Sacramento Mountain Weavers
2231 Wyoming Blvd. NE – 933.1666 – sacramentomountainweavers.com – map
Artful Saturday 1-4pm
You are invited to visit Sacramento Mountain Weavers, a weaving studio and gallery with that touch of a boutique feel, at its new location. Come enjoy the wonderful mix of textiles and artwork where everything is handmade; wildlife artwork, pottery, beautiful hand dyed NM yarns, tapestry weavings by NM artists, weavings for your home as well as wearables, hand dyed silk scarves, bear carvings, and more. Come get acquainted with the new location!

the gallery abqThe Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.com – map
Artist Reception 3-6pm, Artist Insight talk at 4pm
The Gallery ABQ presents Frank A. Marich, oils and Tim Gifford, bronze sculpture, both artists will share the spotlight this month. Both will be featured artists and their work will be presented in the Salon Exhibit titled Western Wonders. Artist Insight talk at 4pm, Tim Gifford will talk about the inspiration for his remarkable sculptures in bronze. As always, refreshments will be served. Exhibit runs from August 1-28.

weyrichWeyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com – map
Artful Saturday 1-5:30pm
Weyrich Gallery presents Narratives, kilnworked glass sculpture by four recognized Albuquerque area glass artists: Jerry Barnett, Emily Brock, Sarah Nelson and Marcia Newren. Jerry Barnett states, “My art is instinctual, with a preoccupation with balance, color and rhythm.” Emily Brock combines many different techniques to create intricate narrative. Sarah Nelson states, “I think of my work as inventories of compositional lines and shapes inspired by, but not literal translations of, my drawings, paintings and photographs.” Marcia Truell Newren investigates her glass process like an anthropologist out in the field.

Framing Concepts Gallery
5809 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE – 294.3246 – framingconceptsgallery.com – map
Artful Saturday Open House 2-5pm
Celebration of Western Landscapes in August showcases what the gallery artists have been busily creating throughout 2015. Featured artists are David Schwindt, Dale Snider, Melissa Moloney, C. Bud Edmondson, Lee McVey, Dick Wimberly, Pat Durgin, J.Waid Griffin, Katherine Irish, and Walt Yoder.  Please join Framing Concepts Gallery in celebrating the fine artisans and craftsmen that help provide “Life’s Little Enhancements”. While at the Open House enjoy the works by other crafters Dennis Elvum, Lorna Simmon Cameron, Mark Craig, Jan Pacific, Mark Davey, Chris Litt, and Lisa Chernoff.

palette2Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com – map
Artful Saturday 3-6pm
The Hills are Alive features paintings and prints by Eyvind Earle with landscape photography by Tenley Fohl. Come join Palette at the unveiling of a new batch of Eyvind Earle prints to go along with his paintings. Earle, a one-time Disney illustrator, Christmas card creator, and prolific artist, often painted the hillsides, the inky black cows that grazed them, and the oftentimes mustard-colored grasses of the California landscape. Photography by Tenley Fohl of Solvang, CA will show you from where Mr. Earle drew his inspiration. Show runs through September 28

SE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816.0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com – map
Artful Saturday 1-5pm
Welcome Eddie (Viejo) Martinez as the Featured Artist. Viejo is an Electrical Engineer who works for Sandia National Laboratories in the satellite program.  He grew up in the Chicago area and won several awards for his mosaics and paintings. While living in Los Angeles, he started creating 3D backlit underwater seascapes inspired by his scuba diving trips along the California Coast. Since moving to New Mexico in 2009, he has begun including New Mexico landscapes and city murals which now also include a small microprocessor programmed to create different lighting effects. The artist will be on hand to talk about his work.

OLD TOWN AREA

essence1Essence Gallery & Boutique
323 Romero St. NW, Suite 1 – 843.7367 – essencegalleryboutique.com – map
Opening Reception 5-9pm
Essence Gallery & Boutique features Acrylic Collage Artist, Ilene Weiss. Ilene Combines a whimsical style, acrylic paint on canvas or board, and assorted materials to create  beautiful, quirky and fun Collage paintings. Show runs through August 29.

amapola5Amapola Gallery
205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.com – map
First Friday Reception 4-6pm
Dog Days of Summer features artists; Cristina Diaz-Arntzen, punch quilt; B.J. Briscoe, watercolor; Tricia Simmons; encaustic; Julie Murray ceramics; and Amy Sproul, botanical assemblage. Kickoff “35 Years! Art(isans) + Albuquerque = Amapola Gallery”. Featured Artist Reception Sunday August 2, 1-3pm.

Blackbird Gallery
323 Romero St. NW, Ste.16 – 243.9525 – BlackbirdGallery.Biz – map
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.

purple sage1Purple Sage Gallery
201 San Felipe NW – 450.4059 – purplesagegaleria.com – map
Reception 5-8pm
Purple Sage Gallery presents Carla Forrest & Lee McVey in Landscape Connections. Show continues through August 29.

Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com – map
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Yucca Art Gallery will celebrate the work of Featured Artists Nina Adkins, Penne Roberts, and Emily Holcomb in August. Ms. Adkins is a well known watermedia painter who experiments with a wide range of painting and layering techniques, Ms. Roberts is an award winning ceramics artist, and Ms. Holcomb is a jeweler who has developed a very artistic line of imaginative jewelry.  There will be light refreshments at the reception and several of the Featured Artists will be on hand to discuss and show their techniques and some of the interesting materials they utilize in their work.

genuine southwestGenuine Southwest Art & Gifts
1919 Old Town Rd. NW, Suite 2 – 243.1410 – genuinesouthwest.com
Expansion Celebration & Reception 5-8pm
Genuine Southwest is thrilled to celebrate the 10 artists selling their work in the recently expanded space. Artists include: Donna Loraine Contractor, Adam Frus, Andrea Ponzini, Brad Smith, Troy Willingham and more.  Art work ranges from award winning tapestries, to woodturned basket illusions, to blown glass, copperwork and more. Meet the artists, enjoy refreshments and browse the 1500 square feet of artwork.

DOWNTOWN AREA

VSA – N4th Gallery
4904 Fourth Street NW – 345.2140 – vsartsnm.org – map
Opening Reception 5-6:30pm
Craft in Albuquerque presents a selection of traditional and contemporary work created in Albuquerque bridging the gap between beauty and function in clay, metalwork, fiber, wood, and basketry. Exhibiting artisans include Chase Ankeny, Fred Farahmand, Daniel Forest, Victoria MacQueen and Brianna Rickson. The show runs through September 7.

