gallery abqThe Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.com
Artists’ Reception 3-6pm
The Gallery ABQ presents New Inspirations, featuring two new gallery artists: Travis Cochran, who combines various metals with paint, polish, and patina to make one-of-a-kind pieces of art; and Jo Schuman, who uses vibrant colors in watercolor and acrylic to get richness, playfulness and variety in her paintings. Poetry at Four: Poetry readings by Joanne Bodin and Kenneth P. Gurney, 4pm. The July Salon Exhibit features a group show by The Camino Real 8.

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Weyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
Artist Reception 3-6pm
Imprints of Home, Works on Paper, is a group show featuring art prints, and poems by twelve artists. This body of work is evocative, often experimental, and always pleasing. Vicki Bolen, Geraldine Brussel, Esther Feske, Dale Harris, Christine Herman, Frank Melcori, Trish Meyer, Carrol Moxham, Donna Murray, Margy O’Brien, Kent Swanson, and Mary Sweet are members of a print + poem cooperative that first exhibited at Weyrich in 2011. This diverse group of artists came together through a shared interest in printmaking, poetry and book arts. Their delight in ongoing creative cross-pollination and artistic camaraderie produced this new collaboration.

palettePalette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com
Artist Reception 3-6 pm
Palette presents The Devil is in the Details by Tami Coatsworth. Primarily inspired by nostalgic pop culture, Tami precisely and creatively explores the iconic nature of familiar items such as crayons, gum wrappers, comic strips, match boxes, and more! You will be amazed at her attention to detail when it comes to utilizing a wide array of glass making techniques including torch work, fusing, sandblasting, acid-etching, and elaborate enamels to produce her imagery. Unquestionably, her artistry will appeal to your many senses while her familiar objects are sure to evoke fond memories. Show runs through Sept. 4

framing conceptsFraming Concepts Gallery
5809 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE – 294.3246 – framingconceptsgallery.com
Reception 1-4pm
Dog Daze is a solo art show for artist and animal lover Katy Widger. A maker of mixed-media fiber art and fine art quilts for over 20 years, Widger has many works in public and private collections worldwide. She is now painting in oils. She brings a unique and unconventional approach to her artwork, combining hand dyed fabrics with oil medium. You are invited to take a fresh look at man’s best friend as well as other oil paintings, a great way to spend a holiday afternoon.

SE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816.0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com
Open House 11am-6pm
Why buy the same department store art that your friends have? Support local artists and find the perfect original piece to decorate your home. Celebrate part of your Artful Saturday in Albuquerque with the SE-OC Right Brain Gallery, where technology and art hang together. Extended Hours 11am-6pm.

Wright’s Indian Art
2677 Louisiana NE – 266.0120 – wrightsgallery.com
Event 3-5:30pm
Wright’s Indian Art Summertime! Some like it hot, some like it cool – Wright’s has cool work by hot artists! Meet the artists, enjoy their work and some refreshments, and have a very cool time! Bring the family, too.

osgThe Old Schoolhouse Gallery
12504 North Highway 14, San Antonito – 281.1250 – theoldschoolhousegallery.com
First Saturday 10am-5pm
The Old Schoolhouse Gallery features two shows in July. Albert Noyer: Detroit to descansos… features church-themed watercolors and woodcut prints. Alexander V Rudd: Rock and Clay showcases pottery that literally integrates granite and clay for a unique effect. The show runs June 13 through July 6.

Tinkertown Museum
121 Sandia Crest Rd., Sandia Park – 281.5233 -tinkertown.com
First Saturday 9am-6pm
Visit Tinkertown, a Folk art museum. Come see the museum that took Ross Ward over 40 years to carve, collect, and lovingly construct.

