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sumner and deneSumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com
Artist Reception 5-8pm
Sumner & Dene is proud to present Angus Macpherson: Painting Roundup, 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.

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
Opening 5-8pm
4 x 4 Exhibit presents a myriad of miniature creations in many mediums and all 4″ x 4″! Artists of all ages were invited to submit their artwork to this open-themed, non-juried community art exhibit. The exhibit will be up through July 31.

SangreDeChristo High Ridge sumnerSumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com
Reception 5-9pm
Sumner & Dene is proud to present Patti Fox and Michael Norviel: Two Person Show. Patti Fox’s Celebrate is a celebration of florals created with oil stick and mixed media.  Michael Norviel’s Landscapes: Near and Far are an explosion in color with oil on canvas.  His landscapes range from the villages of Northern New Mexico, Spain and Italy. The show runs July 5-27.

Park Fine Art
20 First Plaza NW – 764.1900 – parkfineart.com
Opening 5-8pm
The 5th Annual International Tour. This is Park Fine Art’s annual international event. The show was started in 2009 and has traveled Seoul, Korea, Osaka, Japan, Beijing, China, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Turkey and Albuquerque, USA. 45 talented artists from 9 countries will be showing.

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Concetta D Gallery
20 First Plaza NW – 243-5066 – concettadgallery.com
Open House 5-8pm
Concetta D Gallery presents a group show featuring new works by gallery artists. New estate pieces by: Kenneth Adams, Howard Cook (etching), Novella King, Ray Vinella, Walter Bambrook, L. Turner,  A. Polt, J. Abieta, and others. Plus antique African sculpture.

 

Print Quebec Small artistic imageThe Artistic Image
1101 Cardenas NE, Suite 206 – 554.2706 – PhotoArtNM.com
Opening Reception 5-9pm
The Artistic Image is in a new location, and has an expanded gallery. The gallery will be featuring all of the ABQ Arts 2013 Photo contest winners. If you enjoyed the images in the July issue of the magazine, you will love the prints that will be on display. They are vibrant and show some great examples of photography by both Professionals and Amateurs. There will also be several great images by other Photographers on display.

NORTHEAST HEIGHTS AREA

high desertHigh Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 – highdesertartandframe.com
Open House 5pm – 8pm
High Desert Art & Frame presents Please Do Touch The Artwork: Textured Works by Tara Miller. Tara Miller says, “Please DO touch the artwork. Texture is my thing. It evokes the sense of thought and the feeling of touch. I strive to create a lot of dimension in my work. Most pieces have a 3D effect. If you have the urge to reach out and touch one of my pieces, then I feel I have succeeded in my artistic quest. Often there is no focal point because the whole piece is the main attraction. Look from afar, then up close, revealing an entirely different world and seeing new layers and dimensions.”

Framing Concepts Gallery
5809 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE – 294.3246 – framingconceptsgallery.com
Open House 5-7pm
Mixing Pigments is a successful blend of artists and their choice mediums of watercolor, pastels, and oils. The headlining artists are titans within their professions; Charles “Bud” Edmondson watercolorist and pastel artist, Nora de Aragon  pastels and J.Waid Griffin oil landscape artist. This collaborative show mostly has an outdoor theme. From homesteads of a forgotten era by “Bud” to exquisite home grown backyard beauties by Nora Aragon to the wild
and wide landscape of the Southwest by Waid Griffin, “Mixing Pigments” offers it all until April 30th.

PalettePalette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com
Open House 5-8pm
Visitors to Palette Contemporary Art & Craft will continue to have a chance to view the vibrant and intriguing acrylic creations of abstract artist Stefan Geissbühler. The show, entitled Groupies, will highlight a handful of paintings from his “mini” series; but what this body of work lacks in size, it makes up for in texture, liveliness and imagination. A selection of Geissbühler’s larger paintings will also be on display through April 12.

Weyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
First Friday Citywide Event 5-8:30pm
Numinous Transmutations: Selected Art Works of Marlene Zander Gutierrez”, the work of the late artist Marlene Zander Gutierrez. will be on exhibit at Weyrich Gallery. The exhibit consists of three of the artist’s eleven sections of work; the “Inner Child Series”, the “Sacred Earth (Geode) Series” and the “Wound Series.” All the artworks in these (and Marlene’s other) series manifest in different and often challenging ways with the artist’s drive not only to transform her material, but to do so to achieve a level of what might be called iconoclastic and holy ennoblement. Stop in to see this magnificent show.

NI7999~1 the gallery aBQThe Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292-9333 – thegalleryabq.com
Artists’ Reception and Demo 5-8pm
The Gallery ABQ presents Artist Storm featuring expressive, contemporary works in watermedia by Nina Adkins, fantasies in egg tempera by Eliza Schmid, and pottery by Marlies Diels who merges color and beauty in her functional pieces. Artist demo in acrylics by Nina Adkins.

 

NOB HILL AREA

Peacecraft
3215 Central Avenue NE – 255.5229 – peacecraft.org
Open House 5-8pm
Peacecraft, Albuquerque’s Fair Trade Store, now carries an unusual and diverse collection of local art.  Peacecraft is constantly bringing in new artists. Offerings include: Clay, New Mexican, holiday ornaments; fine jewelry; beaded jewelry; wood prints; photography; watercolors; wearable art; textiles, and a grand collection of handmade greeting cards.  Contributing artists:  Adabel Allen, Fatima Lopez, Patty Jafari, RG Wakeland, Tamara Trejo-Perez, Susan Hunt, Naz, Carol Chamberland, Carol Mullen,  Lisa Page, Trina Dunbar, Marie Gore, Michelle Victoria-Delon, Phillip Cornelison, Avery Kalapa, Brenda Williams, Caroline Hess, Jamala Mackin,  Page Nall, Nicole Gard, Marti Reed, Terra Reed, Rita Sutcliffe, Serena Stone and Natalie Meyer.

DOWNTOWN AREA

Ann Hart Marquis_Boat Househarwood1Harwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW – 242-6367 – harwoodartcenter.org
Opening Reception 6-8pm
Harwood brings us “That Sound Under the Floor Is the Sea: an exhibition of paintings and other artifacts from the Far North” by Cedra Wood (2012 recipient of the Marion & Kathryn Crissey Award, a Harwood Emerging Artist grant) and “Nature Lover: New Works by Ann Hart Marquis” by Ann Hart Marquis. Exhibitions run through April 25th

 

516 2516 ARTS
516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 – 516arts.org
Open House 5-8pm
Flatlanders & Surface Dwellers is a group exhibition featuring diverse visual art media that explore the intimate and exotic realm of surface texture which evokes visceral, multisensory responses. Artists include: Ivan Boyd, Jessica Kennedy, Steve Budington, Alex Kraft, Phillip Carrier, June Lee, Jennifer Cawley, Noelle Mason, Cristina de los Santos, Andrew McPhail, Nicole Dextras, Zach Meisner, Jessica Drenk, Inés Molina Navea, Gregory Euclide, Timothy Nero, Marla Fields, Rusty Scruby, Blake Gibson, Peter Voshefski, Melissa Gwyn, Rhonda Weppler & Trevor Mahovsky, Marie-Michèle Jasmin-Bélisle, and Jim Wilsterman.

 

Horst20x24Repose sumnerSumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com
Artist’s Reception 5-9pm
Sumner & Dene is honored to present “Mark Horst Figure Show & More” Known primarily for his striking figurative work comprised of bold palette knife and colorful brush work, this exhibit will encompass more including landscapes and New Mexico churches. Mark states that painting the figure is a process, the body is evocative and narrative with energy, a push and pull.  He lets the brush have some freedom, letting it dance around the canvas. The show runs through April 27.

