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.

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

Blackbird Gallery
323 Romero St. NW, Ste.16 – 243.9525 – BlackbirdGallery.Biz
Open House 2-5pm
This month, this unique and delightful gallery on the Old Town Plaza features the Southwest Native American paintings of Blackfeet artist Farrell Cockrum, new works by this renowned stylist and colorist have arrived! Also featured are cottonwood carvings from Navajo artist Matthew Yellowman; fine art prints; Baltic amber jewelry; alabaster sculptures from Michael Connor; landscape paintings from Robert Perea and Fred Cleveland; and the amazing high-fired pottery from Seattle artist Matthew Patton.

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

SATURDAY, APRIL 4

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

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

FRIDAY, APRIL 10

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

SUNDAY, APRIL 12

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

SATURDAY, APRIL 21

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

OLD TOWN AREA

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

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

Studio 13
323 Romero St. Suite 13 – 247.2988 – sites.google.com/site/studio13site/
Open House 4-7:30pm
The work of Daniel Ramirez will be on display. Ramirez’ watercolors, acrylics, and drawings have won many awards including the prestigious Santa Fe Indian Market and Heard Museum.

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

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

DOWNTOWN AREA

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

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

OT Circus

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

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

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

NOB HILL AREA

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

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

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

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

THE HEIGHTS AREA

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

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

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

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

THE HEIGHTS AREA

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

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

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

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

se ocSE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816.0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com
ARTScrawl Event 5-8pm
The SE-OC Right Brain Gallery is pleased to present the works of Evelyn Rosenberg, the award winning developer of the art of Detonography. In Detonagraphy, explosives are used to build up rich textured surfaces in her works, which include over 45 public art pieces across the country, several of which are found in the Albuquerque area. Recently, Rosenberg has been working on smaller pieces more suitable for individual art lovers. The Gallery is fortunate to showcase several of these pieces. The artist will be giving an Art Talk at 6pm and will sign copies of her book, which will also be available for purchase.

 

NOB HILL AREA

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

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

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

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

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

DOWNTOWN AREA

516 ARTS

 

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

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

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

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

OLD TOWN AREA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Gallery ABQ

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

SE OC Right Brain Gallery

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

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

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

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