Reception 5-8pm
Sumner & Dene is honored to present Dan Garrett, Mark Horst and Rik Burkard. Dan Garrett creates abstracted three dimensional metal work of steel, paint and patinas. These works compliment the works of Mark Horst, internationally known for his human figurative paintings, who combines his figurative, landscapes and architectural paintings into one great show. The three person show is topped off with ceramicist Rik Burkard who creates colorful, whimsical, abstracted, oceanic, and space-age sculptures plus fun functional containers. The exhibit is part art of the gallery’s on-going year long 35th Anniversary Celebration.

NOB HILL AREA

matrixMatrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268.8952 – matrixfineart.com
Reception 5-8pm
Matrix presents Feathered Creatures – Paintings by Sarah Hartshorne. Sarah Hartshorne is following in Monet’s footsteps since she is a painter who is almost completely blind. Unlike Monet, Hartshorne creates large paintings that are almost hyper realistic. This exhibition features lovingly and meticulously painted songbirds, crows and waterfowl.

new groundsNew Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268.8952 – newgroundsgallery.com
Reception 5-8pm
New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery presents The Mysterious Conspiracy of Existence – Etchings by David Avery. If you have a sweet tooth for symbolism and surrealism, and a weakness for Bruegel, Ensor, Chirico, Magritte, and the other sly fabulists of Old Europe, then David Avery’s enchanted etchings will restore your soul. Although Avery’s highly detailed etchings are inspired by myths, literature, and fairy tales, he is a master at spinning his own stories. His images reveal layer upon layer of symbolism and meaning. This show is a feast for the eye and a celebration of the etching medium.

sixty six2Sixty Six Contemporary Art Gallery
4009 Central Ave. NE – 545.2030 – sixtysixgallery.com
Gallery Reception 6-8pm
Sixty Six Gallery presents Urban Aces a group show of interpretations of the visual urban environment. Artists featured in this exhibition include Charles Ford, Evan Hecox, Mike Kimball, Sarah Newton, Eric Rewitzer, David Soukup, Toru Sugita, Kirsten Tradowski, Stephen C. Wagner and others. The show runs through April 26.

Thursday Art Group Studio
4401 Central Ave. NE Ste. B – 280.8659 or 228.8116
Open House 5-7:30pm
The Thursday Art Group Studio Gallery presents the Essence of Light: new works by member artists. The show is also open by appointment.

THE HEIGHTS AREA

the gallery abqThe Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.com
Artscrawl Reception 5-8pm
The Gallery ABQ presents Darlene Moore, Glass artist, who combines the modern screen printing process with traditional stained glass, and Robert Wirz, Oils, with all the sights and sounds happening in the world. 6pm, Artist Insight Talk with Darlene Moore, ‘Firing contemporary and historic screened images in glass’. April Salon Exhibit, Watercolors by The Local Color Art Group consisting of professional level artist who meet to offer support, challenge, and direction in their visionary art endeavors. Exhibit runs through April 28th.

Weyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
Artist Reception 5-8:30pm
Harriette Tsosie will have acrylic works and encaustic pieces. Her encaustic paintings are made with both bleached and unbleached beeswax and Damar varnish. She likes working with encaustic because of its luminosity. Light hits the surface of the painting but is also refracted by the oil pigment suspended in the wax. Tsosie, states, “‘Linguicide’ references the death of language, which includes both extinct (no longer spoken) and dead (still in use of scientific, legal or religious functions) languages. Since language embodies culture, I believe such extinction and death is serious. We even today see the Native languages here in New Mexico, most of which have never been written, under siege. Witness the desperate efforts by their speakers to preserve them through language immersion programs and developing a written form for them.” Show closes April 27, 201

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com
Open House 5-8pm
Join Palette Contemporary Art and Craft for Scanda Style, featuring (mostly) Scandinavian glass modernism. Featured artist will be Helena Tynell, who made what appears to be the Finnish equivalent of kokopellis. Swedes Rune Strand and Per Olof-Strom, as well as Norway’s Olav Joff will also be shown. Rounding out the show will be the wondrous, luminescent, blue glass from Germany’s Friedrich factory.

high desert 2High Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 – highdesertartandframe.com
Show 5-8pm
High Desert Art & Frame presents Leave Your Fingerprints Here: Textured Works by Tara Miller. The artist describes her show, “Please DO Touch the Artwork. Texture is my thing. If you have the urge to reach out and touch one of my pieces, then I feel I have succeeded in my artistic quest. I strive to create depth in my works. Your eyes will swim across the canvas, seeing new layers and dimensions each time you circle around. Please Enjoy!”

