The ARTScrawl People, sponsoring and promoting Albuquerque's original First Friday event since 2005!

The Albuquerque Art Business Association has advocated for the arts in the greater Albuquerque area since 1982. The organization focuses on professional networking and community education and outreach, and works with artists, art businesses, and non-profit organizations towards that end. The AABA sponsors monthly First Friday ARTScrawl (since 2005!), Meet the Artist, and Sundays in the Village (specific to the village of Corrales) events which include exhibit openings, receptions, demonstrations, and special events. The organization also features the Local Treasures program, which honors local artists who make exceptional contributions to their communities, and represent our diverse art scene.


Amy M. Ditto, President

Amy is an artist and the owner/curator of Ghostwolf Gallery in Albuquerque Old Town, a contemporary gallery focused on highlighting the work of local artists with a truly unique vision. Amy is actively involved in promoting the arts, having served as Vice President of the Corrales Society of Artists and currently serving as their Social Media Manager. She has been deemed an AABA "Local Treasure", been featured in museums and national art shows, and has works in private and public collections worldwide, including New Mexico Arts in Public Places program and the City of Albuquerque's Public Art & Urban Enhancement Program.

Roe LiBretto, Vice President

Currently working as Assistant Gallerist at Ghostwolf Gallery in Old Town Albuquerque, Roe has more than 20 years experience as a project assistant in the areas of Publication Design and Production, Market Communication, and Architectural Project Management. She is a visionary surrealist watercolor painter whose work is internationally collected and has been the topic of an interview on the PBS national broadcast series COLORES!. As a designated AABA Local Treasure, Roe continues to mentor local artrepreneurs who are new to the business of art. She is the exhibit coordinator for the AABA gallery at the Hotel Andaluz and an active member of FemCity Albuquerque.

Susanna Kearny, Secretary

Susanna Kearny has decades of experience in nonprofit arts administration and management, nearly 20 years of which have been on staff at Albuquerque’s North Fourth Art Center. Her work has evolved with the development of the center, from grant writer to director of N4th Theater’s presenting program to Outreach Director for the center’s core programs, including N4th Gallery. Her gallery experience began in Santa Fe in the early ‘80s in sales of both contemporary and southwestern art at Janus Gallery and Stiha Gallery, respectively. Over the years Susanna’s volunteer experience has included positions as editor of The MIC line for the New Mexico Music Industry Coalition and on the boards of Albuquerque Arts Alliance, NewArt New Mexico and Albuquerque Art Business Association.

Sheila McVeigh, Treasurer

(Coming soon!)

Contact Us!

 PO Box 36588
Albuquerque, NM 87176