Gallery Shows

  • Holly Roberts, Adam and Eve
    From Uncharted Territory, March 2014

  • Orlando Leyba, Cuerda 
    from Overlap, January 2014

  • Rachel Zollinger, Seif, No. 2
    from Re(structure), January 2014

  • Dannee Ashton
    Recycled Heart: Artists of ArtStreet, Feburary 2014

  • Elaine Roy, xxoo Sending My Love
    from Contemporary Contrast, August 2014

  • Maude Adrade, Last Night's Blue Dress
    from Finding Reason, April 2014

  • Margi Weir, Fiscal Forecasting
    from Topical Tapestries, April 2014

  • Alan Paine Radebaugh
    October 2014

  • Ken Frink
    May 2014

  • Karl Hoffman
    May 2014

  • Evan Dent
    September 2014

  • Janet Shagam
    October 2014

Xing! A Musical Installation

Saturday, December 03, 6:05pm

XING!

a musical installation by Stephanie Lerma and Shawn Turung

opening reception: Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 6 - 8pm
at our 10th Annual 12x12 Exhibtion and Fundraiser

Stephanie and Shawn share a passion for process and rhythmic patterns in their art practices. They relish the experimental approach to art making and are motivated by the way a new piece unfolds. As makers, they are motivated by the process through which a new piece unfolds and their ideology is to transform the ordinary into extraordinary.

about the artists

STEPHANIE LERMA
I have a love affair with making and a certain obsessive need to produce. My work gravitates toward labor intensive, highly repetitive methods of accumulation. I enjoy combining modern inventions with traditional making methods and strive to weave them into a collective whole.

For the past 20 years, I have been completely seduced by paper and its intriguing versatility. I often pull hundreds or thousands of paper pieces to produce one work of art. This work continues to focus on the transformational quality of how a single unit morphs into a larger whole through accummulation. Making paper is both meditation and obsession – my repetitive longing.


SHAWN TURUNG
I make art to delight, to explore thoughts through imagery and as a cathartic tool. I do not deliberately try to connect my experiences with anyone else's - I honestly believe this is a natural process that happens on it's own - as human beings, we share emotions and experiences that reflect viscerally through Art.

My process in creating imagery wades through all aspects of my life; family, interests in science, psychology, humor, basic emotions and needs. I embrace the 'insignificant' as well as the 'great' and try to make art that blends it all together, not exactly chaos, but considering it all.

The medium of mixed media appeals to me because it reflects upon my process of creating through exploration. The exclusion of any potential medium would be inhibitive to the final vision.

April Exhibitions

Friday, April 07, 6:00pm

Featuring The Lovegomerys and Leo Neufeld

Opening Reception: Friday, April 7, 6 - 8pm
Exhibitions Run: April 7 - 27, 2017

______Stand: The Lovegomerys

Jessamyn Lovell, Lee Montgomery, and Rudy Montgomery

The Lovegomerys seek practical and impractical ways to deliberately intersect art and commerce in a critically meaningful way that they can share with the public.  Starting from a juvenile perspective triggered by our youngest member, we are building lemonade stands inside the gallery and creating works that can be dispensed by a vending machine that we will install in the gallery. All work displayed via the “lemonade” stands at Harwood will be for sale at very reasonable prices, with the hope that the work will be accessible to people of all incomes. {main gallery}

The Lovegomerys will hold “Open Hours” on three occasions during the exhibition:

  • Friday, April 7, 6 - 8pm (during the opening reception)
  • Friday, April 14, 12 - 4pm
  • Thursday, April 20, 4:30 - 5:30pm (prior to the Artist Panel Discussion from 5:30 - 7:30pm)

During "Open Hours", all three Lovegomerys will offer something special to their visitors, from lemonade and punch served in “art cups” to mini DIY Private Investigator kits and DIY PI consultations.

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The First 50 Years: Leo Neufeld

This exhibition presents a glimpse into Leo Neufeld’s career and relationship with art. Throughout his creative journey, Neufeld’s masterful skill and passion for aesthetics is evident. Whether painting commissioned portraits, commemorative works, or New Mexican and Californian landscapes en plein air, his works radiate beauty and exuberance. {front gallery}

As part of this exhibition, Leo Neufeld will be hosting a one day workshop and artistic critique session at Harwood’s 6th St. Studio and at his home studio.