OT Circus
709 Central NW – 249.2231 – otcircus.com – map
Open House 5-8pm
Sharon Bethke worked for many years as a charge nurse at Presbyterian hospital. In 1994, at the age of 46, Sharon was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. She continued to work full time at the hospital for another 7 years until she was not able to handle the strenuous job of nursing. Upon the artist’s early retirement she began spending her time oil painting, this show shares her work.

sumner and deneSumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.commap
Reception 5-8pm with a book signing and a toast of champagne
Sumner & Dene is proud to present Angus Macpherson’s Skyscapes.  Local painter Angus Macpherson, famous for his majestic acrylic skies and billowing clouds, showcases his annual summer show featuring his New Mexico landscapes in the sky! The artist will be signing his new book “Skyscapes, Love plus Six Collections” featuring his trademark sky scape paintings and the collections of 6 of his life long collectors from the past 35 years.

516516 ARTS
516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 – 516arts.org – map
First Friday Event 5-8pm
Fraction of a Second is curated by David Bram, editor and publisher of the online Fraction Magazine, and brings together 35 emerging and established contemporary photographers from across the United States.

Concetta D Gallery
20 First Plaza NW – 243.5066 – concettadgallery.com – map
Summer Open House and Group Show 5-8pm
This show will continue to highlight the evocative works of Anderson Giles’ bold , colorful, powerful canvases; emotional paintings that seem not learned but lived. The gallery will also show new works by gallery artists; Jeff Otis, Rich Nichols Don Ward, Richard  Sedlack, Carla Daguanno, Robert Kuester, and others.

Art Gallery Studio 606
606 Broadway SE – 453.0423 – map
Opening Reception 5:30-7:30pm
The Joy of Art features Gaye Garisson, pastel paintings; Les Lamkin, color pencils; Percy Yu, pastel drawings; Jo Lynne, charcoal drawings; and Eliza Schmid, egg tempera. Come enjoy beautiful art and a charming locale. Park at gated lot on Iron.

NOB HILL AREA

matrix1Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268.8952 – matrixfineart.com – map
Reception 5-8pm
Matrix presents Freedom and Constraint:  Fused Glass by Lisa Chernoff and Paintings by  Rachel Popowcer and Raul Dorn. Lisa Chernoff’s fused glass pieces evoke a soothing tension between the bold use of color along with the cold density of the glass itself. She captures intricate subtleties within the layers of glass and which are reinforced by the shadows projected on the wall. Rachel Popowcer carefully builds up her paintings with layers of color and personal symbols such as hummingbirds, lines, and the female form. Raul Dorn’s pieces “have no prescribed footwork – only impulse, no finger on the map – just direction. His work has become increasingly less cerebral and calibrated, gaining contact with the turbulence of painting from the gut.”

new groundsNew Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268.8952 – newgroundsgallery.com – map
Reception 5-8pm
A master draftsman, portrait and figurative artist, Brian Giza can be found at ballet studios busily sketching the dancers as they put on their shoes, stretch and rehearse. He often works on the copper plates directly rather than sketching on paper first. An accomplished thespian and professor at UTEP, every moment in his life not teaching or performing Shakespeare is dedicated to making art. Giza’s dancers come very close in skill and expression to those of Manet. Come for the reception of Body and Movement – Etchings by Brian Giza and enjoy an Artist’s Demonstration by Brian Giza from 6:30-7pm.

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Sixty Six Contemporary Art Gallery
4009 Central Ave. NE – 545.2030 – sixtysixgallery.com – map
Gallery Reception 5-8pm
Sixty Six Gallery presents Food For Thought, an exhibition of prints on paper by a wide-ranging group of printmakers depicting their favorite foods, beverages, bars and restaurants. These artists will be serving up a tasty selection of works of many printmaking techniques, including: Intaglio and relief printmaking, monoprinting, screenprinting and lithography. Artists featured in this exhibition include Robin Kaneshiro, Gregory Piatt, Eric Rewitzer, Sirima Sataman, Elizabeth Tana and others.

Thursday Art Group Studio
4401 Central Ave. NE Ste. B – map
Open House 5-7pm
TAG Studio Gallery Open House presents Working Artists. Join the gallery artists in an environment meant to give the viewer easy access to artists.

THE HEIGHTS AREA

SE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816.0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com – map
Artist Reception 5-9pm, Artist Talk 6:30pm
Welcome Eddie (Viejo) Martinez as the Featured Artist. Viejo is an Electrical Engineer who works for Sandia National Laboratories in the satellite program.  He grew up in the Chicago area and won several awards for his mosaics and paintings. While living in Los Angeles, he started creating 3D backlit underwater seascapes inspired by his scuba diving trips along the California Coast. Since moving to New Mexico in 2009, he has begun including New Mexico landscapes and city murals which now also include a small microprocessor programmed to create different lighting effects. Viejo will give an Artist Talk at 6:30pm.

Sacramento Mountain Weavers
2231 Wyoming Blvd. NE – 933.1666 – sacramentomountainweavers.com – map
Open House 5-8pm
You are invited to visit Sacramento Mountain Weavers, a weaving studio and gallery with that touch of a boutique feel, at its new location. Come enjoy the wonderful mix of textiles and artwork where everything is handmade; wildlife artwork, pottery, beautiful hand dyed NM yarns, tapestry weavings by NM artists, weavings for your home as well as wearables, hand dyed silk scarves, bear carvings, and more. Come get acquainted with the new location!

the gallery abqThe Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.com – map
Artist Reception 5-8pm, Artist Insight talk at 6pm
The Gallery ABQ presents Frank A. Marich, oils and Tim Gifford, bronze sculpture, both artists will share the spotlight this month. Both will be featured artists and their work will be presented in the Salon Exhibit titled Western Wonders. Artist Insight talk at 6pm, Tim Gifford will talk about the inspiration for his remarkable sculptures in bronze. As always, refreshments will be served. Exhibit runs from August 1-28.

weyrichWeyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com – map
First Friday Event and Pre-View Artist Reception 5-8:30pm
Weyrich Gallery presents Narratives, kilnworked glass sculpture by four recognized Albuquerque area glass artists: Jerry Barnett, Emily Brock, Sarah Nelson and Marcia Newren. Jerry Barnett states, “My art is instinctual, with a preoccupation with balance, color and rhythm.” Emily Brock combines many different techniques to create intricate narrative. Sarah Nelson states, “I think of my work as inventories of compositional lines and shapes inspired by, but not literal translations of, my drawings, paintings and photographs.” Marcia Truell Newren investigates her glass process like an anthropologist out in the field.

