Please join us for the opening reception of our October exhibitions. This month features Frank McCulloch: A Retrospective, offering a glimpse into McCulloch's career over 50 years, as well as John Garrett & Alan Pain Radebaugh's newest exhibition, A Sense Of Place, which celebrates the natural environment. Exhibitions run: October 7 - 27, 2016 read more >
Join us for our 10th Annual 12x12 Exhibition & Fundraiser on Saturday, December 3, 6 - 8pm! The evening features art by over 200 artists of all ages, live music by Raven Rutherford & Her Sweet Potato Pie Band, and tasty treats from our favorite local restaurants. We hope to see you there! read more >
Create your own beautiful mosaic art piece, from start to finish, in one weekend. In this hands-on class, you'll learn about design, cutting tiles, adhesives and grout. With your new skills and experience, you'll have the confidence to move onto all kinds of mosaic projects on your own. No artistic ability or experience is required. All tiles, tools and other supplies will be provided in class. Read More >
Introduction to Chinese Watercolors with Fiona Yang
Wednesdays, November 2 - November 30 (No class on November 23), 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Building on the black-on-white style of Chinese brush painting, instructor Fiona Yang will introduce participants to traditional Chinese watercolor painting. Through study of formal elements, students will learn the basics of tools, brushstrokes, and color application techniques. Read More >
The Gilded Page with Julia Lambright
Saturday & Sunday, November 5 & 6, 9:00am - 5:00pm
This fun, two-day workshop is for anyone interested in applying gold to their painting or calligraphy. Participants will learn and explore a number of decorative techniques using patent gold leaf and golden paint. At the end of the workshop, everyone will leave with a gilded page. Read More >
Drawing the Portrait with Archer Dougherty
Saturdays & Sundays, November 12, 13, 19, and 20, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Learn how to draw the portrait from international artist Archer Dougherty! Students will be taken through the practical application of emphasizing the anatomical structure and planes of the head, rendering value, the basics and principles of designing edges, composition, and using these tools to create a likeness. Read More >
Encompass: 25 Years
Encompass is a unique multi-generational art event that takes place annually in March. Presented by Harwood Art Center in Albuquerque, NM, Encompass features four gallery exhibitions, three site-specific commissions, 40 open artist studios, collaborative art making projects and activities for all ages. It is both a reflection of and an offering to our community.
Harwood was established in 1991 and, at every turn, artists of all ages have inspired and influenced our work; tens of thousands have collaborated with Harwood over the years, leaving an indelible impact on our organization and on New Mexico.
As we acknowledge a landmark anniversary in 2016, we are dedicated to exploring and honoring these extraordinary relationships – and in so doing, telling the story of this extraordinary place. Encompass: 25 Years marks our most expansive milestone celebration. We are grateful to every single member, past and present, of our Harwood universe.
We are particularly thankful to our partners at Humbird NM and JAK Media for producing this extraordinarily beautiful film.
Surface & Encompass Program Catalogs
Happy reading! Check out the catalogs for two of our annual capstone exhibition programs, SURFACE: Emerging Artists of New Mexico and ENCOMPASS: A Multigenerational Art Event!
HISTORY OF HARWOOD
The Harwood, originally the home of the Harwood Girls School (1925-1976), is housed in a 1925 neo-classical Revival style building just north of downtown Albuquerque on the Mountain Road side of the Sawmill-Wells Park neighborhoods. read more >
Harwood has deep roots in our neighborhood. We partner with local community centers and offer free art workshops and public events with the goal of building strong relationships around the city. read more >