THE HEIGHTS AREA

high desert art and frame1High Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 – highdesertartandframe.com
Opening Reception 5-8pm
The gallery presents Abstractscapes, paintings by Barbara Nahler. Nahler’s paintings are nonrepresentational and are created by using the elements of art – space, line, value, color and texture. The space of the canvas is divided into smaller spaces through the use of line which may be yarn or threads from the canvas. A value system is created, color and texture added to create the “abstrascapes.” Barbara has received awards for her miniatures in Masterworks.

palettePalette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Palette presents Room For Art Featuring Miniature Mid-Century Room Constructions by Joann Francomano and Jim Cole. Joann and Jim come from entirely different backgrounds. Joann is a graduate of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology. She loves soft goods and fashion. Jim spent forty years practicing as an oral/maxillofacial surgeon. He favors tech and doing meticulous carpentry work as two of his passions. What they have in common is executing their collective vision of “Mid-Century/Retro Design and Culture” with Jim’s miniature craftsmanship bringing Joann’s eight “Rooms of Art” to life in amazing detail. Their largest room measures only 12.5″ length) x 4.5″ wide x 10.5″ high! Their historical influences for their period room constructions include: Gerrit Rietveld, Dale Chihuly, Andy Warhol, Frank Lloyd Wright, Yves Saint Laurent, Paco Robanne, and Rudi Gernreich. This show runs through March 31.

Woodfired functional stoneware© Willi Singletonphotographed by Ken EkWeyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
Artist Reception 5-8:30pm
Weyrich presents Willi Singleton’s Clay and Ink II: A Sense of Generosity and Place. Singleton says of his work, “After three decades as an independent potter, my recent attempts at printmaking aim to create visual images that tell the story of my pottery-making life, showing how the materials and processes serve as the vocabulary and grammar of my potting language: communication through objects of place. Just as wines are said to convey characteristics which reflect their place of provenance (terroir), ceramics made of native clays and locally procured glaze materials also reflect their place of origin.” Show closes March 27, 2015.

the gallery abqThe Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.com
Artist Reception and Insight Talk 5-8pm
The Gallery ABQ presents Her Story to honor National Women’s History month. The exhibit features Jean Porter; oils and Judi Foster, mixed media, watercolors, oils and pastels. Jean Porter says of her work, “I use painting to inspire thought, remind us of beauty, and explore new concepts.” 6pm Insight Talk with Jean Porter. The March Salon Exhibit features Jean Porter and Marlies Diels. Marlies Diels says of her work, “each firing is a new beginning, clay and texture, color and fire, shape and design make a vessel.” Exhibit continues through March 26.

se ocSE-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 present the works of Evelyn Rosenberg, the award winning developer of the art of Detonography. In Detonagraphy, explosives are used to build up rich textured surfaces in her works, which include over 45 public art pieces across the country, several of which are found in the Albuquerque area. Recently, Rosenberg has been working on smaller pieces more suitable for individual art lovers. The Gallery is fortunate to showcase several of these pieces. The artist will be giving an Art Talk at 6pm and will sign copies of her book, which will also be available for purchase.

 

NOB HILL AREA

Thursday Art Group Studio
4401 Central Ave. NE Ste. B
Open House 5-7:30pm

Sixty Six Contemporary Art Gallery
4009 Central Ave. NE – 545.2030 – sixtysixgallery.com
Gallery Reception 6-8pm
Sixty Six Gallery presents Little Lino Lineup a group show of a selection of linoleum block relief prints, ranging from the traditional black and white print to multiple color and reductive prints. Mixed print media incorporating linoleum block printing are also included. Artists featured in this group show include Vicky Mei Chen, Noah Dasho, Sarah Newton, Eric Rewitzer, Thierry Rossett, Barbara Stikker, and others.

matrix1Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268.8952 – matrixfineart.com
Reception 5-8pm
Exhibition Title: Subtle Imprints – Paintings by Marilyn Dillard and Ceramic by Elizabeth Fritszche. Two woman artists Marilyn Dillard and Elizabeth Fritzsche join forces for the exhibition Subtle Imprints. Dillard paints bold, abstract representations of landscapes that explore texture and color. Fritszche’s porcelain vases and bowls are simple, yet elegant with various energetic impressions that compliment Dillard’s paintings.

