yuccaYucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.commap
Exhibition Reception and Sweetheart Stroll, noon-3pm
In February Yucca Art Gallery will spotlight the work of Featured Artists Carol Erickson, Rod Groves and Emily Holcomb. Ms. Erickson is a book arts craftsperson, Mr. Groves is an acrylic, collage and mixed media painter, and Ms. Holcomb is a jeweler who uses a variety of materials in colorful jewelry.  A special exhibition of their work will be on display throughout the month and a Valentine’s Day reception will be held on February 14 from noon to 3pm coinciding with Old Town’s annual Sweetheart Stroll. All of the artists will be present to discuss their mediums and technique and Mr. Groves will offer a demonstration in painting with acrylic. Light refreshments will be served and many of the gallery’s other artists will be present as well. Yucca Art Gallery is Albuquerque’s oldest co-op gallery, and displays the work of over 40 local artists and artisans.  

amapola1Amapola Gallery
205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.commap
Old Town Sweetheart Stroll 10am-5pm
Please visit Amapola Gallery and enjoy this co-op of local New Mexico artisans. The gallery has a wide selection of unique gifts for your special sweetheart. Light refreshments will be served.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery
303 Romero St. NW, Suite N208 – 244-9195 – abqphotographersgallery.commap
Old Town Sweetheart Stroll 2-5pm
Give your Valentine something truly unique and unexpected this year. The gallery has gifts for just about any interest; from hiking and stargazing to wildlife and travel. The gorgeous photos don’t have calories, and they last longer than flowers. Best yet, you’ll be supporting local artists. To sweeten the Sweetheart Stroll the gallery is offering 10% off  members work, a drawing for a free 8 x 12” print of your choice, free Valentine’s wrapping, and light refreshments.

essenceEssence Gallery & Boutique
323 Romero St. NW, Suite 1 – 843.7367 – essencegalleryboutique.commap
Old Town Sweetheart Stroll 1-5pm
Featured artist Christine Herman is greatly inspired by New Mexico landscape and nature as she creates her original monotype prints. Refreshments and specials throughout the gallery. The show runs through February 27.

Park Fine Art
323 Romero St. NW – 764.1900 – parkfineart.commap
Sweetheart Stroll 1-8pm
Local and International Fellow artists’ Group show.

Gallery at 400
328 San Felipe St. NW, #2 – 243-1005 – galleryat400.commap
Old Town Sweetheart Stroll 2-6pm
From the Heart is a Gallery Artist Group Show. The featured artists are award-winning photographer, Andrew Kozeliski and woven silver jewelry artist, Jack Boglioli. Valentine-themed art will be featured. Photographer Andrew Kozeliski with give an artist insight talk at 3pm, discussing his aesthetic and technique. Refreshments will be served.

weemsWeems Gallery
303 Romero St NW – 764.0302 – www.weemsgallery.com
Bring your sweetheart to Weems Gallery Old Town to view great art and listen to a live jazz performance. From 2 to 4pm Jackie Mudd will sing accompanied by Vaughn Aubrey. Come for warm drinks and hot jazz in this beautiful gallery.

 

 

 

San Pascual’s
2113 Church St NW – 243.6049 – www.sanpasqualshomedecor.com

Backstreet Grill
1919 Old Town Rd NW – 842.5434

Romero Street Gallery
121 Romero St NW – 243.1828 – www.romerostreetgallery.com

Church Street Cafe
2111 Church St MW – 248.8522 – www.churchstreetcafe.com

Genuine Southwest Art & Gifts
1919 Old Town Rd. NW, Suite 2 – 243.1410 – genuinesouthwest.com

Mati by Kabana
201 Romero St NW – 244.1595 – www.matijewelers.com

Yay Yogurt
205 Romero St NW – 400.8816 – www.yayyogurt.com

Guerrilla Graphix
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 200.0474 – www.guerrillagraphix.com

Penfield Gallery
422 B San Felipe St NW – 242.9696 – www.penfieldgallery.com

Wild Moon Boutique
206 1/2 San Felipe St NW – 247.2475 – www.wildmoonboutique.com

Steve’s Ice Cream & Java
323 Romero St NW – 242.8445

Old Town Celtic Shop
323 Romero St NW Ste 12 – 328.7408 – www.oldtowncelticshop.com

Mama’s Minerals
800 20th St NW – 266.8443 – www.mamasminerals.com

THE HEIGHTS AREA

palettePalette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.commap
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
Not Your Grandma’s Quilt features Textile Paintings by Katie Pasquini Masopust. Join Palette in witnessing the unconventional quilting style of Katie PM. Based in Santa Fe, she creates painterly quilts by adding acrylic on canvas pieces directly into her fabric compositions. From a distance, these pieces look like abstract paintings but up close the viewer can see intricate stitching detail covering every inch of her massive quilts. The artist will be present at the reception.

The Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.commap
First Friday Artscrawl reception 5-8pm, Artist Insight talk at 6pm
Featured artists, Maggie Doyle, weavings, and Andrew Kozeliski, photography, will be exhibiting their work in Twisted and Warped images and threads inspired by New Mexico.
In the salon are Rebecca Nolda and Patricia Scanlon presenting Black and White … and Red! mixed media with a limited palette. The show runs Through February 26.

weyrichWeyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.commap
First Friday Citywide Event
Artist Reception & Talk 5-8:30pm
Weyrich Gallery features Fusion of Form & Color with artists Angie Coleman, color woodblock prints and paintings, and Jarrett West, functional & sculptural ceramics. Coleman is known primarily for her color woodblock prints but also works as an oil painter and with pastel. The major inspiration for her imagery comes from hiking and camping in the Mountains of New Mexico and Colorado. Coleman does about thirty different prints a year, some of which originate with sketches drawn directly on the boards that serve as plates in the printing process, while others are based on oil paintings Coleman does on location. In both cases, she revises as she carves, which keeps the work spontaneous. Jarrett West does functional and sculptural ceramics. He is constantly refining his knowledge of different clays and glazes. His larger works seem to emerge from the earth rather than resting atop the ground or the floor. In full command of his medium, West devotes his time to the creation of monumental sculpture and functional ceramics.  All of his functional work is all created with a stoneware clay body and are one-of-a-kind and food and microwave safe. The show closes February 27.

SE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816.0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.commap
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
Please join in welcoming a new artist to the gallery; Mark Beck. Beck is an Albuquerque – based painter whose work is held in numerous public and private collections and has been shown in galleries on both coasts. He has also had pieces featured in magazines, ad campaigns, television shows and movies. The gallery is pleased to be showing several of Beck’s recent works that feature specialty papers and are mounted on acrylic. These pieces do not require a frame, although they can be framed, and are much more durable for in home display. Come to the space where technology and art hang together.