      Artistic Development Workshop & Critique with Leo Neufeld
      Saturday, April 22, 1 - 5pm

      Receiving constructive feedback about your art can greatly improve your
      skills and take your work to the next level. Tap into Leo’s extensive
      knowledge and expertise by bringing up to 5 of your  current paintings or
      drawings to class for discussion. Leo will give insight into what makes an
      artwork successful, covering an array of art concepts and philosophies.
      The workshop will end with a visit to Leo’s studio where he will examine
      his own work for the participants.

      Location: Harwood’s 6th Street Studio & Leo Neufeld’s Studio
      Class Fee: $60 ($50 Harwood Members)
      Register Now >

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MODERATED ARTIST PANEL DISCUSSION

Thursday, April 20 from 5:30 - 7:30pm
at Harwood Art Center

Our April exhibitions each exemplify their own distinct approach to art making, however it is apparent that the act of creation is essential to both the Lovegomerys and Neufeld. Together, the works in these exhibitions provide a very interesting view of differing philosophies on art.

To make sense of it all, the artists will participate in a panel discussion moderated by Julia Mandeville on Thursday, April 20 from 5:30 - 7:30pm to explore their motivations for making art and what makes art successful. Please join us to learn more and hear what the artists have to say.

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ABOUT THE ARTISTS

THE LOVEGOMERYS: Jessamyn Lovell, Lee Montgomery, and Rudy Montgomery

The Lovegomerys are a family of collaborative art makers who live in Albuquerque, NM. Jessamyn Lovell and Lee Montgomery are artists, educators and the parents of a four year old. Their son Rudy is most interested in experimenting with icons of popular culture and imaginary things using a limitless pallet of media.  jessamynlovell.com

    “As artists, we are working together to envision alternate and sustainable economies for art making, and a critique of contemporary markets. We are fostering an openness and sense of inquiry that is appropriate to the culture and aesthetics of the entire family.” – The Lovegomerys

LEO NEUFELD

Leo Neufeld graduated from the University Wisconsin Madison in 1972. After graduation, Neufeld moved to New York where he studied at the Arts Student League for 5 years. As a contemporary realist landscape and portrait painter, Neufeld has exhibited work all over the country and completed numerous commissions. One of his most notable exhibitions was in 1986 at the Grand Central Art Gallery. This exhibition opened the door to a teaching position at the National Academy of Art and Design. Neufeld has taught for over 30 years, 19 of which were at the Harwood Art Center. Neufeld currently lives and works in Albuquerque. leoneufeld.com

    “I didn’t choose to be an artist. I feel compelled to do this work, like I was born to paint in the tradition of the Old Masters. The Old Masters are profound in their interpretations of life, and art provides a deeper, more meaningful way for me to connect with, observe, and interpret the world. In the act of creation, I feel connected to something greater than myself. This universal feeling transcends time and space.

    “Art is the divine line to God. Art is an expression of humankind and has been with us from the beginning of civilization. I believe this need for visual communication is part of a vital need to feel alive – to document life – and to be a part of the life around us. I believe art is surely a path to enlightenment. Art will always be with us. It is part of who we are.” – Leo Neufeld

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May Exhibitions

Friday, May 05, 6:00pm

Featuring Christian Gallegos and Joanna Keane Lopez

Opening Reception: Friday, May 5 from 6 – 8pm
Exhibitions Run: May 5 – 25, 2017

Joanna Keane Lopez: Plantcraft

Plantcraft is an inquiry into the natural environment of the Southwest. The work encompasses plant and insect dyes, hand harvested aliz (a traditional clay plaster) and botanical paintings of regional medicinal plants. Plantcraft investigates place, the human being's relationship with flora and natural materials, the southwestern landscape's interaction with architecture, as well as the mystique and the stories of plants that heal. {front gallery}

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TAXI!: Christian Gallegos

Christian Gallegos’ vibrant paintings in TAXI! reflect his personal experience growing up at the intersection of the street life and art scene of New York City. The iconic yellow cab is a recurrent motif in these paintings along with the urban landscape including the graffiti / street art that has become an important part the international art world. {main gallery}

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About the artists

Christian Gallegos

Christian Gallegos grew up in New York City while spending summers in New Mexico. He moved to Albuquerque in 2004, to focus on his creative endeavors. In 2011 he was selected as an Emerging Artist by Creative Albuquerque and has continued to exhibit prolifically in solo shows and juried exhibitions including Miniatures and More at The Albuquerque Museum of Art & History.

