OLD TOWN AREA
Gallery at 400
328 San Felipe St. NW, #2 – 243-1005 – galleryat400.com – map
Award-winning artists Jeff Warren; oil, Donna Dionne; mixed media, and Jack Boglioli; master silversmith/lapidarist will continue to present their work in an exhibit titled Imagination in Triplicate. The Gallery at 400 has moved to a new and much more convenient location in Old Town right off the plaza. Please stop in and enjoy this exciting new space featuring some of the finest local artists. Refreshments served.
Park Fine Art
323 Romero St. NW – 764.1900 – parkfineart.com – map
Park Fine Art presents A Little Art in Your Life, a miniature show. Artists include Ralph Greene, Gina Michael, and Roberta Marquez.
Essence Gallery & Boutique
323 Romero St. NW, Suite 1 – 843.7367 – essencegalleryboutique.com – map
Opening Reception 5-9pm
A group show of Essence Jewelry artists are featured just in time for holiday shopping! A variety of unique styles that include mixed metal, found object jewelry, paper, glass, bead work, ribbon and more! Also, the gallery presents a special collaboration of guest artists from the “Let’s Paint New Mexico! Challenge“. Founder, Dee Sanchez has been posting a variety of photos of New Mexico scenes on her blog and Facebook for artists to paint their interpretation using whatever media they choose, from watercolor, oil, and acrylic, to pastel. Exhibit includes 27 artists; nearly 70 paintings will be for sale! Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments and music! The show runs through January 25, 2016.
Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery
303 Romero St. NW, Suite N208 – 244-9195 – abqphotographersgallery.com – map
Old Town Holiday Stroll 5-9pm
See hundreds of luminarias and the lighting of the largest Christmas tree in Albuquerque at 6:15 in Plaza Don Luis. Most of the gallery’s photographers will be present to answer any questions you have about photography. Light refreshments will be served.
205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.com – map
First Friday Reception 4-6 pm
All 40 Gallery artists will be featured in a theme of Holidays-Brights and Blues. The monthly Featured Artist reception will be on Sunday, Dec 6 from 1-3 pm.
Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com – map
Opening and Holiday Stroll Reception 5-8pm
Yucca Art Gallery will celebrate Artscrawl and Old Town Holiday Stroll together to kick off the Holiday Season. Featured Artists for the month will be Marta Burckley, a gourd art specialist, Dahl Delu, an oil and acrylic painter, and Leah Ready, a well known bead jeweler. All will be present to talk about their work and Ms. Burckley will offer a demonstration. Mr. Delu was recently named a 2015 Albuquerque Local Treasure. Many of the gallery’s other artists will also be on hand to celebrate the beginning of the Holiday Season with friends and customers. Music will be provided and light holiday refreshments will be served as well. The December Featured Artist Exhibition will continue for viewing throughout the month and the gallery will be filled with an abundance of seasonal gift items for every taste. Yucca is a cooperative gallery of over 40 local artists and artisans, now in its 51st year,.
Genuine Southwest Art & Gifts
1919 Old Town Rd. NW, Suite 2 – 243.1410 – genuinesouthwest.com
Luminarias & Holiday Shopping, 5-10pm
Genuine Southwest joins the rest of Old Town during the Holiday Stroll. Enjoy music, luminarias, a fire in the Plaza Hacienda Fireplace, biscochitos and the art displayed in Genuine Southwest. The gallery offers plenty of choices for your holiday shopping with 31 local artists and 22 art mediums.
709 Central NW – 249.2231 – otcircus.com – map
Open Gallery 5-7:30pm
For the month of December, OT Circus will be featuring the fine prints of Hilda Kirschner. The works on display are imaginative and have been well received by the community and beyond.
516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 – 516arts.org – map
Open House 5-8pm
In Scott Greene: Bewilderness and Beau Carey: Rise, 516 ARTS spotlights two of Albuquerque’s most prolific painters with concurrent solo exhibitions exploring contemporary changes in the landscape due to human activity while referencing the rich history of classical and 19th century American Landscape painting. The exhibitions run through January 9, 2016.
Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com – map
Artists Reception 5-8pm
Sumner & Dene is honored to present Bill Tondreau Panoramic Landscape Photographs. Three time Academy Award winner, Bill Tondreau started his career in the studio of Ansel Adams before becoming the in-house photographer for Eames Furniture. From there he spent 25 years in motion picture special effects winning Academy Awards in special effects for Star Wars, King Kong and Lord of the Rings. Tondreau’s extensive blockbuster film credits includes Back to the Future, Men in Black and Transformers. Today, the artist exclusively photographs the Albuquerque landscape through photo stitching; combining up to 100 different focuses and exposures composited to produce one fabulous image! His panoramic photographs range from 2’ to 8’.
VSA – N4th Gallery
4904 Fourth Street NW – 345.2140 – vsartsnm.org – map
Opening Reception 5-6:30pm
Printervention is an exhibition of a series of original lithographs by VSA Artists created in a collaborative project between VSA North Fourth Art Center and the internationally renowned Tamarind Institute. The exhibit is on view through January 4, 2016.
CFA Downtown Studio
113 Fourth St. NW – 221-8037 – map
“The Politics of Performance” class will present an evening of performances in the CFA Downtown Studio. The works presented address explorations of the body in relation to found materials, historical subjects, pop culture, sound, social exchange, and more.
Art Gallery Studio 606
606 Broadway SE – 453.0423 – map
Open House 5-8pm
December features a rich collection of fine Oriental and Western original arts, prints, posters and gifts and highlights Percy Yu‘s Chinese paintings and his water medium works. The gallery artists wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
NOB HILL AREA
Inpost Artspace at Outpost
210 Yale Blvd. SE – 268.0044 – outpostspace.org – map
Opening Reception: Friday, December 4, 5 – 8pm
HILO with Season Evans, Katie Ford, Rachel Hayes, Joanna Keane Lopez and Sarah Vosmus, is an exhibition of contemporary textile artists from across the country. Textiles have the power to draw us in: reminding us of the familiar and functional, reflecting community and surroundings. The artists play with these connotations through diverse and innovative methods of making. From weaving from hand-spun wool to constructing translucent vinyl banners and elegant bed-sized compositions, the artists draw from traditions in ways that are decidedly their own. Exhibition Dates: November 23 – January 30.
Blue Lily Atelier
3209 Silver Ave. SE – 263.6675 – bluelilyatelier.com – map
Artists’ Reception and Demonstration 5-8 pm
Blue Lily Atelier, a new gallery in Nob Hill, will feature works by oil painters MJ Manford and Ann Pisto. MJ Manford is an award-winning oil painter, whose works have been included in museum shows and exhibitions across the country. She will demonstrate still life painting during the reception. Ann Pisto is an Albuquerque native who has loved to draw since childhood and followed her dream to become an oil painter. Light refreshments will be served.
Sixty Six Contemporary Art Gallery
4009 Central Ave. NE – 545.2030 – sixtysixgallery.com – map
This holiday season the Sixty Six Gallery makes giving the gift of art easy and affordable. Join the gallery in December for The Perfect Piece, a holiday group exhibition featuring paintings and drawings, printmaking and more, with all works featured priced between $25 and $450. This show will be constantly changing, as customers purchase their “Perfect Piece” right off the wall, with new artwork replacing the sold pieces. The gallery will be open late during several Nob Hill area events, including the Shop & Stroll on Thursday, December 3 and Park and Shop on Wednesday, December 16. The show will extend into the new year with a closing reception on Saturday, Jan. 9 from 12-5pm.
TAG Studio Gallery
4401 Central Ave. NE Ste. A – map
Open House 5-7
The Thursday Art Group Studio (The Tag Gallery) will celebrate the season with its whimsical and affordable Holiday Gift Giving ideas; original greeting cards and larger original art reproductions. There is ample parking and refreshments will be served.