NOB HILL AREA

TAG Studio Gallery
4401 Central Ave. NE Ste. A – map
Valentine Open House 5-8pm
The TAG Gallery will feature the Valentine themed recycle artwork of John Bumkens, Betty Temple and Lisa Zawadzki. Lisa Zawadzki will introduce her “50 Shades of Cardboard” project with the “Naughty Valentine” series. Meet with gallery artists. Light refreshments will be served and there is ample parking.

sixty six gallerySixty Six Contemporary Art Gallery
4009 Central Ave. NE – 545.2030 – sixtysixgallery.commap
Artist Reception 5-8pm
Sixty Six Gallery presents Catalytical, new mixed media paintings by Diana Elrod. “Catalytical” refers to the marriage of passion and innovation. What started as a lark while taking a personality test as a departure point for a new collaged work, the catalyst theme quickly evolved into a large scale body of mixed-media paintings. Seen for the first time in this exhibition, it confirms, as the test suggests, that Elrod does indeed make a vibrant first impression and takes an enthusiastic approach to generating ideas. Learn more about her process for developing themes in her work and how she employs extensive layering of pattern, depth and shadow to create the finished works during this reception with the artist.

matrixMatrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268.8952 – matrixfineart.commap
First Friday Artscrawl Reception 5-8pm
The Physicality of Paint – Paintings by Jessica Kennedy and Alexander Eulert features process painters who investigate the abstract and organic, architectural and natural with layers that evoke a sense of the micro and macro. Jessica Kennedy’s large-scale, heavily patterned and layered paintings combine oil and acrylic in fascinating ways. Kennedy’s love of action, and the physicality of paint are the driving forces behind her work and the natural world is her primary source of inspiration. Alex Eulert‘s paintings are abstract worlds—delicate and dynamic string lines of paint buzz and trickle around often-bold bands of color, evoking emotional states and natural phenomena. The cubical forms are suggestive of monoliths, pueblos, golden‐green fields, unearthed inlaid armor from a Homeric poem—or, at times, technology.

New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268.8952 – newgroundsgallery.commap
First Friday Artscrawl Reception 5-8pm
Internationally known printmaker Jacob Matteson enchants the eye with his freshest landscape monotypes in Distant Views: Monotypes by Jacob Matteson. Matteson’s colorful abstract landscapes invite the viewer to observe the interaction of light, color, shape, pattern, and motion. His unique form of environmental abstraction creates drama, blending multiple places into a dreamlike memory that suggests a moment in time, while resembling familiar terrain. Each surreal horizon is a metaphor of space, location, emotion and even ancient mysticism.

blue lilyBlue Lily Atelier
3209 Silver Ave. SE – 263.6675 – bluelilyatelier.commap
Artist Reception and Demo 5-7 pm
To celebrate the Chinese ‘Year of the Monkey’, Blue Lily Atelier hosts East Meets West: The Traveling Chinese Brush featuring the works of Nora Sanders. Sanders lived in China for nine years where she studied traditional Chinese Brush Painting. Over time, she has transitioned to painting in a fusion of Eastern and Western styles, using watercolors, acrylics and inks. At 5pm, the artist will demonstrate painting of some traditional Chinese flowers such as bamboo, orchid and chrysanthemum as well as an eclectic mix of East meets West, using ink and watercolor. In addition, at 6pm, Ming Franz will demonstrate painting of peony, wisteria, lotus blossom and monkey, the Chinese zodiac animal for 2016. Franz is a prominent artist and educator who has studied has studied in both her native Taiwan and the U.S with masters of traditional Chinese painting. She specializes in splash color painting, which combines watercolor techniques with Chinese ink and brush. Chinese tea and light snacks will be served during the reception. The show is on display through February 27.

DOWNTOWN AREA

Art Gallery Studio 606
606 Broadway SE – 453.0423 – map
Opening Reception 5-8 pm
Award-winning artists Teruyo Allen and Betty Lehnus are the featured artists at Art Gallery Studio 606 through the end of the month. Stop by to see beautiful figurative paintings and a selection of studies made in the time-honored tradition of drawing from the live model. Refreshments will be served at the reception.

cfaCFA Downtown Studio
113 Fourth St. NW – 221-8037 – map
Opening Reception 5-7pm
The Gila River and Four Corners: Stories Out/In Place exhibition presents a diverse body of creative works that engage art as a critical voice aimed at generating dialogue and awareness around social and environmental justice issues on the Gila River and in the Four Corners region. Created by a group of artists who participated in the UNM Land Arts of the American West Program, these artists spent weeks in the field investigating Four Corners Resource Extraction as a toxic legacy for Navajo communities, as well as the Gila River and its potential boondoggle diversion. This exhibition shares their inquiries and questions through art. Artists: Paula D. Barteau, CB Bryan, Harriet Fawcett, Clark Frauenglass, Jeanette Hart-Mann, Joanna Keane Lopez, Sarah Molina, Kacie Erin Smith, and Special Guests to be announced!

sumner1Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.commap
Artists Reception 5-8pm
Sumner & Dene is honored to present The 2016 Valentine Show featuring the abstract paintings of David Zaintz and black and white etched pottery of Mark Baldwin. New to the gallery, Albuquerque colorist David Zaintz creates rich, powerful abstract paintings full of color, texture and movement. Mark Baldwin throws a black pot and puts a white slip of clay over the entire pot then carves designs into the white pot leaving the underneath black clay exposed creating the etched black and white patterns. Many of the Sumner & Dene artists create Valentine themed work influenced by romance, hearts, flowers and love.

OT Circus
709 Central NW – 249.2231 – otcircus.commap
Rye Sluiter is a Landscape and Nature photographer from the White Mountains of Eastern Arizona. Capturing the solitude, and scenery that hiking, skiing and mountain biking the Southwest has always been something he has done. Prompted by friends and family, Rye was inspired to trade his iPhone for a Canon and begin sharing and marketing his images. Rye is a Flight Paramedic and Career Firefighter, utilizing his time off from his duties to venture into the backcountry with a pack and tripod looking for the next vista. He lives in Springerville Arizona with his wife Michelle and daughter Alaina.

OFFCenter Community Arts Project
808 Park Ave, SW – 247.1172 – offcenterarts.orgmap
Artist Reception 5-8pm
Have you ever wanted to re-do BARBIE? Was she too blonde, too skinny, or just too plain? Come see how artists have re-created their versions of BARBIE. Doll Make Over shows work from a studio workshop conducted by Ginger Quinn and Winona Fetherolf, both members of the Rainbow Artists and Apronistas Collective. This show exhibits re-purposed dolls transformed thru mixed media.

harwood2Harwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW – 242.6367 – harwoodartcenter.orgmap
Opening Reception 6-8pm
Recycled Heart: The Artists of ArtStreet will be featured in the front and main galleries. Bringing the injustice of poverty and homelessness together, Recycled Heart is an exhibit, like all ArtStreet shows, that captures the diverse, distinct, and highly individual response of the artists to community-chosen themes. ArtStreet artists channel the potential within themselves and within discarded objects to create something new. They quickly learn to see media in a fresh way, enabling them to transform raw materials into works of art. Their portfolios highlight themes of re-purposing and offering alternative perspective, much like those who are impoverished or living on the street must do with many materials and situations. Exhibition runs through February 25.