FeyeMGallerie Imaginarium
525 Frost Rd., Sandia Park – 286.9500 – GallerieImaginarium.com
First Saturday 1-4 pm
The unseen world of atoms is unveiled in Atom Art, a premier exhibition of archetypal images. Each image is rendered in shades of grey or subtle colors to enhance the dramatic symmetry of nature at the atomic level. View these glorious images and see how they
were made using a microscope without lenses! Gallerie Imaginarium is open by Appointment and for First Saturday ARTScrawl.

JULY 4

OLD TOWN AREA

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

Park Fine Art
323 Romero St. NW – 764.1900 – parkfineart.com
Show 5-8pm
Gallery artists and a new artist from Korea; Ryu, Sung-Hyun, show new work. Park Fine Art features international and local artists from Korea, China, Japan, Germany, and Turkey and sells diverse Korean traditional handmade papers and unique crafts from many countries.

Art by Elguera
2 Church Street NW – 243.0099 – artbyelguera.com
Open House 1-9pm
Elguera started painting at ten and graduated from the University of New Mexico with a degree in Art and Art History. The artist says of his work, “I take pride in my diversity of styles. Each blank canvas invokes its own image depending upon my mood or inspiration.”

NORTHEAST HEIGHTS

artistic imageThe Artistic Image
1101 Cardenas Dr. NE, Suite 206 – 554.2706 – PhotoArtNM.com
Opening Reception 5-9pm
The Artistic image presents Car – Toons Original Photography by Allan Price. This show will feature prints of Antique Automobiles, Hot Rods, and Muscle Cars like you have never seen them before. Allan has found a way to make his images really stand out. Their colors are spectacular and you will see many of your old favorites. There will be over 30 prints and a multi-media show of another 100 plus images. Stop in and meet the artist, you will agree that these cars never looked as good as they do in his prints.

JULY 5

DOWNTOWN AREA

sumner2Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com
Artist Reception 4-7pm
Sumner & Dene is proud to present Mark Horst’s Figures & More. Horst, internationally known for his human figurative paintings, will also exhibit a variety of architectural works including New Mexico churches and historic buildings. His bold brushwork and unusual use of color combinations set Mark Horst apart from the rest of his contemporary painters.

 

 

NOB HILL AREA

matrix2Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268.8952 – matrixfineart.com
Award Ceremony and Reception 5-8pm
Red Dog News and Matrix Fine Art take great pleasure in announcing the slate of fine art photographers who have been juried into IMAGE New Mexico 2014. More than 55 photographers from all over the U.S. and Great Britain sent in over 200 images for the jurors. The photographs range from majestic landscapes that show the beauty of New Mexico to figurative pieces to traditional churches to native flora and fauna. This year’s photographers are: Steven Bundy, Bill Ebbing, Kimber Wallwork-Heinemann, Donna Ahrend, Tim Arroyo, Matt Beckmann, Dona Bollard, Robert Crespin, Amy Ditto, Stephen Kolb, Linda Laitner, Paula Scott, Robert Fugate, Marie Maher, Tami Moore, Dee Smart, Diane Alire, Mellany Herrera, Wendy Kappy, Michael Knapstein, Lee Manning, Jim McDonough, Sarah Middleton, Shelly Moore, Lori Pond, Bill Todino, and Cliff Wood.
Jurors:
Allegra Wilde: co-founder, COO, EYEIST portfolio review service
Regina Held: Founder, Director, Matrix Fine Art & New Grounds Print Workshop, Albuquerque
Tim Anderson: Founder and Publisher, Cygnet Press & Red Dog News

new grounds1New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268.8952 – newgroundsgallery.com
Opening Reception 5-8pm
This month’s show is Exposed – Contemporary Gravure. This group showcases the extreme diversity of the gravure medium. The process requires a photographic or drawn image to be exposed by ultraviolet light to transfer the image to the plate. New Grounds printmakers will show works that represent being exposed in a literal sense. This show might inspire photographers, painters and even non-artists to try their hand at this versatile medium; drawn images which could be mistaken for lithographs, abstract multi-plate landscapes, poignant figurative images and dreamlike mixed-media pieces, all can be translated to the gravure process. Collectors will find new works by their favorite artists, Diane Alire, Jessica Weybright, Mary Sundstrom, Kathe Noe and Jorge Tristani, and work by new members such as Jessica Krichels, Ren Adams and Elaine Soto. Gravure demonstration: 6:30 to 7 pm during the reception.

