Prelude | Harwood Art Center


Monday, November 20, 9:00am

Opening Reception: Saturday, Dec 2, 6 - 8pm
Exhibition runs: 
Monday, November 20 - Friday, December 8                      

We’ve reconceived Prelude, our featured exhibition of our 12x12 Fundraising Exhibition, to highlight the intersections of art, design and daily living. Prelude supports Harwood *and* our collaborating artists, who receive a percentage of sales. Starting Monday, November 20, artwork may be purchased in person, online, or over the phone at (505) 242-6367.

Participating Artists:
Lea Anderson, Adam Billie, Joel Davis, Jane Gordon, Jonathan Guiney, Danny Hart, Eric Haskins, Eric J. Martinez, Cecilia McKinnon, Candy Nartonis, and David Santiago.

Why 12x12? Your purchases support Harwood’s free community arts education, outreach and professional development programs – multifaceted, immersive offerings shaped by and for participants of all ages, backgrounds and perspectives.

Works for Sale

To purchase any of the following, please pay online > or stop by Harwood. We are open from 9a - 5p Monday - Thursday and 9a-4p Friday.

Lea Anderson
graphite and mixed media on paper





Adam Billie
Albuquerque Monument #3 – 23K
mixed media - photographed/ illustrated and hand-embellished Giclee on canvas






Adam Billie
Albuquerque Monument #4 – De Anza
mixed media - photographed/ illustrated and hand-embellished Giclee on canvas




Joel Davis
Sculptural Corner Shelf
wood assemblage
optional consultation / installation $30/hr




Jane Gordon
Untitled (Paint it Gold)
felt, ceramic slip, glaze, spray paint
optional consultation $200, installation $30/hr




Jane Gordon
Untitled (functional ceramic wares)
red stoneware, local wood ash glaze
$200 for whole set





Jonathan Guiney
Stick Chair
baltic birch plywood, steel, brass shellac
$395 SOLD





Danny Hart
Untitled (Lights)
walnut veneer with latex paint, pine brackets, aluminum rivets
$295 each or three from $750





Danny Hart
Jewelry (left to right, top to bottom)
$55 cotton cord, burnt olive and brass
$60 cotton cord, burnt walnut -
$75 burnt walnut, cotton cord, brass SOLD
$75 burnt walnut, brass tube, bronze chain SOLD
$85 burnt olive, brass tube, bronze chain
$50 burnt walnut, brass tube, bronze chain,14k gold-filled chain
$55 burnt olive, brass tube, bronze chain SOLD
$65 burnt olive, brass tube, bronze chain,14k gold-filled hook SOLD


Eric Haskins
Arc Chair 1






Eric Haskins
Arc Chair 2






Eric Haskins
Bent Plate Table – Raw Steel






Eric Haskins
Bent Plate Table – Steel / Copper






Eric Haskins
$100 each 






Eric J. Martinez
optional $50 installation







Eric J. Martinez
Culpability and Cooperation
$200 SOLD







Cecilia McKinnon
Machine Repair
found machine parts and silk floss
$100 each or three for $275





Candy Nartonis
Box Inverted
found box, plaster, India ink
$180 each or three for $450




Candy Nartonis
Fuinki Sisters
cast iron
$190 each or three for $500




Candy Nartonis
Spirit Doors
$290 each or three for $700





David Santiago
charcoal, pastel, acrylic, NARS blush, and Urban Decay on birch




About the Artists

Lea Anderson has exhibited throughout New Mexico and the United States, as well as internationally in Bangkok, Thailand in 2010. A recipient of numerous awards for her artwork, she was also awarded “Albuquerque Local Treasure” in 2010. In 2013, Anderson was the Guest Curator for the exhibition Flatlanders and Surface Dwellers at 516 ARTS in Albuquerque. Fluent in both two-and three-dimensional visual languages, she recently created MERIDIAE, a monumental installation piece for the Albuquerque Museum as their 2015 Summer Artist-in-Residence, and just completed her latest solo show Cavern of Curiosities in Santa Fe in July 2016.

Adam N. Billie is a screen printer and owner of Ultimate Reality Design. Adam, Diné, has a B.F.A. from The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico in fine arts and art history. He also studied Indigenous Liberal Studies at The Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Joel Allen Davis is a sculptor and mosaic artist from Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is best known for his meticulous geometric, figurative, and abstract mosaic tile and stonework. His current body of work, however, is an amalgamation of found objects, distressed wood, and steel sculptural forms resembling organic totems or cacti. Joel’s work has a strong sense of balance and achieves a feeling of motion within the ridged parameters of the materials, a skill he has honed in his 20 + years of working in the construction and fabrication industries. Joel is obsessed with re-purposing discarded objects, and feels that the process of scavenging for materials and the emotions put forth during the creation of a piece are equally as important as a complex narrative. Often, the found object suggests the finished piece.