VSA – N4th Gallery
4904 Fourth Street NW – 345.2140vsartsnm.orgmap
Opening Reception 5-6:30pm
Artwork created by teachers working at the North Fourth Art Center provides a glimpse into some of the artistry and working methods of instructors who form the backbone of an organization serving Albuquerque for over thirty years. ARTeachersART is on view through March 20, 2016.

OLD TOWN AREA

Gallery at 400
328 San Felipe St. NW, #2 – 243-1005 – galleryat400.commap
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
From the Heart is a Gallery Artist Group Show. The featured artists are award-winning photographer, Andrew Kozeliski and woven silver jewelry artist, Jack Boglioli. Valentine-themed art will be featured.

essenceEssence Gallery & Boutique
323 Romero St. NW, Suite 1 – 843.7367 – essencegalleryboutique.commap
Opening Reception 5-9pm
Featured artist Christine Herman is greatly inspired by New Mexico landscape and nature as she creates her original monotype prints. Refreshments and specials throughout the gallery. Show runs through February 27.

Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery
303 Romero St. NW, Suite N208 – 244-9195 – abqphotographersgallery.commap
Reception 5-8pm
Award-winning husband and wife duo Todd and Rozanne Hakala are pleased to be the featured artists this month. Come in and view their exciting photography and talk to them about their travels throughout the Southwest and about their work and photography experiences while in Washington D.C. See what is exciting and new at Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery; with new artists and new works there’s much to see and enjoy. Light refreshments and drinks will be served.

amapola2Amapola Gallery
205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.commap
First Friday Reception 4-6pm
For the month of February, Amapola Gallery will be featuring exceptional jeweler artisans; exquisite designs from Mary Ellen Merrigan, Brenda Bowman and Joyance LLC along with the silversmith talents of Michelle McMillan and Jack Boglioli. All artists have created original and one of a kind pieces. Please visit the gallery and perhaps pick out that special gift for your sweetheart. Light refreshments will be served.

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Genuine Southwest Art & Gifts
1919 Old Town Rd. NW, Suite 2 – 243.1410 – genuinesouthwest.com
Artist Reception 5-8pm
Genuine Southwest presents Series Selections: The Fine Art Tapestries of Donna Loraine Contractor. Contractor’s awards include being named AABA Local Treasure in 2008 and two NM State Public Art Competition wins. Her tapestries combine regional influences, mathematical constructs and a touch of fantasy to creative provocative, dimensional works that provide a view into other worlds.

Take the opportunity of only one gallery participating in the ARTful Saturday to go welcome the newest member of the ARTScrawl family! Blue Lily Atelier features local established and emerging artists working in a variety of media, enjoy this month’s offering!

blue lilyBlue Lily Atelier
3209 Silver Ave. SE – 263.6675 – bluelilyatelier.com – map
Artist Reception, Demo & Talk 1-4pm
Blue Lily Atelier hosts The Art of Origami – From Cranes to Quilts featuring the works of paper artist Vicki Bolen. The artist will demonstrate how to make a one-page book using Japanese papers. Come play with paper and take home your handmade creation! At 2pm Bolen will give a short talk on papermaking in Japan, how she incorporates origami into her printmaking, her unique style of paper quilting, and collaborating with her poet husband, Richard Wolfson. Japanese tea and light refreshments will be served. The show is on display through January 30.

JANUARY 8

harwood2Harwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW – 242.6367 – harwoodartcenter.org – map
Opening Reception 6-8pm
In the main gallery, Harwood presents Pluperfect: Janet Shagam, Evey Jones & Harriette Tsosie. Pluperfect is a term grammarians use to define the tense that indicates past and completed actions. Pluperfect explores this challenging tense, revealing how past and completed actions become imbedded in the today, which, every 24 hours, becomes tomorrow. The artists explore this concept within the context of memory, time and language. Their exploration seeks to transform the pluperfect from the linearity of grammar to the more organic visual language of printmaking, drawing, painting and encaustics. The front gallery features The Race: Patrick Nagatani. Patrick Ryoichi Nagatani is first a visual artist who has most recently challenged himself with creative writing. Much of his art has evolved around storytelling and narrative fiction as ‘photographic fact’. His collaborative novel about fifteen women pilots, The Race, is a natural extension of creative thinking for Nagatani, whose previous photographic work has straddled the worlds of fact and fantasy. Exhibitions Run January 8 – 28.

The Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.commap
New Year’s Reception 5-8pm
The Gallery ABQ is happy to invite you to January’s show featuring a Retrospective of one of the Gallery’s favorites, Robert Wirz, in the Salon. Wirz will give a short presentation at 6pm. Come for the art and refreshments. The show runs Jan 2-27th

OFFCenter Community Arts Project
808 Park Ave, SW – 247.1172 – offcenterarts.orgmap
Show 5-8pm
The final Come Together show is a culmination of nine months of workshops from the Come Together program.

Weyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com – map
ARTScrawl Event 5-8:30pm
Weyrich presents The Element of Surprise/We Are All Connected featuring Michael Billie; Contemporary Encaustic Mixed Media Painter and Carl Gray Witkop; Burnished Earthenware Vessels. Michael Billie states, “Ever since I discovered encaustic it has become a big part of what I work with in my art making. I love how it embraces other natural materials…I try to give my work a global feeling-since we’re all connected-one way or another.” Witkop states, “I hand build vessels by the coil method. All of my pieces are hand burnished with a pebble to create a smooth shiny surface. I use no glaze.” Show Closes January 29.

JANUARY 9

Sixty Six Contemporary Art Gallery
4009 Central Ave. NE – 545.2030 – sixtysixgallery.com – map
Closing Reception 12-5pm
Sixty Six Gallery continues the Perfect Piece holiday group exhibition into January, featuring paintings and drawings, printmaking and more, with all works featured priced between $25 and $450. The gallery will be not be having a reception on the first Friday in January so be sure to mark your calendars to come for this closing reception with the artists.

Citywide ARTScrawl, Friday, January 1

DOWNTOWN AREA

sumner1Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.commap
Artists Reception 5-8pm
Sumner & Dene is honored to present New Year New Work featuring invited guest artist Emily Trovillion. Trovillion is a classic Pop Surrealist who creates works with elongated figures and dreamy, surreal settings. She says that much of her work is inspired by her dreams. The annual group show kicks off 2016 with gallery artists Angus Macpherson, Phil Hulebak, Frank McCulloch, Dee Sanchez, Bill Tondreau, Jeannie Sellmer, David Snow, Michael Norviel and Reg Loving. The show runs January 1-30, 2016.

NOB HILL AREA

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Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268.8952 – matrixfineart.com – map
Artscrawl Reception 5-8pm
See what’s fresh and exciting at Matrix in 2016 with NEW – Works by Matrix Artists. The gallery is showcasing the newest works by gallery artists including Sarah Hartshorne, Marilyn Dillard, Julia Lambright, Deborah Donelson, Alexander Eulert, Laura Wacha and Laura Robbins. Don’t hesitate to make becoming an art collector one of your New Year’s resolutions! The show runs January 1-30, 2016

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New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268.8952 – newgroundsgallery.com – map
Artscrawl Reception 5-8pm
Begin your New Year’s celebrations by joining New Grounds for the opening of NEW – New Works and New Year’s Celebration, an exhibition of fresh new work by popular gallery artists, as well as pieces from new members Elizabeth Dant and Kendall Murakami. The exhibition features a diverse selection of the newest hand-pulled prints by Shirley Levy, Elaine Soto, Mary Sundstrom, Jorge Tristani, Manuel Lau, Jessica Weybright and more! The Opening Reception on January 1 is also the final day of the holiday print sale. The show runs January 1-30, 2016.