NORTHEAST HEIGHTS

SE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816.0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com
Open House 11am-6pm
After you’ve celebrated our independence, come see where technology and art hang together. Right Brain Gallery has original artwork from a variety of artists with pieces in all price ranges. You’re sure to find the perfect one to hang on your wall, place on your table or decorate your garden. Extended Hours 11am-6pm.

weyrichWeyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
Artist Reception 3-6pm
Imprints of Home, Works on Paper, is a group show featuring art prints, and poems by twelve artists. This body of work is evocative, often experimental, and always pleasing. Vicki Bolen, Geraldine Brussel, Esther Feske, Dale Harris, Christine Herman, Frank Melcori, Trish Meyer, Carrol Moxham, Donna Murray, Margy O’Brien, Kent Swanson, and Mary Sweet are members of a print + poem cooperative that first exhibited at Weyrich in 2011. This diverse group of artists came together through a shared interest in printmaking, poetry and book arts. Their delight in ongoing creative cross-pollination and artistic camaraderie produced this new collaboration. Show Closes July 25.

artistic imageThe Artistic Image
1101 Cardenas Dr. NE, Suite 206 – 554.2706 – PhotoArtNM.com
Opening Reception 2-6pm
The Artistic image presents Car – Toons Original Photography by Allan Price. This show will feature prints of Antique Automobiles, Hot Rods, and Muscle Cars like you have never seen them before. Allan has found a way to make his images really stand out. Their colors are spectacular and you will see many of your old favorites. There will be over 30 prints and a multi-media show of another 100 plus images. Stop in and meet the artist, you will agree that these cars never looked as good as they do in his prints.

framing conceptsFraming Concepts Gallery
5809 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE – 294.3246 – framingconceptsgallery.com
Opening and Reception 1-4pm
Dog Daze is a solo art show for artist and animal lover Katy Widger. A maker of mixed-media fiber art and fine art quilts for over 20 years, Widger has many works in public and private collections worldwide. She is now painting in oils, combining hand dyed fabrics with oil medium. You are invited to take a fresh look at man’s best friend as well as other oil paintings, a great way to spend a holiday afternoon.

gallery abqThe Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.com
Artists’ reception 3-6pm
The Gallery ABQ presents New Inspirations, featuring two new gallery artists: Travis Cochran, who combines various metals with paint, polish, and patina to make one-of-a-kind pieces of art; and Jo Schuman, who uses vibrant colors in watercolor and acrylic to get richness, playfulness and variety in her paintings. Artist Insights, 4pm: Jo Schuman shares her inspiration and techniques. The July Salon Exhibit features a group show by The Camino Real 8.

High Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 – highdesertartandframe.com
ARTScrawl Event 3-6pm
In Retrospect, Daniel Ludwig will share his early paintings as well as his most recent works. Daniel Ludwig is a watercolor artist based in the desert Southwest. He was raised surrounded by the red rocks outside of Las Vegas, Nevada, spent his college years in Cedar City, Utah, and has lived in New Mexico most of his adult life. He is a self- taught artist who has been painting off and on for over 25 years.

JULY 6

OLD TOWN AREA

Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com
Featured Artist Reception 3-6pm
Yucca Art Gallery celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. The Featured Artist Reception will spotlight Stacie Ferguson, watercolorist, Gail Tate and Nadine Williams, woodworkers, and Leah Ready, jeweler. Stacie Ferguson will discuss and demonstrate her watercolor technique at the reception. Yucca Art Gallery also features the work of 37 additional artists working in various mediums, from oil painting to fused glass work to ceramics.

