Sweet Dreams With The Desert Queens (30"x40")The Old Schoolhouse Gallery
12504 North Highway 14, San Antonito – 281.1250 – theoldschoolhousegallery.com
First Saturday Event 10am-5pm, Artist Reception 4-8pm
Gallerie Imaginarium and The Old Schoolhouse Gallery take great pleasure in announcing the opening of a show and a reception for George Howard Hayes III who has just been selected a “Local Treasure” by the Albuquerque ART Business Association (AABA). Join us at the Old Schoolhouse Gallery for a celebration of artwork described by the AABA as “realistic yet fanciful and mystical … [where] vivid colors and subtle nuance merge with striking attention to detail”. Show runs through August 31.

Tinkertown Museum
121 Sandia Crest Rd., Sandia Park – 281.5233 -tinkertown.com
Come see the museum that took Ross Ward over 40 years to carve, collect, and lovingly construct.

OLD TOWN AREA

Art by Elguera
2 Church Street NW – 243.0099 – artbyelguera.com
Grand Opening 5-9pm
Ron Elguera is holding a grand opening for the August First Friday ARTScrawl at his new gallery in Old Town. Elguera’s wide variety of styles, for which he is becoming rapidly known, reflects his absorption of the old masters from Giotto to Rothko. Every ten dollar purchase will buy a chance at winning a $300 gift certificate, and 10% of all sales will go to Family Promise, an organization dedicated to helping homeless families with children get back on their feet.

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

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

Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Yucca Art Gallery, now celebrating its 50th year in Old Town, spotlights the artistry of Sally Bryant; watercolorist, Barbara Barnett; ceramics artist, and Lind Reyes-Alicea; jeweler. Yucca Art Gallery is a cooperative featuring the work of 40 local artists in media ranging from encaustic to water media to glasswork and woodwork.

DOWNTOWN AREA

VSA – N4th Gallery
4904 Fourth Street NW – 345.2140 – vsartsnm.org
Opening Reception 5-7pm
Detour: Rust, Glass & Chrome, the second annual N4th Car Show and Art Exhibit, highlights three local artists exploring the timeless subject of the automobile. Paul Littman presents eloquently photographed and digitally enhanced images that recall visions of the open road and nostalgia about car culture. Richard Mordecki’s representational paintings of classic cars have a strong tendency toward fantasy, placing classic cars in dreamlike landscapes. Gail Sutton produces photographs printed on a variety of metallic media creating the illusion of depth in vivid colors on untouched junkyard treasures. The show runs through September 8.

harwood1Harwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW – 242.6367 – harwoodartcenter.org
Opening Reception 6-8pm
MAIN GALLERY: Contemporary Contrasts: Fire & Water new works by Elaine Roy & Christopher Thomson. Thomson, artist blacksmith, forges yellow hot steel into improvised sculpture for homes, gardens and public spaces. Varied metals, bright colors, kinetics and wonder of process inform his impromptu elegant forms. Roy photographs the ocean off the coast of Maine, embeds the images in wax and completes her process with oil paints. The mysterious enigmatic wall pieces inspire subliminal water memories. FRONT GALLERY: Continuum new paintings by Joyce Shupe. Shupe creates a low relief language of parallel lines, to represent the cycle of life, one generation following another. The lines are obsessive in their insistence, soothing in their constancy, and mantra-like, a metaphor for continuum. The spatial arenas that separate the lines speak to chaos. Shupe’s manipulation of the paint ultimately provides a narrative to support her long held personal belief that painting is really about paint, the medium itself.

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

Surface Tension - Paris516 ARTS
516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 – 516arts.org
First Friday Event 5-8pm
Digital Latin America explores the North/South axis of cultural development and exchange between South America, Central America and the Southwest United States and features work by Jessica Angel (Colombia), Hernando Barragán (Colombia), Giselle Beiguelman (Brazil), Rejane Cantoni & Leonardo Crescenti (Brazil), Paula Gaetano-Adi (Argentina), Matt Garcia (Kansas), Amor Muñoz (Mexico), Jessica Pizaña Roberts (Texas), Paola Torres Nuñez del Prado (Peru), Claudia X. Valdes (New Mexico/Chile), Gabriel Vanegas (Colombia), Javier Viellgas (Colombia) and William Wilson (New Mexico).

sumner and deneSumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com
Painting Roundup & Barbeque 5-9pm
Sumner & Dene is proud to present Angus Macpherson: Painting Roundup & Barbeque, an exhibit with an “all the barbecue trimmings” reception for the artist. Angus Macpherson: Painting Roundup is the artist’s annual summer exhibit. A major fixture in the Albuquerque art scene for the past 30 years, Macpherson, who is famous for his billowing cloudscapes, will present his full stable of art including treescapes, cityscapes, and figurative work. His paintings of dramatic skies, often in radiant translucent layers of twilight and dawn hues, are fluid compositions of the grand and intimate simultaneously. A third generation Albuquerquean, he paints that powerful yet dreamy scenery that we all identify as the ultimate New Mexico skyscape. His paintings range from twelve inches to twelve feet wide.