new groundsNew Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268.8952 – newgroundsgallery.com
Reception 5-8pm
Exhibition title: Three Mexican Masters in Printmaking- Charles Barth, Enrique Flores, and Mizraim Cardeñas.This exhibit showcases contemporary prints by three leading artists from Mexico. Charles Barth creates patterned figures inspired by Oaxacan folk art. Enrique Flores’ etchings tell stories from rural Mexican village life and Mizraim Cardeñas infuses magical realism with the history of Mexico in his engravings and woodcuts. These narrative and surrealistic artists give us a glimpse into the history and life of Mexico.

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Spa and Gallery
316-B Adams St. SE – 247.2373 – albuquerque-chiropractors.com
Open House 5-7pm
Spa and Gallery presents ERA in conjunction with the Jesus Muñoz Flamenco at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Journal Theatre on March 6 and 7. The show at Spa and Gallery will feature photographs of flamenco by Richard Malcolm and Bruce Shortz.

DOWNTOWN AREA

516 ARTS

 

516 ARTS
516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 – 516arts.org
ArtsCrawl Event5-8pm
From the Ground Up: Design Here + Now showcases contemporary work by established and emerging Albuquerque area designers and architects. The exhibition features both built and speculative projects. Varying widely in scale, the work demonstrates shared interests in innovation, experience, material, form and function. The exhibition is curated by Katya Crawford, Viviette Hunt, Kristen Shaw and Mira Woodson, and is part of the collaboration On the Map: Unfolding Albuquerque Art + Design http://www.ABQontheMap.com

Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com
Artist Reception 5-8pm
Sumner & Dene is honored to present Michael Norviel: Interiors and Landscapes plus Lydia Piper: Glasswork. Colorist Michael Norviel, known for his impressionistic interior table tops and landscapes, is a wizard of color. More color comes to the two person exhibit with the layered fused glass of Lydia Piper.

ot circusOT Circus
709 Central NW – 249.2231 – otcircus.com
First Friday Event 5-8 pm
OT Circus Gallery features Nathaniel Perry. Nathan Perry was born in Connecticut and educated in fine arts at Rhode Island School of design. Influenced by painters of the High Renaissance and Mannerist period, and their commitments to the ideals of human form and of the religious experience. He believes art to be an aesthetic visual form that “contains” and transmits synthesized aspects of the actual world and the inner ideals, emotively indentation of the artist according to how he or she expresses it. The subject matter that he finds as most endearing for his art are, the experiences of the divine and religious, and that of the mystic and mythic; both of which he has had personal experiences with, and others which he attempts to visually interprets form their many aspects. Nathan currently lives in Albuquerque New Mexico where he practices as an artist pursuing his self education, and experiences the lessons of the world, the greatest teacher of all.

harwoodHarwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW – 242.6367 – harwoodartcenter.org
Community Celebration & Opening Reception 6-8m
In 2016, Harwood Art Center will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a year of programming dedicated to exploring the organization’s important role in this community. As a precursor, Harwood’s 7th & Mountain exhibitions will feature luminary local artists of all ages who have had a significant impact on and been significantly impacted by Harwood, while contributing to the larger creative dialogue in New Mexico. The exhibitions premiere as part of Harwood’s annual Encompass event, an evening of open studios with 45 resident artists, community art making projects and more. This event is part of On the Map: Unfolding Albuquerque Art + Design. Exhibitions Run: March 6 – April 17.

OLD TOWN AREA

purple sagePurple Sage Gallery
201 San Felipe NW – 450.4059 – purplesagegaleria.com
Reception 5-8pm
Featured Artist, Punk Cooper, will be showing a selection of
his plein air paintings in oil.

Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com
Opening and Reception 4-7pm
In March Yucca Art Gallery will spotlight the special talents of; Phyllis McGuire, water media and oil painter; Fran Hill, potter; and Linda Reyes-Alicea, jeweler; all featured artists. Ms. McGuire is widely known for her impressionistic New Mexico landscapes, Ms. Hill for innovative glazes and pot designs, and Ms. Reyes-Alicea for striking jewelry patterns. All three artists will describe their work and technique at the Opening Reception. Yucca Art Gallery is a cooperative of local, New Mexican artists, now celebrating its 51st year in Old Town.