OFFCenter Community Arts Project
808 Park Ave, SW – 247.1172 – offcenterarts.org
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Re-Style/Free-Style  is an exhibit and sale displaying creative, upcycled wearable forms of art. Artists are invited to submit unique hair ornaments, aprons, purses, dresses, spring frocks, jewelry, accessories, clothing, spring fashions recreated from our free box or your favorite thrift store, yarn craft from yarn scraps, hand painted shoes, embroidered old jeans, let your upcycled imagination go wild.

OLD TOWN AREA

Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com
Open House 5-8:30pm
Yucca Art Gallery, the oldest co-op gallery in Old Town, spotlights Stacie Ferguson,
watercolor painter and Terri Helmer, jeweler. Yucca Gallery also features water media,
oils, ceramics, fabric art, wearables, metal weavings and jewelry by 38 additional local
artists.

Blackbird Gallery
323 Romero St. NW, Ste.16 – 243.9525 – BlackbirdGallery.Biz
Reception 5-8pm
Old Town’s most unique and fun gallery will feature incredible new work from Native American contemporary modernist Farrell Cockrum of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana. A 2010 “Local Treasure”, Cockrum has turned up the color in these amazing new pieces. Also featured will be new landscape work from Hispanic artist Robert Perea; spectacular new heishi jewelry from Gallup’s Kathy Sherman (Navajo); new cottonwood hand-carved ‘Roadrunners’ from Matthew Yellowman (Navajo); baltic amber jewelry; and new handcrafted pottery from Kathryn Blackmun (Santa Fe) will be highlighted.

Weems Gallery
303 Romero NW – 764.0302 – weemsgallery.com
Weems Gallery presents the work of Dennis Chamberlain. In his never ending quest to capture the true spirit and the varying moods of the Sandia mountains, photo artist and musician Dennis Chamberlain uses the latest photography techniques, some of which he personally developed. The primary technique he uses is panorama stitching, which involves taking parts of the mountain in separate photos and piecing them together. The purpose of doing this is to generate an image that is so large that it will be very sharp in large format prints, some up to ten feet across.

show announcementsLeich Lathrop Gallery
323 Romero Street, NW, Suite 1 – 243.3059 – leichlathropgallery.blogspot.com
Opening Reception: 5-7:30pm
Andy Moerlein: Identifying Birds & Relationships. Please welcome New Hampshire sculptor Andy Moerlein as he makes his solo show debut in New Mexico. This show features Moerlein’s ceramic birds, wood sculpture and prints. Moerlein’s work has a storyteller’s attitude – that tightrope walk between naturalism and symbolism. Ceramic birds fill branches and stones with a communication that is evident yet ambivalent. Some snuggle together; others turn their backs to each other. The birds seem ordinary – an embodiment of stillness – frozen in place. Yet each conveys a gesture that implies movement. These birds are prone to startle and fly at any moment. Moerlein’s birds are a mix of authentic and exceptional. Real feathers festoon the rather generic small birds. Wood “stones” and complex branches complete a scene that suggests the interruption of an event. “My birds are steeped in presence. I express my human story with small birds as my actors.”The prints selected to hang with this show are similarly avian predicaments. The birds are often familiar, some even authentic in colors and pose, but they have an attitude that suggests dialogue. There is no doubt that Moerlein has observed birds closely, but the images suggest his focus is on human relationships.

Studio 13
323 Romero St. Suite 13 – 247.2988 – sites.google.com/site/studio13site/
Open House 5-7:30pm
The work of Daniel Ramirez will be on display. Ramirez’ watercolors, acrylics, and drawings have won many awards including the prestigious Santa Fe Indian Market and Heard Museum.

Johns’ Western Gallery
4009 Central Avenue NE – 246-2414 – johnswesterngallery.com
Opening and Reception 5:30-8pm
Johns’ Western Gallery presents the Calvin Toddy exhibition-southwest cowhands ride the range in summer dust and winter chill. Come to the reception, meet Calvin Toddy, and sip refreshments!