Park Fine Art
323 Romero St. NW – 764.1900 – parkfineart.com – map
Artful Saturday 5-8pm
Join Park Fine art for the Opening Reception of The Color Within, a group show featuring Ann Phong, Beanie Kaman, Da Aie Park, Lore Eckelberry, and Won Sil Kim. The show runs through August 14.

essence1Essence Gallery & Boutique
323 Romero St. NW, Suite 1 – 843.7367 – essencegalleryboutique.com – map
Artist’s Demonstration and Workshop 1-4pm
Essence Gallery & Boutique is featuring Karina Graham through the month of July. Graham takes found items, recycled objects, and antiques and re-creates with them giving them new life in a shabby chic, steampunk style! For Artful Saturday Karina Graham will be doing an Artist’s Demo and Workshop. Please join in for some artistic fun and take home your creation! Light refreshments served.

Studio 13
323 Romero St. Suite 13 – 247.2988 – sites.google.com/site/studio13site/ – map
Open House 2-6pm
The work of Daniel Ramirez will be on display. Ramirez’ watercolors, acrylics, and drawings have won many awards including the prestigious Santa Fe Indian Market and Heard Museum.

Blackbird Gallery
323 Romero St. NW, Ste.16 – 243.9525 – BlackbirdGallery.Biz – map
Artful Saturday 10am-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.

Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com – map
Special Exhibition: Paintin’ Summer 1-5pm
Yucca Art Gallery will celebrate the work of Featured Artists Lyla Garcia, Sharon Patrick, and Terri Helmer in July.  Ms. Garcia is a mixed media painter who experiments with collage and layering in her work, Ms. Patrick is a gourd artist who wonderfully carves and assembles gourd-sculptures, and Ms. Helmer is a jeweler who uses glass and other materials to fashion brilliantly colored jewelry.

purple sage1Purple Sage Gallery
201 San Felipe NW – 450.4059 – purplesagegaleria.com – map
Open House 3-6pm
Purple Sage Gallery presents a show of new oil landscapes by Julane Jensen and new pastel landscapes by Janice St. Marie. The show runs through August 1.

JULY 10

coleman1Page Coleman Gallery
6320-B Linn Avenue NE – 238.5071 – pagecoleman.com
Reception 5:30-7:30pm
Page Coleman Gallery presents Mostly Black featuring 4 Albuquerque artists whose artworks are…mostly black. Rachel Zollinger fabricates highly refined copper and wood wall sculptures. These abstract cubes are approximations of terrain that describe profile and elevation as contours and planes. Scott Palsce’s tin, aluminum and steel sculptures are bold in shape and simple in form. His sculptures are strongly architectural and skillfully crafted. Leigh Anne Langwell creates photograms and pin galaxies to explore astronomy, cosmology and art. Her images are arrangements of simple elements that serve as metaphors for the workings of science and culture, poetry and beauty. Page Coleman’s new wire animals are full of animation, personality and humor. Animals include rats, mice, elephants, dogs and other yet to be identified creatures.

JULY 18

Weyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
Artist Talk 1-2pm
Echoes of Nature features Patty Hammarstedt, Abstract Calligraphy/Mixed Media Painting; and Ceramics Artists Jack Troy, Rob Barnard, Lucien Koonce, Susan Kotulak, and Kevin Crowe. Madelyn Garrett, retired Curator from the University of Utah Marriott Library, states, “Hammarstedt’s abstract calligraphy evokes, a visual conversation, discovering its own unique voice and saying what it has to say.” For nearly three decades artist Barnard has been firing pottery in a Japanese style wood kiln. His unglazed bowls, vases, and teapots are functional ceramics, but they are also thoughtful works of art, representing a balance of discipline and chance. Jack Troy is a potter, teacher, and writer, from Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. He does Wood-fired stoneware and porcelain pottery. The show closes July 24.

JULY 17-18

sixty sixSixty Six Contemporary Art Gallery
4009 Central Ave. NE – 545.2030 – sixtysixgallery.com
July 17-18 is the Summerfest on Central Ave in Nob Hill. Join Sixty Six Gallery for the Rolling on 66 printapalooza! Carve and print your own printing plate or print one of the gallery images of classic New Mexico cars and trucks. No Experience necessary and all tools and materials will be provided for a small fee. (Kids 11-under $5, Adults $10) All proceeds will benefit the OFFCenter Community Arts Project. Hope to see you then!

THE HEIGHTS AREA

High Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 – highdesertartandframe.com – map
Start and end times for show: 5-8pm
Art for the Soul – Summer Soulstice features Susan Birdsong, Rod Groves, Lynda Burch, Sue Ann Mika, Judi Foster, Sandra Quinlan, and Lyla Garcia. Artists are different from one another; using varied media, surfaces, sizes as well as subjects. Yet they have qualities in common; open mindedness, resourceful, and experienced. Art for the Soul is a critique group of artists that has been meeting monthly since 2000 to help each other grow and to give each other ideas and support. This show shares the group’s latest works with the public.

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com – map
Reception 5-8pm
Bright Spirit features the colorful, abstract paintings of Carol Estes Nowlin. Come see the vivid and bright abstract paintings and 3-D construction by the self proclaimed colorist. Carol’s inner buoyancy and vibrance is reflected through her vast color spectrums along with the abstract patterns that she uses and calls part of her nature. The artist will be present for the reception and will give an artist talk beginning at 6pm.

Weyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com – map
Reception 5-8pm
Echoes of Nature features Patty Hammarstedt, Abstract Calligraphy/Mixed Media Painting; and Ceramics Artists Jack Troy, Rob Barnard, Lucien Koonce, Susan Kotulak, and Kevin Crowe. Madelyn Garrett, retired Curator from the University of Utah Marriott Library, states, “Hammarstedt’s abstract calligraphy evokes, a visual conversation, discovering its own unique voice and saying what it has to say.” For nearly three decades artist Barnard has been firing pottery in a Japanese style wood kiln. His unglazed bowls, vases, and teapots are functional ceramics, but they are also thoughtful works of art, representing a balance of discipline and chance. Jack Troy is a potter, teacher, and writer, from Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. He does Wood-fired stoneware and porcelain pottery. The show closes July 24.

The Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.com – map
ARTScrawl 5-8pm with an Artist Insight Talk at 6pm
Featured artist, Jeff Warren, Romantic Realist, will discuss his aesthetic and his approach to painting. Also featured, Award-winning photographer Andrew Koseliski. The July Salon Show will present Camino Real 8. Refreshments served.

NOB HILL AREA

Thursday Art Group Studio
4401 Central Ave. NE Ste. B – map
Open House 5-7pm
TAG Studio Gallery Open House presents Working Artists. Kris Gorman will demonstrate painting flowers in pastels. Kris works carefully using bold color and shapes to capture flowers not so much realistically as tangibly. Join Kris and other gallery artists in an environment meant to give the viewer easy access to artists.

matrix2Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268.8952 – matrixfineart.com – map
Reception 5-8pm
Red Dog News and Matrix Fine Art gladly present Image New Mexico 2015. Talented photographers from around the United States submitted photographs taken in New Mexico. Twenty-seven photographers were juried into this year’s dynamic exhibition. There are traditional, contemporary, and some pleasantly unexpected images that will make your appreciation and love of this beautiful state grow. Jurors are Tim Anderson, publisher, Red Dog News; Regina Held, Director, Matrix Fine Art; and Ann Pallesen, Director, Photographic Center NW.

ng1New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268.8952 – newgroundsgallery.com – map
Reception 5-8pm with a demonstration by Lincoln Draper
New Grounds presents Explorations in Gravure – 19th Century Aesthetic, 21st Century Technology. Gravure is a perfect combination of photography and printmaking. Older than photography, it had its heyday during the days of Ansel Adams. It was revived in the first days of the 21st century with the availability of plates that can be developed in water rather than using toxic chemicals. Participating artists include Lincoln Draper, Jessica Weybright, Jorge Tristani, Francisco Valenzuela, and James Coker.

DOWNTOWN AREA

concetta dConcetta D Gallery
20 First Plaza NW – 243.5066 – concettadgallery.com – map
Summer Open House and Group Show 5-8pm
This show will highlight the evocative works of Anderson Giles’ bold , colorful, powerful canvases; emotional paintings that seem not learned but lived. Also featuring: Robert Kuester, Rich Nichols, Jeff Otis, Marilyn Yanke, Paul Cheng, Dan Griggs, Wayne Cooper, Don Ward, Kit Mahoney, Piao Xue Cheng, D. Harlan, and others. New resales: A. Usner, Von Hassler, F. McCulloch, H. Balink, Lincoln Fox, and Cliff Fragua. Exhibition dedicated in memory of Jeffery Farley.

umner2Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.commap
Artists Reception 5-8pm
Sumner & Dene is honored to present The Architecture Show. This unique exhibit explores New Mexico architecture…from adobe to steel structures, from photography to paintings. The Architecture Show features works by Bill Tondreau, Angus Macpherson, Reg Loving, Mark Horst, Michael Norviel, Dee Sanchez, David Snow, and Phil Hulebak. This special exhibit is part of the gallery’s year long 35th Anniversary Celebration.

OT Circus

709 Central NW – 249.2231 – otcircus.com – map
Open House
The gallery will be open for the First Friday ARTScrawl with an exhibit that is TBA.

OLD TOWN AREA

purple sage2Purple Sage Gallery
201 San Felipe NW – 450.4059 – purplesagegaleria.com – map
Opening 5-8pm
Purple Sage Gallery presents a show of new oil landscapes by Julane Jensen and new pastel landscapes by Janice St. Marie. The show runs through August 1.

Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com – map
Opening and Reception 5-8pm
Yucca Art Gallery will celebrate the work of Featured Artists Lyla Garcia, Sharon Patrick, and Terri Helmer in July.  Ms. Garcia is a mixed media painter who experiments with collage and layering in her work, Ms. Patrick is a gourd artist who wonderfully carves and assembles gourd-sculptures, and Ms. Helmer is a jeweler who uses glass and other materials to fashion brilliantly colored jewelry. The reception will include music and light refreshments. Several of the Featured Artists will be on hand to discuss and show their techniques and some of the interesting materials they utilize.

Blackbird Gallery
323 Romero St. NW, Ste.16 – 243.9525 – BlackbirdGallery.Biz – map
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.

amapola3Amapola Gallery
205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.com – map
First Friday Reception 4-6 pm
The July Featured Artists, Scarlet Sunsets, are Martie Anspach, copperplate etchings; Lynda Burch, watercolors; Neal Drago, woodwork; and Diana Kirkpatrick, jewelry.  A Featured Artist Reception is on Sunday, July 5, 1-3 pm.

Studio 13
323 Romero St. Suite 13 – 247.2988 – sites.google.com/site/studio13site/ – map
Open House 4-6pm
The work of Daniel Ramirez will be on display. Ramirez’ watercolors, acrylics, and drawings have won many awards including the prestigious Santa Fe Indian Market and Heard Museum.

essence5Essence Gallery & Boutique
323 Romero St. NW, Suite 1 – 843.7367 – essencegalleryboutique.com – map
Opening Reception 5-9pm
Essence Gallery & Boutique is featuring Karina Graham through the month of July. Graham takes found items, recycled objects, and antiques and re-creates with them giving them new life in a shabby chic, steampunk style! The show runs through July 31.

