Prelude | Harwood Art Center

Prelude

Monday, November 19, 9:00am


Opening Reception: Saturday, Dec 1, 6 - 8pm
Exhibition runs: 
Monday, November 19 - Friday, December 14           

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 19 artwork may be purchased in person, online, or over the phone at (505) 242-6367.

Participating Artists:
Joshua Atlas, Jennifer DePaolo, Chela Gurnee, Annalea Hart, Karl Hofmann, Kenji Kondo, Zahra Marwan, Kevin Pierce, Valerie Roybal, and Pamela Wesolek.

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, identities, backgrounds and perspectives.


Works for Sale

Prelude works will be for sale November 19 - December 14. During that time, you will be able to purchase works directly > from this page, or in person at Harwood.

Joshua Atlas

UNTITLED              
ink on paper
$300

UNTITLED (CROWD)            
ink on paper
$300

TUBBING              
ink on paper
$250

UNTITLED (DRAWINGS)      
ink on paper
$50 each

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Jennifer DePaolo

We Three I      
Porcelain pottery set (1 mug, 1 cup and 1 plate)
$155

We Three II     
Porcelain pottery set (1 mug, 1 cup and 1 plate)
$155

We Three III     
Porcelain pottery set (1 mug, 1 cup and 1 plate)
$155

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Chela Gurnee

Chakra Triptych Necklace     
Sonoran dendritic rhyolite, garnet and sterling silver
$1,100

Evolution Necklace            
dendritic agate, 14k gold and sterling silver
$1,100

Laguna Lace Agate Landscape Cuff Bracelet        
sterling silver and Laguna lace agate
$400

Landscape Jasper Earrings         
landscape jasper, sterling silver and 14k gold balls
$375

Crescent Earrings             
silver and peach moonstone 
$165

Crescent Moon Necklace          
Sonoran dendritic rhyolite, fine silver and sterling silver
$295

Dendritic Jasper Ring     
dendritic jasper and fine silver
$220

Sonoran Dendritic Rhyolite Ring            
Sonoran dendritic rhyolite, fine silver and sterling silver
$200

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Annalea Hart

No Condemnation           
cotton rope and copper pipe
$225

The No. 9            
cotton rope and brass ring
$75
(staghorn fern- $35)            

The No. 11             
cotton rope and brass ring
$75
(hoya carnosa - $35)         

The No. 5            
cotton rope and brass ring
$105
(philodendrons - $40 / pair)   

Lantern 4            
cotton rope and brass ring
$225

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Karl Hofmann

Plein Air              
ink, gouache and watercolor
$900

Some Areas of Interest           
ink, gouache and watercolor
$900

What Looms        
ink, gouache and watercolor
$900

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Kenji Kondo

6-4 Lamp            
laser cut baltic birch plywood
$550

Flat Pak Light Table       
laser cut acrylic
$185

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Zahra Marwan

Wednesday's at my Grandpa's House, Al-Adailiya  
watercolor, ink and pen on paper
$850

If you've ever wondered what it's like to be married to a sweet + timid Frenchman      
watercolor and pen on paper
$450

Summer Dreams            
watercolor, ink and pen on paper
$1,450

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Kevin Pierce

Perspex and Perspectives          
acrylic, wire and string
$975

Coniferous Dreams - 1st movement         
found wood, wire and string
$875

Universal Principals           
wire and string
$775

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Pamela Wesolek

The Closest We come to Jupiter; Jasper       
etching and chine colle
$350

Sonoran Dendritic Rhyolite          
multiple plate etching and chine colle
$350

Anthropology of Turquiose         
etching and chine colle
$350

Beach Pebbles              
multiple plate etching and chine colle
$350

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Valerie Roybal

Untitled (Embroidery Set of 3)         
embroidery
$150

Untitled (Embroidery Set of 2)    
embroidery
$100

Untitled (Embroidery Set of 3)           
embroidery
$150

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About the Artists

Joshua Atlas grew up in Albuquerque and first left NM determined to be a painter (BFA ’01) and to appease a wanderlust. After bouncing around for a while,all those best-laid plans landed a career far removed from the arts. A job opportunity brought him back to NM in 2009 and the thriving arts scene inspired the decision to reconnect with an art community and try to create a stable working environment conducive to a new career and long-term goals as an artist. Beyond studio work, those goals include: collaborations and community work, art related travel and study, and possibly trying a hand at teaching.