Growing up trekking back and forth between the East Coast and the Southwest, Christian produces his work from the viewpoint of 35,000 ft. Mastering the balance of these points of view; he creates a colorfully exuberant mix of both urban and aerial visual imagery. His stylized motifs and refined palette have become a signature that is sustained throughout his body of work.

“This cache of works are manifestations of memory whereby life is a process with experiences driving and affecting memory. Living in a multidimensional reality, Christian Michael Gallegos transcribes an autobiographical language of memory and experience delivering single plane views gathered from a lifetime.

The lack of depth is an allusion to a view from 20,000 feet high where dimensions and depth collapse. Entranced by this experience, dimensions collapse and tableaus exist on one homogenized plane of view. Ostensibly transposing images into this one-dimensional plane with color, impasto, layering, and line, Christian coaxes the mind to perceive, if not read, the depth and dimensions of his work, while at the same time, sharing intimate moments from his life.”  - RosaLee Lopez, B.A.F.A / Art Historian, Curator

Joanna Keane Lopez

Joanna Keane Lopez was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She graduated with a BFA in Studio Art with a second major in Spanish from The University of New Mexico with the honors of summa cum laude. While at UNM, she was a part of the art & ecology program, and Land Arts of The American West, where as a team the group camped for 6 weeks throughout New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, and Texas. She was selected as a SURFACE: Emerging Artist of New Mexico by Harwood Art Center in 2015. In August 2016, she traveled to Iquitos, Peru to study plant knowledge and artistic expressions of mestizo shamanism in the Peruvian Amazon with an international research grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. In March 2017 she did a work-trade residency with A-Z West in Joshua Tree, CA. Beginning in June 2017, she will be working as a visual arts teaching assistant with the Oxbow School’s Summer Art Camp in Napa, California.

Joanna Keane Lopez’s practice brings together paper, wildcrafted plants, natural dyes, adobe mud and embroidery that are rooted in traditional artistic practices of the Southwest. Her work draws upon cultural and historical art forms specific to New Mexico such as architectural forms, materials and methods. Inspirations include the work of the enjarradora (traditional woman plasterer), the tejedora (woman weaver) who works with wool and dyes and the curandera (medicine woman) who utilizes regional medicinal plants.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Friday, May 05, 6:00pm

June - July

Opening Reception: Friday, June 2, 6 - 8pm
Exhibitions Run: June 2 - July 21, 2017

Main Gallery
Surface: Emerging Artists of New Mexico Juried Exhibition, Endowed Awards & Professional Development Program

Front Gallery
Christopher MacQueen

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August

Opening Reception: Friday, August 4, 6 - 8pm
Exhibitions Run: August 4 - 24, 2017

Main Gallery
Mary Sweet

Front Gallery
Bob & Gloria Mallory

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September

Opening Reception: Friday, September 1, 6 - 8pm
Exhibitions Run: Septemeber 1 - 28, 2017

Main Gallery
DUALITY, a group exhibition produced by women artists through workshops with lead artist Jodie Herrera

Front Gallery
Invitation exhibition of women artists

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October

Opening Reception: Friday, October 6, 6 - 8pm
Exhibitions Run: October 6 - 26, 2017

Main Gallery
S(and) - Group Show, participating artists are, Lea Anderson, Shawn Turung, Stephanie Lerma, Rachel Popowcer, Jessamyn Lovell, Cedra Ardec, Valerie Roybal, Angela Berkson, Dana Kleinman, Kelly Eckel, Sally Condon, Jill Christian

Front Gallery
Helen Cozza

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December

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 2, 6 - 8pm
Exhibitions Run: December 2 - 8, 2017

Both Galleries: ((12x12))

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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