Studio 13
323 Romero St. Suite 13 – 247.2988 – sites.google.com/site/studio13site/
Open House 5-7pm
The work of Daniel Ramirez will be on display. Ramirez’ watercolors, acrylics, and drawings have won many awards including the prestigious Santa Fe Indian Market and Heard Museum.

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

Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com
Artist Reception 5-8pm
Yucca Art Gallery has reached a remarkable milestone, 50 years of business and service to the City of Albuquerque and Old Town. The gallery will hold a grand celebration birthday party complete with music, refreshments and cake on the evening of June 20. Come join in celebrating this huge achievement. Cake cutting at 6pm. Yucca is a co op gallery of over 40 artists; all member artists, including the June Featured Artists, will be present for the festivities.

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

purple sagePurple Sage Galeria
201 San Felipe NW – 450.4059 – purplesagegaleria.com
Meet & Greet Celebration 5-8pm
Jeanine Christman’s Illuminating the Southwest is an en plein air solo exhibit. Come by for a meet & greet celebration with Jeanine Christman and Albert Handell during Old Town ARTScrawl. The exhibition will continue through July 8.

NORTHEAST HEIGHTS AREA

high desertHigh Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 – highdesertartandframe.com
First Friday Event 5-8pm
Undiscovered Country features artist David Pinney. Pinney’s work is based in photography, he takes different elements from his original photographs and combines them to create images that reflect what he sees in his imagination. He adds textures, paints on them, changes colors, and adds drawings. We can’t wait to find out what happens next.

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Palette presents Your Days Are Numbered, Encaustic Assemblages by Gretchen Papka. Papka’s work combines encaustic wax and found objects. Her pieces are inspired by aged textures, science, repurposed utilitarian objects and landscape vistas. The thrill of finding new meaning for an object makes her work spontaneous, and includes varied themes which are reflective of her personal and graphic art experiences. The show runs through July 1.

weyrichWeyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
First Friday Artist Reception 5-8:30pm
Imprints of Home, Works on Paper is a group show featuring art prints and poems by twelve
artists. This body of work that is evocative, often experimental, and always pleasing, Vicki Bolen, Geraldine Brussel, Esther Feske, Dale Harris, Christine Herman, Frank Melcori, Trish Meyer, Carrol Moxham, Donna Murray, Margy O’Brien, Kent Swanson, and Mary Sweetare members of a print and poem cooperative that first exhibited at Weyrich in 2011. This diverse group of artists came together through a shared interest in printmaking, poetry and book arts. Their delight in ongoing creative cross-pollination and artistic camaraderie produced this new collaboration. The show closes July 25.

gallery abq2The Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.com
Artists’ reception 5–8pm.
The Gallery ABQ presents Reflections, featuring three gallery artists: Lynne Laier, who fuses vibrant line, color and pattern in her encaustic art; Rita Pongetti, whose unique glass jewelry pieces resemble small abstract paintings; and Robert Wirz, whose geometric paintings comes from his years of exposure to aerial photography. Artist Insights, 6pm: Rita Pongetti shares her fused glass jewelry techniques. The June Salon Exhibit features a group show by The Camino Real 8.

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

SE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816.0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com
Open House 5 – 8 pm
The Gallery is honored to host a special performance by guitarist Xazziel Martinez during Artscrawl. Xazziel is a member of the local band LowInk and a proud member of the Albuquerque Public Academy for Performing Arts class of 2014. Enjoy his music while you enjoy the work of the amazing visual artists.

