March First Saturday 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: Arts & Social Justice
September First Friday Opening Reception
Harwood Art Center presents Bridge: Arts & Social Justice, our annual juried exhibition dedicated to themes of social, political and environmental justice.
November Soft Opening
Monday, November 20th
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 will be available for purchase in person or online, starting November 20.
12 × 12 and PRELUDE
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 (Staci Drangmeister, GuruAmrit Khalsa and Julia Mandeville) curate the annual exhibitions presented by Harwood and program the remaining exhibition calendar by proposal.
Former Harwood Employee
In 1992, I answered a HELP WANTED ad for substitute teachers at Escuela del Sol Montessori. There I met Friedje, who astutely noticed I had some experience in organizing artists and arts organizations. I began searching for interested artists and set out creating art workshops for the community. We soon began offering about 30 workshops, in everything from pinhole photography, drawing, performance art, to ceramics, mask making, video production and more. After this successful summer session, I was offered a managerial position and began to see what could come of the newly minted “Harwood Art Center.” After about one year we had 65 amazing artists in the studios, with a growing waiting list of well over 50 people, a working performance space, dance ﬂoor and darkroom, various gallery spaces, as well as classes just about every night of the week.