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Thursday Art Group Studio
4401 Central Ave. NE Ste. B
Open House 3-5pm
TAG Studio Gallery presents more Working Artists. Two of the thirteen gallery artists, Patti Gladstone and Lisa Zawadzki, will set up to demonstrate their painting process, answer questions or discuss art with patrons. There is ample parking for the studio gallery.

sixty sixSixty Six Contemporary Art Gallery
4009 Central Ave. NE – 545.2030 – sixtysixgallery.com
Artful Saturday noon-6pm
The gallery will be encouraging visitors to draw portraits of themselves or friends. All art supplies will be provided and light refreshments will be served.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OFFCenter Community Arts Project
808 Park Ave, SW – 247.1172 – offcenterarts.org
Artful Saturday 11am-3pm
Explore OFFCenter’s free-to-the-public open studio for all your arts and crafts making opportunities. The center has an abundance of free art materials, recycled goods and studio space for you, your friends and loved ones to sit down, visit, have a snack and make art with one another! Or you could sit in during the free, weekly Knitting & Crochet Workgroup which meets every Saturday from 11am – 1pm. Visit the Art Sales Shop filled with art, jewelry and crafts made by local, low-income artists and take a peek at the “Come Together” collage and assemblage exhibit in the gallery. OFFCenter is always free, but donations of any kind are always welcomed.

OT Circus
709 Central NW – 249.2231 – otcircus.com
Artful Saturday noon-3pm
OT Circus presents Fun with Paintings a show of oil and egg tempera paintings by artist Eliza M. Schmid.

OLD TOWN AREA

essence2Essence Gallery & Boutique
323 Romero St. NW, Suite 1 – 843.7367 – essencegalleryboutique.com
Opening Reception 5-9pm
This show features oil paintings by Clarence Medina. The traditional style captures northern New Mexico’s beautiful landscapes! Show runs through June 27.

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Amapola Gallery
205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.com
Reception 4-6 pm
June brings Luminous Landscapes. Featured artists are Mary Sharp-Davis, ceramics; Katherine Gauntt, watercolor/oils; and Karen Servatt, pastels. The Featured Artist reception is on Sunday, June 7th from 1-3 pm.

 

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

Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com
Opening and reception 5-8pm
Yucca Art Gallery will celebrate the work of Featured Artists Kay Richards, Sandra Lipka, and Tricia Simmons. Ms. Richards is a well known mixed media painter, Ms. Lipka an accomplished potter, and Ms. Simmons, a jeweler who has experimented with a wide variety of materials. The reception/opening will include music and light refreshments and all three Featured Artists will be on hand and will offer demonstrations of their techniques and some of the interesting materials they utilize. Yucca Art Gallery is a 51 year old cooperative gallery, located in Old Town. It features the work of over 40 Albuquerque-area artists.

purple sagePurple Sage Gallery
201 San Felipe NW – 450.4059 – purplesagegaleria.com
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Purple Sage Gallery presents a new selection of oils by featured artist J. Waid Griffin. The show runs through June 27.

 

 

DOWNTOWN AREA

VSA – N4th Gallery
4904 Fourth Street NW – 345.2140 – vsartsnm.org
Artist Reception 5-7pm
In Introspect, a selection of artwork by New Mexico veterans attests to their talents as artists and affirms the importance of art as a healing antidote to the challenges faced by people who have served in the military. The show includes work by Denham Clements, Kay Elmore, Ernesto Flores, Michael Naranjo, Thomas Popp and David Wimsatt, among others. Part of On the Map: Unfolding Albuquerque Art + Design.

harwood1Harwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW – 242.6367 – harwoodartcenter.org
Opening Reception 6-8pm
Harwood Art Center’s 3rd annual SURFACE: Emerging Artists of New Mexico is a juried exhibition, professional development and endowed cash awards program, presented with support from Albuquerque Art Business Association (AABA) / ARTSCrawl. Participating artists in the main gallery are: Emma Difani, Henry Hutchinson, Robin Kalinich, Alexis Kaminsky, Joanna Keane Lopez, Julia Lambright, Amy Mann, Stephanie McCloud, James Meara, Aziza Murray, Robbie Pino, Sophia Torres, and Ben Utigard. The front gallery features Tera Muskrat’s Canta Con Pintura (Sing with Paint) is a 12-part series of paintings based on songs, initially inspired by an Ekphrasis event where a song was written about her work. Drawn from music with personal significance to the artist or to her friends, Tera’s series explores the diverse and beautiful nature of the feminine power and the current female condition in our society. The front yard will house Hand Eye Collective‘s large-scale installation, Immiscible Polarity, an exploration of beginnings and ends and the moments of space, experience, oppositions and attractions that take place in between. Collective members Christopher Blaz, David Cudney, Joel Davis, Mandy Hanks, Lance Ryan McGoldrick and Casey Warr combine their varying skill sets and vast fabrication experience to create splendid diversity aimed at spreading wonder and joy.

OFFCenter Community Arts Project
808 Park Ave, SW – 247.1172 – offcenterarts.org
Artists’ Reception 5-8pm
A series of collage and assemblage workshops and events which have been offered throughout 2014-15 at OFFCenter will culminate in Come Together: Collage, Assemblage & Community. This non-juried show of works from New Mexico artists includes pieces created during workshops led by local artists Lea Anderson, Marcia Sednek, Rachel Harris-Huffman, Ayren Valery and others. Exhibit up through July 31st

OT Circus
709 Central NW – 249.2231 – otcircus.com
Reception 5-8pm
OT Circus presents Fun with Paintings a show of oil and egg tempera paintings by artist Eliza M. Schmid.

sumner1Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com
‘Garden Party’ Reception 5-8pm
Sumner & Dene is excited to present The June Garden Show featuring garden themes by Angus Macpherson, Phil Hulebak, Jeannie Sellmer, Reg Loving, David Snow, Rik Burkard, Leigh Walters and Dawn Estrin plus two invited oil painters Dee Sanchez and Carol Hopper. What a fun summer time garden theme for the regular stable of artists to focus on for this exciting special exhibit. Special Invited Albuquerque Guest Artists, Dee Sanchez and Carol Hopper are both already well known for their impressionistic landscape paintings with garden and floral themes. The June Garden Show will feature paintings, sculpture and jewelry all with a garden theme! This special exhibit is part of the gallery’s 35th Anniversary Celebration.

