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.

Women and Creativity

Wednesday, March 01, 9:00am

Jodie Herrera, Natalee, Oil on Wood, 2016

Women & Creativity

WOMEN & CREATIVITY is an annual, month-long series that celebrates women’s creativity across the disciplines. This year marks the 12th anniversary of the program.

Women & Creativity places particular emphasis on the innovation, exchange and leadership of our community’s most visionary women. Our Featured Events > are curated collaborations; they are inventive, resourceful, inspiring programs that integrate myriad creative fields.

We also continue to highlight dozens of additional statewide partners and their extraordinary exhibitions, performances, workshops and other presentations throughout March — Women’s History Month — on our Women & Creativity Community Calendar >.

We hope that you’ll join us for all of our fantastic events and play along > at home!

For more information, visit the Women & Creativity website >.

Women & Creativity Events @ Harwood
 

ENCOMPASS 2017

Women & Creativity Community Celebration
Harwood’s 25th Anniversary Celebration continues with Encompass: A Multigenerational Art Event features luminary artists of all ages, four exhibition openings, site-specific installations, collaborative art making projects, open studios with 45+ resident artists, live musical and spoken word performances, food trucks, and more!

Saturday, March 4, 5 – 8p @ Harwood Art Center
Free and open to the public

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CREATIVE NETWORKING SALON

A salon-style, casual gathering for women from all fields to build community and find points of intersection for their creativity, work, and projects.

Wednesday, March 29, 5:30 – 7p, @ Harwood Art Center

Presented by: Shastyn Photography & Design and Tractor Brewing
RSVP by email >

Women & Creativity is presented by Artful Life and Harwood Art Center with media partner Edible Santa Fe..Women & Creativity is coordinated by Julia Mandeville, Valerie Martinez, Dr. Shelle Sanchez (founder) with support from Lea Donatelli.

Encompass

Saturday, March 04, 5:00pm

Encompass Opening and Celebration: Saturday, March 4 from 5 - 8p
Exhibitions Run: March 4 - 30, 2017

Escuela del Sol Montessori and Harwood Art Center are pleased to present Encompass, a unique multi-generational art event that takes place annually in March. Featuring four gallery exhibitions, open studios, collaborative art making projects, live music, food trucks and activities for all ages, Encompass is both a reflection of and an offering to our community; this year, we are focusing on art and culture as means of reflection, translation and understanding.

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Exhibitions

Circumstance
Featuring Randy Barton, Dorielle Caimi, Carlos Contreras, Thomas Christopher Haag, Tanesia Hale-Jones Earl McBride, Warren Montoya, Ruben Olguin, and Yoshiko Shimano. {main gallery}

Constellations: Connect the Dots
The elementary students of Escuela del Sol explore their own identity and that of their community through portraits. Self portraits and interactive changeable portraits with moving features help the students share their individual uniqueness and their community’s diversity. Each portrait contributes to the constellation that makes up our community! By adding to, or changing the interactive portraits guests are invited to creatively connect the dots by recognizing the qualities that we all share. {front gallery}

Collected
An exhibition created by youth ages 6 - 14 through Harwood’s community outreach program, Creative Roots.  {south gallery, upstairs}

Conversant
Features artwork made by Harwood’s extended community of studio artists, teaching artists and our practicing artist staff members. {north gallery, upstairs}

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Site Specific Outdoor Commissions

La Joya 2017: Reyes Padilla & Natalie Voelker
A look at the energy and history that still resonates at Harwood. The mural pays homage to the women who were here in the 1920's and 30's when the building was used as a school. While Natalie's work focuses on the embodiment of these women, Reyes' work represents the energy that is still present today. The title, La Joya 2017, references to the name of the Harwood Girls School yearbooks that were used as inspiration for the mural.
{harwood main building facade}

The Roving Table: Community Gathering, Family-Style
Large-scale table installation
Designed to bring people together. Presented by Women in Design: NM and UNM School of Architecture & Planning as part of Women & Creativity.
{harwood front yard}

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Open Studios & Art Sale

Open Studios

Since 1991, Harwood Art Center has provided creative workspaces, exhibition opportunities and professional development programs to local artists. Our 45 Harwood Studio Artists invite you to visit them and view their beautiful wares.

Check out our fabulous studio artists >>

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Community Art Making

Crowning Glory: Create Your Own Crown
Combine found and handmade objets d’arte to create your very own ‘Crowning Glory’ and express your hat-titude with Esceula del Sol Montessori Jr. High Students!

Collected Memory: A Community Project
Create and embellish a unique fish that tells your personal story and will become part of a larger "school" of fish installation! Presented by Jen DePaolo and Helen Atkins.

Missing Persons
Participants are invited to work with artist Jodie Herrera to create a "missing persons" poster with photographs of themselves (bring one along!) and a written or personal expression of what they feel is currently missing in our community, our country, our world. The posters will become part of a collaborative installation during Harwood's social justice exhibitions in September.

Look The Other Way
Share and screenprint your reflections with DRY MTN. for an interactive art making project inspired by the ideas of building up and tearing down walls, of defining and crossing borders, of belonging and alienation -- personal, political, social, metaphorical and real.

Photo Booth
Celebrate your self(ie) in our Photo Booth.

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Food and Entertainment

Music
Burque SOL
{dining hall}

Food Trucks
Irrational Pie
Karibu Cafe
Street Food Blvd.
Pop Fizz

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Women & Creativity

In March 2017, coordinators Harwood Art Center and Artful Life mark Women & Creativity’s 12th year with a curated slate of featured programs and over 70 community-organized events in a wide array of disciplines. At Encompass, Women & Creativity offers a community art making project with Jodie Herrera,a pop up exhibition of our international poet and artist trading cards project, and WiD – UNM’s “the roving table.”

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Image Credits, top to bottom: Yoshiko Shimano; Solana P.; Hex Project at Hayes Middle School; Jean Kondek; Maude Andrade courtesy of Christina Kennedy at Pop Studio; Jodie Herrera

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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Upcoming Exhibitions

Friday, May 05, 6:00pm

May

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

Main Gallery
Christian Gallegos

Front Gallery
Joanna Keane Lopez

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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

Kris Mills

Current 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 am back in a studio at Harwood for the second time after 4 years. This time I’m using the studio to do serigraphy with my collaborative friend Tom Loeb. Last 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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