THE HEIGHTS AREA
SE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816.0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com – map
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Please join the gallery for an opening reception for Featured Artist Tim Burns. Recently relocated from the Chicago area to New Mexico, Burns previously worked as a photographer as well as a traditional and contemporary printmaker. His current portfolio includes painted digital prints on aluminum. An early exhibit of this technique was awarded Best of Show in an international exhibit in NY and others were invited to be displayed at the Javits Center in NYC. The artist will be giving an Art Talk at 6pm.
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com – map
The gallery’s 33rd Annual Invitation Theme Show, Simmering’s/A Creative Continuum, features exclusively New Mexico artisans and craftsmen, ceramics, wood, jewelry, wood block prints, paintings, mixed media prints and glass. Featured Artists: Frank Willett; clay, Luisa Baldinger; clay, Vicki Bolen; mixed media, Jas Simmons; jewelry, Karen Simmons; mixed media, Elaine Bolz; clay, Bill Davis; paintings, Carl Gray Whitkop; hand burnished ceramics, Doug Gillis; glass, Linda Gillis; glass jewelry, Jan Vanderburg; wood block and lino cut prints, Marcia Newren; glass, Laura Tuzinowki; wood, Marian Miller; jewelry, Matt Repsher; ceramics, Leah Henriquez Ready; non-precious jewelry, and Jarrett West; ceramics. Frank Willett and his wife Luisa Baldinger live near Santa Fe, and enjoy working in their studio making one of a kind mostly functional pottery out of porcelain and stoneware. Continuing their long love of clay, they collaborate on Willett’s wheel work-he does the throwing and she glazes and fires his pieces. In recent years Baldinger has turned to creating one of a kind work, exploring form and surface mostly within the vessel context and firing the piece in aluminum foil saggars in a low fire “fuming” atmosphere. Show Closes December 31.
The Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.com – map
The Gallery ABQ features contemporary fine art by established NewMexico artists. For the holiday season it also offers a decorated Christmas tree with a large selection of ornaments. Under the tree you will find an assortment of small gift items, all created by the talented artist elves. The Salon welcomes back KGB Photography Group – Kozeliski, Gilbert & Bidewell. They offer three distinct styles of photography that include nature, structures in a man-made world, the beauty of life, and visual stories that are sometimes dark, moody, or sublime.
Sacramento Mountain Weavers
2231 Wyoming Blvd. NE – 933.1666 – sacramentomountainweavers.com – map
Open House 5-8pm
The holidays are here. Give the gift of warmth, color, and all things textile. Come see what the gallery has to offer! Happy Holidays
Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com – map
The gallery continues to display Frederick Pichon’s work, as well as featuring glass works by Vaclav Kuzelka of the Czech Republic. Pichon’s work strives to bring fleeting moments into the foreground, allowing him to omit everyday details while maintaining remarkable compositions. Pichon creates powerful negative space resulting in unexpected juxtapositions, yet keeps his viewers in a realm of realism. His paintings reflect his interests in design, architecture, science and history. While this is not the first time the gallery has displayed Pichon’s work, there is some new subject matter that we haven’t seen from him before. Independent glass maker, Kuzelka uses an interesting, difficult staining and cutting technique to get very appealing color combinations in his glass.
Framing Concepts Gallery
5809 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE – 294.3246 – framingconceptsgallery.com – map
The annual David Schwindt show titled New Beginnings…And A Look Back features new and recent paintings by one of Albuquerque’s favorite artists.
High Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 – highdesertartandframe.com – map
Creative Moon features Sean Moon‘s works of a mix of Expressionism, Realism, and Neo-Pop. Moon’s artistic skill was developed from a deep, intuitive realm of awareness. Moon suggests everything is a canvas – from the skin you’re in, to an old tee shirt or tennis shoes – on which to convey one’s experiences, feelings, and the vitality of life.