On the Map: Unfolding Albuquerque Art + Design

On the Map: Unfolding Albuquerque Art + Design This cultural partnership celebrates arts and design of central New Mexico from January - June 2015. Exhibitions, Lectures, Performances, Education & more

On the Map: Unfolding Albuquerque Art + Design is a cultural partnership that celebrates the art of central New Mexico by over 20 partnering organizations. During January through June 2015, public institutions join private galleries to present exhibitions, lectures, performances and educational programming that investigate the diverse art of the greater Albuquerque region. This event places a comprehensive focus on art and design created in the Middle Rio Grande Basin, from contemporary art to the earliest aesthetic objects created in the region. ALBUQUERQUE MUSEUM EXHIBITION ANCHORS ON THE MAP: At the heart of this collaboration, the Albuquerque Museum’s exhibition titled Visualizing Albuquerque, curated by Joseph Traugott (January 31 – May 3, 2015), will investigate the unique history and present of central New Mexico art and serve as an umbrella for institutional partners. Traugott says, ”Albuquerque artists found their own artistic voice after World War II and transformed a western boom town into a thriving art center. This exhibition demonstrates how an influx of modern-minded Californians moved to Albuquerque and changed the city by unleashing the creativity of local artists. The resulting abstract works broke with traditional New Mexico scenes. By including women and their concerns, ethnic perspectives, popular culture subjects, and political content after 1980, Albuquerque artists synthesized an aesthetic that shunned commercial trends. Visualizing Albuquerque revels in the region’s diverse artists and reveals how their distinctive fusions have bridged aesthetic divides and cultural rifts.” An accompanying book, featuring essays by Traugott, will address various subjects including cycles of cultural domination, art of the region as a spiritual force, and how art acts as a healing antidote to specific challenges Albuquerqueans face. Cathy Wright, Director of the Albuquerque Museum, states, “The Museum is honored to be hosting Joe Traugott’s ground-breaking reinterpretation of the creative narrative of the city and region. We’re also thrilled to act as hub helping perpetuate the Albuquerque art scene’s tradition of inclusion and collaboration, linking with so many other luminary arts organizations and leaders.” PREVIEW SAMPLING OF ADDITIONAL EXHIBITIONS: Focusing on 21st century art in the present, 516 ARTS will present From the Ground Up: Design Here + Now (January 31 – April 4, 2015), showcasing contemporary work by established and emerging Albuquerque area designers and architects. The exhibition will feature both built and speculative projects that vary widely in scale and demonstrate shared interests in innovation, experience, material, form and function. The South Broadway Cultural Center’s exhibition titled The Bomb (January 15 – February 28, 2015), curated by Augustine Romero, will serve up a panoramic overview of the last ten years of local art production in New Mexico. The Bomb, a new and explosive visual arsenal of art, embraces the transformation of materials into new works that characterize the contemporary art scene. The City of Albuquerque and the Bernalillo County Public Art Programs will mount a joint exhibition in the Albuquerque Museum West Gallery entitled All Over the Map: The Ongoing Dialogue of Public Art (January 31 – April 5, 2015), highlighting the past 50 years of public art in the region, including an interactive, forward thinking engagement component which will seek public input and feedback on what public art should or could be in the future. The City of Albuquerque’s Public Art Program will present Insight @ The Yards (January – March, 2015), a series of temporary site-specific art installations at the Albuquerque Rail Yards Blacksmith’s Shop, a historic, monumental architectural gem. The new Downtown gallery Central Features will present Visible Sound (April 24 – May 30, 2015), an exhibition of contemporary visual art objects and audible installations that embody ways in which sound can be visually and physically recorded, translated and understood. Programming includes artist-led “soundwalks” through Albuquerque. Richard Levy Gallery will present a solo exhibition of selected architectural objects and works on paper by internationally acclaimed architect Antoine Predock. The National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum will feature MARCO!: Celebrating the Legacy of Nuestro Maestro Marco Garcia (February 20 – June, 2015), which will celebrate the work of a local artist known as Marco, who sold his work at the Albuquerque flea market and the Spanish Village at the State Fair. Foodie: On Eats, Eating, and Eateries in Albuquerque (February 20 – April 5, 2015), presented by Tamarind Institute, will feature new lithographs created by Albuquerque artists that focus on local food and food culture. The Harwood Art Center will present 7th & Mountain (March 6 – April 17, 2015), featuring luminary local artists of all ages who have had a significant impact on and been significantly impacted by Harwood, while contributing to the larger creative dialogue in New Mexico. Harwood’s annual Encompass event (March 6, 2015, 6-8pm) will feature open studios with 45 resident artists and community art making projects. INTERNATIONAL ART SCHOLARS ON ALBUQUERQUE / ON THE MAP: Peter Frank, Associate Editor of Fabrik magazine & art critic for The Huffington Post, said, “Northern New Mexico is one of America’s premier locations for artistic activity, and has been for over a century. Santa Fe is a mecca for collectors, Taos is an historic cradle of innovation and artistic community, and the landscape all around — geological and anthropological — provides one of the most aesthetically inspiring environments in the world. What the world doesn’t yet know, however, is that Albuquerque, the region’s urban hub, is also its new artistic heart. A center of education (UNM’s art department has been one of America’s most vibrant for decades) and transportation, Albuquerque has become the new locus for artists themselves, providing affordable space, reasonable employment, ready access to the wider world, and a growing sense of community with other artists and art people. Tomorrow’s artists are at work in today’s Albuquerque.” Libby Lumpkin, renowned art historian, critic and professor, said, “I would imagine that no two people mean the same thing when they are referring to the art of the middle Rio Grande Valley. That’s what I like about the [On The Map] project. It brings out all the many types—art that carries on ancient traditions or shocks with the new, art that promotes spirituality or political positions, the sophisticated, the decorative and all points in between. My favorites are the works that generate friction between types. That’s where sparks fly.” ALBUQUERQUE VENUES & PRESENTERS TO DATE: Albuquerque Museum 516 ARTS Bernalillo County Public Art Program City of Albuquerque Public Art Program Central Features DSG Fine Art KiMo Theatre Gallery Frederick Hammersley Foundation Harwood Art Center Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Richard Levy Gallery National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum New Mexico PBS/KNME-TV North Fourth Art Center April Price Projects Gallery SCA Contemporary Art South Broadway Cultural Center Tamarind Institute UNM Art Museum UNM Hospitals Art Program SANTA FE VENUES TO DATE: Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA) Owings Gallery Stay tuned for a complete listing of exhibitions, opening receptions and public programs, which will be featured on a project website hosted by the Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau: www.ABQonthemap.com