Citywide ARTScrawl, Saturday, January 2

THE HEIGHTS

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com – map
Open House 2-6pm
Palette will be continuing its Czech Glass show in January, featuring glass works by Vaclav Kuzelka of the Czech Republic. An independent glass maker, Kuzelka uses an interesting, difficult staining and cutting technique to get appealing color combinations in his glass.

OLD TOWN AREA

Gallery at 400
328 San Felipe St. NW, #2 – 243-1005 – galleryat400.com – map
ARTScrawl 3-6pm
Gallery at 400 will be celebrating the New Year by featuring all of its collective artists in an extended featured artist wall space with a thematic show titled TAPESTRY. Join the gallery as it hails in 2016! The Gallery at 400 located is in a new and much more convenient location in Old Town, right off the plaza. Please stop in and enjoy this exciting new space featuring some of the finest local artists. Refreshments served.

Citywide ARTScrawl, Sunday, January 3

DOWNTOWN

Art Gallery Studio 606
606 Broadway SE – 453.0423 – map
Open House 5-8pm
January celebrates the approaching Year of the Monkey. Come and see the gallery artists prepare for the welcoming of the new year with traditional prints intended to bring luck, wealth, fertility and longevity. Artworks that depict joy and happiness will be available to celebrate the new year as well. Light food and drinks will be served.

DECEMBER 3

matrix1Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268.8952 – matrixfineart.com – map
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Matrix Fine Art hosts 1 x 15 – One Model, Fifteen Photographers, an intriguing bi-annual photography exhibition organized by Albuquerque photographers Tim Anderson and Patrick Berrett. 15 photographers are invited to collaborate with the same model to create 15 completely different sets of images. The model becomes the vehicle for the artist’s vision, but she is also the inspiration and the muse. The show runs through December 26.

ng1New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268.8952 – newgroundsgallery.com – map
Opening Reception 5-8pm
New Grounds Gallery is excited to present its 3rd International Juried Print Exhibition, featuring a compelling variety of contemporary printmakers. This year’s entries came from as far as Korea and Ukraine to Estonia, Argentina and the Netherlands. Showcasing a variety of techniques, the imagery ranges from symbol-infused abstraction to deep considerations of place and identity. The exhibition was juried by artist, writer and critic Wesley Pulkka (BFA, MFA and PhD in sculpture, art history, symbolism and sacred art), and Regina Held (BFA, MFA in Fine Art), New Grounds director. The jurists’ challenge was to select the strongest 25 pieces from 107 works submitted by 38 printmakers from around the world. Awards will also be announced during the opening reception.
About the Jurors:
Wesley Pulkka: Artist, writer and critic Wesley Pulkka earned his BFA, MFA and PhD degrees majoring in sculpture, art history and the history of symbolism and sacred art. He’s written columns, feature articles, artist profiles and critical reviews for the Albuquerque Journal, Architectural Digest, Art Santa Fe, Elevation Magazine, Ministry and Liturgy Magazine, The Santafean, Santa Fe Trend, the Collector’s Guide and other publications.
Regina Held:  Originally from Germany, she received a Bachelor in Fine Arts from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Masters in Fine Art from the University of New Mexico. In addition, she completed the summer program at the Tamarind Institute of Lithography. She is the founder and director of New Grounds Print Workshop and Gallery, New Mexico’s only membership-based, professional, non-toxic printmaking facility. Held is co-author of New Grounds – The Manual For Non-Toxic Etching. The show runs through December 26.

DECEMBER 5

Harwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW – 242.6367 – harwoodartcenter.org – map
Opening Reception 6-8pm
Harwood Art Center’s 9th Annual 12×12 Exhibition & Fundraiser features an exquisite evening of live music by Oscar Butler, hors d’oeuvres from your favorite local restaurants, and original works by over 200 amazing artists of all ages. Come enjoy a fundraising celebration featuring; 6”x6” works by the student artists of Escuela del Sol Montessori ($36 each), 12“x12” works by emerging and established local artists ($144 each), and PRELUDE larger works by notable New Mexico artists (highest bid). Auction ends during 12×12 event, December 5 at 7:45pm. The exhibition runs December 5 – December 11.

DECEMBER 11

CFA Downtown Studio
113 Fourth St. NW – 221-8037 – map
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Interference is an exhibition exploring interference; performances and installations with technology feedback. The sounds of the modern world are often overlooked and become transparent background noise. Hear the sounds of technology and their amplified interference in our techno-fueled society. December 10 – December 15.

OLD TOWN AREA

gallery400 2Gallery at 400
328 San Felipe St. NW, #2
– 243-1005 – galleryat400.com – map
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
Award-winning artists Jeff Warren; oil, Donna Dionne; mixed media, and Jack Boglioli; master silversmith/lapidarist will continue to present their work in an exhibit titled Imagination in Triplicate. The Gallery at 400 has moved to a new and much more convenient location in Old Town right off the plaza. Please stop in and enjoy this exciting new space featuring some of the finest local artists. Refreshments served.

Park Fine Art
323 Romero St. NW – 764.1900 – parkfineart.com – map
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
Park Fine Art presents A Little Art in Your Life, a miniature show. Artists include Ralph Greene, Gina Michael, and Roberta Marquez.

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Essence Gallery & Boutique
323 Romero St. NW, Suite 1 – 843.7367 – essencegalleryboutique.com – map
Opening Reception 5-9pm
A group show of Essence Jewelry artists are featured just in time for holiday shopping! A variety of unique styles that include mixed metal, found object jewelry, paper, glass, bead work, ribbon and more! Also, the gallery presents a special collaboration of guest artists from the “Let’s Paint New Mexico! Challenge“. Founder, Dee Sanchez has been posting a variety of photos of New Mexico scenes on her blog and Facebook for artists to paint their interpretation using whatever media they choose, from watercolor, oil, and acrylic, to pastel. Exhibit includes 27 artists; nearly 70 paintings will be for sale! Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments and music!  The show runs through January 25, 2016.

Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery
303 Romero St. NW, Suite N208 – 244-9195 – abqphotographersgallery.com – map
Old Town Holiday Stroll 5-9pm
See hundreds of luminarias and the lighting of the largest Christmas tree in Albuquerque at 6:15 in Plaza Don Luis. Most of the gallery’s photographers will be present to answer any questions you have about photography. Light refreshments will be served.

Amapola Gallery
205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.com – map
First Friday Reception 4-6 pm
All 40 Gallery artists will be featured in a theme of Holidays-Brights and Blues. The monthly Featured Artist reception will be on Sunday, Dec 6 from 1-3 pm.

Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com – map
Opening and Holiday Stroll Reception 5-8pm
Yucca Art Gallery will celebrate Artscrawl and Old Town Holiday Stroll together to kick off the Holiday Season. Featured Artists for the month will be Marta Burckley, a gourd art specialist, Dahl Delu, an oil and acrylic painter, and Leah Ready, a well known bead jeweler. All will be present to talk about their work and Ms. Burckley will offer a demonstration. Mr. Delu was recently named a 2015 Albuquerque Local Treasure. Many of the gallery’s other artists will also be on hand to celebrate the beginning of the Holiday Season with friends and customers. Music will be provided and light holiday refreshments will be served as well. The December Featured Artist Exhibition will continue for viewing throughout the month and the gallery will be filled with an abundance of seasonal gift items for every taste. Yucca is a cooperative gallery of over 40 local artists and artisans, now in its 51st year,.

Genuine Southwest Art & Gifts
1919 Old Town Rd. NW, Suite 2 – 243.1410 – genuinesouthwest.com
Luminarias & Holiday Shopping, 5-10pm
Genuine Southwest joins the rest of Old Town during the Holiday Stroll. Enjoy music, luminarias, a fire in the Plaza Hacienda Fireplace, biscochitos and the art displayed in Genuine Southwest. The gallery offers plenty of choices for your holiday shopping with 31 local artists and 22 art mediums. 

DOWNTOWN AREA

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OT Circus
709 Central NW – 249.2231 – otcircus.com – map
Open Gallery 5-7:30pm
For the month of December, OT Circus will be featuring the fine prints of Hilda Kirschner. The works on display are imaginative and have been well received by the community and beyond.

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516 ARTS
516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 – 516arts.org – map
Open House 5-8pm
In Scott Greene: Bewilderness and Beau Carey: Rise, 516 ARTS spotlights two of Albuquerque’s most prolific painters with concurrent solo exhibitions exploring contemporary changes in the landscape due to human activity while referencing the rich history of classical and 19th century American Landscape painting. The exhibitions run through January 9, 2016.

sumner1Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.commap
Artists Reception 5-8pm
Sumner & Dene is honored to present Bill Tondreau Panoramic Landscape Photographs. Three time Academy Award winner, Bill Tondreau started his career in the studio of Ansel Adams before becoming the in-house photographer for Eames Furniture. From there he spent 25 years in motion picture special effects winning Academy Awards in special effects for Star Wars, King Kong and Lord of the Rings. Tondreau’s extensive blockbuster film credits includes Back to the Future, Men in Black and Transformers. Today, the artist exclusively photographs the Albuquerque landscape through photo stitching; combining up to 100 different focuses and exposures composited to produce one fabulous image!  His panoramic photographs range from 2’ to 8’.

VSA – N4th Gallery
4904 Fourth Street NW – 345.2140vsartsnm.org – map
Opening Reception 5-6:30pm
Printervention is an exhibition of a series of original lithographs by VSA Artists created in a collaborative project between VSA North Fourth Art Center and the internationally renowned Tamarind Institute. The exhibit is on view through January 4, 2016.

CFA Downtown Studio
113 Fourth St. NW – 221-8037 – map
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
“The Politics of Performance” class will present an evening of performances in the CFA Downtown Studio. The works presented address explorations of the body in relation to found materials, historical subjects, pop culture, sound, social exchange, and more.

Art Gallery Studio 606
606 Broadway SE – 453.0423 – map
Open House 5-8pm
December features a rich collection of fine Oriental and Western original arts, prints, posters and gifts and highlights Percy Yu‘s Chinese paintings and his water medium works. The gallery artists wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

NOB HILL AREA

Inpost Artspace at Outpost
210 Yale Blvd. SE – 268.0044 – outpostspace.org – map
Opening Reception: Friday, December 4, 5 – 8pm
HILO with Season Evans, Katie Ford, Rachel Hayes, Joanna Keane Lopez and Sarah Vosmus, is an exhibition of contemporary textile artists from across the country. Textiles have the power to draw us in: reminding us of the familiar and functional, reflecting community and surroundings. The artists play with these connotations through diverse and innovative methods of making. From weaving from hand-spun wool to constructing translucent vinyl banners and elegant bed-sized compositions, the artists draw from traditions in ways that are decidedly their own. Exhibition Dates: November 23 – January 30.

blue lilyBlue Lily Atelier
3209 Silver Ave. SE – 263.6675 – bluelilyatelier.com – map
Artists’ Reception and Demonstration 5-8 pm
Blue Lily Atelier, a new gallery in Nob Hill, will feature works by oil painters MJ Manford and Ann Pisto. MJ Manford is an award-winning oil painter, whose works have been included in museum shows and exhibitions across the country. She will demonstrate still life painting during the reception. Ann Pisto is an Albuquerque native who has loved to draw since childhood and followed her dream to become an oil painter. Light refreshments will be served.

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Sixty Six Contemporary Art Gallery
4009 Central Ave. NE – 545.2030 – sixtysixgallery.com – map
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
This holiday season the Sixty Six Gallery makes giving the gift of art easy and affordable. Join the gallery in December for The Perfect Piece, a holiday group exhibition featuring paintings and drawings, printmaking and more, with all works featured priced between $25 and $450. This show will be constantly changing, as customers purchase their “Perfect Piece” right off the wall, with new artwork replacing the sold pieces. The gallery will be open late during several Nob Hill area events, including the Shop & Stroll on Thursday, December 3 and Park and Shop on Wednesday, December 16. The show will extend into the new year with a closing reception on Saturday, Jan. 9 from 12-5pm.

TAG Studio Gallery
4401 Central Ave. NE Ste. A – map
Open House 5-7
The Thursday Art Group Studio (The Tag Gallery) will celebrate the season with its whimsical and affordable Holiday Gift Giving ideas; original greeting cards and larger original art reproductions. There is ample parking and refreshments will be served.

THE HEIGHTS AREA

SE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816.0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com – map
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Please join the gallery for an opening reception for Featured Artist Tim Burns. Recently relocated from the Chicago area to New Mexico, Burns previously worked as a photographer as well as a traditional and contemporary printmaker. His current portfolio includes painted digital prints on aluminum. An early exhibit of this technique was awarded Best of Show in an international exhibit in NY and others were invited to be displayed at the Javits Center in NYC. The artist will be giving an Art Talk at 6pm.

Weyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com – map
ARTScrawl 5-8:30pm
The gallery’s 33rd Annual Invitation Theme Show, Simmering’s/A Creative Continuum, features exclusively New Mexico artisans and craftsmen, ceramics, wood, jewelry, wood block prints, paintings, mixed media prints and glass. Featured Artists: Frank Willett; clay, Luisa Baldinger; clay, Vicki Bolen; mixed media, Jas Simmons; jewelry, Karen Simmons; mixed media, Elaine Bolz; clay, Bill Davis; paintings, Carl Gray Whitkop; hand burnished ceramics, Doug Gillis; glass, Linda Gillis; glass jewelry, Jan Vanderburg; wood block and lino cut prints, Marcia Newren; glass, Laura Tuzinowki; wood, Marian Miller; jewelry, Matt Repsher; ceramics,  Leah Henriquez Ready; non-precious jewelry, and Jarrett West; ceramics. Frank Willett and his wife Luisa Baldinger live near Santa Fe, and enjoy working in their studio making one of a kind mostly functional pottery out of porcelain and stoneware. Continuing their long love of clay, they collaborate on Willett’s wheel work-he does the throwing and she glazes and fires his pieces. In recent years Baldinger has turned to creating one of a kind work, exploring form and surface mostly within the vessel context and firing the piece in aluminum foil saggars in a low fire “fuming” atmosphere. Show Closes December 31.

The Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.commap
Artscrawl 5-8pm
The Gallery ABQ features contemporary fine art by established NewMexico artists. For the holiday season it also offers a decorated Christmas tree with a large selection of ornaments. Under the tree you will find an assortment of small gift items, all created by the talented artist elves. The Salon welcomes back KGB Photography Group – Kozeliski, Gilbert & Bidewell. They offer three distinct styles of photography that include nature, structures in a man-made world, the beauty of life, and visual stories that are sometimes dark, moody, or sublime.

Sacramento Mountain Weavers
2231 Wyoming Blvd. NE – 933.1666 – sacramentomountainweavers.com – map
Open House 5-8pm
The holidays are here. Give the gift of warmth, color, and all things textile. Come see what the gallery has to offer! Happy Holidays

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com – map
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
The gallery continues to display Frederick Pichon’s work, as well as featuring glass works by Vaclav Kuzelka of the Czech Republic. Pichon’s work strives to bring fleeting moments into the foreground, allowing him to omit everyday details while maintaining remarkable compositions. Pichon creates powerful negative space resulting in unexpected juxtapositions, yet keeps his viewers in a realm of realism. His paintings reflect his interests in design, architecture, science and history. While this is not the first time the gallery has displayed Pichon’s work, there is some new subject matter that we haven’t seen from him before. Independent glass maker, Kuzelka uses an interesting, difficult staining and cutting technique to get very appealing color combinations in his glass.

Framing Concepts Gallery
5809 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE – 294.3246 – framingconceptsgallery.com – map
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
The annual David Schwindt show titled New Beginnings…And A Look Back features new and recent paintings by one of Albuquerque’s favorite artists.

High Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 – highdesertartandframe.com – map
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
Creative Moon features Sean Moon‘s works of a mix of Expressionism, Realism, and Neo-Pop. Moon’s artistic skill was developed from a deep, intuitive realm of awareness. Moon suggests everything is a canvas – from the skin you’re in, to an old tee shirt or tennis shoes – on which to convey one’s experiences, feelings, and the vitality of life.

SE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816.0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com – map
ARTful Saturday 1-5pm
Kick off the holiday season at Artful Saturday. Find some unique items to fulfill your gift list or add to your wish list. Chat with the Featured Artists who will be on hand from 1-5pm to answer your questions.

Weyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com – map
Artful Saturday Artist Reception & Demonstration 3-6pm
Weyrich Gallery presents Variation in Sets, Contemporary Porcelain and Meredith W. McPherson (Mo Feisheng—Voce of Flying Ink), Calligraphy. McPherson’s statement, “The Tree of Life is a symbol. Symbols are the Tree of Life. Across cultures and the centuries, symbols permeate and animate creative artistic expression. Grounded in primal images rooted deep within the human psyche, symbols branch out in patterns of reflecting the profound diversity of human nature itself.  I recognize my own human nature and find artistic voice in the rich symbolism infusing calligraphy with a life force once universal yet deeply personal.” Ten art students have gathered to present Variation in Sets, porcelain ceramics by Ashley Barton, Kristin Chapapas, Melissa Martinez, Amanda Miller, Adam Padilla, Charles Platte, Madeleine Rademacher, Christina Rockwell, and Evan Speegle. Related functional objects that enhance us, complementary forms depart from identical commercial wares. Students lend their unique interpretations within the arduous Arita techniques and beauty of porcelain. Charles Platte states, “Like all forms of art, Arita Porcelain requires a particular focus, a confident focus. In the few semesters of experience that most valuable lesson I learned to better my skill and also reflect on my life in other ways.” Rockwell’s artist statement, “True porcelain is the most beautiful clay medium. It is a pure translucent white color and is harder than concrete when fired. Working with this clay is one of the toughest processes based on a 400 year old tradition from Arita, Japan.” Since 1980, this art form has been studied at The University of New Mexico and has continued through the generosity of Mr. Manji Inoue (national living treasure.) This art form continues to evolve through the efforts of Professor Kathryne Cyman. The show runs through November 27.

The Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.commap
ARTful Saturday 3-6 pm
Featured artists Maria Cole, oil, and Jean Porter, oil, will present their work in an exhibit titled Points of View. Cole’s figurative contemporary realism depicts intimate moments. Porter says painting is joyous and fulfilling capturing an experience or making a statement about life. The November Salon show features Marlies Diels and Char Punke. Diels’ ceramics combine shape, color and function. Punke’s fabric art speaks of the importance of A Sense of Place in her life.

Sacramento Mountain Weavers
2231 Wyoming Blvd. NE – 933.1666 – sacramentomountainweavers.com – map
Open House 11am-5:30pm
Fall is in full swing and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Visit this working studio for all things textile and colorful. For you yarn lovers, you will be very pleased with what has emerged from the dye pots. Come see!

palette3Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com – map
ARTful Saturday 3-6pm
Join Palette in admiring the works of French architect turned painter, Frederick Pichon. Pichon’s work strives to bring fleeting moments into the foreground, allowing him to omit everyday details while maintaining remarkable compositions. Pichon creates powerful negative space resulting in unexpected juxtapositions, yet keeps his viewers in a realm of realism. His paintings reflect his interests in design, architecture, science and history. While this is not the first time the gallery has displayed Pichon’s work, there is some new subject matter that we haven’t seen from him before.  Come check it out!

framing conceptsFraming Concepts Gallery
5809 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE – 294.3246 – framingconceptsgallery.com – map
Opening 2-5pm
The annual David Schwindt show titled New Beginnings…And A Look Back features new and recent paintings by one of Albuquerque’s favorite artists.
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High Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 – highdesertartandframe.com – map
ARTful Saturday
Join the gallery for Images of the World. Alan Toepfer has photographed in the U. S., Europe, Russia, South America, Asia, and Antarctica. Travel, landscape, and wildlife are his main subjects. His hot air balloon and wildlife images have won a number of awards including 1st place in the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Photo Contest in 1988 and 1st place in the International Wildlife Film Festival photo contest in 1992. The artist quotes, “‘The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.’ This statement by the American documentary photographer Dorthea Lange explains why I enjoy photography. Because I have traveled extensively, I have gravitated to Travel Photography as a main subject. My images are of the beautiful places and people I have visited in the world.”

THE HEIGHTS AREA

Ribbon dance is one of the dances featured in the Tang Dynasty Dinner Show in Xi'an, China.

High Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 – highdesertartandframe.com – map
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
Join the gallery for Images of the World. Alan Toepfer has photographed in the U. S., Europe, Russia, South America, Asia, and Antarctica. Travel, landscape, and wildlife are his main subjects. His hot air balloon and wildlife images have won a number of awards including 1st place in the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Photo Contest in 1988 and 1st place in the International Wildlife Film Festival photo contest in 1992. The artist quotes, “‘The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.’ This statement by the American documentary photographer Dorthea Lange explains why I enjoy photography. Because I have traveled extensively, I have gravitated to Travel Photography as a main subject. My images are of the beautiful places and people I have visited in the world.”

palette1Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com – map
Artists Reception 5-8pm
NATURAL PHENOMENON: Abstract Expressionism and Fractal Tendencies features oil paintings on canvas, cotton shirt, and panel by Daniel North, a 2015 Local Treasure. While the large, quick arm movements present in North’s painting execution do not produce the textbook definition of a pure fractal which is a natural phenomenon that replicates exactly the same at every scale, the natural layering of massive quantities of paint creates a large collection of unintended, hypothetical fractals throughout his compositions. The artist’s latest creations harken back to the tight, small single-line marks of his 2010-2011 ‘Desert Floor’ painting series. The difference in these two bodies of work is that his evolved, mark-making process in many of these 2015 paintings reads as much more mechanical in structure than organic. Uniformity of painting size has been thrown out the window with this show! Expect a wide variety of image sizes ranging from 11” x 14” through 36” x 80”. This show continues through November 13.

Sacramento Mountain Weavers
2231 Wyoming Blvd. NE – 933.1666 – sacramentomountainweavers.com – map
Open House 5-8pm
Come enjoy wonderful textile pieces and the latest beautiful hand dyed yarns. Guaranteed to please your senses!

The Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.commap
First Friday ARTScrawl 5-8pm, Artist Insight Talk 6pm
Featured artists, Maria Cole, oil, and Jean Porter, oil, will present their work in an exhibit titled Points of View. Cole’s figurative contemporary realism depicts intimate moments. Porter says painting is joyous and fulfilling capturing an experience or making a statement about life. The November Salon show features Marlies Diels and Char Punke. Diels’ ceramics combine shape, color and function. Punke’s fabric art speaks of the importance of A Sense of Place in her life.

Weyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com – map
Preview Artist Reception 5-8:30pm
Weyrich Gallery presents Variation in Sets, Contemporary Porcelain and Meredith W. McPherson (Mo Feisheng—Voce of Flying Ink), Calligraphy. McPherson’s statement, “The Tree of Life is a symbol. Symbols are the Tree of Life. Across cultures and the centuries, symbols permeate and animate creative artistic expression. Grounded in primal images rooted deep within the human psyche, symbols branch out in patterns of reflecting the profound diversity of human nature itself.  I recognize my own human nature and find artistic voice in the rich symbolism infusing calligraphy with a life force once universal yet deeply personal.” Ten art students have gathered to present Variation in Sets, porcelain ceramics by Ashley Barton, Kristin Chapapas, Melissa Martinez, Amanda Miller, Adam Padilla, Charles Platte, Madeleine Rademacher, Christina Rockwell, and Evan Speegle. Related functional objects that enhance us, complementary forms depart from identical commercial wares. Students lend their unique interpretations within the arduous Arita techniques and beauty of porcelain. Charles Platte states, “Like all forms of art, Arita Porcelain requires a particular focus, a confident focus. In the few semesters of experience that most valuable lesson I learned to better my skill and also reflect on my life in other ways.” Rockwell’s artist statement, “True porcelain is the most beautiful clay medium. It is a pure translucent white color and is harder than concrete when fired. Working with this clay is one of the toughest processes based on a 400 year old tradition from Arita, Japan.” Since 1980, this art form has been studied at The University of New Mexico and has continued through the generosity of Mr. Manji Inoue (national living treasure.) This art form continues to evolve through the efforts of Professor Kathryne Cyman. The show runs through November 27.

SE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816.0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com – map
Artist’s Reception 5-8pm and Art Talk 6pm
SE-OC Right Brain Gallery will be featuring the latest works of Jeff Laird and Augustine Romero. Light refreshments will be served. The artists will deliver an Art Talk at 6pm.

NOB HILL AREA

TAG Studio Gallery
4401 Central Ave. NE Ste. A – map
Open House 5-7pm
The Thursday Art Group Studio (“The Tag Gallery”) will celebrate the season with its Affordable Holiday Gift Giving Ideas, original greeting cards and larger original art reproductions. There is ample parking and refreshments will be served.

sixty sixSixty Six Contemporary Art Gallery
4009 Central Ave. NE – 545.2030 – sixtysixgallery.com – map
Reception 5-8pm
Sixty Six Gallery presents Signs of the Times, a light-hearted exhibition that takes its direction from the signs of our times; from road signs, to the commercial, the vernacular, and more. This exhibition asks us to consider the imperatives of the signs we encounter on a daily basis that nevertheless do not register on a conscious level. Placed out of their context, do these signs merit their own consideration as works of art in their own right? Decide for yourself in this wonderfully whimsical group show of artistic signs and related artworks.

matrix1Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268.8952 – matrixfineart.com – map
First Friday Artscrawl Reception 5-8pm
Matrix presents Old Masters/New Voices: Landscapes from New Mexico Collections and Still Life by Susan Evans, still lifes by contemporary artist, Susan Evans and landscapes by famous New Mexico artist, Ben Turner. Susan Evans seduces the viewer with her classic skills and exquisite glazing technique in her still life paintings of luscious pears, tomatoes and more. Turner’s work is known for the heavy brush strokes and thick paint that give life to his adobe buildings, aspens, cottonwoods, mountain scenes, and floral still life arrangements.

new groundsNew Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268.8952 – newgroundsgallery.com – map
First Friday Artscrawl Reception 5-8pm
Ren Adams, recent MFA graduate in Visual Art from Lesley University College of Art and Design, will exhibit her newest mixed media prints in Desert (Loss) – Mixed Media Prints by Ren Adams. Adams investigates the suspension between loss and distance in her fractured desertscapes. Imagery in Desert (Loss) remixes media-infused artwork, drawing on television, personal photographs and Google Street View to form a composite desert; a California-New Mexico-Hollywood of past and present. Demonstration by Ren Adams during the opening from 6:30-7pm.

DOWNTOWN AREA

Art Gallery Studio 606
606 Broadway SE – 453.0423 – map
Opening reception 5-8pm
November features an exhibition and sale of new works in oil, watercolors, and drawings by Sandi J. Ludescher and Percy Yu. Ludescher works in a large realistic expressionist style. She exhibits on a national level. Her work is in collections both nationally and in several foreign countries including Tokyo, Japan. Yu’s drawings emphasize the use of lines, mixing traditional Chinese and western styles. Light refreshments and free off street gated parking on Iron Street.  The exhibition will run until December 12.