Jane Gordon completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Ceramics emphasis at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, in 2006. She moved to Albuquerque in January 2010 to attend the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of New Mexico, focusing on the Art & Ecology Area and participating in the 2011 Land Arts of the American West program. Coming from the “land of 10,000 lakes” to the high desert was a huge shift, and provided as many challenges as it did inspirations. She is currently an educator teaching ceramics at UNM, as well as an artist assistant, administrative assistant, farm worker, and activist. Each of these duties have resonances in her art practice. Jane loves her sweet husband, and enjoys cooking, eating, and sharing delicious food, losing herself in a good novel, and singing in the studio. Jane considers her work ethic an important facet of her personality, but is constantly striving for balance to generate a fulfilling and productive life.

Jonathan Guiney is a woodworker and the woodshop manager at Escuela del Sol Montessori and Harwood Art Center. When we saw the beautiful furniture Guiney makes, we asked him to be a part of the Prelude exhibition. He generously donated this chair for our fundraising efforts.

Danny Hart was born and raised in New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment. Spending his childhood in Santa Fe cultivated his passion for creative processes and design. He later studied Architecture at the University of New Mexico, which allowed his appreciation for design to manifest into a functional practice. After school he worked for 12 years as a finish carpenter, which allowed him to hone his skills as a craftsmen.

Architect, designer, and maker Eric Haskins is an Albuquerque native and resident who has designed furniture and objects since the early 1990s. He is currently in-house architect for Heritage Hotels and resorts. Additional work can be viewed at

The world around Eric J. Martinez has been framed by his family’s rural livestock farm and his great uncle's love of folk art and traditional carpentry. The New Mexico native saw the events of 9/11 as a naive and romantic call¬-to-¬action. Those travels and experiences in war shaped his early adulthood in such away that he turned further toward his rural New Mexican upbringing to traverse the deep cultural chasms that he faced on the battlefield, After seven years of service, he moved back to home pursue art with the hopes of using his unique experiences to serve New Mexico and to raise a family.

Cecilia McKinnon is an intermedia artist and curator based in Albuquerque, NM. Cecilia completed her BFA at the University of New Mexico, and also studied at Concordia University, with the Bread and Puppet Theater, and in the Land Arts of the American West program. She is a longtime puppet enthusiast, musician, collector of garbage, and taker of long walks. She is a member of several collectives, including noise performers Milch de la Máquina, women’s music festival Gatas y Vatas, and most currently GRAFT, an art and curatorial collective based out of Barelas neighborhood in Albuquerque.

Candy Nartonis lives and works in Albuquerque. Her work bridges the gap between abstract and altered imagery. Twice a Tamarind visiting artist, her practice includes installation, printmaking, painting, and sculpture. Making statements of meaning and relevance is the point, while the materials are less of a driving force. Her recent work is included in portfolios such as Pocahontas meets Hello Kitty (with Native American men and women); The Art Connection Collection; The Boston Printmakers’ Translations (2006); The Boston Portfolio for the Southern Graphics Council (2004); Varied Voices; EES Members Lighten Up; and States of the State: A Contemporary Survey of American Printing. A work on paper is included in Re-riding History: from the Southern Plains to the Matanzas Bay, curated by Emily Arthur, Marwin Begaye and John Hitchcock. This travelling show is currently travelling, having it’s first show at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum at Flagler College in Saint Augustine, Florida.

David Santiago was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM, and spent his early years as a Hawaiian shirt wearing – rolly-back pack pulling superfan of the film Titanic. Eventually, David forsook the former and embraced the latter, becoming a charcoal artist specializing in female portraiture. When not drawing his French girls, he derives inspiration from his southwest surroundings, and influence from his father, a rock sculptor, whose passion for his work bleeds into David’s dedication to his own. A graduate of the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, David discovered many of the techniques and mediums he still uses, as well as a love of art, and work ethic that can only be born from architecture school’s rigorous sleep depriving demands during his college tenure. David is the exclusive artist of Tractor Brewing Company, and has shown, and been published nationally. For David, Art is a passion, constantly evolving through artistic experimentation and experience. Each piece is defined not only as a final product, but also through the process, materials, and ideas that went into its creation. In observing a glimpse of its wood grained origin within the final product, viewers are allowed to be part of the artistic journey and reflect on their own path to that moment. It allows them to delve deeper, be reflective, exposed, naked with the art.

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Kris Mills

Former Studio Artist

I was in Harwood’s very first show called Road To Chaos, organized by Jeff Kruger. My dog, Micro, was also in that show eating 30 hot dogs in a performance piece by Bryan Konefsky. I had two studios at two different times. The most recemt, I used the studio to do serigraphy with my collaborative friend Tom Loeb. LThe first time, I used the studio to make sculpture. Harwood has given me many opportunities to show my own art and curate shows about the work my community, Albuquerque makes.  My dog Pablo and I are in and out of Harwood’s doors a lot because I now live in the neighborhood.

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