Jennifer DePaolo works for a more empathic and equitable society through her studio practice, outreach and collaborative events and projects. She integrates food and pottery through Gathered, a series of pop-up celebrations in partnership with Edible Magazine and local growers, chefs and artists. Together with ceramic artist Jane Gordon she co-founded the What Becomes Project, which received a Fulcrum Fund Award of 516 Arts and the Andy Warhol Foundation to build community through collaborative clay sculpture. Jen partnered with writer and performer Ebony Booth to develop Burque Noir, an annual multi-media showcase for visual and performing artists in Albuquerque who are African American. Her ongoing project, Between You & Me is an experiential installation designed to bring people face-to-face to share differences and examine what we hold in common. Jen earned a Liberal Arts Degree in Art and Writing from Houghton College and later moved to Albuquerque to pursue her MFA at the University of New Mexico where she also studied race, class and gender in American culture. She participated in UNM’s Land Arts of the American West program as a Teaching Assistant and maintains a strong ecological focus in her work. She participates in national invitational and juried exhibitions including: Evocative Garden, NCECA Biennial, Beyond the Brickyard at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana; Small Favors at the Clay Studio in Philadelphia; and Art in Craft Media at the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo. Her writing has been published in Ceramics, Art and Perception and Ceramics Monthly.

Chela Gurnee holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. She began her journey as a jeweler when she took a small metals and jewelry class in 1991 by chance and fell in love with working with metal. She has always loved adorning herself with beautiful things and to be able to make jewelry herself—for herself—was very inspiring. Her studies led her to Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco as well as mentoring with jewelry artist Susan Skinner. Her work consists of sterling silver, gold, semi-precious stones and found objects like pebbles and seaglass. She find that the stones have a story to tell and that each piece becomes a talisman, just waiting for its muse. Her business has grown over the years and you can find her work at 9 different shops and galleries from California to New York as well as on her website and pop-ups and arts shows in the New Mexico area.

Annalea Hart is a fiber artist who currently combines a love for handcrafted macramé with the natural beauty of botanicals. Her collection of plant hangers and wall hangings brings the simple yet gorgeous art of knotted rope to any space. Whether its living room walls, commercial installations, or stage design, Annalea has had the opportunity to turn humble materials into something much more than the sum of their parts. Married to Jesse for over 18 years, she works from her home studio while raising and homeschooling their five children. Annalea's first book releases in early 2019.

Karl Hofmann is a painter and installation artist. His installations are process driven and result from an intention to ‘build’ paintings in three dimensional space. An effort to portray the epic and phenomenal has long driven his composition choices. Art historical movements like Fluxus, Pop, Dada and Expressionism the art of the far East have strong influences in his work. Hofmann holds a BFA from the University of Michigan and an MFA from the University of New Mexico. His work has been the recipient of many awards is in several collections.

After studying sculpture at the University of New Mexico, Kenji Kondo formed Muko Design with Thomas Muchowski which specialized in interior and furniture design in new York City. He later joined Antoine Predock Architect PC and was made an associate in 2006. Here Kondo was introduced to laser cutters and rapid prototyping and was quickly inspired to open his own studio one that was based around these technologies. In 2008, Kondo established his own atelier dedicated to the production of unique and functional objects and local manufacturing. Kondo is also a member of IATSE Local 480 New Mexico and Local 44 Hollywood.

Zahra Marwan grew up in two deserts which vary drastically and have many similarities in culture. One close to the sea, the other close to the mountains. She studied the visual arts in France, and continues various pursuits to further educate herself. She currently lives in the Barelas neighborhood of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and works in her studio at the Harwood Art Center, where she incorporates Kuwaiti tendencies into her daily life.

Kevin Pierce was born in Chicago and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. He is a kinetic sculpture artist currently residing in the East Mountains of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Since the early 1990s, Kevin has been making kinetic art in the form of mobiles, with an emphasis on found objects, sculpted wire and acrylic materials. Inspired by the elements found in his immediate surroundings, Kevin’s mobiles are often created from materials that have unique and well-established histories of their own. It is his intent to honor that history through the interplay of light, shadow and kinetics. He is the recipient of a Gold ADDY Award for his “Fireworks” sculptural installation for TBS Networks. Kevin has previously exhibited his mobiles at the Edna Hart Gallery in Los Angeles.

Valerie Roybal was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and currently lives and works in Albuquerque. Her artwork has been shown in a number and variety of exhibitions and venues including Unraveling Tradition and New Mexico Showcase at 516 ARTS in Albuquerque, and Biennial Southwest '08 at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. Her work can be seen in the books Cutting Edges: Contemporary Collage (Gestalten, 2011) CUT and PASTE, 21st Century Collage (Laurence King Publishers, 2011), and Freehand: Sketching Tips Drawn from Art (Chronicle Books, 2013).

Pamela Wesolek grew up in Wisconsin and went to college at St.Olaf in Northfield, MN where she learned the art of printmaking. Twenty years ago she moved to New Mexico in search of warmer places to make art. She found New Grounds Print Workshop where she has been primarily doing copperplate etching. The place has since changed hands and is now called Remarque. When she is not in the studio pulling prints she can be found hiking up mountains, rock climbing, or at home with her two kids and husband.

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HARWOOD STORIES

Richard Goulis

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.

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