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.

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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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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.

THE HEIGHTS AREA

palettePalette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com
Reception 5-8pm
Palette Contemporary Art and Craft will present the art glass sculpture of Czech Master, Frantisek Vizner, and his Czech glass compatriots. 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. Known as a “Master Grinder”, Vizner created stunningly-designed minimal bowls and vases. His work has been exhibited in museums, worldwide, and these original pieces were appreciated during November’s Sculptural Objects and Functional Art Show (SOFA) in Chicago. His work has increased in value, is in short supply, and this exhibit is truly a great opportunity to view time-honored, world class artistry. Don’t miss this show! Also being shown are the Modernist pieces of Pavel Hlava, Petr Hora, Karl Palda (1930s Art Deco), and Ladislav Palecek. The exhibit runs through February 6.

GABQ_A-Winter-Gathering_logo_450x450The Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.com
Artists’ Reception 5-8pm
The Gallery ABQ presents A Winter Gathering, featuring all gallery artists. This special show includes attractively priced items from New Mexico artists who work in a variety of media including painting, photography, mixed media, jewelry, bronze sculpture, glass art, and pottery.

weyrichWeyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
Opening Reception 5-8:30pm
This January, Weyrich Gallery features Contemporary Artifacts with artists Chris Meyer (mixed media) and Jenn Noel (ceramics.) Chris combines modern photography and printing with traditional collage and assemblage to create objects that appear to be unearthed from another culture or time, each with its own story to tell. Jenn’s functional pottery perfectly compliments Chris’ objects, featuring earthy glazes and traditional symbols such as spirals. Both of their work gives the impression of being archaeological finds while still being recently made, fitting Weyrich’s overall theme of “diverse works from dreams, folklore, myth and the earth”. Both artist will attend and discuss their work. Show closes January 30.

SE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816.0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com
Reception 5-8pm
Help kick off the new year right! Join in for the first art event of the year, a reception to welcome the work of David Schneider, local award winning wildlife and nature Photographer, to the gallery. Also on display will be art by other recently added Artists Donna Loraine Contractor, Eddie Martinez, Gus Romero and the many other talented artists. Look forward to seeing you!

NOB HILL AREA

matrix1Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268.8952 – matrixfineart.com
Reception 5-8pm
NEW- Works by Matrix Artists is an exhibition that is a sneak preview for what is up and coming at Matrix in 2015. The gallery is showcasing the newest works by its artists including Laura Wacha, Pat Barrett, Archer Dougherty, Susan Reid, Elizabeth Fritzsche, Alexander Eulert, Deborah Donelson, Marilyn Dillard, and Raul Dorn. Don’t hesitate to make becoming an art collector one of your New Year’s resolutions! The show runs through January 31.

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New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268.8952 – newgroundsgallery.com
Reception 5-8pm
Continue your New Year’s celebrations by joining New Grounds for the opening exhibit of its newest members. New Grounds is thrilled to share the newest etchings, mezzotints, and gravure prints by Katie Burkstaller, Joan Martin, Lincoln Draper, Cleo Wilkinson of Australia, and Stephen Lawlor of Ireland. Images range from traditional landscapes to etchings inspired by architecture. This is the final day of the holiday print sale! The show runs through January 31.

DOWNTOWN AREA

sumnerSumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com
Artists’ Reception 5-8pm
Sumner & Dene is excited to announce its Annual New Year New Work introducing Phil Hulebak. Sumner & Dene is honored to welcome long-time Albuquerque landscape painter Phil Hulebak to our stable of artists. Phil, known for his traditional landscape paintings, will be showcasing some of his new ‘break-out’ explosive color landscapes. These brightly colored paintings are new to Phil’s repertoire. A UNM fine art graduate, Phil has been painting in Albuquerque since the 70’s. Along with the new addition of Phil Hulebak landscapes, the New Year’s exhibit will feature new work by the gallery’s entire stable including Angus Macpherson, Frank McCulloch, Bill Tondreau, Jeannie Sellmer, Michael Norviel, David Snow and Reg Loving. This exhibit is the beginning of a year long 35th Anniversary Celebration.

OLD TOWN AREA

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 – http://www.essencegalleryboutique.com
Opening Reception 5-9pm
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.

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

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

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

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

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

OLD TOWN AREA

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

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

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

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

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

DOWNTOWN AREA

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

 

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

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

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

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

NOB HILL AREA

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

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

THE HEIGHTS AREA

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

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

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

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

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

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

DECEMBER 4

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

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

 

DECEMBER 6

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

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

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

DECEMBER 20

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

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

DECEMBER 21

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

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

OLD TOWN

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

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

NOB HILL

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

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

THE HEIGHTS

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

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

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

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

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