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.

essence5Essence Gallery & Boutique
323 Romero St. NW, Suite 1 – 843.7367 – essencegalleryboutique.com
Opening Reception 5-9pm
Essence Gallery & Boutique presents The Art of Brushwork by local artist Pat Marsello, an exquisite array of beautifully created functional pottery, clay sculpture, and wall art in the style of Chinese brushwork. Show runs through March 29.

high desertHigh Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 – highdesertartandframe.com – map
Artful Saturday Event 3-6pm
Presenting People and Places of the American West by George Pearce. Pearce is an award-winning photographer who loves photographing New Mexico and the American West. Pearce loves traveling the American West, photographing its vast landscape and people. His many awards include national and international juried competitions. He has exhibited widely in galleries in the Albuquerque metropolitan area, including three one-man shows at High Desert Art and Frame, the Photographers Gallery in Old Town Albuquerque, and one-man shows at several Albuquerque libraries.

framing concepts1Framing Concepts Gallery
5809 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE – 294.3246 – framingconceptsgallery.com – map
Artist Reception and Opening 1-4pm
Framing Concepts Gallery will host Broad Strokes, an interpretation of individual life experiences then re-imaged into visual expression. Each artist works diversely and with different mediums nevertheless the narrative of movement, time, and space are masterfully rendered. Lisa Chernoff creates works in fused glass, Joan Fenicle works in Oil, and Carol Estes creates abstracts.

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Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com – map
Artful Saturday Reception 3-6pm
Palette presents Room for Art featuring mid-century/retro room constructions of Joann Francomano and Jim Cole. Cole’s well-honed carpentry skills and Joann’s compositions, influenced by the likes of Chihuly, Warhol, and Frank Lloyd Wright, combine to allow their vision of “Mid-Century/Retro Design and Culture” to materialize in painstaking detail!

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Weyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com – map
Artful Saturday 3-6pm
In The Landscape of Meditation: Fine Art Tapestries of Donna Loraine Contractor, the artist responds to the theme as well as using Sacred Geometry in Mandala forms to surround her signature “windows”. Contractor presents her newest series The Sacred Geometry Tapestries. In Fine Art Glass by Jerry Barnett the artist speaks of his work as being drawn to places where the land tells its own formative story of upheaval and eruption, of folds and layers put down over time, then carved and exposed by the effects of time. The exhibit continues through February 27.

The Gallery ABQ

The Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.com – map
Artful Saturday Reception, 3-6pm.
The Gallery ABQ presents Elements featuring Jo Schuman; Watercolor and Elizabeth Thompson; Jewelry. February Salon Exhibit: Color & Clay with Paula Manning Lewis; Art from the heart, sunshine for the soul and Cate Clark; Mystical whimsy in ceramic, fused glass, and mosaic sculpture.

SE OC Right Brain Gallery

SE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816.0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com – map
Artful Saturday Event 3-6pm
Please join the gallery on Artful Saturday for an open house with Featured Artist Jeff Laird. Laird will be on hand to answer questions about his new series, Perforated Pentagons and his other primary series Perforated Triangles.

FEBRUARY  7
 
ccnc4CC&C Gallery
1419 Central Avenue NE – 203.9059
Artist Reception noon-5pm
The theme for February is HOLLYWOOD! Come dressed up glamorous and get your picture taken for free! Walk the red carpet while enjoying local artwork. Marsha and Val can do you hair and makeup! Get your caricature drawn by Brittany! Cookies and Hot Cocoa will be served. Meet the Artists: Val Zaba Productions – Fine Art, Fantasy Photography & Airbrush Body Painting; Rachel the Artsmith – Custom Watercolor & Oil Landscapes, and Hand Painted Gourds; Marsha Olmsted Strange – Custom Paintings with Bling; Brittany Remund – Cartoons and Comics; Allan Price – Digital Photography – Classic Cars; V. Isenhower Photography – Iconic NM Photography.

Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com
Reception / Opening 2-4pm
In February Yucca Art Gallery will spotlight the special talents of Featured Artists; Fran Krukar, water media painter; Jeanette Easley, mixed media craft artist; and Teresa Jones, lamp work jewelry artist. Each artist will offer a demonstration; Ms. Jones, flame work glass; Ms. Krukar, painting techniques; and Ms. Easley mixed media collage work.  Light refreshments will be available. Yucca Art Gallery is a cooperative of over 40 well established local artists. The Gallery is open daily 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM in February.