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Here is an emerging artist that shows promise. Shaelin Jornigan is a performer, guitarist, songwriter and singer who somehow finds the time to paint (this makes us happy). Jornigan recently earned a BA in art from The University of New Mexico - UNM on scholarship and has shown her work at The Harwood Art Center, John Sommers Galleryand GRAFT . You can see here paintings in our Discover marketplace on artAttendant or in person Central Features Contemporary Art.

One of the groups who are still "on the map" is Casa Flamenca and this 4th of July holiday weekend they are on fire afte...
07/02/2016
Tablao “an intimate, authentic flamenco concert.” – Casa Flamenca

One of the groups who are still "on the map" is Casa Flamenca and this 4th of July holiday weekend they are on fire after their Chicago/mid west tour with two visiting guest artists, a vocalist and guitarist. Check them out tomorrow night in Old Town!!!

Tablao “an intimate, authentic flamenco concert.” A tablao (colloquial term for the Spanish “tablado”, floorboard) is a place where flamenco shows were performed and developed during the sixties of the 20th century throughout Spain replacing the “cafés cantantes” (cabarets). The “cafés cantan...

08/28/2015
Take Another Look 8-13-15

Albuquerque Museum's Titus O'Brien talking up On the Map and Public Selects on Gov TV!

On this episode of "Take Another Look," host Tony DellaFlora talks with Albuquerque Museum art program specialist Titus O'Brien about "Public Selects: A Crow...

Explore the art of emerging New Mexico artists at the The Harwood Art Center through July 24th.
06/15/2015
Surface: Emerging Artists of New Mexico

Explore the art of emerging New Mexico artists at the The Harwood Art Center through July 24th.

Harwood presents their 3rd annual emerging artists’ juried exhibition, professional development and endowed awards program celebrating New Mexico's emerging talents.

