Annual Shows & Events

  • 12x12 Member Preview Reception, 2013

  • 6x6 Work of Escuela del Sol students, 2013

  • 12x12 Opening Night Reception, 2013

  • Encompass, 2013

  • Encompass, 2013

  • Encompass, 2013

  • Encompass, 2013

  • SURFACE: Emerging Artists of New Mexico, 2013

  • SURFACE: Emerging Artists of New Mexico, 2013

Encompass: A Unique Multigenerational Art Event

March First Friday Opening Reception
Harwood Art Center and Escuela del Sol Montessori present Encompass, featuring two gallery exhibitions, open studios, collaborative art making projects and activities for all ages. Encompass is both a reflection of and an offering to our community. 

Encompass 2016 Program Film

Encompass 2013 Program Film

SURFACE: Emerging Artists of New Mexico

June First Friday Opening Reception
Harwood Art Center presents SURFACE: Emerging Artists of New Mexico, in partnership with Albuquerque Art Business Association. SURFACE is a juried exhibition, professional development and endowed cash awards program. A competitive statewide call for entries is released in January of each year. 

Bridge: Art & Social Justice

September First Friday Opening Reception
Harwood Art Center presents Bridge: Art & Social Justice, our annual juried exhibition dedicated to themes of social, political and environmental justice. 


November Soft Opening
Monday, November 14th

A precursor to our widely anticipated 12×12, PRELUDE features the works of ten renowned artists from New Mexico. Artists are invited to participate and generously donate their works in support of Harwood’s art education and community outreach programs. Works are sold through silent auction online starting Monday, November 14th and ending the night of our December 3rd 12x12 event. 

12 × 12 and PRELUDE

Member Preview Reception
and December First Saturday Opening Reception

Harwood Art Center presents 12×12 and PRELUDE, fundraising exhibitions that feature established, emerging and youth artists from New Mexico. The main event, our 12×12 exhibition, includes over 200 works that remain anonymous until sold – for the flat rate of $144 (12"x12") or $36 (6"x6").

Harwood staff members (GuruAmrit Khalsa and Julia Mandeville) curate the annual exhibitions presented by Harwood and program the remaining exhibition calendar by proposal. 


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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