OLD TOWN AREA

Park Fine Art
323 Romero St. NW – 764.1900 – parkfineart.com
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Park Fine Art presents Origin, a solo show by Saul Hoffman, Polymer artist.

essence4Essence Gallery & Boutique
323 Romero St. NW, Suite 1 – 843.7367 – essencegalleryboutique.com
Opening Reception 5-9pm
Love and Hearts!!! A group show of original artwork and jewelry with the focus being… Love and Romance!

DOWNTOWN AREA

VSA – N4th Gallery
4904 Fourth Street NW – 345.2140 – vsartsnm.org
Opening reception 5-7pm
Everyone Creates is part of On the Map: Unfolding Albuquerque Art + Design. All N4th Artists, including students, teachers and administrators, are anonymously represented (until purchase) in 8×8 square-inch format. The range of media and styles from a center providing education and training in the arts for adults with disabilities demonstrates the unique abilities of Everyone.The show runs January 16 – March 6.

harwood1Harwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW – 242.6367 – harwoodartcenter.org
Opening Reception 6-8pm
Harwood Art Center and ArtStreet, a program of Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless, are please to present the annual RECYCLED HEART exhibit featuring mixed media and recycled art by ArtStreet artists. This is the 20th year of art from the heart at ArtStreet. Experience the newest exhibition capturing the diversity of community artists illustrated through a variety of media. Through collaborative effort and the spirit of togetherness, ArtStreet artists create an illustration that reflects styles, ideas, and individuals that make community. The exhibition runs through February 26.

OFFCenter Community Arts Project
808 Park Ave, SW – 247.1172 – offcenterarts.org
Artists’ Reception 5-8pm
OFFCenter’s exhibit Homebound: The Art of Isolation features the work of New Mexico artists who cannot or do not leave their homes. Participating artists may be self-identified as “homebound” due to illness, disability, house arrest, or other reasons. Through this exhibit, the public has a rare opportunity to view the creative and artistic talent hidden within such walls of isolation.

sumner and deneSumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com
Artists’ Reception 5-8pm
Sumner & Dene is proud to present Our 35th Anniversary Show with art created by our stable of artists including landscape painters: Angus Macpherson, Frank McCulloch, Jeannie Sellmer, Michael Norviel, Phil Hulebak; figure painter Mark Horst; contemporary landscape painters Reg Loving and Roy Sumner Johnson; landscape panoramic photographer Bill Tondreau, welded steel artist Dan Garrett; contemporary enamelist David Snow; wire mesh sculptor Ray Wiger; glass artist Lydia Piper; mask-makers Frank and Nickie Keith; mixed media artists Jana Lee Aspin and Mae Crauder Davis; ceramicists: Rik Burkard, Stacie Pope-Hein, Ginny Zipperer, and Mike Tarter plus jewelers: Teresa Archibeque, Alice Bailey, Karen Brueggemann, Aubrey Eckert, Annie Onderdonk, Janny Pezaro, and Cheryl Thorpe. It all started in Taos on Valentine’s Day in 1979 under the guise of The Variant Gallery before going to Santa Fe and San Diego before calling Albuquerque home the past 10 years. Come help Sumner & Dene celebrate 35 years in the art business!!!! The exhibit runs through February 28.

concetta1Concetta D Gallery
20 First Plaza NW – 243.5066 – concettadgallery.com
Open House 5-8pm
Be My Valentine features recent works by gallery artists, new estate pieces: Gene Kloss, Sheldon Parsons, Carl Von Hassler, Raymond Jonson, Zhang Wen Xin, Carlos Hall, Dane Clark, Henry Balink and others.