NOB HILL AREA

matrix2Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268.8952 – matrixfineart.com
Reception 5-8pm
The gallery presents Touch/Tone- William Ruller, Susan Reid, and Saul Hoffman. Newest gallery artists William Ruller and Saul Hoffman join Susan Reid in this group exhibition of textured abstract paintings that beg to be touched. Ruller creates large, tangible, subtly colored geometric paintings. He combines oil paint with textures of crumbled brick and concrete to represent the frailties of humanity and the erosion of lives that once existed. Hoffman’s clay mosaics are diametrically opposed to Ruller’s in that they are bursting with small, colorful and almost candy-like details and pattern. Middle ground is created by the aboriginal inspired dot paintings of Susan Reid. Her deliberate geometric patterns have a meditative, yet mesmerizing quality about them that is uniquely her own.

new groundsNew Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268.8952 – newgroundsgallery.com
Reception 5-8pm
The gallery presents One of a Kind – Monotype/Monoprint Exhibition. Monotypes are often confused with monoprints although both of these processes are very different from each other. Monoprints are printed from plates which contain permanent information and theoretically can be repeated and editioned. Monotypes, invented by the French Impressionists, are unique images created from blank plates where the image consists entirely of ink which has been added, removed, or otherwise manipulated on the plate. This show of monotypes and monoprints by New Grounds members intends to demystify the difference between these two different animals once and for all.

sixty six2Sixty Six Contemporary Art Gallery
4009 Central Ave. NE – 545.2030 – sixtysixgallery.com
Reception 5-8pm
Sixty Six Gallery presents Best Face Forward, an exhibition of prints on paper by a diverse group of artists focusing on the portrait. This exhibition features a wide range of artistic interpretations and print making techniques, ranging from from the poster styled screenprint works of Shepard Fairey, Dave Kinsey and Tara McPherson to the quiet meditative work of mezzotint artist James Groleau. There is something of interest for everyone interested in the depiction of the human figure in portrait in this exhibition. The artists featured in this exhibition include Sandow Birk, Daniel Danger, Shepard Fairey, Mike Giant, Nichole Hayden, Dave Kinsey, Marti McKee, Tara McPherson, Emily Riley, Xavier Viramontes and others.

Thursday Art Group Studio
4401 Central Ave. NE Ste. B
Open House 5-7pm
TAG Studio Gallery Open House presents Working Artists. Artist and lecturer, Bill Buss, continues painting a series of pastels on the Sandias. He will be demonstrating his painting process which begins with watercolor underpaintings. Painter Carol Argue will be working in one of her mediums, acrylic or pastel. Kris Gorman shows her handpainted paper earrings and pins. There is ample parking for the studio gallery.

THE HEIGHTS AREA

se ocSE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816.0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com
First Friday Artscrawl 5-9pm
SE-OC Right Brain Gallery will be featuring relative newcomer Douglas Greengard, who goes by artist symbol and signature Peace Over Earth. Mr. Greengard’s work can be described as experimental abstract, featuring unique forms and designs. He frequently uses upcycled materials, LED lighting, rate earth glow phosphors, and technology, creating one of a kind works. He will be offering brief talks about his work at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm.

Weyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
First Friday Event and Pre-View Artist Reception 5-8:30pm
Echoes of Nature features Patty Hammarstedt, Abstract Calligraphy/Mixed Media Painting; and Ceramics Artists Jack Troy, Rob Barnard, Lucien Koonce, Susan Kotulak, and Kevin Crowe. Madelyn Garrett, retired Curator from the University of Utah Marriott Library, states, “Hammarstedt’s abstract calligraphy evokes, a visual conversation, discovering its own unique voice and saying what it has to say.” For nearly three decades artist Barnard has been firing pottery in a Japanese style wood kiln. His unglazed bowls, vases, and teapots are functional ceramics, but they are also thoughtful works of art, representing a balance of discipline and chance. Jack Troy is a potter, teacher, and writer, from Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. He does Wood-fired stoneware and porcelain pottery. The show closes July 24.

The Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.com
First Friday Artscrawl 5-8pm, Artist Insight Talk 6pm
Featured artist, Marcella Boushelle, paints only subject matter that excites her strong use of lines that pull in the viewer. Also on view are the works of Bart Fischer, inspired by Georgia O’Keefe’s simple landscape paintings. Bart Fischer makes simple things beautiful, and feels lucky he can produce this in his landscape paintings. The June Salon show will present artist, potters, and writers who are members of the National League of American Pen Women, and organization founded in Washington DC 118 years ago.

palette2Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com
Open House 5-8pm
Palette brings you a marvelous mid-century exhibition of modernist works from limited edition Calder prints, Hagenauer and Vizner sculpture, German and Czech Wall Clocks, jewelry, and watches! The gallery’s vintage radio and phonograph collection features both domestic favorites such as Detrola, Philco, Sparton, and Zenith and the European flavor of models from Braun (Germany), Grundig (Germany), Ostfold Monark (Norway), and Philips (The Netherlands). The period wall clocks mostly hail from Germany and are housed in a variety of materials from porcelain, dark wood, leather, and brass. Don’t forget Dad, Father’s Day is June 21. One of the stunning vintage watches would make a fine gift from you!

high desert1High Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 – highdesertartandframe.com
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
Award-winning photographer Marie Maher expresses emotions, memories, and other intangibles in her work in Seizing the Illusive: The Photography of Marie Maher. Her photography is often conceptual with symbolism incorporated into it. She loves to explore mystical themes, dreams and the transition from sleep to awakening. Her images are “composed” using layers of imagery and the interplay of light and shadow. What unfolds to the viewer is a complex and detailed story.

framingc1Framing Concepts Gallery
5809 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE – 294.3246 – framingconceptsgallery.com
Artists Reception and Opening 2-5pm
Convergence of Land & Sky: Framing Concepts Gallery will host two respected titans of the Albuquerque Arts Scene. Katherine Irish and Bud Edmondson will wake up the gallery walls with vibrant color that is gracefully balanced with subtle hues. Experience the sweeping views of the New Mexico countryside by Bud Edmondson and the land beyond in pastels by Katherine Irish. Come in and visit with the artists during the reception.

palette artful saturday2Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com
Open House 3-6pm
Please join Palette Contemporary Art and Craft at the open house for Barbara Gilhooly and Ayn Hanna’s ‘A Stitch in Time and Wired Line’ with both artists being present. Hanna and Gilhooly developed a love of line and rich surface texture and cultivated it through their collective background of drawing and printmaking. In May’s work, they explore their attraction to geometry and texture in various media. Hanna creates textile paintings with layers of fabric combined with thread “drawing” to create texture and line. Most of Gilhooly’s work is rendered on wood or constructed out of wood or wire. Her paintings contain many paint layers and carved surfaces. The exhibit will remain in-gallery through June 22.

The Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.com
Poetry Reading by CrossTown Poets 4-5pm
The gallery presents an Artful Saturday Poetry Reading by CrossTown Poets. Discussion and signing of books for sale by authors will following the readings.

weyrichWeyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
Artful Saturday 2-5pm with an Artist’s Talk at 2pm
Marta Light’s acrylic painting, some with charcoals, on canvas, board, paper or textured woods, and permanently varnished are in this unique show entitled Rhythm and Gestures. Music and nature inspired Light’s new work. She states, “exploring metaphorically, music, places visited, felt and remembered from dreams and moments of hearing music in the past, present, and with references to the future. My intent is to show something in a way that is felt as well as seen in a rhythm and gesture-both hidden and revealed”. Wes Pulkka, art critic, states, “Light has an abstract expressionist approach to her paintings that incorporates natural and architectonic structure with Oriental-style calligraphy. Light’s work parallels early paintings by Kandinsky from his “Improvisation” series that were inspired by music. Light seems to enjoy painting and has the ability to express emotional and romantic response to the sometimes story of landscape. Each image is designed to emerge from the white light like a thought that is never full formed or realized.”

se ocSE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816.0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com
Artful Saturday 11am-5pm
Featured Artist Ali Gallo is a talented artist who works in a variety of media and the gallery is pleased to be able to showcase her metalworking. Gallo is inspired by found pieces of metal and reworks them into beautiful sculptures. Come see for yourself, Gallo’s pieces will be on display, as well as the work of all of the talented gallery Artists.

MAY 9

essence3Essence Gallery & Boutique
323 Romero St. NW, Suite 1 – 843.7367 – essencegalleryboutique.com
Informal Fashion Show 1-4pm
This Informal Fashion Show comes just in time for Mother’s Day! Combining design, color, organic cotton, and inspiration from her ‘far away’ travels, Elisabeth Horst creates beautiful scarves and tunic tops that are stylish, comfortable and fun to wear! The artist is the Creator of Saddhu Textiles. The show runs through May 30th. Meet Elisabeth and enjoy refreshments!

THE HEIGHTS AREA

High Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 – highdesertartandframe.com
Open House 5-8pm
Featured artist Joy Conway has been a decorative painter for 16 years, previously working on homes and commercial projects to install murals, plaster, gilding, color washes and faux marble/faux bois finishes. For the past five years, Conway has had a shop on 4th Street in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, where they upcycle vintage hardwood furniture by repainting, stenciling, gilding, color washing and sealing. She is inspired by the Shabby Chic, Cottage and French Country aesthetics. They take pride in saving old, beautifully made pieces from the landfill…thereby helping the environment and satisfying the creative spirit! Come enjoy her creations during Refinish, Repurpose, Recycle.

palette first friday2Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com
Open House 5-8pm
In celebration of Mother’s Day (May 10th), Palette will be displaying Trinkets for Mom, a number of gift ideas sure to make your mom smile on her day regardless of her artistic leanings! Surprising containers such as Tami Coatsworth’s cast glass Cupcakes and Andrew Van Assche’s Small and Large Boxes will help your mom store jewelry and other small accessories in endearing and stylish fashion. Mixed Media artist Barbara Gilhooly offers her acrylic paintings, entitled Pattern Language Tiles, with no painting having a dimension of more than ten inches in any direction. Most paintings are under three inches square. Pick a number of tiles and arrange them in a creative manner for Your Abstract mom! Landscape artist Eyvind Earle’s beautifully produced Complete Graphics books numbers one and two will remind your California Dreamin’ mom of the wondrous shadowed mountains, oak trees, and inky black cows that dot the landscape of our further west neighbors. Palette has many other offerings for mom in the areas of art jewelry, watches, paintings, and art glass sculpture that are sure to please including a gift certificate for your Unpredictable mom. Bring your list and allow the gallery staff to help you find a unique trinket for mom!

The Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.com
Artist Reception 5-8pm
The Gallery ABQ presents Jewelry and Art in Living Color featuring Fran Ryan; watercolors and acrylics, and Rita Pongetti; fused glass jewelry. Artist Insight Talk with Fran Ryan. Ryan says, “My new paintings from Northern New Mexico are done in acrylic with attention to color harmony.” Pongetti says of her work, “The reward comes from opening the kiln and finding a piece of art that is exactly like your design. It is such a sense of joy and excitement”. May salon exhibit KGB, Three Photographers with Andrew Kozeliski. John Gilbert, and Jeff Tidwell.

weyrichWeyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
Artist Preview Reception 5-8:30pm
Marta Light’s acrylic painting, some with charcoals, on canvas, board, paper or textured woods, permanently varnished are in this unique show entitled Rhythm and Gestures. Music and nature inspired Light’s new work. She states, “exploring metaphorically, music, places visited, felt and remembered from dreams and moments of hearing music in the past, present, and with references to the future. My intent is to show something in a way that is felt as well as seen in a rhythm and gesture-both hidden and revealed”. Wes Pulkka, art critic, states, “Light has an abstract expressionist approach to her paintings that incorporates natural and architectonic structure with Oriental-style calligraphy. Light’s work parallels early paintings by Kandinsky from his “Improvisation” series that were inspired by music. Light seems to enjoy painting and has the ability to express emotional and romantic response to the sometimes story of landscape. Each image is designed to emerge from the white light like a thought that is never full formed or realized.”

se ocSE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816.0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com
ARTScrawl 5-9pm
Featured Artist Ali Gallo is a talented artist who works in a variety of media and the gallery is pleased to be able to showcase her metalworking. Gallo is inspired by found pieces of metal and reworks them into beautiful sculptures. Come see for yourself. Gallo will give an Art Talk at 6:30pm.

