Our Board | Harwood Art Center

Our Board

As a single organization, Harwood and Escuela share a remarkable Board of Trustees, each of whom facilitate the direction and philosophy of the organization.

Maria Garcia Geer, Board President
Deborah Chavez, Board Treasurer
Elizabeth Marcilla, Board Secretary
Inga Tomlinson, Board – Staff Liaison
Fay Abrams
John Barney
Samantha Clark
Ann Edenfield-Sweet
Friedje vanGils (ex-officio)

HARWOOD STORIES

Barbara Grothus

Former Harwood Artist


I remember when the Harwood was a big empty building and Friedje had recruited a few people from the community to brainstorm about what it might become. The art community was large; studio and gallery spaces were limited. A match was made, and as the space filled up, the vision evolved. Albuquerque United Artists had an office, and held exhibitions during the 1990s. In 2000, I collected burned relics from the Cerro Grande fire.The Harwood had a space available, and though I have always had my own studio (OK, those burned things were sooty), I rented a studio there while I worked on some ideas. Eventually, I had two shows about the fire The Harwood also awarded me an exhibition in 2005. That was a true honor. The place has been part of my life for the entire time it has existed as a “home for art and artists.

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