 

 

 

 

 

NOB HILL AREA

ccnc3CC&C Gallery
1419 Central Avenue NE – 203.9059
Artist Reception 5-9pm
The theme for February is HOLLYWOOD! Come dressed up glamorous and get your picture taken for free! Walk the red carpet while enjoying local artwork. Marsha and Val can do you hair and makeup! Get your caricature drawn by Brittany! Cookies and Hot Cocoa will be served. Meet the Artists: Val Zaba Productions – Fine Art, Fantasy Photography & Airbrush Body Painting; Rachel the Artsmith – Custom Watercolor & Oil Landscapes, and Hand Painted Gourds; Marsha Olmsted Strange – Custom Paintings with Bling; Brittany Remund – Cartoons and Comics; Allan Price – Digital Photography – Classic Cars; V. Isenhower Photography – Iconic NM Photography.

inpostInpost Artspace at Outpost
210 Yale Blvd. SE – 268.0044 – outpostspace.org
Artist Reception 5-8pm
Inpost Artspace at the OUTPOST Performance Space presents Heidi Pollard’s Gone Fishing, a solo exhibition. Gone Fishing features new gouache paintings on paper and shaped museum board. The images in this exhibition explore visual improvisation, contemplation and the joy of throwing a line in the water to see what’s there…The show runs through March 28th.

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Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268.8952 – matrixfineart.com
Artscrawl Reception 5-8pm
Matrix presents Dog and Pony Show- New Works by Laura Wacha. Funky, offbeat, and always colorful, Laura Wacha’s paintings and mixed media sculptures are sure to entertain. Cartoon creatures fascinate audiences and make one stop to understand the whole story of each piece. They are light-hearted with a touch of dark humor. Wacha’s imagery comes directly from her daily life and is transformed by her boundless imagination.

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New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268.8952 – newgroundsgallery.com
Artscrawl Reception 5-8pm
Ray Maseman’s newest works in Heroes, Saints and Expeditions – Etchings by Ray Maseman include animal figures on hopeful voyages of exploration. The animals are whimsical reinterpretations of heroes and saints. Maseman etches lines and textures on copper plates that allow him to build narrative layers of color and rhythm that add to the story being told. Etching demonstration during reception 6:30-7pm.

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Sixty Six Contemporary Art Gallery
4009 Central Ave. NE – 545.2030 – sixtysixgallery.com
Reception 6-8pm
Sixty Six Gallery director Mike Kimball presents the works of friends, colleagues and fellow artists. The works, collected over the last two decades while living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area, are presented in Introductions, the inaugural exhibition of the Sixty Six Gallery in Nob Hill. Selected works include paintings, prints, ceramics and sculptural pieces by Northern California artists Matthew Frederick, Carrie Ann Plank, Elizabeth Tana, Randy Titchenal, Xavier Viramontes, and more. Gallery hours for the month of February will be by appointment only.

Thursday Art Group Studio
4401 Central Ave. NE Ste. B – map
Valentine Reception 5-7:30pm
The Thursday Art Group Studio presents Thirteen Is Our Lucky Number. All of the gallery artists (13 of them) will be available to present original work; pastels, acrylic, sculpture and cards. Light refreshments will be served.

THE HEIGHTS AREA

SE OC Right Brain GallerySE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816.0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com
Artist Reception 5-8pm
Featured Artist Jeff Laird will be introducing his new series, Perforated Pentagons, which are unique, metal sculptures that can be joined together in different combinations or separately to hang on your wall or stand freely on the floor. Jeff will be giving an Art Talk at 6pm. Other Artists will be on hand as well.

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Weyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
First Friday ARTScrawl event 5-8:30pm
In The Landscape of Meditation: Fine Art Tapestries of Donna Loraine Contractor, the artist responds to the theme as well as using Sacred Geometry in Mandala forms to surround her signature “windows”. Contractor presents her newest series The Sacred Geometry Tapestries. In Fine Art Glass by Jerry Barnett the artist speaks of his work as being drawn to places where the land tells its own formative story of upheaval and eruption, of folds and layers put down over time, then carved and exposed by the effects of time. The exhibit continues through February 27.

The Gallery ABQThe Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.com
Artist Reception 5-8pm
The Gallery ABQ presents Elements featuring Jo Schuman; Watercolor and Elizabeth Thompson; Jewelry. 6pm Artist Insight Talk with Elizabeth Thompson. February Salon Exhibit: Color & Clay with Paula Manning Lewis; Art from the heart, sunshine for the soul and Cate Clark; Mystical whimsy in ceramic, fused glass, and mosaic sculpture.

palettePalette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com
First Friday Event 5-8pm
Frantisek Vizner’s masterful glass show, Bookends continues on the First Friday. Mr. Vizner’s pieces will include his Modernist production pieces from the beginning of his career in the 1960s as well as original studio pieces which he crafted after 2000 and before his death in 2011.

high desertHigh Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 – highdesertartandframe.com
First Friday Event 5-8pm
Presenting People and Places of the American West by George Pearce. Pearce is an award-winning photographer who loves photographing New Mexico and the American West. Pearce loves traveling the American West, photographing its vast landscape and people. His many awards include national and international juried competitions. He has exhibited widely in galleries in the Albuquerque metropolitan area, including three one-man shows at High Desert Art and Frame, the Photographers Gallery in Old Town Albuquerque, and one-man shows at several Albuquerque libraries.

