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Announcing 2016 
Art School Season!

One day, multi-week, and weekend workshops.


Oppportunities for Artists Abound!

Propose an exhibition, teach an art class, volunteer.
Be part of our Harwood circles.
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Harvest CSA Shares On Sale!

10 Artists + 55 Shareholders =
New Mexico's first Community Supported Art program.
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Opportunity: Community Relations Coordinator! 

We are looking for a new full-time Community Relations Coordinator! Read more >>


May Exhibitions

May Exhibitions

Friday, May 06, 6:00pm

Our May exhibitions feature Traversing the Edges: Bryce Hample, Niya Lee & Myriam Tapp in the main gallery and Romance & Necessary Fictions: Maude Andrade & Tanesia Hale-Jones in the front gallery. Join us for the opening reception on Friday, May 6 from 6-8p. Exhibitions run: May 6 - 26, 2016 read more >

Summer Art Camp Scholarship Fundraiser

Summer Art Camp Scholarship Fundraiser

Saturday, May 28, 1:00pm

Come and eat, drink Marble beer, make art and listen to great local music by DJ Matt, Joanie and Darin, and Kevin Herig Trio! Delicious food trucks, Supper Truck and Ay K Rico, will feed you. Music will groove you. Harwood Art Center will make art with you! AND fabulous raffle prizes of unique local art will tempt you! Saturday May, 28 from 1 - 7p @ Marble Brewery read more >

SURFACE: Emerging Artists of New Mexico

SURFACE: Emerging Artists of New Mexico

Friday, June 03, 6:00pm

SURFACE: Emerging Artists of New Mexico is an annual juried exhibition, professional development and endowed cash awards program presented by Harwood Art Center, featuring 14 artists in two exhibitions. Exhibition Runs: June 3 - July 22, 2016 read more >

Summer art camp

Young artists, grades 1 - 9, immerse themselves in the arts with a group of inspired peers and accomplished instructors. Summer Art Camp unleashes imaginations, opening doors to new experiences, creative innovation and a rich array of performing and visual arts. Learn more & register now >

Biomorphia: Exploring the Mircrocosm with Lea Anderson

In this mixed-media workshop, we will creatively respond on an instinctive level to a certain kind of beauty found deep within in the intricate, complex, and micro-processes of nature. Cells, fungi, diatoms, amoebae, pollen and other fascinating natural forms will serve as stimuli while we explore, invent and discover biomorphic worlds of our own design. Artists will come away with several artworks and samples using all kinds of engaging and inspirational techniques! Register Now >

Hand Built Ceramics with Jen DePaolo

From sculpture to pottery, learn how coil, pinch and slab techniques are used to make contemporary ceramic art. This informal workshop will help participants of all experience levels grow their creative practice in clay through demos, exercises and one on one assistance with your project. Register Now >

Painting the Spring Landscape with Michelle Chrisman

Join noted artist, Michelle Chrisman, for a weekend of plein air landscape painting surrounded by the beautiful scenery of Los Poblanos Historic Inn and lavender field in Albuquerque’s north valley. All skill levels and painting mediums are welcome. Register Now >

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!

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.


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.
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Summer Scratch Club is here! In this club we will cover the disciplined process of computer programming through the intuitive, fun, and exploratory Scratch Programming Language. While learning the language, students will practice invaluable problem solving, collaboration, and creative thinking skills. During this ten day period, students will learn all of the focused game design and development skills. Classes run on the same session schedule as Summer Art Camp from 4:15p - 5:30p each day. 

Spaces are limited to 6 students per session. If you're interested, make sure to register as soon as possible! Learn more & register now >