This Saturday, June 6th the Richard Levy Gallery is hosting a closing reception for #Coordinates, a group show of Albuqu...
06/05/2015
Current

This Saturday, June 6th the Richard Levy Gallery is hosting a closing reception for #Coordinates, a group show of Albuquerque based artists. This show includes work by #ananonymousartistlate20thc., #ThomasBarrow, #XuanChen, #KatyaCrawford and #SusanFrye, #JennaKuiper, #EmiOzawa, #MaryTsiongas, #JenniferVasher, and #TomWaldron.

http://www.levygallery.com/current/index.html

Richard Levy Gallery, a contemporary art gallery featuring paintings, drawings, prints, photography and sculpture by emerging to well-known artists. Print publisher.

Don't miss the opening reception for Come Together at OffCenter Community Arts Project in downtown Albuquerque. The rece...
06/01/2015
Opening Reception: Come Together

Don't miss the opening reception for Come Together at OffCenter Community Arts Project in downtown Albuquerque. The reception is free entry and starts at 5PM this coming Saturday, June 6.

In culmination of a series of collage and assemblage workshops and events offered throughout 2014-15, OFFCenter presents Come Together, a show of collage and assemblage art.

Explore an aquatic wilderness through large-scale prints at the The Harwood Art Center. Free admission. Exhibition close...
05/18/2015
Dorsal/Ventral & Balance

Explore an aquatic wilderness through large-scale prints at the The Harwood Art Center. Free admission. Exhibition closes May 28th.

Marne Elmore & Lindsey Schmitt’s dorsal / ventral considers questions of the aquatic environment through large-scale prints and drawings that pull the viewer in closer to representations of wildness at the variability of our own hands.

Thanks to Blake Driver and Arts+Culture Texas for this great article!
05/13/2015
A Living Art Mystery: Breaking the Albuquerque Code

Thanks to Blake Driver and Arts+Culture Texas for this great article!

A dash through a citywide art exhibition provides all the clues visitors need to connect the dots and solve one of the Southwest's greatest mysteries: Why Albuquerque is the way it is.

Only 3 DAYS LEFT! Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to start or build your art collection! Studio Sale in the Galler...
05/07/2015
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Only 3 DAYS LEFT! Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to start or build your art collection! Studio Sale in the Gallery at 516 ARTS is a fundraiser for both the nonprofit 516 ARTS and the participating local artists.
Bonus! Meet artists in the gallery and see their working process! Open daily from 12-5pm through Saturday, May 9

Studio Sale in the Gallery is on view through this Saturday, May 9 Open daily 12-5pmBuild your collection and connect with exceptional artists!The nonprofit 516 ARTS presents a new fundraising event featuring 11 Albuquerque-based, contemporary artists who, using the popular studio sale format, are s…

We have a love/hate relationship with sand here in New Mexico. Head to Exhibit/208 through the end of May to see how loc...
05/04/2015
S(and) Collective Exhibition

We have a love/hate relationship with sand here in New Mexico. Head to Exhibit/208 through the end of May to see how local artists interpret and utilize this curious material in their unique art design, sculpture, and photography.

“Sand” is a curious material. Grains from mysterious and varied origins collect together in unity, be it a beach, a desert, a garden...

05/03/2015

516 ARTS is OPEN today, 12-5pm! Come by to chat with the artists as they work and score some amazing artwork at crazy low prices

In case you missed it, here's a link to the segment on KRQE 13 this morning with 516 ARTS Board member Nancy Salem and S...
04/30/2015
Nonprofit art studio presents a new fundraiser

In case you missed it, here's a link to the segment on KRQE 13 this morning with 516 ARTS Board member Nancy Salem and Studio Sale in the Gallery artists Lea Anderson, Travis Bruce Black and Evan Dent!

The nonprofit 516 ARTS presents a new fundraising event featuring 11 Albuquerque-based, contemporary artists who, using the popular studio s…

04/29/2015

Catch 516 ARTS Board Member Nancy Salem and 3 of the Studio Sale artists - Travis Bruce Black, Evan Dent and Lea Anderson - on KRQE This Morning (KASA 2 Fox) TOMORROW MORNING at 8am! They'll be talking about their work and the Studio Sale in the Gallery fundraiser and auction

Thanks to New Mexico Mercury and Elaine Ritchel for the great write-up of On the Map!
04/09/2015
Mapping Albuquerque’s Art Scene

Thanks to New Mexico Mercury and Elaine Ritchel for the great write-up of On the Map!