Concetta D Gallery
20 First Plaza NW – 243.5066 – concettadgallery.com
All Gallery Show 5-8pm
This show highlights the historical works of Wayne Cooper (permanent collection Gilcrease Museum, Will Rogers Museum, State Capitol), and features gallery artists Paul Cheng, Robert Kuester, Carla D’Aguanno, Dan Griggs, David Harlan, Rich Nichols, Jeff Otis, Marilyn Yanke, Piao Xue Cheng, Luke Stavrowsky, Michael Natalie, Nancy Chaboun and others.

NOB HILL AREA

matrixMatrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268.8952 – matrixfineart.com
Reception 5-8pm
Born and bred in New Mexico, Jacob Matteson understands the New Mexico landscape intuitively. In Landscape Tapestries – Paintings by Jacob Matteson his vibrant, semi-abstract oil paintings are not depictions of actual places but rather snapshots of New Mexico’s ever changing scenery. They capture a moment in time such as the building summer heat around noon, the moment immediately after a rain shower, the first morning light, or the temperature drop just after sunset. The show runs through August 30.

new groundsNew Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268.8952 – newgroundsgallery.com
Reception 5-8pm
New Grounds presents Bamboo Gardens- Mixed Media Prints by Katharine Noe. A three time cancer survivor, Noe’s work is peaceful and speaks of meditation, love and healing. At the same time, her images are playful and expressive. Printing demo from 6:30 to 7pm during the reception. The show runs through August 30.

NORTHEAST HEIGHTS AREA

SE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816.0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com
Open House 5-8pm
Local artists showcase work that is made from or in some way based on the various optics and metalworking technologies of the gallery’s parent business, Sandia Electro-Optics Corporation. You will find various styles of glass and metalworking, photography, fiber optics and solar. Come take a closer look for yourself and see what happens when the right brain and left brain work together.

The Artistic Image
1101 Cardenas Dr. NE, Suite 206 – 554.2706 – PhotoArtNM.com
Artist Reception 5-9pm
The Artistic image presents Car – Toons Original Photography by Allan Price. This show will feature prints of Antique Automobiles, Hot Rods, and Muscle Cars like you have never seen them before. Allan has found a way to make his images really stand out. Their colors are spectacular and you will see many of your old favorites. There will be over 30 prints and a Multi Media show of another 100 plus images. Stop in, meet Allan and you will agree that these cars never looked as good as they do in his prints. The gallery will also be celebrating the winners of the 2014 ABQ Arts Photo Contest.

GABQ_Daniels_GlassVessel_webThe Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.com
Artists’ Reception 5–8pm.
The Gallery ABQ presents Red Hot Summer, featuring three gallery artists: Nina Adkins, who uses the vibrant colors of watermedia to convey how she feels about New Mexico; Anita Daniels, who manipulates kiln-formed glass to create unique and complex designs; and Judi Foster, whose watercolors and oils project the spirit and energy of the American Southwest. Artist Insights, 6pm: Anita Daniels shares her inspiration and techniques. The August Salon Exhibit features oil paintings by Jeff Warren.

1)Sunshine Came Softly #3 weyrichWeyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
Artist Reception 5-8:30pm
Momentary Essence in a Changing World features Contemporary Concepts; New Paintings & Monotypes by Sandra Humphries and Contemporary Fine Jewelry by Celest Michelotti. Humphries is an abstract expressionist landscape painter and print maker who is somewhat of a stylist. Celest Michelotti creates clean, contemporary, and minimalist jewelry that is inspired by nature, particularly the heavens above. The show runs through August 29.

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Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com
Opening Night 5-8pm
Stay Tuned is Palette’s fourth annual summer vintage radio show and sale. We are challenged by our “no holds barred” approach in our attempt to tie together the art, design, and vintage radio/electronics worlds in a typically “modernist” manner with which to keep your attention. Show runs through September 4.

 

High Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 – highdesertartandframe.com
First Friday Event 5-8pm
High Desert Art & Frame features Largely Abstract: Works on Paper, a show featuring work from VSA’s North Fourth Art Center Day Arts and Exploratory Arts programs. Largely Abstract features vibrant and thought provoking multi-media works by thirteen artists, demonstrating a range of techniques, media, and color choices. VSA Arts of New Mexico offers education, performance and exhibition opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities in classes offered year-round in the visual, performing and literary arts. The N4th Theater & N4th Gallery in VSA’s North Fourth Art Center provide creative and cultural access and exploration for people of every ability through the arts.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JULY 4

OLD TOWN AREA

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

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

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

NORTHEAST HEIGHTS

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

JULY 5

DOWNTOWN AREA

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

 

 

NOB HILL AREA

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

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

NORTHEAST HEIGHTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

JULY 6

OLD TOWN AREA

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

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

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

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

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

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

NORTHEAST HEIGHTS AREA

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

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

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

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

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

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

NOB HILL AREA

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

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

DOWNTOWN AREA

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

OLD TOWN AREA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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