NORTHEAST HEIGHTS AREA
8517 Trumbull Ave. SE – 268.7616 – thesandiagallery.com
You have an opportunity to visit a unique gallery in the SE Heights normally open only by appointment. The gallery offers rare maps and prints from the 17th-20th Century; each guaranteed. The prints come with a hand-painted, acid-free mats which gives them an authentic look from that period. The gallery also carries paintings, postcards and posters. Custom French mats and framing are available. A special viewing of vintage postcards (many are Fred Harvey cards), matted and ready for framing in a standard 8×10” frames. They make it easy to see how Fred Harvey sold the mystique of the “wild west” to so many travelers. Select a few for a spectacular grouping. Gallery is at the first intersection south of Zuni.
The Artistic Image
1101 Cardenas NE, Suite 206 – 554.2706 – PhotoArtNM.com
First Friday Event 5-9pm
Venice and It’s Carnival features artist Donatella Davanzo. Donatella is a professional photographer who grew up near Venice and has a unique view of that spectacular city. She will be at the gallery to discuss her wonderful images of the city and its people during Carnival. The gallery will also have a multi media show of over 100 images that will give you more of the flavor of Venice during carnival.
The Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292-9333 – thegalleryabq.com
Artists’ reception 5–8pm.
During December The Gallery ABQ will be featuring a special Deck the Halls: Art for the Holidays show including attractively priced items from the gallery’s 30+ New Mexico artists who work in a variety of media including paintings, photography, mixed media, jewelry, bronze, sculpture, glass art, pottery, turned wood, drawings, and prints. Find a truly unique gift for that special someone as well as handmade ornaments and cards! To ease holiday shopping, the gallery will be open 12-4 during Sundays in December in addition to the normal hours of 10-5 Monday through Saturday.
High Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 – highdesertartandframe.com
First Friday Event 5-8pm
High Desert Art & Frame presents Message From Within by Lynda Burch. Burch is a multimedia painter of southwest contemporary style. Her bold colors and freedom to let the paint lead the way give her work insightful significance. Her experimental techniques include using watercolor, acrylic, collage, texturing, inks and even old cancelled postage stamps. She feels art is meant to be exciting, stimulating, meaningful, and stirring to the viewer.
Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com
Marble-making demonstration 5-8pm
Mark your calendars for Palette’s annual marble-making demonstration: “Marble Vision”. Come watch and be amazed while famed marble artists, Nathan Snyder and Doug Harroun fire up their torches during two live marble-making demos, one during December’s First Friday ARTSCrawl, and one on Saturday, December 7, 1-4pm. Come see our “marbleous” artists mesmerize you with their demos on Dec. 6th and 7th. The gallery will offer a door prize drawing valid for those who attend one or both of the demos! In addition to the live marble demos the gallery will also have a variety of spinning tops, watches, clocks, jewelry, paintings, prints, and sculptures if you are looking for a unique holiday gift!
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
Artist Reception 5-8:30pm
Fifteen artists will be exhibiting for Weyrich Gallery’s 31st Annual Invitational Theme Show “Images from This World”. Artists include: Dale Harris, Jerry Barnett, Bette Mueller Roemer, Carol P. Chamberland, Vicki Bolen, Trish Meyer, Chris Meyer, Alice Webb, Onanoka, Chris Weston, Elle Curley Jackson, Lucien M. Koonce, Celest Michelotti, Marilu Tijero, and Peggy Loudon. The work presented will include fine art, jewelry, clay, sculpture, mixed media, wearables, glass, and handmade books. Show runs through December 27.
VSA – N4th Gallery
4904 Fourth Street NW – 344.4542 – vsartsnm.org
Drawn Together, a selection of recent work on canvas and paper by six N4th artists: Leon Baca, Lena Han, Peter Hirsch, Bridgett Marshall, Simon Salazar and Kevin Sosbee. The show runs November 15, 2013 through January 6, 2014 with a reception for the artists during the first Friday ARTSCrawl.
516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 – 516arts.org
Art at the Border: 21st Century Responses (October 12, 2013 – January 4, 2014)
In conjunction with the upcoming publication of curator Kate Bonansinga’s book Curating at the Edge: Artists Respond to the U.S./Mexico Border. Featured artists include: Alejandro Almanza Pereda, Adrian Esparza, Margarita Cabrera, Marcos Ramirez ERRE, Tania Candiani & RSM (Rodrigo Guzmán), and SIMPARCH
Park Fine Art
20 First Plaza NW – 764.1900 – parkfineart.com
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Park Fine Art presents “Little Art in Your Life” featuring artists Nance Mc Manus, Maureen Hendrick, Babara Shapiro, Rex Barron, Jina Micheal, and Harriette Tsosie.
Concetta D Gallery
20 First Plaza NW – 243-5066 – concettadgallery.com
Open House and Group Show 5-8pm
The gallery is making room for new works in time for the holidays, offering; estate art, inherited art, art from customer downsizing, artist inventory reduction, prints and moulding out of storage. Included are such well known names as Turner, Von Hassler, Sabo, Fremont Ellis, Goebel, Goodacre, Bambrook, and others.
Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com
Artists’ Reception 5-9pm
Sumner & Dene is honored to present the Annual Jewelry & Gift Show December 6-31. The annual showcase features Teresa Archibeque, Alice Bailey, Ayala Bar, Dawn Estrin, Jana Lee Aspin, Cheryl Thorpe, Aubrey Eckert, Goldie Garcia, Michael Michaud, Karen Brueggemann, Valerie Dow, Matthew Mireles, Lydia Piper and Rachel Arvio.
OFFCenter Community Arts Project
808 Park Ave, SW – 247.1172 – offcenterarts.org
First Friday ARTSCrawl 5-8 pm
Join us for OFFCenter’s 12th Anniversary celebration featuring gifts and artwork for sale by many of OFFCenter’s local artists and live music with Bonnie Bluhm & the Boomerangs! As always expect a lively heart-warming night of fun!
OLD TOWN AREA
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 our 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 our 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
Holidays Open House and Featured Artist Reception 5-8:30pm
Yucca Art Gallery will celebrate the Holiday Season with its traditional Open House and will also be spotlighting the artistry of Featured Artists Carol Hall, pastelist, Bob Curtis, metalwork artist, and Linda Reyes-Alicea, jeweler. Yucca Gallery, soon to enter its 50th anniversary year, also features the work of 37 other artists in mediums ranging from oils to watercolor and ceramics to glasswork.