NOB HILL AREA

matrix2Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268.8952 – matrixfineart.com
First Friday Reception 5-8pm
Focal Point: Paintings by Sarah Hartshorne and Susan Reid is a two-person exhibition highlighting the newest works by the exceptional artists Sarah Hartshorne and Susan Reid. Hartshorne’s pop art inspired botanicals offer intense focus. Her vivid use of color, light and shadow allow the viewer to be carried into a new and unexpected encounter with familiar images such as tulips, irises, and butterflies. Susan Reid’s dot paintings are inspired by nature, science, math, and cultures around the world. The colors and patterns in her paintings create a sense of movement and vibration that seem to represent her travels around the world. The exhibition runs through June 28.

new groundsNew Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268.8952 – newgroundsgallery.com
First Friday Reception 5-8pm
New Grounds presents Carved – Relief Prints by Wayne Chinander, Katharine Noe, Kaitlin Reese, and Jeff Simpson. In a relief print, whether created from linoleum or wood, the non-image areas are carved away leaving behind raised image areas which then can be rolled up with ink and transferred to paper. This show presents a variety of realistic and mainly black and white relief prints by four different artists, each of which has found a unique and personal way to employ one of the oldest techniques in printmaking. Chinander will exhibit high contrast, rugged portraits of Native Americans which are a unique blend of Southwest imagery and German Expressionism. Noe’s newest hand-printed relief prints on Japanese paper display a more Oriental sensibility through their use of negative space and subject matter. Inspired by the year of the horse, Kaitlin Reese has created a series of horse images that emphasize the medium’s liveliness and spontaneity. Simpson’s engravings and linoleum cuts are based on strong emotions such as love and fear, but they also are infused with a unique sense of humor and whimsy. Wayne Chinander will demonstrate relief printing from 6:30 to 7 pm during the reception. The exhibition runs through June 28.

DOWNTOWN AREA

Concetta D Gallery
20 First Plaza NW – 243.5066 – concettadgallery.com
First Friday Event 5-8pm
Come see exciting new works by gallery artists and a preview of two new inspiring artists.

sumner and deneSumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com
Artists Reception 5-9pm
Sumner & Dene is proud to presentMichael Norviel’s ‘Tabletops’. Works in this series are brilliantly colorful interior scenes with fun iconic items setting atop patterned tablecloths where occasionally one can see the New Mexico landscape out the curtained window.

 

 

OT Circus
709 Central NW – 249.2231 – otcircus.com
Open House 5-7pm
Joining the circus has proved to be a lot of fun! The gallery has had the opportunity to add several artists from California and here in New Mexico. Colette Rodriquez owns and operates the fashion truck Desert Willow Mobile Boutique. Artist Emily Brown will also be featured, her creativity is spectacular. Look forward to Ryan Kellogg’s building circus art, his goldfish will be known by all show goers.

OFFCenter Community Arts Project
808 Park Ave, SW – 247.1172 – offcenterarts.org
Exhibit Opening 5-8pm
There Is Only Time will feature artwork relating to time and how it influences our lives, as well as clocks, watches, and other artistic timepieces. Presented in collaboration with ABQ Hours Exchange, a service exchange/time bank for the Albuquerque Area. For more information visithttp://www.abqhours.org. The exhibit runs through July 18th, 2014

SONY DSCHarwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW – 242.6367 – harwoodartcenter.org
Opening Reception 6-8pm
SURFACE: Emerging Artists of New Mexico is an annual juried exhibition, professional development and endowed cash awards program presented by Harwood Art Center in partnership with Albuquerque Art Business Association (AABA) / ArtsCrawl. Harwood is fortunate to have two endowed funds from which to make cash awards to selected SURFACE participants: the Reggie Gammon Memorial Award and the Marion and Kathryn Crissey Award. Harwood is deeply thankful to these visionary members of Albuquerque’s arts community for their support of up and coming talent. Artists participating in the 2014 Surface program include: Isaac AlaridPease, Mia Casesa, Chris Casey, Jessica Chao, Xuan Chen, Christa Dalian, Beverly Fisher, Holly Grimm, Bryce Hample, Dani Jeffries, Georgina Latino, Jamie Porter Lara and Tera Muskrat. {main gallery} Jane Gordon’s ‘Parched’ offers a contrast between generosity and absurdity, between potential and despair, between the desert heat and the cool green sprout. Inviting visitors to take seed balls for use in their own neighborhoods encourages reflection on the ubiquitous gravel and concrete that prevent even desert plants from flourishing. {front gallery} The exhibitions run through July 24.