On a Saturday evening in January, a lively crowd stood in a line that wrapped around the block—not waiting, as one might think, to get into a concert, but to enter 516 ARTS for the exhibition From the Ground Up. The crowd flowed into Richard Levy Gallery next door, and several other arts venues in t…

The "Where-Wear" exhibit at Design Studio LLC / April Price Projects Gallery downtown is only on display until April 30t...
04/06/2015
Where-Wear: New Works by Ann Dunbar

The "Where-Wear" exhibit at Design Studio LLC / April Price Projects Gallery downtown is only on display until April 30th. If you haven't seen it yet, get over there pronto!

Artist Ann Dunbar's themes derive from common items relating to women's lives, and the memories these items can evoke.

Some exciting events are happening over the next week for On The Map: Unfolding Albuquerque Art and Design!  Check the l...
04/01/2015
516arts.org

Some exciting events are happening over the next week for On The Map: Unfolding Albuquerque Art and Design! Check the link below so you don't miss anything!

Shop at 516 ARTS for a special one-night trunk show of local designers! During the First Friday Artscrawl on April 3, visit 516 ARTS for a special one-night only trunk show featuring Albuquerque designers with fresh new work for sale, including unique clothing, home accessories and more by Maude And…

#NEST online auction begins today! The Richard Levy Gallery is currently exhibiting designer birdhouses to benefit the T...
03/27/2015
NEST • Birdhouse Auction to benefit the National Audubon Society

#NEST online auction begins today! The Richard Levy Gallery is currently exhibiting designer birdhouses to benefit the The National Audubon Society. There will be a closing reception Friday, April 3 from 6-8 pm for your last chance to see these great projects in person. Bidding for the auction ends Sunday, April 5th at 6:00 pm PDT. Click here to see the full catalog of birdhouses and to bid on your favorites!

http://auctions.bidsquare.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/476/

NEST is an auction of visionary birdhouses created by architects and designers and benefits the National Audubon Society. Some birdhouses are functional, o

03/27/2015

Thanks Elaine Ritchel at the Weekly Alibi for the write up on Bits & Pieces - a pop up exhibition at Westbund West in collaboration with 516 ARTS . This show runs through this weekend only and is in participation with On the Map: Unfolding Albuquerque Art + Design. Go Albuquerque!
http://alibi.com/…/…/This-Map-Just-Keeps-Getting-Bigger.html

03/21/2015

Only four studios visited in my first hour and a half. Have to pick up the pace if I am to visit all of the open studios today! Thanks to the artists for welcoming us into their lives for the day.

A great conversation between Nancy Zastudil and Suzanne Sbarge in Art Ltd. for On the Map
03/17/2015
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A great conversation between Nancy Zastudil and Suzanne Sbarge in Art Ltd. for On the Map

Suzanne Sbarge (left) and Nancy Zastudil (right)“On the Map: Unfolding Albuquerque Art + Design” is a cultural partnership that celebrates the art of central New Mexico, with over 20 partnering organizations. From January through June 2015, regional public institutions have joined private galleries…

We visited The Harwood Art Center open house recently and got to see many of "public selects" contenders - such amazing ...
03/16/2015
Public Selects: Vote on the Best Art in Albuquerque

We visited The Harwood Art Center open house recently and got to see many of "public selects" contenders - such amazing artists on display! One more day left - this Saturday, March 21!

As part of the "On the Map" arts initiative in Albuquerque, the public gets to visit private studios and vote on their favorite pieces of artwork ...

03/08/2015

Made it to 23 of the 30 studios open today for the "Public Selects" project! A wonderful experience at each one. Fantastically diverse visions in art from glass blowing, ceramics, and electronic emotion-seeking vegetable growing chandeliers, to painting, photography, printed textiles, and sculpture. Thanks to all the artists for opening your worlds to the public and for the great home baked goodies. Two more Saturdays of this eye opening discovery.

Some great things are happening in the art realm around here!  This week's upcoming events for On the Map:
03/04/2015
516arts.org

Some great things are happening in the art realm around here! This week's upcoming events for On the Map:

Encompass features four gallery exhibitions, 39 open studios, collaborative art making projects and activities for all ages. As a precursor to Harwood’s 25th anniversary next year, 7th & Mountain exhibitions highlight luminary local artists who have had a significant impact on and have been impacted…

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