AllBetter for PR-matrix2Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268-8952 – matrixfineart.com
Reception 5-8pm
Likely Stories- Paintings by Laura Wacha. Laura Wacha’s paintings tell stories that linger in the mind like an unanswered question. Her work is full of cartoon-like creatures on brightly patterned backgrounds that leave an impression that brings one to go back to a piece multiple times. Wacha’s images are of the domestically mundane and globally tragic or vice versa. The creatures in her paintings are fantastical; they are reminiscent of science fiction characters in unusual situations and places. The compositions of Wacha’s pieces give the viewer an opportunity to “fill in the blanks”, so to speak, and create their own story based on their life experiences. Show runs through May 25.

 

The Vagaries - The Jones' for PR-ng2New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268-8952 – newgroundsgallery.com
Reception 5-8pm
Transitations – Gravure and Monotypes by Adabel Allen
As a printmaker and photographer, Adabel Allen creates images inspired from her dialogue and encounters with birds and nature. Paralleling the natural world’s tendencies with her own is crucial to storytelling in her work – using birds and nature as symbols and metaphors for the transformation, transition and transience she is experiencing in life. Utilizing the camera to capture fleeting moments in nature plays a major role in how Allen created this body of work.  This “Transitational” period is an exploration of self, relationships and the environment. “Feeling like a forest having been burnt to the ground, sprouting with new life”, Allen gives us a glimpse into her experiences of life through nature. The show runs through May 25.

Suhee_Yoo, Seon-Hyung parkPark Fine Art
20 First Plaza NW – 764.1900 – parkfineart.com
Opening Reception 5-8pm
New artists and new artwork from Korea. The show include artists from Korea; Ahn, Hyun-Gon; Gi, Yong-Joo; Cho, In-Hee; Red Joo; Koo, Tae-Hoe; Yoo, Seon-Hyung; You, Jae-Bok and local artist Rex Barron.

Concetta D Gallery
20 First Plaza NW – 243-5066 – concettadgallery.com
Open House 5-8pm
Spring open house and group show with new works by gallery artists.

 

 

Sumi on porcelain coated steel 3 1/8 x 51 1/8 x 39 1/8

516 ARTS
516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 – 516arts.org
Open House 5-8pm
Flatlanders & Surface Dwellers is a group exhibition featuring diverse visual art media that explore the intimate and exotic realm of surface texture which evokes visceral, multisensory responses. ARTISTS INCLUDE: Ivan Boyd, Jessica Kennedy, Steve Budington, Alex Kraft, Phillip Carrier, June Lee, Jennifer Cawley, Noelle Mason, Cristina de los Santos, Andrew McPhail, Nicole Dextras, Zach Meisner, Jessica Drenk, Inés Molina Navea, Gregory Euclide, Timothy Nero, Marla Fields, Rusty Scruby, Blake Gibson, Peter Voshefski, Melissa Gwyn, Rhonda Weppler & Trevor Mahovsky, Marie-Michèle Jasmin-Bélisle, and Jim Wilsterman.

Horst20x24Repose sumnerSumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com
5-9pm
Sumner & Dene is honored to present “Mark Horst Figure Show & More” Known primarily for his striking figurative work comprised of bold palette knife and colorful brush work, this exhibit will encompass more including landscapes and New Mexico churches. Mark states that painting the figure is a process, the body is evocative and narrative with energy, a push and pull.  He lets the brush have some freedom, letting it dance around the canvas.  Sumner & Dene, located Downtown Albuquerque at 517 Central NW, is open weekdays 10-6, Saturdays 10-5, Sundays 12 noon-4.  For more information call 505-842-1400 or go to: www.sumnerdene.com

OFFCenter Community Arts Project
808 Park Ave, SW – 247.1172 – offcenterarts.org
Performance 6-8pm
It’s time for another OFFCenter Coffeehouse presentation. This Friday will feature the highly revered and popular Jimmy Abraham. Expect a night of fine songs sung by an able and charming storyteller. No cover. A Pass the Hat Production.

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