VSA – N4th Gallery
4904 Fourth Street NW – 345.2140 – vsartsnm.org
Opening Reception 5-7pm
N4th Gallery presents DUET featuring Jodie Herrera and Lance Ryan McGoldrick. The lyrically painted, assembled and sculpted styles of two emerging local artists create curious dialogue and pleasing composition in DUET, an exhibition of their artwork. The show runs through July 7.

OLD TOWN AREA

Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com
Featured Artist Reception 5-8pm
Yucca Art Gallery, now celebrating 50 years of business in Old Town, spotlights the artistry of Featured Artists: Joy Eaton, water media painter; Fran Hill, ceramicist; and Liz Huffman, jeweler. Yucca Gallery is a cooperative featuring the work of over 40 artists in media ranging from encaustic to oils, glasswork to metalwork.

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

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

Gas UpScott Michael Gallery
113 California NE (the old Microsoft building) – 884.73521 – http://www.scottmichaelgallery.com
Opening reception 5-8 pm
Scott Michael Gallery is pleased to present Old is New Again the work of Wally Davidson, a local professional photographer whose eye celebrates the unique architecture and street scenes of the Southwest. His approach to abstracted still life offers the viewer an opportunity to re-imagine the ordinary. The exhibition runs through June 28.

page colemanPage Coleman Gallery
6320-B Linn Ave. NE (the old Microsoft building) – 238.5071 – http://www.pagecoleman.com
Opening Reception 5-8
In Legos, Straws and Cardboard Tubes, Katherine Shangnessy creates abstract wall reliefs utilizing legos, plastic straws, cardboard tubes and other nontraditional media. Intriguing spatial distortions, play of light and pattern all add to the unusual visual effects in her work. Oh, so unique and fun! Runs through June 28.

sumnerSumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com
Artist Reception 5-9pm
Sumner & Dene is honored to present Frank McCulloch Annual One Person Show. Frank, the grand-daddy of the arts of Albuquerque, creates the New Mexico atmosphere like no other. His oil landscapes capture that magical moment prior or post a storm when there is a crimson calm. Frank has been awarded The Governor’s Award for the Arts, The Bravos Award, been recognized as a Local Treasure, and has exhibited a retrospective at the Albuquerque Museum.

OT Circus
709 Central NW – 249.2231 – otcircus.com
Reception 5-7pm
OT Circus will present works from Jay Dickersen of Gallup, NM and artists from VSA Gallery.

inpost1Inpost Artspace at Outpost
210 Yale Blvd. SE – 268.0044 – outpostspace.org
Exhibition Runs: May 3 – June 27, 2014
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Abstractions features two artists engaging in a singular dialog concerning the artistic process as an exploration of contradiction, relationship and mystery through the lens of abstraction. Leslie Holland (Santa Fe) and Chandler Wigton (Durango) offer two separate bodies of work that together, seek to shed light on the individualist approach to painting.

OFFCenter Community Arts Project
247.1172 – offcenterarts.org
Self-Guided Tour of three artistic “Quirky” Homes in Albuquerque 11am-4pm
This self-guided tour of three creative homes will take you on a imaginative journey of dreamy exploration where “lost and found” boxes spring to life. Traverse the depths of the fantasy realm; encounter abandoned gloves amassing themselves into a 12 foot high tree (accompanied by bent, re-assembled horn sections from Hurricane Katrina); and ride a mosaic carnival of mismatched doll-parts and found objects that’ll turn your whimsy on its head. Artist/Homeowners on the tour include: Daniela and Vladimir Ovtcharov, the prolific, artistic couple who’ve transplanted their Bulgarian roots for the last 15 years in Albuquerque; semi retired UNM professor of religion Ned O’Malia, the eclectic, self-proclaimed “glove addict,”; and self-taught assemblage and mosaic artist Sybil Wertheim.
Refreshments & musical entertainment at each house.
Tickets $25
Tickets can be purchased in advance at the following locations:
On-line at http://www.offcenterarts.org, by calling (505) 247-1172 or in person at:
OFFCenter Arts: 808 Park Avenue, SW
Bookworks: 4022 Rio Grande Boulevard, NW
Sumner & Dene Gallery: 517 Central Avenue, NW