Blackbird Gallery
323 Romero St. NW, Ste.16 – 243.9525 – BlackbirdGallery.Biz – map
Open House 3-6pm
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.

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On view at Essence Gallery & Boutique

Essence Gallery & Boutique
323 Romero St. NW, Suite 1 – 843.7367 – essencegalleryboutique.com
Artful Saturday 1-4pm
Happy New Year! January is “Mini Month“! To start out 2015, Essence is hosting a Group Show of gallery artists focusing on Miniature original paintings and collage artwork. This event will be featuring artists demonstrations, and a special surprise guest!

Park Fine Art
323 Romero St. NW – 764.1900 – parkfineart.com – map
Open House 3-6pm
Park Fine Art presents Little Art in Your Life, local and international artists’ new work.

Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com – map
Opening and Reception 2-4pm
In January Yucca Art Gallery will spotlight the special talents of Glenda Jensen, pastelist, Cherrymae Golston, ceramicist, and Liz Huffman, jeweler, all featured artists. Ms. Jensen is well known for her spectacular skycapes and sunsets, Ms. Golston for her brilliantly colored bowls, and Ms. Huffman for her silver work and use of semi precious stones. At the January 3rd reception/opening Ms. Golston will read poetry from her book, “Anarcha’s Turn”, and describe how her explorations into the history of slavery have influenced her artwork. Also during the reception, Ms. Huffman will also provide a demonstration of her jewelry techniques, notably the stamping of designs on silver.

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft @ The Albuquerque Convention Center
401 2nd Street NW – 768.4575 – albuquerquecc.com
Palette Contemporary Art and Craft is pleased to announce its first booth exhibit at Albuquerque Comic Con, Friday through Sunday, January 9-11, 2015 at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
Featured Artists are; Tami Coatsworth, glass artist; John Lowe, marble-maker; Spencer Woodburn, clock creator. Show Schedule, please confirm this schedule and details at albuquerquecomiccon.com:
Friday, January 9th, 4-8pm – Preview Night for all VIP Ticket Holders and those attendees with Three Day Passes or the “Special” Friday-Only Badge.
Saturday, January 10th, Doors Open at 10am and the Dealer Room closes at 8pm
Sunday, January 11th, Doors Open at 10AM and the Dealer Room closes at 6pm.
Of note: William Shatner appears at show on Sunday only.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 9

harwood1Harwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW – 242.6367 – harwoodartcenter.org – map
Opening Reception 6-8pm
In We Are New Mexico: Portraits & Profiles by Wes Naman, Wes Naman and a team of renowned artists and writers visited 20 cities in 20 days to capture five-hundred portraits and the stories of those people who make our beloved state like no other place in the world. The exhibition previews the forthcoming We Are New Mexico book project. {main gallery}
In E UNIBUS PLURAM: A You’re On TV Production (Kyle Erickson, Matthew Thorson & Zane White,) Albuquerque-based artist collective You’re On TV focuses on varying cultural attitudes in regards to environment, both natural and digital, that inform social beliefs and infrastructure. The artwork presents perspectives on mass media, wilderness, city life, and the cosmos and explores how they relate to social systems, both organic and contrived. {front gallery}

SATURDAY, JANUARY 31

516 ARTS
516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 – 516arts.org – map
Opening Reception 6-8pm
516 ARTS announces From the Ground Up: Design Here + Now, showcasing contemporary work by established and emerging Albuquerque area designers and architects. The exhibition features both built and speculative projects. Varying widely in scale, the work demonstrates shared interests in innovation, experience, material, form and function. The exhibition is curated by Katya Crawford, Viviette Hunt, Kristen Shaw and Mira Woodson, and is part of an expansive, multi-venue collaboration titled On the Map: Unfolding Albuquerque Art + Design www.ABQonthemap.com.

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