Concetta D Gallery
20 First Plaza NW – 243.5066 – concettadgallery.com – map
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
Introducing artists Michele Byrne and Joseph Barbieri with exciting new works by gallery artists Jeff Otis, Dan Griggs, Don Ward, Richard Nichols, Paul Cheng, Richard Sedlack, Marilyn Yanke, Robert Kuester, and Zhang Wen Xin. Estate: Marilyn Yates, Von Hassler, H. Balink, W. M Atkins.

CFA dtCenter for Fine Arts Downtown Studio
113 Fourth St. NW – 221-8037 – map
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
Elizabeth Shores – MFA Thesis Exhibition is a site-specific intermedia exhibit suggesting that the representation of outer space in contemporary visual culture uses a nearly identical language of colonization, exploration and empire as what was used in the expansion and settlement of the American West. Special artist talk and opening reception TBA. Gallery open Tuesdays and Fridays, 3pm to 5:30pm.

sumner2Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.commap
Artist Reception 5-8pm
Sumner & Dene is honored to present Dee Sanchez Painting the North: Taos & Beyond. Longtime Albuquerque landscape impressionist painter known for her rich bright colors, Sanchez uses her palette knife to capture all of our favorite iconic Northern New Mexico locations including the Taos Gorge, Jemez, Algodones and Hondo Valleys, Santuario de Chimayo, Taos Mountain
aspens, Truchas and Taos hollyhocks. Her Artist Reception will be quite festive with music
by Mezcla Latina performing latin jazz until 7pm.

OT Circus
709 Central NW – 249.2231 – otcircus.com – map
Open Gallery 5-7:30pm
The OT Circus is featuring two collections of photography; Richard Delgado, an experienced and recognized artist, professional photographer, and musician; and Jerry Kelly, a long time professional photographer with an artistic viewpoint who has won many awards and continues to find new ways to be creative with infrared photography.

OLD TOWN AREA

genuine southwestGenuine Southwest Art & Gifts
1919 Old Town Rd. NW, Suite 2 – 243.1410 – genuinesouthwest.com
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Genuine Southwest presents a solo show by award winning wood turner Michael Alguire. Alguire’s love for wood, creative spirit, and wood turning skills combine in the amazing pieces he creates. Help celebrate the artist and his work; join the gallery for a reception, enjoy some refreshments, and visit with the artist. The show runs through November 30.

Purple Sage Gallery
201 San Felipe NW – 450.4059 – purplesagegaleria.com – map
Artist Reception 5-8pm
The featured artist for November, Reid Bandeen, is a contemporary impressionist landscape painter living in New Mexico where he follows his inspiration to celebrate the splendor of the western landscape. He loves to explore the expansive panoramas and magical light of the Southwest. The show runs through November 28.

Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com – map
Opening and Reception 5-8pm
In November Yucca Art Gallery will celebrate the work of member artists, Sally Bryant, Bob Curtis, and Linda Reyes-Alicea. Ms. Bryant is a watercolor painter who explores interesting shapes and color combinations, Mr. Curtis is a metal artist who creates intricate objects of forged iron, and Ms. Reyes-Alicea is a jeweler who specializes in beautifully designed silver work. During the reception the artists will be on hand to discuss their work and special techniques. Light refreshments will be served. The special exhibition of their work will continue throughout the month of November.

amapola3Amapola Gallery
205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.com – map
First Friday Reception 4-6pm
The featured artists for Golden Gatherings are Sara Carley, Paper Cut Art; Mark McAllaster, Woodwork; Patricia Oliver, Pastels; and Kay Richards, Mixed Media. The Featured Artist Reception is on Sunday, November 8, 1-3pm.

Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery
303 Romero St. NW, Suite N208 – 244-9195 – abqphotographersgallery.com – map
Artist Reception 5-8pm
November’s featured artist is Urey Lemen. He will be available to discuss is wildlife and night photography techniques. Light refreshments will be served.

essence3Essence Gallery & Boutique
323 Romero St. NW, Suite 1 – 843.7367 – essencegalleryboutique.com – map
Opening Reception 5-9pm
Featuring Brad Price’s exquisite New Mexico landscapes in oil! Come out for refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artist. The show runs through November 28.

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Gallery at 400
328 San Felipe St. NW, #2 – 243-1005 – galleryat400.com – map
First Friday ARTScrawl 5-8pm and Artist Insight Talk at 6pm
Award-winning artists Donna Dionne, mixed media; Jeff Warren, oil; and Jack Boglioli, master silversmith/lapidarist, will present their work in an exhibit titled Imagination in Triplicate. Jeff Warren will discuss his approach to Romantic Realism at the Artist Insight Talk. Gallery at 400 has moved to a new and much more convenient street level location in Old Town right off the plaza. Please stop in and enjoy this exciting new space featuring some of our finest local artists. Refreshments served.

purple sage1Purple Sage Gallery
201 San Felipe NW – 450.4059 – purplesagegaleria.com – map
Reception 3-6pm
October brings Richard Prather’s solo exhibition Big Places in Small Spaces. Prather’s paintings center largely of the atmospheric textures of the southwestern landscape. His paintings depict the subtle whisper of the light and dark, warm and cool notes that make up the muted light so often found in the canyons and arroyos of the Southwest. A new selection of the artist’s oil paintings will be featured.

yucca4Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com – map
Artful Saturday 2-5pm
In October Yucca Art Gallery will celebrate the work of member artists, Renee Gentz, Helen Bamert, and Teresa Jones. Ms. Gentz is a textile artist, widely known for the unusual wall art she creates out of self-dyed textiles, Ms. Bamert is a weaver who fashions very popular, striking apparel, and Ms. Jones is a jeweler who creates interesting and unusual jewelry of glass and other materials. Light refreshments will be served and demonstrations are scheduled for the afternoon. This event recognizes these three artists and the other member artists of the Gallery.

Blackbird Gallery
323 Romero St. NW, Ste.16 – 243.9525 – BlackbirdGallery.Biz – map
Artful Saturday 12-6pm
This unique Old Town gallery has long been a favorite of visitors here for the annual Balloon Fiesta. Many special new items are featured this month including new works from Native American artists Farrell Cockrum and Jess Chavez; Pacific Northwest pottery designs from Matthew Patton; hand-carved cottonwood Hopi and Navajo fetishes as well as Baltic amber and fantastic genuine New Mexico pueblo jewelry. Locally owned and operated since 2008 and always artisan sourced throughout the Southwest.

amapola2Amapola Gallery
205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.com – map
Artful Saturday 1-4pm
Featured Artists for Many Colors of Fall are: Jack Boglioli, wire wrap jewelry; K.D. Fullerton, Ceramic wall sculpture; Kristen Parrott, stone carving, mixed media; and Tricia Simmons, encaustic art. The Featured Artist Reception is Sunday, October 4, 1-3 pm.

Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery
303 Romero St. NW, Suite N208 – 244-9195 – abqphotographersgallery.com – map
Artist Reception 2-6:30
The First Glance, Second Look juried art show runs from Oct 3-31. It features 45 amazing photographs from 30 winning photographers. Landscapes, night photography, portraits, this show in the Rio Grande Room has it all. Light refreshments will be served.

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