NORTHEAST HEIGHTS AREA

high desert1High Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 – highdesertartandframe.com
First Friday Event 5-8pm
Mary Martin (pastel artist) and Bill Freer (paper cut artist) will be exhibiting at High Desert Art & Frame. Martin says of her work that it “…captures moments in time-a glance from a child that will be gone in a heartbeat. Or a jumble of fruits and flowers, past their prime in days, but now captured at the peak of their beauty. William Freer’s monochromatic, hand-cut works present a fluid motion, moving your eyes from diminishing rings or sharp angles through sweeping arcs to deep swirls, in images both intensely geometric yet somehow coincidental. Come by and enjoy their work along with the other participating artists’.

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com
Open House 5-8pm
Throughout the month of May, Palette will continue featuring A Journey in Progress, New Century Modern Paintings by Stefan Geissbühler. Geissbühler frequently paints with spackling knives and strives to produce “art that sings” through layers of color. His key sources of inspiration include travel, nature and music.

Weyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
Artist Reception & Talk “Nature in Ceramics” 5-8:30pm
Table of Contents will feature new work in clay by New Mexico artist Betsy Williams in her sixth solo show at Weyrich Gallery. Williams’ latest body of work includes contemporary tableware, teapots, and her signature multiple – cup compositions. New forms, including wood-fired sculptural vases and tall cylinders with lids, will make their debut in the “Table of Contents” show.

the gallery abqThe Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.com
Artists’ reception 5-8pm
The Gallery ABQ presents Art & Artifacts, featuring three gallery artists: Frank A.Marich, whose colorful artwork is born from personal inspiration and an innate passion; Chris Meyer, whose unique mixed media objects resemble rich artifacts from yet-undiscovered cultures; and Marilu Tejero, who reflects visions of ancient temples and weathered walls in her incredible clay sculptures. Artist Insights, 6pm: Chris Meyer shares his inspiration and techniques. The May Salon Exhibit features wall sculptures by Carmelo Midili.

SE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816.0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com
Open House 5-8pm
Share the longer daylight hours and warmer temperatures with us as you enjoy the art created by all of the amazing artists features at SE-OC Right Brain Gallery. If you are unable to make it to the Artscrawl event, stop by any Tuesday-Saturday from 11am-5pm.

NOB HILL AREA

Matrix Fine Art

matrix 3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268.8952 – matrixfineart.com
Reception 5-8pm
In Year of the Horse, Matrix Fine Art brings together some of the premier women artist working with the subject of horses. Each of these contemporary non-western artist has perfected equine art in their medium of choice – there will be drawings by Suzanne Betz, Susan Leyland, and Nance McManus, paintings by Cynthia Rigden and photography by Lynne Pomeranz. Subjects range from wild horses to horse portraits and horse love. The show runs through May 31.

 

new groundsNew Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268.8952 – newgroundsgallery.com
Reception 5-8pm
Travel Logs is a two person show featuring landscapes filtered and personalized by two avid travelers. Jessica Weybright spent almost an entire year travelling through China and Vietnam. Jorge Tristani has travelled around the globe. Both artists use photography as a starting point for their gravure prints, but by layering multiple plates and colors they transform and personalize these images into abstract and almost surreal landscapes. Tristani will demonstrate the gravure process from 6:30 to 7 pm during the reception.

