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 Director of Harwood
When I started the building was primarily a studio center for artists with very little public programming. The only staff members were the Building Manager Marshall Kovitz and me, and we were both part-time. I worked to expand the reach of Harwood through lots more exhibitions, classes and events, and the Harwood Summer Arts Camp. I focused on community involvement and marketing, which transformed Harwood from a mostly quiet studio center into a public venue that was always buzzing with activity.
I am grateful to the Harwood for launching my career in arts administration over 20 years ago and for serving as the umbrella for 516 ARTS in our first year.