NOB HILL AREA

Thursday Art Group Studio
4401 Central Ave. NE Ste. B
Open House 5-8:30pm
The Thursday Art Group Studio Gallery (TAG Gallery) presents the Essence of Light: new works by member artists. Several of the artists will be on hand to talk about their work. Light refreshments will be served.

sixty sixSixty Six Contemporary Art Gallery
4009 Central Ave. NE – 545.2030 – sixtysixgallery.com
Gallery Reception 6-8pm
Sixty Six Gallery presents In the Abstract, an exhibition of abstract paintings by artists Michele de la Menardiere and Randy Titchen. Northern California artists Michele de la Menardiere and Randy Tictchenal connect to the physical and spiritual world through their paintings and the process of painting. Michele de la Menardiere employs an abstract language of iridescent color, texture and amorphic shape to explore the visceral landscape. The process of painting is as important as the end result. She paints to be present and to connect to something deeply essential and sublime. Having grown up in Alaska, Randy Titchenal cites his deep connection to nature and wilderness as a primary influence in his painting, which depict worlds of implied topography and symbolic signage. His colors and motifs are grounded in, and contain elements of, the land, water and sky. Both are emigrants to the Bay Area of Northern California, Michele from Washington DC metro area and Randy from the Alaskan wilderness. Both artists maintain painting studios in San Francisco, CA.

matrix1Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268.8952 – matrixfineart.com
Reception 5-8pm
Three local photographers come together in Motion/ Emotion – New photography by Pat Berrett, Tim Anderson and Carol Mell, an exhibition of landscapes, architecture and figure. Tim Anderson enchants with beautifully rendered images of French architecture in the vein of film noir. Pat Berrett captures a perfect point of stillness when a dancer’s movement is fully extended, however he surprises his audience by placing the dancers in the New Mexico landscape. Carol Mell’s painterly photographs manipulate light, using the passage of time to produce colorful, ethereal landscapes.

new grounds 2New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268.8952 – newgroundsgallery.com
Reception 5-8pm
New Grounds presents The Cutting Edge – Relief Prints by Wayne Chinander, Manuel Lau, and Tanya Landin. This show of relief prints features three distinctly different approaches to this centuries old medium. Wayne Chinander is presenting graphic, multi-plate landscapes which are juxtaposed against the quirky, figurative stone prints of Canadian artist, Manuel Lau, and the intensely layered, effeminate hybrid prints by Tanya Landin.

DOWNTOWN AREA

harwood1Harwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW – 242.6367 – harwoodartcenter.org
Opening Reception 6-8pm
In the main gallery, dorsal/ventral: Marne Elmore & Lindsey Schmitt. How does physical distance affect our relationship with bodies of water and the ecosystem? By engaging the viewer’s visual and physical perspective, Marne and Lindsey give attention to scale and distance in nature through their prints and drawings. In the front gallery, Balance: Lance Ryan McGoldrick. Balance is an experiment in individualism through repetition, showcasing the connectivity present in existence. The artist seeks to create large-scale installations, combining geometry, light and found materials with an aim to create immersive environments producing a sense of wonder.

Concetta D Gallery
20 First Plaza NW – 243.5066 – concettadgallery.com
Open House 5-8pm
Come celebrate this group show for gallery artists Jeff Otis, Paul Cheng, Don Ward, Carla Daguanno, Robert Kuester, Kit Mahoney, Dan Griggs, Anderson Giles, and others.

sumner and deneSumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com
Reception for Frank McCulloch and Silent Auction Benefitting OFFCenter 5-8pm
Sumner & Dene is honored to present New Mexico Landscapes by Frank McCulloch, the granddaddy of Albuquerque artists. His list of exhibitions and awards covers the entire wall. The 84 year old’s retrospective exhibit in 2008 at the Albuquerque Museum was such a testament to his vast career and enormous talent. A recipient of the New Mexico Governor’s Award in the Arts, University of New Mexico Distinguished Alumnus of the Year, Albuquerque Arts Alliance Bravos Award, and AABA Local Treasure, this is just a partial list of his recognition as a painter and an artist here in the land of enchantment. Born in Gallup in 1930, with a BFA from UNM and Masters from NM Highlands and Istituto Allende, Mexico, McCulloch taught art to many noted Albuquerque artists including Angus Macpherson and Phil Hulebak. His legacy has been covered in Southwest Art Magazine, New Mexico Magazine, Art News, and American Artist to name a few. Watch the artist in “Landscape Artists of New Mexico” narrated by Ali McGraw airing on PBS or on the public access segment on Colores. Please come celebrate at McCulloch’s reception. Upstairs is the showroom for the Little Houses OFFCenter benefit silent auction featuring 110 plus little houses created by the local artistic community!

OT Circus
709 Central NW – 249.2231 – otcircus.com
Reception 5-8pm
OT Circus presents Fun with Paintings a show of oil and egg tempera paintings by artist Eliza M. Schmid.

OLD TOWN AREA

Purple Sage Gallery
201 San Felipe NW – 450.4059 – purplesagegaleria.com
Reception 5-8pm
Damien M. Gonzales will be present for the Opening Reception of his show which will run through May 31st. A selection of new oil paintings will be on display.

Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com
Reception and Opening 5-8pm
Yucca Art Gallery will celebrate the Featured Artist opening with a drawing to select two attendees to receive free dichroic glass necklaces. The Featured Artists for the month are Michelle La Meres, a fused glass artist, Sandra Quinlan, a water media painter, and Barb Fajardo, a jeweler. Ms. La Meres is a widely known master of dichroic glass design, Ms. Quinlan is justifiably admired for her mixed media paintings that capture the light and color of the Southwestern landscape, and Ms. Fajardo enjoys an international reputation for her work in polymer clay. All three artists will be on hand at the opening to describe their work and Ms. La Meres will demonstrate her particular talents in working with dichroic glass. Thereafter she will give away the two free necklaces. Yucca Art Gallery is a cooperative that also displays the work of over 40 other artists in different media and styles.

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.

Amapola Gallery
205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.com
Open House 4-6pm
The Gallery occupies the second floor of historic Romero House on the plaza in Old Town and carries the work of 40 local artists from greater Albuquerque.

Studio 13
323 Romero St. Suite 13 – 247.2988 – sites.google.com/site/studio13site/
Open House 4-6:30pm
Daniel Ramirez will introduce a new section of the world’s longest Native American painting. Ramirez’ watercolors, acrylics, and drawings have won many awards including the prestigious Santa Fe Indian Market and Heard Museum.

essence1Essence Gallery & Boutique
323 Romero St. NW, Suite 1 – 843.7367 – essencegalleryboutique.com
Opening Reception 5-9pm
Combining design, color, organic cotton, and inspiration from her ‘far away’ travels,
Elisabeth Horst creates beautiful scarves and tunic tops that are stylish, comfortable and
fun to wear! The artist is the Creator of Saddhu Textiles. The show runs through May 30th.

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