DOWNTOWN AREA

VSA – N4th Gallery
4904 Fourth Street NW – 345.2140 – vsartsnm.org
Closing Reception 5-7pm
BIG, a selection of work by students from Southwest University of the Visual Arts encompassing a diverse array of media and techniques, all striking the viewer as immense, huge and definitely BIG. The show runs through May 5.

harwood2Harwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW – 242.6367 – harwoodartcenter.org
Opening Reception 6-8pm
Main gallery: Magnum Opus: New Prints by Ken Frink presents an epic installation of 560 etchings driven by ideas of rhythm, variation, gesture, modularity, and color. Front gallery: A Second Life: installation by Karl Hofmann creates a painterly, visual field in the round representing his process of squaring self with the world’s order and chaos. Entryway: Drowned Floor: installation by KB Jones shifts perspective to a horizontal plane with the artist’s floor installation composed of suggestive lines and color. Satellite component of Jones’ MFA thesis exhibition will be at John Sommers Gallery. Exhibitions run through May 29.

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Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com
Artist Reception 5-9pm
Sumner & Dene is honored to present Frank McCulloch Annual One Person Show. Frank, the grand-daddy of the arts of Albuquerque, creates the New Mexico atmosphere like no other. His oil landscapes capture that magical moment prior or post a storm when there is a crimson calm. Frank has been awarded The Governor’s Award for the Arts, The Bravos Award, been recognized as a Local Treasure, and has exhibited a retrospective at the Albuquerque Museum. During Frank McCulloch’s reception more than 75 “Little Houses” created by Albuquerque’s local arts community will be auctioned in a silent auction in the upstairs showroom to benefit OFFCenter, 5-8pm.

OT Circus
709 Central NW – 249.2231 – otcircus.com
Open House 5-7pm
OT Circus will present works from Jay Dickersen of Gallup, NM and artists from VSA Gallery. Now lets talk shopping…Colette Rodriguez, a thrifty fashionista and business owner of Desert Willow Mobile Boutique, is excited to roll into Albuquerque this spring in a classic 1979 Chevy Van that serves as a mobile boutique. Rodriguez has a passion for finding savings and especially finding value in a unique few items so she decided to take her experiences, creativity, and style to the streets. You will find a unique blend of woman’s apparel, accessories, and jewelry. Rodriguez has been working in the fashion industry for the past 12 years. She developed her career with industry leaders like Guess Inc? and Louis Vuitton, so she is no stranger to the world of fashion. With her desire to share new and thrifty finds she hopes to lead the way into a new era of shopping. Visit her website desert-willow.weebly.com. You can find a calendar of events, photos, and map of where the truck will be located at the OT circus gallery and various other places in the 505.

OFFCenter Community Arts Project
247.1172 – offcenterarts.org
5-8 pm Upstairs at Sumner & Dene Creations in Art, 517 Central Ave. NW.
The Little Houses Silent Auction will astound you with the variety of creative approaches that over 125 established and emerging artists have taken with the meaning of “home.” Artists donating “Little Houses” for past auctions have included Frank McCulloch, Angus MacPherson, Stephanie Lerma, Melody Mock, Maria Moya and more! Come see who will donate a unique, quirky “Little House” this year for you to take home! The auction will be held at Sumner & Dene Creations in Art during Frank McCulloch’s opening reception. It is free to attend, bidding starts at $25 for each “Little House”.

OLD TOWN AREA

Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Yucca Art Gallery, now celebrating its 50th Anniversary Year, spotlights the work of Dahl Delu, oil painter, Sharon Patrick, gourd artist, and Emily Holcomb, mixed media and jewelry artist, all featured artists for the month of May. Yucca Art Gallery is a cooperative also featuring the work of 38 additional artists in mediums ranging from acrylic to encaustic, ceramics to fabric arts and fused glass work.

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

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

SATURDAY, APRIL 12

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

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